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Prostate Cancer Challenge 5K Run/Walk opens Prostate Cancer Awareness Month


Registration now open for Nashville September 6 Centennial Park event. Participants and sponsors are needed. Community awareness outreach seeks to reduce impact of deadly disease among men and especially African American men.

Lelan Staton - Meteorologist WTVF

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. To mark the event, Baptist Hospital and Urology Associates will present Nashville’s Inaugural Great Prostate Cancer Challenge 5K Run/Walk. The Challenge will be held September 6 at 7:30 AM at Centennial Park, rain or shine. The course begins and ends in Centennial Park. Event registration is $20 pre-race and $25 on race day.

Awards will be given to the top male and female runners overall, top male and female runners in various age groups, top fundraising team and largest team. Eligible participants will also receive a free voucher for a prostate cancer screening from Urology Associates. Lelan Staton, meteorologist at WTVF, NewsChannel 5, will serve as master of ceremonies for the one-day event. «Read the rest of this article»

“The Naughty Chair” tames the dangerous side of independence


Main Entry: naugh·ty Pronunciation: \ˈnȯ-tē, ˈnä-\
Function: adjective
Inflected Form(s): naugh·ti·er; naugh·ti·est
Etymology: Middle English noughti, from nought Date: 14th century
1 a: archaic: vicious in moral character. Check
1 b: guilty of disobedience or misbehavior. Check,check
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Being a former Preschool teacher I understood that sooner or later I would have to institute a “Time-Out” area for my toddler. However, I didn’t realize it would be sooner, rather than later.

As I saw the approaching need I began to scout out local antique stores and Malls, yard sales, garage sales, and Ma and Pa, Grandma, and Grandpa’s attics, looking for just the right stool. Requirements were as follows: «Read the rest of this article»

Gustav builds slowly; New Orleans and Louisiana coast in its path


While most journalistic eyes are fixed on politics and Election 2008, there’s a storm brewing to our South and a pre-emptive protective plan underway to save lives and hopefully prevent a repeat performance of the Katrina disaster. A memorial service was being held at 9:38  a.m. today, the time the first levee was breached in the Katrina hurricane that claimed 1800 lives.

National Hurricane Center map shows the projected path of Gustav, which is expected to be a Cat 3 or higher storm when it makes landfall. In its path, New orleans, which is already preparing to evacuate parts of the city.

Last week hurricane-savvy Floridians learned the kind of devastation a tropical storm, albeit a persistent one, can do. Fay ambled leisurely across the state with three landfalls and rain measured by the foot. Now tropical storm Gustav, currently cruising the shores of Cuba, is poised to hit the warm Gulf of Mexico waters and exploded into a Category 3, possible a Cat 4, storm before it rocks the coastline of east Texas or Louisiana. «Read the rest of this article»

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Obama “accepts the nomination” and rouses crowd with a 21st century platform


The complete text of Obama’s Convention speech follows this article.

“Yes we can.” Yes we can.” The mantra of the Obama for President campaign.


Cheers, applause as the audience begins its standing ovation for Sen. Barack Obama's DNC Convention Speech

Montgomery County Democratic Headquarters rang out with cheers and applause Thursday night as a full house watched Sen. Barack Obama address the nation and lay out the issues facing America today. Invesco Stadium in Denver was tightly packed with an estimated 4,000 Democratic National Convention delegates and another 80,000 every day Americans eager to watch as a new page in American history was written. «Read the rest of this article»

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