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Flying high: Adrenalin rush comes with a sense of peace

 

Clarksville Online spent several days at Outlaw Field in late September, garnering a new respect and understanding of the role this small airfield and its’ businesses bring to the community. Over the next four days, we’ll give you an inside look at the business and the adventure that is Outlaw Field.

Christine Piesyk goes over specifications card

Flight check...

Growing up outside New England’s largest Air Force Base, I was always captivated by flying, both the small jets and the huge bombers that once a year would be on display for air base “open houses.” Years later, I found myself in the envious position of being paid to do things like hot air ballooning, soaring in a glider over the Vermont mountains, racing along the ridges of a mountain in small Cessna with a pilot whose feet barely reached the pedals. Exhilarating. Intoxicating. Adventure.

When the opportunity to try my hand at piloting a Cessna arrived, I reached out and grabbed it. No second thoughts. I stepped onto the tarmac aiming for the passenger door.

“No, you take the left side…” my flight instructor said. Without a bit of hesitation, I headed around the place and took the “driver’s seat.” «Read the rest of this article»


Sports psychology professor to analyze contestants on “Dancing with the Stars”

 

Gregg Steinberg

Key “sports psychology” into the search field on YouTube.com, and Gregg Steinberg’s image is among the top video results.

Steinberg, an associate professor of health and human performance at Austin Peay State University, is a noted sports psychologist and frequent media personality on national television networks such as CNN and the Golf Channel to speak about the mindset of an athletic champion.

He will do the same Oct. 28 when he appears on ABC’s hit competition show, “Dancing With the Stars,” to analyze the mental toughness of the remaining contestants. Steinberg said the show’s producers contacted him two weeks ago after discovering him through a YouTube Web site search of sports psychology experts.

“I will be analyzing objectively by listening to what the contestants say, paying attention to body language and watching the performance,” he said. “I’ll be discussing why the dancers got kicked off the program and make recommendations for the dancers still in the contest.” «Read the rest of this article»


Trail of Tears Commemorative Day to kick off 11th Annual Inter-Tribal PowWow

 

The Trail of Tears Commemorative Day will lead off the Native Cultural Circle’s annual Inter-Tribal PowWow. The Port Royal site is the only remaining uncovered segment of the original trail in Tennessee.

October 11 and 12th. Mark your calendars. The second weekend of October is just around the corner. That means the Native Cultural Circle’s Inter-Tribal PowWow is here. Every year the group hosts the annual two-day powwow as a means of educating the general public about Tennessee’s native peoples traditions, culture and customs.

Clarksville is blessed, in that the powwow site has truly historic significance, because it is staged adjacent to last remaining uncovered segment of the Trail of Tears in Tennessee. The land is included in the Port Royal State Historic Park, where the quiet beauty of the area is well suited to the occasion. «Read the rest of this article»




Residents turn out in record numbers for voter registration

 

In Montgomery County on Friday, October 3, the line of prospective voters stretched snakelike inside the building, out the door, and down the sidewalk: black, white, Hispanic, old, young. Soldiers, students, young moms, older men. All ready to sign on the dotted line. Today, October 6, the last day to register to vote, some 80 people were in line at 2:30 in the afternoon, patiently waiting to register. At Montgomery County Democratic Party headquarters on Saturday, several dozen prospective voters registered, with another 15 coming through the door by noon Monday.

With just hours to go, prospective voters wait in line to register at the Montgomery County Election Commission.

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