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CPD seeks public assistance on armed robbery case


Ukau W. Snedeker

The Clarksville Police Department is requesting help from the public in locating Ukau W. Snedeker (DOB: 3/10/1990).  He has warrants on file for Criminal Conspiracy and Criminal Responsibility for an Aggravated Robbery committed at 2804 Wilma Rudolph Blvd. (Advance America).

On February 22, 2008, at approximately 6:15 p.m, two individuals entered Advance America on 2804 Wilma Rudolph Blvd armed with handguns and demanded all the money.  The suspects fled the business after taking an undisclosed amount of money.  Warrants have been issued for Ukau W. Snedeker’s involvement in the robbery.

Contact 911 if you know where Snedeker is located or call the Tipsline at 931-645-8477.

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The Snowman: Perennial enchantment



This review ran in Clarksville Online on Nov. 29, 2006. But as my granddaughter and I unpacked my collection of snowmen for the coming holiday, my carefully wrapped musical plush Snowman emerged, to the delight of both of us. Everything else was dropped as we sat in the living room, puling the cord that triggered a music box version of the film’s hit song: Walking in the Air. As a Christmas gift idea for the child all of us, and a reminder of just how good animation can be, I reprint this review, with an updated video clip. Enjoy.

I can’t recall how many copies of The Snowman I’ve bought over the years, but it’s been quite a few. I usually end up giving them away to children who watch and are captivated by its’ magic. And then I buy another copy.

To the uninitiated, The Snowman is a delightful, animated short film about a young boy, James, who builds a snowman that springs to life as midnight chimes. It has only a few lines of introduction at the beginning; the remainder of the film is a symphonic soundtrack that follows their adventures, first as Snowman explores James’ world, putting on pants with suspenders, trying on hats, discovering a music box and the dangerous warmth of a fire. James and his fantasy creation dance across the floor of the house before heading outside, where the he and Snowman, in his mossy green hat and scarf embark on a journey north, racing through the forest and flying through the sky to a magical gathering of snowpeople in the far, far north.

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New Immigration Law change seeks exclusion of Sharia Law


Rep. Tom Tancredo

New immigration law change adds conditions for immigrants seeking admission to the U.S. Foreswearing advocacy of Sharia Law to become an additional condition for visa and citizenship. Tennessee legislator co-sponsors anti-sharia law legislation.

During the 110th Congress, Rep. Tom Tancredo, (R-CO) introduced HR 6975, known as the Jihad Prevention Act. He introduced this legislation shortly after the United Kingdom voted to isanction the inclusion of Sharia Law into the English Law system. Tancredo’s bill would require aliens to attest that they will not advocate installing a Sharia Law System in the United States. This declaration would be required of all aliens seeking entry to the United States either via citizenship, naturalization or visa. This stipulation would be added to requirements already in place for all aliens seeking to enter our country. Tennessee Rep. Zach Wamp, (R-3rd US District) has signed on as a co-sponsor of the bill. The bill is still before the Judiciary Committee. «Read the rest of this article»

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The Open Appointments Act: Who sits on OUR appointed bodies?


In what can only best be described as an ongoing irritant to many citizens, the invisibility of the composition of the various city and county governments’ appointed decision-making/regulatory bodies has long grated the public’s collective nerve. Appointments are announced at meetings but the appointees are rarely, if ever, present or brought before the public’s view. Such actions do little to bestow or increase public trust in the appointment system and the results thereof.

In an effort to better understand this process, a review of the state law addressing minority and non-minority representation in the composition of such appointed bodies has resulted in some insightful information. The TCA has addressed this issue of promoting and actually encouraging the participation of minorities on statutorily appointed regulatory government sub-entities. This is a commendable effort that goes a long way in encouraging the involvement of all elements of our citizenry in the operation and functioning of our government. Sadly, it is not a perfect tool but still one that could have profound impact if actively applied. «Read the rest of this article»

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