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Obama overturns Bush decision to cut international funding for family planning


family-planningWithout a doubt, President Barack Obama hit the ground running this week, putting pen to paper and reversing a Bush administration ruling that kept U.S. dollars from funding worldwide family planning clinics that promote abortion and counseling services related to abortion and family planning. Until today, the law prohibited any organization receiving family-planning funds from the U.S. Agency for International Development from offering abortions or counseling for abortions.

President Obama said he did not want family planning to be used a “political wedge” and refused to continue that “stale and fruitless debate.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Space exploration: Astronaut Jon McBride to speak at APSU


jon-mcbrideRetired Capt. Jon A. McBride will speak of his space exploration experiences at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 28 in the APSU Morgan University Center, ballrooms B and C. The public is invited to attend this event at no charge.  McBride’s appearance is sponsored by the APSU Govs Programming Council.

Selected as an astronaut candidate by NASA in January 1978, McBride became an astronaut in August 1979. His NASA assignments have included lead chase pilot for the maiden voyage of Columbia and pilot of STS 41-G, which launched from Kennedy Space Center on Oct. 5, 1984, aboard the Orbiter Challenger. «Read the rest of this article»

River District Commission to meet


City Hall facing Legion StreetThe River District Commission will meet January 28 at 4 p.m. in the Mayor’s office Conference Room to hear the following agenda:


II.      ANNOUNCE MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE  (VERIFY QUORUM) «Read the rest of this article»

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Magdalene House residents to visit UU Fellowship


magdaleneOn Sunday, January 25th at 10:30, the Unitarian Universalists Fellowship of Clarksville will host speakers from Nashville’s Magdalene House.  Everyone is invited to attend and learn about their program.

What is Magdalene House?

Women with a criminal history of prostitution and addiction are invited to stay up to two years in one of our homes rent free, in a community with other residents and no live-in staff.
During their stay, we provide a plan that is individualized for each woman that includes medical care, therapy, opportunities for addiction recovery, education and employment. Presently we have five houses and also provide an emergency safe house for four women. Our program also involves returning to the streets where Nashville prostitutes frequent as part of our continued outreach. «Read the rest of this article»

Celebrate “change” at Silke’s Tonight!


barack-2“It’s a new day!”

That’s the theme of a gathering to be held at Silke’s Old World Breads, 1214 A College Street, on January 24 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

That’s the theme of a gathering to be held at Silke’s Old World Breads, 1214 A College Street, on January 24 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Written on the invitational flyer are these words: “Despite the turmoil in our country, we would like to celebrate the Inauguration of our new president and usher in an era of positive change and hope for peace and prosperity for all.” «Read the rest of this article»

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