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Kucinich Condemns NATO Strike in Afghanistan


Says Command should be Held Responsible

Congressman Dennis Kucinich

Congressman Dennis Kucinich

Washington D.C. – Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), a leading Congressional voice calling for an immediate withdrawal from Afghanistan and Iraq, yesterday released the following statement after media reports that a U.S. airstrike on two stolen fuel transport vehicles left as many as 90 dead, including 40 civilians and a ten-year old child:

“News reports covering today’s attack by the U.S. command southwest of Kunduz province show that the good intentions of NATO forces in Afghanistan are not sufficient. If we want to avoid killing innocent civilians, we must end the war,” said Kucinich

After two fuel tankers were reportedly stolen by Taliban insurgents, a U.S. airstrike was carried out that took the lives of an unknown number of innocent Afghans. «Read the rest of this article»

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Stretch your food budget with healthy fruits and veggies


September is National Fruits & Veggies-More Matters Month

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville – The Department of Health is offering tips to help home cooks include the bountiful variety of fruits and vegetables in their meals while making the most of their food budget as part of the observance of National Fruits & Veggies – More Matters Month.

“It is imperative that all Tennesseans have ready access to fresh fruits and vegetables so the right food choice can be the easy choice,” said Health Commissioner Susan R. Cooper, MSN, RN. “Careful spending doesn’t mean you have to eat less healthy foods. Eating fruits and vegetables is a sound investment in long-term health, and can be a very inexpensive part of a healthy lifestyle.”

Fresh Vegatables at the City of Clarksville's Downtown Market

Fresh Vegatables at the City of Clarksville's Downtown Market

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Clarksville Receives grant to plant trees from the TN Department of Agriculture


top-spot-logoOn September 1st, the City of Clarksville received confirmation from the Tennessee Department of Agriculture that the City will receive an Ice Storm Recover Grant in the amount of $20,000 to plant one hundred trees at Heritage Park. The Ice Storm Recovery Grant money comes from the USDA Forest Service’s Urban and Community Forestry program, and was made available to Tennessee communities within the seven counties which suffered tree damage from the January 2009 ice storm.

The trees will be planted along the North edge of the park either this fall or early next spring. The primary purpose of the tree planting project will be to provide a wind break for the soccer fields, as well as to provide beautification along 101st Airborne Division Parkway. Several species of evergreen trees; including Southern Magnolia, will be used.

The City Forester, Clint Patterson, applied for the grant with the support of Clarksville’s Tree Board and with help from City Grants Coordinator Ron McClurg.

Heritage Park Sports Complex

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