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Safety Precautions Can Sometimes Create Other Problems


From the first time some nut case tampered with food by inserting poison in a package in the grocery store, manufacturers have become increasingly aware of packaging their products so that no tampering can occur.

That’s great for keeping us all safe and I applaud their efforts—but I have a problem. Over the years, my hands have become increasingly weaker and I don’t have the strength to break your codes!

I worked as the office manager for the music department at the University of Virginia for several years. The woman who had that job before me was quite tall and I’m quite short. The desk and computer equipment that fit her was a disaster for me. Because I was reaching up to type at a height for a taller person, I began to have difficulty with my hands and arms. Something resembling carpal tunnel syndrome resulted. I had to wear braces on my arms, go to physical therapy and take pain medication. Amazingly, after I was given a new desk and ergonomically sound computer equipment, I found that my hands and arms were getting better.

Unfortunately, the process had begun and has resulted in my having problems years later. My hands sometimes lose their grip and I drop things. I also have difficulty opening jars. «Read the rest of this article»

School closings for Friday January 29th 2010


Due to the inclement weather, the public schools will be closed today in Montgomery County. A determination about extracurricular events and activities will be made at 11 a.m. on Friday.

On Friday, Jan. 29 – Fort Campbell will operate on a 2-hour delay. Inclement weather and mission-essential personnel should report at normal time, all others are authorized a two-hour delay from normal reporting time. Fort Campbell schools will be closed Friday, Jan. 29. Updates will be provided as necessary.

Austin Peay State University LogoAPSU’s Main campus is open, Ft. Campbell will open at 9:30am. University officials are closely monitoring weather conditions and predictions for the Montgomery County area and Austin Peay Campuses. Currently, plans are for the University’s main campus to remain open and operating on a normal schedule on Friday, Jan. 29, 2010. They will post updates on the University home page as conditions change. If University officials decide a delay or closing is necessary, such decisions will be posted to the web and distributed through text and email alerts immediately. Information will also be recorded on the main phone line, (931) 221-7011, and disseminated through local media. However, there are often delays in getting this information to area media. Please check the APSU website for the most current information.

Other closings: «Read the rest of this article»

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