APSU Men’s Basketball
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay literally has to hit the reset button as it prepares to face Eastern Kentucky, 7:00pm, Saturday at the Dunn Center, as both teams resume Ohio Valley Conference play.
First of all, the Governors quickly must put behind them Thursday’s disappointing 70-68 overtime defeat at Memphis.
Secondly, the Govs literally have to change their focus from the fast-paced style fashioned by Memphis to a more methodical approach provided by Eastern Kentucky. In fact, EKU’s renown 1-3-1 zone defense also will affect contest’s tempo.
Early Registration Discount On Selected Courses
Clarksville, TN – Develop a new skill, explore a new idea, learn a new language, or seek a new career with one of the spring classes from Austin Peay State University’s Center for Extended and Distance Education. Register early and receive a 10 percent discount on selected courses.
Preregistration is required for each course. «Read the rest of this article»
Identity Theft on the Rise During Holiday Season; Whether Shopping Online or at the Mall, Be Vigilant
I.I.I. Offers Crime Prevention and Insurance Tips to Weary Shoppers
New York, NY – With everything easily available from wines and perfumes to electronics and toys, online shopping is an increasingly attractive alternative to braving the local mall during the holidays. However, it can also pose a risk to your identity, according to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.).
As online shopping becomes increasingly popular, more and more people are going to the Internet to take care of their holiday purchases. Seventy-two percent of U.S. online consumers say they will shop online for holiday gifts this season, according to exclusive research conducted for Internet Retailer. And this year’s Cyber Monday (the Monday after Black Friday, a focus point for online holiday retail sales promotions) was a case in point, proving to be the busiest online-shopping day in U.S. history, with sales reaching $1.03 billion, up 16 percent from a year ago, according to comScore Inc.
Fort Campbell, KY – A 101st Airborne Division Soldier died December 15th after being struck by small arms fire in Ghazni province, Afghanistan.
Specialist Sean R. Cutsforth, 22, of Radford, VA, was an Infantryman assigned to Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).
He joined the Army in September 2008 and arrived at Fort Campbell in February 2009. Cutsforth’s awards and decorations include: Army Commendation Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon; North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal and Combat Infantryman Badge.
Cutsforth is survived by his wife, Ashley L. Cutsforth of Clarksville, Tennessee; mother Vickie L. Cutsforth of Manassas, VA, and father, Robert. H. Cutsforth, of Gainseville, VA.
Written by U.S. Army 1st Lt. R.J. Peek
Ghazni Province, Afghanistan – Thousands of miles from Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, the Soldiers of Task Force Iron Rakkasan had just one thing on their minds; Army football.
TF Iron Rakkasan filled the conference room at Forward Operating Base Andar with West Point alumni and fellow supporters of the Army football team December 12th as the Army attempted to break an 8-year losing streak against Navy. This is the 111th meeting between the teams.
Traverse City, MI – Vanna Gassmann, a senior at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee, was one of six students selected from across the country to receive a $2,000 scholarship from the American Proficiency Institute (API).
“Medical laboratory scientists perform a key function in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of disease,” explained Daniel C. Edson, API President. “The API Scholarship Program seeks to recognize and reward some of the brightest students from around the country entering this critical field.”
With Just Eight Days Before Christmas, Kmart Offers Deep Discounts on Must-Have Toys
Hoffman Estates, IL – Today, Kmart announced it will offer last-minute holiday shoppers reduced prices(1) on more than 1,400 must-have toys to help shoppers finish their Christmas lists. Just last week, the average person admitted they had only completed nearly half of their holiday shopping, leaving most Americans with a lot of shopping to still do, according to National Retail Federation’s 2010 Holiday Consumer Intentions and Actions Survey, conducted by BIGresearch.
With so many last minute cost-conscious shoppers, Kmart is helping make this holiday season easier and more affordable for all families. In addition to extended store hours, Kmart will offer special deals on toys starting today through December 24th so customers can still get fabulous gifts at a great value. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – Americans throw away up to 25 percent more trash between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day than at any other time of the year, but with some simple tips – you can make your holidays green, while saving a little money.
“From giving environmentally friendly gifts to unique decorating tips, there are a host of basic steps we can take to reduce waste without sacrificing tradition,” said Environment and Conservation Deputy Commissioner Paul Sloan. “These tips reflect ways we can celebrate the holidays and still treat the earth with kindness.” «Read the rest of this article»
Written by Spc. Christina Sinders
Paktika Province, Afghanistan – Actor Robin Williams, country music singer Kix Brooks from the duo Brooks and Dunn, and Hall of Fame songwriter Bob Dipiero visited Soldiers from Task Force Currahee as part of a USO show December 15th.
“It is an honor to be out here,” Brooks said. “As an American citizen, it is my honor to come out here and visit with the brave men and women of the United States military who are over here protecting our nation and defending our freedom.”
Clarksville, TN – Eight students at Austin Peay State University have been selected for inclusion in Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges for the 2010-11 academic year. «Read the rest of this article»
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