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APSU Lady Govs Track and Field soar to third place finish in 2015 OVC Outdoor Championships

 

Austin Peay Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University battled to the end of a rainy second day of competition at Saturday’s 2015 Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships, bulling its way into a third-place team finish at its home facility.

Austin Peay Women's Track and Field comes in third in OVC Outdoor Championships. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Track and Field comes in third in OVC Outdoor Championships. (APSU Sports Information)

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Land Between the Lakes’ Golden Pond Planetarium and Observatory Summer Evening Shows and Star Parties

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLOffice of Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Summer Evening Planetarium Shows begin May 30th with Firefall at Golden Pond Planetarium followed by a Star Party.

Friends of Land Between The Lakes will present additional 8pm evening planetarium shows and star parties on select Saturdays during June, July, August, and September. Admission is $5.00 ages 13 and up, $3,00 ages 5-12, and free for ages 4 and under.

A child learning how to look through a telescope. (LBL Staff)

A child learning how to look through a telescope. (LBL Staff)

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APSU Governors Baseball games today vs. Evansville Purple Aces canceled; season ends

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – Today’s Austin Peay State University baseball games against Evansville have been canceled due to heavy rain at Raymond C. Hand Park and will not be rescheduled.

Austin Peay vs. Evansville Purple Aces games canceled today due to rain. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay vs. Evansville Purple Aces games canceled today due to rain. (APSU Sports Information)

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Fort Campbell 541st Transportation Company soldiers conduct Convoy Operations training

 

Written by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from the 541st Transportation Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, conducted convoy operations training May 12th at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

It was the second day of training during a five-day field training exercise. The transportation company established their unit area deep in Fort Campbell’s back-forty training reservation.

Sgt. David Esquivel, a motor transport operator with the 541st Transportation Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, gives Soldiers a convoy brief May 12th, 2015, at Fort Campbell, KY. As an assistant convoy commander, he ensured the safety and accountability of his Soldiers during a five-day field training exercise. (Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

Sgt. David Esquivel, a motor transport operator with the 541st Transportation Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, gives Soldiers a convoy brief May 12th, 2015, at Fort Campbell, KY. As an assistant convoy commander, he ensured the safety and accountability of his Soldiers during a five-day field training exercise. (Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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Austin Peay State University Baseball’s Logan Gray named a semifinalist for NCBWA’s Howser Award

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUDallas, TX – Austin Peay State University infielder Logan Gray was named one of 35 semifinalists for the Dick Howser Award, Friday, presented by Easton Foundations and selected by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. The award, given to the top player in collegiate baseball, is based on two rounds of national voting.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation to show Jurassic Park tonight at Movies in the Park

 

Movies in the ParkClarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville and Convergys are excited to announce Jurassic Park is coming to the big screen Saturday, May 16th as part of the 2015 Movies in the Park. Jurassic Park (PG-13), originally premiering in 1993, tells the story of a group of scientists who manage to bring dinosaurs back to life.

They must then deal with the unexpected consequences of their actions. The new Jurassic World is set to release this summer, making Saturday the perfect time to relive the original Jurassic Park story.

Jurassic Park plays this Saturday at Heritage Park.

Jurassic Park plays this Saturday at Heritage Park.

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Clarksville remembers fallen Officers during Police Memorial Day Ceremony

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – A crowd of about seventy people gathered at Clarksville Police Headquarters this morning to observe Police Memorial Day and to honor the lives of those gave all for their community.

Clarksville Police Chief Al Ansley thanked those who attended and read a letter from a citizen thanking local officers for their courage and protection. He reminded the audience of the many officers who have already been killed this year and how they received so much less coverage and attention than those rare officers who are accused of misconduct.

Fallen Officers remembered at Clarksville Police Memorial Day Ceremony.

Fallen Officers remembered at Clarksville Police Memorial Day Ceremony.

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APSU Track and Field has Four Lady Govs set school records at OVC Outdoor Championships

 

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN – Four Austin Peay State University school records fell on Day One of an oft-interrupted 2015 Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Championships at Governors Stadium.

At the close of the first day of competition, Austin Peay sits in sixth place with 19 points; Southeast Missouri leads the women’s event with 38.5 points at the close of Day One, followed by Murray State and Eastern Illinois (32).

Austin Peay Track and Field begin Day 2 of OVC Outdoor Championships today. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Track and Field begin Day 2 of OVC Outdoor Championships today. (APSU Sports Information)

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Memorializes Three Tennesseans who gave the Ultimate Sacrifice

 

Missing in Action Soldiers Among Those Remembered

Tennessee Department of Veterans AffairsNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam joined Tennessee Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder and Major General Terry “Max” Haston of the Tennessee Military Department to pay tribute to three Tennesseans who gave the ultimate sacrifice, including two service members previously missing in action for several decades.

Haslam presented surviving family members with the Honor and Remember Flag and an Iris which is the official state flower.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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NASA’s Mars rover Opportunity completes Martian Marathon in 11 years

 

Written by Dr. Tony Phillips
Science at NASA

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, D.C. – On Earth, the fastest runners can finish a marathon in hours. On Mars it takes about 11 years.

On Tuesday, March 24th 2015, NASA’s Mars rover Opportunity completed its first Red Planet marathon– 26.219 miles – with a finish time of roughly 11 years and two months.

“This mission isn’t about setting distance records; it’s about making scientific discoveries,” says Steve Squyres, Opportunity principal investigator at Cornell University. “Still, running a marathon on Mars feels pretty cool.”

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