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Stories from Sunday, July 19, 2009

Local educator says Apollo helped US engineering dominance (07/19/09)
On Monday, the world will celebrate the 40th anniversary of man's first steps on the moon, and Billy Hix of Shelbyville will be among those cheering. Hix, a professor of education technologies at Motlow State Community College, is also an educational consultant for NASA, helping to try to show educators better ways to teach science and engineering. He will join other NASA employees on Monday at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center for a celebration of Apollo 11's "one giant step for mankind."...
Pleasant weather benefits 'Stuff the School Bus' (07/19/09)
Saturday's perfect weather may have contributed to the success of the "Stuff the School Bus" day at Wal-Mart. The welcome relief from the recent blazing heat brought many shoppers out for the weekend and that probably meant more donations to help students in the county get ready for school, which begins in just a few short weeks...
Parkers escape jail terms in track incident (07/19/09)
With no previous criminal record, two brothers who were found guilty of a variety of assault charges stemming from an incident at Duck River Speedway last summer walked free Friday after sentencing was handed down in the case. Circuit Court Judge Lee Russell sentenced Marvin Bobby Parker to a total of four years on the charges of reckless aggravated assault, two counts of simple assault, and reckless endangerment...
Walters joins race for state House seat (07/19/09)
Casey Walters of Fayetteville has announced his candidacy for the 62nd District Tennessee House of Representatives seat in the Aug. 27 Republican primary. Walters, a resident of Lincoln County since 1999, was raised in Memphis, where he worked as a deputy court clerk for the Criminal Court clerk's office in Shelby County...
Federal charges filed against child porn suspect (07/19/09)
A Shelbyville man was taken into federal custody this week on charges he downloaded movie files from the Internet consisting of child pornography. Richard James Kunna, Jr., 20, was arrested as the result of a joint investigation by Detective Lt. Pat Mathis of the Shelbyville Police Department and Special Agent Richard Poff of the Federal Bureau of Investigation...
Intoxicated driver has six children in vehicle (07/19/09)
A woman who had six small children in her car was charged with DUI and drug offenses after allegedly almost striking a car on Barksdale Lane late Thursday night, Shelbyville police said. Children ages 9, 8, 7, 5, 2 and 6 months were in a car driven by Marcy Dehavenloy Grier, 43, of Burt Street, Officer Waymond Boyd said...
Slew of errors finish off Legion in state (07/19/09)
It was hardly the end to their summer Shelbyville Post 23 sought as eight errors led to a 9-5 elimination-game loss to Tullahoma in the Junior American Legion state tournament at Powers Field in Manchester on Friday. Tullahoma jumped on top with three runs in the first inning and increased their advantage to 8-0 before Post 23 got the bats going...
Shelbyville women have visited every continent (07/19/09)
Not many people can say that they have traveled to all seven continents. However, local residents Louise Armstrong and Nancy Barnett can. Armstrong has visited 41 countries and Barnett only trails her by two, having visited 39. The two recently returned from a 23-day trip to China, adding one more country to their already substantial list. They traveled with a group and had a bilingual tour guide...
A mother's struggle with breastfeeding (07/19/09)
Last week, my six-year-old Tessa and I talked some about the new baby we are expecting, and the discussion led to feeding. She asked me if we were going to use bottles, and I told her I was hoping to breastfeed the baby and had tried with her, which didn't work out so well...
Hot cucumber number (07/19/09)
With summer heat in full force, I wanted to follow up last week's refreshing jicama salad with another unique summer salad. In all honesty, I really wanted to make a creamy cucumber salad, the kind with sour cream, vinegar, and dill (Yummy!) but I figured that just about everyone has tried cucumber salad and has their own version of how to make it....
Young reader gets the buzz from Potter stories (07/19/09)
Pottermania is back again -- and with it, the anti-Potters, who associate our boy wizard with the anti-Christ. I don't care. My youngest son, who rarely reads anything longer than a thought balloon in a comic strip or a direction code on a computer game, has just started reading the series for the first time, and as far as I'm concerned -- that's magic! He's already finished the first one, and it took him about a week just to get through the first chapter. ...
Letters to the Editor, July 19 (07/19/09)
To the Editor: Recently, the Bedford County Baseball League asked our family to participate in the Awards Day for the league. We were thrilled to be asked to present the trophies to the "Diaper League." Our family has been involved in youth baseball for years, and we were grateful for this opportunity...