KNOXVILLE Winning over 14 state teams that competed in the 36th annual National 4 H Forestry Invitational from Sunday, July 26, through Thursday, July 30, the Tennessee team placed first. Teams from New York and Alabama placed second and third, respectively. Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Ohio, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia were also represented at this year’s Invitational..
This year, after a solid but unremarkable day one on the Wabigoon chain of lakes yielded a five fish weight of 12.08 pounds, the father and son duo quietly weighed in an outstanding 20.68 lbs. Basket of fish among them 8.98 lbs and a 7.48 lbs. Lunker walleyes on day two of the tournament.
69 by Prospects Nation, Blackburn was ranked as the No. 17 post in the country by ESPN coming out of high school last year. A hard working, team first power forward that has tendencies in her game similar to Kelsey Griffin and Emily Cady (both had more than 1,400 points and 1,000 rebounds in four year careers as starters), Blackburn earned a start alongside fellow freshmen Jessica Shepard and Maddie Simon in the season opening win over Arkansas Pine Bluff.
Personal Essay Applicants must complete an essay as part of the application process. The essay should be two to three pages, double spaced with one inch margins, 12 pt. Font, and should describe your interest in occupational therapy. Backscatter machines also can be found in the Los Angeles, Chicago and Boston airports and at New York’s JFK.The agency also uses more than 540 millimeter wave scanners, considered a safer option because they don’t rely on radiation. Those machines are in use at Miami and Palm Beach international airports.That prompted a renewed wave of concern in the United States.”Why would you buy a machine that emits radiation if you could buy one that didn’t?” said Broward County Mayor John Rodstrom, a frequent flier who makes it a point to avoid the scanners.At Rodstrom’s urging, the Broward County Commission asked the TSA to consider removing backscatter scanners from the Fort Lauderdale airport unless the agency can prove the machines are safe.TSA: Scanners safeFrom the moment the machines were introduced in Fort Lauderdale, in May 2010, the TSA asserted they are safe for all passengers, emitting less radiation than the amount travelers receive during two minutes of flying in an airliner.”The safety and security of the traveling public is TSA’s number one priority, and TSA would not use technology that could jeopardize the health of passengers or our employees,” agency spokeswoman Sari Koshetz said.However, comparing the scanners’ radiation to that received during an airline flight is “misleading,” according to a group of scientists from the University of California, San Francisco.They said the cosmic radiation that infiltrates airliners is absorbed by the whole body and is thus less dangerous than the low level radiation of the scanners, which permeates only the skin and underlying tissues. In addition to Dauer’s concerns, they said blood and male testicles could be endangered.In a letter to the Obama administration, John Sedat, a professor emeritus in biochemistry and head of the University of California group, said scanner radiation poses a particular risk to those over age 65 and intensifies the danger to people who already have cancer or HIV.