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Dr. David von Palko, professor of communication and manager of WAPX FM-Magic 91.7, published a letter to the editor Feb. 3 in The Leaf-Chronicle. In his letter, von Palko addressed the controversy surrounding Janet Jacksons Super Bowl half-time performance and pointed out the lack of public outcry regarding Kid Rocks use of the flag as a piece of wearing apparel.
Dr. David von Palko, professor of communication and manager of WAPX FM-Magic 91.7, published a letter to the editor Feb. 3 in The Leaf-Chronicle. In his letter, von Palko addressed the controversy surrounding Janet Jackson's Super Bowl half-time performance and pointed out the lack of public outcry regarding Kid Rock's “use of the flag as a piece of wearing apparel.”

The Clarksville/Community Concert Artist Series presentation of the Turtle Island String Quartet's Valentine's Day concert at Austin Peay was featured on the front page of The Leaf-Chronicle's “Living” section Feb. 11. The story offered comments from Dr. Allen Henderson, associate professor of music, and Douglas Droste, assistant professor of music.

The Leaf-Chronicle's Feb. 12 edition included a letter to the editor from John Miller, who suggested Austin Peay students be recruited to “help figure out” the city's $422,000 unused financial software system.

Austin Peay student David Boyd was featured on the front page of The Leaf-Chronicle's “Local” section Feb. 12. Boyd's genealogy report for an African-American studies class has led him to chronicle the history of Cabin Row near Southside.

“The Red Men,” Austin Peay's new unofficial mascots, made the front page of The Leaf-Chronicle Feb. 13. The men in red were pictured in a crowd shot during a recent Govs basketball game and featured in the story, “Red Men ignite Govs crowd.”

The Leaf-Chronicle's Feb. 13 edition ran an editorial stating Gov. Phil Bredesen's proposal to ask state colleges to raise a third of the cost of capital renovation projects is “asking too much” of smaller universities, like Austin Peay, which would have to raise $2.4 million to help fund the $7.3 million renovation of the McCord Building.

A reminder about the Heart & Soul walking clinic, which kicked off the countywide health initiative at Governors Stadium last Saturday, appeared in The Leaf-Chronicle Feb. 14.

The front page of The Leaf-Chronicle's Feb. 14 “Living” section featured a story on The Oxymorons and their annual “Dance Your Heart Out for Missions” fundraiser at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. The Oxymorons are Dr. Tim Winters, associate professor of Greek and Latin, Dr. Mickey Wadia, professor of English, Dr. Stanley Yates, professor of music, and APSU alum Ray Carroll.

The kickoff for Heart & Soul, a communitywide walking program co-sponsored at Austin Peay, was featured on the front page of The Leaf-Chronicle's “Local” section Feb. 15.

The Center for Extended and Distance Education's March offerings appeared in The Leaf-Chronicle Feb. 16.

Austin Peay theatre student Julie Scott was quoted in The Leaf-Chronicle story “Young voters holding key to elections” Feb. 16.

The front page of The Leaf-Chronicle's Feb. 17 edition reported a “shouting match” and several other altercations that allegedly broke out at Saturday's Govs-Murray State game. The first incident involved cheerleader Bruce Anderson, as well as APSU “Red Men” Ron Bethke and Scott Steinbrecher. The second involved a verbal confrontation between Austin Peay Assistant Basketball Coach Tony Collins and Murray State Assistant Basketball Coach Ryan Wolf. The story featured comments from APSU President Sherry Hoppe, who said the actions were under investigation, and Athletics Director Dave Loos.