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"Get to work. Get this done. Stop sequestration. Congress, do your job," says General Castellaw. "One thing at a time so that our veterans do not suffer for what our government has not done."
The Veterans Administration, which operates hospitals like the VA, are exempt from forced cuts. The commissaries on post at Fort Campbell are not. They will be forced to send workers home and may have to reduce hours. Nashville attorney Bob Tuke is a member of the board that oversees Tennessee's 3 state veterans homes.
"Veterans are returning from fighting for this nation, defending our nation against our enemies," says Tuke. "They come home to find their Congress is cutting their opportunity to get jobs in the civilian sector and it's just wrong."
Make no mistake, anything the government does is likely to take longer because of sequestration.
"A log jam of any kind of services that effect all Americans," says former federal employee Ann Caldwell.
Congresswoman Diane Black (R-TN 6th District) is blasting the President. Instead of coming up with a plan to avoid sequester cuts, Black says the President is flying around the country spreading misinformation to support what she says he really wants, more tax hikes.
Friday, March 1 2013, 09:53 PM CST
Body found in Percy Priest Lake
May 25, 2013 20:14 GMT
SMYRNA, Tenn. (AP) -- Authorities say a body has been found in Percy Priest Lake in Middle Tennessee.
WSMV-TV (http://bit.ly/16gYKys) reports officials with Metro Police, the Office of Emergency Management and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency were at the scene Saturday at Hole In The Wall Island. The body was reported to authorities about 11 a.m.
TWRA officials say they believe the deceased man is a boater who disappeared in the lake two weeks ago.
Police said the agencies coordinated with each other to get a boat in the water and recover the body.
Information from: WSMV-TV, http://www.wsmv.com/
US durable goods orders rise 3.3 percent in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in April, buoyed by more demand for military and civilian aircraft and an increase in business investment.
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