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A Goodwill employee in Smyrna will receive a donated vehicle through the nonprofit’s Wheels-to-Work program on Tuesday, Feb. 7. The Wheels-to-Work Program was established to help Goodwill employees and clients who need reliable transportation to get to work.

Several employees remain on a waiting list to receive an automobile through the Wheels-to-Work program. People who choose to donate vehicles to Goodwill support not only the Wheels-to-Work program but also Goodwill’s mission of changing lives through education, training and employment. More information can be found at www.giveit2goodwill.org/vehicles.

In 2002, at age 15, Alena Sanders moved to America from the Czech Republic with her parents. Five years later, she obtained a work permit, but her limited English and lack of work experience made finding a job difficult. While other employers ignored her application, Goodwill gave her a job. She was hired as a sales associate at Goodwill’s Smyrna store. Over eight years, she has risen through the ranks to become an assistant manager. Only one thing has held Alena back: the lack of reliable transportation.

After being notified of acceptance into the program, participants had to complete training classes on budgeting, defensive driving and car maintenance. Recipients also pay a $200 administrative fee. Budgeting classes were provided at no cost by Fifth Third Bank, while the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department provided the defensive driving classes.

About Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee, Inc.

For nearly 60 years, Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee has provided job training and job placement free of charge to people with disabilities or other barriers to employment through the sale of donated items. In 2016, Goodwill served more than 43,000 people in Middle and West Tennessee and placed more than 17,000 people in jobs. More information about Goodwill’s Career Solutions, retail stores and donation centers can be obtained online at www.giveit2goodwill.org or by calling 1-800-545-9231.

Goodwill President and CEO Matthew Bourlakas will present Alena Sanders, an assistant manager at the Smyrna Goodwill store, with the keys to a used but clean and working automobile at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7. The ceremony will take place at the Goodwill Career Solutions Center at a 937 Herman St. in Nashville.

Capozzi, who was not arrested, could not be reached for comment. His attorney, former federal prosecutor Carl Faller, said Capozzi was in San Francisco Wednesday for a two-day meeting of the state Commission on Judicial Performance, which he chairs.

Tony has always acted ethically and legally.

In a statement released Wednesday evening, Faller said that “It is unfortunate that the Sheriff’s Office elected to make this public pronouncement before contacting Mr. Capozzi, or investigating, reviewing and evaluating all of the facts concerning the allegations, which are, at this point, still unknown.” He added that Capozzi would “completely cooperate in the investigation,” and provide whatever information the Sheriff’s Office requires, “once the specific substance of the allegations has been revealed.”

In March, Capozzi was elected chairman of the Commission on Judicial Performance, an independent state agency that investigates complaints of judicial misconduct. In July, he was a delegate for presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

“Unbelievable,” said Fresno attorney Mark Coleman, who has known Capozzi for 30 years. Coleman said that “considering Mr. Capozzi’s stature in the community,” he thought it was wrong for the Sheriff’s Office to issue a news release, especially since Capozzi has not been arrested or charged with a crime.

Fresno attorney Warren Paboojian

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NFL Network leaves Steelers out of Top 5 rookie classes of 2016
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Free Dance Fitness Event Benefits Brain Tumor Research and Support
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BANNOCKBURN, IL – A free dance fitness class and fundraiser Friday at Midtown Athletic Club in Bannockburn will donate 100% of its proceeds to the American Brain Tumor Association. The event, a high energy "WERQ" cardio dance workout, is being led by

From HealthQuest:

Mangano received his doctor of physical therapy degree in August. He has worked at Putnam Hospital Center for 17 years, and primarily at the Pawling location for the past six years.

Still, the therapists at Putnam Hospital Center have been motivated on their own to reach that goal.

To learn more about Rehabilitation Therapies, call 845-279-1785 (TTY 1-800-421-1220) or click here.

Image via HealthQuest: Some of Putnam Hospital Center’s physical therapists with their Doctor of Physical Therapy, from left, Praveen Issac, Kirsi Vera, James Mangano, Hannah Clark Polhill and Vicki Seppell.

A doctoral degree takes about three years to complete. This curriculum requires students to take foundational sciences such as pharmacology, radiology, differential diagnosis and evidence-based practice.

Seppell has worked at Putnam Hospital Center for 15 years and received her doctor of physical therapy degree in June 2015. She is among the seven physical therapists at the hospital and its satellite offices with that degree. At the Putnam Hospital Center location are Donna DiFabio, Praveen Issac and Kirsi Vera. At the Katonah location are Jeanne Morgante and Hannah Clark Polhill.

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Ranking the Hokies' best recruiting classes of the last 30 years
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In popular imagination, the Inuit community of Nunavut is often envisioned living in igloos and idealized as a contained, self-sufficient group that is untouched by the passage of time. Arnaquq-Baril refutes such stereotypes in the documentary, Angry Inuk, screened at Cinema du Parc last month. The film shows how Inuit peoples have not only been subject to evolving thresholds for survival within the growing capitalist economy, but are also excluded from Eurocentric notions of modernity. Illuminating the colonial context in Canada and addressed to a global audience, Arnaquq-Baril speaks to the deteriorating living and working conditions of her Indigenous community as a result of environmental activists’ misrepresentation of seal hunting.

Content warning: mention of suicide

Angry Inuk highlights the importance of self-representation and the potency of social media activism. The film challenges traditional anti-seal rhetoric with starkly beautiful images, illustrating a haunting problem that is ultimately unresolved. It also makes clear the audience’s responsibility in relieving the plight of Inuit peoples living in socio-economic marginalization. Inuk anger may not be plastered on multimillion dollar billboards but it is nonetheless essential.

By challenging activist groups to reconsider their skewed vision of her lived reality, Arnaquq-Baril demonstrates the violence of climate change activism that ignores the ways of life, culture, and lived experiences of Indigenous peoples. Organizations like Greenpeace use gory campaign images to target Inuit seal hunters, demonizing Inuit communities and perpetuating colonial and racial stereotypes. The celebrity followings of such organizations further undercut Indigenous activism. Angry Inuk calls for change both poignantly and earnestly as Arnaquq-Baril takes a stand for her Inuit community.

In the vast snowy landscape of Iqaluit, the capital city of Nunavut, Alethea Arnaquq-Baril narrates a true-to-life image of the cultural practice of seal hunting within Inuit communities. Studying a photo of two joyful toddlers with bright red mouths raising blood-stained bloody fingers, she chuckles at the thought that this playful moment may look bizarre to an outsider.

Angry Inuk shows how Inuit peoples have not only been subject to evolving thresholds for survival within the growing capitalist economy, but are also excluded from Eurocentric notions of modernity.