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Datebook – October 25, 2010

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It’s Monday, October 25.

Tonight the Murray Woman’s Club hosts a public Meet the Candidates Forum starting at 7 p.m. at the Club House, 704 Vine Street.  There’s a Barbecue Supper prior to the event from 5 to 6:30 in the clubhouse basement for which tickets are $7.  Proceeds benefit the Murray Woman’s Club.

Make A Difference Day is Saturday from 9 to 1 at Roy Stewart Stadium in Murray.  Creative Recycling accepts computer related items, audio/video equipment, gaming consoles, small household appliances, rechargeable batteries, cell phones, military and medical equipment.  Televisions are not accepted.

Murray State’s College of Education hosts a presentation on diagnosing and treating children with ADHD Thursday.  Drs. Stephen Herr and Marty Dunham discuss diagnostic standards and interventions, then offer a question and answer period.  The presentation, which is open to all, starts at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Auditorium of Alexander Hall on 16th Street.

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Written by Matt Markgraf

October 25, 2010 at 9:36 am

Good Read – “The Kite Runner”

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The Kite Runner
by Khaled Hosseini

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Product Description:
The timely and critically acclaimed debut novel that’s becoming a word-of-mouth phenomenon… a shattering story of betrayal and redemption set in war-torn Afghanistan. Compelling, heartrending, and etched with details of a history never before told in fiction, The Kite Runner is a story of the ways in which we’re damned by our moral failures, and of the extravagant cost of redemption.

Katie Villanueva says:

“I read the Kite Runner and couldn’t put it down. I learned a lot about Afganistan’s history and the events that made it into what it is today. It surprised me to know Afganistan wasn’t always like it is, silly I guess, but you always hear the same stories come from the war torn country. The Kite Runner personalizes those stories and the cities we hear in the news, and it tests you to rethink your stance on the war. It’s a story about a boy growing up in Afganistan during the 70s. He is good friends with the survent boy who is a Hazara, a lower class with a different relgion. Their favorite past time is Afganistan traditional kite flying competition. Their friendship is tested in the brutalist way possible. When the Russians invade his father takes him to America. The boy struggles with his relationship with his father. Over time the boy turns to a man and is called back to Afganistan to find his Hazara friend’s young child. When the man returns the the Afganistan, he finds it as the country we know today and is surprised. Sometimes the book gets really intense and I found myself crying as I turned the pages. I couldn’t put it down though, I had to find out what happened next.”

Check out our Good Reads page for more recommended books.

Written by Matt Markgraf

October 25, 2010 at 9:27 am

morning cram [prop-19 edition]

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The debate over California’s Prop-19, the initiative to legalize marijuana there, has cops and mothers supporting it but many stoners and growers oppose it.

~NPR reports Californians will vote November 2 on whether to allow local and state government to tax and regulate marijuana.

KENTUCKY~ Longtime Paducah Sun reporter Bill Bartleman is retiring (after 39 years of writing for the paper). A B-17 Flying Fortress will land in Paducah next week. KY-189 reopens this morning. Marshall County could startup a pet spay/neuter campaign. A Fort Campbell soldier dies in Afghanistan. Incumbent Senator Bob Leeper (i -2nd District) doesn’t like attack ads by democratic opponent Red Smith. Jack & Rand to debate on the KET airwaves tonight (and the NRA approves of both candidates).

TENNESSEE~ A former Montgomery County Executive is in critical condition after a weekend car wreck. Nashville jurors convict a western Kentucky fraudster duo (who told victims they were bringing a Disney theme park to the state).

OVC SPORTS~ (football) MSU > EIU, UTM > LU, APSU < JSU. (soccer) MSU< SEMO, MSU = EIU; UTM < EIU, UTM = SEMO; APSU > TTU.

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