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Archive for July 26th, 2011

Datebook: July 26 – FDR freezes Japanese assets 70 years ago

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On July 26, 1941, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8832 – freezing Japanese and Chinese assets in the United States. This measure came with the view of the unlimited national emergency he’d previously declared and was similar to the freezing of European assets a month earlier. The order was designed to prevent the use of the financial facilities of the United States and trade between Japan and the United States. At the request of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, Roosevelt extended the freezing control to Chiense assets in the United States, a continuation of the government’s policy of assisting China.

It’s Tuesday, July 26

Tonight the Paducah Symphony Orchestra presents the final concert of its Family Summer Concert Series. The “String-Along” program starts at 7 p.m. at Immanuel Baptist Church at 3465 Buckner Lane. It’s a casual ensemble performance.

Twilight Theatre Productions presents three original plays in one evening in dinner theatre shows this Friday and Saturday at Kenlake State Resort Park. Reservations for dinner at 6:30 p.m. must be made tomorrow by calling 270-436-2399. Curtain is at 8 p.m. Shows are Hills like White Elephants, Cheez Doodles and The Circus Still Comes to Town. See more at twilightcabaretproductions.org.

The National Quilt Museum in Paducah offers its annual Quilt Appraisal Day Thursday, August 18, from 9 a.m. to 4:30. Each appraisal takes about 30 minutes and costs $50. Make an appointment in advance at 270-442-8856 or info@quiltmuseum.org. Gerald Roy of Warner, New Hampshire is the nationally known appraiser involved.

Hear musicians of our region remembering the late H. Pruitte, Grumpy Old Men arranger and keyboardist, tomorrow night at nine and Thursday at noon on WKMS. Thanks for listening.

the morning cram [deadly GPS edition]

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Could over-dependency on GPS guidance systems lead you to your death?

NPR reports that sometimes GPS systems are wrong, and when that happens in the wrong place, it could end up being fatal.

Kentucky~ No smoking in Murray schools (not even in the boys room). A Symsonia woman died in a car accident. KY 121 Bypass is closed in Mayfield. Trials begin today for Fort Campbell soldier. State officials are meeting to figure out the finances (good luck). The state pays too much for meds too. More homes are empty throughout the state.

Illinois~ Papayas can make you sick.

Tennessee~ Clarksville water tastes “earthy” (yum). A Henry County man drowned in Kentucky Lake. The state gets more money for education.

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