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the morning cram [what ignorant, lowdown, slanderizin son of a...edition]

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Things are getting nasty in Florida…and in the Republican Primary as well.

NPR reports the mud slinging between Republican Presidential hopefuls Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich has reached new levels in the Florida primary.

OVC Scores…

Kentucky~ Bridge inspectors bring in an Echoschope, sounds fancy. MSU draws Saint Mary’s in the BracketBuster. KCTCS wants more black students. A soldier’s facing lesser charges now that murder’s off the table. Turkey huntin’ in LBL, get your gun, and boat. Ron Paul wants to give Kentucky a shot. Beshear thinks expanded gaming can happen.

the morning cram [What he really hates is the stuff that gets carried out in his name; Wars. Bigotry. Tebowing.]

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Quick, get to your nearest football field and take a knee! It actually works…

NPR reports Denver pulls out an upset over the Pittsburg Steelers. And yoga classes everywhere incorporate their newest pose: downward facing Tebow.

Kentucky~  Rand Paul is hosting a town hall meeting in Murray. MSU remains undefeated! Two fires break out near USEC Paducah. The University of Pikeville proposal slows under technical scrutiny.   Instant racing is paying off at Kentucky Downs. Gatewood Galbraith’s public memorial has been announced. The new House redistricting plan hit a road block.

Tennessee~ Lamar Alexander wants to express himself.

the morning cram [Don't look him in the eye! It challenges him! He doesn't like that edition!]

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All eyes (and crosshairs) are on Newt as he attempts to stay on top.

NPR reports Newt needs to put his dukes up and keep them up if he hopes to win Iowa.

Kentucky~  That’s right, MSU wins again! Two McCracken men are arrested for inappropriate relationships with Lone Oak High School students.  The Carlisle school bus driver who was at the wheel in a deadly crash faces charges.  The state uses grants to pretty up state parks.  Beshear is asked to make pension records public. Sandhill Cranes are making a comeback, quick somebody shoot ‘em!

the morning cram [Hey everyone! Come and see how good I look edition]

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It’s time for a change…of neck-wear.

NPR reports Arizona is celebrating its centennial by encouraging us to love that ultimate laryngeal habiliment, the Bolo Tie.

Kentucky~  MSU beat Memphis to remain undefeated.  A Benton man is arrested for rape.  Eagle watching tours begin on the lakes.  Graves County officials investigate Mayfield shooting Wayward cows on I-69 have nearly all been found. The high water is down, so Cave-In-Rock ferry is back in business.

the morning cram [it's Friday, and you ain't got no job...edition]

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Or maybe you do, since unemployment is at it’s lowest level in two years.

NPR reports nationwide unemployment has fallen to 8.6 percent with the addition of 120,000 jobs according to new Bureau of Labor stats.

Kentucky~ More charges in the McCracken County Humane Society. MSU beats WKU to reach 8-0. Go find the perfect tree in LBL. It was a wet November. Gov Beshear wants more gambling.

 

 

Datebook: September 23 – Merchant Royal lost at sea 370 years ago

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The Merchant Royal, or Royal Merchant, was a 17th century English merchant ship lost at sea off Land’s End, Cornwall in rough weather on September 23, 1641. On board were at least 100,000 pounds of gold, 400 bars of Mexican silver, and nearly 500,000 pieces of eight and other coins, making it one of the most valuable wrecks of all times, with an estimated value of over one billion US dollars today. The Odyssey Marine Exploration company has tried for several years to locate the wreck but has been unsuccessful thus far. There’s a tremendous bounty of riches to be found… somewhere in the ocean.

It’s Friday, September 23

The Piney Campground 38th Annual Camper’s Fair is underway through Sunday. Piney is on the south end of LBL in Tennessee. Make reservations at lbl.org.

The Murray Walk to Defeat ALS is tomorrow at MSU’s CFSB Center. Check in begins at 8, the Walk at 9 and the 5K Run at 9:15. See details at alsaky.org.

First Christian Church Paris fundraises for victims of severe drought in East Africa tonight at 7. Tickets cost $25 for Wine To Water at the Vandyck’s home the historic Porter House, 407 North Dunlap with dancing, food, and live music. Both wine and non-acoholic beverages available. Call 731-642-3181 for tickets.

LBL’s 18th Annual National Public Land’s day is tomorrow with free admission to Homeplace, Woodlands Nature Station, Elk & Bison Prairie and the Golden Pond Planetarium show at 1 p.m. Wranglers Campground waives day-use riding fees. Also volunteer for shore line clean up or trail maintenance. See friendsoflbl.org online.

Enjoy the weekend with wkms.org. Ciao.

Datebook: August 11 – 55th anniversary of artist Jackson Pollock’s death

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Paul Jackson Pollock (January 28, 1912 – August 11, 1956), known as Jackson Pollock, was an influential American painter and a major figure in the abstract expressionist movement. Pollock’s most famous paintings were made during the “drip period” between 1947 and 1950, a time when he experimented with unique methods of applying paint to canvas. After struggling with alcoholism for his entire adult life, Pollock, on August 11, 1956, at 10:15 pm, died in a single-car crash in his Oldsmobile convertible while driving under the influence of alcohol. Find more about Jackson Pollock and his work here.

It’s Thursday, August 11.

Murray Reads Maya is engaging readers for acclaimed author Maya Angelou’s speaking at Murray State’s CFSB Center on Wednesday, August 24th at 8 p.m. Use the website murrayreads.org to join the list of participants, to see special events, and to learn more about Ms. Angelou’s writings. Tickets for the reading are $10 at Ticketmaster.com.

Western Baptist Hospital’s annual free Childbirth Fair is from 10 to noon Saturday in the atrium of Doctor’s Office Building 2 in Paducah. Dr. Edward O’Neill will answer questions about the region’s first Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Tour the birthing center and register for the free maternity program, Stork Central. Call 270-575-BABY for more.

Graves County High School hosts a 5KRun/Walk to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, in memory of Tori Beth Waggoner. Late registration is $25 starting at 7 a.m. Check-in is at 7:15 and the run starts at 8.

Murray State students are returning to campus, so drive safely. Use wkms.org to stay in touch with our region. Thanks.

Datebook: August 9 – John Dryden’s 380th birthday

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John Dryden (9 August 1631 – 1 May 1700) was an influential English poet, literary critic, translator, and playwright who dominated the literary life of Restoration England. He established the heroic couplet as a standard form of English poetry by writing successful satires, religious pieces, fables, epigrams, compliments, prologues, and plays with it. He was made Poet Laureate in 1667. Dryden is also believed to be the first person to posit that English sentences should not end in prepositions because it was against the rules of Latin grammar.

 

It’s Tuesday, August 9.

Paducah’s Yeiser Art Center opens a special show “Remembering Sara Roush” with a gala reception Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. See Sarah’s paintings, prints, ceramic sculptures and mixed media collages – marking the pinnacle of her life as an artist and the end of her struggle with breast cancer. The show runs through September 10. The Yeiser’s on Markethouse Square open Tuesday through Saturday 10 to 4, admission free.

West Kentucky Community and Technical College hosts an open house for its Automotive Technology Program tomorrow from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at its Skilled Craft Training Center in Hickory.

Submission of digital images for entries in The Hopkinsville Art Guild’s 41st Juried Art Exhibition at Hopkinsville Community College in September are due Friday. See a prospectus at hopkinsvilleartguild.org. Entries may be in six categories.

WKMS offers a special $125 per ticket experience for A Prairie Home Companion at the CFSB Center November 5, including a commemorative poster, preferred parking, and post-show reception. See wkms.org or call 800-599-4737.

Datebook: August 5 – 100th birthday of actor Robert Taylor

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Spangler Arlington Brugh, better known as Robert Taylor, was born on August 5th, 1911 in Filley, Nebraska. Nicknamed “The Man with the Perfect Profile,” Taylor appeared in films of varying genres alongside such actors as Vivien Leigh, Elizabeth Taylor, and Lana Turner. Notable works include “Billy the Kid,” “Ivanhoe,” and “Quo Vadis.” Taylor died of lung cancer on June 8, 1969.

 

It’s Friday, August 5.

The Humane Society of Calloway County has an Adoption and Pet ID Day at Tractor Supply in Murray tomorrow from 10 to 1.

Murray’s Make a Difference Day is tomorrow at Roy Stewart Stadium from 9 to 1. Recycle paper and cardboard, eyeglasses, aluminum cans, cell phones, ink jet cartridges, outdated prescription drugs, clothing, plastics, tin cans, and glass. Also used motor oil, A, B., C, and D batteries and books.

The Icehouse Art Center in Mayfield opens its Harvey Parker Community Show with a reception tonight from 6 to 8. Author and World War II medic, Mike Freeland will be on hand to sign his books about his experiences. The Ice House is at 120 North Eighth.

The Hotel Metropolitan on Oscar Cross Avenue in Paducah has an Emancipation Celebration fish fry tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $8.

Please join us in the CFSB Center when A Prairie Home Companion broadcasts live to the nation from the Four Rivers Region on November 5. See wkms.org! Thanks!

Datebook: May 11 – Chang and Eng turn 200

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Chang and Eng Bunker were born May 11, 1811 – 200 years ago. Arguably the most famous conjoined twin brothers, their condition and birthplace became the basis for the term “Siamese twins.” They were joined at the sternum by a small piece of cartilage. Their livers were fused but independently complete. Although 19th century medicine did not have the means to do so, modern surgical techniques would have easily allowed them to be separated. Read more about these fascinating twins.

Here’s Datebook for Wednesday, May 11

There’s a Buzzard Brothers Smoke on the Water Flood Relief Fundraiser Saturday from 11 to 3 at Max’s Brick Oven Courtyard, 112 South Second in Paducah. Enjoy BBQ lunch or pre-order pickup – with music by Lew Jetton, Nathan Blake Lynn and the Solid Rock’it Boosters. Pre-order chicken and pork three ways at Kirchoff’s before 5 p.m. Thursday.

Murray State’s 88th May Commencement begins at 10 a.m. Saturday in the CFSB Center. Degree candidates line up at lower level Gate A at 9 a.m. There’s a drop off zone for those needing special assistance in the lot off Gilbert Graves Drive. See murraystate.edu/commencement for details.

The Humane Society of Marshall County’s spring yard sale is Saturday starting at 7:30 a.m. at the facility at 6301 Highway 68 East in Benton. Get Pet and family photos from 10 to 2. Bake sale and grilled hot dogs available. Contest winners are being announced at 2.

See other events at wkms.org. Thanks for listening.

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