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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.

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