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morning cram (call us edition)

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KY~ A lawsuit alleging water leaks from Paducah’s nuke factory devalued surrounding property gets settled.  Almost 3 out of 4 people who attend Paducah’s quilt show are seniors. Paducah commissioners will vote next week on allowing special events to sell alcohol on Sunday. A former Madisonville Nurse gets five years on a reckless homicide rap. Big Tobacco pays us to keep our kids from smoking. Filling out hospital paperwork will soon be history.

TN~ The guns ‘n bars legislation is now guns ‘n restaurants (not bars). Governor Bredesen calls out Senator Ramsey.

SPORTS~ (OVC baseball) APSU > BU; (OVC softball) MSU > SIUe.

Written by Chris Taylor

April 21, 2010 at 9:01 am

Posted in The Morning Cram

John’s good read: “The Land of Green Plums”

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The Land of Green Plums
by Herta Muller

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Product Description:
Muller takes an unflinching look at the alienation and complexity of a rapidly changing Eastern Europe, focusing on a group of young friends in Ceaucescu’s Romania. New York Times writes, “… a novel of graphically observed detail in which the author seeks to create a sort of poetry out of the spiritual and material ugliness of life in Communist Romania.”

John Griffin says:
“The Land of Green Plums is the story of a group of young people in Nicolae Ceausescu’s Romania. As the friends betray each other, we see how the totalitarian state inhabits every aspect of human existence. Of  German heritage, Mueller suffered repeated threats from the Ceausescu  government before finally being able to emigrate in 1987. Muller is the winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize for Literature.”

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Written by Matt Markgraf

April 21, 2010 at 8:00 am