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Datebook – September 13, 2010

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It’s Monday, September 13

Murray Calloway County Hospital’s Alzheimers Support Group resumes monthly meetings tomorrow at 4:30 p.m. at the Shared Care office in the Weak’s Community Center at 607 Poplar in Murray.  Free sitter service is available during the meeting.

Glema Mahr Center for the Arts on the campus of Madisonville Community College hosts dinner-theatre auditions for a production of A Tuna Christmas to be staged in early December. Auditions are tonight at 6:30 at the center.  The show calls for two actors to portray 11 characters.  Prepare a one to two minute reading that shows ability to speak and move as both sexes.

Kentucky Philanthropy Initiative director Mike Hammons is the keynote speaker for a free inter-generational Transfer of Wealth luncheon tomorrow from 11 to 1 at the Murray Room of the Regional Special Events Center.  Murray State’s Office of Regional Stewardship is the sponsor.  Register at 270-809-5888, or go to outreach at

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Good Read – The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

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The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
by Aimee Bender

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Product Description:
On the eve of her ninth birthday, unassuming Rose Edelstein, a girl at the periphery of schoolyard games and her distracted parents’ attention, bites into her mother’s homemade lemon-chocolate cake and discovers she has a magical gift: she can taste her mother’s emotions in the cake. She discovers this gift to her horror, for her mother—her cheerful, good-with-crafts, can-do mother—tastes of despair and desperation. Suddenly, and for the rest of her life, food becomes a peril and a threat to Rose.

Angela Hatton says:

When I hear the word “superpower,” I go back to the classic debate. What would you rather have: invisibility or the ability to fly? In her latest novel, Aimee Bender brings the fantastical to the mundane. Rose discovers on her ninth birthday that she can taste people’s emotions in the food they make. As she tries to balance growing up normally with all the secrets she learns through food, Rose begins to suspect she isn’t the only one in her family who’s different.”

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Written by Matt Markgraf

September 13, 2010 at 10:00 am

morning cram [operation streamline edition]

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Immigrants caught entering the US illegally are often pushed through the federal courts at unheard of speeds. They are often arraigned, counseled, plead and convicted in a matter of hours.

~NPR unveils a 3-month investigation into the process.

KENTUCKY~ Several McCracken County candidates scramble to fix campaign signs to comply with state law. A SWAT team sweeps a McCracken County meth house and police in Hopkins County rescue 4 children from a ‘large-scale’ lab. Paducah’s WKCTC will conduct a mock shooter exercise Wednesday morning. Police want your expired meds. (Yet) another Fort Campbell soldier dies in Afghanistan. Jack blasts Rand @ McCracken’s St. John’s Picnic; while Rand attends a secret meeting.

TENNESSEE~ Clarksville Police search for a man wanted in connection to the shooting of a 14-year-old girl. The state’s 911 system will go digital in just over a year.

NCAA SPORTS~ (Football) MSU < SEMO, APSU < MTSU, UTM < SELU. (Soccer) MSU < IPFW & SIU-E; APSU > Southern, < SELU; UTM > IPFW & Evansville.