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Datebook – September 21, 2010

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It’s Tuesday, September 21.

The Glema Mahr Center for the Arts at Madisonville Community College offers an acting improvisation workshop this evening from 6:30 to 8.  It’s free and will emphasize comedy with reference to the comic scenes in Shakespeare’s play, The Tempest, performed at the center last night by Cambridge University students touring the nation.

This is Sickle Cell Anemia Awareness Month.  More than 70,000 Americans are being treated for Sickle Cell Anemia and each requires frequent transfusions.  The American Red Cross collects blood from 9 to 3 tomorrow at Baptist Campus Ministries, 800 Waldrop Drive in Murray.  Call 800-Red Cross for an advance appointment.

The Purchase Players present The Foreigner this weekend at the Community Performing Arts Center, 9th and Water in Mayfield.  Shows are at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday.  It’s a farce based on the misinformation that one of the characters cannot understand the English language.

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morning cram [airliner edition]

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After a dismal 2009, this year is looking a little better for the airline industry. A new financial forecast shows airline profits are expected to reach nearly $9 billion.

~NPR reports airlines are still cautiously optimistic.

KENTUCKY~ McCracken County will open bids to build their new school 2 weeks later than planned. A petition to start up a gun range in Marshall County gets backing from the local Sheriff. Murray’s Chamber of Commerce promotes Try It Local (an online discount campaign). OSHA fines the KTC for its Reidland office’s asbestos problem. Another Fort Campbell patriot dies in Afghanistan. Christian County has a plan in the works. Kentucky’s on-hold execution sees new motions in the state’s Supreme Court and Jack Conway’s office says private attorneys aren’t bound by the Commonwealth’s Open Records Act.

TENNESSEE~ Clarksville has a ‘retail gap’ and the city’s Master Plan has a fix. The state (again) warns TCAP test scores are expected to be low.