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It’s Thursday, November 4

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It’s Thursday, November 4

There’s an “All Day Crop,” scrapbooking event, at the Weaks Community Center Saturday.  Primary Care Medical Center hosts this 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. fundraiser for Relay for Life.  The cost is $35 per person for refreshments all day, door prizes hourly, and contests.  The Weaks Community Center is at 607 Poplar in Murray.

Bidding is open through Saturday for the 8th annual auction of Astronaut Experiences and Memorabilia organized by Mercury 7 Astronauts to raise money for the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation.   Go to astronautscholarship.org and click on auctions.  Items include trips with astronauts and artifacts from NASA’s Apollo Program.

The Humane Society of Calloway County’s Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Calloway County Library Community Room featuring baked goods, craft items and more.  Donations are welcome tomorrow from 10 to 5 at the library at 710 Main Street in Murray.

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morning cram [finders keepers edition]

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The Justice Department is proposing to overturn 30 years of legal precedent by sharply limiting patents on genes.

~NPR reports the government surprised just about everyone when it suggested this change of policy in a court filing last week.

KENTUCKY~ The Dorena-Hickman Ferry is on winter hours. Smithland’s gone damp and the historic Gower House may end up a ‘frontier’ restaurant. Hopkinsville plans to be bigger come January. US-60 work starts today in Union County. What’s ahead for state lawmakers? Budget tweaks, school reforms and redistricting (oh my!). Poll: Almost half of Paul supporters don’t party with the Tea. Want to run for office in 2011? Filing deadlines are set.

TENNESSEE~ Study: Clarksville cops are underpaid.

ILLINOIS~ Brady won’t concede to Quinn in Governor race.