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Good Read: Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King

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Full Dark, No Stars
by Stephen King

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Product Description:
“I believe there is another man inside every man, a stranger…” writes Wilfred Leland James in the early pages of the riveting confession that makes up “1922,” the first in this pitch-black quartet of mesmerizing tales from Stephen King. For James, that stranger is awakened when his wife, Arlette, proposes selling off the family homestead and moving to Omaha, setting in motion a gruesome train of murder and madness. Full Dark, No Stars, published in November 2010, is a collection of four novellas by the author Stephen King, all dealing with the theme of retribution.

David Weatherly says:

“Similar in structure to his early collection of novellas ‘Night Shift’, but much much darker. Through four short stories he explores themes of secret depravity and its effect on the soul of all the individuals involved, innocent or not. Not as masterful as ‘Night Shift’, but memorable just the same, and the best thing King has written in quite some time.”

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Written by Matt Markgraf

January 18, 2011 at 2:14 pm

Datebook: January 18 – An aircraft lands on a ship for the 1st time, 100 years ago

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It’s Tuesday, January 18.

This Friday and Saturday Twilight Theatre Productions presents its 2011 Mystery Dinner Theatre, Murder in Green Meadows, at Kenlake State Resort Park in Aurora.  Dinner’s at 6; the show starts at 7:30.  Make dinner reservations by Wednesday at 270-436-2399.  There are encore performances January 28 and 29.

19 area businesses are partnering in a project called the Xtreme Business Makeover worth over forty thousand dollars in systems, processes and technologies upgrades.  Area businesses with three or more employees who have been in operation for a minimum of two years are eligible for the contest.  Non-profit organizations may also apply through March 7.  See

Murray State’s Campus Lights show, Beauty and the Beast, starts at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday in Lovett Auditorium and there’s a 2:30 p.m. matinee Sunday.  It’s the 74th year of this all-student production which benefits the MSU Department of Music scholarship fund. Reserve tickets at 270-809-4288.

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morning cram [summit edition]

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The relationship between China and the U.S. seems to grow more complicated every day, whether the issue is China’s growing military or how to handle North Korea. But there are also persistent economic issues that need to be ironed out as well.

NPR discusses what may come into focus during this week’s summit.

KENTUCKY~ Police yield no arrests in a Hoptown home invasion. Livingston County now has a drug dog on staff. 3 area residents are charged with meth-making. Transportation officials have scheduled a public meeting next to hear about the proposed (and controversial) College Drive widening project. Win a $1.5k scholarship in this creative contest. Top state officials are expected to flock to a transportation conference this week. Some KSU students will roleplay the Civil War. Proposed welfare-state drug testing legislation gains more steam. US Representative Yarmuth: repealing health car law is a waste of time.

TENNESSEE~ Montgomery County’s latest tax profits are up.  Governor Haslam defends making his administration less transparent, while his predecessors warn his term may not be all smooth-sailing.

ILLINOIS~ A local union holds a press conference today with a pair of state lawmakers.