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Datebook: March 3 – The Star-Spangled Banner becomes national anthem 80 years ago

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It’s Thursday, March 3.

Tomorrow the Ice House Gallery of the Mayfield Graves County Art Guild opens a new show titled You’Ins, featuring works by Paducah artists Todd Birdsong, Michael Crouse, Teri Moore and Randy Simmons.  There’s a reception from 6 to 8 tomorrow evening.  The Gallery is at 120 North 8th Street.

John Charles Chasteen of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill faculty speaks at Murray State tomorrow.  His topic is a global history of cannabis.  His presentation is at 3:30 p.m. in Faculty Hall Room 208. Chasteen is a cultural historian of Latin America whose work has explored topics ranging from guerrilla insurgencies to the history of popular dance.

Ring of Fire:  The Johnny Cash Musical Show opens at the Badgett Playhouse tomorrow with a special performance benefitting an exchange student attending Murray State. Tomorrow’s show starts at 7 with half price tickets and a silent auction.  The Badgett Playhouse is in Grand Rivers.  Call for tickets at 888-362-4223.

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morning cram [drill here edition]

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Many of the world’s biggest oil suppliers are in harm’s way as political strife besets North Africa and the Middle East. All the while, international demand for oil is up and gas prices are rising.

NPR reports American politicians are renewing campaigns to drill more at home.

KENTUCKY~ A woman pleads not guilty to charges she abandoned her injured toddler on I-24 (while allegedly in a bath salt-induced, zombie-like state). A Hopkinsville man pleads not guilty to murder charges. Study: Murray would totally be a cool place to host a convention. Paducah’s inflatable dome pavilion will be popping up next week. Meet the state’s new education crusaderSenators balk @ Governor Beshear’s Medicaid fix and a committee likes a bill that would let school board candidates collect more donations. Murray State’s Lady Racers bow out of the OVC tourney.

TENNESSEE~ Paris’ municipal records are in shambles and its former city recorder is being investigated. Clarksville’s Greenway foot bridge is out and heavy rains are to blame.