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Datebook: March 15 – World Consumer Rights Day

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It’s Tuesday, March 15.

The Mayfield Graves County YMCA’s 2nd Annual Swamp Rats Memorial 5/10K and One Mile Fun Run is Saturday starting at the Y at 1545 Cuba Road.  Registration costs $25, opening at 8 a.m. Saturday.  A fun run starts at 9, followed by the 5/10K.  Proceeds benefit swim lesson scholarships.  See registration forms at mayfieldgravesymca.com.

Murray State’s Women’s Center hosts author Susan J. Douglas for its Celebrate Women Luncheon Monday, March 28 in the Curris Center Ballroom.  Douglas’ most recent book is Enlightened Sexism: The Seductive Message That Feminism’s Work Is Done. Douglas has spoken on The Diane Rehm Show and Talk of the Nation. Admission is $12.  Register at murraystate.edu/celebratewomen.

The Pennyroyal Area Museum hosts the 19th Annual Edgar Cayce Hometown Seminar Friday evening and all-day Saturday.  See registration info at hoptown.org.  Full registration costs $120.  Called the “sleeping prophet,” psychic Cayce is also associated with holistic medicine.

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morning cram [transparent edition]

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President Obama famously promised to run the most transparent administration in history.

NPR reports it’s Sunshine Week and security experts are evaluating how well the administration has lived up to that pledge.

KENTUCKY~ A shrink testifies the ’97 Heath High shooter was incompetent during his initial trial. A Calloway County chemical fire yesterday prompted some evacuations. WKU signs on to gladly take Hopkinsville Community College grads. People will comb the roadside (for free) next week. Senate Prez Williams challenges Gov Beshear to a TV word-duel and he also wants to work the special session for free, but House Dems won’t.

TENNESSEE~ Judge decides the Buchanan double murderer should die in prison (from old age). Unemployment in area counties remains well above the state average. Hundreds are expected to descend on Nashville’s Capitol building @ noon to rally for worker’s rights. UT officials up the school system’s minimum wage.

ILLINOIS~ Ohio River water levels are expected to crest Friday. Republicans don’t like Gov Quinn’s latest appointment.