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Archive for March 30th, 2011

Datebook: March 30 – Robert Bunsen turns 200

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It’s Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Maiden Alley Cinema in Paducah raises laughs and funds for the American Red Cross Recovery efforts in Japan.  Tickets are $10 for Stand-Up for Humanity at 7 p.m. tomorrow featuring local stand-up talent along with headliner and Star Search contestant Tim Northern of Nashville.

The Jackson Purchase Friends of Bluegrass partner with DC Electric Company’s Relay for Life Team in a fundraising fish fry at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Kentucky Opry Building in Draffenville.  After dinner hear bands like The McKendrees and Uncle Mike and the Pea Snappers.  Tickets for the dinner are $7.50 per person.

Near Henderson Audubon State Park’s Annual Wildflower Extravaganza is Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There’s a guided wildflower walk at 9 and another at 11.  At noon there’s a wildflower Scavenger Hunt for children ages 3 to 5 with parents.  Another wildflower walk follows at 1 and at 2 p.m. learn about birdscaping, or landscaping to attract birds.

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morning cram [surreal edition]

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Foreign journalists in Libya are facing increased government pressure.

NPR hears how the media’s situation in Tripoli has become ever more sinister and weird.

KENTUCKY~ Earlington voters end prohibition. A 5-car wreck this morning shut down KY-58. McCracken County authorities search for a knife-wielding robber. MSU’s Curris Center will be back open today after things got a little steamy. The Madisonville-North Hopkins County High School band is invited to play @ New York’s Carnegie Hall. Oak Grove’s longtime police chief gets fired. The (acclaimed) editor of the Madisonville Messenger is retiring. Lower temps may stave off some tree pollen-caused allergies. The state will pick up your tab if you take the GED.

TENNESSEE~ A Houston County fire station burns to the ground (irony!?). One proposed bill wants to add an extra tax to soft drink sales, and another wants to protect teachers (who allow students to decry theories of evolution).

BASEBALL~ MSU > SIU; UTM < Vandy.

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