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Murray State student public demonstrations take on both sides of abortion

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Today, students are counter-demonstrating in response to a series of cardboard cutouts tied to posts on Murray State’s campus. The cutouts, which appeared Monday, depict silhouettes of pregnant women and carry pro-life messages.

Murray State demonstrations, pro-life, pro-choice, wkmsHere, a student has tied herself to a light post. To the right, the pro-life cutout reads “Women under 25 obtain 52% of all abortions.” The student holds a sign reading “My body. My choice.”

Written by Jacque E. Day

April 19, 2011 at 2:21 pm

Posted in Community, News Extras

Datebook: April 19 – Dutch-American Friendship Day

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Dutch-American Friendship Day remembers the day in 1782 when John Adams was recognized as Minister Plenipotentiary of the United States by The Hague.  The Hague then became the first American Embassy in the world. The guy on the right is Sinterklass (Dutch Santa Claus). Click here to read more about the special day.

It’s Tuesday, April 19.

The Murray State Symphonic Band and Brass ensembles present a free concert Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in Lovett Auditorium. Enjoy a variety of music including Rossini’s William Tell Overture, and works for horn quartet, trumpet ensemble, and Slide Advantage trombone ensemble.

Hickman County Library, 209 Mayfield Road in Clinton, is the site for a Kentucky Writers Day gathering Thursday at 4:00 p.m., honoring three writers. Supreme Court Judge Bill Cunningham is being named West Kentucky’s Best Writer of the Decade. Dorothy Nell Harper is being honored as the Jackson Purchase’s Poet Laureate. John Kelly Ross is receiving the Hickman County Historian Award.

Paducah-based Bawn in the Mash features the release of its 4th studio album with a free show Friday from 2:30 to 4 in Lovett Auditorium at Murray State in conjunction with Earth Day activities. Ben Nichols of Lucero and his Solo Acoustic Motorcycle Tour follow with a concert at 8 p.m. in Lovett, with Jackson Purchase opening the show, admission $15. is a treasure full of sound. Enjoy and thanks for making it possible.

morning cram [fuel cell edition]

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The Honda FCX Clarity can go about 240 miles on a tank of hydrogen fuel (about 60 mpg compared to gas). The only emission is water so pure you could drink it.

Honda tells NPR: US Secretary of Energy Steven Chu is wrong when he claimed it would take a miracle to make fuel cell cars viable in the marketplace.

WEATHER~ Possibly severe activity predicted tonight.

KENTUCKY~ State Police are matching a missing man’s dental records to found skeletal remains with hopes they match. You can see the Ohio River from where Paducah’s Executive Inn recently stood. 4 Fort Campbell soldiers die in an Afghan suicide blast. Transportation workers will setup an I-24 (west) workzone between Eddyville/Grand Rivers next week. Out of work? Have a mortgage? There’s help. Gov Beshear has almost $5mil banked for re-election. US Rep Ed Whitfield yesterday fielded telephone calls from constituents about gas prices, the economy and the federal budget. US Sen Rand Paul files for re-election (5 years early).

TENNESSEE~ Highway Patrol investigators say Henry’s Police Chief (allegedly) ran a red light that caused a wreck leaving him critically injured. A resolution to the state’s constitution that would  further restrict abortions gets one step closer to a statewide vote.

ILLINOIS~ SIU-Carbondale will likely hire its next Provost from within its ranks.