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Good Read – Water for Elephants

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Water for Elephants
by Sara Gruen

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Product Description:

Though he may not speak of them, the memories still dwell inside Jacob Jankowski’s ninety-something-year-old mind. Memories of himself as a young man, tossed by fate onto a rickety train that was home to the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth. Memories of a world filled with freaks and clowns, with wonder and pain and anger and passion; a world with its own narrow, irrational rules, its own way of life, and its own way of death. The world of the circus: to Jacob it was both salvation and a living hell.

Katie Villanueva says:

Water for Elephants!! Yeah, it’s that exciting. I read this and was amazed about the mysterious lives of circus folk. This is an amazing book about love and about one guy standing up for what he believes is right and wrong. A coming of age tale that could be described as a true baptism through fire. The movie was announced to be coming to theaters shortly after i finished reading the book, and you can bet I will be first in line to see it. This book is for animal lovers, men, and women alike. Read it. See it.

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Written by Matt Markgraf

June 13, 2011 at 11:45 am

Datebook: June 13 – New York Times begins publishig Pentagon Papers 40 years ago

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On June 13, 1971, The New York Times began publishing excerpts of the Pentagon Papers. The first article in the series was titled “Vietnam Archive: Pentagon Study Traces Three Decades of Growing US Involvement.” It was a top-secret US DOD history of the United States’ political-military involvement in Vietnam from 1945 to 1967. A 1996 article in the New York Times said that the Pentagon Papers “demonstrated, among other things, that the Johnson Administration had systematically lied, not only to the public but also to Congress, about a subject of transcendent national interest and significance.”

It’s Monday, June 13

Tickets go on sale today for the July 9th concert featuring Terry Mike Jeffrey and the Stamps Quartet at the Kenneth Shadowen Performing Arts Center on the campus of Marshall County High School in Benton. All $20 tickets are reserved seats. Get tickets at the Marshall County Tourism Office in Draffenville.

The Owensboro Museum of Fine Art announces the exhibition Appalachian Traditions. See works by contemporary folk artists from around the southeast, including 2 solo shows, one of which features our region’s Willie Rascoe’s work, and more than 150 works from the permanent collection. Hours are Thursday and Friday 10 to 8, Saturday and Sunday 1 to 4 at 901 Frederica Street.

Tomorrow night at 7, the African Children’s Choir of Uganda, featuring singers age 7 to 11, performs at the Alhambra Theatre in downtown Hopkinsville, 507 South Main. Admission is free but donations are welcome for Music for Life.

Discussions about funding for public radio are stirring again in Washington. See for more .

the morning cram [german white mamba edition]

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Dirk Nowitzki cements his place in history as one of the all-time greats.

NPR reports the Dallas Mavericks have won the NBA championship taking the resumes of greats like Nowitzki and Kidd to the next level.

Kentucky~ Murray High School students might have to take more tests next year. A fire destroyed three businesses in Hopkinsville. Volunteers are needed for the annual Ohio River Sweep. A committee is trying to make Kentuckians smarter. The Commonwealth Diploma program is coming to an end.

Tennessee~ A Paris teenager is missing. Traffic cameras are killing Union City‘s economy.