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Archive for June 29th, 2011

Datebook: June 29 – Bernard Herrmann turns 100

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American film composer Bernard Herrmann was born June 29, 1911 (and died December 24, 1975). He may be most noted for his Academy Award-winning work The Devil and Daniel Webster, 1941. he’s also known for his collaborations with director Alfred Hitchcock, composing the scores for Psycho, North by Northwest, The Man Who Knew Too Much and Vertigo. Additionally, he composed Citizen Kane, Taxi Driver, The Twilight Zone and Have Gun-Will Travel. Happy birthday Bernard!

It’s Wednesday, June 29

July 1 the Red Cross collects blood at the Mayfield Graves County Habitat for Humanity ReStore. It’s at 901 Paducah Road, 45 North. The mobile donation vehicle is there from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. ReStore accepts donations of commercial, industrial, agricultural and residential items.

Friday there’s an Art Party Extravaganza at the Murray Art Guild from 6 to 9 p.m. It’s open to all at no charge at the Guild, 500 North Fourth. Enjoy live music, making bowls for the Empty Bowls project, refreshments and an exhibition reception. See murrayartguild.org for details.

Saturday morning the forty piece 202nd Army Band performs in Murray’s Freedom Fest Parade which starts at 9:30 at 10th and Main and winds up at Briggs and Stratton. The Band also performs after the parade on the court square street fair stage from 11:30 to 12:30. The Band is recruiting musicians who want to serve Kentucky and the nation. E-mail angela.wilkins@us.army.mil for an audition.

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the morning cram [shaken baby edition]

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Is shaken baby syndrome blamed for babies’ deaths too often?

NPR reports Norman Guthkelch, the doctor who is credited with first observing the condition, questions the free nature with which the syndrome is blamed for killing babies.

Kentucky~ There will be no alcohol in Reidland. Calloway County Middle School has a new principal. A city engineer says Paducah’s floodwall held up well.  A gubernatorial hopeful is angered by dis.  The Asian longhorned beetle threatens the state’s forests.

Tennessee~ Clarksville’s Power Board may be revamped. Those who need energy assistance help will have to wait until October.