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Datebook: July 5 – Dolly becomes first cloned mammal 15 years ago

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Dolly was “born” on July 5, 1996 (and died February 14, 2003). “The world’s most famous sheep” was the first mammal to be cloned from an adult somatic cell, using the process of nuclear transfer. She was cloned by Ian Wilmut, Keith Campbell and colleagues at the Roslin Institute near Edinburgh in Scotland. On Dolly’s name, Wilmut stated “Dolly is derived from a mammary gland cell and we couldn’t think of a more impressive pair of glands than Dolly Parton’s”.

It’s Tuesday, July 5

All this month Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site offers one hour craft programs Saturdays in July, good for kids 5 through 12 accompanied by adult. This Saturday’s programs are Mississippian Culture neck pendants and clay pinch pot making 10 and 11 a.m. respectively, $1 fee each. Wickliffe Mounds is at 94 Green Street.

Paducah’s Markethouse Theatre holds auditions for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee next Monday and Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the main theatre. A cast of 9 adults is needed for the musical about a quirky spelling championship competition. Performances will be in September. Get perusal scripts at the box office with a $10 deposit.

Applications for 2011 Quota Deer Hunts at LBL National Recreation Area may be submitted online at www.lbl.org through July 31. They cost $5 each. You get a user name and password to enter the website in late-August to see if selected. Both adult and youth hunts available.

Thanks for listening!

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