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Archive for July 12th, 2011

Datebook: July 12 – Orangemen’s Day in Northern Ireland

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The Twelfth (also called Orangemen’s Day or, in Belfast, Orangefest) is a yearly Protestant celebration held on July 12. It originated in Ireland during the 18th century and celebrates the Glorious Revolution (1688) and victory of Protestant king William of Orange over Catholic king James II at the Battle of the Boyne (1690). Members of the Orange Order and Protestant marching bands stage parades throughout Northern Ireland and to a lesser extent in other parts of the world.

It’s Tuesday, July 12th

The Murray Calloway County Hospital is in dire need of blood, especially types O positive and A positive. Available donors can contact the MCCH Blood Donor center at 270-762-1119 to schedule an appointment. Staff will be available today until 4:30, tomorrow from 8 to 4, and on Thursday from 8 to 4:30.

The McCracken County Public Library hosts a summer reading program for children entitled Worlds of Water today and tomorrow in the library’s outdoor garden. Children should bring a swimsuit and a towel. Free programs will be held at 10AM, 1PM, and 3PM.

Adsmore Museum in Princeton announces their summer display, which highlights Selina’s 1907 wedding to Dr. John Osborne. Visitors to the museum are invited to step back in time to see the preparations being made for the wedding. The display will be featured through August 14th. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 to 4 and on Sundays from 1:30 to 4.

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the morning cram [battle for bigamy edition]

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The multi-wived family from the reality show ‘Sister Wives’ is challenging anti-bigamy laws in Utah.

NPR reports the unconventional family knew it was going to face legal challenges if they publicized their lifestyle on television, and they intend to succeed in court where others have failed.

A coal company says inbreeding causes birth defects in West VA; not mountain top removal.

Kentucky~ Trials are set to begin for men charged with attempted murder against Murray restaurant owner. State troopers are cracking down on bad driving around semis. Stealing copper is illegal, and possibly deadly. GOP ads claim Beshear is the reason for job struggles in  the state.

Tennessee~ The state collected more tax revenue than expected…again.