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Datebook: July 20 – Día del Amigo (Friend’s Day)

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Today is Día del Amigo (Spanish, Friend’s Day) is a celebration of friendship, held annually on July 20 in South American countries including Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay. The idea for Friend’s Day goes back to Argentine teacher, musician, and dentist Enrique Febbraro, who lobbied to turn the anniversary of the first moon landing into an international day of friendship. He argued that on this particular day, the whole world had been friends of the three astronauts. The first official recognition of the day came with decree No. 235/79 by the government of Buenos Aires Province, which authorized the celebration and gave it official nature.

It’s Wednesday, July 20

Merryman House Domestic Crisis Center is sending out the word that it’s one of 500 finalists in Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good Program. Merryman House needs votes at this Saturday. The car would be used for client transport to court to gain protective orders, for medical appointments, to help clients get to appointments and more.

Gospel music with Charles Ross is the Summer in the Park Concert this Saturday from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Paris Landing State Park. Admission is Free.

Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site hosts a program on the butterflies of summer at 10 a.m. Saturday. Suitable for kids 5 through 12, this one hour program introduces kids to native Kentucky butterflies. At 11 a.m. kids make a replica clay pot in the pinch method of the Mississippian Indians. There’s a dollar fee for materials along with admission fees. Reserve a space at 270-335-3681.

Listen tomorrow at noon for The Civil War in the Western Rivers – an hour long special WKMS production. Thanks for listening.

Written by Matt Markgraf

July 20, 2011 at 10:29 am

Posted in Datebook

the morning cram [Gang of Six edition]

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The so-called ‘Gang of Six’ presented their proposal to Senate members yesterday, and hope abounds that it may appeal across party lines.

NPR reports a bi-partisan group of six senators has developed a proposal for raising the debt ceiling, cutting the deficit, and raising revenue that is getting positive reviews across the board.

Kentucky~ Men charged with attempted murder say “it wasn’t me”. Calloway County is getting emergency funds. Homebuyers, Hopkinsville wants you. Many downtown areas look at revitalization. Corn is growing strong.

Tennessee~ International businesses, Clarksville wants you.

Illinois~ Honeywell and union have reached an agreement (WHA?!?!).