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Datebook: October 14 – Mubarak Elected Egypt’s President 30 Years Ago

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Hosni Mubarak was elected Egypt’s fourth president on October 14, 1981, shortly after the assassination of President Anwar Al Sadat. Before he entered politics, Mubarak was a career officer in the Egyptian Air Force, serving as its commander from 1972 to 1975 and rising to the rank of air chief marshal. Mubarak was appointed Vice President of Egypt in 1975. In 2011, Mubarak was ousted after 18 days of demonstrations during the Egyptian revolution when, on February 11th, Vice President Omar Suleiman announced that Mubarak had resigned as president and transferred authority to the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces.

It’s Friday, October 14th and MSU Homecoming Weekend

The Humane Society of Marshall County holds a Dinner and Auction tomorrow at the Calvert City United Methodist Church. The silent auction starts at 4 and goes live at 6. The take out dinner starts at 4, the sit-down at 5:30. Dinner is $8 for barbeque pork and sandwich plates including desert and drinks. The church is at 540 Oak Park Boulevard.

The Midtown Alliance of Neighbors needs helping hands and skilled roofers, carpenters, a plumber and window glazers for a Repair Affair tomorrow. Registration is at 7:15 at Fountain Avenue United Methodist Church. Breakfast and lunch provided. Call 270-442-8947 to let them know you’re going to help.

There’s an open house at the Marshall County Exceptional Center Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. It’s at 198 Old Symsonia Road in Benton. Lakes Area Gospel Singers and the Liberty Boys perform during the afternoon. Refreshments provided. Donations welcome! The Center provides services for 25 developmentally/intellectually disabled adults.

Enjoy the weekend! See wkms.org for details.

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the morning cram [bipartisanship? edition]

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President Obama and Congress worked to pass three bills this week in a rare bipartisan effort.

NPR reports trade deals passed by Congress this weel marked rare bipartisan economic success for President Obama, but the moves aren’t popular among many of his supporters.

Kentucky~ Paducah police busted 14 for drugs and guns. Madisonville Community College has high grad rates.  A Henderson racetrack looks forward to instant racing.   Williams is adding nuclear power to his campaign. Treasurer cand Crosbie has more money to spend.

Tennessee~ Police found more ganja than they realized.