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Datebook: November 28 – The Name of a Town in Argentina

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28 de Noviembre, Photo by Alejandro Gramajo, Panaramio & Google Earth

28 de Noviembre, written out as Veintiocho de Noviembre, is a town of roughly 5,300 inhabitants in southwestern Santa Cruz Province, Argentina. The town is near the border with Chile, not far from Puerto Natales. Its main economic activity is coal mining. 28 de Noviembre was officially founded on November 28, 1959, on the second anniversary of adoption of the provincial constitution, when a decree merged several settlements into one town which was named after the date of foundation.

It is Monday, November 28

Tomorrow at 6 p.m. Christian County Public Schools Parent University hosts Pre-K Reading Night at Lacy Elementary including story time, activity and snack. Kids who attend four meetings receive a free book. Parents who attend four meetings with their children are entered into a drawing for a Nook color e-reader, and more. See Christian.kyschools.us.

The Downtown Paris Association and the Paris-Henry County Heritage Center present the exhibition, Trees on the Square, at the Heritage Center, 614 North Poplar Street. It’s on display tomorrow through December 18. Use the Market Street Entrance. Tuesday through Saturday hours are noon to 6. Sunday hours are 1 to 4.

Friday at 7:30 p.m. the Jackson Purchase Dance Company’s 20th Anniversary Production Season opens with Cinderella: A Story/Ballet performance at Murray State’s Lovett Auditorium. Adult tickets are $8. Also, see about 500 artworks exploring the theme “Why Dance?” created by students in 8 schools in the region.

Listen to our local music programs, like Weekend Energy, on demand at wkms.org. Thanks!

the morning cram [smog…well I reckon it’s a small hog edition]

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The U.S. has more carbon emissions than anyone but China, and that may not change anytime soon.

NPR reports as United Nations climate talks begin in South Africa, the US has more carbon emissions than ever. And the political climate isn’t helping.

Kentucky~ A Paducah teen left the scene of an accident.  Toys for Tots needs more of the former. Murray State wins a shootout. Ballard County remembers superintendent. For profit colleges get millions from the state.

Tennessee~ Gov Haslam wants smarter kids. Montgomery County wants weather warnings.