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Datebook: December 29 – Inventor of Chicken Nugget Turns 90

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Robert C. Baker was born on December 29, 1921 (and died March 13, 2006). He was a professor of food science at Cornell University who invented the chicken nugget as well as many other poultry related inventions. He was considered the “George Washington Carver of poultry.” McDonald’s is often falsely credited for inventing the chicken nugget, but in fact, Baker published his chicken nugget recipe in the 1950s as unpatented academic work and McDonald’s patented theirs in 1979.

Do you want to make Baker’s chicken nuggets? Here’s his recipe: http://cornellsun.com/node/17066

It’s Thursday, December 29

Maiden Alley Cinema presents the psychological thriller “Martha Marcy May Marlene” starring Elizabeth Olsen, Hugh Dancy, and John Hawkes, rated R. The film shows at 7 and at 9 tomorrow night. For additional weekend showtimes, visit maidenalleycinema.com.

The Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park invites you to celebrate the New Year on Saturday night. The park’s package includes dinner, a dance, and a continental breakfast on Sunday. For information and reservations, call 1-800-325-1711.

Paris Landing State Park hosts “Shiver on the River” this Sunday at 2:30 at the Marina boat ramp. The event raises money for the REAL Hope Youth Center. Individuals making a minimum contribution of $25 will receive a t-shirt and a free buffet after the awards ceremony. There’s an award for the best costume. The event will be held rain or snow. Find more at shiverontheriver.com.

Visit us online at wkms.org, where you can find more community events. Thanks for listening.

the morning cram [you’re so money and you don’t even know it edition]

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The Big Easy is making a comeback!

NPR reports New Orleans is enjoying an influx of start-ups. Good music, oysters and successful business opportunities anyone?

Kentucky~    Officials are investigating a Marshall County wreck involving a police cruiser. The State Board of Elections fired its director.  A Graves County Board of Education member is running for a State House seat. Beshear is doubling down on expanded gambling. The Governor says the state needs to tighten its purse strings.

Illinois~  The state is getting a  $15M performance bonus for its work with uninsured children .