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Datebook: October 6 – Egypt’s president Anwar al-Sadat assassinated 30 years ago

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Egypt’s third president Anwar al-Sadat was assassinated on October 6, 1981 by fundamentalist army officers (and was then succeeded by Hosni Mubarak). In his eleven years as president he changed Egypt’s direction, departing from the economic and political principles of his predecessor (Gamal Abdel Nasser) by re-instituting the multi-party system, and launching the Infitah economic policy. As president he led Egypt in the October War of 1973 to liberate Egyptian territory occupied by Israel, making him a hero in Egypt and, for a time, the wider Arab World. Afterwards he engaged in negotiations with Israel, culminating in the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty. This won him the Nobel Peace Prize but also made him unpopular among some Arabs, resulting in a temporary suspension of Egypt’s membership in the Arab League, and eventually his assassination.

It’s Thursday, October 6

Murray State’s Department of Music presents its annual Faculty Showcase Recital at 3:30 Sunday afternoon in Performing Arts Hall. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students. The recital will feature solo and ensemble performances involving twenty-one faculty and guest artists. The program music ranges from Liszt to Monk.

The Kuttawa Flotilla of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary offers a safe boating course Saturday at Eddy Creek Marina Resort, 7612 State Route 93, south in Eddyville. It runs from 8 to 5 with a lunch break and costs $20. Preregistration is required at 270-388-9799.

There’s a fish fry Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. at William A Doyle Post 236 of the American Legion. The menu includes both pond-raised and river catfish, slaw, potatoes, hush puppies and a variety of deserts. The Cost is $8. The Post is at 25 Little John Lane, off KY 95 between Calvert City and North Marshall Middle School.

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the morning cram [debt-ceiling edition]

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A chasm is growing between congressional Republicans, as the ‘Hell No Caucus’ claims US credit default is a fallacy.

NPR reports claims by Republican lawmakers such as Minnesota’s Michelle Bachmann and Illinois’ Joe Walsh put them at odds with party leaders.

Kentucky~ The Heath school shooter is denied a competency hearing. There will be road work on I-24 today. A local couple wins the Duck Tape prom competition (but will they stick together?).

Tennessee~ Clarksville may get a convention center. Bredesen’s mom won’t get Haslam’s update e-mail anymore.

Illinois~ The Gaming Board wants Quinn to veto a gambling expansion bill.

Datebook: June 24 – Take Your Dog to Work Day

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Take Your Dog to Work Day was first started in 1996 in the United Kingdom and June 25, 1999 in the United States. Created by Pet Sitters International, this day celebrates the great companions dogs make and encourages adoptions from local shelters, rescue groups and humane societies. Why can’t every day be take your dog to work day?

It’s Friday, June 24

The Civil War Singers will give a free concert at the Fort Donelson National Battlefield amphitheater tomorrow night at 6.  The singers will perform traditional songs from the Civil War.

Mayfield author Berry Craig will be signing copies of his third book, Hidden History of Kentucky Soldiers, at the Graves County Public Library tomorrow from 11 to 2. All profits from book sales go for scholarships at the West Kentucky Community and Technical College.

There’s a fish fry tomorrow night at 6 at American Legion Post 236, located off KY 95 between Calvert City and North Marshall Middle School.  The menu includes catfish, slaw, hushpuppies, potatoes, and desserts.  Meals are 7 dollars.

The Paducah Aero Modelers club hosts a two-day Air Show tomorrow and Sunday, beginning at 9 each morning.  Control line, free flight, and radio control models will be displayed and flown.  The free show will be held at the McCracken County Model Air Park.

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morning cram [union busting edition]

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Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker wants to close his state’s budget gap by having state workers pay more for pensions and benefits and also permanently limit public employees’ bargaining rights.

NPR reports after a week of protests and Senate Democrats literally walking away from the capitol, no one’s backing down.

KENTUCKY~ Major crimes in Paducah have dropped 16%. +35 MPH winds knocked over a Super 8 Motel sign in Calvert City. Expect delays tomorrow passing over Eggner’s Ferry Bridge. The state’s Tourism Council renames itself and spring cleaning is being planned at a dozen Civil War sites. Two state Republican candidates have no Primary opposition and 14 hopefuls spoke @ a Murray GOP dinner Saturday. The General Assembly is racing to finish their ‘short session.’

OVC BASKETBALL~ (Men’s) MSU > Evansville, UTM > SEMO, APSU < Fairfield; (Women’s) MSU < EIU, UTM < Bradley, APSU > TTU.

morning cram [cyber battle edition]

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Professional militaries around the world train with the rules of war in mind, recognizing that abiding by them works to their benefit as much as to the enemy’s. So, it’s no surprise many legal experts, diplomats and military commanders are now debating how to extend the law of war to cyberspace.

~NPR reports it’s unclear how existing treaties and conventions would apply in this new domain of conflict.

KENTUCKY~ Paducah could have a new city manager early next month and will pay Greyhound Bus Lines $12k to stay for 5 more years. A h0meless man is under arrest after allegedly stealing frozen chicken from a McCracken County mission. A Calvert City plastics plant will pay $800k in pollution fines. State House Republicans claim if given control in November the legislature would be more responsive and accountable.

TENNESSEE~ Clarksville greenlights revamping 3rd Street to include a bike lane. A plane crashes on Kentucky Lake near Paris Landing leaving pilots unscathed.

ILLINOIS~ The Honeywell nuclear materials plant in Metropolis will require union workers to be re-trained if negotiations ever pan out next month.

morning cram [very light car edition]

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The future of fuel-efficient cars top the 100 miles per gallon mark. This week, the Edison2 team is being rewarded with half of the technically prestigious $10 million X Prize.

~NPR takes a ride in a very light car.

KENTUCKY~ Paducah rocks out on an insurance safety test. Beshear announces another major industrial tax break (in Calvert City). State Police arrest a man for zooming around like a cop. An MSU sophomore is the OVC’s Golfer of the Week. Oak Grove’s mayor removed his opponent from the tourism board for wearing a campaign T-shirt at a public festival. Even though 63 new KSP troopers graduate this week, the Commonwealth is still short some 150.  Dentists keep getting older.

TENNESSEE~ A Clarksville hotel employee finds out the hard way seeing-eye dogs are not ‘pets’. Bredesen divvies up $15mil for statewide highway law enforcement.

ILLINOIS~ Free fishing Saturday!

Datebook – September 2, 2010 (Labor Day)

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It’s Monday, Labor Day, September 6

Murray’s Playhouse in the Park auditions for the cast of “To Kill A Mockingbird” tonight and tomorrow evening at 6 at the theatre. Don Fleming directs. There are roles for one girl, age 9-12, two boys age 10-14, five females from 18 to 60 years old and eight men from age 20 to 70.

William A. Doyle Post 236 of the American Legion is hosting turkey shoots starting at 6 p.m. Fridays this month beginning this Friday. Post 236 is on Ky. 95 between Calvert City and North Marshall Middle School. For more information, contact 270-703-3296.

The Nashville Opera needs 14 singers in grades 5 through 8 to join them for the November 11 Alhambra Theatre performance of Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel in Hopkinsville. There are auditions Wednesday at 4 p.m. at the Alhambra. Preregister at 270-887-4295. Auditioners sing My Country Tis of Thee without accompaniment. Rehearsals are Wednesdays from 4 to 5 p.m. through November.

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morning cram (cut ‘n cap edition)

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Top Hat.. Top Kill.. Cut ‘n Cap.

KY~ A home invasion in Marshall County ends with high speed police chase. Korean War heroes honored in Paducah. Calvert City community rallies around injured cop. Laptops may replace textbooks @ McCracken High. The new state highway maps show off horse culture. Odds improve for winning future Race to the Top funds.

TN~ Campaign issues wind up in budget talks. Farmers can apply for aid.

morning cram (debut edition)

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By Chris Taylor

Since vaguely defining my blogging intentions, I’ve since decided to sum up your regional morning coverage, but nice ‘n quick in the Chris Taylor-style. So welcome to your morning cram.

KY~ The state legislature opens up today. Snow Thursday. Beshear has a plan to dig us out of the red. The Republican effort for Bunning’s seat is now a three-way. Don’t bet on Paducah to snag a new middle school this year. Despite a potential ruling next week, the Paducah/Greyhound bus spat will drag on. Some alleged Oak Grove monster was captured for child-rape x10. A former Calvert City worker denies a methlab fire was his.

TN~ Bredesen pushes for education reform. Herron has $675k in his US Congress bid. Clarksville will pay to study things for the next 20 years.

SPORTS~ MSU won, UTM lost, APSU lost.

Written by Chris Taylor

January 5, 2010 at 9:39 am