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Datebook: December 9 – Our Lady of Guadalupe Appears 480 Years Ago

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Our Lady of Guadalupe, also known as the Virgin of Guadalupe is a celebrated Catholic icon of the Virgin Mary and one of Mexico’s most popular religious and cultural images. According to tradition, on December 9, 1531 a peasant named Juan Diego had a vision of a young woman while he was on a hill in the Tepeyac desert, near Mexico City. The lady told him to build a church exactly on the spot where they were standing. He told the local bishop, who asked for some proof. He went back, had the vision again, and said the bishop wanted proof. She said “Bring the roses behind you.” Turning to look, he found a rose bush growing. He cut the roses, placed them in his poncho and returned to the bishop. When he opened his poncho, instead of roses, was an image of the young lady in the vision.

It’s Friday, December 9th

Fountain Avenue United Methodist Church in Paducah has its Christmas Craft Bazaar and Bake Sale tomorrow from 9 to 4.

There’s a wreath laying ceremony Monday at 10 a.m. at Fort Campbell Memorial Park in Hopkinsville honoring those lost in the plane crash in Gander, Newfoundland, December 12, 1985.

Enjoy free Breakfast with Santa tomorrow at 8 a.m. at the Paducah Recreation Center at 1527 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Children 12 and under are also invited to the free Candy Cane Hunt at 10 at Keiler Park at 2900 Broadway.

Henry County High School’s State Champion Football Team members and coaches are grand marshals of the Holly Jolly Christmas Parade at 6 p.m. tomorrow in Downtown Paris.

Paducah’s National Quilt Museum hosts Story Time with Mrs. Claus tomorrow from 10 to 2. Create and consume a Quilted Cookie.

The Sound of Music is on stage at Murray’s Playhouse tonight and tomorrow night at 7 and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Get tickets at playhouseinthepark.net.

Take care. Enjoy more at wkms.org.

Datebook: October 24 – Annie Taylor Plunges Niagara Falls in a Barrel 110 Years Ago

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On her 63rd birthday (October 24, 1901), Annie Edson Taylor became the first person to survive a trip over Niagara Falls in a barrel. She lived a comfortable life as a schoolteacher until her husband was killed in the Civil War. Desiring to secure her later years financially, and avoid the poorhouse, she decided she would be the first person to ride over Niagara Falls in a barrel. She used a custom-made barrel for her trip, constructed of oak and iron and padded with a mattress. Two days before Taylor’s own attempt, a domestic cat was sent over the Horseshoe Falls in her barrel to test its strength. It survived. On her birthday, she climbed in with her lucky heart-shaped pillow, the lid was screwed down, a bicycle pump compressed air into the barrel, and she was set adrift. After the plunge, she was recovered live and uninjured. About the experience, she said “I would sooner walk up to the mouth of a cannon, knowing it was going to blow me to pieces than make another trip over the Fall.”

It’s Monday, October 24

The 3rd Annual Murray Adult Spelling Bee starts at 6:30 tonight at the Murray Women’s Clubhouse at 704 Vine Street. There’s a silent auction and refreshments along with the competition. The fee is $25 for a team of three. Spellagains are $15. Spectator fee is a dollar. Calloway County Adult Education and the Alpha Department benefit.

Henry County High School’s Marching Patriots offer a Chili Supper and Silent Auction tomorrow at First United Methodist Church in Paris. Lunch is 11 to 1; Dinner is 4:30 to 7. The Silent Auction starts at 6:45. Tickets are $8.

There’s an opening reception Thursday for a new two-person exhibition of painting, drawing and mixed media at the Clemens Fine Arts Center at West Kentucky Community and Technical College. Professors Jay and Patricia Constantine are art faculty with Ferris State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The reception Thursday starts at 5 p.m.

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the morning cram [the final frontier edition]

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The shuttle program that has for 30 years explored the final frontier embarks on its final mission.

NPR reports throngs of spectators gather at Cape Canaveral to view the launch of NASA’s Atlantis for its last mission.

Kentucky~ A helicopter held up traffic on the Purchase Parkway. Four wounded veterans receive a hero’s welcome at Fort Campbell. The FEMA assistance deadline is fast approaching. The state is developing a new economic strategy.

Tennessee~ Someone set off fireworks in a Henry County teacher’s Jeep.

Datebook: February 21 – Presidents Day

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It’s Monday, February 21.

The Henry County High School Thespians present Fred Carmichael’s farce Exit the Body at the Krider Performing Arts Center in Paris this weekend.  Shows are at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for age 18 and under.  The Center’s at 650 Volunteer Drive.  There’s a missing body and hidden jewels in a home being rented by a mystery writer.

Stravinsky’s Soldier’s Tale is on the program for a concert featuring Sue-Jean Park, violin, Angela Wu, piano, Bob Valentine, narrator, and Scott Locke, clarinet in Murray State’s Performing Arts Hall tomorrow night at 7:30.  Also, hear Grieg’s Violin Sonata in C minor and selections from Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess.

The 2011 School Counts Gala is set for 7 p.m. Saturday March 19 at Madisonville Golf and Country Club.  $30 tickets benefit the School Counts program and youth of Hopkins County.  Tickets are available at the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts, the Madisonville-Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce and other locations.

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morning cram [t-rex edition]

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It’s been a big year for Tyrannosaurs Rex. Scientists have identified six new species of the animal, recently discovered T-Rex feathers and maybe even the remains of some soft tissue.

~NPR hears the renaissance is partly due to new techniques and dino’s telegenic charisma.

KENTUCKY~ A fatal wreck yesterday on I-24 in Christian County killed a Paducah woman. Mayfield muslims looking to start a mosque talk to a real estate agent. Local communities can nab some health grant$ up for grabs. Get a load of this: preview an ambulance power-loader! Dr. Dan doesn’t want to run for another office; he wants to fish (professionally).

TENNESSEE~ Someone started a fire @ Henry County High and a Paris man is charged with statutory rape. APSU (officially) opens its new chemical engineering building. TVA future report: less coal; more nuclear.

ILLINOIS~ SIU can now furlough its faculty/staff.

morning cram [euro edition]

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“At age 53, the European Union is in the grips of a midlife crisis.”

~NPR discusses the currency shared by 16 nations.

KENTUCKY~ A Hopkinsville man is busted on sex charges for (allegedly) wooing a fictitious teenager online. A Fort Campbell soldier almost lights himself on fire in a public suicide attempt and officials plan to build a new elementary school on base. West Kentucky Allied Services gets federal funding to help the needy with high electric bills. Beshear says last year’s economic incentive revamp is paying offDon’t text ‘n drive.

TENNESSEE~ Henry County High bans face piercings and cell phones. 2 were arrested during a weekend raid on a rural Montgomery County “Outlaws” motorcycle gang clubhouse.

ILLINOIS~ How the state’s Lieutenant Governor is chosen changes after last year’s embarrassment. A Willow Lake mining accident killed an Eddyville, KY man.

morning cram (sad chocolate edition)

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Sad Chocolate

Researchers question chocolate’s motives; just in time for Arizona’s new law.

KY~ McCracken County hooks up a Paducah wholesale food distributor. MSU plans a forum on tuition hikes. Fort Campbell preps for another Afghanistan deployment. Multiple countries attend a clean coal conference in the Commonwealth. Legislation from the General Assembly’s  special session next month will take effect July 15.  Beshear vetoes a bill that scrutinizes state contracts.

TN~ Clarksville has disappointingly-low Census return rates. Undercover officers bust up a Henry County High School drug ring.  Republicans consider cutting pre-kindergarten programs.

IL~ Metropolis throws Harrah’s a $30k bone.