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The 2010 Haiti earthquake was a catastrophic magnitude 7.0 Mw earthquake, with an epicenter near the town of Léogâne, approximately 16 miles west of Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital. By January 24, 52 aftershocks measuring 4.5 or greater had been recorded. An estimated 3 million people were affected by the quake. The government reported an estimated 316,000 people had died, 300,000 had been injured, and 1,000,000 made homeless. At least 250,000 residences and 30,000 commercial buildings had been destroyed or severely damaged. Notable landmarks, such as the Presidential Palace, National Assembly Building, Port-Au-Prince Cathedral, and the main jail had been damaged. Many countries responded with humanitarian aid, medical teams, and engineers. Over the past two years, recovery has been slow largely due to poor government management of aid received, land ownership issues, the spread of cholera, and the overwhelming amount of refugees and the rise of violence. But still, there is hope…
It’s Thursday, January 12
Hear poet Blas Falconer reading from his works for Murray State’s low-residency MFA in Creative Writing Winter Reading Series tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the Clara Eagle Gallery of Doyle Fine Arts. Mr. Falconer’s book A Question of Gravity and Light came out in 2007 and his book The Foundling Wheel is forthcoming in 2013.
Learn Latin with beginning Latin lessons for high schoolers and adults starting next Tuesday. Classes are Tuesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. at WKCTC Emerging Technology Building, 4810 Alben Barkley Drive in Paducah. Register with Jessica@thelatinschool.org.
Saturday Hopkins County honors the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with an event beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Byrnes Auditorium in the Hatley Building on Madisonville Community College’s Health Sciences Campus. In addition to keynote speaker Mrs. Naomi Barber King, hear combined choruses and the 50 voice Evansville Chapter of the Gospel Workshop of America Mass Choir.
Check out NPR’s All Songs Considered tonight at 6:30. See the new program schedule at wkms.org. Thanks!
It’s official, Americans like to spend money.
NPR reports pound for pound, dollar for dollar, we like to spend far more than our counterparts throughout the world (and we hate to save too).
Kentucky~ A shootout in Hopkins County hospitalizes four. Apparently you can get cash for farming land that doesn’t belong to you. State Reps want Kentuckians to have a tax-free weekend next school year. The Commonwealth begins a new tourism campaign.
Riots and looting spread from London throughout England with no unifying cause.
NPR reports that in the third day since riots broke out in northern London, the violence has spread across England without any apparent cause other than general unrest.
Illinois~ The state can claim your money if it sits for a year.
Missouri~ The Frito Bandito strikes again!!
Unemployment rates are down as new jobs are created in July.
NPR reports 117,000 new jobs were created last month, bringing the unemployment rate down to 9.1 percent.
Kentucky~ Paducah is a good place to retire. Fort Campbell begins the Week of the Eagles. Paducah won the Chamber of the Year award last night. A highway maintenance man died yesterday. Jack Conway says he is frustrated with Washington too. The Highway Safety Director has been fired.
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.
Illinois~ The Gaming Board wants Quinn to veto a gambling expansion bill.
Nashville, TN’s Magdalene program offers prostitutes an opportunity to get drug-free and off the streets.
NPR reports the program’s housing, therapy and a self-sustaining small business allow the women it serves to heal, make money and gain respect.
KENTUCKY~ Torrential overnight rain adds to flood worries (no additional damage reports). Gov Beshear sends in some sandbagging troops after warning about price gougers. WKMS surveys Calloway County storm damage from the air. A landslide in Lyon County has been partially cleared from KY-93. Madisonville OKs Sunday alcohol sales (+tax). Richie Farmer ponies up his furlough money to charity. US Rep Whitfield tours the region today.