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Datebook: February 23 – Supernova 1987A Visible to Naked Eye 25 Years Ago

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Supernova 1987A was located in the outskirts of the Tarantula Nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a nearby dwarf galaxy, approximately 168,000 light-years away, though close enough to be visible to the naked eye if you lived in the Southern Hemisphere. The light from the supernova reached Earth on February 23, 1987. It was the first opportunity for modern astronomers to see a supernova up close and observations have provided much insight into core-collapse supernovae. Voyager 2, then enroute to Neptune, was able to observe the supernova with its cameras.

It’s Thursday, February 23

The Howard Finster Vision House Touring Exhibit goes on display tonight at the WKCTC Clemens Fine Arts Center Gallery. Finster’s images range from pop culture icons like Elvis to historical figures such as George Washington to religious images of his own visions. There’s a reception tonight from 5 to 7, with an artist talk by curator David Leonardis at 6. The exhibit runs through March 23.

The Modernette Civic Club sponsors their 18th Annual African American Breakfast on Saturday at 8AM at the James E. Bruce Convention Center in Hopkinsville. The keynote speaker will be Mr. John Johnson, Executive Director for the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights in Louisville. $12 tickets can be purchased at the door.

Western Baptist Hospital offers free screenings during a Heart Health Fair on Saturday from 9 to noon in the atrium of Doctors Office Building 2. Western Baptist staff will provide blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, and EKG rhythm strip screenings. Fasting and advance registration are not required.

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Datebook: February 13 – World Radio Day

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It’s World Radio Day, adopted by UNESCO in 2011. The proclamation was requested by the Spanish Radio Academy for February 13, on the anniversary of the establishment of United Nations Radio in 1946. Various radio industry bodies around the world are supporting the initiative by encouraging stations in developed countries to assist those in the developing world. See more about World Radio Day on the official website.

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It’s Monday, February 13

Wednesday is the application deadline for musicians interested in performing in the 2012 Lower Town Arts & Music Festival. Selected performers will appear on one of three stages during the festival, which runs May 18th through the 20th in Paducah. Applications can be accessed online at lowertownamf.com.

A regular monthly meeting of the Alzheimer’s Support Group takes place tomorrow morning at 10 at the Pennyrile Area Development District Office in Hopkinsville. For more information, contact James Patterson at 886-9484.

The Pennyroyal Area Museum in Hopkinsville displays a collection of African artifacts from Kenya and Tanzania. The exhibit runs through March and features a selection of ebony carvings, a chess set, a bow and arrow, African currency, textiles, and more. The museum, located at 217 East 9th Street, is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 4:30 and on Saturday from 10 to 3.

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Written by Matt Markgraf

February 13, 2012 at 9:13 am

the morning cram [the shaken, not stirred, edition]

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Syrian regime has “License to Kill” after diplomatic impasse

NPR reports at least 15 dead following government bombings this weekend

OVC Scores…

Kentucky~ Thousands of Kentuckians visited the downed Eggners Ferry Bridge.  Emergency management officials say they are better prepared to handle disasters. Two have been arrested in connection to the slaying of a Fort Campbell soldier.  Activists invite lawmakers to a  tea party.

Tennessee~ Six state environmental panels are being reduced to three. A state-wide earthquake drill is set for Tuesday.

Datebook: January 25 – Guiding Light Debuts 75 Years Ago

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Guiding Light is an American television soap opera credited by the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest running drama in television and radio history, running from 1937 until 2009. It is also among the longest running broadcast programs in history of any kind, across radio media for 15 years, and then television media for 57 years, being first broadcast five days after President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s second inauguration. The show’s title refers to a lamp in the study of Reverend Dr. John Ruthledge, a major character when The Guiding Light debuted in 1937, that family and residents could see as a sign for them to find help when needed. Guiding Light was created by Irna Phillips, and began as an NBC Radio serial on January 25, 1937. In 1947, the show moved to CBS radio. In 1952, it began airing on CBS television. It would continue to air on both television and radio until 1956. The series was expanded from 15 minutes to a half hour in 1968, and then to a full hour in 1977. Guiding Light aired its 15,000th televised episode on September 6, 2006.

It’s Wednesday, January 25

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network of Western Kentucky hosts a meeting for volunteers, pancreatic cancer survivors, caregivers, and supporters tomorrow night at 6:30. The meeting will be held in the Borders Community Room of the Lourdes Hospital Marshall Nemer Pavilion. All attendees are encouraged to wear purple. For more information, visit pancan.org.

The Pennyroyal Area Museum in Hopkinsville hosts a Russian Artwork exhibit through the end of the month. See stacking dolls, lacquered barrettes, a lacquered chess set, woodburning paintings, and more. The museum is located at 217 East 9th Street and is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 4:30 and on Saturday from 10 to 3.

Applications are now being accepted for participation in the 2012 Paducah Downtown Farmers’ Market, which will be held April 25 through November 21. Regional vendors can reserve a space at the farmers’ market for an individual day, a weekend, or the complete season. Register online at paducahalliance.org/farmersmarket.

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Datebook: January 10 – Robinson Jeffers Turns 125

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Robinson Jeffers was born on January 10, 1887 (and died January 20, 1962). He was an American poet, best known for his work about the central California coast and as an icon of the environmental movement. Most of his poetry was written in classic narrative and epic form, but his short verse is usually found in modern anthologies. His poems “Tamar” and “Roan Stallion,” are considered a mastery of epic form, akin to Greek narrative, and were full of controversial subject matter like incest, murder, and parricide. Jeffers’ short verse includes “Hurt Hawks”, “The Purse-Seine”, and “Shine, Perishing Republic.” His intense relationship with the physical world is described in often brutal and apocalyptic verse, and demonstrates a preference for the natural world over what he sees as the negative influence of civilization. He coind the term ‘inhumanism,’ the belief that mankind is too self-centered and too indifferent to the “astonishing beauty of things.”

It’s Tuesday, January 10

Murray State’s MFA winter reading series continues tonight at 7:30 with writer Padma Viswanathan. Her reading’s in Clara Eagle Gallery, 6th Floor Doyle Fine Arts. Her first novel, The Toss of a Lemon, traces 60 years in the lives of a young Indian widow and her gay manservant.

Hopkinsville’s Guild Art Gallery features new original paintings and photographs along with jewelry, woodworking and pottery by Art Guild members with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. The Gallery’s in Bradford Square Mall, 4000 Ft. Campbell Boulevard .

The Marvelous Wonderettes perform for Murray’s Playhouse in the Park this weekend and next. Shows are at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays . Four girls sing for their prom in 1958 in act one- then sing together again at their ten year reunion in 1968. Call 270-759-1752 for tickets. Also, tonight from 4 to 6 there are auditions for 13 the Musical.

Red Cross Blood Drive, Wal-Mart, Jan. 13, 6 a.m. – 3 p.m.

See more about America’s Test Kitchen Radio with Christopher Kimball new to our weekend schedule at wkms.org.

 

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.

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Datebook: December 2 – Enron Files For Bankruptcy 10 Years Ago

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Before its bankruptcy on December 2, 2001, Enron employed approximately 22,000 staff and was one of the world’s leading electricity, natural gas, communications, and pulp and paper companies, with claimed revenues of nearly $101 billion in 2000. Fortune named Enron “America’s Most Innovative Company” for six consecutive years. At the end of 2001, it was revealed that its reported financial condition was sustained substantially by institutionalized, systematic, and creatively planned accounting fraud, known as the “Enron scandal.” The scandal also brought into question the accounting practices and activities of many corporations throughout the United States and was a factor in the creation of the Sarbanes–Oxley Act of 2002. It emerged from bankruptcy in November 2004, pursuant to a court-approved plan of reorganization: a new board of directors changed the name of Enron to Enron Creditors Recovery Corp., and focused on reorganizing and liquidating certain operations and assets of the pre-bankruptcy Enron. In 2006, Enron sold Prisma Energy International Inc., its last remaining business, to Ashmore Energy International Ltd.

It’s Friday December 2

Murray’s Playhouse in the Park opens its production of The Sound of Music tonight for a two weekend run. See playhouseinthepark.net for ticket and time information.

The first annual Paducah School of Art Student and Faculty Art Sale is at the Clemens Gallery at West Kentucky Community and Technical College tomorrow from 10 to 6 and Sunday from 11 to 4.

A Christmas Carol – The Musical – starts at 7 p.m. tonight and tomorrow night at the Alhambra Theatre in Hopkinsville.

The youth of Murray’s First United Methodist Church sponsor Dinner and Auction Sunday at 5:30 p.m. with proceeds going to youth missions.

There’s a Community Chorus Holiday Concert at the Clemens Fine Arts Center of WKCTC in Paducah Sunday afternoon at 3.

Murray Art Guild’s Art Market Holiday Open House and Reception is Sunday at 2.

The Humane Society of Marshall County offers Christmas Pet and Family Portraits tomorrow from 10 to 2 at the facility at 6301 68 East, Benton.

Murray’s Christmas Parade starts at 10 a.m. tomorrow.

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Datebook: December 1 – AIDS Virus Officially Recognized 30 Years Ago

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Acquired immune deficiency syndrome or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is a disease of the human immune system caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The illness interferes with the immune system making people with AIDS much more likely to get infections, including opportunistic infections and tumors that do not affect people with working immune systems. This susceptibility gets worse as the disease continues. AIDS was first recognized by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 1981 and its cause, HIV, identified in the early 1980s. In 2009, the World Health Organization estimated that there are 33.4 million people worldwide living with HIV/AIDS, with 2.7 million new HIV infections per year and 2.0 million annual deaths due to AIDS. In 2007, UNAIDS estimated: 33.2 million people worldwide had AIDS that year; AIDS killed 2.1 million people in the course of that year, including 330,000 children, and 76% of those deaths occurred in sub-Saharan Africa. According to UNAIDS 2009 report, worldwide some 60 million people have been infected since the start of the pandemic, with some 25 million deaths, and 14 million orphaned children in southern Africa alone.

It’s Thursday, December 1st

Hopkinsville’s Christmas Parade begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, goes from Glass Avenue to Fifteenth, and is themed “Christmas Around the World.”

The Methodist Churches of Calloway County present a Live Nativity from 6 to 9 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday. See costumed re-enactors and live animals, including camels, portraying scenes inside the MSU Expo Center on College Farm Road. Admission and refreshments are free.

Paris Henry County Arts Council presents its 44th Annual Community Christmas Concert Sunday at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church. Scott Shepherd directs. Admission is free.

LBL’s Homeplace debuts “Civil War Comes to the Homeplace” from 10 to 4 Saturday. The living history farm moves forward in time to 1861 when families witnessed the building of Forts Henry and Donelson and Federal gunboats patrolling the rivers. Visit a Confederate encampment to see how civilian soldiers adapted to military routines.

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Datebook: November 9 – First Gridiron Football Game 150 Years Ago

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The first documented gridiron (North American) football match was a game played on November 9, 1861, at University College, University of Toronto. One of the participants in the game involving University of Toronto students was Sir William Mulock, later Chancellor of the school. Canadian football is a form of gridiron football played almost exclusively in Canada in which two teams of 12 players each compete for territorial control of a field of play 110 yards long and 65 yards wide attempting to advance a pointed prolate spheroid ball into the opposing team’s end zone. In Canada, the term football usually refers to Canadian football and American football collectively. The two sports have shared origins and are closely related, but have significant differences—in particular, 12 players on the field per team in Canadian football rather than 11, and three downs per possession rather than four. The fewer number of downs in Canadian football results in less offensive rushing than in the American game.

It’s Wednesday, November 9th

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park offers Veterans a storytelling weekend. Register from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday. Blood River to Berlin author Mike Freeland leads “Experience of War Stories” at 7 p.m. and again at 10 a.m. Saturday. At 1 p.m. Saturday, Freeland leads a session “How to Write Your Story.” Freeland signs books at 3. Call the park at 800-325-1711 for details.

LBL offers veterans free admission to the Homeplace, Elk and Bison Prairie, Woodlands Nature Station and Golden Pond Planetarium. Pick up passes for the Prairie at the Visitor’s Center from 9 to 5. Wranglers Campground and Turkey Bay Off-Highway Vehicle Area are also issuing free permits.

Hopkinsville Art Guild’s 3rd Annual Art Auction begins with a buffet dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Guild Art Gallery and Studio at Bradford Square Mall, 4000 Ft. Campbell Boulevard. Tickets are $15. The live auction starts at 7. Paintings, photographs, jewelry, pottery and wood turnings are featured items.

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Datebook: October 18 – Moby Dick Published 160 Years Ago

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Moby Dick is widely considered to be one of the first Great American Novels and a treasure of world literature. It was written by Herman Melville and published on October 18, 1951 by Richard Bentley in London (and later by Harper and Brothers in New York). The story tells the adventure of a wandering sailor named Ishmael, and his voyage on the whaleship Pequod, commanded by Captain Ahab. Ishmael soon learns that on this voyage Ahab has one purpose, to seek out the ferocious, enigmatic white whale: Moby Dick. The book is regarded (and infamous) for its stylized language, symbolism, metaphors, complex themes and meandering tangential storyline. The book was largely ignored when it was first published, and was first of several “literary failures” by Melville (see his other fantastic novels Pierre and The Confidence Man). It wasn’t until nearly 50 years after his death that the book resurfaced and eventually gained the reputation of a masterpiece.

Why read Moby Dick? See NPR’s feature.

It’s Tuesday, October 18

The Christian County Grandparent Support Group meets tomorrow at the Pennyrile Area Development District Office starting at 10 a.m. The office is at 300 Hammond Drive in Hopkinsville.

Western Baptist Hospital has its 5th Annual Addiction and Compulsive Behaviors Symposium for healthcare professionals Saturday from 8 to 3:45. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. at the Heart Center Auditorium, 2501 Kentucky Avenue in Paducah. Register by Thursday at sjones@bhsi.com. There’s a $30 activity fee and some education credits available.

The youth of Murray’s First United Methodist Church have a Harvest Hootenanny tomorrow in the church gym at 503 Maple Street. A chili competition and meal start at 5. From 6 to 8 there’s a petting zoo, pony rides, a costume parade, carnival games and a trick or treat walk through the church. It’s open to all, $3 per person, $10 max per family for either meal or activities.

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