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Datebook: April 18 – Longest professional baseball game 30 years ago

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The Pawtucket Red Sox and Rochester Red Wings began the longest professional baseball game in history 30 years ago.  It lasted It lasted for 33 innings over eight hours and 25 minutes. It set numerous records in baseball history, and featured future hall-of-famers Cal Ripken, Jr. and Wade Boggs.
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It’s Monday, April 18

Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area offers family activities this Saturday that are fun and helpful. There’s Canoe and Kayak Cleanup at Energy Lake Dam from 8:30 a.m. to noon.  Meet there and help collect trash and recyclables from the banks of Crooked Creek Bay on the Cumberland River.  Lifejackets required; paddlers must provide own boat and paddle.

Tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. there’s a free concert of New Music at MSU in Performing Arts Hall of Price Doyle Fine Arts. 

There’s an American Red Cross blood collection today from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Lone Oak First Baptist Church at 3601 Lone Oak Road in Paducah.  Also, The Paducah Donor Center is open today from 11a.m. to 6 p.m.; tomorrow from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Good Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Saturday from 7 to 11 a.m.  The Center’s at 4635 Falconcrest Drive in Paducah.  Call 270-442-9141 for Thursday hours.

We hope your day is productive and enjoyable.  You’re welcome in our Facebook community through wkms.org.  Thanks!

morning cram [rahm edition]

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Ever since Rahm Emanuel won the legal right to be on the Chicago mayoral ballot, it was pretty much a given that he would win the plurality of votes when Election Day rolled around.

NPR reports Emanuel’s 55% share in yesterday’s vote means there will be no runoff election.

KENTUCKY~ A burning propane truck caused delays yesterday on McCracken County’s Cairo Road. Paducah aims for another land grab (in Lone Oak this time) and signs a new contract with their local firefighters union. A Murray murder trial gets postponed (again) and there’s a new Parks Director in town. UK’s presidential search is underway and who the candidates are will be kept a secret. The state gets its hands on lethal injection drugs. House members will soon vote on anti-bullying legislation and the Senate Budget Committee is looking at what to do about Medicaid. Gubernatorial hopeful Bobbie Holsclaw asks why the optometrist bill is clearing the legislature at such a rapid pace. Democrats intend to pay for a painting of Governor Beshear.

TENNESSEE~ Searchers pull the body of a missing Paris man from Kentucky Lake.

morning cram (solicit justice edition)

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Supreme (pizza) Court

Obama nominates one of his top lawyers… and it’s another lady!

KY~ Paducah’s dreamy (thunder)dome needs permanent toilets and officials there want to trade in the old Lone Oak City Hall for a road project. Boaters be warned: high water and debris! Baseball and Senate superstar Jim Bunning will miss his Republican cohorts.

TN~ 350 Clarksville businesses damaged; Riverside Drive and area schools re-opened. FEMA has already approved over $4mil in flood victim assistance claims. It smells of Arizona: the legislature votes tonight to crackdown on proofing voters’ citizenship.

IL~ Brookport sandbags; saves homes.

OVC SPORTS~ (baseball) MSU > EKU, UTM > MhSU, APSU < TTU; (softball) MSU > EIU, UTM > MhSU, APSU < EKU.

morning cram (ticks & poison ivy edition)

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A study finds climate change is good for one thing: ticks & poison ivy.

bite me.

KY~ A man was charged with murder after an I-24 DUI hit ‘n run near Clarksville. Traffic will be restricted today @ the intersection of Bleich/Lone Oak Roads.  A Madisonville church group heads to Haiti. A pilot is injured after overshooting the Princeton airport. The Commonwealth is bringing executions back. Tea Party spurs activism… but not voting. (Accused killer) Nunn’s mental eval is scheduled this afternoon. The Attorney General warns us about the dangers of using Facebook.

TN~ E-Verify your (il)legal worker.