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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.

See details at wkms.org. Thanks!

Datebook: August 18 – 55th birthday of film composer John Debney

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John C. Debney (born August 18, 1956) is an American film composer. He received an Academy Award nomination for his score for Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ. John was born and raised in nearby Glendale, California, where he began guitar lessons at age six and played in rock bands in college. Debney earned his B.A. degree in Music Composition from the California Institute of Arts in 1979. In the early 1990s, Debney began to score indie films and Disneyland attractions. In 1993, he scored his first studio feature, the Disney comedy Hocus Pocus starring Bette Midler. Debney has since gone on to have a career composing scores for many films including Iron Man 2, The Passion of the Christ, Bruce Almighty, Elf, Sin City, Chicken Little, Liar Liar, Spy Kids, The Emperor’s New Groove, The Scorpion King, The Princess Diaries, and Predators.

It’s Thursday, August 18

Paducah School of Art Painting faculty Bilan Liao hosts a grand opening of her new gallery Saturday beginning at 5 p.m.. It’s at 520 North 7th Street in Lowertown. Liao’s art includes stories of her family who endured hardships during the Chinese Revolution and the Chinese Cultural Revolution.

Cabela’s King-Kat Tournament Trail Fishing Series brings Midwest catfish anglers to Prizer-Point Marina & Resort, Cadiz, Saturday. Tournament fishing is from 6:30 to 3 with weigh-in at Prizer-Point through 4 p.m. Late registration is tomorrow from 5 to 7 p.m. See prizerpoint.com. There’s also a kids fishing rodeo with registration from 8 to 9.

The Paris Henry County Arts Council presents The Barons Dance Band at Lee Academy for the Arts Saturday at 7 p.m. It’s a free concert, but refreshments and snacks will be sold to raise funds for the Council. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Lee Academy for the Arts is at the intersection of Crawford and Lee in Paris.

Thanks for listening. See other events at wkms.org.

the morning cram [overeducated burger flipper edition]

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College graduates struggle to find jobs in ailing economy.

NPR reports many college graduates are unable to find jobs in their field after racking up large student loan debts.

Kentucky~ The tornado sirens in Calloway County are being tested this morning (don’t panic). We can fish for free this weekend. More jobs are expected in Madisonville at a new distribution center. Rand Paul wants to talk terrorists in Bowling Green. Art students in Paducah are likely to pay more next year. Vandals are working their way through McCracken County. A judge rules that prosecutors can tell jurors about Nunn’s prostitute use.

Tennessee~ EARTHQUAKE! (don’t worry, it was tiny).

Illinois~ The Dept of Agriculture pushes farmers to recycle.

Datebook: April 5 – Inventor of Segway turns 60

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Dean Kamen, inventor of Segway, turns 60 – Click here to see his Wikipedia page.

It’s Tuesday, April 5.

Thursday the Paducah School of Art/WKCTC 2011 Student Art Exhibition opens at the Clemens Gallery of the Clemens Fine Arts Center on the West Kentucky Community and Technical College Campus.  There’s a reception from 5 to 7 p.m.  The College is at 4810 Alben Barkley Drive.

The Murray State String Ensemble Concert is tonight at 6 in Performing Arts Hall of the Fine Arts Building.  Works by Machado, Tarrega, Paganini, Bizet and Bach are on the program for many combinations of strings including the MSU Guitar Ensemble in its first concert performance.

The Paducah Symphony Orchestra requests artwork for display during its “Triumphant” Concert April 16th at 7:30 p.m. in the Carson Center.  The program features the Symphony Chorus in Cerubini’s Requiem.  The 2011 Young Artist Competition winners also perform.  Submit complementary artworks by Noon, Thursday, April 14th at the Symphony Office at 201 Broadway.

About $2500 in your pledges and gifts will put the WKMS Community Fundraiser over the top.  Call 800-599-4737 to help or use the secure pledge page at wkms.org.  Thanks so much.

Datebook – September 30, 2010

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It’s Thursday, September 30.

The Murray Art Guild offers Messy Friday workshops for children 3 to 5 years of age, starting tomorrow at 9 a.m. and continuing through December 10. Children and parents work to develop motor skills with age appropriate projects, including painting, drawing, collage and 3D. The fee is $70. The Guild is at 500 North 4th Street.

The Paducah School of Art Faculty Art Exhibition opens tonight with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Clemens Gallery of the Clemens Theatre Lobby at West Kentucky Community and Technical College. About 30 works by eight faculty members are on display through October.

Murray State invites the community to host international students over Thanksgiving or Christmas breaks or plan activities with these students during parts of the breaks. Attend an information session at 4 p.m. on one of the next three Tuesdays in the Ohio Room of the Curris Center. Contact the Institute of International Studies for more.

Thanks for contributing today at wkms.org. We appreciate all of you who have already done so!