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the morning cram [insurmountable student debt edition]

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Student loan debt will follow some college students for the rest of their lives.

NPR reports the student loan debt for the average US college student is around $24,000. But for some, the burden is much larger than that. (I’d hate to be one of those students…oh wait)

Kentucky~ No more help for the tent-city people. Rand Paul distrusts job numbers.

Illinois~ Schools need more money.

Tennessee~ The state got more money for roads. Unemployment jumps a bit.

Datebook: October 11 – Reykjavík Summit Begins End of Cold War 25 Years Ago

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The Reykjavík Summit was a summit meeting between U.S. president Ronald Reagan and Secretary-General of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev, held in the famous house of Höfði in Reykjavík, the capital city of Iceland, on October 11–12, 1986. The talks collapsed at the last minute, but the progress that had been achieved eventually resulted in the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty between the United States and the Soviet Union. Though the meeting adjourned with no agreement, both sides discovered the extent of the concessions the other side was willing to make. Human rights became a subject of productive discussion for the first time. Despite its apparent failure, participants and observers have referred to the summit as an enormous breakthrough which eventually facilitated the INF Treaty (Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty), signed in Washington on December 8, 1987, and contributed to the end of the Cold War, which concluded with the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.

It’s Tuesday, October 11

Murray State Libraries’ annual book sale is Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Tent City at MSU’s Homecoming Game. Browse MSU Shields along with popular fiction, academia, media and comic books at reasonable prices. View the library’s own comic book production at the tent as well.

UT’s West Tennessee Agricultural Museum on Highway 70/79 in Milan’s 13th Fall Folklore Jamboree is Saturday from 9 to 4. Parking is at Milan High School or Temple Baptist Church with shuttle buses provided. Only handicapped parking on site. Admission is $5 Adults, less for kids. See over 100 demonstrators of old time crafts.

Paducah’s Market House Theatre opens its production of the classic E.B. White tale Charlotte’s Web Thursday. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and 2:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays this weekend and next. The box office number is 270-444-6828. Tickets are $6 for children, $11 for adults.

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Datebook – October 8, 2010

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It’s Friday, October 8.

Murray State University’s Libraries sell books from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow at Homecoming’s Tent City.  Browse old Yearbooks $5; hardbacks $1, paperbacks 50 cents, magazines for 10 cents, albums and cds $3 and videos $2.  Tent City is at Stewart Stadium.

The 34th Annual Trigg County Ham Festival is on in Cadiz.  The Alonzo Pennington Band performs from 3 to 5 today followed by a Hog Calling Contest, then music and fireworks.  Cooking Kentucky’s Largest Country Ham and Biscuit starts at 8:30 tomorrow and will be ready to eat at 11:30.

The Humane Society of Marshall County’s Barktoberfest is tomorrow at its facilty at 6301 Highway 68 East, Benton.  The yard sale starts at 7:30.  Other activities from 9 to 3 include pet and family pictures, and contests.

LBL’s Wolf Week starts Sunday at 3:30 p.m. with Howl Your Head Off at the Nature Station and continues through Saturday, October 16 with activities daily. Learn about the red wolf’s comeback from the brink of extinction.

Details at  Have a happy weekend.

Datebook – October 7, 2010

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It’s Thursday, October 7.

Join Markethouse Theatre guides for lantern-lit ghost tours of Lowertown and Downtown Paducah.  The walking tours leave at 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 Friday and Saturday nights. Tickets are $15 adults, $5 Children ages 6 to 12.  There are also ghost bus tours leaving at 7 and 8 p.m. for which tickets are $18 and $7.  See

Green Fest 2010 in Paris Saturday features free vehicle check ups in the First Bank Parking Lot from 10 a.m. to 3,.  Also around the court square see examples of new energy saving vehicles, educational booths, recyclable bins, a clothing swap, and concessions.

Murray State University’s Homecoming Parade starts at 9:30 a.m. downtown Saturday and winds up on campus at Main and 15th.  Tent City activities open at 11 and continue through the start of pre-game activities at 2:30.  The Racers meet Missouri State in the Homecoming Game at 3 p.m. in Stewart Stadium.  See

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