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the morning cram [an intruder in this mystic garden of the deep edition]

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An unexpected discovery at the bottom of the sea in 1977 changed biology.

NPR tells the story of a small crew of oceanographers who found giant 7 foot worms at the bottom of the ocean, changing what biologists believed was necessary to sustain life.

OVC Scores…

Kentucky~ It’s raining. And the roads are flooded.  Police are looking for a suspect in deadly Trigg County shooting. Paducah Police are looking for a robbery suspect. Gov Beshear is in Marshall County.

Illinois~ Prison work is dangerous.

the morning cram [friendly fires edition]

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Local governmental agencies don’t know how to treat the occupy protesters.

NPR reports Mayors across the country are trying to balance respect for the plight of protesters occupying public land and the greater welfare of their cities.

Kentucky~ KYTC wants to tell you about widening KY 68/80.  It looks like most people are avoiding the polls today.  A Kentucky native has been charged with espionage.  Romney wants some of that Kentucky green.

Illinois~ SIU: Teachers gotta eat too.

Tennessee~  Haslam tosses around the idea of school vouchers.

the morning cram [falling sky edition]

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A bus-sized satellite will plummet to Earth this week. Where it will land is anyone’s guess.

NPR reports a large NASA research satellite that lost its orbit will come falling to the earth sometime this week. You probably have a better chance of winning the lottery than being hit by it though.

Kentucky~ A Graves County man is arrested for alleged roofies and rape. Paducah is bringing the past into the future. Mayfield elementary is energy efficient. The Medicaid overhaul is on hold. Fort Campbell will work on emergency drills.

Tennessee~ The Clarksville vets nursing home has found a home.

Datebook: August 26 – Women’s Equality Day

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Women in the United States were given the right to vote on August 26, 1920, when the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution was certified. The amendment was first introduced many years earlier in 1878. Every president has published a proclamation for Women’s Equality Day since 1971 when legislation was first introduced in Congress by Bella Abzug. This resolution was passed designating August 26 of each year as Women’s Equality Day.

It’s Friday, August 26

Seussical the Musical is on stage tonight at 7 at Graves County Schools’ Performing Arts Center at 7:00 p.m. There’s a 1 p.m. matinée tomorrow. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for students.

A Charity motorcycle ride benefitting the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Trigg County starts at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow. $20.00 per bike includes, lunch, soft drinks, water & door prizes. The hundred mile ride starts at the Cadiz Park at the corner of highway 139 and Main St. and goes into Tennessee which has a helmet law.

Mayfield’s Community –Wide Yard Sale benefitting the Needline/FoodPantry is in mid-September. Donate items for the sale from 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays in the rear lot of First Christian Church at 9th and Broadway. No clothing, shoes or clothing accessories accepted. Ring the buzzer on the ramp door if no one’s there.

It’s Hot August Blues Festival weekend at Kenlake State Resort Park. See other activities at wkms.org. Enjoy!

the morning cram [fat jokes edition]

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Many t.v. sitcoms lean on fat stereotypes for much of their programming needs.

NPR reports stereotypical fat characters on many t.v. sitcoms do not accurately reflect actual life for overweight people.

Kentucky~ Politicians discuss coal at the Fancy Farm Picnic. The Attorney General race heats up. Thousands attend the Fancy Farm event. Independent gubernatorial candidate Galbraith shined at the picnic. The 40th annual LBL homecoming is ahead.

Tennessee~ Employment services could be scamming you. Schools without collective bargaining do slightly better.

the morning cram [Gadhafi minefield edition]

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Libyan rebel forces are slowed by an increasing number of mines set by Gadhafi’s soldiers.

NPR reports Gadhafi forces are planting large numbers of mines in Libya’s western mountains, and as removal technology and experts are few, many are being removed by hand.

Kentucky~ You can get transit service in Mayfield now. A Marshall County man is indicted for child porn. A Trigg man accused of murder turns himself in. A WKU professor is developing bomb detecting software. New Beshear ads claim a business friendly environment. The state’s drinking water plan is available online.

Tennessee~ More homes are for sale in Union City (thanks Goodyear).

Datebook: June 23 – Antarctic Treaty goes into effect, 50 years ago

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The Antarctic Treaty System went into effect June 23, 1961. The treaty and related agreements, eventually signed by 47 countries, set aside Antarctica as a scientific preserve, establishes freedom of scientific investigation and bans military activity on that continent. The treaty was the first arms control agreement established during the Cold War. The main objective of the ATS is to ensure in the interests of all humankind that Antarctica shall continue forever to be used exclusively for peaceful purposes and shall not become the scene or object of international discord… and the penguins are forever grateful.

It’s Thursday, June 23

A new exhibit of works by the Trigg County Quilters Guild will be on display at the Janice Mason Art Museum in Cadiz starting tomorrow.  There’s an opening reception from 6 to 8 tomorrow night.  The museum is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 to 4 and on Sundays from 1 to 4.

Land Between the Lakes is participating in a nationwide food drive this summer.  Collection boxes are available at campgrounds, facilities, and administrative offices.  All of the donations will go to local food banks.  Needed items include canned fruit, juice, multigrain cereal, snacks, canned vegetables, and soups.  More information is available at lbl.org.

The Upper Town Heritage Foundation in Paducah hosts a lecture on Saturday in honor of Black Music Month.  Keynote speaker Dr. Tammy Turner will discuss the history of the blues, and the presentation will include early recordings of blues singers.  The event starts at 5p.m. at the Hotel Metropolitan in Paducah.

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