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Datebook: July 25 – Svetlana Savitskaya becomes 1st woman to perform a space walk 25 years ago

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Svetlana Yevgenyevna Savitskaya is a former Soviet female aviator and cosmonaut who flew aboard Soyuz T-7 in 1982, becoming the second woman in space some 19 years after Valentina Tereshkova. While on the Salyut 7 space station, Savitskaya became the first woman to perform a space walk (on July 25, 1984). She was outside the space station for 3 hours 35 minutes. Of the 57 Soviet/Russian spacewalkers through 2010, she is the only female.

It’s Monday, July 25

The Purchase Players and Community Performing Arts Center stage Don Johnson’s original comedy, Beyond the Glorious Garden this weekend and next. It’s about elderly old flames meeting up at an odd funeral. Shows are at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sunday at 2. Call 270-251-9035 for $10 tickets. The Performing Arts Center is at 9th and Water Streets in Mayfield.

A Summer Book Sale benefits the McCracken County Library is Friday from 9 to 7 and Saturday from 9 to 1 in St. Paul Lutheran Church’s Gymnasium. There’s a sneak preview Thursday from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The church is at 211 South 21st Street in Paducah.

The Fulton County-Hickman County Economic Development Partnership and the West Kentucky Workforce Investment Board host a Career Expo Wednesday from 10 to 2 at the Pontotoc Community Center in Fulton. The expo is free to all. Dress to meet employers from across the region who will be accepting job applications.

We appreciate your support during the mini-fundraiser last week!

the morning cram [dengue fever edition]

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Mosquitoes are mostly just annoying, though some carry disease.

NPR reports the city of Iquitos, Peru has become a giant, open-air lab for the study of dengue fever spread by mosquitoes.

Kentucky~ 200 temp jobs will be available in western Kentucky for flood clean-up. The trial for an accused baby smotherer has been postponed. A Paducah man is arrested for making meth. A state program is helping college drop-outs get back into school. Police may not arrest you for your minor crime anymore (but you will get a fine).

Tennessee~ Gov Haslam signed a bill to extend unemployment benefits.

Illinois~ It’s Superman celebration time in Metropolis.

Datebook: November 22 – Earliest day on which Thanksgiving Day can fall

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It’s Monday, November 22.

The Murray-Calloway County Humane Society fundraises with an online auction at  More than 100 items are up for bid, including dog and cat toys, cookbooks, and handmade wooden animals.  Bidding continues through 9 p.m. Tuesday, November 30.

The West Kentucky Workforce Investment Board and the Purchase Area Development District presents Purchase Future:  An Economic Strategy for Western Kentucky, tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. at the PADD Office, 1002 Medical Drive, Mayfield.  Call 270-251-6187.  The strategic planning report Purchase Future offers recommendations for improving the region’s future economic vitality.

The Murray-Calloway County Ministerial Association serves a Community Thanksgiving Dinner from 11:30 to 1 Thursday at the Murray Banquet Center in the Bel Air Shopping Center, 926 South 12th Street.  Delivery from or transportation to the Dinner is available by calling Dawn Boyd at First Presbyterian Church.  To volunteer or contribute, call 270-293-9490 for The Reverend Rose Bogal-Allbritten.

See for details, and download a schedule for our annual series Company for the Holidays, which begins Thursday.

morning edition [crawling edition]

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“The question isn’t why did the caterpillar cross the road but how? Researchers have discovered that at least one species of caterpillar precedes each step with a thrust of its gut.”

~NPR gets out the microscope.

KENTUCKY~ A real-life MySpace date in Draffenville (with an underage girl) lands a Louisiana man on rape charges. Madisonville Police quickly diffuse a hostage situation. Murray-Calloway’s Chamber of Commerce hands out some awards. State Budget Director is ‘cautiously optimistic‘ about the Commonwealth’s fiscal future and the Education Commissioner wants to reorganize his department. Jack and Rand stab each other (with words).

TENNESSEE~ A jury finds a Clarksville mom guilty of  killing her baby. Army Corps of Engineers: Please, public, comment on our critical report. APSU joins Hopkinsville Community College to offer a green occupation degree. Early voters are coming out in droves.

morning cram (elephonkey edition)

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Let the wild rumpus (debate) start!

KY~ GPEDC hires a 28-year-old for $160k. Trigg County’s alcohol sales top $73k in March. Oak Grove’s mayor is denied a pay raise. West Kentucky is under the economic development microscope. Trey & Jack will both oversee the Commonwealth’s fraud-ridden elections. Beshear warns of impending financial doom (if no budget passes).

TN~ The Tea Party will interrogate 8th District candidates tonight. 2 bills stall in the House: super-speeder / traffic camera. Republicans spare pre-kindergarten programs from the potential cutting block.

OVC SPORTS~ (baseball) APSU < Belmont.