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Datebook: July 5 – Dolly becomes first cloned mammal 15 years ago

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Dolly was “born” on July 5, 1996 (and died February 14, 2003). “The world’s most famous sheep” was the first mammal to be cloned from an adult somatic cell, using the process of nuclear transfer. She was cloned by Ian Wilmut, Keith Campbell and colleagues at the Roslin Institute near Edinburgh in Scotland. On Dolly’s name, Wilmut stated “Dolly is derived from a mammary gland cell and we couldn’t think of a more impressive pair of glands than Dolly Parton’s”.

It’s Tuesday, July 5

All this month Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site offers one hour craft programs Saturdays in July, good for kids 5 through 12 accompanied by adult. This Saturday’s programs are Mississippian Culture neck pendants and clay pinch pot making 10 and 11 a.m. respectively, $1 fee each. Wickliffe Mounds is at 94 Green Street.

Paducah’s Markethouse Theatre holds auditions for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee next Monday and Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the main theatre. A cast of 9 adults is needed for the musical about a quirky spelling championship competition. Performances will be in September. Get perusal scripts at the box office with a $10 deposit.

Applications for 2011 Quota Deer Hunts at LBL National Recreation Area may be submitted online at www.lbl.org through July 31. They cost $5 each. You get a user name and password to enter the website in late-August to see if selected. Both adult and youth hunts available.

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Datebook – November 1, 2010

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It’s Monday, November 1.

The Murray/Hazel Lions annual action starts today and goes through Thursday on channel 13 of Murray Electric and Newwave systems, plus Media.com channel 298.  Proceeds benefit local eye care programs.   The call-in number is 270-761-6000.

West Kentucky Community and Technical College Theatre Department presents Poetry Bon Bouche tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. on stage in the Clemens Fine Arts Center on campus on Blandville Road in Paducah.  It’s free and refreshments are served upon the start of the production, an ensemble dialogue of poetry focusing on food as metaphor, ritual and remembrance with music.

Wickliffe Mounds gift shop holiday sale runs Friday through Sunday with marked down items including tees, souvenirs, books, and handcrafts.  Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site is at 94 Green Street in Wickliffe.  This month the exhibit “Hina Lawa Linoatok:  We have walked many roads” depicts the history and contemporary life of the Chickasaw people.

See other community events at wkms.org and follow tomorrow’s election results there.  Thanks for listening and for supporting your public radio home.

Good Read – “Cahokia”

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Cahokia
by Timothy Pauketat

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Product Description:
While Mayan and Aztec civilizations are widely known and documented, relatively few people are familiar with the largest prehistoric Native American city north of Mexico-a site that expert Timothy Pauketat brings vividly to life in this groundbreaking book. Almost a thousand years ago, a city flourished along the Mississippi River near what is now St. Louis. Built around a sprawling central plaza and known as Cahokia, the site has drawn the attention of generations of archaeologists, whose work produced evidence of complex celestial timepieces, feasts big enough to feed thousands, and disturbing signs of human sacrifice. Drawing on these fascinating finds, Cahokia presents a lively and astonishing narrative of prehistoric America.

Kate Lochte says:

“WKMS Morning Edition host Todd Hatton told me I’d enjoy Cahokia by anthropologist Timothy R. Pauketat, and I did. Perchance you’ve visited the mounded remains of this city which was a bustling cultural center in the year 1050 across from St. Louis, MO? Standing atop Monk’s Mound summons the ancients. Pauketat’s book seeks to place Cahokia in the context of the indigenous civilizations of the Mississippi Valley through fascinating analysis of physical and spiritual artifacts and their interpretation by generations of scientists and archaeologists whose approaches vary with the political-theoretical trending of their academic fields over the years. Since childhood, the great ancient monuments of the American Southwest have captivated me, but the ancient life in our very coverage area only came to life for me upon visiting Wickliffe Mounds three decades ago. The feeling at Cahokia – a significantly larger community than Wickliffe – was as strong for me as standing in the Great Kiva at Mesa Verde or the Serpent Mound in Southeast Ohio. Read the book and you too will want to know more about mysteries like the pecked-out map on a boulder in Thebes Gap’s Grand Chain on the Mississippi and the Red Man Art in the Gottschall Rockshelter and Picture Cave. Too bad educators don’t go into these great stories with kids – or do you?”

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Written by Matt Markgraf

October 27, 2010 at 9:30 am