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Education

Murray Head Start offers wide range of services to schools throughout Jackson Purchase; health institute’s the latest
First health care institute held in Graves County
Murray Head Start offers wide range of services to schools throughout Jackson Purchase; health institute’s the latest

(Mayfield, KY) Murray Head Start recently was selected to participate in a national Head Start program and held its first health care institute at Graves County Central Elementary School, hosting Head Start parents from both the Graves County and Mayfield Independent school districts.

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Editorials

Dear Senators: the defeat of disabilities treaty a national disgrace
There will be no UN troops coming to force homeschoolers to submit.
Dear Senators: the defeat of disabilities treaty a national disgrace

Dear Senators-

I have begun watching C-Span with hands over my face peeping out through my fingers occasionally to see if my vision matches my hearing. Unfortunately, it does.

The only hard work Congress is doing is earning a 10% approval rating. (I would like to know who those 10% are. I hear there are a lot of lobbyists in Washington these days.)

When I thought it could not get worse (I've stopped watching the House), the Senate votes Tuesday to reject a UN treaty that benefits disabled people worldwide. The disabilities treaty - modeled on US law - was negotiated by that wild eyed UN radical supporter none other than President George W. Bush. Barack Obama signed the treaty. 126 countries have signed on.

The treaty went down publicly and painfully. The vast majority of Republican senators voted no.

The fear of 38 of you that the UN would step in and tell your constituents they cannot homeschool is bulls**t and hopefully you all know it...

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Arts & Entertainment

Dave Brubeck Exits the Stage at 91

He had a great gig. It lasted for 60 years. Dave Brubeck’s body and soul are no longer a part of our plane of existence, yet his body of work remains immortal to our culture.

Dave Brubeck, long a jazz legend, who captured music’s center stage in the late 1950s and early 1960s, died from congestive heart failure today.

Brubeck was best known for the 1959 hit "Take Five." ...Of all his music, it was that one adaption of ink to paper that was made into sound and labeled “Take Five” that I fell in love with.

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Community and Regional News

Remembering Highway 51
Highway 51 in Clinton -still a busy highway
Remembering Highway 51

Editor's Note: Jack Calbert's account of "desegregating" (briefly) a lunch counter during the 1950's appealed to me in part because I get irritated at those who remember the past in a rosy glow and in part because Clinton Drugs is now my law office.  Republished with permission.

... I was a teen-age white male clerk/soda attendant at Henry Featherstone’s Clinton Drugs, located a few feet off the busy 51 right-of-way. We had a big Rexall sign outside the front door which encouraged motorists to stop, patronize the soda fountain, and luxuriate in air-conditioning. During the ‘50s AC was usually found only in movie houses and drug stores.

Inside Clinton Drugs there were Jim Crow rules well-known in Clinton, but not to outsiders. There were no posted signs spelling out the rules as existed in Illinois Central depots.

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