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March 31, 2004

Astronomer to present research at Centre

Dr. Larry Marschall from Gettysburg College will visit Centre College on Monday as the Shapley Visiting Lecturer sponsored by the American Astronomical Society.

He will give two talks that are open to the public. At 7:30 p.m. in Young 101, he will present "The Age of the Universe." He will describe some of the ingenious ways of decoding nature's clocks, along with the impressive results of recent research that give a perspective on the age of the cosmos, along with an inkling of its future as well.

At 4:10 p.m. in Olin 124, he will present "The Transit of Venus: The Space Race of the 19th Century." The talk is particularly relevant since Venus will be transiting the sun this June for the first time since 1882.


Garrard school choirs perform

LANCASTER - A stage full of elementary students kicked off the new season with their second annual "Spring Fling" concert Tuesday night at Garrard County High School.

Choirs from Camp Dick, Paint Lick and Lancaster schools - about 165 students - performed individually, and then joined to sing four diverse works: "Antiphonal Gloria," a choral in Latin by John Leavitt; "Kang Ding Flower Song," a Chinese folk song; "I Want Two Wings," an African-American spiritual; and "Hine Ma Tov," a Jewish choral sung in Hebrew.

The students were taught the songs by their schools' music teachers: Cindy Perry, Camp Dick; Missy Culp, Paint Lick; and Joy Ploskonka, Lancaster.

The choirs then had their performances "fine tuned" by Laura Wilson, who teaches music instruction at Morehead State University. Wilson led the students for the second year in a row. Accompanying them on piano was Wilson's mother, Bobbie Bevins.

Also contributing were Nick Scott, a junior at Garrard who played percussion on "Antiphonal Gloria," and Nicole Walters, a Garrard freshman who played flute on "Kang Ding Flower Song."

DHS forensics team plans spotlight

April's Fools Spotlight, by the Danville High School forensics team, will feature Ross Johnson, Katherine Nelson, Adam Hoover, Mason Scisco, Ralph Morrison, Dawn Schulz and Zeke Goggin at 7 p.m. Thursday at Gravely Hall, DHS. The cost is $5. Dessert will be served.

Red Cross offers classes

The American Red Cross in Danville will offer adult cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and first aid classes Thursday. The cost is $35. For more information, call Karen Taylor at (859) 236-6538.

Easter egg hunt cancelled

CRAB ORCHARD - Due to lack of interest, the Crab Orchard/Willam Whitley House annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday has been canceled. Organizers hope to resume the event in the future.

City Commission meeting won't be aired

The videotape of the Danville City Commission meeting won't be shown today on the local access channel because of technical difficulties. The meeting is usually aired at 7 p.m.


Boyle County Board of Education - 5 p.m. Thursday at Boyle County High School. The agenda includes review of comprehensive plans.

Junction City Council - 7 p.m. Thursday at City Hall. The agenda includes annexation of Jerry Tomlinson property, Kathy Belcher speaks about community education, zone change for Sam Belcher, arcade application, emergency medical service presentation, blacktopping request, and request by Mayor G.G. Harmon to attend Kentucky League of Cities seminar in April.

Perryville City Council - 7 p.m. April 8 at City Hall. The meeting was originally scheduled for April 1.


The owners of The Lock-Box Inc. in Danville wish to state it was not their business that was burglarized March 19. Tuesday's paper contained a police brief about tools stolen from a lockbox.|3/16/04|***

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