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the morning cram [get out!! edition]

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Occupy LA is no more after police attacked in the night and arrested around 200.

NPR reports around 1400 LA Police officers raided the Occupy LA camp last night, arresting 200 in an overwhelming show of force.

Kentucky~ Ballard County names interim superintendent.  Former KCTC Prez gets a settlement. We’re reaching out to farmers in Benton. KSP wants your food in their car.

Illinois~ A pension bill is on Gov Quinn’s desk.

the morning cram [the anticipation edition]

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America waits in expectation for Obama’s job plan.

NPR reports Americans are skeptical amidst the economic climate and are waiting to see the President’s next move.

Kentucky~ Madisonville officials consider a bump in tax rates. McCracken County is getting a visit from gubernatorial hopefuls, but not Governor Beshear. The parent company of the Wickliffe paper mill files for bankruptcy.

Tennessee~ Clarksville’s Farmers Market named the best in the state.

Illinois~ Governor Quinn considers cuts to the parole system to help balance the state’s budget.

Datebook: August 3 – Jungfrau climbed 200 years ago

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The Jungfrau is one of the main summits in the Bernese Alps, situated between the cantons of Valais and Bern in Switzerland. Together with the Eiger and Mönch, the Jungfrau forms a massive wall overlooking the Bernese Oberland and is considered one of the most emblematic sights of the Swiss Alps. The summit was first reached on August 3, 1811 by the Meyer brothers of Aarau and two chamois hunters from Valais. The ascent followed a long expedition over the glaciers and high passes of the Bernese Alps.

It’s Wednesday, August 3

Saturday brings the “Bomber Back to School Bash” to Ballard County. Along with academic activities, a health and resource fair at Ballard Memorial High School Gym in Barlow goes from 8:30 a.m. to Noon, at which the Purchase District Health Department offers required immunizations for entering 6th graders, and parents and students can meet with post-secondary schools and prospective employers.

Reed Conder Gymnasium at Marshall County High in Draffenville opens its doors at 5 p.m. Saturday for the 37th annual CFSB Watermelon bust featuring two thousand pounds of cold watermelon, kids games and photos with SpongeBob and Elmo. At 5:45 a concert begins featuring three southern gospel groups. It’s all free.

The Hummingbird Festival is back at LBL’s Nature Station this weekend, while migration is at its peak. There are hummingbird programs from 9 to 4 Saturday and 10 to 4 Sunday. There’s a $20 per person Dinner with the Hummingbirds Friday at 6 for which reservations are needed. Call 270-924-2020.

See more activities at wkms.org. Thanks for listening.

West Kentucky Allied Services Accepts Flood Donations

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West Kentucky Allied Services has released the locations of drop-off sites for flood-relief donations.  They are accepting donations of nonperishable food for flood victims in the local area. Food donations can be dropped off at our office locations in Ballard, Calloway, Carlisle, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Marshall, and McCracken counties. WKAS is working with the Red Cross, Salvation Army, and area churches to distribute the food to those in need. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm. For more information or if you know someone in need of assistance contact Tony Dowdy at 1-800-294-2731.

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morning cram [anxious egypt edition]

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Political parties in Egypt are frantically trying to organize, register and make themselves known before elections this fall.

NPR reports a short timeline and lawlessness are making some consider postponing the revolution.

KENTUCKY~ Primaries take place today, so go vote! (unless you’re an independent). Your officials say they’re watching out for voter fraud. Paducah is taking down (some of) its floodgatesMore roads are drivable as water levels continue to fall and workers will be inspecting the Smithland Bridge on Thursday (expect delays). A 6-year-old dies in a Carlisle County bus wreck. FEMA officials will kick off a statewide earthquake exercise. Ag officials want you to get rid of standing water because of mosquito concerns. Todd County gets $500k to renovate an Elkton building. Nothing was resolved @ yesterday’s Marathon Oil price gouging hearing. The Commonwealth is pumping out the degrees.

TENNESSEE~ Clarksville Police are investigating a home invasion/homicide and that sinkhole on Cumberland Drive was caused by a busted water main.

morning cram [sleep debt edition]

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Most high school students are chronically tired from juggling school, sports, homework, chores, friends and family.

NPR hears how the typical high school senior gets less than seven hours of sleep on school nights, but they need a great deal more.

KENTUCKY~ The Ohio River Bridge (Wickliffe-Cairo) is back open. McCracken officials will listen tonight to public comments on a proposed coal-2-liquid plant and they voted to fund MSU’s new Paducah campus. MSU loses Head Basketball Coach Billy Kennedy to Texas A&M. An Amish teen drowned in a pond. National Democrats are closely watching Kentucky’s Governor race. Attorney General Conway accuses Marathon Oil of price gouging.

TENNESSEE~ Democrats are renewing efforts to extend the state’s unemployment. A new study finds the state’s schools aren’t producing enough tech grads. Several counties are eligible for disaster unemployment benefits.

OVC BASEBALL~ MSU < MhSU, APSU > SEMO.

morning cram [fixin' leaks edition]

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“Prosecutors are trying to build a case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, whose website has embarrassed the U.S. government by disclosing sensitive diplomatic and military information.”

NPR reports its part of a bigger campaign to shut down leakers.

KENTUCKY ~ Number of registered voters high, turnout for primary expected to be low. Red Cross gives flood recovery update to Paducah commission. FEMA says OK to start cleanup, but document everything if you want reimbursement. State budget has a surplus, but disaster cleanup will gobble it up. The Commonwealth’s population is ch-ch-ch-changin’ in line with national numbers.

TENNESSEE ~ Bill to restrict teachers’ bargaining rights evolves, advances in the House.

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