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the morning cram [converse all stars...I know you want some edition]

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You know what kicks you should rock in China? The same ones you rock everywhere else…Chucks.

NPR reports since 2007, sales of the Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars in China have gone up about fifty percent.

Kentucky~ The Racers get GameDay’s attention (next step, Dickie V). Get lucky drawers out, it’s gamblin time. Good news, we can now leave children behind. The drop-out age could be on its way up.

Tennessee~ You can still say gay, at least for a little while. If you don’t want your kids to participate in extracurricular activities, you’re pushing for this one. Haslam wants more kids per teacher (because handling 30 kids is just too easy).

the morning cram [i'm afraid your world is over edition]

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Just in case you hadn’t heard, Kim Jong Il is dead.

NPR reports North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il is dead at 69 from an apparent heart attack. Now, the reigns of leadership may be passed on to his son Kim Jong Un.

Kentucky~ A Calloway County pastor charged with sex abuses says he needs help. Gas prices are higher than ever for this time of year, Merry Christmas.  We’ve lost the race to the top.  Our juvey justice system makes more criminals apparently, oops.

the morning cram [empty nest egg edition]

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Retirement may not be as enjoyable as it once was.

NPR reports retirees are finding the golden years to be much more difficult than they expected.

Kentucky~An accidental shooting claims a life in Graves County.  No Child Left Behind grades are in.   Senator Paul wants to block pipeline regulations.  Williams and Galbraith sound off on Race to the Top funds.

Illinois~ Metropolis ok’s booze on Sunday.

the morning cram [the king's speech edition]

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Jordan’s King Abdullah II addresses the Arab Spring and Jordan’s need for a middle class.

NPR reports the King has entered the fray surrounding the Palestinian debate and has assured Jordanians that elections will be forthcoming.

Kentucky~ A Man is re-indicted for setting a deadly 1998 MSU fire.  Fulton may be losing its EMS services. The battle for Instant Racing continues.  Student test scores will soon be released.

Tennessee~ Bridgestone is expanding its Clarksville facilities.   Two state budgeting officials are leaving their positions. Lawmakers are attempting to change the Judiciary Court Commission’s power. Tennessee will be among many states determining science curriculum.

the morning cram [the atypical GOP edition]

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While he does not lead the polls, Ron Paul enjoys cult-like popularity among supporters.

NPR reports that Ron Paul’s devoted supporters bring him nearly even in polls with candidates like Michelle Bachmann.

Kentucky~ MSU exceeded fund raising goals. A 4-lane from Paducah to Cape is in the future (says Ms. Cleo). Paducah taxes stayed the same. A date is set for alleged preacher sex abuse case. Republican Hopkins is supporting Dem Gov Beshear. The state says the pension losses aren’t as bad as we thought.

Tennessee~ Unemployment stayed at 9.8% last month.

the morning cram [deals and thumbs up edition]

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Leaders in Washington have reached a deal they hope to pass today, but the political posturing is far from over.

NPR reports that while almost no one got exactly what they wanted, a likely deal is in the works, and everyone try and use it to their advantage.

Kentucky~ Hummingbirds are passing through. Teachers are using a new program for new standards. The mix of medicine and religion worries many. Many are getting FEMA funds.

Illinois~ Gov Quinn signed an act to give money for college to immigrants.

Tennessee~ HCMC is worried about more Medicare cuts. Some Mexican-American War volunteers have been found.

the morning cram [deadly GPS edition]

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Could over-dependency on GPS guidance systems lead you to your death?

NPR reports that sometimes GPS systems are wrong, and when that happens in the wrong place, it could end up being fatal.

Kentucky~ No smoking in Murray schools (not even in the boys room). A Symsonia woman died in a car accident. KY 121 Bypass is closed in Mayfield. Trials begin today for Fort Campbell soldier. State officials are meeting to figure out the finances (good luck). The state pays too much for meds too. More homes are empty throughout the state.

Illinois~ Papayas can make you sick.

Tennessee~ Clarksville water tastes “earthy” (yum). A Henry County man drowned in Kentucky Lake. The state gets more money for education.

the morning cram [german white mamba edition]

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Dirk Nowitzki cements his place in history as one of the all-time greats.

NPR reports the Dallas Mavericks have won the NBA championship taking the resumes of greats like Nowitzki and Kidd to the next level.

Kentucky~ Murray High School students might have to take more tests next year. A fire destroyed three businesses in Hopkinsville. Volunteers are needed for the annual Ohio River Sweep. A committee is trying to make Kentuckians smarter. The Commonwealth Diploma program is coming to an end.

Tennessee~ A Paris teenager is missing. Traffic cameras are killing Union City‘s economy.

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