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morning cram [bacteria edition]

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“There are some encouraging signs from the Gulf of Mexico that bacteria are consuming the underwater oil plume from the broken BP well.”

~NPR hears there is no shortage of surprises from a microbial point of view.

KENTUCKY~ Mayfield denies a proposed mosque citing parking issues to cheers from crowds wearing Christian T-shirts; petitioners have about a month to appeal. Paducah’s Convention Center board wants to sell the naming rights to the Expo Center for $275k. 2 Christian County School employees are credited for thwarting an attempted child abduction. Beshear makes KCHIP (health insurance) premiums a thing of the past. TVA plans to shutdown a McCracken County coal power plant unit and possibly replace it with a biomass operation. An Illinois fishing company wants to build an Asian Carp processing plant in Wickliffe. What went wrong with the Commonwealth’s bid for federal Race to the Top funds!?

TENNESSEE~ 2 Clarksville Police officers’ slander lawsuit is dismissed, but will (probably) be refiled.

ILLINOIS~ After sobbing over not winning Race to the Top money, the state will press on with school reforms.

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