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morning cram [freezer cash edition]

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The top Libyan opposition official is stopping by the White House today.

NPR reports Transitional National Council Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril’s goal is to persuade US officials to recognize the TNC as the legitimate representative of the Libyan people — and to give it some of Khadafi’s frozen cash.

KENTUCKY~ Harrah’s Casino-Metropolis parent company Caesar’s Entertainment donates $100k to local Red Cross efforts. Parts of US-60 are reopened. Police: a driver dragged a gas station owner after a pump ‘n run (see photo). Road work closes KY-83 in Graves Co. A mysterious house fire in Sharpe injures a resident. State tourism revenue$ had a 5% bump last year. Check out the difference between this year’s GOP Secretary of State candidates. The NAACP and a Confederate heritage group differ on a proposal to issue rebel flag license plates.

TENNESSEE~ Clarksville Police are now using stats to fight crime. GOP lawmakers want to wrap it up by next week. A bill progresses which would (again) allow Nashville businesses that discriminate against homosexuals to do work with the city.

SPORTS~ OVC Softball Tourney: MSU > UTM; MSU < JSU.

morning cram [still partying edition]

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Tea Party activists continue to pressure congressional Republicans to make good on their promise to deliver deep federal spending cuts.

NPR reports (a few hundred) Tea Partiers yesterday came against the backdrop of negotiations on a fiscal year spending agreement.

KENTUCKY~ A Paducah DUI lawyer must serve his own full DUI sentence. A recent audit finds state government spent $100k of federal funds on questionable expenses. Report: public schools don’t spend much on health services. Kentucky’s Homeland Security… there’s an app for that. Six Fort Campbell heroes died in Afghanistan this week and Gov Beshear orders flags halfway down to honor a Fort Knox casualty. There’s a bomb disposal competition this week @ Fort Campbell. The Commonwealth’s First Lady today plans to read to rural students via Skype.

TENNESSEE~ The teacher tenure bill edges closer to passing. Young history buffs will compete in Nashville tomorrow. APSU Softballers lose to, then beat TSU.

ILLINOIS~ Senators approve combining the state’s comptroller and treasurer offices.

morning cram [transparent edition]

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President Obama famously promised to run the most transparent administration in history.

NPR reports it’s Sunshine Week and security experts are evaluating how well the administration has lived up to that pledge.

KENTUCKY~ A shrink testifies the ’97 Heath High shooter was incompetent during his initial trial. A Calloway County chemical fire yesterday prompted some evacuations. WKU signs on to gladly take Hopkinsville Community College grads. People will comb the roadside (for free) next week. Senate Prez Williams challenges Gov Beshear to a TV word-duel and he also wants to work the special session for free, but House Dems won’t.

TENNESSEE~ Judge decides the Buchanan double murderer should die in prison (from old age). Unemployment in area counties remains well above the state average. Hundreds are expected to descend on Nashville’s Capitol building @ noon to rally for worker’s rights. UT officials up the school system’s minimum wage.

ILLINOIS~ Ohio River water levels are expected to crest Friday. Republicans don’t like Gov Quinn’s latest appointment.

morning cram [meltdown edition]

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A second explosion today at Japan’s Fukushima Daichi plant nuclear power plant has officials warning three reactors are now having cooling problems.

Japanese officials tell NPR the blast didn’t harm the reactor or release radioactive contaminants (unlike Saturday’s).

KENTUCKY~ River levels continue to float upward. A Graves County motorcycle crash claims the life of a Wingo man. Heath High shooter Michael Carneal is back in court today. Calloway High’s girls team made it further than ever before in the state championship. MSU will play Missouri State Tuesday @ 7pm. Lawmakers bicker over how to pay for Medicaid for $64k a day and Gov Beshear says you should be outraged.

TENNESSEE~ Gov Haslam warns his budget proposal is about $1bil under last year’s. The state says 1,200 open records requests were made last year.

ILLINOIS~ Honeywell Corp will pay (almost) $12mil for storing hazardous waste without a permit. One lawmaker proposes Arizona-style immigration reforms.

morning cram [free science edition]

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President Obama last year ordered guidelines to protect the integrity of government research by preventing it from being altered or suppressed for political purposes.

~NPR reports the new precedent could be released today.

KENTUCKY~ Calloway County students have to make up for a snow day Monday. The AP names MSU’s school record-breaking wide receiver to the All-American 2nd Team. Police arrested the woman thought to have attacked the wife of Hopkinsville’s mayor earlier this week. Paducah cops bust 2 for mobile methlab. Ed Whitfield is now on the US House Energy subcommittee. There’s hope for the area’s financially illiterate. Will giving out playing cards plastered with missing persons and murder victims to inmates help solve cold cases?

TENNESSEE~ APSU Police arrest a Dickson woman for (allegedly) hording a huge child porn collectionMen’s Basketball: APSU < Memphis. Dunbar Cave park officials want to grind up your used Christmas tree for mulch. The state’s unemployment rate stays the (unchanged) course and officials aren’t sure when the newest tax revenue estimates will be released.

morning cram (1337 edition)

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Yeah… So most of our staff won decently prestigious journalistic honors yesterday.

KY~ That confounded boat is still rankling the Reidland-Farley Fire Dept. A DUI hit and run kills a Guthrie man (on a farm tractor). An antique store owner in Hazel refiles his lawsuit against the city. A new leader emerges at the helm of Todd County’s Health Department! A Bowling Green judge sides with Expedia/Travelocity. After sinking a quarter-mil into an unsuccessful senate bid, Bill Johnson may try for governor. Sec-O-State Tray Grayson has a sizable (campaign fund) package.

TN~ House passes bill extending prison time for armed robbery.

IL~ Police are searching for an armed sex criminal.