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the morning cram [spring cleaning edition]

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Rio de Janeiro’s favelas are looking up just in time for the world’s spotlight.

NPR reports Rio is making a concerted effort to revitalize its massive hillside slums before the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics.

Kentucky~     Conway is way out in front in cash-on-hand.  KSP puts 60 new troopers on the road. All three Gubernatorial candidates squared off in last night’s final debate. Yarmuth says the GOP is not backing down. Mitt’s coming to Kentucky to raise some money.

Tennessee~ The state issued 2400 ID’s needed to vote.

the morning cram [political four-wheelin’ edition]

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President Obama’s tour bus will run across rough political terrain in North Carolina this year.

NPR reports the Obama campaign tour starts in North Carolina, but may meet more resistance this time than last.

Kentucky~ Two hung juries fueled frustration in the western part of the state.  Employment offices will match you to your job. Floridian doctors are feeding the pill problem. Beshear is pushing for other democratic candidates. Beshear beating Williams in state employee race.

Illinois~ Gov Quinn says catching up on bills will help the state economy.

Tennessee~ A Clarksville man was killed standing in the road looking at a cell phone. You need a permit to burn till next summer. The state will give money for energy efficiency.

the morning cram [bear-proof edition]

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As the bear population rises in Yellowstone, face to snout encounters are becoming more common.

NPR reports that some bears are helping humans to test bear resistant products.

Kentucky~ Gubernatorial wives are front and center this election cycle. Madisonville PD are on the hunt for drugs. UK receives a grant for a Pharmacogenetics program. Four states team up to stop prescription drug abuse. This year’s spring storms are bringing big money to the region.

Illinois~ A gun advocate group wants gun owners’ names to remain a secret.

Tennessee~  Holly Petraeus visits Fort Campbell in order to address  predatory lenders who target soldiers.

morning cram [90’s edition]

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The 112th Congress convenes this week with Republicans  in control of the House for the first time since 2006. Some observers see a striking resemblance to the House  in 1994, when a big Republican surge ended 40 years of Democratic rule in that chamber.

~NPR reports the new Republican wave may have learned something from their predecessors.

KENTUCKY~ Paducah’s WKCTC plans to grow despite budget cuts. Murray’s hospital is studying area Alzheimer’s and dementia and plans to participate in a med-school program. A Republican candidate for Attorney General spots his campaign $250k. No more state tax credits for new homes. Another 101st hero dies abroad. Women’s Basketball: MSU < UAB.

TENNESSEE~ Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan will be sworn in today and former mayor takes over as head of the city’s cable provider. Two new laws go into effect.

morning cram (drug war edition)

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Not surprising.

KY~ If you’re a registered party (animal), GO VOTE! There’s a contentious race to be the next Hopkinsville mayor. 2 men have a September trial date for robbing a US Bank in Paducah. A creepy Benton man gets the max sentence for downloading tons of child porn. Primary battles today: 9 Senate and 25 house districts. Whitfield’s kicking back for today’s primary, but has a challenger in November.

TN~ Clarksville businesses can get $2mil low-interest loans to recover from flood damage. No new Montgomery County property taxes leave the school system strapped.

morning cram (sad chocolate edition)

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Sad Chocolate

Researchers question chocolate’s motives; just in time for Arizona’s new law.

KY~ McCracken County hooks up a Paducah wholesale food distributor. MSU plans a forum on tuition hikes. Fort Campbell preps for another Afghanistan deployment. Multiple countries attend a clean coal conference in the Commonwealth. Legislation from the General Assembly’s  special session next month will take effect July 15.  Beshear vetoes a bill that scrutinizes state contracts.

TN~ Clarksville has disappointingly-low Census return rates. Undercover officers bust up a Henry County High School drug ring.  Republicans consider cutting pre-kindergarten programs.

IL~ Metropolis throws Harrah’s a $30k bone.

morning cram (potentially tornadic edition)

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watch out

KY~ Watch out for adverse/extreme weather conditions tonight/tomorrow. The Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant is getting a new toxic maid service and another Executive Inn suitor flirts with the city. A Mayfield John Deere salesman allegedly embezzled $1 million (over 13 years). A Hopkinsville man will be re-tried for murder. The state needs you: Future Election Worker-Person!

TN~ The Senate passed another constitutional change to put the state’s Attorney General up for popular vote.

IL~ The man who threatened a Marion VA Hospital gets jail time.

SPORTS~ (OVC Softball) MSU > MCU, UTM < MTSU.