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the morning cram [the wrong, commie… it’s Houston! edition]

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“In Russia we only had two TV channels. Channel One was propaganda. Channel Two consisted of a KGB officer telling you: Turn back at once to Channel One.”

NPR reports signs of a media crackdown in Russia as the country nears its presidential elections.

Kentucky~ Murray State trumps Saint Mary’s at Saturday’s  ESPN Bracketbuster game. The death of a 14-year-old Christian County girl has sparks a movement against bullying and suicide.  The closing of Madisonville’s medical examiner’s office is causing an outrage. A little-known 2001 law could have prevented an infant’s death and a teen mother’s arrest. The Delta Mariner resumes its voyage to Cape Canaveral. Educators from 17 states come to learn about the state’s new education standards.

Tennessee~ A new bill may help military spouses facing unemployment.

the morning cram [the could have had it all edition…]

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…and she has it all. Adele sweeps the Grammys, winning all six categories she was nominated for.

NPR reports the singer dominated the awards show, performing for the first time following throat surgery last year.

Kentucky~ Say good-bye to warm weather: winter storms are coming this way.  An Amish man’s heartfelt letters sway state lawmakers (when not busy challenging health reform). Managed care operators fumble early on after taking over Mediciad. The Murray State Racers bounce back. A series of pharmacy thefts worry business owners. The Delta-Mariner is due for repairs in Paducah.

 

the morning cram [I’m gonna come at you like a spider monkey edition]

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Quick –  Puff out your chest, it’ll scare him away!

NPR reports Iran stands defiant amidst Israel’s threat of strikes against their nuclear program.

OVC Scores…

Kentucky~ River levels are on the rise.  A McCracken Sheriffs Deputy resigns after visiting his lady friend on the clock.  Mammoth Cave is a moneymaker for the Commonwealth. Smart kids rejoice;  you can get out of high school early. Pill mill legislation is working its way through the legislature.  The state wants to make substantial budget cuts to post-secondary schools. Lawmakers may be through with the redistricting fight.

the morning cram [what ignorant, lowdown, slanderizin son of a…edition]

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Things are getting nasty in Florida…and in the Republican Primary as well.

NPR reports the mud slinging between Republican Presidential hopefuls Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich has reached new levels in the Florida primary.

OVC Scores…

Kentucky~ Bridge inspectors bring in an Echoschope, sounds fancy. MSU draws Saint Mary’s in the BracketBuster. KCTCS wants more black students. A soldier’s facing lesser charges now that murder’s off the table. Turkey huntin’ in LBL, get your gun, and boat. Ron Paul wants to give Kentucky a shot. Beshear thinks expanded gaming can happen.

the morning cram [The do, or do not. There is no try edition]

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The Pentagon finds fighting two wars at once can be tricky…

NPR reports military officials are revisiting the policy which states we could fight multiple wars at the same time and win. Ask any sports fan, split squad games never pack the same punch.

Kentucky~   Murray State’s on a roll! USEC may be leaving Paducah. More budget cuts are on their way.  Beshear really wants some gambling money.  Williams sounds off on Beshear’s State of the Commonwealth.

Tennessee~  Judges may no longer give to political campaigns.

the morning cram [end-of-the-year flurries edition]

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ImageThere’s a missing fortune out there…

NPR reports that about $41 billion have been lost since 2005 in unused gift cards.

Kentucky ~ Graves County blaze displaces two families. Grant applications sought for recycling projects. Racers break into Top 20 in basketball poll.

Winter weather makes appearance in region.

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December 27, 2011 at 10:46 am

the morning cram [Don’t look him in the eye! It challenges him! He doesn’t like that edition!]

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All eyes (and crosshairs) are on Newt as he attempts to stay on top.

NPR reports Newt needs to put his dukes up and keep them up if he hopes to win Iowa.

Kentucky~  That’s right, MSU wins again! Two McCracken men are arrested for inappropriate relationships with Lone Oak High School students.  The Carlisle school bus driver who was at the wheel in a deadly crash faces charges.  The state uses grants to pretty up state parks.  Beshear is asked to make pension records public. Sandhill Cranes are making a comeback, quick somebody shoot ’em!

morning cram [tripoli edition]

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Moammar Gadhafi’s armed forces are setting up checkpoints in Tripoli ahead of planned anti-government protests today, raising fears of new bloodshed in the Libyan capital.

Follow up on the latest with NPR.

KENTUCKY~ Paducah’s average credit card debt is the 4th lowest in the nation. Grand Rivers will miss the Badgers. The Commonwealth is well on its way to banning ‘bath salt’ drugs and expanding concealed carry laws. House members voted for a one-stop, web-shop for all things business and Republican senators are reviving their stalled plan to deal with troubled public pensions. The state’s Supreme Court Chief Justice warns further cuts would gimp the system. Governor Beshear signs major reforms to the penal code into law.

TENNESSEE~ City Council: Clarksville Speedway can roar on. Unemployment edges upwards. One Republican leader will talk openly about a proposed (possibly anti-Muslim) bill that he has yet to read.

OVC TOURNEY~ (Men’s) APSU > SEMO, UTM > TTU; (Women’s) APSU > EIU.

morning cram [armed coeds edition]

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Is the answer to mass shootings on college campuses to arm students and staff?

NPR reports eight states have proposed legislation that would allow people to carry concealed weapons on campus.

KENTUCKY~ It’s Tim Masthay Day in Murray. A defense attorney claims McCracken County Sheriff’s deputies used a misleading affidavit to obtain a search warrant. Ex-Mayfield Mayor Arthur Byrn’s nepotism allegations don’t pan out. Paducah’s Quilt Museum will soon need a new leader. The House passes a ban on bath salts. Education officials get ready to change how the state tests and evaluates schools.

TENNESSEE~ Lawmakers propose a bill to track cold-med (meth ingredients) sales. The AP alleges Governor Haslam dodged reporters after hiding his income.

ILLINOIS~ A pair of gay rights groups launch an online site to track the state’s civil unions.

OVC BASKETBALL~ (Men’s) MSU > TSU, UTM < APSU; (Women’s) MSU < TSU, UTM < APSU.

morning cram [competitiveness edition]

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In his second State of the Union address, President Obama outlined the United States’ challenge of improving global competitiveness.

NPR reports Obama’s call for America to (once again) reinvent itself includes new government ‘investments’ in education, renewable energy and infrastructure.

1-7 inches of wet snow blankets the region overnight while road crews are almost out of salt. Watch out for bad winter weather drivers and find area closings, delays and road conditions below.

KENTUCKY~ Mayfield Police are still searching for suspects after a local pharmacy was pilfered for pain meds. A Fulton babysitter discovers a toddler drowned in a bucket.

ILLINOIS~ One legislator/pilot wants new state charges for pointing lasers at airplanes. SIU-Carbondale’s new provost resigns (after +1 week on the job).