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the morning cram [insurmountable student debt edition]

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Student loan debt will follow some college students for the rest of their lives.

NPR reports the student loan debt for the average US college student is around $24,000. But for some, the burden is much larger than that. (I’d hate to be one of those students…oh wait)

Kentucky~ No more help for the tent-city people. Rand Paul distrusts job numbers.

Illinois~ Schools need more money.

Tennessee~ The state got more money for roads. Unemployment jumps a bit.

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the morning cram [Herman Cain edition]

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GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain has quickly risen to political stardom, but can he sustain the momentum?

NPR reports Herman Cain attracts the attention of Tea Party supporters and social conservatives with his direct, to-the-point, speaking style and business experience.

Kentucky~ An equipment malfunction caused the popcorn fire. A judge rules for a coal company on mountain top removal permits. A teen goes to school packing. Kentucky electric gets smarter. A Paducah teacher gets MSU Arts Award. Education groups are teaming up.

Tennessee~ Amazon is charging tax now.

 

the morning cram [pawpaw edition]

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The Pawpaw: North America’s forgotten fruit.

NPR reports a long lost tropical-like fruit which grows in our temperate climate is a little known treat found throughout 26 states.

Kentucky~ The Paducah Renaissance Alliance Director quits after two months on the job.   A Caldwell County judge declares a mistrial in the Allison murder case. Rand Paul is making the rounds in the Purchase Region today.  We all need a little help from our friends, says Todd P’Pool.  An accrediting body takes a long, hard look at National College. Senator Paul wants to chat with other Senators about pipeline regulations.

Tennessee~ State Senator Kyle says tweak the lottery, don’t steal from scholarship funds.

the morning cram [made in China edition]

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If you look real close at some parts of the new San Fran-Oakland Bay Bridge, you might find a made in China sticker.

NPreports much of the work constructing the new Bay Bridge will be performed by Americans, but the cables, towers, and much of the decking will be made in China.

Kentucky~ An Owensboro man is sane enough to face trial. A professor has found a new bee.

Illinois~ Gov Quinn is going to China.

Tennessee~ Gov Haslam is creating a POW/MIA week.

the morning cram [scared investor edition]

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The roller coaster ride that is the stock market has investors scared.

NPR reports that investors have a plethora of reasons to be nervous about the market, as numerous uncontrollable variables factor into their concerns.

Illinois~ Brookport’s Mayor quits over a fight with the Chief. Foreclosure rates are down throughout the state.

Tennessee~ Duncan says Tenn education is heading the right direction. Ramsey excuses Rick Perry’s support of Al Gore.

the morning cram [political compromise edition?]

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Could the fledgling economy eventually drive politicians to work with one another?

NPR reports that while some politicians will continue their partisan policies, others may begin to change their tune.

Kentucky~ A Calloway County minister is charged with sexual abuse of a minor. Rand Paul says Tim Geithner should resign.

Illinois~ The US credit downgrade will affect Illinois revenues. Health officials say get yo’ kids vaccinated.

Tennessee~ The western part of the state is lagging in business development. Policy makers will talk about NCLB in Nashville today. Gov Haslam is on a new education committee.

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.