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the morning cram [The insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops edition]

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Following Click and Clack’s example, Newt and Mitt decided their future health care radio show monikers would be ‘Flip and Flop’.

NPR reports Gingrich and Romney were all for universal healthcare before they realized that position may not get them to the White House.

Kentucky~  Beshear wants you to gamble in-state. The Bolden murder case is being sent to the grand jury.  Here comes Morty the Mortarboard!

Tennessee~  Four Obion County Law Enforcement Officers have been suspended.

the morning cram [stick a fork in me edition]

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Another pseudo-presidential candidate ends the speculation.

NPR reports Sarah Palin confirms she will not be running for the presidency in 2012.

Kentucky~ Rand Paul says refugees shouldn’t get healthcare.  A fire in West Kentucky burns 10 acres.  Kentucky is selected for an undergraduate student assessment. A fire is the least of Mayfield emergency services’ worries.

Illinois~ Worst job ever; Brookport Police Chief.

Tennessee~ Clarksville may be getting more booze.

the morning cram [recovery edition]

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Job growth has come to a halt, and unemployment remains high.

NPR reports there was no job growth during the month of August, and President Obama is slated to present a new jobs plan amid a divided government.

Kentucky~ Murray State lost to Louisville (but maybe they beat the spread). A man is missing in the Tennessee River. School power bills are high. Sandhill Crane hunting passes the fed. A soldier is honored for catching bandit.

Illinois~ Brookport has a Chief in training.

the morning cram [things fall apart edition]

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FEMA runs out of cash as Americans clean up after Irene.

NPR reports that funds are needed from North Carolina to Vermont and FEMA is stretched almost to its limits.

Kentucky~ The new road through LBL gets an award. Think twice before going for a dip in the Clarks River. Governor  High School kids may need more than a good ACT score to qualify for a scholarship. Beshear is  about to let us all know how we’re going to pay our debts .

Illinois~ It’s getting real in the Brookport City Hall parking lot.

Tennessee~ A soldier’s conviction is overturned and he’s headed back to the army.

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.

morning cram [benghazi edition]

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Rumor and fear are rife in Benghazi.

NPR reports Libyan rebels and citizens whisper of Gadhafi infiltrators:  sabotaging, bombing and intent on spreading chaos.

KENTUCKY~ Most of us are living in a newly declared federal disaster area as river levels crest today. Ballard and Carlisle Counties report receding floodwaters. Commercial traffic along the Ohio River is at a standstill. There’s a roadblock set up on US-60 in Livingston County. About 100 McCracken County homes were evacuated yesterday as thousands remain displaced3 are dead after a horrific Hickman County wreck. Murray and Calloway County will start picking up your debris next week. GM drops $100mil into Bowling Green’s Corvette plant.

TENNESSEE~ Union City’s Goodyear plant is still closing at the end of the year and some employees are transferring to other states.

ILLINOIS~ Union reps and Honeywell officials break up again. Gov Quinn is pushing to reform worker’s comp (for no more coverage for injuries off-the-clock).

morning cram [ceasefire edition]

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Libya’s foreign minister announced an immediate ceasefire today, in response to a United Nations resolution authorizing “all necessary measures” to protect the Libyan people.

NPR reports the announcement is a quick turnaround after Moammar Gadhafi initially defied the move.

KENTUCKY~ Therapists allege the Heath High shooter exaggerates his mental illness. A Murray drywall installer dies in an undetailed Fort Knox accident. Ohio River levels in Paducah begin to recede. Some areas of LBL remain closed (flooded).  State demographics diversify a bit. A (committee) vote on the Medicaid budget could happen at the start of next week. Mining unions back Gov Beshear’s re-bid.

TENNESSEE~ Construction of Clarksville’s upcoming solar panel plant is halfway done. State and federal officials allocate $20mil to build a Mississippi River port in Lake County.

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 [foreclosed edition]

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With well over a million homes being repossessed, this year is shaping up to be a record-breaker for US foreclosures.

~NPR reports investigations are mounting looking into allegations some of the country’s largest banks committed fraud.

KENTUCKY~ A Murray murder case will be discussed today. MSU’s Randy Dunn almost makes it into the top 5 UT presidential candidates.  Madisonville discovers it has some bugs in its bed. A Smithland woman is circulating a petition to allow restaurant alcohol sales.  The US-45 Ohio River Bridge will be down to one lane for part of today. Dawson Springs is delaying a decision about tax incentives for bringing in an Owensboro chemical company. Ex-Prez Bill Clinton will stump for Jack Conway @ UK next week. Health officials: the flu’s here.

TENNESSEE~ d TVA adds more Kansas wind farms to its renewable energy portfolio. Ag officials: pasture conditions are bad, but harvest is way ahead of schedule.

morning cram (solicit justice edition)

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Supreme (pizza) Court

Obama nominates one of his top lawyers… and it’s another lady!

KY~ Paducah’s dreamy (thunder)dome needs permanent toilets and officials there want to trade in the old Lone Oak City Hall for a road project. Boaters be warned: high water and debris! Baseball and Senate superstar Jim Bunning will miss his Republican cohorts.

TN~ 350 Clarksville businesses damaged; Riverside Drive and area schools re-opened. FEMA has already approved over $4mil in flood victim assistance claims. It smells of Arizona: the legislature votes tonight to crackdown on proofing voters’ citizenship.

IL~ Brookport sandbags; saves homes.

OVC SPORTS~ (baseball) MSU > EKU, UTM > MhSU, APSU < TTU; (softball) MSU > EIU, UTM > MhSU, APSU < EKU.