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the morning cram [Mawage. Mawage is what brings us together today edition]

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It seems people are less interested in taking part in what Twain called the “the supreme felicity and tragedy of life”.

NPR reports the marriage rate in the country is at an all time low: Buttered Popcorn flavored jelly beans have a higher approval rating and those things are nasty!

Kentucky~ Beshear says it’s time to start working together.

Illinois~ Mississippi River  study underway. Tax breaks are now on the books! EPA says Illinois air quality is getting worse.

Tennessee~ National Guard starts suicide prevention services. Lawmakers don’t want you to know about their closed-door-conversations.

Missouri~  Senator Roy Blunt edges out other GOP big dogs to take the GOP vice chairmanship.

 

 

 

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the morning cram [Follow for Now edition]

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There may be another choice in the presidential race…

NPR reports the field may be ripe for a third party candidate. Something new anyone?

Kentucky~ Paducah will be home to a new steel factory. A McCracken County School mechanic is on trial for getting rich off bus parts. People living near the Dorena-Hickman ferry are in need of those amphibious cars. Beshear picks his committee for his super-sweet second inaugural party.

the morning cram [sickly coral edition]

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Evolution kicks it into high gear: Coral can now get sick from humans.

NPR reports that bacteria in the human gut is making Caribbean Coral sick and is making its way into the ocean through sewage runoff.

Kentucky~ Purchase kids are pulling out the stops on their ACT’s. Todd P’Pool gets some backing from Virginia’s Attorney General. Man kills himself and daughter. A huge hospital merger may change reproductive options for women. Early Childhood Education advocates say don’t forget the country.

Illinois~ The Cairo bridge is a no no this morning. Jesse White says the fifth term is the charm.

Tennessee~ Henry County officials were audited for taking the drug dealer’s seized car for a spin. A Tennessee man commits the first self-inflicted drive-by. Tennesseans asked to evaluate their kids’ textbooks.

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 [medicare edition]

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Democrats claim the proposed changes to Medicare in the U.S. House of Representatives last month would save the government money by shifting costs to patients. 

Republicans tell NPR the plan would give patients choice and power by creating provider-level competition.

KENTUCKY~ Gov Beshear is optimistic after the US Army Corps blew up a Missouri levee. Western Kentucky flood displacement estimates total 4,000. What are all those National Guard troops doing? NWS confirms a tornado graced Calloway County last week. Farmers have to wait for drier fields to plant corn crops. Police accuse a Barlow father/son duo of a (fail) construction site burglary. The Attorney General’s office weighs in on an Open Records Act decision stemming from a Paducah case. Meet the University of Kentucky’s next president. Don’t have flood insurance? You can still buy/claim.

ILLINOIS~ US Sen Durbin: Congress will help farmers affected by the Birds Point Levee breach.

morning cram [$27 million edition]

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The $27 million reward for Osama bin Laden could go unclaimed.

NPR blogs Secretary of State Hilary Clinton wouldn’t comment on the bounty.

KENTUCKY~ Paducah ditches efforts to block flooding at the Julian Carroll/Paducah Expo Centers and river industry companies there cite million$ in expected damages. The rest of Paducah’s floodgates will go up today. Gov Beshear is back today! and will end his tour at the Benton-hosted Regional Emergency Operations Center. Evacuations and inundated farmland abound in Ballard, Carlisle and Fulton counties. GOP AG-hopeful Todd P’Pool has raised $350k (totally).

ILLINOIS~ Some 65% of Alexander County residents have evacuated; both relief shelters near max capacity; officials relieved by levee blasting.

morning cram [osama edition]

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The mastermind behind the 9/11 terrorist attacks has been killed by US forces in a surgical strike at a compound in northern Pakistan.

NPR reports Osama bin Laden’s death ends one of the longest and costliest manhunts in history.

KENTUCKY~ The latest Ohio River levels have gone up (again). Perkins Creek flooding in Paducah has closed more roads and Stuart Nelson Park. A Paducah woman drove into floodwaters yesterday and was rescued from drowning. Hickman’s Ohio River floodgates are leakingPoliticians weigh in on bin Laden’s death. The spring wildfire season has (officially) ended. The University of Kentucky announces a presidential candidate finalist.

TENNESSEE~ Clarksville cancels its 2010 Flood Commemoration (ironically) due to high waters. Henry County’s storm damage estimates > $1mil.

ILLINOIS~ The US Supreme Court will not stand in the way of blasting a Missouri levee to relieve Mississippi River flooding.