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the morning cram [fresh start edition]

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Many vets are finding it hard to start again stateside, but there’s a group of people helping to bring vet’s business ideas to life…

NPR reports a Milwaukee-based company seeks to help vets start businesses which can in turn hire more veterans.

Kentucky~ David Williams’ bus tour rolls through Paducah and Mayfield. The Secretary of State predicts the voter turnout in the upcoming election.  Lieutenant Governor hopefulls threw down last night.

Tennessee~ The deaths at a biker rally last month were a result of carbon monoxide. Fort Campbell opens a new training facility today.

Illinois~ Get ready, here come the vetoes!

the morning cram [gerrymandering edition]

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Latinos are giving Texas a representation boost, but are they getting more representation themselves?

NPR reports a growth in Texas’ Latino population will give the state four more House seats, but Latinos don’t feel they are getting any more representation.

Kentucky~ The trial date is set for a McCracken school burglar. Two Paducah cops are quitting amidst sex allegations. There are six more historic sites in the state. Sec of State candidates will debate tonight. The Medal of Honor winner gets a heroes welcome. Owensboro may have had its last Bluegrass Boys reunion.

Tennessee~ Five bikers died at a charity event.

the morning cram [border terrorists edition]

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Immigration debate grows as Texas Gov. Rick Perry is waging a war against ‘terror’ along the Rio Grande.

NPR reports Perry has stepped up a campaign to fight drug traffickers along the border, as he claims the situation is ‘worse than ever’, while opponents claim this is just a political farce meant to attack the Obama administration.

Kentucky~ An MSU student has died in a car wreck. The Paducah-McCracken County vote might be next year.

Tennessee~ 3 Clarksville pharmacies have been robbed. Dyer County estimates they got $5 million in flood damage.

Illinois~ Gov Quinn has signed election reforms into law.

morning cram [anxious egypt edition]

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Political parties in Egypt are frantically trying to organize, register and make themselves known before elections this fall.

NPR reports a short timeline and lawlessness are making some consider postponing the revolution.

KENTUCKY~ Primaries take place today, so go vote! (unless you’re an independent). Your officials say they’re watching out for voter fraud. Paducah is taking down (some of) its floodgatesMore roads are drivable as water levels continue to fall and workers will be inspecting the Smithland Bridge on Thursday (expect delays). A 6-year-old dies in a Carlisle County bus wreck. FEMA officials will kick off a statewide earthquake exercise. Ag officials want you to get rid of standing water because of mosquito concerns. Todd County gets $500k to renovate an Elkton building. Nothing was resolved @ yesterday’s Marathon Oil price gouging hearing. The Commonwealth is pumping out the degrees.

TENNESSEE~ Clarksville Police are investigating a home invasion/homicide and that sinkhole on Cumberland Drive was caused by a busted water main.

morning cram [predator edition]

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Armed US Predator drone aircraft are flying over Libya 24/7 attacking Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s forces. 

Military officials insist to NPR the move is not a prelude to deeper US military involvement.

KENTUCKY~ It’s gonna rain! (a lot) and could flood rivers/roads while delaying corn farmers from planting. Paducah Police charge a man in a (possibly) drug-fueled, shooting murder. McCracken officials want to hear from opponents @ their (May 2) Ohio River coal project rezoning hearing. Attorney General Conway calls Pabst’s new binging-brew a “safety risk”. The MSU Women’s Golf team is currently in 2nd as they tee off again in the OVC tourney.

TENNESSEE~ Clarksville Police charge a Hoptown teen with attempted murder (x3) after an all-girl brawl earlier this month. Union City officials may raise the speed limit on one of its thoroughfares after traffic cameras spur complaints.

morning cram [ethanol edition]

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Starting next season, NASCAR will use a 15% ethanol-gas blend.

~NPR reports trade group Growth Energy signed a six-year deal with the racing outfit.

KENTUCKY~ A McCracken County man is charged with a local toddler’s murder. 3 Murray men are accused of stealing thousand$ in videogames. A Murray couple slips the local United Way some funding. Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce has a new chairman. Women’s Basketball: MSU < UTM.

TENNESSEE~ Clarksville Police arrest an (alleged) bank robber. Paris’ Hospital officials OK an $8mil power plant.

ILLINOIS~ Honeywell’s Metropolis plant leaks and contains some corrosive acid. SIU cuts 9 teachers and ravages wages at its Carbondale campus.

morning cram [stuffed edition]

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“The motivation to take cocaine in the case of a drug addict is probably engaging similar circuits that the motivation to eat is in a hungry person.”

~NPR hears from Yale University brain scientist Ralph DiLeone on the similarities of over-eating and drug addiction.

KENTUCKY~ Police arrest a man who attacked someone with a beer mug. Founders of an area scholarship are honored today. US-60 in McCracken County faces daytime lane restrictions over the next couple days. Several teachers for the deaf and blind are behind the latest lawsuit challenging state furloughs. A lawmaker proposes a law requiring coroners to check on nursing home deaths. NKU founder Dr. Frank Steely will be buried in Hazel Friday. The Commonwealth’s annual Farm Bureau Convention kicks off in Louisville.

TENNESSEE~ Clarksville’s Police force grows by 11 today.

ILLINOIS~ House members approve civil unions (by a hair). IDOT’s website gets an overhaul.

morning cram [finders keepers edition]

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The Justice Department is proposing to overturn 30 years of legal precedent by sharply limiting patents on genes.

~NPR reports the government surprised just about everyone when it suggested this change of policy in a court filing last week.

KENTUCKY~ The Dorena-Hickman Ferry is on winter hours. Smithland’s gone damp and the historic Gower House may end up a ‘frontier’ restaurant. Hopkinsville plans to be bigger come January. US-60 work starts today in Union County. What’s ahead for state lawmakers? Budget tweaks, school reforms and redistricting (oh my!). Poll: Almost half of Paul supporters don’t party with the Tea. Want to run for office in 2011? Filing deadlines are set.

TENNESSEE~ Study: Clarksville cops are underpaid.

ILLINOIS~ Brady won’t concede to Quinn in Governor race.

morning cram [hindu psychiatry edition]

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“In India, there is only 1 psychiatrist for every 400,000 people. It means that most people go untreated for substance abuse problems, severe depression and psychotic disorders. Or rather, they go untreated by doctors. Instead, they turn to the gods.”

~NPR hears prayers asking Shiva to purge the mentally ill of evil spirits.

KENTUCKY~ Current McCracken developers want new subdivision changes to apply to them. A former-Ledbetter pastor is charged with stealing from his church. A Kevil woman gets indicted for complicity to first-degree manslaughter. 2 suspects are in custody for a drive-by in a Farley neighborhood. Police suspect a Calloway County couple died in a murder-suicide. State Police pull up +800 pot plants. Murray State is one step closer to launching a biomass project. Owensboro’s famous Moonlite BBQ Inn is damaged in a fire. Education officials present the Commonwealth’s Race to the Top application in Washington DC today.

TENNESSEE~ A former Clarksville narcotics detective gets arrested for buying painkillers. TVA says electricity demand (almost) broke records last week.

ILLINOIS~ Honeywell vs. United Steelworkers: talks resume today.