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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 [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 [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.

Written by Rose K-P

December 27, 2011 at 10:46 am

the morning cram [chonie bomber edition]

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The trial of the ‘underwear bomber’ begins amidst questions of the defendant’s ties to other terrorists.

NPR reports Anwar al-Awlaki, the recently killed American-born terrorist may have had a hand in the Christmas day bombing attempt.

Kentucky~ Two Amish men found guilty for not displaying the orange caution signs. Conway receives an endorsement from the NRA.  The General Fund numbers are higher than expected.

Tennessee~ Tennessee Tax sales are way up.  The state is holding a huge bond sale.

the morning cram [post Olympic Atlanta edition]

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Though bringing the Olympic games to Atlanta in ’96 helped to revamp the city’s economy, many areas never saw the benefit.

NPR reports the Olympic Games put Atlanta on the map, boosting a slow economy, and creating an iconic downtown. Many areas of the city, however, have remained in an economic decline.

Kentucky~ A McCracken Co teen is missing. Hopkins Co wants $3mil for a new sports complex. The Board of Education put off their testing vote. Some want a new online university for the state.

Illinois~ Their are more gays and lesbians throughout the state.

morning cram [online black market edition]

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“It’s sort of the exact opposite of getting two references when you’re applying for a job; rather than vouching for you as an upstanding, law-abiding citizen, you’re getting people to attest to your deviousness.”

NPR reports on an online megamall for stolen credit cards.

 

Kentucky- Senator Mitch McConnell is meeting in Bowling Green today to discuss his call to send two men facing terrorism charges to Guantanamo Bay. Governor Beshear is selling off surplus land to create state revenue.

Illinois- Illinois Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon is urging the state’s food producers to apply for federal grants to promote farmers markets.

Tennessee- The Montgomery County, Tennessee Redistricting Committee has begun the process of examining and re-drawing new county commission district lines. US Representative Stephen Fincher’s corrected personal financial disclosure was released.