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morning cram [surreal edition]

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Foreign journalists in Libya are facing increased government pressure.

NPR hears how the media’s situation in Tripoli has become ever more sinister and weird.

KENTUCKY~ Earlington voters end prohibition. A 5-car wreck this morning shut down KY-58. McCracken County authorities search for a knife-wielding robber. MSU’s Curris Center will be back open today after things got a little steamy. The Madisonville-North Hopkins County High School band is invited to play @ New York’s Carnegie Hall. Oak Grove’s longtime police chief gets fired. The (acclaimed) editor of the Madisonville Messenger is retiring. Lower temps may stave off some tree pollen-caused allergies. The state will pick up your tab if you take the GED.

TENNESSEE~ A Houston County fire station burns to the ground (irony!?). One proposed bill wants to add an extra tax to soft drink sales, and another wants to protect teachers (who allow students to decry theories of evolution).

BASEBALL~ MSU > SIU; UTM < Vandy.

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morning cram [very light car edition]

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The future of fuel-efficient cars top the 100 miles per gallon mark. This week, the Edison2 team is being rewarded with half of the technically prestigious $10 million X Prize.

~NPR takes a ride in a very light car.

KENTUCKY~ Paducah rocks out on an insurance safety test. Beshear announces another major industrial tax break (in Calvert City). State Police arrest a man for zooming around like a cop. An MSU sophomore is the OVC’s Golfer of the Week. Oak Grove’s mayor removed his opponent from the tourism board for wearing a campaign T-shirt at a public festival. Even though 63 new KSP troopers graduate this week, the Commonwealth is still short some 150.  Dentists keep getting older.

TENNESSEE~ A Clarksville hotel employee finds out the hard way seeing-eye dogs are not ‘pets’. Bredesen divvies up $15mil for statewide highway law enforcement.

ILLINOIS~ Free fishing Saturday!

morning cram (elephonkey edition)

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Let the wild rumpus (debate) start!

KY~ GPEDC hires a 28-year-old for $160k. Trigg County’s alcohol sales top $73k in March. Oak Grove’s mayor is denied a pay raise. West Kentucky is under the economic development microscope. Trey & Jack will both oversee the Commonwealth’s fraud-ridden elections. Beshear warns of impending financial doom (if no budget passes).

TN~ The Tea Party will interrogate 8th District candidates tonight. 2 bills stall in the House: super-speeder / traffic camera. Republicans spare pre-kindergarten programs from the potential cutting block.

OVC SPORTS~ (baseball) APSU < Belmont.