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the morning cram [nuclear wasteland edition]

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In Sweden, nuclear waste disposal sites have become tourist attractions.

NPR reports that the Swedish nuclear industry has taken its toxic waste sites from protested hidden facilities to scientific field trip locations.

Kentucky~ A Paducah kid won another karate contest (I wouldn’t mess with him). Lanes are closed on US 45 in Paducah. Daviess County is becoming more disabled friendly. More Post Office closings are predicted (say it ain’t so Ms. Cleo). Guardsman Miller gets life for murder. Jack Conway is suing Daymar for screwing college kids.

Tennessee~ A man is crossing the nation on horseback (WHOA NELLY!). Blue Cross Blue Shield says stolen info hasn’t been used.

morning cram [impending tome edition]

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“Talk about ‘the death of the book’ has been going on for more than a decade. But recent events suggest the end may be imminent for paper-bound books, which may never totally disappear, but they could become scary scarce like 8-track tapes, typewriters and wooden tennis rackets.”

~NPR reads into the future of books.

KENTUCKY~ Paducah’s Executive Inn super-duper liquidation sale is underway (44 days left). McCracken County (school) property tax rates stay the same. Princeton KY-91 roadwork is expected to cause traffic delays. LBL foresters: let’s thin some 500 acres of wooded areas. A judge rules prosecutors can push to put former-lawmaker/alleged-killer Steve Nunn to death. State furloughs will probably inconvenience some residents. Coal-loving legislators fear climate change consultation.

TENNESSEE~ The volunteer state has the highest sales tax in the nation. Rainfall raises the Cumberland River to 6 feet below flood stage. McWherter says Haslam won’t be environmentally objective.