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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 [fuel cell edition]

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The Honda FCX Clarity can go about 240 miles on a tank of hydrogen fuel (about 60 mpg compared to gas). The only emission is water so pure you could drink it.

Honda tells NPR: US Secretary of Energy Steven Chu is wrong when he claimed it would take a miracle to make fuel cell cars viable in the marketplace.

WEATHER~ Possibly severe activity predicted tonight.

KENTUCKY~ State Police are matching a missing man’s dental records to found skeletal remains with hopes they match. You can see the Ohio River from where Paducah’s Executive Inn recently stood. 4 Fort Campbell soldiers die in an Afghan suicide blast. Transportation workers will setup an I-24 (west) workzone between Eddyville/Grand Rivers next week. Out of work? Have a mortgage? There’s help. Gov Beshear has almost $5mil banked for re-election. US Rep Ed Whitfield yesterday fielded telephone calls from constituents about gas prices, the economy and the federal budget. US Sen Rand Paul files for re-election (5 years early).

TENNESSEE~ Highway Patrol investigators say Henry’s Police Chief (allegedly) ran a red light that caused a wreck leaving him critically injured. A resolution to the state’s constitution that would  further restrict abortions gets one step closer to a statewide vote.

ILLINOIS~ SIU-Carbondale will likely hire its next Provost from within its ranks.

morning cram [milk-sharing edition]

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Some new moms who can’t breastfeed have discovered they can still give their babies milk donated by other moms they find on Facebook.

NPR reports the milk-sharing continues despite warnings from the federal government.

KENTUCKY~ A couple of Paducah teens face multiple charges for (allegedly) throwing rocks at I-24 traffic. Paducah’s City Manager plans to proctor a pay study. A McCracken County official claims Paducah is cheating on its taxes. Students can apply for grant$ to save energy at their school. A woman gets into the  gubernatorial election mix ahead of tomorrow’s deadline. A top Fort Campbell official shares what would be an Afghanistan game-changer.

TENNESSEE~ Searchers find the body of a missing Puryear man. Governor Haslam claims an elected Attorney General would be a politicized distraction. A pair of lawmakers want to end ‘full and complete stops‘ at traffic lights.

OVC BASKETBALL~ (Men’s) MSU > SEMO, APSU > JSU, UTM > EIU; (Women’s) MSU < SEMO, APSU > JSU, UTM > EIU.

morning cram [insane edition]

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12 days after the Tucson, AZ shooting rampage, Jared Loughner’s legal battle has just begun.

NPR reports an insanity defense could be a tough sell at the federal level and even tougher in a state court.

Incoming snow today.

KENTUCKY~ Paducah seeks bids to seal off and finish parts of the Julian Carroll Convention Center. The former manager of Halloween City (allegedly) stole +$12k in costumes. Hopkinsville’s Mayor wants to renew an inner-city improvement program. Three area businesses make this year’s best workplace list. Governor Beshear and Senate Prez Williams spar over the Medicaid budget. A pair of freshwater mussel species found in the Commonwealth are dying out (blame coal mining and dams).

TENNESSEE~ Governor Haslam (ironically) encourages transparency while he defends hiding his income from the public.

morning cram [stevens’ regret edition]

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The 90-year-old justice retired this summer. During a lengthy and wide-ranging interview, John Paul Stevens says he regrets one vote: his 1976 vote to uphold the death penalty.

~NPR has more.

KENTUCKY~ Demolition work begins @ Paducah’s Big E. The city of Oak Grove sues Christian County‘s Board of Education. An MSU student dies in a fatal weekend car wreck. A local union and the environmental cleanup company ink a 4-year Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant contract. Another Fort Campbell hero dies in an IED attack. State education officials meet this week to figure out how to change the state’s assessment system. Jack and Rand star in a nationally televised Fox News debate.

TENNESSEE~ A sleeping teen driver hits/kills Clarksville man. The Bill/Melinda Gates Foundation throws over a quarter-million dollars to the state’s Chamber of Commerce to increase college completion rates. Democratic candidate for governor McWherter says (if necessary) he would change up how much the state’s lottery goes to scholarships.

OVC SPORTS~ (Football) MSU < JSU, UTM > TTU. (Soccer) MSU = APSU, UTM > JSU.

morning cram [middle class edition]

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President Obama sets off on a multi-state, 3-day political tour today, designed to appeal to middle-class voters, many of whom are dissatisfied with the state of the economy on his watch.

~NPR details the president’s plans.

KENTUCKY~ Bardwell’s J-Mack Cookers wins Paducah’s BBQ on the River grand championship (for a 4th year in a row). The Executive Inn liquidation sale is almost over and demo teams ready to tear down the former hotel. Former Barkley School of Law students won’t have to pay back all their loans. 3 Michigan men are jailed in Christian County for a mobile methlab. An autopsy is scheduled this morning on a decomposed body found near Earlington. Official: I-69 development slow, but coming. The state’s Episcopalians now have a new leader. Jack accuses Rand of accepting donations from white supremacists.

OVC SPORTS~ (football) MSU > UTM, APSU < WU. (women’s soccer) MSU & UTM < EKU & MHSU; SEMO > APSU > EIU.

morning cram [slow-mo edition]

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“Dr. David Eagleman studies the way our sense of time distorts in crisis situations. He’s gathered stories from people who’ve survived falls, car crashes, bike accidents, etc. He says everyone seems to say the same thing: It felt like the world was moving in slow motion.”

~NPR dives into the neuroscience behind the effect.

KENTUCKY~ The super-mega (everything must go!) Executive Inn liquidation extravaganza begins Thursday morning. The case against an (alleged) Mayfield murderer turns interesting. The US-68/KY-80 bridge over Lake Barkley is down to one lane. KET’s live-educational panel is slated for tonight. The state furlough woes continue (in court). Rand Paul makes polarizing comments about government worker salaries. Jack Conway’s senate bid gets blessed by the state’s Fraternal Order of Police.

TENNESSEE~ The board that oversees Clarksville’s airport has known about improper accounting safeguards for years. Bredesen appoints a new Ag Commissioner.

ILLINOIS~ Rescue teams are (again) scouring the Mississippi/Ohio Rivers for a missing swimmer.