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the morning cram [the shaken, not stirred, edition]

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Syrian regime has “License to Kill” after diplomatic impasse

NPR reports at least 15 dead following government bombings this weekend

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Kentucky~ Thousands of Kentuckians visited the downed Eggners Ferry Bridge.  Emergency management officials say they are better prepared to handle disasters. Two have been arrested in connection to the slaying of a Fort Campbell soldier.  Activists invite lawmakers to a  tea party.

Tennessee~ Six state environmental panels are being reduced to three. A state-wide earthquake drill is set for Tuesday.

the morning cram [he’s doing his Walter Huston dance edition]

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Apparently, the fortune I left in Vegas last year isn’t paying the bills anymore, so they’re looking to gold.

NPR reports as the struggling economy has hurt the gambling industry in Nevada, state officials are looking to increase taxes on the state’s prospering gold mining industry.

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Kentucky~ We can go see the bridge this weekend (photo op; place head here). There was a bomb threat at Calloway Middle. Big trucks and small bridges don’t mix. We have the interwebs back. Former Ag Commish Farmer applied for unemployment. A soldier uses HIV to avoid discharge. There are more jobs at an Owensboro pipeline.

the morning cram [what ignorant, lowdown, slanderizin son of a…edition]

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Things are getting nasty in Florida…and in the Republican Primary as well.

NPR reports the mud slinging between Republican Presidential hopefuls Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich has reached new levels in the Florida primary.

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Kentucky~ Bridge inspectors bring in an Echoschope, sounds fancy. MSU draws Saint Mary’s in the BracketBuster. KCTCS wants more black students. A soldier’s facing lesser charges now that murder’s off the table. Turkey huntin’ in LBL, get your gun, and boat. Ron Paul wants to give Kentucky a shot. Beshear thinks expanded gaming can happen.

the morning cram [you don’t know the power of the dark side edition]

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Apparently, Starbucks makes a lot of coffee…and a lot of money.

NPR reports the coffee chain known for it’s iconic dark roast has got it’s ‘mojo workin’ under the leadership of CEO Howard Schultz.

Kentucky~ Alleged embezzlers have a day in court. Soldiers return to a hero’s welcome. Hey, I think that buggy covered in highly reflective tape might have Amish people in it. “Caylee’s Law” requires you to tell somebody if you lose your kid. Romney and Gingrich want Kentucky.

Tennessee~ Hate crime victim’s dad is disturbed by ‘don’t say gay’.

the morning cram [there’s no place like home edition]

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Nine years of war in Iraq is symbolically coming to an end.

NPR reports the number of troops in Iraq has fallen from 20,000 to 4,000. Hopefully the real end is on its way as well.

Kentucky~  Five more Amish are in hot water over the infamous orange triangle. TVA says electric bills will be cheaper in January- thank you mother nature! Foes of expanded gambling are looking for a scrap.Governor Beshear sets a date for the State of the Commonwealth.

Tennessee~ The 506th Currahee gets a new commander. The Governor says the battle with the occupy protestors is worth having.

the morning cram [heavy d and the boyz edition]

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Around two-thirds of Americans are overweight, and some say we need to talk about it.

NPR reports that often when the issue of weight is brought up medically, both doctors and patients want to avoid talking about the elephant in the room.

Kentucky~ Racer 1 was injured during the football game this weekend. Fort Campbell opened injured soldier barracks. Is there a new tax horizon? Beshear is planning a cheaper inauguration. Schools should get NCLB waivers. The capitol chapel is getting a makeover.

Tennessee~ More arrests in drug task force audit.

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 [chin music edition]

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As temperatures rise, so do baseball pitchers tempers.

NPR reports Richard Larrick, a professor with the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, has discovered a direct correlation between the temperature outside, and the number of batters hit by pitches.

Kentucky~ Paducah’s Mayor talks high crime. Fort Campbell has barracks for wounded soldiers. Crane hunting is nearly here. Last nights’ Gubernatorial rumble focused on the economy, mountain top removal, and smoking laws.

Illinois~ Nheema-Rodriguez is out in Brookport.

Tennessee~ More people can get workers comp now.

the morning cram [Namibian conservation edition]

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Imagine the US Government told the people living around Yellowstone that wildlife conservation was their job. That’s what’s going on in Namibia.

NPR reports that in an effort to conserve wildlife, the Namibian government handed responsibility over to farmers, and its working.

Kentucky~ Police busted a Chicago drug dealer in Paducah. More Amish are refusing to use triangles. Special crops are getting state money. Fort Campbell remembers fallen this week.  Gubernatorial candidates are coming to Paducah. Conway is getting a money boost.

Tennessee~ AARP hopes to clarify voter ID law.

Datebook: September 28 – American and French Forces Siege Yorktown 230 Years Ago

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The Siege of Yorktown in 1781 was a decisive victory by a combined assault of American forces led by General George Washington and French forces led by the Comte de Rochambeau over a British Army commanded by Lieutenant General Lord Cornwallis. The culmination of the Yorktown campaign proved to be the last major land battle of the American Revolutionary War in North America, as the surrender of Cornwallis’ army prompted the British government eventually to negotiate an end to the conflict. French troops arrived September 26, giving Washington command of an army of 7,800 Frenchmen, 3,100 militia, and 8,000 Continentals – greatly outnumbering British forces. September 28, Washington led the army out of Williamsburg to surround Yorktown. That day, Washington reconnoitered the British defenses and decided that they could be bombarded into submission. After two days of negotiation, the surrender ceremony took place on October 19th, with Cornwallis being absent since he claimed to be ill. With the capture of over 7,000 British soldiers, negotiations between the United States and Great Britain began, resulting in the Treaty of Paris in 1783.

It’s Wednesday, September 28

Campbell Crossing of Ft. Campbell hosts the annual Post Wide Yard Sale Saturday starting at 8 a.m. rain or shine. Off-post residents attending the yard sale enter through Gate 4 and get a visitors pass. Present a valid drivers license, vehicle registration and proof of insurance to get a pass. A list of what’s selling at what homes is at campbellcrossingllc.com.

Prolific composer of educational piano music and clinician Dennis Alexander participates in a workshop for piano teachers from 9 to 3. Saturday at the Weldon Public Library, 100 Main Street in Martin. Registration at the door is $25 for teachers and $15 for students.

The Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act program offers assistance with the Extra Help Program tomorrow from 11:30 on at the Crittenden County Senior Center, 201 North Walker Street, in Marion, Kentucky. It’s for those who have Medicare Part D or those eligible who have limited income and resources.

Enter announcements for Datebook at the community events page on wkms.org. Thanks.