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the morning cram [the I don’t know how to put this but I’m kind of a big deal edition]

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Gentlemen, telling the ladies that you have a Silver Star, Purple Heart and the Congressional Medal of Honor may get you more than shot down at the bar…

NPR reports the Supreme Court is considering whether or not claiming you’ve won medals could get you thrown in the clink.

Kentucky~ Paducah officials want to reevaluate the areas earthquake risk.  Senator Paul does some pro bono surgery in Paducah.A Paducah juvenile was arrested for burning down three homes. State officials debate the drop out age bill. The UPIKE debate continues.

Tennessee~ The “Don’t Say Gay” bill loses some momentum.

the morning cram [the Oh Fudge edition]

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Hey Justice Roberts, you kiss your mama with that mouth?

NPR reports the highest court in the land hears another FCC indecency/censorship case. I bet this would all go away if one of the justices let loose with a couple choice words.

Kentucky~  Paducah Convention Center alleged embezzlers are now facing federal charges.  No more big-boned trucks allowed on the Ledbetter bridgeStumbo is still fighting the redistricting fight.

Illinois ~ Gov Quinn prepares to sign the earned income tax credit bill.

Tennessee ~ The legislative term begins today- go fightin’ 107th! The state is meeting the education reforms tied to the Race to the Top Award.

the morning cram [the redshift edition]

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Three U.S. physicists win the 2011 Nobel Prize.

NPR reports the discovery of dark energy and the ever-increasing speed of the expansion of the Universe nets three researchers the coveted prize.

Kentucky~ Work begins on reopening Kentucky Kingdom. Kentucky receives a federal 27 million dollar education grant. David Williams whines to the press about the press.  The Commonwealth insures its own cars. It seems the deer/automobile rivalry is dying down.

Tennessee~ Tennessee DOC and other state agencies team up to address parole issues.  Driver service centers are about to get busier.  The state’s credit rating stays top notch.