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the morning cram [falling sky edition]

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A bus-sized satellite will plummet to Earth this week. Where it will land is anyone’s guess.

NPR reports a large NASA research satellite that lost its orbit will come falling to the earth sometime this week. You probably have a better chance of winning the lottery than being hit by it though.

Kentucky~ A Graves County man is arrested for alleged roofies and rape. Paducah is bringing the past into the future. Mayfield elementary is energy efficient. The Medicaid overhaul is on hold. Fort Campbell will work on emergency drills.

Tennessee~ The Clarksville vets nursing home has found a home.

the morning cram [high school drop-out edition]

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Many students drop-out regardless of interventions.

NPR reports that despite concerted efforts to keep some students from dropping out of school, many do so anyway.

Kentucky~ Paducah will take funds for the Greenway trail. Paducah also gets a new Renaissance Director. A Henderson County man is charged in paper carrier death. A Murray State football player is headed to the NFL. A man escaped jail and the immigration police (sneaky, sneaky). State politicians disagree on the US debt crisis solution (you don’t say). Officials debate the rights of the homeless to vote, though most don’t anyway.

Tennessee~ Clarksville school’s will be rezoned. Reelfoot Lake advertises its sunsets (they must be pretty).

the morning cram [end of an era edition]

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The space shuttle Atlantis has landed at Kennedy Space center ending a 30-year era in travel beyond our world.

NPR gives a minute by minute breakdown of Atlantis’ journey back into the atmosphere and back to earth.

Kentucky~ Home invaders are not attempted murderers. An alleged war-hating, child-porn-loving soldier is AWOL. From a Jewish and Catholic hospital merger in Louisville arises concern. Parts of Nunn’s files will be made public.

Illinois~ The union is set to vote on a Honeywell agreement.

the morning cram [Gang of Six edition]

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The so-called ‘Gang of Six’ presented their proposal to Senate members yesterday, and hope abounds that it may appeal across party lines.

NPR reports a bi-partisan group of six senators has developed a proposal for raising the debt ceiling, cutting the deficit, and raising revenue that is getting positive reviews across the board.

Kentucky~ Men charged with attempted murder say “it wasn’t me”. Calloway County is getting emergency funds. Homebuyers, Hopkinsville wants you. Many downtown areas look at revitalization. Corn is growing strong.

Tennessee~ International businesses, Clarksville wants you.

Illinois~ Honeywell and union have reached an agreement (WHA?!?!).

the morning cram [Gadhafi minefield edition]

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Libyan rebel forces are slowed by an increasing number of mines set by Gadhafi’s soldiers.

NPR reports Gadhafi forces are planting large numbers of mines in Libya’s western mountains, and as removal technology and experts are few, many are being removed by hand.

Kentucky~ You can get transit service in Mayfield now. A Marshall County man is indicted for child porn. A Trigg man accused of murder turns himself in. A WKU professor is developing bomb detecting software. New Beshear ads claim a business friendly environment. The state’s drinking water plan is available online.

Tennessee~ More homes are for sale in Union City (thanks Goodyear).

Datebook: June 29 – Bernard Herrmann turns 100

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American film composer Bernard Herrmann was born June 29, 1911 (and died December 24, 1975). He may be most noted for his Academy Award-winning work The Devil and Daniel Webster, 1941. he’s also known for his collaborations with director Alfred Hitchcock, composing the scores for Psycho, North by Northwest, The Man Who Knew Too Much and Vertigo. Additionally, he composed Citizen Kane, Taxi Driver, The Twilight Zone and Have Gun-Will Travel. Happy birthday Bernard!

It’s Wednesday, June 29

July 1 the Red Cross collects blood at the Mayfield Graves County Habitat for Humanity ReStore. It’s at 901 Paducah Road, 45 North. The mobile donation vehicle is there from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. ReStore accepts donations of commercial, industrial, agricultural and residential items.

Friday there’s an Art Party Extravaganza at the Murray Art Guild from 6 to 9 p.m. It’s open to all at no charge at the Guild, 500 North Fourth. Enjoy live music, making bowls for the Empty Bowls project, refreshments and an exhibition reception. See murrayartguild.org for details.

Saturday morning the forty piece 202nd Army Band performs in Murray’s Freedom Fest Parade which starts at 9:30 at 10th and Main and winds up at Briggs and Stratton. The Band also performs after the parade on the court square street fair stage from 11:30 to 12:30. The Band is recruiting musicians who want to serve Kentucky and the nation. E-mail angela.wilkins@us.army.mil for an audition.

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the morning cram [rebuilding Japan edition]

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As Japan slowly recovers from the devastating March earthquake, Japanese citizens ponder the future of the country.

NPR reports in the midst of devastation and tragedy, opportunity for shaping the future of Japan arises.

Kentucky~ A man is ordered to put his gun away in a Paducah City Council meeting. 267 soldiers have returned to Fort Campbell. A man died when he was hit by a truck this weekend. Legalized Sandhill Crane hunting is fast approaching. Flood assistance is available for farmers (female and Mexican farmers too). One official thinks Kentucky will be the new China.

Tennessee~ Clarksville’s Mayor may be limited to 2-year terms in the future. A man is charged with child rape.

Datebook: June 24 – Take Your Dog to Work Day

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Take Your Dog to Work Day was first started in 1996 in the United Kingdom and June 25, 1999 in the United States. Created by Pet Sitters International, this day celebrates the great companions dogs make and encourages adoptions from local shelters, rescue groups and humane societies. Why can’t every day be take your dog to work day?

It’s Friday, June 24

The Civil War Singers will give a free concert at the Fort Donelson National Battlefield amphitheater tomorrow night at 6.  The singers will perform traditional songs from the Civil War.

Mayfield author Berry Craig will be signing copies of his third book, Hidden History of Kentucky Soldiers, at the Graves County Public Library tomorrow from 11 to 2. All profits from book sales go for scholarships at the West Kentucky Community and Technical College.

There’s a fish fry tomorrow night at 6 at American Legion Post 236, located off KY 95 between Calvert City and North Marshall Middle School.  The menu includes catfish, slaw, hushpuppies, potatoes, and desserts.  Meals are 7 dollars.

The Paducah Aero Modelers club hosts a two-day Air Show tomorrow and Sunday, beginning at 9 each morning.  Control line, free flight, and radio control models will be displayed and flown.  The free show will be held at the McCracken County Model Air Park.

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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 [freezer cash edition]

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The top Libyan opposition official is stopping by the White House today.

NPR reports Transitional National Council Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril’s goal is to persuade US officials to recognize the TNC as the legitimate representative of the Libyan people — and to give it some of Khadafi’s frozen cash.

KENTUCKY~ Harrah’s Casino-Metropolis parent company Caesar’s Entertainment donates $100k to local Red Cross efforts. Parts of US-60 are reopened. Police: a driver dragged a gas station owner after a pump ‘n run (see photo). Road work closes KY-83 in Graves Co. A mysterious house fire in Sharpe injures a resident. State tourism revenue$ had a 5% bump last year. Check out the difference between this year’s GOP Secretary of State candidates. The NAACP and a Confederate heritage group differ on a proposal to issue rebel flag license plates.

TENNESSEE~ Clarksville Police are now using stats to fight crime. GOP lawmakers want to wrap it up by next week. A bill progresses which would (again) allow Nashville businesses that discriminate against homosexuals to do work with the city.

SPORTS~ OVC Softball Tourney: MSU > UTM; MSU < JSU.