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morning cram [ceasefire edition]

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Libya’s foreign minister announced an immediate ceasefire today, in response to a United Nations resolution authorizing “all necessary measures” to protect the Libyan people.

NPR reports the announcement is a quick turnaround after Moammar Gadhafi initially defied the move.

KENTUCKY~ Therapists allege the Heath High shooter exaggerates his mental illness. A Murray drywall installer dies in an undetailed Fort Knox accident. Ohio River levels in Paducah begin to recede. Some areas of LBL remain closed (flooded).  State demographics diversify a bit. A (committee) vote on the Medicaid budget could happen at the start of next week. Mining unions back Gov Beshear’s re-bid.

TENNESSEE~ Construction of Clarksville’s upcoming solar panel plant is halfway done. State and federal officials allocate $20mil to build a Mississippi River port in Lake County.

morning cram [learning edition]

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After watching low-level yahoos bungle attacks all year, al-Qaida leaders may have been looking for ways to avoid rookie mistakes by directly managing plots themselves.

Intelligence officials tell NPR al-Qaida learns by failing.

KENTUCKY~ Police arrest 3 in a Paducah murder case and 5 for peddling drugs in Hopkinsville.

TENNESSEE~ Clarksville’s Hemlock Semiconductor plant needs more skilled artisans to build it and officials will wait until the new year to figure out how to make city workers’ pay equitable. TVA is raising electricity rates (again).

ILLINOIS~ 2 people die in a head-on collision.


morning cram [hurt feet edition]

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Foot pain is a major problem that affects nearly a third of all US adults and women report nearly twice as much foot pain as men.

~NPR hears many tend to live with the pain instead of seeing a specialist.

KENTUCKY~ 2nd District State Senate Poll: Leeper/Smith statistically tied.  A Murray woman’s murder trial gets pushed back until next year and a fatal weekend wreck claims a Murray man’s life. Grand Rivers’ Vulcan Material workers opt to not unionize. A Paducah gun store owner is court-ordered to recall modified shotguns. A Hopkinsville teen accused of murdering a youth sports coach will appear in court today. Jack and Rand argue  at a U of L debate.

TENNESSEE~ More campaign money is being raised and spent in the 8th district than any other. Hemlock Semiconductor’s job fair draws hundreds of multi-state applicants a year ahead of the Clarksville plant’s opening.

NCAA~ (Football) APSU < SEMO & UTM > EKU. (Soccer) MSU > UTM, MhSU > APSU > EKU, UTM > APB.

morning cram (unearthing edition)

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“The mystery ship: a wooden vessel found last month under the ruins of New York City’s World Trade Center has since been moved to a science lab in Maryland, where each day brings new discoveries.”

~NPR hears how the thrill of discovery doesn’t stop with the digging.

KENTUCKY~ Paducah dumps its top pick for city manager citing sensitive information and will fund indigent burials. Murray Parks may soon have a trespassing fine in place. A Cadiz man is in police custody for (allegedly) sexting with a minor. A Mayfield wife-killer gets 20 years. House Speaker Stumbo: Rand Paul will lose and Paul calls for more online donation$ (so is WKMS).

TENNESSEE~ Clarksville is building a new electricity substation in anticipation of the Hemlock Semiconductor. Storing gas underground? The state will help.

ILLINOIS~ Quinn applies for federal grants to fund teaching jobs.

morning cram (arcade fire edition)

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A good band on NPR.ORG @ 11am.

KY~ Paducah clears all liens on its Executive Inn and avoids a lawsuit. Paducah High developers get a bargain. Hopkinsville’s 911 will be doing some deficit spending. OMG!!! A state budget might break through. Rand gets help from daddy’s former aid. Republican Bill Johnson eyes Beshear’s job.

TN~ Reserve your 2012 job @ Hemlock Semiconductor now. FEMA approves disaster fund$ for Henry County. Bredesen vetoes guns in bars bill but expects an override. Just when you thought it slowed to a stop, the Super Speeder Bill revs foward (again).

SPORTS~ MSU @ the 2010 OVC baseball tourney today.

morning cram (centrist edition)

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Is this the line for the party?

KY~ An attempted murder victim claims he doesn’t remember being hit by a car. Don’t fall for shady texts from fake financial institutions. Multiple escapes prompt police to investigate Paducah’s halfway house. What should Mayfield do with all its piles of extra cash? Murray officials keep mum about their meeting with city firefighters’ lawyer. Fort Campbell’s 101st Airborne cases its colors ahead of its stint in Afghanistan. LBL may change its trees. The state’s election fraud hotline captured 116 complaints. Beshear will set the special session agenda this week.

TN~ The federal government denies funding a new Clarksville Airport terminal.


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