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morning cram [piratea edition]

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Somalia is among the world’s most lawless countries, but one region is turning the tide.

NPR winds a tale of a casual, coastal neighborhood watch-like group who catch pirates by inviting them to tea.

KENTUCKY~ McCracken County officials prepare to absorb public dissent/support next Tuesday. Marshall County law is on a boat. A Reidland mom gets cited after her toddler was found hanging out on US-62. Gun advocates now want to anonymously carry weapons into the Capitol building. Gov Beshear’s industrial recruiting tour through India pays off and now he’s over in DC to debrief the nation’s drug czar on the state’s pill problem. David Williams gets an anti-abortion blessing in his bid for governor. Register to vote by Monday, or else! (you don’t get to).

TENNESSEE~ A bid to kill the state’s motorcycle helmet law fails and guns-on-campus legislation makes headway.

OVC BASEBALL~ MSU < WKU, APSU < Belmont, UTM > Lipscomb.

morning cram [money’s real? edition]

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Why going back to the gold standard (when every dollar was backed by a vault full of gold) is a ‘wingnut’ argument.

NPR‘s Planet Money embarks on a journalistic quest by purchasing a gold coin to better understand the nature of money.

KENTUCKY~ A man remains missing after yesterday’s I-24 wreck. Governor Beshear handed out public safety grant$ in Paducah yesterday. How can university research programs boost college enrollment and grad rates? Legislation that would open up primary elections to independent voters makes headway and so does the Medicaid budget balancing bill.

TENNESSEE~ Closing Union City’s Goodyear Tire plant will put almost 2k out of work. Clarksville’s marina developer is having financing issues and a hotel there burned down (probably because of a methlab).

ILLINOIS~ After three days of talks, USW & Metropolis Honeywell officials still haven’t worked it out.

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

morning cram [loopholes edition]

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Lawmakers want to close a tax loophole for hedge fund wizards and real estate kings to pay for job creation and family tax breaks. More @ NPR.

KENTUCKY~ Paducah gets all big-brotherly this week (installing new surveillance cameras). A Kevil methlab bust leads to 5 arrests. Controversial policies at the McCracken County Clerk’s office may be conversation at tonight’s fiscal court meeting. A worker discovers asbestos in Reidland’s State Highway office. Free trade-skill training coming to Owensboro soon. Rand Paul certifies himself. The Kentucky Arts Council gets $850k.

TENNESSEE~ Stewart County High’s senior quarterback dies in an ATV accident.

morning cram (solicit justice edition)

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Supreme (pizza) Court

Obama nominates one of his top lawyers… and it’s another lady!

KY~ Paducah’s dreamy (thunder)dome needs permanent toilets and officials there want to trade in the old Lone Oak City Hall for a road project. Boaters be warned: high water and debris! Baseball and Senate superstar Jim Bunning will miss his Republican cohorts.

TN~ 350 Clarksville businesses damaged; Riverside Drive and area schools re-opened. FEMA has already approved over $4mil in flood victim assistance claims. It smells of Arizona: the legislature votes tonight to crackdown on proofing voters’ citizenship.

IL~ Brookport sandbags; saves homes.

OVC SPORTS~ (baseball) MSU > EKU, UTM > MhSU, APSU < TTU; (softball) MSU > EIU, UTM > MhSU, APSU < EKU.