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the morning cram [face it, we’re younger and faster…edition]

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…face it, I’m older and have more insurance.

NPR reports as economic struggles have kept more people from retiring, and brought many out of retirement, age discrimination claims are up. But it’s tough to prove.

Kentucky~ The Racers are OVC champs. ‘Your lights were out‘, says the giant boat to the tiny bridge. There are more ways to win, or more likely lose at Kentucky Downs.

Illinois~ There’s a new sheriff in town (sheriff meaning chief, and town meaning Metropolis).

Tennessee~ Haslam gave up his class size idea.  Residents are getting out early in the primary. It’s getting harder to ‘say’gay’.

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the morning cram [What he really hates is the stuff that gets carried out in his name; Wars. Bigotry. Tebowing.]

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Quick, get to your nearest football field and take a knee! It actually works…

NPR reports Denver pulls out an upset over the Pittsburg Steelers. And yoga classes everywhere incorporate their newest pose: downward facing Tebow.

Kentucky~  Rand Paul is hosting a town hall meeting in Murray. MSU remains undefeated! Two fires break out near USEC Paducah. The University of Pikeville proposal slows under technical scrutiny.   Instant racing is paying off at Kentucky Downs. Gatewood Galbraith’s public memorial has been announced. The new House redistricting plan hit a road block.

Tennessee~ Lamar Alexander wants to express himself.

morning cram [lone wolf edition]

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“Experts say to expect more undercover cases in 2011, because the agency has clearly decided that the best way to battle the growing threat of homegrown terrorism in this country is to confront the suspects directly.”

NPR tracks down lone-wolf terrorists.

KENTUCKY ~ Hopkinsville’s newly elected officials are official. Better teachers, better evaluations needed, says lawmaker. One judge tells the Louisville Orchestra to pay its musicians, while another says instant racing is OK, group to appeal. Gambling proposals defunct in the 2011 session. HVAC inspections become law.

TENNESSEE ~ An FBI inquiry leads to more revenue oversight in state government, while in Clarksville drunks get free rides.

ILLINOIS ~ Metropolis officials try to regulate their first strip club.

morning cram [suicide edition]

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“It’s a perfect storm. You subject people to terrible trauma, and then you take away all their mental health resources. What do you expect?”

~NPR speaks to New Orleans EMS workers about post-Katrina suicide rates (which doubled following the hurricane and still remain high).

KENTUCKY~ A Benton man drowns in Kentucky Lake. A report finds the Shawnee Fossil Plant’s coal ash pond has been leaking into the Ohio River since the ’80s. An MSU staffer will participate in a roundtable discussion celebrating the 50th birthday of the  Commonwealth’s Human Rights Commission. Instant Racing hits the courts this week and a ruling on the state furlough lawsuit is expected soon. Jack and Rand make another BBQ date at a planned McCracken County picnic.

TENNESSEE~ A Clarksville pedestrian was killed on Fort Campbell Blvd. Wednesday is the deadline to file for flood-related tax relief and if you’re confused, call this hotline. The former Montgomery County EMS Director claims the County Mayor bullied him into retirement. Police in Weakley County warn someone’s posing as an officer and pulling people over.

NCAA WOMEN’S SOCCER~ MSU loses to South Florida (4-2); wins against Alabama A&M (1-0). APSU beats Western Illinois (1-0) and Chattanooga (2-0). UTM beats Lipscomb (1-0); loses to Missouri State (2-0).

morning cram [mosque edition]

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“Experts worry the controversy surrounding an Islamic center near ground zero in Lower Manhattan is playing right into the hands of radical extremists.”

~NPR hears the debate is recently the No. 1 topic of discussion on radical Islamic websites.

KENTUCKY~ It’s Cracker Barrel vs. Zaxby’s in Calloway Circuit Court next week. Murray’s (alleged) home invaders pleaded not guilty to all charges yesterday. Mayfield’s zoning board will vote on whether or not Somali Muslims can establish a mosque there. Police claim a Christian County man murdered his mother. A Fort Campbell Muslim soldier is refusing to be deployed to Afghanistan. Police are searching for a Fulton County escapee. Hopkinsville Community College’s summer enrollment had a big bump over last year. A family advocacy group decries horse track instant racing (in court). Kentucky eyes trade with Cuba. Rand Paul prefers the war on drugs should be funded by locals rather than the federal government prompting Jack Conway’s criticism.

TENNESSEE~ Clarksville’s new airport manager makes rebuilding the community’s trust in the office his top priority.

SPORTS~ APSU > Lipscomb (1-0).

morning cram (weekend lovin’ edition)

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Sweet.

KY~ Paducah Police want to know who robbed the Waffle Hut. Paducah’s Waterway Innovations gets $150k to develop barge monitoring technology. A survey gauging opinions on a Murray payroll tax is circulating through the business community. That lady who (allegedly) shot at her husband in a Mayfield Lowe’s now has a jury of her peers. The general manager of WKDZ-FM (Cadiz) is one of the Commonwealth’s leading ladies. Unemployment rises (10.9%). The House puts off an official discussion on a Capitol gun ban. One Senate committee adds an eminent domain clause to the stalled nuclear bill and another is confused about instant racing.