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the morning cram [return of Putin edition]

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Can US-Russia relations survive another Putin presidency?

NPR reports Russia’s leading political party, United Russia, wants Putin and Medvedev to switch jobs in the next election.

Kentucky~ Waide says no to Hopkins County sports complex. Medal of Honor winner sacrifices job opportunity to be fair. Paducah might have a police/firehouse. Conway is filing suit against another for-profit university. A judge says Iraqi terror suspects can be tried in civilian court.

Illinois~ The EEOC says Mach Mining won’t hire women.

 

the morning cram [London on fire edition]

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Riots and looting spread from London throughout England with no unifying cause.

NPR reports that in the third day since riots broke out in northern London, the violence has spread across England without any apparent cause other than general unrest.

Kentucky~ An alleged rapist is found in Murray. Gov Beshear will share his photos from the Middle East.

Illinois~ The state can claim your money if it sits for a year.

Missouri~ The Frito Bandito strikes again!!

Tennessee~ Build a storm shelter and get a tax break. Officials are fighting for the state credit rating.

morning cram [movie magic edition]

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Once upon a time, long before the digital age, scenery and special effects were crafted entirely by human hands.

<— NPR takes us behind classic scenes from movies like this one.

KENTUCKY~ Benton Police arrest the guy who crashed his SUV into a Subway restaurant. Some area schools have been out +20 snow daysMSU > SIU-E. Governor Beshear cares about high school dropouts. Senator McConnell wants to end public contributions to presidential campaigns. Rand Paul’s newly proposed bill would eradicate several arms of the federal government.

TENNESSEE~ Planned widening of the Paris-Puryear stretch of US-641 has been pushed back by at least a year and a half. Clarksville-Montgomery County students will attend longer classes to make up snow days. Governor Haslam outspent (5x over) his opponents. The state’s top judge is pushing for attorney’s to up their pro bono game. The Volunteer State keeps breaking its own meth-related records.

morning cram [abort edition]

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Abortion is an issue so contentious it almost prevented the health law from passing last year.

NPR reports its back.

It’s cold and dangerous on the roads. Think twice about getting out and keep warm clothing in your car.

KENTUCKY~ Oak Grove will soon have a local psychiatric service. A Christian County man pleads guilty to matricide. (Another) Democrat files to run for Secretary of State. A former Fort Campbell murderer/rapist soldier is appealing his conviction today.

TENNESSEE~ A meeting in Paris next week will solicit public opinion on a proposed project to widen US-641 and city officials there will meet today to figure out who will temporarily fill in as city manager. Clarksville officials won’t push for allowing handguns on city park grounds and former Mayor Johnny Piper snags his ex-spokeswoman to be his assistant.

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

morning cram [uphill edition]

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US House Republicans are expected to unanimously overturn the sweeping health system overhaul only to be blocked by the still Democrat-controlled Senate. If that happens, they will then try to delay or defund  it.

~NPR reports that won’t be easy.

KENTUCKY~ Paducah’s Army Reserve surgical unit ships out to Afghanistan tomorrow. A Marshall County murder/arson case will be retried in March. Murray’s 5-points intersection will be closed over the next few days. Watch out for I-24 lane restrictions near Calvert City. Hopkinsville thinks about going smoke-free. The latest Fort Campbell casualty in Afghanistan matches the number (105) the base lost in Iraq.

TENNESSEE~ Clarksville’s new mayor raises an official eyebrow at the former mayor’s new job. Men’s Basketball: APSU > UTC; UTM < SEMO.

morning cram [mushy edition]

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As the former military ruler of Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf is not exactly an apostle of democracy. He seized power in a 1999 Coup d’état, but was pushed out of office 3 years ago after imposing martial law.

~NPR talks to the former General about his plans to return to Pakistan to become an elected leader.

KENTUCKY~ A Paducah man is in jail for (allegedly) stealing donation money from that dancing guy in front of Kroger. You can do some figure 8’s in Paducah starting this afternoon. Modern firearm deer hunting season begins this weekend. Watch out for traffic on US-45/Lone Oak Road. Murray High’s Tigers plays Fort Campbell’s Falcons tonight. A Madisonville mom claims a man tried to abduct her son. Kentucky National Guard members will head to Iraq next year to help withdrawal. An AWOL Fort Campbell soldier turns himself in on Veteran’s Day.

TENNESSEE~ A Clarksville Fort Campbell soldier is given a new home from a non-profit veteran’s group.

Something Different from the Military

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Do you ever wonder what the military is doing overseas when they’re not in combat? Here’s a report from the Danger Edition that gives a side we don’t often get to hear about stateside.

Written by Angela Hatton

October 15, 2010 at 11:52 am

morning cram [cancel that edition]

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The associate pastor of a Gainesville, Florida church says the Quran burning scheduled for Saturday is postponed until the proposed meeting in New York is confirmed.

~NPR reports the church plans to wait 24 hours before making any further decision about burning Qurans.

KENTUCKY~ There are reports of multiple crashes on a Graves County stretch of the  Purchase Parkway this morning. A judge dismisses exploitation charges against a Paducah pastor (other charges may come). MSU’s non-profit leadership program enrolls the most (nationally). Paul reneges on St. John’s picnic debate; Conway to still speak. Fort Campbell’s hospital unit is shipping off to Iraq. The Commonwealth will get $135mil in federal funding for schools. The Pope and several Kentucky Catholic bishops lean on Beshear to commute an upcoming execution.

TENNESSEE~ A Clarksville man (allegedly) strangled his wife and police say a homeless man (allegedly) tried to rob a bank using a cab as his getaway. A Henry County homeowner shoots/wounds a would-be burglar (who escaped into the woods). Gov Bredesen says oops for not knowing about a state university regent appointment law.

ILLINOIS~ Get a discount on Energy Star-certified appliances (again).

morning cram [free tweet edition]

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“Young Egyptians are using social media to fight police brutality and urge a more open government.”

~NPR interviews activists and critics about Egypt’s social media movement.

KENTUCKY~ Mayfield Police accuse a Somali refugee of attempted kidnapping. An armed standoff with Madisonville Police ends peacefully. A year-long police investigation lands an (alleged) Marshall County meth dealer in jail. A 2nd water main breaks in Paducah this week. Cadiz begins reaping taxes off of now-legal alcohol sales. 60 Fort Campbell medics return from Iraq today. Jobless rates decline across the Commonwealth. Senate Prez Williams is acting like he wants to be the next governor.

TENNESSEE~ Clarksville’s cable TV bills to go up by $1.40 next month.

ILLINOIS~ Honeywell & union reps may meet again soon. Quinn wants property tax relief (and to increase income taxes).