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the morning cram [you don’t know the power of the dark side edition]

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Apparently, Starbucks makes a lot of coffee…and a lot of money.

NPR reports the coffee chain known for it’s iconic dark roast has got it’s ‘mojo workin’ under the leadership of CEO Howard Schultz.

Kentucky~ Alleged embezzlers have a day in court. Soldiers return to a hero’s welcome. Hey, I think that buggy covered in highly reflective tape might have Amish people in it. “Caylee’s Law” requires you to tell somebody if you lose your kid. Romney and Gingrich want Kentucky.

Tennessee~ Hate crime victim’s dad is disturbed by ‘don’t say gay’.

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the morning cram [the Oh Fudge edition]

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Hey Justice Roberts, you kiss your mama with that mouth?

NPR reports the highest court in the land hears another FCC indecency/censorship case. I bet this would all go away if one of the justices let loose with a couple choice words.

Kentucky~  Paducah Convention Center alleged embezzlers are now facing federal charges.  No more big-boned trucks allowed on the Ledbetter bridgeStumbo is still fighting the redistricting fight.

Illinois ~ Gov Quinn prepares to sign the earned income tax credit bill.

Tennessee ~ The legislative term begins today- go fightin’ 107th! The state is meeting the education reforms tied to the Race to the Top Award.

the morning cram [you can do it edition]

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After the turmoil of the past year, Arab states try to turn revolution into democracy.

NPR reports on the problems Egypt and Tunisia face in trading in their autocratic rulers for democratic elections.

Kentucky~   Graves County businessman Richard Heath to run for Nesler seat.  Former Kentucky New Era publisher Robert C. Carter has died.  University of Pikeville President Paul Patton resigns from Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education.

Tennessee~  Clarksville CDE Lightband customer’s electric bills have doubled in the past month.

the morning cram [you’re young and got your health, what do you want with a job edition]

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If the stats are correct, half of you are reading this while at your job. Quit lollygagging and get back to work!

NPR reports half the workforce must go to work during the week between Christmas and New Years. And surprisingly, we’re happy about it!

Kentucky~    The Paducah Expo and Convention Centers are setting a new fee structure. Fatal motor accidents are on the decline in the Commonwealth. Beshear told Democrats he’s going to make it rain.

Illinois~  A new law requires landlords to give a heads up on radon levels in their buildings.

the morning cram [the all american rejects edition]

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Many occupy protesters were forced out of their camps across the country.

NPR reports the NYC occupy group was given the boot from Zuccotti Park  last night, and other occupy groups are being forced out of public spaces they’ve called home since September.

Kentucky~ Murray State B-Ball wins first away game. The Carson Center may be taking the reigns of the Paducah Convention center.  TVA’s electricity rates are about to go up.  Go get your gun, sandhill crane season is about to begin! Kentucky is awarding cash for illegal dump cleanup. Occupy supporters are showing up in most Kentucky cities.

Illinois ~Catholic Charities stop taking state money. Quinn decides to pay superintendents again.

the morning cram [millionaires gotta eat too]

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New York Governor Cuomo thinks Millionaires need a break.

NPR reports the NY millionaire tax is set to expire, and most New Yorkers are not happy about it.

Kentucky~    Half of the Paducah Convention Center embezzlement gang pleads not guilty. Galbraith says he’s the man! The unemployment rate fell in September.

Tennessee~ A Fort Campbell soldier is being presented with the Silver Star posthumously. Town hall meetings are being held across the state to address the voter I.D. law.

Illinois~  Massac County is hard up for cash. Quinn wants to know who voted for absent lawmakers in a recent session.