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the morning cram [The next time I have to come in here I’m crackin’ skulls edition]

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Good News. If you’re ever captured by Somali Pirates, Obama’s got your back, even if you’re Danish!

NPR reports Obama sent in his A-squad to deal with a hostage situation. With their success rate, I think Obama should start using the special forces to deal with all of his problems. Let’s start with a raid on the investment banks.

Kentucky~ The PRA is now a city agency. Here’s to hoping shiny tape will save our Amish from jail.  Cadiz seeks to ban synthetic marijuana. Looks like Kentucky teachers may have to be held back. The Commonwealth considers a tax amnesty plan.

Tennessee~ Titan tire hopes to hire 300 people  by the year’s end.

 

 

the morning cram [friendly fires edition]

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Local governmental agencies don’t know how to treat the occupy protesters.

NPR reports Mayors across the country are trying to balance respect for the plight of protesters occupying public land and the greater welfare of their cities.

Kentucky~ KYTC wants to tell you about widening KY 68/80.  It looks like most people are avoiding the polls today.  A Kentucky native has been charged with espionage.  Romney wants some of that Kentucky green.

Illinois~ SIU: Teachers gotta eat too.

Tennessee~  Haslam tosses around the idea of school vouchers.

the morning cram [supervirus edition]

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Stuxnet, the cybersuperweapon, a headache for security experts everywhere.

NPR reports one year after its existence was made public, the Stuxnet supervirus continues to rattle security experts around the world. (Stuxnet…Skynet…am I the only one who is worried.)

Kentucky~ A Driver involved in log truck wreck was arrested. Minds will meet in Louisville to improve education. Williams is reportedly grasping for Hindu straws.

Illinois~ Drought and heat draw disaster declaration. Massac County is fighting the bear. Quinn says play lotto for vets.

Tennessee~ Slips a bit in business friendly rankings.

the morning cram [overeducated burger flipper edition]

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College graduates struggle to find jobs in ailing economy.

NPR reports many college graduates are unable to find jobs in their field after racking up large student loan debts.

Kentucky~ The tornado sirens in Calloway County are being tested this morning (don’t panic). We can fish for free this weekend. More jobs are expected in Madisonville at a new distribution center. Rand Paul wants to talk terrorists in Bowling Green. Art students in Paducah are likely to pay more next year. Vandals are working their way through McCracken County. A judge rules that prosecutors can tell jurors about Nunn’s prostitute use.

Tennessee~ EARTHQUAKE! (don’t worry, it was tiny).

Illinois~ The Dept of Agriculture pushes farmers to recycle.

morning cram [debris edition]

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Before Haiti is able to rebuild it must remove tons of rubble left behind by last year’s devastating earthquake. 

NPR hears how some Haitians aren’t waiting for the government to clear the debris: They’re freeing their communities using hand-cranked machines.

KENTUCKY~ Paducah will hold a public hearing about building a proposed electrical substation in front of Coleman Place and the Police Department shows off its new bookkeeping software. Bardwell city officials put off voting on a proposed payroll tax. A Hopkins County ex-Magistrate declines being the new Community Development Director there. Murray could get a skate park @ Chestnut this summer. Four charged in connection to a Murray home invasion will be back in court by the end of the month. Who is the Commonwealth’s first woman to file to run for a state office? KET joins the fight to prevent cuts to federal funding for public broadcasting. Gov. Steve Beshear is comfortable with people carrying guns into the state Capitol. Oak Grove’s Police Chief is reinstated.

TENNESSEE~ Farmers are using social media to promote agritourism to their farms. Paris’ Dana Corp. expects to add 25 new jobs to its workforce.

ILLINOIS~ Whether or not the state abolishes the death penalty is now up to Gov. Pat Quinn.

morning cram [flying telescope edition]

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“NASA has begun operating a flying telescope powerful enough to record the birth of distant stars and planets.”

~NPR looks through the lens.

KENTUCKY~ Paducah’s Riverfront Development OKs the Executive Inn demo contractorsNeed a job? Owensboro has 500 opening up. A Henderson plant pays $200k for air pollution. Ballard County jurors acquit a Missouri man on DUI/assault charges. A Hopkinsville drive-by sends a man to the hospital.  State department heads are told to brace for $35mil in cuts. Help is here for those denied health insurance for pre-existing conditions.

TENNESSEE~ Clarksville passes a tax incentive to develop the former hospital site on Madison Street. The feds will allow hospitals to pay fees and avoid TennCare cuts.

ILLINOIS~ A shooting in Cairo leaves 1 dead. Honeywell/Union negotiations are suspended until the end of July. The Gov signs a budget that cuts spending.

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.