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morning cram [fuel cell edition]

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The Honda FCX Clarity can go about 240 miles on a tank of hydrogen fuel (about 60 mpg compared to gas). The only emission is water so pure you could drink it.

Honda tells NPR: US Secretary of Energy Steven Chu is wrong when he claimed it would take a miracle to make fuel cell cars viable in the marketplace.

WEATHER~ Possibly severe activity predicted tonight.

KENTUCKY~ State Police are matching a missing man’s dental records to found skeletal remains with hopes they match. You can see the Ohio River from where Paducah’s Executive Inn recently stood. 4 Fort Campbell soldiers die in an Afghan suicide blast. Transportation workers will setup an I-24 (west) workzone between Eddyville/Grand Rivers next week. Out of work? Have a mortgage? There’s help. Gov Beshear has almost $5mil banked for re-election. US Rep Ed Whitfield yesterday fielded telephone calls from constituents about gas prices, the economy and the federal budget. US Sen Rand Paul files for re-election (5 years early).

TENNESSEE~ Highway Patrol investigators say Henry’s Police Chief (allegedly) ran a red light that caused a wreck leaving him critically injured. A resolution to the state’s constitution that would  further restrict abortions gets one step closer to a statewide vote.

ILLINOIS~ SIU-Carbondale will likely hire its next Provost from within its ranks.

morning cram [still partying edition]

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Tea Party activists continue to pressure congressional Republicans to make good on their promise to deliver deep federal spending cuts.

NPR reports (a few hundred) Tea Partiers yesterday came against the backdrop of negotiations on a fiscal year spending agreement.

KENTUCKY~ A Paducah DUI lawyer must serve his own full DUI sentence. A recent audit finds state government spent $100k of federal funds on questionable expenses. Report: public schools don’t spend much on health services. Kentucky’s Homeland Security… there’s an app for that. Six Fort Campbell heroes died in Afghanistan this week and Gov Beshear orders flags halfway down to honor a Fort Knox casualty. There’s a bomb disposal competition this week @ Fort Campbell. The Commonwealth’s First Lady today plans to read to rural students via Skype.

TENNESSEE~ The teacher tenure bill edges closer to passing. Young history buffs will compete in Nashville tomorrow. APSU Softballers lose to, then beat TSU.

ILLINOIS~ Senators approve combining the state’s comptroller and treasurer offices.

morning cram [milk-sharing edition]

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Some new moms who can’t breastfeed have discovered they can still give their babies milk donated by other moms they find on Facebook.

NPR reports the milk-sharing continues despite warnings from the federal government.

KENTUCKY~ A couple of Paducah teens face multiple charges for (allegedly) throwing rocks at I-24 traffic. Paducah’s City Manager plans to proctor a pay study. A McCracken County official claims Paducah is cheating on its taxes. Students can apply for grant$ to save energy at their school. A woman gets into the  gubernatorial election mix ahead of tomorrow’s deadline. A top Fort Campbell official shares what would be an Afghanistan game-changer.

TENNESSEE~ Searchers find the body of a missing Puryear man. Governor Haslam claims an elected Attorney General would be a politicized distraction. A pair of lawmakers want to end ‘full and complete stops‘ at traffic lights.

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

morning cram [relational algebra edition]

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Who knew math could fight improvised explosive devices?

~NPR hears how the use of mathematical social network analysis can identify key players in the bombing scene.

KENTUCKY~ LBL’s 4-lane opens up. Mayfield High football faces off with Hazard today for the Class 1-A championship title. Christian County High School’s Choir Director faces allegations of sexual abuse. 4 juveniles plead guilty in Christian/Todd County Amish/Mennonite home invasions. Police take down a Marshall County methlab. Ag economists predict the state’s farming industry will breach $5 billion next year. Military officials are investigating the Afghanistan shooting that killed six Fort Campbell soldiers.

ILLINOIS~ Since Metropolis can’t stop an incoming topless bar, it’s looking into ordinances to regulate conduct there. The state settles its debt by selling off a bunch of tobacco bonds.

SPORTS~ (Men’s Basketball) MSU > EKU, APSU > SEMO, & UTM < MhSU. (Women’s Basketball) MSU < EKU, APSU > SEMO, & UTM < MhSU.

morning cram [</3’r lebron edition]

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“In the end, it took all of 11 seconds, but the fallout in two American cities may last for years.”

~NPR has more on heartbroken Ohio.

KENTUCKY~ McCracken County rescue workers search for missing man and the County Clerk there has changed some (questionable) policies but retains his department’s financial independence. Western Kentucky has plenty of (electric) power. Trigg County bans smoking on school grounds. The Todd County Funeral Home burned down. Jack & Rand squared off in Louisville yesterday and US Senator McConnell defends his filibuster blocking an extension on jobless benefits.

TENNESSEE~ The 101st Airborne’s Major General John Campbell assures Fort Campbell families from Afghanistan. Police nab a Fort Campbell soldier after (alleged) hit-and-run. Blue dogs back Herron for US Rep.

morning cram (spacelab 2010 edition)

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What do you get when you put three Russians, two Europeans, and one Chinese in a fake space capsule for 520 days? Find out @ NPR.

KENTUCKY~ A Paducah DUI lawyer is arrested for his (4th) DUI. No inmates are coming to Paducah’s halfway house (for now). State Police admit mistakes delayed a case by almost a decade. The price tag on Fort Campbell’s planned museum is $15m cheaper after redesign. Labor officials want to share their workplace wisdom (for free). Attorney General Jack Conway wants to deny rate hike plans to a pair of merging electric utilities and opposes Rand Paul on immigration. The US Senate race is looking more contentious and there’s no libertarian candidate running (yet).

TENNESSEE~ Paris is set to interview police chief candidates next week. Gaylord lays off +1,700 Opryland employees. A state budget vote is coming on fast after a ‘breakthrough’ in negotiations. Renewing your driver’s license will cost the same after a bill fails this session.