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the morning cram [shaken baby edition]

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Is shaken baby syndrome blamed for babies’ deaths too often?

NPR reports Norman Guthkelch, the doctor who is credited with first observing the condition, questions the free nature with which the syndrome is blamed for killing babies.

Kentucky~ There will be no alcohol in Reidland. Calloway County Middle School has a new principal. A city engineer says Paducah’s floodwall held up well.  A gubernatorial hopeful is angered by dis.  The Asian longhorned beetle threatens the state’s forests.

Tennessee~ Clarksville’s Power Board may be revamped. Those who need energy assistance help will have to wait until October.

the morning cram [‘Whitey’ Bulger edition]

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FBI agents have arrested a notorious Boston mobster after years of searching for him.

NPR reports ‘Whitey’ Bulger was arrested in Santa Monica, CA after having spent 16 years on the FBI’s most wanted list.

Kentucky~ A man has escaped from jail in Paducah. A Paducah pair are caught hiding meth in their kids’ swing. LBL is putting on a food drive. Murray is getting a Dunkin’ Donuts (YEEAAHH!!). Senators McConnell and Paul react to Obama’s  Afghanistan plan by warning against ‘inflexiblity’ and wanting more respectively.

Tennessee~ CDE Lightband’s budget has been approved.

the morning cram [junk food attack edition]

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Is it wrong that junk food ads target teens?

NPR reports the government wants junk food ads to quit targeting kids not only on t.v., but also online, in schools, and in stores.

Kentucky~ Paducahans may be greener in the future. The flood wall murals need work. Karen Comer’s family members pull a tricky move to keep Burke in prison. A KSP Trooper is awarded a medal for sacrificing his life nearly 40 years ago.

Tennessee~ Piper has resigned from his CDE Lightband position.

morning cram [publicrelations edition]

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In the wake of last year’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion, BP executives declared it was not their accident, blamed their contractors and made the company look arrogant and callous.

NPR reports BP‘s response has now become a textbook example of how not to do crisis management.

KENTUCKY~ McCracken officials want to disappear pay disparity between local law enforcement departments. Madisonville will vote Monday on whether to allow Sunday alcohol sales. Meteorologists predict ‘normal’ summer rainsKids get in free @ State Parks until Halloween. MSU’s Softball team wiped the field with Alabama State. GOP Gov-hopeful fundraising breakdown: Williams ($1.2m), Moffett ($100k), Holsclaw ($23k). Gov Beshear eBays extra airplanes.

TENNESSEE~ Clarksville’s former Mayor says he’ll soon step down from his new controversial post. TDOT: no roadwork this Easter weekend.

ILLINOIS~ A 2nd day of purported progress in contract talks between Honeywell and USW.

morning cram [gadhafi edition]

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Bodies of slain Libyan protesters lay scattered on Tripoli’s streets today as forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi seek to crush anti-government demonstrations by shooting anything that moves.

NPR reports Gadhafi has even called in air strikes against dissidents.

KENTUCKY~ A pair of McCracken County Schools bus garage employees (allegedly) embezzled +$10k in tools and auto parts. Christian County High must either close, transform, hire new management or reassign teachers to other schools. A Madisonville man faces a whopping 288 sex-related charges (including incest). Hopkinsville’s extended stretch of the Breathitt-Pennyrile Parkway will open next week. Governor Beshear’s education task force makes several recommendations.

TENNESSEE~ A missing woman’s body is found off US-641. Clarksville’s Power Board will spend $375k to remodel the CDE Lightband HQ and some council members are trying to rework the city’s charter (again). The Union City Goodyear plant’s impending closure creates a new regional economic development alliance. Two of Governor Haslam’s new cabinet members could stand to benefit from their positions, but no one can ever know by how much.

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 [boehner edition]

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kerrywaghorn.comOhio Republican Rep. John Boehner takes up the gavel today as speaker of the House.

~NPR reports Boehner’s mantra is “smaller, less costly and more accountable government.”

KENTUCKY~ Murray’s 5-points intersection is closed (again) today. A Calloway County middle schooler gets recognized for saving a man’s life. The parent company of Cape Girardeau-based KFVS is in a contract dispute with DirecTV. 10k chickens fry in a barn fire. Women’s Bball: MSU > IUPUI. Fewer Kentuckians are finding themselves back in jailFind out who’s leading this year’s general assembly? State Senate Republicans are filing an immigration bill that’s (possibly) broader than Arizona’s.

TENNESSEE~ Clarksville’s state legislators will seek the Attorney General’s opinion on the legality of ex-Mayor Johnny Piper taking over at CDE Lightband.

ILLINOIS~ Democrats have a plan ready for Governor Quinn’s signature that promises to let voters redraw political district lines.