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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 [Who’s in first? edition]

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A recount shows that Santorum won the Iowa Republican caucus by 34 votes. Somewhere off in the distance Al Gore sheds an empathetic tear.

NPR reports Iowa voters preferred Santorum to Romney. Romney calls the new tally a “virtual tie.” 

Kentucky~ Murray State keeps the winning streak alive.  KY house says they are fine with school bus ads.  Weight enforcement stepped up on western Kentucky bridge.  KY Senate debates redistricting. KY gets new partner in war against prescription drug abusers.

Tennessee~ West Tennessee Port gains international interest.  Three Union City police officers to be fired.

 

the morning cram [I’m your huckleberry edition]

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Head to your corners and come out swinging…

NPR reports Mitt and Newt have decided to duke it out over abortion, well actually they’re letting their Super PAC’s do the dirty work. That’s a bit like asking your wimpy little brother to fight the neighborhood bully.

Kentucky~   Wild winter weather is upon us. Pseudoephedrine is the talk of the day in the General Assembly. The Commonwealth’s education ranking rose substantially.

Tennessee~  Union City officials think effects of the Goodyear plant closing have yet to be felt.

the morning cram [heavy d and the boyz edition]

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Around two-thirds of Americans are overweight, and some say we need to talk about it.

NPR reports that often when the issue of weight is brought up medically, both doctors and patients want to avoid talking about the elephant in the room.

Kentucky~ Racer 1 was injured during the football game this weekend. Fort Campbell opened injured soldier barracks. Is there a new tax horizon? Beshear is planning a cheaper inauguration. Schools should get NCLB waivers. The capitol chapel is getting a makeover.

Tennessee~ More arrests in drug task force audit.

the morning cram [breaking atoms edition]

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America’s Giant Particle Collider prepares to power down.

NPR reports the American version of the CERN Large Hadron Collider has been overshadowed by its Swiss cousin and is scheduled to be powered down.

Kentucky~ Home School Students form a football team. Jackson Purchase teen golfer takes national title. Ag Commissioner hopefuls battle over their qualifications. Kentucky Flags at half-staff for fallen Ft. Campbell soldier.  Road work on US-41 begins. Kentucky continues to rebuild courthouses.  UK researchers discover an alloy that may help in energy production.

Tennessee~ Officials attempt to inform the public of the voter ID initiative.

the morning cram [post Olympic Atlanta edition]

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Though bringing the Olympic games to Atlanta in ’96 helped to revamp the city’s economy, many areas never saw the benefit.

NPR reports the Olympic Games put Atlanta on the map, boosting a slow economy, and creating an iconic downtown. Many areas of the city, however, have remained in an economic decline.

Kentucky~ A McCracken Co teen is missing. Hopkins Co wants $3mil for a new sports complex. The Board of Education put off their testing vote. Some want a new online university for the state.

Illinois~ Their are more gays and lesbians throughout the state.

morning cram [unconstitutional edition]

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A federal judge in Florida rules the federal health overhaul violates the Constitution.

NPR reports Judge Roger Vinson didn’t need a trial to come to the decision.

KENTUCKY~ Paducah’s future middle school now has a floor plan. Murray/Calloway County leaders are updating the public this morning on the state of the community. A Murray businessman buys the city a new drug dog. Barlow’s alleged bath salt dealer pleads not guilty. Why did Carlisle County’s new Health Department have no power over the weekend? Fort Campbell’s bomb squad comes home from Afghanistan with no casualties and the base gets a new deputy commanding general. The General Assembly is back in full-swing; see what’s ahead and what Governor Beshear is expected to say at his Commonwealth Address tonight. An economist warns the Republican-led state tax reforms could be regressive.

TENNESSEE~ Clarksville and Montgomery County industrial recruiters want to be able to sweeten deals with free land. Governor Haslam says the state can’t afford everything because it’s out of $timulus funds.