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the morning cram [Herman Cain edition]

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GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain has quickly risen to political stardom, but can he sustain the momentum?

NPR reports Herman Cain attracts the attention of Tea Party supporters and social conservatives with his direct, to-the-point, speaking style and business experience.

Kentucky~ An equipment malfunction caused the popcorn fire. A judge rules for a coal company on mountain top removal permits. A teen goes to school packing. Kentucky electric gets smarter. A Paducah teacher gets MSU Arts Award. Education groups are teaming up.

Tennessee~ Amazon is charging tax now.

 

the morning cram [recovery edition]

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Job growth has come to a halt, and unemployment remains high.

NPR reports there was no job growth during the month of August, and President Obama is slated to present a new jobs plan amid a divided government.

Kentucky~ Murray State lost to Louisville (but maybe they beat the spread). A man is missing in the Tennessee River. School power bills are high. Sandhill Crane hunting passes the fed. A soldier is honored for catching bandit.

Illinois~ Brookport has a Chief in training.

the morning cram [the aftermath edition]

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In the wake of Hurricane Irene, the costly cleanup begins.

NPR reports that while Irene may not have had the extreme wind speeds that some other devastating storms have had, her reach was tremendous.

Kentucky~ Water could cost more in Henderson. Some state employees get paid to work out (sign me up!). Save the bats! Murray State and Mid-Continent are great places to work. Hubbard is going for the Senate. Saturday marked the 5th anniversary of the Flight 5191 crash. The state is giving unclaimed money back.

Illinois~ Metropolis police are vexed by vandals.

Tennessee~ More Tennesseans are turning to heroin. Fewer kids live with married parents.

 

the morning cram [battle for bigamy edition]

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The multi-wived family from the reality show ‘Sister Wives’ is challenging anti-bigamy laws in Utah.

NPR reports the unconventional family knew it was going to face legal challenges if they publicized their lifestyle on television, and they intend to succeed in court where others have failed.

A coal company says inbreeding causes birth defects in West VA; not mountain top removal.

Kentucky~ Trials are set to begin for men charged with attempted murder against Murray restaurant owner. State troopers are cracking down on bad driving around semis. Stealing copper is illegal, and possibly deadly. GOP ads claim Beshear is the reason for job struggles in  the state.

Tennessee~ The state collected more tax revenue than expected…again.