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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.

morning cram [no love from pakistan edition]

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“The U.S. needs Pakistan to help in the fight against Islamist militants and to serve as a supply transit route for military operations in Afghanistan. Pakistan needs the U.S. for financial aid, and access to international lenders and the global economy. But neither side much likes nor trusts the other.”

NPR reports on the now toxic relationship.

KENTUCKY ~ Coal-to-liquid fuel plant developers consider another location in McCracken County. Paducah compost facility closed.  More vaccinations ordered for Kentucky kids. Got a power outage? There’s an app for that. Tri-state area chosen for federal meal program for schools. Replica of the Vietnam Memorial is in Murray.

TENNESSEE ~ New red-light cameras may be needed in Clarksville. Follow activity on TVA-owned lakes with your iPhone.

ILLINOIS ~ Governor Quinn sets Friday deadline to smooth out state construction budget.

morning cram [happy china edition]

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Is China really unhappy? And how can it become happier? That’s a question that a number of psychologists — as well as an entire Chinese town — are struggling to answer.

NPR asks who’s smiling in China.

KENTUCKY ~ Sewer service improves for McCracken County customers. A Hopkins County girl has been missing for a week. Ruling allows Hopkinsville Police to keep personal information private in police reports. Jane Beshear says the World Equestrian Games are worth attending. The PSC holds more meetings on the sale of two major electric companies. The General Assembly 2011 schedule is out.

TENNESSEE ~ Daily Beast says TN has the lowest state debt.

SPORTS ~ MSU Women’s Soccer loses to Tulsa and Oklahoma.

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.

morning cram (kick ash edition)

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Silly volcano.

KY~ An Eddyville man has big dreams for Paducah’s riverfront. An unbeaten man is found dead at a McCracken County fight. Police search for halfway house escapees in Paducah. Raffaele Ponti will soon wave his baton around. A drunk driver is charged with murder in Carlisle County. Another Fort Campbell unit heads out to Afghanistan. LBL plans to burn another 10k acres this/next year. Beshear is still fuming about overly-large legislative egos. Electricity rate hike gripe sessions are scheduled across the Commonwealth.

SPORTS~ (OVC Baseball) MSU < SIU, UTM > SEMO, APSU < JSU; (OVC Softball) MSU > SEMO, UTM > EIU, APSU < MhSU.