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the morning cram [get out!! edition]

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Occupy LA is no more after police attacked in the night and arrested around 200.

NPR reports around 1400 LA Police officers raided the Occupy LA camp last night, arresting 200 in an overwhelming show of force.

Kentucky~ Ballard County names interim superintendent.  Former KCTC Prez gets a settlement. We’re reaching out to farmers in Benton. KSP wants your food in their car.

Illinois~ A pension bill is on Gov Quinn’s desk.

morning cram [benghazi edition]

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Rumor and fear are rife in Benghazi.

NPR reports Libyan rebels and citizens whisper of Gadhafi infiltrators:  sabotaging, bombing and intent on spreading chaos.

KENTUCKY~ Most of us are living in a newly declared federal disaster area as river levels crest today. Ballard and Carlisle Counties report receding floodwaters. Commercial traffic along the Ohio River is at a standstill. There’s a roadblock set up on US-60 in Livingston County. About 100 McCracken County homes were evacuated yesterday as thousands remain displaced3 are dead after a horrific Hickman County wreck. Murray and Calloway County will start picking up your debris next week. GM drops $100mil into Bowling Green’s Corvette plant.

TENNESSEE~ Union City’s Goodyear plant is still closing at the end of the year and some employees are transferring to other states.

ILLINOIS~ Union reps and Honeywell officials break up again. Gov Quinn is pushing to reform worker’s comp (for no more coverage for injuries off-the-clock).

morning cram [money’s real? edition]

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Why going back to the gold standard (when every dollar was backed by a vault full of gold) is a ‘wingnut’ argument.

NPR‘s Planet Money embarks on a journalistic quest by purchasing a gold coin to better understand the nature of money.

KENTUCKY~ A man remains missing after yesterday’s I-24 wreck. Governor Beshear handed out public safety grant$ in Paducah yesterday. How can university research programs boost college enrollment and grad rates? Legislation that would open up primary elections to independent voters makes headway and so does the Medicaid budget balancing bill.

TENNESSEE~ Closing Union City’s Goodyear Tire plant will put almost 2k out of work. Clarksville’s marina developer is having financing issues and a hotel there burned down (probably because of a methlab).

ILLINOIS~ After three days of talks, USW & Metropolis Honeywell officials still haven’t worked it out.

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

morning cram [healing edition]

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President Obama yesterday paid tribute to victims of the Arizona mass shootings, urging Americans to change the nation’s caustic public dialogue by talking in a way that heals instead of wounds.

NPR has extensive coverage.

KENTUCKY~ A bid to build McCracken County’s jail expansion comes in over $1mil under estimates. Kentucky State Police are investigating fund misappropriations by two recently fired McCracken County School employees. USEC is haggling with TVA over a new power contract for Paducah’s Gaseous Diffusion Plant. House Speaker Stumbo wants to ban smoking in cars with kids. KCTCS is participating in a new nationwide accountability program. A federally-subsidized work program employed 400 last year. Gov. Beshear says politicos should calm down. Since Secretary of State Trey Grayson is leaving for Harvard, Bowling Green’s Mayor will finish out his term.

TENNESSEE~ Austin Peay issues a campus warning after receiving a threatening letter from an ex-student.

morning cram [graphene edition]

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The Nobel Prize in physics goes to Russian-born scientists Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov for “groundbreaking experiments” with an atom-thin material expected to play a large role in electronics.

~NPR talks graphene — a flake of carbon that is only one atom thick.

KENTUCKY~ State Police are searching for an escapee in Paducah and a man there is charged with arson. The Paducah Sun digs up some dirt on the top city manager candidates. TVA is holding a public hearing in Bowling Green today on its nuclear future. 5 people are charged in connection to an attempted Hopkinsville home bombing. The state receives $1.7mil in federal grants to teach sex ed. Rand Paul wants term limits for regulatory heads.

TENNESSEE~ A man convicted in Clarksville’s Taco Bell slayings is released from prison awaiting a new trial. When judges are reprimanded, should it be public?

ILLINOIS~ State officials begin figuring out how to implement federal health care reform. You can pay overdue state taxes without penalty through early November.

morning cram [youth vote edition]

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The White House is trying this week to re-energize college students and young voters who played a big role in electing President Obama two years ago.

~NPR reports polls show Democrats still lead the youth vote, though not by the record margin they did in 2008.

KENTUCKY~ Police search for a band of ruffians who tied up and robbed an elderly lady. An investigation report is due out tomorrow on Paducah’s halfway house escapes and nearby Kentucky Oaks Mall has a couple new stores opening up next month. Calloway County’s 911 system will stand on its own. A family gives Murray State University $1.3mil. Paving begins on a short stretch of US-68 tomorrow near Draffenville. A coal company gets a pat on the back for it’s environmental efforts. Fort Campbell prepares to deploy another 4k soldiers. Federal regulators greenlight Paducah’s Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride Conversion Facility and a study is released finding a higher average of past employees died from leukemia and lymphoma.

TENNESSEE~ A man pleads guilty to a Clarksville 2006 double murder. A man dies in a high speed Montgomery County wreck. One institute has committed over $9mil for business solar grants.

morning cram [cancel that edition]

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The associate pastor of a Gainesville, Florida church says the Quran burning scheduled for Saturday is postponed until the proposed meeting in New York is confirmed.

~NPR reports the church plans to wait 24 hours before making any further decision about burning Qurans.

KENTUCKY~ There are reports of multiple crashes on a Graves County stretch of the  Purchase Parkway this morning. A judge dismisses exploitation charges against a Paducah pastor (other charges may come). MSU’s non-profit leadership program enrolls the most (nationally). Paul reneges on St. John’s picnic debate; Conway to still speak. Fort Campbell’s hospital unit is shipping off to Iraq. The Commonwealth will get $135mil in federal funding for schools. The Pope and several Kentucky Catholic bishops lean on Beshear to commute an upcoming execution.

TENNESSEE~ A Clarksville man (allegedly) strangled his wife and police say a homeless man (allegedly) tried to rob a bank using a cab as his getaway. A Henry County homeowner shoots/wounds a would-be burglar (who escaped into the woods). Gov Bredesen says oops for not knowing about a state university regent appointment law.

ILLINOIS~ Get a discount on Energy Star-certified appliances (again).