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morning cram [medicare edition]

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Democrats claim the proposed changes to Medicare in the U.S. House of Representatives last month would save the government money by shifting costs to patients. 

Republicans tell NPR the plan would give patients choice and power by creating provider-level competition.

KENTUCKY~ Gov Beshear is optimistic after the US Army Corps blew up a Missouri levee. Western Kentucky flood displacement estimates total 4,000. What are all those National Guard troops doing? NWS confirms a tornado graced Calloway County last week. Farmers have to wait for drier fields to plant corn crops. Police accuse a Barlow father/son duo of a (fail) construction site burglary. The Attorney General’s office weighs in on an Open Records Act decision stemming from a Paducah case. Meet the University of Kentucky’s next president. Don’t have flood insurance? You can still buy/claim.

ILLINOIS~ US Sen Durbin: Congress will help farmers affected by the Birds Point Levee breach.

morning cram [union busting edition]

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Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker wants to close his state’s budget gap by having state workers pay more for pensions and benefits and also permanently limit public employees’ bargaining rights.

NPR reports after a week of protests and Senate Democrats literally walking away from the capitol, no one’s backing down.

KENTUCKY~ Major crimes in Paducah have dropped 16%. +35 MPH winds knocked over a Super 8 Motel sign in Calvert City. Expect delays tomorrow passing over Eggner’s Ferry Bridge. The state’s Tourism Council renames itself and spring cleaning is being planned at a dozen Civil War sites. Two state Republican candidates have no Primary opposition and 14 hopefuls spoke @ a Murray GOP dinner Saturday. The General Assembly is racing to finish their ‘short session.’

OVC BASKETBALL~ (Men’s) MSU > Evansville, UTM > SEMO, APSU < Fairfield; (Women’s) MSU < EIU, UTM < Bradley, APSU > TTU.

morning cram [slow-mo edition]

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“Dr. David Eagleman studies the way our sense of time distorts in crisis situations. He’s gathered stories from people who’ve survived falls, car crashes, bike accidents, etc. He says everyone seems to say the same thing: It felt like the world was moving in slow motion.”

~NPR dives into the neuroscience behind the effect.

KENTUCKY~ The super-mega (everything must go!) Executive Inn liquidation extravaganza begins Thursday morning. The case against an (alleged) Mayfield murderer turns interesting. The US-68/KY-80 bridge over Lake Barkley is down to one lane. KET’s live-educational panel is slated for tonight. The state furlough woes continue (in court). Rand Paul makes polarizing comments about government worker salaries. Jack Conway’s senate bid gets blessed by the state’s Fraternal Order of Police.

TENNESSEE~ The board that oversees Clarksville’s airport has known about improper accounting safeguards for years. Bredesen appoints a new Ag Commissioner.

ILLINOIS~ Rescue teams are (again) scouring the Mississippi/Ohio Rivers for a missing swimmer.

morning cram [thumbs edition]

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“It took millions of years for our hands to go from grasping tree limbs to writing poetry. And scientists believe that making stone tools helped propel that evolution.”

~NPR hears how our thumbs came to oppose.

KENTUCKY~ Expect delays on US-68/KY-80 Eggner’s Ferry Bridge and the US-60 Tennessee River Bridge @ Ledbetter. Heath High shooter Michael Carneal will have a hearing to see if he can appeal. A Fort Campbell soldier dies abroad in a non-combat incident. Military officials ID the remains of Fort Campbell helicopter pilot nearly 4 decades later$omebody <3’s WKU… The school busted its record for cash donations. State Board of Education members get oriented today. Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino’s (alleged) extorter is on trial today. The American Lung Association lobbies the National Conference of State Legislatures in Louisville for changes to Medicaid.

TENNESSEE~ Paris’ hospital posts profits this year. Candidate for governor Bill Haslam leads the Republican pack in primary polls.

morning cram (einstein edition)

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“A bizarre story that involves a dead genius, a stolen brain, a rogue scientist and a crazy idea that turned out not to be so crazy…” only on NPR.

KENTUCKY~ In Paducah, education officials are psyched about building a new middle school and an ex-ambulance worker gets probation (for helping steal drugs). 3 slots are up for grabs on MSU’s Board of Regents. A mining union says non-union Dotiki workers want regulators to take a closer look. Lawmakers pay for more LBL road & bridge work. Statewide graduation rates slip; dropouts improve, but are (uh oh) racially disproportionate.

TENNESSEE~ Workers are expected to resume excavating the Clarksville Marina site. The budget is still in deadlock.

ILLINOIS~ Street lights in Metropolis could one day be green (or at least less yellow.)