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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 [osama edition]

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The mastermind behind the 9/11 terrorist attacks has been killed by US forces in a surgical strike at a compound in northern Pakistan.

NPR reports Osama bin Laden’s death ends one of the longest and costliest manhunts in history.

KENTUCKY~ The latest Ohio River levels have gone up (again). Perkins Creek flooding in Paducah has closed more roads and Stuart Nelson Park. A Paducah woman drove into floodwaters yesterday and was rescued from drowning. Hickman’s Ohio River floodgates are leakingPoliticians weigh in on bin Laden’s death. The spring wildfire season has (officially) ended. The University of Kentucky announces a presidential candidate finalist.

TENNESSEE~ Clarksville cancels its 2010 Flood Commemoration (ironically) due to high waters. Henry County’s storm damage estimates > $1mil.

ILLINOIS~ The US Supreme Court will not stand in the way of blasting a Missouri levee to relieve Mississippi River flooding.

morning cram [write-off edition]

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“Speaking near Cleveland on Wednesday, President Obama said all U.S. companies should be allowed to write off all of the investments they make through 2011.”

~NPR wades through the proposal’s mixed reactions.

KENTUCKY~ d Write-in McCracken County Clerk challengers want incumbent Jeff Jerrell to recuse himself from overseeing the election (he won’t). A Paducah woman is busted for selling crack. Watch out for oversized loads today/tomorrow near Calvert City’s Industrial Parkway. A Trigg County man died in a wreck yesterday. Fort Campbell ceremonially honors 11 fallen heroes (42 have died since June).  A Livingston County wildfire injures a forest ranger. UK’s President Lee Todd: I’m outta here! Beshear wants landlords who lease office space to state government to drop rent (by 5%). Jack makes $300k from web donations; Rand scrambles to make more.

TENNESSEE~ 9 cows die after a semi-truck overturns near Puryear. Retired attorneys will soon be able to do pro bono work.

ILLINOIS~ Enrollment down @ SIU-Carbondale.