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morning cram [predator edition]

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Armed US Predator drone aircraft are flying over Libya 24/7 attacking Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s forces. 

Military officials insist to NPR the move is not a prelude to deeper US military involvement.

KENTUCKY~ It’s gonna rain! (a lot) and could flood rivers/roads while delaying corn farmers from planting. Paducah Police charge a man in a (possibly) drug-fueled, shooting murder. McCracken officials want to hear from opponents @ their (May 2) Ohio River coal project rezoning hearing. Attorney General Conway calls Pabst’s new binging-brew a “safety risk”. The MSU Women’s Golf team is currently in 2nd as they tee off again in the OVC tourney.

TENNESSEE~ Clarksville Police charge a Hoptown teen with attempted murder (x3) after an all-girl brawl earlier this month. Union City officials may raise the speed limit on one of its thoroughfares after traffic cameras spur complaints.

morning cram [discovery edition]

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Space shuttle Discovery has racked up an impressive list of firsts, including its last one — it will soon become the first in NASA’s fleet to be retired.

NPR reports Discovery is about to embark on its final mission, marking the beginning of the end of NASA’s 30-year-old space shuttle era.

Heavy rains throughout today with thunderstorms and severe weather likely to grace the area will make for hazardous driving conditions.

KENTUCKY~ A bill calling for testing carbon dioxide storage systems in the Commonwealth picks up steam in the General Assembly and so is another proposed law that would require scrappers to prove the metal is theirs. House members want to stop Beshear’s state worker furloughs. It sounds like the makings of a horror movie, but a group is digging up bodies under one of the state’s oldest psychiatric hospitals.

morning cram [tucson example edition]

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Expanding Operation Streamline in the Tucson Border Patrol Sector, where nearly half of all illegal immigrants crossing the border are caught, would require Arizona to have a federal criminal justice system twice the size of the rest of the country.

~NPR reports no one has contemplated what that would cost.

KENTUCKY~ cement truck vs. van wreck in Murray kills one. The state plans to auction off Paducah’s former National Guard Armory on Clark Street.  McCracken officials give an initial nod to rezoning a county property to become a construction debris landfill. A man accused with complicity in a Calloway County beating death appears in court. Police arrest the owner of Marshall County’s Ken-Bar Lodge for allegedly operating a bar in a dry territory. Prosecutors are still pushing to execute Gregory Wilson after Judge’s stay. Beshear makes September “Coal Miner Safety Month”.
TENNESSEE~ Montgomery County officials vote to fund building a new airport terminal @ Outlaw Field. Buy major appliances and furniture by the end of the month if you qualify for the flood emergency tax breaks.
ILLINOIS~ Report: not enough new mommies are breast feeding.

morning cram [impending tome edition]

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“Talk about ‘the death of the book’ has been going on for more than a decade. But recent events suggest the end may be imminent for paper-bound books, which may never totally disappear, but they could become scary scarce like 8-track tapes, typewriters and wooden tennis rackets.”

~NPR reads into the future of books.

KENTUCKY~ Paducah’s Executive Inn super-duper liquidation sale is underway (44 days left). McCracken County (school) property tax rates stay the same. Princeton KY-91 roadwork is expected to cause traffic delays. LBL foresters: let’s thin some 500 acres of wooded areas. A judge rules prosecutors can push to put former-lawmaker/alleged-killer Steve Nunn to death. State furloughs will probably inconvenience some residents. Coal-loving legislators fear climate change consultation.

TENNESSEE~ The volunteer state has the highest sales tax in the nation. Rainfall raises the Cumberland River to 6 feet below flood stage. McWherter says Haslam won’t be environmentally objective.