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the morning cram [no new taxes…ever edition]

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Stephen Colbert discovers Grover Norquist would sacrifice his grandmother to fire ants before approving a tax increase.

NPR reports the GOP has long resolved to refuse tax increases, while Democrats continue to crow over what are thought to be “chinks” in the no-new-tax armor.

Kentucky~ The McCracken County Jail is looking to improve security. Amtrak in Fulton might pick you up at home soon. There will be lanes closed on I-24 starting next week. Brent Burke has been released. There are more fireworks stands this year. Elderly are targeted for a “grandparent scam”.

Illinois~ Gov Quinn needs to create a new budget.

the morning cram [New Orleans target practice edition]

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Trials are set to begin tomorrow for New Orleans policemen charged with killing two during Katrina aftermath.

NPR reports that six years after the alleged police brutality incident, trials will finally begin for officers charged in largest police abuse case in modern New Orleans history.

Kentucky~ The Lake Barkley State Park Beach is closed because of floods and e-coli. Western Kentucky farms are now eligible for flood assistance. Brent Burke is expected to be released today.

Tennessee~ Many state schools could see pay raises.

the morning cram [no mo’ NATO edition]

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NATO faces a “dim, if not dismal” future.

NPR reports Sec. Robert Gates questions the viability of the decades old military alliance in his last policy speech.

Kentucky~ Some Paducah residents feel they aren’t as important as others. An accused stalker in Fort Campbell has charges dismissed. Paducah/McCracken County residents might be able to vote on a merger, but not yet.  Medicaid could be handled by private companies in the future. The state has issued grants to help farmers, and eradicate fat kids.

Tennessee~ Clarksville’s mayor says she doesn’t want any tax hikes. The state finance commissioner says the state state is doing well.

morning cram [hurt feet edition]

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Foot pain is a major problem that affects nearly a third of all US adults and women report nearly twice as much foot pain as men.

~NPR hears many tend to live with the pain instead of seeing a specialist.

KENTUCKY~ 2nd District State Senate Poll: Leeper/Smith statistically tied.  A Murray woman’s murder trial gets pushed back until next year and a fatal weekend wreck claims a Murray man’s life. Grand Rivers’ Vulcan Material workers opt to not unionize. A Paducah gun store owner is court-ordered to recall modified shotguns. A Hopkinsville teen accused of murdering a youth sports coach will appear in court today. Jack and Rand argue  at a U of L debate.

TENNESSEE~ More campaign money is being raised and spent in the 8th district than any other. Hemlock Semiconductor’s job fair draws hundreds of multi-state applicants a year ahead of the Clarksville plant’s opening.

NCAA~ (Football) APSU < SEMO & UTM > EKU. (Soccer) MSU > UTM, MhSU > APSU > EKU, UTM > APB.

morning cram [quagmire edition]

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“Top politicians have been kidnapped and killed. Massacres of more than a dozen people have become common. And last month, a car bomb exploded in Juarez.”

~NPR reports the violence has no end in sight (1/5).

KENTUCKY~ McCracken County school officials will pay a motivational speaker $16k to improve teachers’ classroom skills. Several area parks get state grant$. Kentucky Utility electricity bills go up by +$7. Another Fort Campbell hero dies abroad and the 101st applies lessons learned from May’s Cumberland River flooding to flooding in eastern Afghanistan. State Police destroy outdoor pot farms (+$1mil worth).

TENNESSEE~ Police: Fort Campbell soldier lied about his identity, then faked a seizure. Clarksville launches (www.clarksvillesmartgrowth.com) to track its development. FEMA report: seniors were hardest hit by flooding.

ILLINOIS~ A Metropolis-born filmmaker gets featured on a postage stamp.