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morning cram [bacteria edition]

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“There are some encouraging signs from the Gulf of Mexico that bacteria are consuming the underwater oil plume from the broken BP well.”

~NPR hears there is no shortage of surprises from a microbial point of view.

KENTUCKY~ Mayfield denies a proposed mosque citing parking issues to cheers from crowds wearing Christian T-shirts; petitioners have about a month to appeal. Paducah’s Convention Center board wants to sell the naming rights to the Expo Center for $275k. 2 Christian County School employees are credited for thwarting an attempted child abduction. Beshear makes KCHIP (health insurance) premiums a thing of the past. TVA plans to shutdown a McCracken County coal power plant unit and possibly replace it with a biomass operation. An Illinois fishing company wants to build an Asian Carp processing plant in Wickliffe. What went wrong with the Commonwealth’s bid for federal Race to the Top funds!?

TENNESSEE~ 2 Clarksville Police officers’ slander lawsuit is dismissed, but will (probably) be refiled.

ILLINOIS~ After sobbing over not winning Race to the Top money, the state will press on with school reforms.


morning cram [mosque edition]

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“Experts worry the controversy surrounding an Islamic center near ground zero in Lower Manhattan is playing right into the hands of radical extremists.”

~NPR hears the debate is recently the No. 1 topic of discussion on radical Islamic websites.

KENTUCKY~ It’s Cracker Barrel vs. Zaxby’s in Calloway Circuit Court next week. Murray’s (alleged) home invaders pleaded not guilty to all charges yesterday. Mayfield’s zoning board will vote on whether or not Somali Muslims can establish a mosque there. Police claim a Christian County man murdered his mother. A Fort Campbell Muslim soldier is refusing to be deployed to Afghanistan. Police are searching for a Fulton County escapee. Hopkinsville Community College’s summer enrollment had a big bump over last year. A family advocacy group decries horse track instant racing (in court). Kentucky eyes trade with Cuba. Rand Paul prefers the war on drugs should be funded by locals rather than the federal government prompting Jack Conway’s criticism.

TENNESSEE~ Clarksville’s new airport manager makes rebuilding the community’s trust in the office his top priority.

SPORTS~ APSU > Lipscomb (1-0).