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morning cram [unpopular edition]

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An ABC News/Washington Post poll finds 64% of those surveyed this month think the war in Afghanistan is ‘not worth fighting.’

NPR blogs the survey reflects a 4% shift in the last few months.

KENTUCKY~ Paducah wins an online popularity contest. A Heath High School shooting victim’s mom claims attorneys and doctors are making up excuses for Michael Carneal. Maybe Mayfield’s new Police Chief will catch city park vandals. A Madisonville company gets a dental award for an oral health program that saves money (and babies). A Fort Campbell teenage hero dies in Afghanistan. Jack Conway won’t investigate optometrists’ political donations. State lawmakers continue scratching their heads on how to pay for Medicaid. US Senator McConnell and Rep Whitfield are sponsoring EPA-blocking bills. MSU bows out of the NIT.

TENNESSEE~ TVA’s fuel cost next month is (up to) $2 cheaper.

morning cram [meltdown edition]

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A second explosion today at Japan’s Fukushima Daichi plant nuclear power plant has officials warning three reactors are now having cooling problems.

Japanese officials tell NPR the blast didn’t harm the reactor or release radioactive contaminants (unlike Saturday’s).

KENTUCKY~ River levels continue to float upward. A Graves County motorcycle crash claims the life of a Wingo man. Heath High shooter Michael Carneal is back in court today. Calloway High’s girls team made it further than ever before in the state championship. MSU will play Missouri State Tuesday @ 7pm. Lawmakers bicker over how to pay for Medicaid for $64k a day and Gov Beshear says you should be outraged.

TENNESSEE~ Gov Haslam warns his budget proposal is about $1bil under last year’s. The state says 1,200 open records requests were made last year.

ILLINOIS~ Honeywell Corp will pay (almost) $12mil for storing hazardous waste without a permit. One lawmaker proposes Arizona-style immigration reforms.

Datebook – October 7, 2010

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It’s Thursday, October 7.

Join Markethouse Theatre guides for lantern-lit ghost tours of Lowertown and Downtown Paducah.  The walking tours leave at 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 Friday and Saturday nights. Tickets are $15 adults, $5 Children ages 6 to 12.  There are also ghost bus tours leaving at 7 and 8 p.m. for which tickets are $18 and $7.  See

Green Fest 2010 in Paris Saturday features free vehicle check ups in the First Bank Parking Lot from 10 a.m. to 3,.  Also around the court square see examples of new energy saving vehicles, educational booths, recyclable bins, a clothing swap, and concessions.

Murray State University’s Homecoming Parade starts at 9:30 a.m. downtown Saturday and winds up on campus at Main and 15th.  Tent City activities open at 11 and continue through the start of pre-game activities at 2:30.  The Racers meet Missouri State in the Homecoming Game at 3 p.m. in Stewart Stadium.  See

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