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the morning cram [the double secret probation edition]

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Surprise! Big schools bring in big money.

NPR reports Harvard and Yale once again top the list of colleges for money received in 2011.

Kentucky~ Gov. Steve Beshear defends Paducah’s nuclear-enrichment plant. The University of Pikeville could become a part of the state’s higher education system. The House approves an Amish buggy bill. New legislation could give whistleblowers a cash reward. A teen is charged with killing her newborn child. Surface mining opponents rally in Frankfort. Paducah’s Fountain Avenue comes a step closer to restoration.

the morning cram [the shaken, not stirred, edition]

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Syrian regime has “License to Kill” after diplomatic impasse

NPR reports at least 15 dead following government bombings this weekend

OVC Scores…

Kentucky~ Thousands of Kentuckians visited the downed Eggners Ferry Bridge.  Emergency management officials say they are better prepared to handle disasters. Two have been arrested in connection to the slaying of a Fort Campbell soldier.  Activists invite lawmakers to a  tea party.

Tennessee~ Six state environmental panels are being reduced to three. A state-wide earthquake drill is set for Tuesday.

the morning cram [The insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops edition]

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Following Click and Clack’s example, Newt and Mitt decided their future health care radio show monikers would be ‘Flip and Flop’.

NPR reports Gingrich and Romney were all for universal healthcare before they realized that position may not get them to the White House.

Kentucky~  Beshear wants you to gamble in-state. The Bolden murder case is being sent to the grand jury.  Here comes Morty the Mortarboard!

Tennessee~  Four Obion County Law Enforcement Officers have been suspended.

morning cram [ike’s warning edition]

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50 years ago today, President Dwight Eisenhower warned the nation about what he described as a threat to democratic government. He called it the military-industrial complex, a formidable union of defense contractors and the armed forces.

NPR looks at what’s changed since.

KENTUCKY~ 2 property owner holdouts will go to court in the battle to build a new Paducah Middle School. McCracken County officials are investigating a non-suspicious teen death. Police arrest a Graves County high schooler over a gun threat. You can buy your very own LBL bison. A bill before legislators this session would drug-test food stamp and Medicaid recipients.

TENNESSEE~ A lucky pilot receives only a scratch after crash-landing a single-engine craft near Sango. Clarksville Police seize a record 250lbs of pot, an (alleged) drug dealer is murdered, and they also allege a guy lied about getting his wallet stolen (he lost it). Governor Haslam doesn’t want the public to know his income.

ILLINOIS~ SIU@Carbondale: enrollment keeps falling. Everyone’s waiting around to see what Governor Pat Quinn will decide to do about the state’s death penalty.

OVC SPORTS~ (Men’s) MSU > TTU, APSU < TSU, UTM > JSU; (Women’s) MSU < TTU, APSU > TSU, UTM > JSU.

morning cram [assassin edition]

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According to a Secret Service study: assassinations of political figures have almost never been for political reasons. 

NPR hears how most would-be and actual political assassins felt near invisible and sought notoriety.

KENTUCKY~ Paducah Police are puzzled after finding a few pipe bombs at a city waste site. Four family members accused of a McCracken County murder/kidnapping plead not guilty. State Police arrest a Marshall County official on theft charges. A local health department leaks almost 10,000 patients’ personal information to the web for months. The Commonwealth’s family courts are finally getting on the same page. A State Rep submits a bill that would eliminate concealed weapon permits and one lawmaker wonders why state officials changed a rule concerning child injury/death notifications by state social workers.

TENNESSEE~ APSU’s (alleged) threatening letter writer submits to a TBI-requested mental eval. Clarksville goes ahead with implementing city worker raises.

SPORTS~ MSU > JSU , UTM < TTU.

morning cram [drink it down edition]

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“Researchers at Brigham Young University have found that teenagers who grow up with parents who are either too strict or too indulgent tend to binge drink more than their peers.”

NPR swallows the research results.

KENTUCKY ~ Christmas trees are sleeping with the fishes. Murder suspect in deeper trouble after jail assault. Fort Campbell MP accused of killing his girlfriend. Predicting the future: education and renewable energy a state struggle. Former governor eyes Senate Majority Leader position.

TENNESSEE ~ Plant closure leads to spike in Montgomery County unemployment.

morning cram [soaped edition]

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“Perhaps the best line in Erica Kane’s Wikipedia entry is this one: ‘Seven of her marriages to six different men have been valid while four of her other marriages are invalid.'”

NPR talks to Kane about her life in the soaps.

KENTUCKY ~ Jail bookkeeper could go to the slammer embezzlement. School board candidates can receive larger contributions. State grants make education programs better at universities. Cops not sure they can tell when someone’s txtg n drvg. Tobacco retailers aren’t selling to minors.

TENNESSEE ~ A Clarksville  man is still guilty, despite prosecution mistakes. Lawmakers wonder if traffic cameras are unfair.



Written by Angela Hatton

December 20, 2010 at 9:57 am

morning cram [just breathe edition]

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Deep breathing is not only relaxing, it’s been scientifically proven to affect the heart, the brain, digestion, the immune system — and maybe even the expression of genes.

~NPR hears how practiced breathing can benefit asthma, pulmonary disease and even heart failure.

KENTUCKY~ A man is in custody charged with murdering an elderly Henry County couple. Lawyers get sued for malpractice too. A Henderson utility plans to sell off extra electricity.

TENNESSEE~ A former Clarksville police officer’s lawsuit gets dismissed and the city’s red light cameras bring in about $1mil < 2 years. Long distance charges in northern Montgomery County prompt a complaint to Tennessee regulatory officials. A top aide to Bill Haslam warns the state’s Republicans not to be too over-confident.

SPORTS~ (Men’s Basketball) MSU < MhSU, UTM < EKU, APSU > EIU. (Women’s Basketball) MSU < MhSU, UTM > EKU, APSU < EIU.

…and grats! to Mayfield High’s football squad winning the Class 1-A state championship in Bowling Green.

morning cram [cancel that edition]

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The associate pastor of a Gainesville, Florida church says the Quran burning scheduled for Saturday is postponed until the proposed meeting in New York is confirmed.

~NPR reports the church plans to wait 24 hours before making any further decision about burning Qurans.

KENTUCKY~ There are reports of multiple crashes on a Graves County stretch of the  Purchase Parkway this morning. A judge dismisses exploitation charges against a Paducah pastor (other charges may come). MSU’s non-profit leadership program enrolls the most (nationally). Paul reneges on St. John’s picnic debate; Conway to still speak. Fort Campbell’s hospital unit is shipping off to Iraq. The Commonwealth will get $135mil in federal funding for schools. The Pope and several Kentucky Catholic bishops lean on Beshear to commute an upcoming execution.

TENNESSEE~ A Clarksville man (allegedly) strangled his wife and police say a homeless man (allegedly) tried to rob a bank using a cab as his getaway. A Henry County homeowner shoots/wounds a would-be burglar (who escaped into the woods). Gov Bredesen says oops for not knowing about a state university regent appointment law.

ILLINOIS~ Get a discount on Energy Star-certified appliances (again).

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).