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the morning cram [the airborne toxic event]

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The EPA has a ‘watch list’ of toxic air polluters that’s longer than you might think.

NPR reports a newly revealed watch list of toxic polluters shows air pollution is still a huge problem, over 40 years after the passage of the Clean Air Act.

OVC Scores…

Kentucky~ There are more Murray State students than ever. The Fonz is comin to Kentucky (Aaay!!).  Beshear is pullin for dems. University Hospital in Louisville wants to keep some things private.

Missouri~ There’s fertile land in Bird’s Point now.

Tennessee~ There’s a Union City safe room. There’s a video to teach you how to get a picture ID.

morning cram [aqua buddha edition]

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In a discussion with NPR‘s All Things Considered co-host Robert Siegel, Jack Conway didn’t retreat from his recent attack ad against Rand Paul, saying that candidates must be accountable for their actions.

~Siegel implicitly asks Conway: how relevant are college pranks in a senatorial election?

KENTUCKY~ Paducah officials draft a contract to lock in city manager-select Jeff Pederson. MSU’s Women’s Golf team dominates @ an APSU tourney. Have a profitable clean energy idea? You could get it funded. Federal money will help Kentucky figure out the whole state health insurance exchange thing. Drivers should watch out for the Commonwealth’s 900k deer lurking ‘unpredictably’ just beyond the road’s edge. Spot election fraud or fishy polling activity? Call 1-800-328-VOTE. Jack leads Rand in a new Democrat-funded poll.

TENNESSEE~ The state’s website wins high national honors.

ILLINOIS~ Judge: locked out Honeywell workers violated a restraining order at the plant.

morning cram (spacelab 2010 edition)

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What do you get when you put three Russians, two Europeans, and one Chinese in a fake space capsule for 520 days? Find out @ NPR.

KENTUCKY~ A Paducah DUI lawyer is arrested for his (4th) DUI. No inmates are coming to Paducah’s halfway house (for now). State Police admit mistakes delayed a case by almost a decade. The price tag on Fort Campbell’s planned museum is $15m cheaper after redesign. Labor officials want to share their workplace wisdom (for free). Attorney General Jack Conway wants to deny rate hike plans to a pair of merging electric utilities and opposes Rand Paul on immigration. The US Senate race is looking more contentious and there’s no libertarian candidate running (yet).

TENNESSEE~ Paris is set to interview police chief candidates next week. Gaylord lays off +1,700 Opryland employees. A state budget vote is coming on fast after a ‘breakthrough’ in negotiations. Renewing your driver’s license will cost the same after a bill fails this session.

morning cram (tea party edition)

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Party on!

10% of Americans party, but almost half the country doesn’t know what it is.

KY~ Car vs pedestrian on US-60… McCracken Schools announces two more superintendent finalists and Trigg County picks theirs. An IED killed a Fort Campbell medic in Afghanistan. The Attorney General targets the League of Cities. Retiring Senator Bunning blesses the Rand Paul campaign. The budget is down to the wire, and (surprise!) the GPS tracking bill passes. Just put those school repairs on the ole tab. Don’t forget to pay your taxes.

SPORTS~ (OVC Baseball) MSU < UE; (OVC Softball) MSU < UTM, APSU > TSU.

morning cram (fundraising edition)

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KY~ Paducah Commissioners offend downtown boards. 3 area cities will split $150k in federal tree money. Newest senate polls: Rand > Trey, Dan > Jack. The General Assembly has 3 weeks left and Education Commissioner Holliday pushes for bills to pass.

IL~ Massac County Democrats get new Chair.

SPORTS~ Women’s Basketball = APSU > EIU; Men’s Basketball = MSU > Morehead (14th OVC Championship win).