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morning cram [surreal edition]

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Foreign journalists in Libya are facing increased government pressure.

NPR hears how the media’s situation in Tripoli has become ever more sinister and weird.

KENTUCKY~ Earlington voters end prohibition. A 5-car wreck this morning shut down KY-58. McCracken County authorities search for a knife-wielding robber. MSU’s Curris Center will be back open today after things got a little steamy. The Madisonville-North Hopkins County High School band is invited to play @ New York’s Carnegie Hall. Oak Grove’s longtime police chief gets fired. The (acclaimed) editor of the Madisonville Messenger is retiring. Lower temps may stave off some tree pollen-caused allergies. The state will pick up your tab if you take the GED.

TENNESSEE~ A Houston County fire station burns to the ground (irony!?). One proposed bill wants to add an extra tax to soft drink sales, and another wants to protect teachers (who allow students to decry theories of evolution).

BASEBALL~ MSU > SIU; UTM < Vandy.

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morning cram [foreclosed edition]

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With well over a million homes being repossessed, this year is shaping up to be a record-breaker for US foreclosures.

~NPR reports investigations are mounting looking into allegations some of the country’s largest banks committed fraud.

KENTUCKY~ A Murray murder case will be discussed today. MSU’s Randy Dunn almost makes it into the top 5 UT presidential candidates.  Madisonville discovers it has some bugs in its bed. A Smithland woman is circulating a petition to allow restaurant alcohol sales.  The US-45 Ohio River Bridge will be down to one lane for part of today. Dawson Springs is delaying a decision about tax incentives for bringing in an Owensboro chemical company. Ex-Prez Bill Clinton will stump for Jack Conway @ UK next week. Health officials: the flu’s here.

TENNESSEE~ d TVA adds more Kansas wind farms to its renewable energy portfolio. Ag officials: pasture conditions are bad, but harvest is way ahead of schedule.

morning cram (ovens are not cribs edition)

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KY~ MSU Racer Picasso Simmons loses his mother in a Nashville car accident. Paducah’s Commission should discuss automatic raises tonight. A Reidland man (allegedly) put his baby in the oven overnight (it wasn’t on). Whether or not Trigg County’s Montgomery precinct can revert back to prohibition awaits a Supreme Court decision. The House passes a bill that would clear ice storm debris blocking streams and the Senate votes to exempt swine flu absences at schools.

TN~ Clarksville Police search for a runaway girl.