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the morning cram [debt-ceiling edition]

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A chasm is growing between congressional Republicans, as the ‘Hell No Caucus’ claims US credit default is a fallacy.

NPR reports claims by Republican lawmakers such as Minnesota’s Michelle Bachmann and Illinois’ Joe Walsh put them at odds with party leaders.

Kentucky~ The Heath school shooter is denied a competency hearing. There will be road work on I-24 today. A local couple wins the Duck Tape prom competition (but will they stick together?).

Tennessee~ Clarksville may get a convention center. Bredesen’s mom won’t get Haslam’s update e-mail anymore.

Illinois~ The Gaming Board wants Quinn to veto a gambling expansion bill.

the morning cram [the final frontier edition]

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The shuttle program that has for 30 years explored the final frontier embarks on its final mission.

NPR reports throngs of spectators gather at Cape Canaveral to view the launch of NASA’s Atlantis for its last mission.

Kentucky~ A helicopter held up traffic on the Purchase Parkway. Four wounded veterans receive a hero’s welcome at Fort Campbell. The FEMA assistance deadline is fast approaching. The state is developing a new economic strategy.

Tennessee~ Someone set off fireworks in a Henry County teacher’s Jeep.

morning cram [youth vote edition]

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The White House is trying this week to re-energize college students and young voters who played a big role in electing President Obama two years ago.

~NPR reports polls show Democrats still lead the youth vote, though not by the record margin they did in 2008.

KENTUCKY~ Police search for a band of ruffians who tied up and robbed an elderly lady. An investigation report is due out tomorrow on Paducah’s halfway house escapes and nearby Kentucky Oaks Mall has a couple new stores opening up next month. Calloway County’s 911 system will stand on its own. A family gives Murray State University $1.3mil. Paving begins on a short stretch of US-68 tomorrow near Draffenville. A coal company gets a pat on the back for it’s environmental efforts. Fort Campbell prepares to deploy another 4k soldiers. Federal regulators greenlight Paducah’s Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride Conversion Facility and a study is released finding a higher average of past employees died from leukemia and lymphoma.

TENNESSEE~ A man pleads guilty to a Clarksville 2006 double murder. A man dies in a high speed Montgomery County wreck. One institute has committed over $9mil for business solar grants.

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 (employed? edition)

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“Job creation by private companies grew at the slowest pace since the start of the year…” NPR will tell you why.

KENTUCKY~ McCracken County considers getting their own IT network. Graves County High makes good TV (news). Engineers are going to study what the Purchase Parkway needs to become I-69. A Christian County Judge refuses to reduce bail for a DUI-murder suspect.  The (internationally
renowned rock band) Rush complains Rand Paul’s campaign is using its music without permission. Happy 100th Birthday, you old State Capitol you!

TENNESSEE~ A $20mil construction project begins next week @ Montgomery Central near Clarksville. A spending plan keeps advancing, despite tangential debates. (Yet another) report that the Super-Speeder Bill is dying.