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morning cram [island edition]

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Since scientists predict global warming will bring higher sea levels, longer droughts and more frequent storms, an Australian government program aims to help a neighboring island nation slowly relocate.

NPR reports the program gives people economic incentives to move gradually, so they won’t completely lose their national identity.

KENTUCKY~ A Paducah/McCracken County merger studying session is no longer threatened after a House Bill dies. Meet Heath High School’s new principal. KET warns federal funding cuts could mean no more Sesame Street or Antiques Roadshow. Apparently the Commonwealth is a ginseng-growing power house. Payday lenders rejoice they can still charge whatever they want. Lawmakers threaten to kick out the EPA to protect the coal industry and the House will soon vote to allow optometrists to use lasers. MSU < SEMO.

TENNESSEE~ A Clarksville woman finds a WWII-era bomb in a field… brings it home… then calls police.  TVA is changing its rate structure, but says if you see changes it’s your distributor’s fault. Oh… and free fire alarms!

morning cram [blame edition]

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The National Commission on BP’s Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill is pulling no punches assigning blame for the explosion last April.

~An official tells NPR that BP, Transocean and Halliburton all made baffling decisions which played a role in the disaster.

KENTUCKY~ Hundreds of dead birds were found last week near MSU. Mayfield’s leaders plan an all day summit Saturday. McCracken County’s court systems get a liaison. Oak Grove bans public smoking. Gov. Beshear is far outpacing the GOP contenders in fundrai$ing. A Senate committee clears a bill aiming to reward math and science teachers for students’ AP high scores, another approves a tax code improvement initiative, and a Lexington lawmaker proposes toughening the state’s ethics law.

TENNESSEE~ A bunch of TVA industrial customers gripe about ‘worse than ridiculous‘ rates.

 

morning cram [learning edition]

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After watching low-level yahoos bungle attacks all year, al-Qaida leaders may have been looking for ways to avoid rookie mistakes by directly managing plots themselves.

Intelligence officials tell NPR al-Qaida learns by failing.

KENTUCKY~ Police arrest 3 in a Paducah murder case and 5 for peddling drugs in Hopkinsville.

TENNESSEE~ Clarksville’s Hemlock Semiconductor plant needs more skilled artisans to build it and officials will wait until the new year to figure out how to make city workers’ pay equitable. TVA is raising electricity rates (again).

ILLINOIS~ 2 people die in a head-on collision.

BASKETBALL~ MSU > UTM, APSU > MhSU.

morning cram [scootin’ edition]

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“Dozens of fiddle players, guitar players and singers of all ages come to Goree, Texas (population 300) to learn how to play Western swing.”

~NPR do-si-dos, then swings you round and round.

KENTUCKY~ An I-24 wreck near Paducah injures 7. Paducah commissioners have ideas of where to plant extra trees. Engineers will be blowing up chunks of limestone near Lake City and Kentucky Lock. Disability advocates launch a series of meetings today, starting in Murray. A Hopkinsville man wants you to treasure his bid for.. State Treasurer. The mom of a woman claiming she was raped by a paramedic testifies her daughter is lying. Beshear hails instant racing. The Ohio River may soon have new pollution control standards.

TENNESSEE~ TVA bumps up electricity rates (again). State education leaders warn autumn TCAP scores may be lower because of higher classroom standards. Henry County officials warn of ongoing deed scam.

ILLINOIS~ An autopsy finds the man who died during a police shootout in Joppa did so by his own hand.

morning cram (socially acceptable edition)

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KY~ Methlabs on the rise (up 60% over 2008). Officials say it’s too soon to know how healthcare reform will affect Commonwealthers. The budget passes the Senate (finally); but with mixed reactions and many differences. A bill that would end a ban nuclear reactors sees a meltdown in the House.

TN~ The state’s Supreme Court rules when facing a police interrogation, you must explicitly request a lawyer. Legislators consider options to defy federal healthcare reform.

IL~ Metropolis’ garbage contract renewal brings rate hikes. SIU proposes a freeze on tuition.