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the morning cram [the back off, I’m starving edition]

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Big Pharma gets a do-over…

NPR reports the FDA isn’t pulling any punches while they reevaluate weight loss drugs previously denied because of side-effects. Sure you’ll grow a third ear, but at least you’ll be skinny!

Kentucky~ Paducah and McCracken County are still considering a merger.  Local counties get some cash for recreational trail programs. Felons may get the chance to vote.

the morning cram [fresh start edition]

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Many vets are finding it hard to start again stateside, but there’s a group of people helping to bring vet’s business ideas to life…

NPR reports a Milwaukee-based company seeks to help vets start businesses which can in turn hire more veterans.

Kentucky~ David Williams’ bus tour rolls through Paducah and Mayfield. The Secretary of State predicts the voter turnout in the upcoming election.  Lieutenant Governor hopefulls threw down last night.

Tennessee~ The deaths at a biker rally last month were a result of carbon monoxide. Fort Campbell opens a new training facility today.

Illinois~ Get ready, here come the vetoes!

the morning cram [cheap drugs edition]

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Many big name, expensive drugs are going generic as they reach the ‘patent cliff’.

NPR reports many big name, big money drugs like Lipitor and Nexium are reaching the ‘patent cliff’ and will soon be available in generic versions.

Kentucky~ Paducah honors black Civil War soldiers. Oak Grove parents drop pointless lawsuit. Sec of State candidates differ on photo id law. Williams/Farmer hit the road.

Tennessee~ Montgomery man saves bald eagle.

the morning cram [political four-wheelin’ edition]

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President Obama’s tour bus will run across rough political terrain in North Carolina this year.

NPR reports the Obama campaign tour starts in North Carolina, but may meet more resistance this time than last.

Kentucky~ Two hung juries fueled frustration in the western part of the state.  Employment offices will match you to your job. Floridian doctors are feeding the pill problem. Beshear is pushing for other democratic candidates. Beshear beating Williams in state employee race.

Illinois~ Gov Quinn says catching up on bills will help the state economy.

Tennessee~ A Clarksville man was killed standing in the road looking at a cell phone. You need a permit to burn till next summer. The state will give money for energy efficiency.

the morning cram [gerrymandering edition]

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Latinos are giving Texas a representation boost, but are they getting more representation themselves?

NPR reports a growth in Texas’ Latino population will give the state four more House seats, but Latinos don’t feel they are getting any more representation.

Kentucky~ The trial date is set for a McCracken school burglar. Two Paducah cops are quitting amidst sex allegations. There are six more historic sites in the state. Sec of State candidates will debate tonight. The Medal of Honor winner gets a heroes welcome. Owensboro may have had its last Bluegrass Boys reunion.

Tennessee~ Five bikers died at a charity event.

the morning cram [ringing ear edition]

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Tens of thousands of Americans are afflicted by a condition that causes an incessant ringing in the ears.

NPR reports that while diagnosis and treatment of tinnitus (aka ringing ears) is in the early stages, some progress is being made.

Kentucky~ An MSU student won the Fulbright Scholarship. A WKU student is crowned Miss Kentucky. A Hopkinsville man is killed by a car. More students are defaulting on loans. Some art groups got some money. The 101st Airborne command is changing hands. Some state politicians think there should be a special session to redraw district lines, while others do not.

Tennessee~ Teens in Clarksville get a close look at police work. The state legislature passes a bunch o’ bills.

morning cram [strauss-kahn edition]

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Embattled International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn has resigned.

NPR reports he wants to devote “all his energy” to battle the sexual assault charges he faces in New York.

KENTUCKY~ Livingston County may may have 150 damaged homes. The Army Corps of Engineers will set up a Birds Point/New Madrid Levee Info Center. Paducah is closing roads prepping for the Lowertown Music & Arts Fest. MSU officials will vote tomorrow to accept Paducah/McCracken County’s funding agreement for their own mini-campus. Murray’s Pella will add 75 jobs. US Sen McConnell defends the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant. The (unofficial) loser in the GOP Secretary of State race isn’t conceding and will ask for a recanvass. Voter counts prove not many cared about Tuesday’s Primary. The Governor’s race is heating up and Beshear is launching TV ads next week.

TENNESSEE~ Contractors don’t want a deadline to finish the Clarksville Marina. Henry County buddies up with Bethel University to add financial stability to a HCMC expansion project.

ILLINOIS~ Another round of Honeywell v USW is slated for next week.