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the morning cram [converse all stars…I know you want some edition]

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You know what kicks you should rock in China? The same ones you rock everywhere else…Chucks.

NPR reports since 2007, sales of the Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars in China have gone up about fifty percent.

Kentucky~ The Racers get GameDay’s attention (next step, Dickie V). Get lucky drawers out, it’s gamblin time. Good news, we can now leave children behind. The drop-out age could be on its way up.

Tennessee~ You can still say gay, at least for a little while. If you don’t want your kids to participate in extracurricular activities, you’re pushing for this one. Haslam wants more kids per teacher (because handling 30 kids is just too easy).

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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 [terror$ edition]

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The Federal Treasury Department will soon publish new rules that would pave the way for tracking all money transfers coming in and out of the US to ferret out terrorism financing.

~NPR hears from experts it isn’t clear the plan is going to work.

KENTUCKY~ Paducah police search for an eyebrow-less burglar and city commissioners there welcome funding a dog park. McCracken County Clerk Jeff Jerrell will oversee the November ballot.

TENNESSEE~ Clarksville teachers are getting a pay bump. Senators review changes to the state’s Board of Regents. Cyclists can comment on how the roads are. State representative candidate Roy Herron accuses his opponent of not disclosing his finances.