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morning cram [freezer cash edition]

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The top Libyan opposition official is stopping by the White House today.

NPR reports Transitional National Council Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril’s goal is to persuade US officials to recognize the TNC as the legitimate representative of the Libyan people — and to give it some of Khadafi’s frozen cash.

KENTUCKY~ Harrah’s Casino-Metropolis parent company Caesar’s Entertainment donates $100k to local Red Cross efforts. Parts of US-60 are reopened. Police: a driver dragged a gas station owner after a pump ‘n run (see photo). Road work closes KY-83 in Graves Co. A mysterious house fire in Sharpe injures a resident. State tourism revenue$ had a 5% bump last year. Check out the difference between this year’s GOP Secretary of State candidates. The NAACP and a Confederate heritage group differ on a proposal to issue rebel flag license plates.

TENNESSEE~ Clarksville Police are now using stats to fight crime. GOP lawmakers want to wrap it up by next week. A bill progresses which would (again) allow Nashville businesses that discriminate against homosexuals to do work with the city.

SPORTS~ OVC Softball Tourney: MSU > UTM; MSU < JSU.

morning cram [still partying edition]

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Tea Party activists continue to pressure congressional Republicans to make good on their promise to deliver deep federal spending cuts.

NPR reports (a few hundred) Tea Partiers yesterday came against the backdrop of negotiations on a fiscal year spending agreement.

KENTUCKY~ A Paducah DUI lawyer must serve his own full DUI sentence. A recent audit finds state government spent $100k of federal funds on questionable expenses. Report: public schools don’t spend much on health services. Kentucky’s Homeland Security… there’s an app for that. Six Fort Campbell heroes died in Afghanistan this week and Gov Beshear orders flags halfway down to honor a Fort Knox casualty. There’s a bomb disposal competition this week @ Fort Campbell. The Commonwealth’s First Lady today plans to read to rural students via Skype.

TENNESSEE~ The teacher tenure bill edges closer to passing. Young history buffs will compete in Nashville tomorrow. APSU Softballers lose to, then beat TSU.

ILLINOIS~ Senators approve combining the state’s comptroller and treasurer offices.

morning cram [deadbeat edition]

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So-called deadbeat parents, usually dads, have long been a conundrum for the law.

NPR reports now they are the US Supreme Court’s legal problem.

KENTUCKY~ Paducah police union signs deal for another three years, increased wages.  Outside firm to study environmental impact of Paducah riverfront development.  Senate A&R Committee takes up Medicaid compromise. Three more arrested in connection to December Evrard kidnapping.

TENNESSEE~ TVA invites people to come tour a nuclear plant. Bill to restrict collective bargaining for teachers passes one House committee, goes to another.

SPORTS~ (Baseball) MSU < Mid-Continent, Austin Peay < West Kentucky, (Softball) MSU Women’s  < > SIU Edwardsville, Austin Peay < > UT-Martin.

morning cram (solicit justice edition)

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Supreme (pizza) Court

Obama nominates one of his top lawyers… and it’s another lady!

KY~ Paducah’s dreamy (thunder)dome needs permanent toilets and officials there want to trade in the old Lone Oak City Hall for a road project. Boaters be warned: high water and debris! Baseball and Senate superstar Jim Bunning will miss his Republican cohorts.

TN~ 350 Clarksville businesses damaged; Riverside Drive and area schools re-opened. FEMA has already approved over $4mil in flood victim assistance claims. It smells of Arizona: the legislature votes tonight to crackdown on proofing voters’ citizenship.

IL~ Brookport sandbags; saves homes.

OVC SPORTS~ (baseball) MSU > EKU, UTM > MhSU, APSU < TTU; (softball) MSU > EIU, UTM > MhSU, APSU < EKU.

morning cram (burn the ocean edition)

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from tajvaccarella.com

They’re s’posed to strike a match around noonish.

KY~ Paducah’s cool with Sunday alcohol sales at temporary events and may spend $1m on new vehicles. Police bust the (alleged) culprits who burgled Heath High and Middle Schools. MSU procrastinates on the domestic partner debate. Expect delays on I-24 near Paducah today. Christian County’s Emergency Manager is retiring and their health department hopes to construct a $2.5m annex. We’ll find out today who will oversee elections since Sec ‘o State Trey is in the running. Beshear will call the General Assembly back when he darn well feels like it.

TN~ Montgomery County Schools will request a property tax hike. Henry County nabs over $1m in Race to the Top funds. A proposed law that would close access to a list of who can carry loaded handguns has (probably) failed. The Senate is about to vote on a bill that admittedly does nothing>25 MPH speeders could face $500 tickets.

IL~ African-American students may be more likely to be suspended/expelled than whites.

OVC SPORTS~ (Baseball) MSU < OleMiss, APSU > Vandy; (Softball) UTM > EU.

morning cram (in gov we distrust edition)

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govment luvin

Who do you trust in?

KY~ The weekend storm downed some area trees and flooded several Hopkinsville streets. Paducah’s Quilt Show is deemed a success. The Reidland-Farley Fire board is patient. There will be some traffic congestion in Lone Oak over the next few days. MSU cops plan roadblocks over the next 10 days. Hopkins County Schools axes 23 jobs. The state begins to canvas the Commonwealth’s internet connections.

TN~ An (alleged) hammer-wielding Clarksville murderer is captured in a barn.

IL~ Metropolis votes tonight on helping fund upcoming Harrah’s concerts.

OVC SPORTS~ (Baseball) MSU < EIU, UTM < EKU, APSU > SIUe; (Softball) MSU > EKU, UTM > TSU, APSU = EIU; (Golf) MSU Women’s team wins its 8th Championship.

morning cram (potentially tornadic edition)

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watch out

KY~ Watch out for adverse/extreme weather conditions tonight/tomorrow. The Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant is getting a new toxic maid service and another Executive Inn suitor flirts with the city. A Mayfield John Deere salesman allegedly embezzled $1 million (over 13 years). A Hopkinsville man will be re-tried for murder. The state needs you: Future Election Worker-Person!

TN~ The Senate passed another constitutional change to put the state’s Attorney General up for popular vote.

IL~ The man who threatened a Marion VA Hospital gets jail time.

SPORTS~ (OVC Softball) MSU > MCU, UTM < MTSU.