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the morning cram [the shaken, not stirred, edition]

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Syrian regime has “License to Kill” after diplomatic impasse

NPR reports at least 15 dead following government bombings this weekend

OVC Scores…

Kentucky~ Thousands of Kentuckians visited the downed Eggners Ferry Bridge.  Emergency management officials say they are better prepared to handle disasters. Two have been arrested in connection to the slaying of a Fort Campbell soldier.  Activists invite lawmakers to a  tea party.

Tennessee~ Six state environmental panels are being reduced to three. A state-wide earthquake drill is set for Tuesday.

the morning cram [Hey bud, let’s party edition]

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If a candidate bows out in a presidential race and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?

NPR reports the Huntsman campaign is getting ready to announce the end and throw a little love Romney’s way. Mitt should get ready for the Huntsman bump.

Kentucky~ Murray State keeps the winning streak alive. There are many  MLK day events across the purchase. Local Amish men are taking their hatred of that evil orange triangle to the State Supreme Court. The University of Pikeville debate gets rough amidst the redistricting fight.  A child welfare summit has some suggestions for the Commonwealth.Two Kentuckians were aboard the ill-fated Italian cruise ship. The Agricultural Department is in hot water over bad hiring decisions.

 

the morning cram [be careful with that phone, lieutenant. In time you could develop a tumor edition]

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If the question is ‘should I post this’ the answer is always no.

NPR reports the pentagon believes insurgents aren’t the real enemy, instead the armed forces need to wage war on cell phone cameras.

Kentucky~   Most area schools kids have the day off! MSU basketball is killing it! The weather is making roads dangerous- be careful out there.  Apparently local Amish didn’t get enough of jail during rumspringa. Other meth laden state officials are offering some advice to the General Assembly.

the morning cram [an intruder in this mystic garden of the deep edition]

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An unexpected discovery at the bottom of the sea in 1977 changed biology.

NPR tells the story of a small crew of oceanographers who found giant 7 foot worms at the bottom of the ocean, changing what biologists believed was necessary to sustain life.

OVC Scores…

Kentucky~ It’s raining. And the roads are flooded.  Police are looking for a suspect in deadly Trigg County shooting. Paducah Police are looking for a robbery suspect. Gov Beshear is in Marshall County.

Illinois~ Prison work is dangerous.

the morning cram [smog…well I reckon it’s a small hog edition]

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The U.S. has more carbon emissions than anyone but China, and that may not change anytime soon.

NPR reports as United Nations climate talks begin in South Africa, the US has more carbon emissions than ever. And the political climate isn’t helping.

Kentucky~ A Paducah teen left the scene of an accident.  Toys for Tots needs more of the former. Murray State wins a shootout. Ballard County remembers superintendent. For profit colleges get millions from the state.

Tennessee~ Gov Haslam wants smarter kids. Montgomery County wants weather warnings.

the morning cram [I’m kind of a big deal edition]

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The Super-committee’s lack of movement has everyone scrambling to keep  their funding.

NPR reports the pentagon may have the purse straps tightened more than expected. So now officials are puffing out their chests and strutting in order to prove their worth.

Kentucky~ A trial date has been set in the Jerry Wayne Walker case. There’s a lot of good looking burley this year.  The lead lawyer in the fen-phen trials is fired from the Kentucky Bar Association.

Illinois~ Quinn says there’s not that much cash in gambling expansion.

Tennessee~ State budget talks continue. The Feds are sending more money to clean up meth labs.

the morning cram [the airborne toxic event]

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The EPA has a ‘watch list’ of toxic air polluters that’s longer than you might think.

NPR reports a newly revealed watch list of toxic polluters shows air pollution is still a huge problem, over 40 years after the passage of the Clean Air Act.

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Kentucky~ There are more Murray State students than ever. The Fonz is comin to Kentucky (Aaay!!).  Beshear is pullin for dems. University Hospital in Louisville wants to keep some things private.

Missouri~ There’s fertile land in Bird’s Point now.

Tennessee~ There’s a Union City safe room. There’s a video to teach you how to get a picture ID.

the morning cram [crowded house edition]

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The Human population just hit seven billion this morning.

NPR reports just two centuries after the world population was 1 billion, we’ve now hit the 7 mark. Some are worried about overpopulation while others contend many hands make light work.

Kentucky~     Some local Amish really don’t like that orange warning sign. Fulton is trying to take out the trash.   OVC football scores are in. The Department of Education wants to track alternative schools. Gubernatorial candidates face off in their last debate tonight.

Tennessee~ The state is trying to figure out what to do with wild hogs (the animal, not the movie).

Illinois~  SIU is hosting Native American life and culture celebration. Elementary Schools are improving across the state.

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.

morning cram (unprepared edition)

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Look Mom! I can dress myself!

KY~ Today’s the last day to buy a Murray city sticker on the low and the city council passed a first reading of its budget. A freak storm yesterday takes out a marina on Kentucky Lake. Fish all you want (license or not) June 5-6. Lawmakers could slap the rest of the budget together today.

TN~ Clarksville is close to a deal on its old hospital site. Senate proposal targets jailed illegal immigrants. You can get yer guns and go drinkin’. US Senators vote today on Tennessee flood aid amount$.

SPORTS~ MSU loses OVC baseball tourney opener to EKU, but hangs in there by beating SEMO (yesterday); and will again face EKU (today).