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the morning cram [bad company edition]

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Be careful who you hire…

NPR reports Penn State fires Joe Paterno after an alleged cover up of alleged abuse by one of his assistant coaches.

Kentucky~ Owensboro says fake pot is no good. Williams looks back on his campaign. Rand Paul is either anti-regulation or pro-pollution, can’t quite tell yet.

Illinois~ The SIUC strike is over. The house says no to a gambling expansion bill.

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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 [poppy season edition]

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While Afghan officials make efforts to fight drug production (a la 11-ton opium bonfire), economic struggles feed the growth of the industry.

NPreports Afghan farmers and businessmen understand the financial encouragement to stay away from the multi-billion dollar industry that pumps heroin into veins all around the world comes from US aid will eventually run out.

Kentucky~ Paducah is working on plans to extend a greenway trail. SIU students are helping with urban renewal in Paducah. Hazel wants their largest antique mall back open. The Boy’s Nation Senators have been chosen. Rep Whitfield is delaying EPA regulations.

Tennessee~ Some progress might be made on Clarksville’s Liberty Park…maybe. All state legislation is now available in full-text online.

morning cram [hacktivists edition]

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The FBI and the Justice Department are searching for the hackers who launched Operation Payback.

~NPR ponders if high-profile internet attacks are really worth it.

Ice and snow have shutdown many area schools (find out which ones) and makes for some slippery driving (be careful). Also, find out what kind of weather is heading your way this week.

KENTUCKY~ An abused/hospitalized McCracken County toddler dies and a Paducah woman was found murdered. A Paducah highschooler is charged with dealing pot at school.

TENNESSEE~ Haslam names his new finance commissioner. The state is working on upgrading its 911 systems to receive texts.

ILLINOIS~ Filmmakers are working on a documentary about the late US Senator Paul Simon.

OVC BASKETBALL~ (Men’s) MSU > Chattanooga, UTM < IPFW, APSU > Fontbonne. (Women’s) MSU < Purdue, UTM > Evansville, APSU < Bowling Green.

morning cram [t-rex edition]

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It’s been a big year for Tyrannosaurs Rex. Scientists have identified six new species of the animal, recently discovered T-Rex feathers and maybe even the remains of some soft tissue.

~NPR hears the renaissance is partly due to new techniques and dino’s telegenic charisma.

KENTUCKY~ A fatal wreck yesterday on I-24 in Christian County killed a Paducah woman. Mayfield muslims looking to start a mosque talk to a real estate agent. Local communities can nab some health grant$ up for grabs. Get a load of this: preview an ambulance power-loader! Dr. Dan doesn’t want to run for another office; he wants to fish (professionally).

TENNESSEE~ Someone started a fire @ Henry County High and a Paris man is charged with statutory rape. APSU (officially) opens its new chemical engineering building. TVA future report: less coal; more nuclear.

ILLINOIS~ SIU can now furlough its faculty/staff.