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the morning cram [end of an era edition]

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The space shuttle Atlantis has landed at Kennedy Space center ending a 30-year era in travel beyond our world.

NPR gives a minute by minute breakdown of Atlantis’ journey back into the atmosphere and back to earth.

Kentucky~ Home invaders are not attempted murderers. An alleged war-hating, child-porn-loving soldier is AWOL. From a Jewish and Catholic hospital merger in Louisville arises concern. Parts of Nunn’s files will be made public.

Illinois~ The union is set to vote on a Honeywell agreement.

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the morning cram [tricky politicians edition]

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Many politicians take “full responsibility” for their actions. But what does that mean?

NPR reports most politicians claim to take full responsibility for mistakes they have made, however this means little.

Kentucky~ The weather is hot, really hot! FEMA held a meeting to explain why you can’t repair your house yet.  A Paducah liquor store opposes new liquor sales. Nunn is placed in protective custody after a jail house beating. A report says coal mines aren’t compliant with federal regulations.

Tennessee~ Montgomery County residents are now eligible for flood related unemployment funds.

the morning cram [overeducated burger flipper edition]

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College graduates struggle to find jobs in ailing economy.

NPR reports many college graduates are unable to find jobs in their field after racking up large student loan debts.

Kentucky~ The tornado sirens in Calloway County are being tested this morning (don’t panic). We can fish for free this weekend. More jobs are expected in Madisonville at a new distribution center. Rand Paul wants to talk terrorists in Bowling Green. Art students in Paducah are likely to pay more next year. Vandals are working their way through McCracken County. A judge rules that prosecutors can tell jurors about Nunn’s prostitute use.

Tennessee~ EARTHQUAKE! (don’t worry, it was tiny).

Illinois~ The Dept of Agriculture pushes farmers to recycle.

morning cram [impending tome edition]

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“Talk about ‘the death of the book’ has been going on for more than a decade. But recent events suggest the end may be imminent for paper-bound books, which may never totally disappear, but they could become scary scarce like 8-track tapes, typewriters and wooden tennis rackets.”

~NPR reads into the future of books.

KENTUCKY~ Paducah’s Executive Inn super-duper liquidation sale is underway (44 days left). McCracken County (school) property tax rates stay the same. Princeton KY-91 roadwork is expected to cause traffic delays. LBL foresters: let’s thin some 500 acres of wooded areas. A judge rules prosecutors can push to put former-lawmaker/alleged-killer Steve Nunn to death. State furloughs will probably inconvenience some residents. Coal-loving legislators fear climate change consultation.

TENNESSEE~ The volunteer state has the highest sales tax in the nation. Rainfall raises the Cumberland River to 6 feet below flood stage. McWherter says Haslam won’t be environmentally objective.

morning cram [honey buzz edition]

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“So why are people so gaga for bees? Well, for starters, there’s renewed interest in the age-old health claims about honey.”

~NPR hears the buzz.

KENTUCKY~ Police nab a man wanted on meth charges and the woman they claim was hiding him. Kentucky State Penitentiary @ Eddyville’s enforcement of visitation restrictions has upset volunteer pastors and inmates. Ownership of Murray’s Glendale Place Senior Living Community may soon change hands. The State Inspector General clears a Madisonville nursing home of wrongdoing in a fire-injury case. Work begins today on Eggner’s Ferry Bridge (expect delays). The mother of former-lawmaker Steve Nunn’s (alleged) victim is suing several Lexington-area community associations.

TENNESSEE~ Clarksville Police fires a former (fraudster) detective. Montgomery County refines how it deals with aggressive dogs.

ILLINOIS~ A man is dead after a shootout with police. A woman finishes an almost 1k-mile swim down the Ohio River. Governor Quinn cuts his staff’s pay after taking flack for giving out raises.

morning cram (not-so-neutral edition)

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a series of tubes

KY~ MSU benefits could soon be fair (to homosexuals). While Gun-wielding robbers roam the streets of Paducah, non-profits beg for money and Zumwalt makes off like a bandit. Hopkinsville plans to improve its parks system. A Veteran’s Center is renamed for Madisonville Rep. Eddie Ballard. Prosecutors are going for the death penalty in the case against former lawmaker Steve Nunn. Miner’s union backs Galbraith for Governor. House Majority Whip Stacy hopes the general assembly will pass a budget.

TN~ Clarksville’s Trane plant rehires 92 workers. Police: 17-year-old started the Kmart fire (and the store has re-opened).

SPORTS~ Baseball: MSU < WKU, UTM > ASU, APSU > UM. MSU Men’s golf team wins the Big Blue Invitational.

morning cram (iSad edition)

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As mentioned on Marketplace…

KY~ A Mayfield schizophrenic and a Fulton sweetheart are both in Graves County court on (unrelated) murder-ish charges.  Month-long I-24 work begins in Christian County. Too broke to take your pet to the vet? Judge: (alleged killer) Steve Nunn is competent. Beshear campaign raises $900k. Rand & Trey pledge allegiance to the coal. Kentucky-made space lab modules are set to arrive @ the ISS tomorrow.

TN~ Montgomery County refinance will save $3mil. The governor won’t be able to suspend gun sales in a state of emergency (if this bill passes).