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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 [Bizarro Stanford Prison edition]

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The ‘evil scientist’ who gave us the Stanford Prison experiment wants to change his legacy.

NPR reports Philip Zimbardo, the scientist known most for his prison experiment, is attempting to show that humans can be made into heroes as easily as they can be made into monsters.

Kentucky~ The Graves County Amish men are taking their traffic case to the Supreme Court. Gas prices are higher. Food banks are buying unused produce. A Fort Campbell woman is in jail for scamming people. A vote will be held in Bowling Green to determine how the accused terrorists will be tried.  The state judiciary is financially stable for the first time since 2008. Meetings will begin soon to help address the needs of the blind.

Tennessee~ A Clarksville woman is in jail for leaving her kids in a hot car.

Illinois~ The Fire Marshal says to stay away from illegal fireworks.

morning cram [greasy estimates edition]

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A federal commission’s BP oil spill investigation report blames the Obama administration for misrepresenting “the amount and fate of the oil” in the Gulf of Mexico.

~NPR reports the White House ignored or obscured scientific evidence, giving the public inaccurate information and damaging the government’s credibility.

KENTUCKY~ A Cadiz man who won the democratic primary for County Attorney will again face off with the incumbent he beat (who’s now running as a write-in candidate). Benton DUI murder case heads to a grand jury. Police arrest a New Concord woman after finding a methlab.  MSU President Randy Dunn applies to be the next president of the University of Tennessee. Quran-burning advocate Pastor Terry Jones says he’s not coming to Mayfield. The state lands $1 million for health department improvements. Former President Bill Clinton may stop by the state to campaign for Jack Conway. (Another) Fort Campbell soldier dies in Afghanistan.

TENNESSEE~ Clarksville City Council members will vote today on iPad policies. Attorneys who find evidence someone may have been wrongly convicted are now ethically required by the state’s Supreme Court to investigate.

morning cram [sp-oil edition]

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“We’re seeing already an increase in suspiciousness, arguing, domestic violence… increased drinking, anxiety, anger and avoidance.”
~ from NPR, on the health effects of the Gulf oil spill

KENTUCKY~ 70 applicants (so far) want to be Paducah’s next City Manager and commissioners approve some incentive deals with 2 major employers there. Last month’s LowerTown Arts/Music Festival netted the local economy +$131k. MSU takes in $1 million for science/technology equipment. A Hopkinsville fraud trial gets put on the back burner so the feds can prosecute. Another Fort Campbell hero was killed in Afghanistan. Rand Paul is wearing flippy floppies (taking money from bank bailout senators after promising not to). The state’s Democratic Party has a new Chairman and he donates to both parties.

TENNESSEE~ ACLU: Jailed immigrant bill will create a ‘police state’. The state Supreme Court will hold a summit to find ways to make more legal services free to the public.

morning cram (ovens are not cribs edition)

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KY~ MSU Racer Picasso Simmons loses his mother in a Nashville car accident. Paducah’s Commission should discuss automatic raises tonight. A Reidland man (allegedly) put his baby in the oven overnight (it wasn’t on). Whether or not Trigg County’s Montgomery precinct can revert back to prohibition awaits a Supreme Court decision. The House passes a bill that would clear ice storm debris blocking streams and the Senate votes to exempt swine flu absences at schools.

TN~ Clarksville Police search for a runaway girl.