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morning cram [sleep debt edition]

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Most high school students are chronically tired from juggling school, sports, homework, chores, friends and family.

NPR hears how the typical high school senior gets less than seven hours of sleep on school nights, but they need a great deal more.

KENTUCKY~ The Ohio River Bridge (Wickliffe-Cairo) is back open. McCracken officials will listen tonight to public comments on a proposed coal-2-liquid plant and they voted to fund MSU’s new Paducah campus. MSU loses Head Basketball Coach Billy Kennedy to Texas A&M. An Amish teen drowned in a pond. National Democrats are closely watching Kentucky’s Governor race. Attorney General Conway accuses Marathon Oil of price gouging.

TENNESSEE~ Democrats are renewing efforts to extend the state’s unemployment. A new study finds the state’s schools aren’t producing enough tech grads. Several counties are eligible for disaster unemployment benefits.

OVC BASEBALL~ MSU < MhSU, APSU > SEMO.

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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 [budget battle edition]

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As Republicans and Democrats sort out who won and who lost in a last-minute deal to keep the government running, the next phase of budget wrangling ensues.

NPR reports the deal now needs full congressional approval this week.

KENTUCKY~ 85 local nursing home residents may be forced to moved. A McCracken County Jail inmate died, sparking an investigation. Police: Paducah dad and toddler missing. McCracken County’s new emergency HQ should be built by September. The University of Florida won this weekend’s FLW College Tourney on Kentucky Lake. The state forks over $9mil to its lowest performing schools.

TENNESSEE~ A Clarksville woman faces child neglect charges for (allegedly) leaving her kids in a hot car.

OVC SPORTS~ (Baseball) MSU < JSU, UTM > SIU-E, APSU > EKU; (Softball) MSU > APSU, UTM > MhSU.

morning cram [surreal edition]

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Foreign journalists in Libya are facing increased government pressure.

NPR hears how the media’s situation in Tripoli has become ever more sinister and weird.

KENTUCKY~ Earlington voters end prohibition. A 5-car wreck this morning shut down KY-58. McCracken County authorities search for a knife-wielding robber. MSU’s Curris Center will be back open today after things got a little steamy. The Madisonville-North Hopkins County High School band is invited to play @ New York’s Carnegie Hall. Oak Grove’s longtime police chief gets fired. The (acclaimed) editor of the Madisonville Messenger is retiring. Lower temps may stave off some tree pollen-caused allergies. The state will pick up your tab if you take the GED.

TENNESSEE~ A Houston County fire station burns to the ground (irony!?). One proposed bill wants to add an extra tax to soft drink sales, and another wants to protect teachers (who allow students to decry theories of evolution).

BASEBALL~ MSU > SIU; UTM < Vandy.

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morning cram [debriefya edition]

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President Obama will debrief the nation tonight on the US military operations in Libya.

NPR reports the televised address comes nine days after Obama spurred the military into action.

KENTUCKY~ A Paducah man (allegedly) stabbed another man many times with a screwdriver. Paducah had a mini-quake last week. Six area dams would be hazardous if breached. A philanthropic dancing competition over the weekend drew in $132k. Gov Beshear throws out state agency cuts in the just-passed Medicaid bill.  UK makes the Final Four. Oh, and don’t burn your trash.

TENNESSEE~ A bill on Gov Haslam’s desk would remove state law references to ‘idiots, lunatics, and retards’.

SPORTS~ (Baseball) MSU = APSU, UTM > << JSU. (Softball) MSU = TTU, APSU > << EMU, UTM = EKU.

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).

morning cram (arcade fire edition)

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A good band on NPR.ORG @ 11am.

KY~ Paducah clears all liens on its Executive Inn and avoids a lawsuit. Paducah High developers get a bargain. Hopkinsville’s 911 will be doing some deficit spending. OMG!!! A state budget might break through. Rand gets help from daddy’s former aid. Republican Bill Johnson eyes Beshear’s job.

TN~ Reserve your 2012 job @ Hemlock Semiconductor now. FEMA approves disaster fund$ for Henry County. Bredesen vetoes guns in bars bill but expects an override. Just when you thought it slowed to a stop, the Super Speeder Bill revs foward (again).

SPORTS~ MSU @ the 2010 OVC baseball tourney today.