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morning cram [bath salts edition]

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Vanilla Sky, Ivory Wave and White Rush are some of the names on packets of white powder being sold in convenience stores and gas stations across the nation.

NPR reports though the packets are labeled and sold as “bath salts,” they are actually a drug that produces a meth-like (and sometimes violent) high.

KENTUCKY~ Roadways are looking (mostly) clear but more snow is likely. Paducah Police need your help to find a missing autistic woman. State Police investigators accuse a teenager of murdering a 9-year-old Todd County girl. Owensboro Catholic officials call in a PI to check out a suicide victim’s online sex abuse allegations. A wine group is waiting for legislators to hear them… complain. Figuring out the state’s Medicaid budget is hard and one lawmaker is (again) taking aim at payday lenders.

TENNESSEE~ Republicans are rallying to join other states to challenge the federal healthcare law.

OVC BASKETBALL~ MSU > EIU, APSU < TTU.

morning cram [relational algebra edition]

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Who knew math could fight improvised explosive devices?

~NPR hears how the use of mathematical social network analysis can identify key players in the bombing scene.

KENTUCKY~ LBL’s 4-lane opens up. Mayfield High football faces off with Hazard today for the Class 1-A championship title. Christian County High School’s Choir Director faces allegations of sexual abuse. 4 juveniles plead guilty in Christian/Todd County Amish/Mennonite home invasions. Police take down a Marshall County methlab. Ag economists predict the state’s farming industry will breach $5 billion next year. Military officials are investigating the Afghanistan shooting that killed six Fort Campbell soldiers.

ILLINOIS~ Since Metropolis can’t stop an incoming topless bar, it’s looking into ordinances to regulate conduct there. The state settles its debt by selling off a bunch of tobacco bonds.

SPORTS~ (Men’s Basketball) MSU > EKU, APSU > SEMO, & UTM < MhSU. (Women’s Basketball) MSU < EKU, APSU > SEMO, & UTM < MhSU.

morning cram [debacle edition]

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The news media in India is calling the country’s upcoming Commonwealth Games a debacle. One prominent newspaper headline reads the games are ‘India’s shame.’

~NPR reports India’s spending $6 billion on the games, but preparation has seen delays, shoddy construction, corruption charges and security concerns.

KENTUCKY~ McCracken County sets a burn ban starting tomorrow. A Todd County toddler dies in some sort of 6-year-old tractor joyride. A Marshall County elementary school employee may have embezzled funds. Christian County Schools seeks a new Transportation Director and Hopkins County needs a new Animal Shelter Manager. Companies spent $800k lobbying state lawmakers from May to August.

TENNESSEE~ A Fort Campbell soldier receives a medal for saving a woman trying to drown herself.

morning cram (one prune @ a time edition)

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prunes r gr8

Apparently, there’s great newsroom interest in dietary fibers this morning!

KY~ A Paducah cop car burns over the weekend. McCracken ships off that serial killer. A Murray lady’s (allegedly) been using a dead man’s credit card. Construction of Carlisle County’s Courthouse is coming along. A sexual assault @ the Mayfield-Graves Animal Shelter. Trigg/Todd Counties preview their upcoming hybrid electric bus fleet. I-24 road work this week. More women inmates arrive at the Western Kentucky Correctional Complex farm. Will Frankfort ever pass a budget? My gub’ments too big. Plant some trees on the cheap.

OVC SPORTS~ Baseball Series = MSU > JSU, UTM > SIUE, APSU < EKU. Softball Series = MSU < APSU, UTM > TTU.

morning cram (1337 edition)

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Yeah… So most of our staff won decently prestigious journalistic honors yesterday.

KY~ That confounded boat is still rankling the Reidland-Farley Fire Dept. A DUI hit and run kills a Guthrie man (on a farm tractor). An antique store owner in Hazel refiles his lawsuit against the city. A new leader emerges at the helm of Todd County’s Health Department! A Bowling Green judge sides with Expedia/Travelocity. After sinking a quarter-mil into an unsuccessful senate bid, Bill Johnson may try for governor. Sec-O-State Tray Grayson has a sizable (campaign fund) package.

TN~ House passes bill extending prison time for armed robbery.

IL~ Police are searching for an armed sex criminal.