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the morning cram [The do, or do not. There is no try edition]

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The Pentagon finds fighting two wars at once can be tricky…

NPR reports military officials are revisiting the policy which states we could fight multiple wars at the same time and win. Ask any sports fan, split squad games never pack the same punch.

Kentucky~   Murray State’s on a roll! USEC may be leaving Paducah. More budget cuts are on their way.  Beshear really wants some gambling money.  Williams sounds off on Beshear’s State of the Commonwealth.

Tennessee~  Judges may no longer give to political campaigns.

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the morning cram [Houston, we have a problem edition]

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Who needs an education? We’ve got guns…

NPR reports Texas’ education system was in dire straits before the powers that be decided they needed the rest of their school’s money.

Kentucky~  Doug Harnice throws his hat in the ring for Paducah Mayor. TVA COO is stepping down in the hopes of getting some R&R.  The Lotto says everyone’s a winner!  Want to drink and fly- become a cargo pilot! The EPA sets new power plant regulations. Get some extra cash for your abandoned mine.

Tennessee~ Non-profits statewide should be getting a tax extension.

morning cram [turn and coffee edition]

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For a long time scientists have wondered whether coffee might lower the risk of prostate cancer.

NPR reports a Harvard study finds that may be true.

KENTUCKY~ A section of US-62 in Carlisle County is shut down this morning as police reconstruct a fatal school bus wreck. Paducah’s City Manager recommends no new taxes and the city will fund a new Murray State extended campus there. A worker yesterday was electrocuted @ MSU. Police make McCracken County pump ‘n run arrest. GOP Gubernatorial candidate David Williams says ‘No more Mr. Nice Guy‘ and Gov Steve Beshear claims he’s ‘Tested, trusted and tough.’

TENNESSEE~ Clarksville is trying out a new way to dole out non-profit funding. TVA says next month’s electricity bills will see hikes up to 50 cents. Legislators want to change the state’s alcohol laws to woo Sierra Nevada to build a brewery there.

morning cram [tallies edition]

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Severe storms punished five Southern US states.

NPR tallies the lives lost at 178.

KENTUCKY~ US-51 in Hickman County will likely be closed sometime today after incoming floodwaters overtake it. TVA officials predict LBL lake levels to reach 371′. Paducah says its ready for the crest and you can see LIVE webcam views from its vantage on the Ohio River. NWS predictors change Ohio River estimates. Gov Beshear will poke around today. Livingston County/Smithland officials are optimistic about the temporary levee they’re building on top of the permanent one. Benton Police: man robbed Newwave @ knifepoint; ran away with TV. Paducah’s Senator Bob Leeper was joined by only two other lawmakers refunding their ‘undeserved’ recess pay.

TENNESSEE~ Many remain without power and the rain isn’t helping.

ILLINOIS~ Cairo’s Mayor: economic depression shouldn’t factor into allowing the city to flood.

morning cram [bonus edition]

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Somali piracy has grown into a multimillion-dollar criminal enterprise. Rarely a week goes by that pirates don’t attack or seize a ship.

NPR reports on the business-end of piracy, where pirates share profits and even distribute incentive bonuses.

WEATHER~ Possibly severe conditions today.

KENTUCKY~ The EPA is making TVA fix-up or close two coal-fired units at McCracken’s fossil plant. A Mayfield mom is suing the city school system alleging negligence led to her daughter’s (alleged) rape. Gubernatorial hopeful Phil Moffett gets endorsed by a national libertarian group. So the New Madrid fault earthquake in the early 1800’s wasn’t as strong as people thought.

TENNESSEE~ Jobless rates stay the course, but Montgomery County is hoping for 500 more. GOP/Dems spar over hospital fees.

OVC SOFTBALL~ UTM < SIU. MSU v UM canceled.


	

morning cram [deadbeat edition]

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So-called deadbeat parents, usually dads, have long been a conundrum for the law.

NPR reports now they are the US Supreme Court’s legal problem.

KENTUCKY~ Paducah police union signs deal for another three years, increased wages.  Outside firm to study environmental impact of Paducah riverfront development.  Senate A&R Committee takes up Medicaid compromise. Three more arrested in connection to December Evrard kidnapping.

TENNESSEE~ TVA invites people to come tour a nuclear plant. Bill to restrict collective bargaining for teachers passes one House committee, goes to another.

SPORTS~ (Baseball) MSU < Mid-Continent, Austin Peay < West Kentucky, (Softball) MSU Women’s  < > SIU Edwardsville, Austin Peay < > UT-Martin.

morning cram [unpopular edition]

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An ABC News/Washington Post poll finds 64% of those surveyed this month think the war in Afghanistan is ‘not worth fighting.’

NPR blogs the survey reflects a 4% shift in the last few months.

KENTUCKY~ Paducah wins an online popularity contest. A Heath High School shooting victim’s mom claims attorneys and doctors are making up excuses for Michael Carneal. Maybe Mayfield’s new Police Chief will catch city park vandals. A Madisonville company gets a dental award for an oral health program that saves money (and babies). A Fort Campbell teenage hero dies in Afghanistan. Jack Conway won’t investigate optometrists’ political donations. State lawmakers continue scratching their heads on how to pay for Medicaid. US Senator McConnell and Rep Whitfield are sponsoring EPA-blocking bills. MSU bows out of the NIT.

TENNESSEE~ TVA’s fuel cost next month is (up to) $2 cheaper.