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the morning cram [the I don’t know how to put this but I’m kind of a big deal edition]

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Gentlemen, telling the ladies that you have a Silver Star, Purple Heart and the Congressional Medal of Honor may get you more than shot down at the bar…

NPR reports the Supreme Court is considering whether or not claiming you’ve won medals could get you thrown in the clink.

Kentucky~ Paducah officials want to reevaluate the areas earthquake risk.  Senator Paul does some pro bono surgery in Paducah.A Paducah juvenile was arrested for burning down three homes. State officials debate the drop out age bill. The UPIKE debate continues.

Tennessee~ The “Don’t Say Gay” bill loses some momentum.

the morning cram [GOP v. science edition]

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Among some Republican Presidential hopefuls, one finds skepticism regarding science.

NPR reports GOP candidates like Rick Perry and Michelle Bachmann question the science of evolution and climate change, and it could help them in the polls.

Kentucky~ The Hopkins Board of Ed settled with Land O’ Frost. WKU wonders why freshmen aren’t coming back. A health care company is accused of cheating the system.

Tennessee~ Many parents are protesting a Montgomery County/Clarksville redistricting.

the morning cram [breaking atoms edition]

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America’s Giant Particle Collider prepares to power down.

NPR reports the American version of the CERN Large Hadron Collider has been overshadowed by its Swiss cousin and is scheduled to be powered down.

Kentucky~ Home School Students form a football team. Jackson Purchase teen golfer takes national title. Ag Commissioner hopefuls battle over their qualifications. Kentucky Flags at half-staff for fallen Ft. Campbell soldier.  Road work on US-41 begins. Kentucky continues to rebuild courthouses.  UK researchers discover an alloy that may help in energy production.

Tennessee~ Officials attempt to inform the public of the voter ID initiative.

the morning cram [bear-proof edition]

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As the bear population rises in Yellowstone, face to snout encounters are becoming more common.

NPR reports that some bears are helping humans to test bear resistant products.

Kentucky~ Gubernatorial wives are front and center this election cycle. Madisonville PD are on the hunt for drugs. UK receives a grant for a Pharmacogenetics program. Four states team up to stop prescription drug abuse. This year’s spring storms are bringing big money to the region.

Illinois~ A gun advocate group wants gun owners’ names to remain a secret.

Tennessee~  Holly Petraeus visits Fort Campbell in order to address  predatory lenders who target soldiers.

Datebook: August 24 – Treaty of Cordoba signed 190 years ago, prefacing Mexican independence

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The Treaty of Córdoba established Mexican independence from Spain at the conclusion of the Mexican War of Independence. It was signed on August 24, 1821 in Córdoba, Veracruz, Mexico. It’s the first document in which Spanish and Mexican officials accept the liberty of what will become the First Mexican Empire. In the treaty, New Spain is recognized as an independent empire, which is defined as “monarchical, constitutional and moderate.”

It’s Wednesday, August 24

The MSU Department of Music presents the University of Kentucky’s director of guitar studies Dieter Hennings, in concert tomorrow night at 7:30. Hennings’ program is open to the public in Performing Arts Hall on the 2nd Floor of the Old Fine Arts Building.

The Humane Society of Calloway County seeks pictures for its 2012 Pet Calendar. See humanesociety@murray-ky.net. Entries accepted through e-mail, regular mail, or in person to the Humane Society office in the Weaks Center on Poplar Street in Murray. Entries are due by next Wednesday, August 31. For more call 270-759-1884.

Through September 25, learn about the farmer’s rebellion named The Black Patch Tobacco War at Adsmore House and Gardens in Princeton. This large civil uprising in our region happened after the War Between the States when farmers fought the monopolistic activities of the “Duke Trust.” Adsmore House and Gardens is at 304 North Jefferson, open Tuesday through Saturday 11 to 4 and Sunday 1:30 to 4.

Thanks for being here. See other community events at wkms.org.

the morning cram [thorough chat-down edition]

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TSA agents are getting chatty with travelers at airports across the country.

NPR reports TSA agents are using conversation as their newest weapon against terrorism. Are you ready for a chat-down?

Kentucky~ Todd P’Pool is on TV! Gov Beshear accepts an invitation to debate. The Gov steals some talent from the AP. Let’s bury those pesky carbon emissions.

Illinois~ Mayor Askew thinks twice about quitting.

Tennessee~ An Obion County sausage maker  pays up for racism.

the morning cram [Latino appeal edition]

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As the Latino population of the US grows, appealing to Hispanic voters becomes increasingly important to politicians.

NPR reports both Democrats and Republicans hope to make gains with the nation’s fastest growing minority, however Hispanic voters are frustrated with leaders from both parties.

Kentucky~ The Union puts off the Honeywell vote (what’s a few more weeks?). A Paducah man wins the British Senior Open. Debates continue over a hospital/religion merger. A Fort Campbell soldier faces murder charges. The state needs more dentists (insert Kentucky teeth joke here).

Illinois~ Report says gambling money goes to political campaigns.

Tennessee~ A Henry County Medical Center project seeks more money.