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morning cram [uphill edition]

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US House Republicans are expected to unanimously overturn the sweeping health system overhaul only to be blocked by the still Democrat-controlled Senate. If that happens, they will then try to delay or defund  it.

~NPR reports that won’t be easy.

KENTUCKY~ Paducah’s Army Reserve surgical unit ships out to Afghanistan tomorrow. A Marshall County murder/arson case will be retried in March. Murray’s 5-points intersection will be closed over the next few days. Watch out for I-24 lane restrictions near Calvert City. Hopkinsville thinks about going smoke-free. The latest Fort Campbell casualty in Afghanistan matches the number (105) the base lost in Iraq.

TENNESSEE~ Clarksville’s new mayor raises an official eyebrow at the former mayor’s new job. Men’s Basketball: APSU > UTC; UTM < SEMO.

morning cram [ethanol edition]

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Starting next season, NASCAR will use a 15% ethanol-gas blend.

~NPR reports trade group Growth Energy signed a six-year deal with the racing outfit.

KENTUCKY~ A McCracken County man is charged with a local toddler’s murder. 3 Murray men are accused of stealing thousand$ in videogames. A Murray couple slips the local United Way some funding. Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce has a new chairman. Women’s Basketball: MSU < UTM.

TENNESSEE~ Clarksville Police arrest an (alleged) bank robber. Paris’ Hospital officials OK an $8mil power plant.

ILLINOIS~ Honeywell’s Metropolis plant leaks and contains some corrosive acid. SIU cuts 9 teachers and ravages wages at its Carbondale campus.

morning cram [learning edition]

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After watching low-level yahoos bungle attacks all year, al-Qaida leaders may have been looking for ways to avoid rookie mistakes by directly managing plots themselves.

Intelligence officials tell NPR al-Qaida learns by failing.

KENTUCKY~ Police arrest 3 in a Paducah murder case and 5 for peddling drugs in Hopkinsville.

TENNESSEE~ Clarksville’s Hemlock Semiconductor plant needs more skilled artisans to build it and officials will wait until the new year to figure out how to make city workers’ pay equitable. TVA is raising electricity rates (again).

ILLINOIS~ 2 people die in a head-on collision.

BASKETBALL~ MSU > UTM, APSU > MhSU.

morning cram [hacktivists edition]

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The FBI and the Justice Department are searching for the hackers who launched Operation Payback.

~NPR ponders if high-profile internet attacks are really worth it.

Ice and snow have shutdown many area schools (find out which ones) and makes for some slippery driving (be careful). Also, find out what kind of weather is heading your way this week.

KENTUCKY~ An abused/hospitalized McCracken County toddler dies and a Paducah woman was found murdered. A Paducah highschooler is charged with dealing pot at school.

TENNESSEE~ Haslam names his new finance commissioner. The state is working on upgrading its 911 systems to receive texts.

ILLINOIS~ Filmmakers are working on a documentary about the late US Senator Paul Simon.

OVC BASKETBALL~ (Men’s) MSU > Chattanooga, UTM < IPFW, APSU > Fontbonne. (Women’s) MSU < Purdue, UTM > Evansville, APSU < Bowling Green.

morning cram [yoda bat edition]

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Topping a list of the strangest creatures discovered this year is a bat that looks a like a George Lucas creation.

~See a photo of the creature on NPR‘s The Two Way.

KENTUCKY~ Some SIU-Carbondale students have ‘strong’ ideas on how to better Paducah’s riverfront. A newly contracted firm will be working to get rid of thousands of nuclear containers stored in Paducah. I-24’s Welcome Center is back open. After 3 years in office, Governor Steve Beshear says he’s “energized” (in time for re-election). Gubernatorial candidate Phil Moffett will fund-raise in Florida next week.

TENNESSEE~ UTM plans to erect a new radio tower. Someone drops a +$1.5k coin into a Salvation Army kettle (for a 3rd year in a row). Paris plans to build a safety shelter for severe weather. Henry County is declared an agricultural disaster zone. State sales tax revenue continues to defy predictors. In OVC Basketball.. (Men’s) UTM > Central Arkansas; (Women’s) APSU < Lipscomb.

morning cram [just breathe edition]

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Deep breathing is not only relaxing, it’s been scientifically proven to affect the heart, the brain, digestion, the immune system — and maybe even the expression of genes.

~NPR hears how practiced breathing can benefit asthma, pulmonary disease and even heart failure.

KENTUCKY~ A man is in custody charged with murdering an elderly Henry County couple. Lawyers get sued for malpractice too. A Henderson utility plans to sell off extra electricity.

TENNESSEE~ A former Clarksville police officer’s lawsuit gets dismissed and the city’s red light cameras bring in about $1mil < 2 years. Long distance charges in northern Montgomery County prompt a complaint to Tennessee regulatory officials. A top aide to Bill Haslam warns the state’s Republicans not to be too over-confident.

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

…and grats! to Mayfield High’s football squad winning the Class 1-A state championship in Bowling Green.

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 [edge edition]

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The Pew Research Center’s final pre-election poll is out, and (no surprise) it finds the GOP will likely recapture control of the House.

~NPR hears how independent voters may be pushing Republicans over the edge this election.

KENTUCKY~ Paducah Schools’ property buyout extravaganza: 7 down, 24 to go. The National Park Service meets in Paducah tonight to talk about extending the Lewis & Clark trail. A wreck on I-24 covers the roadway in lactose. A Marshall County grand jury indicts a man on DUI-murder charges. Local officials will break out the shovels today for the construction of Murray’s Merryman House. PSC: natural gas prices should hover around last year’s. The state launches a new child ID initiative to protect kids. Jack and Rand are still running around ahead of tomorrow’s election.

TENNESSEE~ A Henry County jury finds a man guilty of vehicular homicide in connection to a Paris Landing DUI boating accident. A car hit and killed a pedestrian in Clarksville over the weekend.

OVC Football~ MSU < EKU, APSU < EIU, & UTM > Lambuth.

morning cram [operation streamline edition]

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Immigrants caught entering the US illegally are often pushed through the federal courts at unheard of speeds. They are often arraigned, counseled, plead and convicted in a matter of hours.

~NPR unveils a 3-month investigation into the process.

KENTUCKY~ Several McCracken County candidates scramble to fix campaign signs to comply with state law. A SWAT team sweeps a McCracken County meth house and police in Hopkins County rescue 4 children from a ‘large-scale’ lab. Paducah’s WKCTC will conduct a mock shooter exercise Wednesday morning. Police want your expired meds. (Yet) another Fort Campbell soldier dies in Afghanistan. Jack blasts Rand @ McCracken’s St. John’s Picnic; while Rand attends a secret meeting.

TENNESSEE~ Clarksville Police search for a man wanted in connection to the shooting of a 14-year-old girl. The state’s 911 system will go digital in just over a year.

NCAA SPORTS~ (Football) MSU < SEMO, APSU < MTSU, UTM < SELU. (Soccer) MSU < IPFW & SIU-E; APSU > Southern, < SELU; UTM > IPFW & Evansville.

morning cram [suicide edition]

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“It’s a perfect storm. You subject people to terrible trauma, and then you take away all their mental health resources. What do you expect?”

~NPR speaks to New Orleans EMS workers about post-Katrina suicide rates (which doubled following the hurricane and still remain high).

KENTUCKY~ A Benton man drowns in Kentucky Lake. A report finds the Shawnee Fossil Plant’s coal ash pond has been leaking into the Ohio River since the ’80s. An MSU staffer will participate in a roundtable discussion celebrating the 50th birthday of the  Commonwealth’s Human Rights Commission. Instant Racing hits the courts this week and a ruling on the state furlough lawsuit is expected soon. Jack and Rand make another BBQ date at a planned McCracken County picnic.

TENNESSEE~ A Clarksville pedestrian was killed on Fort Campbell Blvd. Wednesday is the deadline to file for flood-related tax relief and if you’re confused, call this hotline. The former Montgomery County EMS Director claims the County Mayor bullied him into retirement. Police in Weakley County warn someone’s posing as an officer and pulling people over.

NCAA WOMEN’S SOCCER~ MSU loses to South Florida (4-2); wins against Alabama A&M (1-0). APSU beats Western Illinois (1-0) and Chattanooga (2-0). UTM beats Lipscomb (1-0); loses to Missouri State (2-0).