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the morning cram [the back off, I'm starving edition]

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Big Pharma gets a do-over…

NPR reports the FDA isn’t pulling any punches while they reevaluate weight loss drugs previously denied because of side-effects. Sure you’ll grow a third ear, but at least you’ll be skinny!

Kentucky~ Paducah and McCracken County are still considering a merger.  Local counties get some cash for recreational trail programs. Felons may get the chance to vote.

the morning cram [we don't usually see this much activity in a dead person edition]

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Breaking News: Zombies interested in more than brains.

NPR reports a new study shows that around 1.8 million dead people are registered to vote in the US.

Kentucky~ One area bridge could have rebuild plans soon, sometime, maybe. Doctors and pharmacists want more from MCO’s. Carville and Matalin talked politics last night at MSU. Nuclear plant workers want compensation for illness (like Incredible Hulk syndrome). Redistricting goes for Supreme consideration. College is the topic on Kentucky Tonight , today.

the morning cram [she thought we'd be getting a million dollars...its not fair edition]

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Good news. Romney pays less in taxes than I do, and likely you as well. I’m not sure why that’s good news, but I’m an optimist.

NPR reports Mitt Romney’s 2010 tax return shows he made $21.7 million dollars, and paid 13.9 percent in taxes. He’s rollin in it.

OVC Scores…

Kentucky~ Canaan gets OVC honors for a fourth time…he’s a bad man. A twister touched down in Hazel on Sunday. Former McCracken Judge-Executive gets that money. Madisonville Police ID remains. School bus ads die easy (sorry Bruce Willis). Lawmakers say the budget is tough, wow. Pharmacists say providers are screwing them.

Tennessee~ Beavers backpedals on bill.

the morning cram [it's a Christmas miracle edition]

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A boy survived an attack from a flesh-eating bacterium, because he was protected by a 350-year-old Mohawk Indian…

…and as NPR reports, the Vatican says it was a miracle.

Kentucky~ MSU’s Brockman=All-American. The McCracken Fiscal court is tired of throwing money at the convention center. Nat’ Guard soldiers are coming home. Some want HFSS to step down. Beshear gets lumps of coal for Christmas.

the morning cram [you see Mr. Peabody, the child is incorrigible edition]

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If your child has ADHD, the last thing you want to hear is there’s a shortage of Adderall.

NPR reports a nationwide shortage of medications like Adderall and Ritalin has parents and doctors scrambling.

Kentucky~ Humane Society director resigns amid animal torture charges. McCracken County-Paducah, there can be only one. A Graves County face off ended peacefully. You must report child abuse in KY. Prepare for the growth of biomass. It’s turkey stuffin’ time.

Illinois~ A former Mounds sheriff has passed away. A bus driver rolled out on the passengers.

the morning cram [cheap drugs edition]

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Many big name, expensive drugs are going generic as they reach the ‘patent cliff’.

NPR reports many big name, big money drugs like Lipitor and Nexium are reaching the ‘patent cliff’ and will soon be available in generic versions.

Kentucky~ Paducah honors black Civil War soldiers. Oak Grove parents drop pointless lawsuit. Sec of State candidates differ on photo id law. Williams/Farmer hit the road.

Tennessee~ Montgomery man saves bald eagle.

the morning cram [fabled waterway edition]

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Warming of the Arctic Ocean could provide some benefits.

NPR reports that a waterway through the Arctic ice cap which is normally impassable may now open up and provide a trade route for northern nations.

Kentucky~ McCracken County might buy flooded houses. Expect delays on I-24 through McCracken this week. A Marshall County man wins a house.  Former Gov’s son is killed in car wreck. The Murray Hospital will treat your mind problems too. New academic standards are on the horizon.

Illinois~ State officials ban military funeral protests.

Tennessee~ Clarksville Police got the ‘house scammer’. Nat Guard units are headed to war.

the morning cram [field of dreams edition]

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The town of Greenville, South Carolina has blossomed during the recession. Why?

NPR reports that while main street and downtown areas throughout the nation are struggling, Greenville, S.C. is growing around their new downtown park. If you build it, they will come.

Kentucky~ An auditor says there is nothing wrong with clerk Jerrell’s office. Police are looking for a Paducah prostitute. Teachers are leaving to teach English in Japan. The state has its own debt problems. The will receive some help for college students.

Illinois~ Gov Quinn is protecting children’s heads.

Tennessee~ A Clarksville mom says her kids were raped at church camp.

the morning cram [rebuilding Japan edition]

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As Japan slowly recovers from the devastating March earthquake, Japanese citizens ponder the future of the country.

NPR reports in the midst of devastation and tragedy, opportunity for shaping the future of Japan arises.

Kentucky~ A man is ordered to put his gun away in a Paducah City Council meeting. 267 soldiers have returned to Fort Campbell. A man died when he was hit by a truck this weekend. Legalized Sandhill Crane hunting is fast approaching. Flood assistance is available for farmers (female and Mexican farmers too). One official thinks Kentucky will be the new China.

Tennessee~ Clarksville’s Mayor may be limited to 2-year terms in the future. A man is charged with child rape.

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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