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the morning cram [sickly coral edition]

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Evolution kicks it into high gear: Coral can now get sick from humans.

NPR reports that bacteria in the human gut is making Caribbean Coral sick and is making its way into the ocean through sewage runoff.

Kentucky~ Purchase kids are pulling out the stops on their ACT’s. Todd P’Pool gets some backing from Virginia’s Attorney General. Man kills himself and daughter. A huge hospital merger may change reproductive options for women. Early Childhood Education advocates say don’t forget the country.

Illinois~ The Cairo bridge is a no no this morning. Jesse White says the fifth term is the charm.

Tennessee~ Henry County officials were audited for taking the drug dealer’s seized car for a spin. A Tennessee man commits the first self-inflicted drive-by. Tennesseans asked to evaluate their kids’ textbooks.

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the morning cram [debt doom discussions edition]

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Bipartisan talks on the debt ceiling continue today as the deadline approaches.

NPR reports members of both parties will meet with President Obama today to try and reach a deal on the debt ceiling, and prevent the first ever government default.

Kentucky~ The weather for today… is HOT, BLISTERINGLY HOT!! The Paducah Symphony Orchestra has found a new director. A semi-truck hit an Amish buggy and killed a toddler. A visiting Job Corps student drowned in Lake Barkley. Coal workers donate large sums to politicians. Police say they wrote 21,000 seat belt tickets during a two-week crack down. The US Army is bringing murder charges against Brent Burke.

Tennessee~ Goodyear in Union City is shutting down. Gov Haslam plans to be ‘more proactive’ with the General Assembly for the next fiscal year. TVA is trying to help reduce energy costs for customers. A West Tennessee group is answering questions about construction.

the morning cram [massive dust storm edition]

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A massive 50-mile wide dust storm enveloped Phoenix yesterday evening.

NPR reports a giant dust storm rolled into Phoenix yesterday evening reducing visibility to zero, and shutting down the city.

Kentucky~ A missing Marshall County woman has been found. Some students might have to get more vaccines. Farmers in counties bordering Illinois could get assistance due to storms. The Farmworker Agency garnered a $1.2 million grant.

Tennessee~ Two Nashville men who killed a Fort Campbell soldier have been sentenced. A father and son are stable after a serious boating accident. A man involved with one Clarksville pharmacy robbery has been arrested.

the morning cram [border terrorists edition]

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Immigration debate grows as Texas Gov. Rick Perry is waging a war against ‘terror’ along the Rio Grande.

NPR reports Perry has stepped up a campaign to fight drug traffickers along the border, as he claims the situation is ‘worse than ever’, while opponents claim this is just a political farce meant to attack the Obama administration.

Kentucky~ An MSU student has died in a car wreck. The Paducah-McCracken County vote might be next year.

Tennessee~ 3 Clarksville pharmacies have been robbed. Dyer County estimates they got $5 million in flood damage.

Illinois~ Gov Quinn has signed election reforms into law.

morning cram [fuel cell edition]

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The Honda FCX Clarity can go about 240 miles on a tank of hydrogen fuel (about 60 mpg compared to gas). The only emission is water so pure you could drink it.

Honda tells NPR: US Secretary of Energy Steven Chu is wrong when he claimed it would take a miracle to make fuel cell cars viable in the marketplace.

WEATHER~ Possibly severe activity predicted tonight.

KENTUCKY~ State Police are matching a missing man’s dental records to found skeletal remains with hopes they match. You can see the Ohio River from where Paducah’s Executive Inn recently stood. 4 Fort Campbell soldiers die in an Afghan suicide blast. Transportation workers will setup an I-24 (west) workzone between Eddyville/Grand Rivers next week. Out of work? Have a mortgage? There’s help. Gov Beshear has almost $5mil banked for re-election. US Rep Ed Whitfield yesterday fielded telephone calls from constituents about gas prices, the economy and the federal budget. US Sen Rand Paul files for re-election (5 years early).

TENNESSEE~ Highway Patrol investigators say Henry’s Police Chief (allegedly) ran a red light that caused a wreck leaving him critically injured. A resolution to the state’s constitution that would  further restrict abortions gets one step closer to a statewide vote.

ILLINOIS~ SIU-Carbondale will likely hire its next Provost from within its ranks.

morning cram [piratea edition]

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Somalia is among the world’s most lawless countries, but one region is turning the tide.

NPR winds a tale of a casual, coastal neighborhood watch-like group who catch pirates by inviting them to tea.

KENTUCKY~ McCracken County officials prepare to absorb public dissent/support next Tuesday. Marshall County law is on a boat. A Reidland mom gets cited after her toddler was found hanging out on US-62. Gun advocates now want to anonymously carry weapons into the Capitol building. Gov Beshear’s industrial recruiting tour through India pays off and now he’s over in DC to debrief the nation’s drug czar on the state’s pill problem. David Williams gets an anti-abortion blessing in his bid for governor. Register to vote by Monday, or else! (you don’t get to).

TENNESSEE~ A bid to kill the state’s motorcycle helmet law fails and guns-on-campus legislation makes headway.

OVC BASEBALL~ MSU < WKU, APSU < Belmont, UTM > Lipscomb.

morning cram [gooold! edition]

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NPR‘s Planet Money recently invested in a toxic asset. The experiment didn’t go so well and the asset lost about half its value. All the while, the price of gold has been going through the roof. So they decided to buy gold with the left over funds to see what happens.

KENTUCKY~ An 11-year-old Hopkinsville boy succumbs to his injuries in a bicycle vs. car accident. 2nd-district Senate candidates Bob Leeper and Rex Smith sparred in a debate early yesterday morning. 5 area counties receive $680k in federal funding for planning/development. A federal judge declares Heath High shooter Michael Carneal deserves a full appeal hearing. MSU hosted Rand Paul, Mitch McConnell and Ed Whitfield yesterday; supporters call Paul a “real American”. Governor Beshear heads to India.  A federal judge postponed a trial for a woman accused of burning down her Fort Campbell home that killed 2 of her children.