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Showing 4 articles from April 28, 2009.

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Dems Close to Bulletproof Majority
MSNBC.com is reporting that Senator Arlen Specter is talking with Democrats about switching from GOP to Dem. If that happens and Al Franken is confirmed in the race in Minnesota, the Dems will have a filibuster proof 60 vote majority.

Here's the question for you Kentucky political junkies:
If the Dems in the Senate get a filibuster proof majority, what will that do to Sen. Bunning's fund raising efforts? Will the GOP galvanize behind him to help him keep his seat? 
Will they toss him off the row boat and get a younger candidate?

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MLA and Baylor student paper oppose KCTCS board vote to axe tenure
...In March, the KCTCS board eliminated tenure for faculty hired on or after July 1. Few, if any, teachers doubt that Dr. Michael McCall, the KCTCS president, supported, if not encouraged, the board action.
           "KCTCS faculty will continue to have the same rights and privileges afforded to faculty in other higher education institutions through existing organizational policies regarding academic freedom, promotion, shared governance and due process,” said Board Chair Richard Bean in a KCTCS news release...
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Trees: the Last Great Cost of the 2009 Ice Storm
The wood just piles higher and higher as the days go on.
Trees: the Last Great Cost of the 2009 Ice Storm
Along the Mississippi River, in the forest lands of four counties, 28 million trees were damaged by the 2009 Ice Storm. This loss of trees, timber, and forest will approach a total figure of just over 8.6 billion dollars.  Every tree in these counties was impacted by the weight of the ice, with most damage occurring in the top 20 percent of its mass.
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Fallen Blossoms and the Ghosts of Crowley Corner
Fallen trees bloom for the very last time at Crowley Corner
Fallen Blossoms and the Ghosts of Crowley Corner
Rushing against a fast approaching deadline for the paper, I pull the car into a tight curve and swing around, stopping just short of the Highway 2208 sign at Crowley Corner. To most travelers along Highway 58 going into Clinton or headed the other way to Mayfield, this small intersection holds nothing special.
 However, for some of us mortals, there are special memories that surface each time we drive through this part of Hickman County.
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