The Morning Cram [master of puppets edition]

Mar 22, 2013

From NPR: At a heavy metal concert five years ago, physicist Jesse Silverberg had a "eureka" moment: The jumping, raucous fans at the show seemed to be moving about like molecules in the air we breathe. So he and friend Matt Bierbaum set out to understand the patterns within mosh pit motion.

Kentucky: A Lexington-based attorney has sent a complaint to Murray State’s Board of Regents Chair alleging a violation of Kentucky’s Open Meeting law. The Kentucky State Police opened a death investigation on March 12 after receiving a call from the Fulton Police Department about a decomposed body located on Martin Luther King Drive in Fulton. Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear announced yesterday TeleTech Holdings Inc.a global customer service company, is expanding its Kentucky presence in Paducah, creating 450 new jobs. Three attorneys have been selected as nominees to fill a vacancy on the Kentucky Supreme Court left by the retirement of Justice Wil Schroder in January. The Kentucky Department for Public Health says a federal grant will help it fight the state's diabetes epidemic. Solar-powered lights have been placed on a western Kentucky bridge while authorities try to find who is responsible for removing wiring from the bridge's navigational lights.

Tennessee: Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey is joining the executive committee of the Republican Lieutenant Governors Association.

Illinois: The Federal Railroad Administration has chosen Illinois to lead a group of five states hoping to buy high-speed rail locomotives for more than $800 million dollars.