The Morning Cram [sign of the times edition]

Aug 9, 2013

From NPR: When you're a teenager, there are many things you desperately want to find: friends, fun, a future, freedom. In American Graffiti, the iconic movie about teenagers set in 1962, the kids find all of that just by getting in their cars. But today, teens say they don't see cars the same way.

Kentucky: A Kentucky State Police driving academy for teenagers that was scheduled to start later this month in Frankfort has been postponed until April. The Kentucky Arts Council has some grants available to help increase access to the arts for people with limited opportunities.

Tennessee: Former Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen and former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist will co-chair the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition's Tennessee state advisory committee.

Illinois: Authorities say a onetime chief of staff to the former head of the Illinois Department of Public Health took $433,000 in kickbacks.