The Morning Cram [the like a virgin edition]

Oct 10, 2012

From NPR:Virgin Group Founder Richard Branson says success isn’t always found on the traditional path. The high school dropout talks about dyslexia, his new book and American Airlines.

From Kentucky: Paducah City Commission readies itself for the possibility of natural disasters with a hazard mitigation plan. Governor Steve Beshear urges Kentuckians to get their thumbs off their cellphones and stop texting and driving. Despite a legal dispute, a bluegrass festival honoring Bill Monroe was a success. Fishing enthusiasts can preorder a new license plate featuring a world record smallmouth bass. New data shows only a quarter of Kentucky children are ready for kindergarten.

From Tennessee:The state’s September tax collections show marginal growth. A state oil and gas regulator calls opponents of fracking “stupid.” A democratic lawmaker defends the Department of Children’s Services after 31 children died in the first six months of the year.