10:38am

Tue June 5, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Two Questions For Your Doctor Before A Colonoscopy

Originally published on Wed June 6, 2012 1:23 pm

Before the colonoscopy begins, it pays to ask your doctor some pointed questions.
Sebastian Schroeder iStockphoto.com

Cancer prevention guidelines recommend that men and women get screened for colorectal cancer every 10 years between the ages of 50 and 75.

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10:30am

Tue June 5, 2012
The Two-Way

Fete Fit For A Queen: Diamond Jubilee Draws To A Close

Originally published on Tue June 5, 2012 2:51 pm

Queen Elizabeth II, as she rode toward Buckingham Palace earlier today. The Duchess of Cornwall (Camilla) rode beside her. Also in the carriage: the Prince of Wales (Charles).
Sean Gallup Getty Images

Four days of celebrating Queen Elizabeth II's 60th year on the throne are coming to an end as the U.K. wraps up the Diamond Jubilee festivities in London.

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10:06am

Tue June 5, 2012
The Two-Way

Get Out Of The Way Or Get Whacked: Scene From A Motorcade In Vietnam

They'd better get out of the way: A Hanoi street scene.
Peter Kneffel dpa/Landov

(NPR's Larry Abramson is among the correspondents traveling with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta in Asia this week. Monday, he told us about a poignant exchange of artifacts. Today, he gives us a glimpse of what it's like to be in the secretary's motorcade.)

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9:43am

Tue June 5, 2012
Environmental Watchdog

Hearings on Mining Permits Begin Today

The Environmental Protection Agency is in Frankfort today for a hearing on mining permits. The agency is here to take public comments on 36 specific water permits—which coal mines need in order to discharge waste into streams and other waterways. The EPA has objected to all of the permits, saying the Kentucky Division of Water didn’t provide a complete analysis of the potential damage the discharge could cause.

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9:41am

Tue June 5, 2012
All Politics are Local

2012 a Costly Year for Lobbyists

The biggest spender to lobby the Kentucky legislature in the 2012 session was the Consumer Healthcare Products Association, which represents the over-the-counter drug industry. Of the $8.8 million spent in 2012 overall, the group spent nearly $500,000. The group was fighting a bill that would have made cold medicines that contain pseudoephedrine, the key ingredient to make methamphetamine, available only by prescription.

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9:34am

Tue June 5, 2012
The Two-Way

Syria Bars 17 Western Diplomats, Including U.S. Ambassador

Calling them "persona non grata," Syria today told 17 diplomats — including the U.S. ambassador — that they are no longer welcome in the country.

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9:33am

Tue June 5, 2012
Business and the Economy

Toyota's Line Expansion a Long Process

Work is currently under way at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky to install a new production line at the Georgetown plant to build engines for a variety of vehicles. The new line will add more than 80 jobs at the plant but won't be ready to begin production for more than a year.

8:46am

Tue June 5, 2012
The Two-Way

As Sandusky Trial Begins, A 'Two-Minute Guide' To The Case

Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky as he arrived at a courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa., this morning.
Patrick Smith Getty Images

Jury selection starts today in the trial of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, who faces allegations that he sexually abused at least 10 boys over 15 years, sometimes on the school's campus. Sandusky has pleaded innocent.

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8:17am

Tue June 5, 2012
The Two-Way

Connecticut Family Of Six, Houston Sisters Among Dead In Nigerian Crash

Monday, before a storm blew through, rescuers and firefighters searched through the crash site in Lagos.
Emmanuel Arewa AFP/Getty Images

"A torrential downpour and strong winds prevented emergency crews from returning Tuesday morning to a devastated neighborhood where a commercial airliner crashed, killing all 153 people aboard the plane and an undetermined number of people on the ground," The Associated Press reports from Lagos.

The wire service adds that:

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7:59am

Tue June 5, 2012
Kentucky Arts and Culture

Attracting Movies and Expanding Tourism

Kentucky’s new commissioner for the State Department of Travel and Tourism is charged with expanding tourism by while landing new attractions.  Mike Mangeot returns to a position in state tourism.  About ten years ago, the 45 year old economic development specialist served as deputy commissioner of the Department of Travel.  He wants to assess current conditions before making any firm suggestions, but, Mangeot sees opportunity across Kentucky.

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