Some Americans are old enough to remember pulling up to the pump at gas stations advertising fuel in cents per gallon, not dollars. For many Libyans, that's the way it has always been and should continue to be in this sparsely populated oil-producing country.
At a Tripoli gas station on a recent afternoon, popular opinion among local Libyans appears to be that the government would keep the prices low, around 60 cents a gallon, or bring them down even further.
Earlier in the year when there was a paucity of great videogames, critics and players alike took time to savor games like L.A. Noire and Deus Ex: Human Revolution. That was then. In the fall, games come out with more alacrity than the speedy conveyor belt of chocolates in that iconic I Love Lucy Switching Jobs episode. More than two thirds of the year's games hit shelves between Labor Day and Thanksgiving. Here are some of the best.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Activision for Nintendo DS, Xbox 360, PC, PlayStation 3, Wii Rated M for Mature
In September, Chrissy Tull's family believed it was likely she would not be home for Christmas. At the time, the 17-year-old Mason County High School student was lying in a hospital bed at Cincinnati Children's Hospital in critical condition. A little more than two months after the accident that landed Tull in critical condition, she is back home with her family and attending school full-time. In her family's eyes, that makes Chrissy Tully a miracle. "She beat all the odds," said Tull's mother, Patricia Tull. "She's pretty much back to normal. It's a miracle."
Piper, the yellow labrador retriever, starts to whine. This isn’t just typical puppy behavior — Piper is letting owner Beth Turmero know that her 3 1/2-year-old son Aiden’s blood sugar is not within the normal range. Aiden was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in August and receives regular insulin shots. Since he is so young, Aiden doesn’t have the vocabulary to say when his blood sugar is too low or high, so Piper does the job for him.
Move over Hatfields and McCoys. There's a modern-day battle that has been going on in Central Kentucky for nearly 10 years, and there's no sign of when the fighting might stop. Unlike the infamous Hatfield-McCoy feud of the late 1800s, in which the weapons of choice were guns, knives and fists, the weapons in this fight are attorneys and the courts. And, a TV set, not a hog, is at the center of this dispute.
State Sen. Jimmy Higdon used to think Eastern Kentucky was the only part of the state that had a problem with cash-only clinics where doctors churned out prescriptions for drug abusers. Then a pain clinic opened last year in his hometown of Lebanon. Neighbors began complaining about vans full of people waiting in the parking lot, but as police prepared to investigate, the clinic closed abruptly, local officials said. Many pain clinics are legitimate and meet the treatment needs of people suffering a range of conditions. But there has been a resurgence during the past couple of years of suspected "pill mills" that help feed the state's epidemic of prescription-drug abuse, and the facilities are not just in Eastern Kentucky, where the problem was once most prominent, police say.
Christmas starts early for members of the Bluegrass Railroad Club — next weekend, when they can run their trains at the annual Southern Lights holiday display at the Kentucky Horse Park. On Saturday, members were setting up their modules and linking the tracks for this year's edition, which will be in the park's Bit & Bridle Restaurant.
The new $5.2 million call center that Kentucky Utilities Co. just opened in Morganfield is central to addressing customer service problems at KU and a sister company, a new audit conducted on behalf of the state Public Service Commission declares. The 23,000-square-foot center opened Oct. 31 with a staff of 35, including 32 customer service representatives, two coaches and a manager, according to Chip Keeling, a spokesman for KU and Louisville Gas & Electric Co.
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky President Wil James waited until 11 a.m. Friday to announce a new initiative to help armed forces personnel returning from service more quickly join the workforce at Toyota. His announcement came at almost at the same time as a 95-0 vote by the U.S. Senate to pass the "Vow to Hire Heroes Act," which provides businesses with tax incentives to hire veterans, and job training to help veterans returning from overseas.