China's high-speed trains were supposed to be a gleaming testament to the country's progress and modernity. Instead, a recent crash that killed 40 people has come to symbolize much that's wrong with China's warp-speed development. In particular, a "Great Leap Forward" mentality toward development is clashing with questions of safety.
The notion that fatal accidents are the price of progress seems to have trickled down to some of the passengers on a recent high-speed train journey between Beijing and Nanjing, many of whom characterized the accident as "normal."
The Kentucky State Police are expanding the search for 7-year-old Randall Leon Chesser. In spite of inclement weather, the field search will continue as 60 cadets from the Kentucky State Police Training Academy will join in the effort. KSP is looking to expand the geographical area of the search and have reached out to the military for additional air support that will be provided once the weather breaks.
For more than a week, a group of protesters have been encamped at New York City's Zuccotti Park. They're part of a protest they've termed "Occupy Wall Street." While the group was intent on making a point about what they say is Wall Street's "greed and corruption," much of the media focus has been about the scattered nature of the movement.
Amanda Havens credits Air Evac Lifeteam with saving her daughter’s life after a car crash in Butler County on June 8 that killed two people and injured Havens’ daughter, Caysi, 4, and two other children. Air Evac is the largest independently owned air medical service in the country with 104 bases in 15 states, including a base in front of The Medical Center in Bowling Green. Unlike larger cities, where some hospitals provide their own air ambulance transportation system, the membership-supported Air Evac Lifeteam provides helicopter transport to smaller communities in the states it serves.
Republican students at the University of California, Berkeley, say they're being satirical. The school's student senate says they're being discriminatory and others on campus say they're being offensive.
For most kids, having to stay after school to study is not a good thing. But for the students in Winchester's Hannah McClure Elementary School Homework Club, staying after school and studying is actually something they enjoy and look forward to. The Homework Club, which began last spring and is voluntary, meets every Wednesday after school, and community volunteers and teachers are there to help the third-fifth grade students with their homework, or to hone their math or reading skills.
Usually, the whispers start after rock groups have been around for a while, as die-hard fans begin to worry about their beloved band getting stale. Despite its incredibly long run, Wilco has escaped that fate, and managed to stay fresh since 1994. It just released its eighth studio album in 17 years, and the first issued on Wilco's own dBpm Records label. The Whole Love represents a new peak for the critically acclaimed sextet.
The Lexington Fayette County Health Department is consolidating its clinic services to one location. Beginning next Monday, October 3, the Public Health Clinic South on Regency Road will no longer provide clinical services such as immunizations, cancer screenings, and pregnancy tests. Those will still be offered at the Public Health Clinic North at 805 Newtown Circle.