Libyans living in Kentucky are celebrating the demise of dictator Moammar Gaddafi. The Libyan strongman was killed Thursday in fighting with rebels. Lexington businessman Ibrahim Bakoush says Gaddafi’s death brings closure to decades of atrocities. Libyans now, he says, are looking ahead. “Now it should be their concentration, what’s my future, what’s my kids’s future, how I can manage my kid’s future, there is a bright future for my kids, that’s what I’m hoping for,” said Bakoush.
If the title of her new album is a tad portentous, Shelby Lynne is determined to make precisely detailed mood music, not a succession of revelatory moments, throughout Revelation Road. That's ultimately what gives the album its strength. It's underpinned with sturdy melodies, the occasional bright image and, above all else, Lynne's exceptional voice, which cuts across every song with a sharp, slicing motion.
Moammar Gadhafi ruled Libya with an iron fist for more than four decades. He was an unpredictable, often brutal leader with a grand vision of himself. In the end, he squandered his country's wealth and lost the support of his people.
During his 42 years of rule, Gadhafi reinvented his image many times — from revolutionary to Arab nationalist, freedom fighter and self-styled leader of Africa.
Multiple reports say Libya's Moammar Gadhafi may be dead. A photo of a body purported to be Ghadafi has been shown on television and websites after earlier reports that he had been captured and wounded. NPR News producer Grant Clark is in Tripoli and joins Renee Montagne by phone.
Originally published on Thu October 20, 2011 10:25 am
<p>Late night oysters may be discounted, but they're usually no less fresh than oysters served at any other hour.</p>
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Despite its proximity to the Chesapeake Bay, Washington, D.C. isn't a seafood town in its own right, with a proper port. But just steps away from the White House, in the most straight-laced section of a straight-laced town, is a kind of temple to the most sensual of seafood – the raw oyster.
Gov. Steve Beshear told supporters in Newport Wednesday he not only wants to win re-election, he wants to win by a landslide. “We’re going to win this race, but I don’t want to just win this race, I want to beat the socks of this guy,” Beshear said. “We need to beat him bad, because we need to send a strong message out here, and that message is this: ‘We don’t want the kind of dysfunctional politics going on in Washington D.C. right now.” Polls show Beshear ahead of GOP candidate and state Senate President David Williams by as much as 31 points.
If a proposed confidentiality ordinance passes in Fort Mitchell, council members with loose lips could serve time if they let secrets slip. Ordinance 2011-16, which received a first reading at Monday night’s meeting, details penalties that could be imposed if confidential information is discussed outside of executive sessions.