The remarks of Mario Vargas Llosa at the Nobel lecture celebrating his award of the prize for literature in 2010 have been published. The speech praises the value of fiction. Alan Cheuse, who teaches writing at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, has a review — and contrasts Llosa's thoughts with those of novelist Phillip Roth, who's been quoted recently as having lost his interest in fiction.
Through people who have visited Col. Moammar Gadhafi's Bab al-Aziziya compound in Tripoli talked about the miles of hallways and bunkers built below ground, no images had ever been seen of them.
As Mark noted earlier, now that the rebels control the complex it is being explored and ransacked. And today, we got images of those legendary tunnels. In this Al Jazeera report, you'll see video of one of those tunnels at around the 1:25 mark:
FRANKFORT – About 25,000 Kentucky children in Appalachia will receive preventive oral health services through a new pilot program called Smiling Schools, Gov. Steve Beshear announced Thursday. The program is funded through a $1 million grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission and $250,000 in state general fund dollars.
Jerry “Bucky” Deaton always liked a good ghost story. They sent shivers up his spine. And they brought back moments in time when life was entirely different than what it is now. Deaton also knows that Breathitt County, along with Eastern Kentucky and entire Appalachian region of America, is a hotbed of ghost stories. Most of all, his biggest fans were the youngest of ages.
Pharmacist Kristy Hennessee administers a vaccination against whooping cough at a Walgreen's pharmacy in Pasadena, Calif. last year.
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Vaccines do come with risks for trouble, but problems are generally rare, according to a new review of the evidence from the Institute of Medicine.
The independent panel considered adverse effects from eight common childhood vaccines, and found that in many cases there wasn't enough evidence to if say there was a problem. But the committee came out loud and clear on the controversial question which drove the report.
Do vaccines — such as the one against measles, mumps and rubella — cause autism?
No doubt there are plenty of career retrospectives about the just-departed Apple CEO Steve Jobs today. He did, afterall, lead Apple to become the world's premiere technology company and for a few moments earlier this month, Apple surpassed Exxon Mobil as the most valuable American company.
Because they developed and implemented innovative practices in both process improvement and management, Kentucky River Community Care recently picked up a pair of national awards. The Jackson-based private, non-profit Community Mental Health Center was the only organization from Kentucky to win the awards, and one of five groups who took the six national honors. They were recognized as leaders in the field of behavioral healthcare, and presented with the second annual “iAward”.
A team from Louisville-based Republic Bank submitted the top bid for this year's Kentucky State Fair grand champion country ham. The ham auction is the traditional end of the annual Kentucky Farm Bureau breakfast. Republic Bank was the top bidder at $600,000 for the nearly 17 pound ham, produced by Broadbent B&B Foods in western Kentucky.
The New York Times has a report about a government plan that could affect millions of homeowners in the United States. The paper reports that the Obama administration is kicking around a proposal that would "allow millions of homeowners with government-backed mortgages to refinance them at today's lower interest rates, about 4 percent..."