11:05am

Wed November 23, 2011
Business and the Economy

Georgetown Eatery Hosts Music Video Shoot

The sights and sounds of Sam’s Restaurant are familiar to many Scott Countians. Soon thousands of music fans are going to be privy to the charms of the already-famous eatery. Standing out one morning last week among the regulars taking their place at the bar and the waitresses delivering plates stacked high with pancakes or crispy onion rings, were two shiny black video cameras, their operators and director Dale Hufana.

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11:05am

Wed November 23, 2011
Middle East

Yemen's President Signs Deal To Transfer Power

Originally published on Wed November 23, 2011 4:43 pm

In this image from Saudi television, Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh signs the Gulf Cooperation Council-sponsored transition deal Wednesday in the Saudi capital, Riyadh.
AFP/Getty Images

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh accepted a deal Wednesday to end his more than three decades in power, making him the latest leader to be ousted in the Arab Spring uprisings.

Saleh flew to Saudi Arabia early Wednesday and signed the agreement at a ceremony in the capital city of Riyadh. The accord, brokered by the Gulf Cooperation Council, shifts power to Vice President Abdo Rabu Mansour Hadi within 30 days.

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11:03am

Wed November 23, 2011
Lexington/Richmond

Teen Who Failed to Help Charged in Berea Shooting

An 18-year-old Berea resident has been charged with complicity to murder and attempted murder because he allegedly didn't do anything to stop a man from shooting two others Monday morning after a fight, police said Tuesday. Randall J. Burgess Jr. was charged Monday night in connection with the killing of Zackary Flower, 25, and the wounding of Kevin Price in an apartment building at 301 Chestnut Street. Burgess also was charged with first-degree burglary. Matt Denholm, 27, had been charged earlier Monday with murder in the double shooting along with assault and burglary. Police said roommates Flower and Price intervened Sunday night to help an unidentified man with whom Denholm was fighting in the apartment's parking lot. Denholm subsequently lost the fight but vowed to return. He broke through a door to get into the apartment Monday morning.

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10:56am

Wed November 23, 2011
Lexington/Richmond

Copper Thieves Disable 450 Street Lights

The state Transportation Cabinet says copper thieves recently disabled about 450 street lights along interstates and other major roads in Fayette and other Central Kentucky counties. The damage could total up to $500,000, depending on how many lights have to be completely replaced rather than simply repaired, according to a news release. Many of the lights that are affected are on the ramps for interstates 64 and 75. The state says it plans to fight the problem by installing surveillance cameras and a monitoring system that will detect instances of tampering with a lighting circuit. It will also have people periodically driving through affected areas to check for suspicious activity.

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10:29am

Wed November 23, 2011
Chompsgiving to Chew Year's: Holiday Dishes

Turkey Joints That Taste Like Candy

Originally published on Thu November 24, 2011 11:01 am

A piece of turkey joint candy made in Rome, N.Y.
Rachel Ward for NPR

Part of an ongoing series on unique holiday dishes

Each fall when it turns cold, a candy maker in Rome, N.Y., kicks into production on a confection known as turkey joints.

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10:16am

Wed November 23, 2011
Law

The Newest Magazine Fad: The Mug-Shot Tabloid

Each week, Little Rock, Ark., residents snap up some 7,000 copies of The Slammer.
Dave Anderson

A new kind of tabloid is popping up in convenience stores around the country. The papers are nothing more than a compendium of mug shots letting readers keep up with who's been arrested every week.

With titles like Cellmates, Jailbirds, Just Busted, Jail House Rocs and The Slammer, it's clear what you'll find inside.

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10:15am

Wed November 23, 2011
The Two-Way

It's Crowded Out There Again, Got A Holiday Travel Tip To Share?

News nuggets like these are holiday classics:

-- "42.5 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, a four percent increase from the 40.9 million people who traveled one year ago," the AAA says.

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10:05am

Wed November 23, 2011
It's All Politics

Fact-Checking The GOP Debate: What The Candidates Said On National Security

PolitiFact.com's Truth-O-Meter
PolitiFact.com

Bill Adair, editor of PolitiFact.com and Washington bureau chief for The St. Petersburg Times, wrote about about how candidates at Tuesday night's GOP debate rated on PolitiFact's Truth-O-Meter for PolitiFact.com and It's All Politics:

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9:30am

Wed November 23, 2011
The Two-Way

Noriega To Be Extradited To Panama

Originally published on Wed November 23, 2011 9:33 am

Gen. Manuel Noriega back in the day (August, 1989).
Manoocher Deghati AFP/Getty Images

It looks like former dictator Manuel Noriega will spend his last days in a Panamanian jail cell.

"A Paris appeals court ruled Wednesday to grant an extradition request from Panama so the elderly ex-military strongman can serve out sentences given after he was convicted in absentia there, in the latest phase of his complex legal odyssey," The Associated Press reports.

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9:25am

Wed November 23, 2011
Lexington/Richmond

Fayette Jail Review Continues

The future management of Fayette County Community Corrections continues to be a topic of keen interest at city hall.   Interim jail director Ray Sabbatine went before the Urban County Council Tuesday.  He was quizzed on personnel matters including over-time costs.  “We’re wearing people out by doing that…because we’re having people work 16 hours three times a week…which is creating even more problems from the standpoint of turnover issues,” said Sabbatine.

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