Sun November 20, 2011

How One Man Played 'Moneyball' With 'Jeopardy!'

Originally published on Sun November 20, 2011 6:32 pm

Roger Craig poses with Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek after winning $250,000 in last week's Tournament of Champions.
Carol Kaelson Sony Pictures

One night last September, Roger Craig, a computer scientist from Newark, Del., was about to make history.

In his second appearance on Jeopardy!, he'd given one of the most dominant performances ever seen on the show.

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Sun November 20, 2011
Your Money

For Retirees, Selling Pensions A Risky Bet

Originally published on Sun November 20, 2011 6:37 pm


Sun November 20, 2011
Middle East

Libya Weighs Life After Gadhafi

It's been one month since Moammar Gadhafi's death. Libyans were celebrating within hours of his killing. A month later, the jubilance has waned and the violence continues. Weekends on All Things Considered guest host Laura Sullivan talks with New York Times correspondent Clifford Krauss from Tripoli.


Sun November 20, 2011

Egyptian Security Cracks Down In Tahrir Square

A second uprising seems to be developing in Cairo. Protesters in Tahrir Square, angry with the military-led transitional government, increased in number recently as police clashes with them have become more violent. Weekends on All Things Considered guest host Laura Sullivan talks with reporter Merrit Kennedy about the situation in Egypt.


Sun November 20, 2011
Kentucky Arts and Culture

Actors Theatre of Louisville Presents A Christmas Story

In Actors Theatre of Louisville’s new production of A Christmas Story, it’s striking how distinctly the emotions of the characters resonate, while at the same time, the world those characters inhabit feels fundamentally different from the world outside the theatre.

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Sun November 20, 2011
Health and Welfare

Addiction Recovery Facility to Open in Lewis Co.

The addiction recovery facility, New Beginnings, is slated to open Dec. 1, in Vanceburg . The project has been in the works for about nine months.


Sun November 20, 2011
Business and the Economy

Revered Toyota Leader Visits for Anniversary Party

Fujio Cho, a respected former leader of Georgetown's Toyota plant, visited the Bluegrass this weekend to celebrate the automaker's 25 years here. Cho led the plant from December 1988, less than six months after it began regular automotive assembly, to October 1994. He is now chairman of all of Toyota's operations. In the past quarter century, Toyota has opened 14 assembly plants in North America.


Sun November 20, 2011
Business and the Economy

As Lexmark Evolves, Focus Moves from Printers to Software

Two acquisitions since last year by Lexmark International have continued to move the Lexington company further from its roots in printers only and more into computer software and services. Foreshadowing much change in the printer industry, behemoths including Hewlett-Packard have followed suit and snapped up competitors in the realm of what's called enterprise content management. The name is complicated, but the idea is simple. Printer companies are working to make themselves invaluable to businesses by getting more involved in the flow of information, regardless of whether it ever shows up on a printed page.


Sun November 20, 2011
All Politics are Local

Centre Gears Up for 2012 Debate, Uses 2000 Debate for Ideas

Cheney and Liberman go mano a mano at Centre College in 2000.
The Advocate-Messenger

“From historic Danville, Kentucky, good evening and welcome to this year's only vice presidential debate…” That simple introduction from CNN’s Bernard Shaw signaled the beginning of the 2000 vice presidential debate between Dick Cheney and Joe Lieberman for the viewing public, but for the people who worked to make the event happen it signified the culmination of a whirlwind year. An idea few thought possible had become a reality. Both those at Centre and with the Commission on Presidential Debates will tell you the fact the school has many of the same people in place was big reason why the debate is coming back to Danville in 2012.


Sun November 20, 2011

In Baltimore, Mapping The World Of Addiction

Addicts' movements around Baltimore are mapped onto images like this, showing levels of violence in each neighborhood. Other maps track things like visible drug use and vacant housing-- all factors that may contribute to an addict's decision to use drugs.
Dr. Debra Furr-Holden Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

In East Baltimore, not far from rows of abandoned homes and empty warehouses, there's a space-age high rise housing an unusual methadone clinic.

"People come here and participate in studies, and in return they get treatment," Dr. Kenzie Preston tells Laura Sullivan, host of weekends on All Things Considered.

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