Wed October 26, 2011

Possible New Overseers for UK Athletics Department

UK Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart listened Tuesday as the board of trustees proceeded with a plan to have a trustees' committee, rather than the UK Athletics Association, oversee school sports.
Pablo Alcala Lexington Herald-Leader

The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees took another step Tuesday toward moving oversight of the athletics department from the UK Athletics Association to a committee of trustees. Without any discussion, trustees accepted a first reading of regulations that would put athletics under the supervision of a new committee of the board made up of five trustees and as many as three outside members.


Wed October 26, 2011
The Two-Way

Army Ranger On 14th Deployment Killed In Afghanistan

Originally published on Wed October 26, 2011 9:58 am

Sgt. 1st Class Kristoffer B. Domeij.

U.S. Army Special Operations Command

This young man's death says a lot about how much has been asked of the nation's men and women in uniform and their families since Sept. 11, 2001:

Sgt. 1st Class Kristoffer B. Domeij, 29, was killed on Saturday in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, by an improvised explosive device, according to the U.S. Army Special Operations Command.

"He was on his 14th combat deployment to Afghanistan in support of the War on Terror," the statement adds.

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Wed October 26, 2011
The Two-Way

New Insider Trading Case Reaches Into 'Iconic Corporate America'

The news this morning that "a prominent former Goldman Sachs board member" has surrendered to federal authorities in New York City "to face criminal charges stemming from a massive hedge fund insider trading case" (as the AP writes), takes the federal investigation into new territory, New York Times reporter Azam Ahmed said earlier today on Morning Edition.

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Wed October 26, 2011

3 People Pulled Out Of Turkish Quake Rubble Alive

Originally published on Wed October 26, 2011 12:38 pm

A Turkish men searches through the debris of his collapsed building in Ercis.

Mustafa Ozer AFP/Getty Images

Two teachers and a university student were rescued from ruined buildings in eastern Turkey on Wednesday, three days after a devastating earthquake, but searchers said hopes of finding anyone else alive were rapidly fading.

NTV television said 25-year-old teacher Seniye Erdem was pulled out around the same time that rescue workers also freed another teacher. The woman was thirsty and asked about her husband, who had died, it said

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Wed October 26, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

Kentucky American Water Cancels City Contract

Lexington residents will likely have another bill to keep track of starting next spring. Kentucky American Water informed local government officials this month that its billing contract with the city will not be renewed. The water company handles the calculation and collection of Lexington's sanitary sewer fee, the water quality fee, and the landfill fee, and includes those items on a single customer water bill. The fees generate about $65 million annually. Lexington pays Kentucky American $1.6 million a year for the service, but the company has canceled its contract. 

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Wed October 26, 2011
Environmental Watchdog

Student Protesters Push for Greener UK

Student protesters are lobbying University of Kentucky officials to improving or shuttering the school's two coal boilers. The activists see opportunity in the new administration's push to upgrade campus facilities. 

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Wed October 26, 2011


Wed October 26, 2011
The Two-Way

Violence At 'Occupy Oakland,' Some Protesters Vow To Regroup

"Dozens of police in riot gear and hundreds of protesters supporting the Occupy Wall Street movement engaged in a game of cat-and-mouse in downtown Oakland on Tuesday," The Associated Press writes, "with authorities using tear gas to respond to demonstrators' repeated agitations."

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Wed October 26, 2011

Ex-Goldman Board Member Faces Criminal Charges

Originally published on Wed October 26, 2011 7:49 am



NPR's business news starts with more insider trading charges.


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Wed October 26, 2011
Strange News

Man Who Lost Ageism Suit Says Judge Was Too Old

Manhattan violinist Martin Stoner, 60, sued the nonprofit Young Concert Artists after it barred him from a contest based on age restrictions. When his ageism suit was thrown out, reports the New York Daily News, Stoner moved to have the 88-year-old judge replaced, saying the judge isn't qualified — because he's too old.