8:06am

Wed October 19, 2011

8:04am

Wed October 19, 2011
Business

DeLorean DMC-12 Goes Electric

The Delorean CEO unveiled a prototype of the car over the weekend. It's lighter and stronger. It keeps the steel frame and the gullwing doors. The vehicle goes on sale in 2013 for around $90,000.

7:51am

Wed October 19, 2011
Europe

Workers Discover Love Lingers After 1,500 Years

Originally published on Wed October 19, 2011 1:21 pm

Transcript

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

They died around 1,500 years ago, at the end of the Roman Empire. They were buried inside the walls of a palace in the northern Italian town of Modena. But their love lived on. Workers renovating the palace discovered the couple laying side by side, now just bones, but still holding hands, their arms entwined, her head turned towards his. As one who saw the couple put it, a rare and touching scene. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

7:45am

Wed October 19, 2011
Business and the Economy

More Review of Rupp Options

One Of the 24,000 people who crowded into to Rupp Arena for Big Blue Madness last week was the architect in charge of devising a plan for its long-term future. Gary Bates of Space Group says he got to see first-hand the drawing power of the venue, but he says there's not enough going on outside Rupp before and after the game.

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7:30am

Wed October 19, 2011
The Two-Way

GOP Contenders Hold 'Raucous' Debate In Vegas

Originally published on Wed October 19, 2011 7:47 am

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (left) and Texas Gov. Rick Perry got into a heated exchange about immigration during Tuesday's GOP presidential debate in Las Vegas.

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The reviews are in about last night's CNN Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas and the consensus seems to be that it was a slugfest in Sin City:

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7:14am

Wed October 19, 2011
The Two-Way

Posse Kills, Captures Escaped Animals; Monkey Still Loose

Originally published on Wed October 19, 2011 7:18 pm

A sign warning motorists that exotic animals are on the loose rests on I-70 Wednesday, Oct. 19.

Tony Dejak AP

Armed deputies have found and killed nearly all the animals — including lions, tigers and bears — that escaped from a Zanesville, Ohio, private preserve on Tuesday, the local sheriff told reporters early this afternoon.

Investigators believe the preserve's owner, Terry Thompson, freed the 50-or-so animals and then killed himself. He was found dead at the scene.

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7:00am

Wed October 19, 2011
Three Books...

Devil In The Details: 3 Artful Tales Of Murder

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In 1985, my friend Johnny suffered a tragic loss in a crime that went unsolved until this year. While reporters tell us that justice has finally brought closure, the story endures, and it raises an unsettling question: What compels us toward tales about violence, about murder?

Perhaps the answer lies in the fact that all artful stories humanize us as surely as they humanize their characters. They allow us to transcend crime-scene voyeurism and courtroom media hype, to bear witness to those who survive, after the book is slid back onto the shelf.

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6:49am

Wed October 19, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

First Fireworks Law in Lexington Moving Forward

A strict fireworks ordinance will go before Lexington city council.  The proposal easily cleared the council’s public safety committee Tuesday.  The ordinance is in response to a new state law which legalized many flying fireworks and powerful pyrotechnics.  Council member Kevin Stinnett says this proposal provides more protection to the general public.

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6:00am

Wed October 19, 2011
2 Languages, Many Voices: Latinos In The U.S.

Spanish, English And Spanglish: Facebook Fans React

A sign spells out Se Habla Espanol (Spanish Spoken Here).

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NPR's Morning Edition is exploring bilingual life in the U.S. as the population of Spanish speakers grows. How does the use of English and Spanish affect your life?

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5:48am

Wed October 19, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

Nuisance Ordinance Debated at City Hall

Members of the Urban County Council hear details about a new nuisance ordinance
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A proposed ‘chronic nuisance’ ordinance has received a hearing at Lexington’s city hall.  But,  it’s difficult to say when any action might be taken on the proposal.  Officials with Lexington’s Catholic Action Center worry such a law could impact, if not curtail, their services for needy citizens.  A number of homeless individuals appeared before members of the urban county council’s public safety committee.

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