12:24pm

Fri October 14, 2011
Business

A Twitter Push To Keep Chiquita From Splitting Town

Cincinnati and Charlotte, N.C., are similar in size and culture, and now they are going head to head in an effort to gain the favor of Chiquita. The fruit company is considering moving its Cincinnati headquarters, taking more than 300 jobs with it.

Residents of both cities refuse to sit idly by. They have taken to Twitter to communicate directly with the company's chief executive officer, Fernando Aguirre.

Aguirre spends a lot of time tweeting, from talking about his job to complimenting people to commenting on baseball.

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11:20am

Fri October 14, 2011
Science/Health

Thousands Expected at "Race For The Cure" Activities

Thousands of runners, walkers, and onlookers are expected to turn downtown into a sea of pink tomorrow morning for the annual Race for the Cure Event. Mary Allison Belshoff is the Executive Director of the Lexington affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

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11:17am

Fri October 14, 2011
The Two-Way

Listen Up: Here's How Some Piranhas Bark Before They Bite

A red-bellied piranha. You don't want to hear one.

Joel Saget AFP/Getty Images

We're not recommending you dive in to some South American stream to see if you can hear them do this, but this is just too interesting not to pass along.

National Geographic writes that:

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11:01am

Fri October 14, 2011
Asia

Judge Resigns, Casting Doubt Over Khmer Rouge Trials

Originally published on Tue October 18, 2011 12:05 pm

In this undated photo, a man cleans a skull near a mass grave at the Choeung Ek camp outside Phnom Penh, Cambodia — the best known of the killing fields run by the Khmer Rouge in the middle and late 1970s. Now, Cambodians are skeptical that a U.N.-backed tribunal will be able to deliver justice in the case of four remaining high-level Khmer Rouge officials.

Jeff Widener AP

Long running and frequently delayed, the legal cases against former leaders of the Khmer Rouge are now in danger of being terminated before many of their victims get the justice they've sought.

A German judge resigned this month from the U.N.-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal. The judge, Siegfried Blunk, felt Cambodian officials were obstructing efforts to investigate the crimes of the Khmer Rouge, which is believed to have killed as many as 2 million of its own citizens between 1975 and 1979.

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10:31am

Fri October 14, 2011
Kentucky Arts and Culture

Shelby Co. Native Joins 'Desperate Housewives'

Shelbyville native Ruby Lewis, plays 'Chloe' on Desperate Housewives, airing Sunday night.
ABC

A new face among the Desperate Housewives Sunday night may be familiar to many people around Shelby County. Ruby Lewis, who graduated from Shelby County High School’s class of 2003, will play “Chloe,” her first recurring role on television.

10:26am

Fri October 14, 2011
Statehouse News

Ex-Administrator of Personal Care Home Sentenced

The former administrator of a Letcher County personal care home that was recently shut down by the state pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to a charge that he took thousands of dollars from residents. James F. "Chum" Tackett, who also was a former mayor of Jenkins, agreed to a sentence of two years and two days in prison. He also agreed to repay $113,547 that he admitted taking from residents, according to court documents.

10:26am

Fri October 14, 2011
The Two-Way

If You're So Inclined, Don A Black Turtleneck For 'Steve Jobs Day'

Here's the look, and the website.

stevejobsday2011.com

Most fans of the late co-founder of Apple probably already know, but just in case:

Some folks have declared this to be "Steve Jobs Day," and are encouraging others to "Sport your black turtleneck, jeans, tennis shoes, and glasses and snap a pic!" They're also making it easy to donate money to cancer research in Jobs' memory.

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10:25am

Fri October 14, 2011
The Salt

Scientists Seek A Break In Aquaculture's Fish-Eat-Fish Chain

Fish feed contains fishmeal and fish oil

Kristofor Husted NPR

Aquaculture, one of the fastest growing sectors of agriculture in the U.S., combats the global dilemma of depleting wild fish populations. But a new report from the group Food & Water Watch says factory fish farms risk the health of other, stable species swimming in the sea. One of the biggest problems? The fish food.

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10:21am

Fri October 14, 2011
The Commonwealth

Deadly Stretch of I-64 in Shelby Co. Gets Fixed

A highway construction project in Shelby County to correct a deadly stretch of Interstate 64 is nearing an end. The state determined that excessive water on the road surface was contributing to hydroplaning - which resulted in several wrecks, some fatal.

10:18am

Fri October 14, 2011
Statehouse News

Big Brothers Big Sisters Ex-Office Manager Pleads Guilty

Bendrea Wilson, the former office manager for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass, was sentenced to four years in prison Thursday in federal court in Lexington. Wilson, 33, pleaded guilty in May to a count of bank fraud for cashing more than $435,000 in checks on the organization's account.

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