12:00pm

Fri October 7, 2011
World

Women's Rights Pioneers Win Nobel Peace Prize

The 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winners were named Friday: Yemeni activist Tawakkul Karman, Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Liberian activist and author Leymah Gbowee. Michel Martin discusses the winners and meaning of the prize with Kristian Berg Harpviken, who follows the Nobel Committee's process closely and directs the Peace Research Institute in Oslo.

12:00pm

Fri October 7, 2011
News

For Obama, Good News From New Jobs Report

The economy added 103,000 jobs last month, but the unemployment rate stayed at 9.1 percent. That's according to Friday's report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Friday also marks the 10-year anniversary of the war in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, Sarah Palin and Chris Christie recently announced they'd sit out of the GOP presidential race. Michel Martin talks politics with Cynthia Tucker, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, and Mindy Finn, former advisor for Mitt Romney's 2008 presidential campaign.

11:23am

Fri October 7, 2011
Sports

Keeneland Kicks Off 75th Celebration

Keeneland Race Course

Thousands of race fans are brushing up on their handicapping and flipping through the Daily Racing Form for an October tradition in Lexington: the fall meet at Keeneland. Nine graded stakes races are slated for this weekend, including the Grade 1 Shadwell Turf Mile and the Dixiana Breeder's Futurity. 

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11:20am

Fri October 7, 2011
The Two-Way

Ten Years Ago Today, President Bush Announced Strikes On Afghanistan

Originally published on Fri October 7, 2011 11:25 am

Oct. 7, 2001: President George W. Bush poses for a photo in the Treaty Room of the White House after announcing airstrikes on on Afghanistan.

Hillery Smith Garrison AP

At 1 p.m. ET on Oct. 7, 2001, President George W. Bush announced to the nation that "on my orders, the United States military has begun strikes against al-Qaida terrorist training camps and military installations of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan."

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10:39am

Fri October 7, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

Teen Soccer Player Remembered

Thursday was the one-year anniversary of Cameron Batson's death. The 18-year-old, 2010 graduate of Scott High School died of sudden cardiac arrest during a pickup soccer game at his alma mater. He was remembered Thursday with a candlelight vigil between the school's junior varsity and varsity soccer matches against Highlands High School. "It's rough without him," said his mother, Laura Batson. "Dave (her husband) and I are just holding on." But actually, they're doing more than just holding on. They are working hard to turn the death of their son into life for someone else.

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10:27am

Fri October 7, 2011
Education

Former School Treasurer Charged With Theft

The former treasurer of Beechwood High School Athletic Boosters was indicted Thursday in Kenton County on a charge she stole from the nonprofit group. Shelli Slusher, 44, is charged with theft by deception of more than $10,000, a felony punishable by five years to 10 years in prison. Court records didn't indicate how much money is unaccounted for but the alleged theft occurred from January 2005 to June 2010.

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10:24am

Fri October 7, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

Fort Knox Increases Accessibility

The local U.S. Army post is expected to become more easily accessible to users and more welcoming to visitors. Garrison Commander Col. Bruce Jenkins said he and other officials want to make sure more residents have the ability to enjoy Fort Knox facilities. “At the same time, I understand that it’s pretty painful right now to get in,” he said. Jenkins said officials want to ease that issue with a new check-in system.

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10:21am

Fri October 7, 2011
Sports

Hated Dukie Returns to Rupp

If boos rain down on him in Rupp Arena later this month, former Duke All-American Christian Laettner will not ask for an umbrella. He's more likely to look upward, stretch out his arms and welcome the drenching. "I miss that," Laettner said Thursday of his role as villain in an upcoming charity game. "I'm 42. I'm getting that less and less. When you retire from the NBA, you don't get the yelling and booing as much."

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