1:02pm

Mon October 3, 2011
All Politics are Local

Louisville Tea Party Endorses P'Pool for Attorney General

The Louisville Tea Party endorsed Republican Todd P’Pool for Kentucky attorney general Monday over Democratic incumbent Jack Conway.

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1:00pm

Mon October 3, 2011
The Commonwealth

Bowling Green Officer has Eye for Seat Belts

Officer Ben Carroll of Bowling Green with the Bowling Green Police Department radios dispatch Friday after stopping a motorist on Veterans Memorial Lane for not wearing a seat belt.
Alex Slitz Bowling Green Daily News

Just minutes into his shift Friday afternoon, Bowling Green Police Department Officer Ben Carroll has stopped a car because the driver isn’t wearing a seat belt. From July 1, 2010, to June 15, Carroll wrote 229 citations to drivers who were not wearing seat belts. The second highest number of seat belt citations issued by a BGPD officer was 27 for the same time period.

12:58pm

Mon October 3, 2011
Education

UK Photojournalism Workshop in Breathitt Co.

You may notice an abundance of cameras in Breathitt County next week. Don't worry; it's not paparazzi looking for their next celebrity cover shot.  About 20 students from the University of Kentucky will be participating in a four-day documentary photography workshop. They'll be be turning their lenses on local residents and businesses to tell their stories through pictures and hopefully learn something along the way.

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12:54pm

Mon October 3, 2011
The Salt

Cheap Marketing Techniques Help Kids Choose More Fruit

If you want kids to eat it, make it pretty.

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Kids will choose to take a step towards healthier eating by choosing fresh fruit — if you give them a little nudge.

Researchers at Cornell's Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition Programs went into three school cafeterias that had been keeping their fruit in stainless-steel bins behind sneeze guards in the lunch line where kids could barely see it. And they did some strategic rearranging. They moved the fruit into colorful bowls or attractive baskets, and placed them near the cash register.

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12:34pm

Mon October 3, 2011
The Two-Way

GM, Chrysler Posted Sharp Sales Gains In September; Ford's Rose Too

"General Motors Co. and Chrysler Group LLC posted double-digit sales increases in September, defying the prevailing malaise in the economy," The Detroit News reports. "GM reported U.S. sales of 207,145 vehicles last month, a 20 percent increase over September 2010. Chrysler's domestic sales were up 27 percent."

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12:00pm

Mon October 3, 2011
Law

SCOTUS Cases Could Affect Presidential Race

The U.S. Supreme Court opens its 2011-2012 session Monday, in what could prove to be one of the most notable terms in years. The court is expected to hear cases about immigration, Medicaid and President Obama's landmark health care law. Michel Martin discusses the cases with George Washington University Law Professor Paul Butler and Eva Rodriguez, a Washington Post editorial writer who specializes in legal affairs.

11:39am

Mon October 3, 2011
It's All Politics

S. Carolina To Hold Primary Jan. 21

Originally published on Fri October 7, 2011 6:36 pm

South Carolina will hold its Republican presidential primary Jan. 21, moving the date forward to stay ahead of Florida.

Iowa, New Hampshire and Nevada are all expected to now move their caucuses and primaries up as well to maintain their traditional early spots in the presidential-nominee selection process calendar.

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11:16am

Mon October 3, 2011
Religion

A Leading Figure In The New Apostolic Reformation

Originally published on Mon October 3, 2011 2:12 pm

C. Peter Wagner, pictured with his wife, Doris, is one of the leaders of the New Apostolic Reformation.

Courtesy of C. Peter Wagner

A new charismatic Christian movement that seeks to take dominion over politics, business and culture in preparation for the end times and Jesus' return is becoming more of a presence in American politics. The leaders are considered apostles and prophets, gifted by God for this role. Several apostles affiliated with the movement helped organize or spoke at Rick Perry's August prayer rally, The Response.

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10:52am

Mon October 3, 2011
The Salt

Today's King Corn Can Thank A Jumping Gene

Scientists unlock another piece of the puzzle about the evolution of corn.

Luis Acosta AFP/Getty Images

Ever wonder where your food came from? No, I mean where it really came from — as in, where did humans first find the plants that we now depend on for survival, like potatoes or wheat or corn, and what made those plants such generous providers of food, anyway?

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10:40am

Mon October 3, 2011
The Two-Way

Manufacturing Grew In September, Construction Gained In August

Originally published on Mon October 3, 2011 10:43 am

Neither reports signals a sharp turnaround for the sluggish economy, but:

-- The manufacturing sector "expanded in September for the 26th consecutive month," the Institute for Supply Management says. An index it calculates that measures such things as orders, production and employment stood at 51.6 in September vs. 50.6 in August. A reading above 50 is supposed to signal an expanding factory sector. The index has been at 50 or above for those 26 months.

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