1:20pm

Wed September 28, 2011
The Two-Way

At Day 2 Of Trial, Promoter Says Michael Jackson Looked Healthy

From The Associated Press:

"Two days before he died, Michael Jackson appeared strong during one of the final rehearsals for his highly anticipated comeback concerts, a promoter told jurors Wednesday as the involuntary manslaughter trial of the pop superstar's physician entered its second day."

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1:19pm

Wed September 28, 2011
Statehouse News

Iraqi Refugee Receives Civilian Court Trial

U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Russell ruled Tuesday that an Iraqi refugee accused of terrorism activities can be tried in a civilian court. Waad Ramadan Alwan, 30, who had been living as a refugee in Bowling Green, is accused of terrorism activities in a 23-count indictment. Alwan’s attorneys argued in a July 19 motion that the rules of the Geneva Convention apply to him and had attempted to get the first two counts of the criminal indictment against him dismissed. Russell denied that motion Tuesday.

1:15pm

Wed September 28, 2011
Business and the Economy

Postal Workers, Retirees Rally Against Proposed Cuts

U.S. Postal Service employees John Groves of Alvaton and Debbie Warder of Horse Cave stand Tuesday at the Warren County Justice Center during the national day of action on behalf of postal workers.
Alex Slitz Bowling Green Daily News

Lee Taylor, a U.S. Postal Service clerk from Beaver Dam, stood Tuesday outside the Warren County Justice Center. She came with two purposes: to make her voice heard and to make others aware of why the Postal Service is vital to the country. Taylor joined several other current Postal Service employees as well as retirees as part of a national day of action on behalf of postal workers.

1:14pm

Wed September 28, 2011
Education

EKU Begins New Diversity Effort

Thirty-five percent of college students from Eastern Kentucky come from backgrounds where there’s little diversity of race, religion, and culture. At a diversity breakfast Wednesday, Eastern Kentucky University President Doug Whitlock asked those students a blunt question. “If you’re not exposed to people who look different from you, have a faith that is different from yours, might have sexual orientation than you do, have different political thought than you do, how are you going to be able to think critically if everybody you meet looks like you, thinks like you and believes like you?”, asked Whitlock.

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1:12pm

Wed September 28, 2011
Environmental Watchdog

Examining Reasons Behind Appalachian Coal Decline

The Associated Press had a story out yesterday about declining Appalachian coal reserves, and whether those are more to blame for cuts in the coal industry than federal regulations. The story starts with Jerry Howard, an eastern Kentucky mine owner who closed his mine two years ago.

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1:09pm

Wed September 28, 2011
Sports

Pre-Madness Madness

Tents have already sprung up outside UK's Memorial Coliseum for the annual Big Blue Madness ticket distribution which doesn't start until Saturday morning.

Dozens of diehard Kentucky Wildcat fans have already taken up temporary residence outside Memorial Coliseum for Big Blue Madness tickets.  Glen Mathis of Northern Kentucky is one of the many perennial campers.  "We've got tents and sleeping bags, a cooler with some drinks, cornhole boards and cornhole bags. We just plan to have a good time", he said.

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1:04pm

Wed September 28, 2011
Education

KSU Sees Slight Dip in Undergraduate Enrollment

Kentucky State University had a slight decline in undergraduate enrollment this fall after implementing a tougher admission policy and ramping up efforts to collect outstanding tuition bills. KSU enrolled 121 fewer undergraduates this fall for a 5 percent drop, according to documents provided by the Council on Postsecondary Education. Undergraduate numbers stayed relatively steady for other Kentucky universities.

1:03pm

Wed September 28, 2011
Statehouse News

Northpoint Prison Scores 100 on Re-Accredidation

Northpoint Training Center received a perfect score during its re-accreditation audit with the American Correctional Association. The 100-percent score is the highest the medium-security prison in Boyle County has ever received.

12:56pm

Wed September 28, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Saw Palmetto No Better Than Sugar Pill For Prostate Problems

Originally published on Wed September 28, 2011 12:59 pm

Field of dreams: saw palmetto thriving in Florida's Osceola National Forest.
Geoff Gallice Flickr

If you're one of the millions of men who takes the supplement saw palmetto for prostate trouble, there's more evidence that it's not worth the money.

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12:56pm

Wed September 28, 2011
The Two-Way

Reebok Agrees To Refund $25M To Those Who Purchased 'Toning Shoes'

Reebok EasyTone shoes.
Reebok

Reebok International Ltd. came to an agreement with the Federal Trade Commission over what the government said were "over-hyped advertising claims" by Reebok that a pair of its specialty shoes could tone leg and butt muscles better than regular shoes.

One TV ad, cited by the FTC, claimed that Reebok's EasyTone shoes tone "your butt up to 28 percent more than regular sneakers, just by walking."

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