Mon September 26, 2011
It's All Politics

Flashback: Herman Cain's 1994 Bill Clinton Debate On Health Care

Originally published on Mon October 3, 2011 11:34 am

Herman Cain, who won the Florida Republican presidential straw poll over the weekend, is no newbie when it comes to showing up career politicians. Texas Gov. Rick Perry was just the latest one to be Hermanized by the former Godfather's pizza company executive.

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Mon September 26, 2011
The Two-Way

Two Tibetan Monks Set Themselves On Fire In China

Originally published on Mon September 26, 2011 2:20 pm

Exile Tibetan monks hold a candle light vigil in Dharmsala, India, as they react to news reports of self-immolation by two Tibetan monks at the Kirti Monastery in Sichuan province's Aba prefectuture, China.
Ashwini Bhatia AP

Right after they waved the banned Tibetan flag and said "long live the Dalai Lama," two Tibetan monks set themselves on fire to protest the Chinese government's strict control of their religion.

The Free Tibet Campaign says that over the past six months, four monks have chosen self-immolation in Tibet.

"This shows not only the level of suffering and desperation of Tibetans but also the extreme actions they are willing to take to draw the world's attention to the situation in Tibet," they write.

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Mon September 26, 2011
Statehouse News

Man Deported Six Times Sent to Prison

Raul Estrada-Chavez

An undocumented citizen living in Shelbyville has been sentenced to 38 months in federal prison for entering the United States illegally for the seventh time. U.S. District Judge Danny C. Reeves handed down the sentence to Raul Estrada-Chavez, 32, for illegal re-entry after deportation. On March 2, Estrada-Chavez was arrested by Kentucky State Police Trooper Trevor Harris for various traffic violations, including no operator’s license.


Mon September 26, 2011

From Progress To Problem: China's High-Speed Trains

Originally published on Mon September 26, 2011 8:17 pm

Workers clear the wreckage of a July 23 high-speed-train collision in Wenzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang province. The crash killed 40 people and raised questions about the safety of the country's high-speed-rail network, which the Chinese government has held up as an example of its technological prowess and with which it had hoped to attract overseas buyers.
STR AFP/Getty Images

China's high-speed trains were supposed to be a gleaming testament to the country's progress and modernity. Instead, a recent crash that killed 40 people has come to symbolize much that's wrong with China's warp-speed development. In particular, a "Great Leap Forward" mentality toward development is clashing with questions of safety.

The notion that fatal accidents are the price of progress seems to have trickled down to some of the passengers on a recent high-speed train journey between Beijing and Nanjing, many of whom characterized the accident as "normal."

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Mon September 26, 2011
The Commonwealth

Search for Seven-Year-Old Continues

The search for Randall Chesser will continue and expand despite inclement weather

The Kentucky State Police are expanding the search for 7-year-old Randall Leon Chesser. In spite of inclement weather, the field search will continue as 60 cadets from the Kentucky State Police Training Academy will join in the effort. KSP is looking to expand the geographical area of the search and have reached out to the military for additional air support that will be provided once the weather breaks.


Mon September 26, 2011
The Two-Way

Despite Arrests, Wall Street Protesters Vow To Continue

A demonstrator holds up a sign in front of the New York Stock Exchange in New York City. Hundreds of activists affiliated with the "Occupy Wall Street" demonstrations have begun living in a park in the Financial District near Wall Street.
Spencer Platt Getty Images

For more than a week, a group of protesters have been encamped at New York City's Zuccotti Park. They're part of a protest they've termed "Occupy Wall Street." While the group was intent on making a point about what they say is Wall Street's "greed and corruption," much of the media focus has been about the scattered nature of the movement.

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Mon September 26, 2011

Air Medical Services Save Precious Minutes

Charlie Edlin of Jeffersonville, a former Army Blackhawk helicopter pilot and now a pilot with Air Evac Lifeteam, prepares for takeoff Sept. 19 at the Bowling Green base on U.S. 31-W By-Pass. Air Evac Lifeteam has 104 bases spanning 15 states.
Alex Slitz Bowling Green Daily News

Amanda Havens credits Air Evac Lifeteam with saving her daughter’s life after a car crash in Butler County on June 8 that killed two people and injured Havens’ daughter, Caysi, 4, and two other children. Air Evac is the largest independently owned air medical service in the country with 104 bases in 15 states, including a base in front of The Medical Center in Bowling Green. Unlike larger cities, where some hospitals provide their own air ambulance transportation system, the membership-supported Air Evac Lifeteam provides helicopter transport to smaller communities in the states it serves.


Mon September 26, 2011
The Two-Way

GOP Students' Race-Based Bake Sale Sparks Controversy At Berkeley

Row of brightly-colored cupcakes.

Republican students at the University of California, Berkeley, say they're being satirical. The school's student senate says they're being discriminatory and others on campus say they're being offensive.

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Mon September 26, 2011

Homework Club Helps Students Succeed

Trailblazer volunteer Dianna Reed helps Colyn Young, left, and Grace Powe with their homework during the Hannah McClure Homework Club. The club meets every Wednesday afternoon after school
Bob Flynn Winchester Sun

For most kids, having to stay after school to study is not a good thing. But for the students in Winchester's Hannah McClure Elementary School Homework Club, staying after school and studying is actually something they enjoy and look forward to. The Homework Club, which began last spring and is voluntary, meets every Wednesday after school, and community volunteers and teachers are there to help the third-fifth grade students with their homework, or to hone their math or reading skills.


Mon September 26, 2011
Music Reviews

Wilco's New Album: Love The 'Whole' Thing

Wilco, from left: Mikael Jorgensen, Glenn Kotche, Patrick Sansone, Jeff Tweedy, John Stirratt, Nels Cline.
Zoran Orlic

Usually, the whispers start after rock groups have been around for a while, as die-hard fans begin to worry about their beloved band getting stale. Despite its incredibly long run, Wilco has escaped that fate, and managed to stay fresh since 1994. It just released its eighth studio album in 17 years, and the first issued on Wilco's own dBpm Records label. The Whole Love represents a new peak for the critically acclaimed sextet.

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