12:59pm

Thu September 22, 2011
The Salt

Cantaloupe Illness And Death Toll May Keep Climbing, CDC Says

A label from the Colorado cantaloupe blamed for at least 8 deaths in a listeria outbreak.
FDA

As of Tuesday night, the Centers for Disease Control and prevention reported that 55 people in 14 states have become infected with one of the strains of Listeria monocytogenes tied to cantaloupes grown at Jensen Farms' production fields in Granada, Colo.

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12:58pm

Thu September 22, 2011
Kentucky Arts and Culture

EKU Arts Center Ready for Inaugural Performance

The stage is set for Saturday’s inaugural performance at Eastern Kentucky University’s new Center for the Arts. Executive Director Debra Hoskins says ticket sales for Saturday’s performance by Kentuckian Wynonna Judd have been unbelievable. “The support that the Center has gotten from Madison Countians, from Lexington, from the entire region has just been unbelievable. I am so proud of the people in this area who are supporting this venture and all that they’re doing to make sure that it’s a continued success”, said Hoskins.

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12:56pm

Thu September 22, 2011
The Two-Way

Senators: Justice Department Misleading Americans About Patriot Act

Two U.S. Senators sent a letter to the Justice Department, yesterday, accusing it of misleading the American public about how a section of the Patriot Act is being implemented.

Sens. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Mark Udall (D-CO) take issue with two things agency officials from both the Obama and Bush administrations have said in the past:

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12:53pm

Thu September 22, 2011
Education

AP Students in Kentucky Scoring High

A program aimed at helping more Kentucky high school students succeed in college-level courses is taking credit for dramatic increases in the state's scores this year. The nonprofit Kentucky Science & Technology Corp. said in a news release Thursday that students participating in the AdvanceKentucky initiative accounted for only 22 percent of test-takers this year, but contributed 83 percent of passing scores statewide in Advanced Placement exams. The Kentucky Department of Education last week reported that more than 23,500 state public school students took Advanced Placement examinations in 2011, a 44 percent rise since 2007.

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12:51pm

Thu September 22, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

Former Mayor Mired in Odd Legal Battle

Before he had a stroke in late 2008, Jim Brown was the mayor of Cynthiana and a hands-on businessman who compiled personal and business assets of approximately $115 million, including an ambulance service, a nursing home, a restaurant and a hotel. Now, Brown's well-being and financial affairs are at the mercy of a judge, who this summer ordered him taken from the home he shared with his wife following an employee's allegations that the former mayor was being mistreated, according to court documents.

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12:49pm

Thu September 22, 2011
Business and the Economy

Jobless Rates Down in 110 Counties

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 22, 2011) — Unemployment rates fell in 110 Kentucky counties between August 2010 and August 2011, while eight county rates increased and two counties remained the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. 

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12:44pm

Thu September 22, 2011
Statehouse News

Ribbon Cut on New Trooper Training Center

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 22, 2011) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined Justice Cabinet leaders and KSP officials to offer the first public glimpse of how a former prison is now functioning as a modern training facility for the Kentucky State Police.

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12:43pm

Thu September 22, 2011
Education

Science Teacher Leaves Test Tubes Behind

Boyle County Middle School science teacher Mike Tetirick is leaving three-beam balances, graduated cylinders and thermometers in the last century with landline phones and CD players. 
Instead, his eighth-graders are using state-of-the-art Vernier probes to measure everything from temperature to force to pH levels, and they’re likely the only students in the state to do so, he said.

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12:29pm

Thu September 22, 2011
Europe

'Unauthorized' Book On WikiLeaks' Assange Released

Copies of the book Julian Assange: The Unauthorized Autobiography lined the shelves of a store in central London on Thursday.
Facundo Arrizabalaga AFP/Getty Images

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange found himself on the wrong side of an unauthorized leak of sorts on Thursday when his autobiography was released in Britain without his permission.

British publisher Canongate decided to go ahead and release Julian Assange: The Unauthorized Autobiography because it said Assange received a six-figure advance but then changed his mind and kept the money.

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12:24pm

Thu September 22, 2011
The Two-Way

Arkansas' Missing Moon Rock Turns Up In Boxes Of Clinton's Memorabilia

July 20, 1969: astronaut Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin Jr. on the moon.
Neil Armstrong/NASA AP

That's one small step for historians ...

We'll stop there and just go to the news:

"An archivist sifting through boxes of former President Bill Clinton's papers and memorabilia from his time as Arkansas governor [has] found a missing moon rock given to the state 35 years ago," the Arkansas News Bureau reports.

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