11:03am

Mon August 15, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Coconut Water To The Rescue? Parsing The Medical Claims

Coconut water may not be the ideal replacement fluid if you're dehydrated.
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Hydration is something we're inclined to worry about in the summertime, when we sweat more and can be at risk of heat exhaustion if we don't get enough fluids. And while most doctors say water is the ideal fluid for rehydrating, coconut water, the latest faddish recovery drink, is being heavily marketed as "more hydrating" than H20.

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10:50am

Mon August 15, 2011
Business and the Economy

Time Warner Buys Insight

National cable giant Time Warner Cable is purchasing Lexington cable operator Insight Communications in a $3 billion deal announced Monday.

 

10:46am

Mon August 15, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

Teen Becomes Youngest KY Pilot

Charlie Morris always knew he would fly an airplane some day.His father and grandfather both did it, and the 14-year-old freshman at North Hardin High School often rode in a small plane with his father.

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10:45am

Mon August 15, 2011
The Two-Way

Motorola Acquisition Would Throw Google Into The Thick Of Mobile Hardware

Google announced this morning that it was acquiring Motorola Mobility Holdings for $40 a share in cash or $12.5 billion. It is the largest acquisition for Google and it throws Google firmly into the mobile business.

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10:42am

Mon August 15, 2011
All Politics are Local

More KY Communities Talk Merger

Call it the urge to merge. Thanks to a 2006 law and perhaps the distressed economy, public discussion about the unification of city and county governments is under way in more Kentucky communities now than ever before.

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10:32am

Mon August 15, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

Lex. Drivers Navigate Intersection

The shutdown of Lexington's Harrodsburg Road at New Circle Road ended a day early, with the road reopened to traffic Sunday morning. The road had been expected to remain closed until 5 a.m. Monday for work on the new double-crossover diamond interchange, but traffic was flowing again by about 10 a.m. Sunday, highway officials said.

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10:24am

Mon August 15, 2011
Politics

Summertime Politics: Bring Out The Flip-Flops

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Flip-flops are good. Flip-flops are bad. It's summertime and everybody is talking about flip-flops. Political flip-flops, that is.

As the dust settles from the recent Republican debate and straw poll in Iowa, flip-flops keep cropping up like spent corncobs. In the debate, Newt Gingrich "was asked about his position on military action against Libya," the St. Petersburg Times reported. "We explored whether he flip-flopped and rated it Full Flop."

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9:10am

Mon August 15, 2011
The Two-Way

Warren Buffett: Please, Raise My Taxes

Warren Buffett.
Seth Wenig AP

In an editorial in The New York Times, Warren Buffett, the so called "Oracle of Omaha" and one of the richest men in the world, has a message for Congress: Leave 99.7 percent of Americans alone and raise taxes on those who make more than $1 million and raise them even more for those who make more than $10 million — like him.

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