7:40am

Mon June 13, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

For Profit College Debate

Complaints about for-profit colleges in Kentucky continue to raise eyebrows in Frankfort.   But, the schools also have many legislative defenders. Currently there are 141 for-profit colleges in Kentucky, which are seeing significant growth.  National enrollment in proprietary colleges is nearing two million students, compared to a half-million in 1998.  The schools cater mostly to students seeking employment skills.

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7:39am

Mon June 13, 2011
Monkey See

'The Book Of Mormon' And 'War Horse' Clean Up At The Tony Awards

If Sunday night's Tony Awards are any indication, Broadway loves its Mormons, its Larry Kramer plays, and its really big horse puppets.

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7:38am

Mon June 13, 2011
Sports

Jason Terry's 'Ink' May Have Helped Mavericks Win

Dallas Mavericks guard Jason Terry had no choice but to win the NBA title. Before the season started, he had himself tattooed with an image of the championship trophy. After the Mavericks won the championship Sunday, he said, "When you do something crazy like that, you have to back it up."

7:36am

Mon June 13, 2011

7:31am

Mon June 13, 2011
Opinion

Weekly Standard: The Kajillion Dollar Candidate

John McCormack is a staff writer at The Weekly Standard.

Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell's "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" serenades long-shot Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain as he makes his way to the stage in the Turf Valley Resort's ballroom. He offers perfunctory thanks to the cheering crowd, but the 300 Howard County, Maryland, Republicans continue to applaud, and applaud, and applaud. "Awwww shucky ducky!"says Cain. "That's an old saying from back down home, folks. You all just don't know how welcome you make me feel."

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7:28am

Mon June 13, 2011
Strange News

Comedian Wants Others To Get 'Cone-Ing'

A recent Internet fad called planking has people posting photos of themselves lying face down in unusual places. Now an Australian comedian has started "cone-ing." Alki Stevens has videotaped himself ordering ice cream cones at drive-thru windows. Instead of grabbing the cone, he grabs the top of the treat.

7:17am

Mon June 13, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

New Means for Assessing Teachers

Raising student achievement through new teaching methods is one of Kentucky's ongoing goals.  It’s been on the minds of education activists with the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence. Sarah Buhayar is the program manager of the Measures of Effective Teaching, which sponsored by the Gates Foundation.  Buhayar, who's been working with the Prichard Committee, says much of their research focuses on student evaluation of teachers.

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7:00am

Mon June 13, 2011
You Must Read This

For Students Of 'Freddie' Drama On Stage And Off

At Freddie's Promo Image

Penelope Fitzgerald's nine novels are thin enough that if you were so inclined, you could take her entire literary output down from the shelf with a single stretched hand. You'd be holding an eclectic bunch. There's the murder mystery set in a museum of ancient artifacts. There's the one about an 18th century German poet and his love for a not-very-bright-15-year-old. And then there's the one I find myself going back to again and again, the one that taught me that it's possible to get sadness and humor into the same book and even the same sentence: At Freddie's.

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4:00am

Mon June 13, 2011
World

'Gay Girl ln Damascus' Is American Man In Scotland

It's been revealed that a widely-read Syrian blog, "Gay Girl In Damascus" was in fact written by an American male grad student living in Scotland. The blogger's accounts were watched even more closely in recent months as the Syrian government cracked down on the popular uprising that's spread throughout the country.

4:00am

Mon June 13, 2011
Economy

Kansas Gov. Brownback Defunds State Arts Agency

The state of Kansas just did away with its arts agency, the first state in the country to do so. The arts community is up in arms about this, but there are some good arguments for government getting out of arts funding. Other states are heading in the same direction as Kansas.

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