Shots - Health News
6:55 am
Mon April 21, 2014

For The Children's Sake, Put Down That Smartphone

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Originally published on Mon April 21, 2014 8:48 am

It's not just kids who are overdoing screen time. Parents are often just as guilty of spending too much time checking smartphones and e-mail — and the consequences for their children can be troubling.

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Local News
6:15 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Indiana Lawmaker's Ethics Hearing Scheduled for This Week

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The Indiana House Ethics Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing this week to determine whether a powerful House Republican violated ethics rules by lobbying against a measure that would have cost him and others millions of dollars in potential profits.     

Some fellow lawmakers say House Speaker Pro Tem Eric Turner privately lobbied against a proposed ban on the construction of new nursing homes during the final hours of the 2014 session.    The measure was defeated.

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The Two-Way
12:17 pm
Sun April 20, 2014

'Hurricane' Carter Dies; Boxer Was Wrongfully Convicted Of Murder

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Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the former boxer who spent years wrongfully incarcerated for murder, has died at age 76. his life inspired a Bob Dylan protest song and the film Hurricane, starring Denzel Washington.
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Originally published on Sun April 20, 2014 2:24 pm

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the former boxing champion whose conviction for a triple murder was overturned after he served nearly 20 years in prison, has died of prostate cancer. Carter, whose story inspired a Bob Dylan song and a Denzel Washington film, was 76.

Carter was a contender for the middleweight boxing crown in the 1960s, but his life and career were derailed when he and another man were convicted of three murders that took place at a bar in Paterson, N.J., in 1966.

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Local News
9:00 am
Sun April 20, 2014

Louis Brandeis' Boyhood Home Up For Auction

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The Louisville boyhood home of the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis  will be put up for auction this week.

The historic home at 310 East Broadway, was built in 1864 and the property has been expanded over the years.

It currently houses  doctors’ offices and labs.       

Bill Menish with SVN Auction Services says the sale will be held Thursday at the site.

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Shots - Health News
7:53 am
Sun April 20, 2014

Mental And Physical Toll Of Bullying Persists For Decades

The longitudinal British study checked in with 8,000 families across 40 years to trace the trajectory of a bullied child.
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Originally published on Sat April 19, 2014 6:56 pm

What doesn't kill us only makes us stronger, right? Well, not when it comes to bullying.

Some may still consider bullying a harmless part of growing up, but mounting evidence suggests that the adverse effects of being bullied aren't something kids can just shake off. The psychological and physical tolls, like anxiety and depression, can follow a person into early adulthood.

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The Changing Lives Of Women
7:53 am
Sun April 20, 2014

Advice From Women About Negotiating For A Raise: Just Ask

Many of the women who told us their stories said they didn't negotiate terms for their first job offers because they didn't know they could.
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Originally published on Sun April 20, 2014 5:12 am

Twice Juno Schaser asked for a raise. Twice she was turned down, she says. If her group of female friends is any indication, it's a common experience.

" 'At least they'll respect you for trying,' " a friend told Schaser, a 23-year-old museum publicist.

"I think I'd feel more respected if I was paid at the same level as my male co-workers," Schaser says.

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Politics
7:00 am
Sun April 20, 2014

Losers, Winners and Lost Causes of the Kentucky General Assembly's 2014 Session

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By law, the only piece of legislation that the 2014  Kentucky General Assembly had to pass was a two-year state budget.

All else, as Will Rogers put it, is applesauce.

And with a session that began with a bang and ended with a whimper, it's what happened in between that House Speaker Greg Stumbo says lawmakers should be "proud" of.

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Education
7:32 am
Sat April 19, 2014

Changes May Be Coming To JCPS Student Code of Conduct

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After a series of meetings spanning nearly three months, a Jefferson County Public Schools committee tasked with reworking the district's code of student conduct is ready to present its revisions to the Board of Education for approval.

Composed of school administrators, teachers, parents and a student, the committee was assembled to refine the code of conduct in a way that would decrease suspension rates—keeping students in class while maintaining a safe school environment.

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Local News
4:39 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Byline | Kentucky Legislative Wrap-Up; Hammond Murder Trial; Matt Taibbi on Justice

Here are the stories we discussed today on Byline (full audio below):

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Arts and Humanities
2:51 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Free Books and Free Will: Shakespeare and World Book Night Celebrated at Carmichael's

Maria Semple's comedy "Where'd You Go, Bernadette" skewers the Seattle tech industry, contemporary architecture, West Coast boho affluence and the peculiar burdens of being a genius. It's a World Book Night pick for 2014.

William Shakespeare turns 450 years old on Wednesday, April 23. That's also World Book Night, a national program that sends volunteer book evangelists out into their communities with copies of bestsellers and classics to give away for free.  

In Louisville, Carmichael's Bookstore on Frankfort Avenue is a designated spot for local volunteers to pick up the books they will give away (more than 100 volunteers have signed up in Jefferson County).

“The purpose of World Book Night is to recruit reluctant readers, people who don’t traditionally read, and give them a free book and encourage them to do so," says Carmichael's bookseller John Beechem. "Hopefully, we’ll get some of them into our store someday.”

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