Local News
7:00 am
Sun September 8, 2013

Rick Pitino to Join Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame on Sunday

Rick Pitino
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University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame today.

Pitino, who guided the Cardinals to a national title in April, is part of a seven member class that includes retired NBA players Bernard King and Gary Payton and former coaches Guy Lewis and Jerry Tarkanian.

The group will be inducted this  afternoon in Springfield, Massachusetts.

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The Two-Way
5:31 pm
Sat September 7, 2013

Tokyo Will Host The 2020 Summer Olympics, Beating Out Istanbul

Tokyo will host the 2020 Summer Games, IOC officials said Saturday. In Tokyo, five-time Paralympian Wakako Tsuchida, left, and former Olympic athletes Hiromi Miyake, center, and Yoshiyuki Miyake cheer the news.
Atsushi Tomura Getty Images

Originally published on Sat September 7, 2013 5:51 pm

It will be Tokyo, not Istanbul or Madrid, who hosts the 2020 Summer Olympics, the International Olympic Committee and its president, Jacques Rogge, announced in Buenos Aires Saturday. Rival city Madrid was eliminated in the first round of voting. We have updated this post with the latest news.

Update at 4:55 p.m. ET: Voting Tally Detailed

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Local News
4:00 pm
Sat September 7, 2013

College Football: Cards Beat EKU; Kentucky Notches First Win; WKU Falls to Vols

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Teddy Bridgewater threw four touchdown passes and John Wallace added three field goals as the number eight Louisville Cardinals defeated Eastern Kentucky 44-7 today at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.

U of L improves to 2-0 on the season heading into next week’s showdown with the University of Kentucky in Lexington.

The Wildcats (1-1) captured their first victory for new head coach Mark Stoops, defeating Miami (Ohio) 41-7 at Commonwealth Stadium.

The Cards and Cats will square off next Saturday at noon.

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The Two-Way
6:40 am
Sat September 7, 2013

Deep In The Pacific, Scientists Discover Biggest Volcano On Earth

Tamu Massif 3D map
William Sager University of Houston

Originally published on Tue November 12, 2013 1:10 pm

The world's largest volcano has until now been lurking undiscovered in the depths of the Pacific Ocean, according to a team of scientists who identified the massive object and reported their findings in the latest issue of Nature Geoscience.

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It's All Politics
6:39 am
Sat September 7, 2013

Opponents of Syria Strikes Gain Edge In Lobbying Fight

President Obama answers a question regarding the situation in Syria during his news conference at the G-20 Summit in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Friday.
Pablo Martinez Monsivais AP

Originally published on Sat September 7, 2013 6:35 am

The interest groups opposed to U.S. military strikes against Syria had a very good week. That made it a very bad week for President Obama and those who support his plans.

Anna Galland, executive director of the liberal MoveOn.org — which opposes military action in Syria — said that by midweek, her group's members reported making 10,000 calls to Congress, contributing to an avalanche of calls from citizens opposed to military strikes.

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Local News
4:52 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

College Football: Cards Host EKU; UK Seeks First Win For Stoops

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The Louisville Cardinals return to college football action Saturday at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, where they will host Eastern Kentucky.    The Cards are ranked eighth in the country this week in the AP and USA Today/coaches polls. 

Coach Charlie Strong recorded his first Louisville victory against the Colonels in 2010.   

Both teams won their opening games this season.  Strong says he is pleased with his team’s 49-7 victory over Ohio.

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Local News
4:25 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Byline | Bridge Tolls; Richie Farmer Plea; Officer Ellis 3 Months Later; Lee Hamilton on Syria

Here's the rundown for today's episode of Byline (full audio link below):

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Arts and Humanities
3:33 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

REVIEW | 'Noises Off' Opens Actors' 50th Season with Laughs

Jeremy Lawrence playing Selsdon Mowbray playing a burglar in Actors Theatre's production of "Noises Off."
Credit Bill Brymer / Actors Theatre of Louisville

Actors Theatre of Louisville launched its 50th anniversary season last night with a rowdy champagne cork pop. Opening night of Michael Frayn’s crowd-pleasing backstage comedy “Noises Off” truly felt like a celebration of all that is fun about live theater.

With gently bawdy wit and some impressive feats of physical comedy, the play offers an insider’s laugh at the theater world, but its broad humor and endearing characters also make the show accessible to a general audience.  “Noises Off” runs in the Pamela Brown Auditorium through September 22.

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Education
3:11 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Kentucky 's Interim Joint Education Committee Hears Charter Schools Issue

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A Kentucky legislative panel will hear testimony from charter school advocates next Monday ahead of next year’s legislative session.

The request came from the recently created Kentucky Charter Schools Association and its chairman, Hal Heiner, who says for the past three years charter school legislation has been rejected by the state legislature.

Specifically, Heiner takes aim at House Democrats on the education committee who have refused to give charter schools a fair hearing.

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