The Two-Way
6:48 am
Sat October 5, 2013

Google Vs. Facebook: A Map Of Global Conquest

Google is red; Facebook blue.
Mark Graham/Stefano De Sabbata Internet Geographies at the Oxford Internet Institute

Originally published on Fri October 4, 2013 6:14 pm

The U.K.'s Oxford Internet Institute has put together an interesting illustration of the most popular websites around the world. Not surprising, Google and Facebook dominate the globe.

We're not quite sure what the data mean, if anything, but you can be the judge.

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All Tech Considered
6:48 am
Sat October 5, 2013

New E-Book Lending Service Aims To Be Netflix For Books

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Originally published on Fri October 4, 2013 5:24 pm

Movie lovers have Netflix, music lovers have Spotify — and book lovers (whether they read literary fiction or best-selling potboilers) now have Scribd. The document sharing website has been around since 2007, but this week it launched a subscription service for e-book lending.

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Local News
5:01 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

College Football: Cards Visit Temple; UK at South Carolina; IU Hosts Penn State

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In college football, the Louisville Cardinals return to action after a week off.  Number seven U of L opens conference play against the Temple Owls in Philadelphia Saturday,  with kickoff set for noon.

The Kentucky Wildcats are trying to get back on the winning track after two straight losses, but they’ll have their work cut out for them tomorrow night at South Carolina.

South Carolina is 3-1 on the season.   Coach Steve Spurrier’s team is ranked 12th in this week’s coaches’ poll.   UK is 1-2 and coming off losses to Louisville and Florida.

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Local News
4:49 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Pitino Not 'Bent Out of Shape' Over Boston Radio Show Insult

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Rick Howlett

The defending national champion Louisville Cardinals men’s basketball team will hold the first of three public scrimmages this weekend. 

Coach Rick Pitino says guard Kevin Ware has been cleared to begin full physical workouts.  Ware broke his leg during this year’s NCAA regional final against Duke.    The Red-White scrimmages will be held the next three Saturdays at the KFC Yum Center.

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Arts and Humanities
3:37 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

'Come As You Are': Stage One's First Sensory-Friendly Performance

Winnie the Pooh (John Vessels), Christopher Robin (Miller Kraps) and Piglet (Carman Napier) in Stage One Family Theatre's "The House at Pooh Corner."
Credit Hannah Wemitt / Stage One Family Theatre

A.A. Milne’s “The House at Pooh Corner” boasts one of the most beloved cast of characters in children’s literature – good-hearted Winnie the Pooh and his chum Christopher Robin, and all of their pals, like wise Owl, mopey Eeyore and timid Piglet. In the stage adaptation, now running at Stage One Family Theatre, most kids are delighted when bouncy Tigger makes his boisterous first entrance. But those kinds of loud surprises can be jarring for a child with autism or other sensory sensitivities.

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Local News
3:23 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice: Courthouse Employees are Underpaid

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Kentucky court employees earn less money than state workers who do similar jobs in other branches of government—and state Supreme Court Chief Justice John Minton wants the General Assembly to do something about it.

The state's court system ability to attract and keep employees is hurt by the lower wages, Minton said in his annual State of the Judiciary address, this year given in Hopkinsville. Often, the Kentucky circuit, civil and other courts will hire and train employees only to have them leave for better paying jobs in other state entities or at private businesses.

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Politics
3:04 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Kentucky Farmer Demands Congressman Andy Barr Back ‘Clean’ Bill to End Shutdown

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A Kentucky farmer is calling on Republican Congressman Andy Barr to support a "clean" spending bill to end the government shutdown.

The demand comes as agriculture issues such as the farm bill are being put on hold and farming advocates wonder how long federal resources and services will be pulled.

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The Two-Way
2:30 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Officials Detail Shutdown's Chilling Effect On National Security

National Intelligence Director James Clapper waits for a hearing of the Senate Judiciary on Wednesday.
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Originally published on Fri October 4, 2013 5:42 pm

James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, told Congress this week that the partial federal government shutdown has forced the furlough of some 70 percent of employees throughout the intelligence community.

"I've never seen anything like this," said Clapper, a 50-year veteran of intelligence work.

So what impact is all this having on the spy world?

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Local News
1:17 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Fewer Kentucky Students Abusing Drugs, but Marijuana And Meth Declines Are Less Sharp

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Drug use is declining among Kentucky students, but marijuana and methamphetamine usage isn't declining as much as prescription pills and other abused drugs, a new study says.

The 2012 Kentucky Incentives for Prevention (KIP) School Survey shows multi-year declines in the following areas surveyed: alcohol, tobacco, inhalants, cocaine, prescription drug, speed, tranquilizers, ecstasy, gambling.

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Politics
12:39 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Congressman Ed Whitfield Bypassing Fundraiser Amid Government Shutdown

U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield, R-Ky.,

Kentucky First District Congressman is skipping a scheduled fundraiser this weekend, joining other lawmakers who are hurrying to cancel campaign events amid the government shutdown.

On Wednesday, a spokesman for the Republican lawmaker indicated to The Lexington Herald-Leader the congressman was attending a pricey event in Arizona despite furloughing staff.

From H-L:

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