Environment
3:20 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Tomorrow: Help Clean Up Floyds Fork

Volunteers will be gathering at Floyds Fork Creek tomorrow to clean up the waterway. This is the 22nd annual Floyds Fork Creek Sweep.

Over the past 22 years, volunteers have removed 120 tons of garbage from Floyds Fork during the annual Creek Sweep. This year, they’ll canvas the waterway in canoes and on foot, working to clean up debris.

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The Two-Way
3:12 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

No Smoking Outside Starbucks Shops Starting Saturday

Don't sit down here and have a smoke with your coffee, Starbucks says.
Mark Memmott NPR

Originally published on Fri May 31, 2013 1:17 pm

Starbucks is moving its smoking ban outdoors.

Starting Saturday, according to signs posted in its more than 7,000 shops across the U.S. and Canada, "the no-smoking policy ... will include outdoor areas."

"Smoking will be restricted within 25 feet of the store and within outdoor seating areas," the notices read.

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Education
1:45 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

As U of L Buyout Deadline Looms, More than 365 Employees Expressed Interest

Credit File photo

The University of Louisville will close its window Friday for eligible staff and faculty to accept a buyout offer that’s expected to save more  than$2.75 million dollars next year.

The final number that will accept what’s being called the Voluntary Separation Incentive Program will not be known until late next week at the earliest, said Sam Connally, U of L’s vice president of human resources.

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Local News
1:40 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Curtis Morrison Admits He Recorded McConnell, Provides Details

Curtis Morrison in May.
Credit Rae Hodge / WFPL News

I suppose we can stop using "allegedly" when we write about this story. Or we would if we wrote about it anymore.

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The Two-Way
12:46 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Video Shows Truck's Cab Crossing Maryland Railroad Tracks, Just Before Train

A still image from a video posted by Eastern Truck and Trailer captures a moment just before a commercial truck's trailer was struck by a freight train Tuesday.
ETT Corp/YouTube

Originally published on Fri May 31, 2013 1:00 pm

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Arts and Humanities
11:43 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Brush Up on Your Classics with WUOL's Summer Listening Program

WUOL's Summer Listening program launches Monday on Classical 90.5. The program, modeled on summer reading programs, presents highlights from the classical music canon for listeners of all ages. Younger listeners will have a chance to respond to the music through poetry, drawing or other ways, but anyone who wants to brush up on the classics can participate.

How it works:

Sign-up online at WUOL.org. You can sign up and participate anytime between June 3 and August 26.

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Local News
10:48 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Byline Today | Ohio River Bridges, JCPS Contracts and Old-Fashioned Cocktails

The Ohio River Bridges Project ramps up, the Old-Fashioned cocktail rises in popularity and a new group is putting focus on the Jefferson County Teachers Association. These stories and more will be discussed today on Byline.

WFPL's Devin Katayama will discuss the new group Kids First, which has launched an advertising campaign against the JCTA as contract negotiations are about to begin.

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The Two-Way
9:37 am
Fri May 31, 2013

All Are OK After Small Plane Crashes Through Apartment Roof

This photo from the Virginia State Police shows the tail of the small plane that crashed into the living room of an apartment in Herndon, Va., early Friday.
AP

Originally published on Fri May 31, 2013 10:39 am

Amazingly, no one was seriously hurt early Friday morning when a small plane with two people aboard crashed through the roof of an apartment building in Herndon, Va., about 30 miles west of Washington, D.C.

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Local News
7:10 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Angel's Envy Bourbon Gets $800,000 in Incentives for Possible Downtown Louisville Distillery

Credit Angel's Envy

The distiller behind Angel’s Envy bourbon has been approved for as much as $800,000 in state incentives to build a distillery in Louisville.

The state incentives will last for as many as 10 years for a distillery that would create 40 new jobs with a payroll of about $1.5 million. The craft bourbon distillery’s owners have plans to invest $10 million in a building and equipment.

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Education
7:08 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Obama Presses Congress On Student Loan Rates

President Obama, with Education Secretary Arne Duncan at his side, calls on Congress on June 21, 2012, to stop interest rates on student loans from doubling. He is going to make that appeal again Friday.
Susan Walsh AP

Originally published on Fri May 31, 2013 11:25 am

President Obama surrounded himself with college students at the White House on Friday and warned that the cost of student loans is about to go up.

Interest rates on government-backed college loans are set to double July 1 — unless Congress agrees on a fix before then. Obama has threatened to veto a House-passed bill that would let the cost of student loans go up and down with the market.

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