Local News
6:27 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Louisville Cardinals' Kevin Ware has Successful Surgery on Injured Leg

Kevin Ware
Credit gocards.com

Louisville Cardinals guard Kevin Ware had successful surgery late Sunday on his right leg broken during an Elite Eight game and is expected to remain in Indianapolis' Methodist Hospital until at least Tuesday, the university said.

He's hopeful to return to Louisville mid-week and join the team for next weekend's Final Four in Atlanta, the university added. 

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Local News
9:30 pm
Sun March 31, 2013

Louisville Cardinals Upset Top-Seeded Baylor to Reach Women's Elite Eight

Monique Reid hit two free throws with two seconds remaining Sunday night to lead the Louisville Cardinals women's basketball team over the top-seeded Baylor Lady Bears.

The No. 5-seed Cardinals led throughout the game until the final seconds, when Baylor took a one-point lead and Reid hit her fateful free-throws to go up 82-81. Louisville held Baylor star Brittney Griner, AP Preseason Player of the Year, to just 14 points. 

Baylor entered the game as the defending national champions and the nation's top-ranked team, having lost just one game during the regular season.

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Local News
7:46 pm
Sun March 31, 2013

Louisville Cardinals Advance to Final Four, but Ware Seriously Injured

The Louisville Cardinals men's basketball team advance to its second straight Final Four on Sunday, but a serious injury in the first half cast a pall over the game.

With about 6 minutes to go in the first half, guard Kevin Ware broke his right leg—a  serious injury that visibly upset the Louisville players and coaches a caused a lengthy break in play.

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12:11 pm
Sun March 31, 2013

Pope's First Easter Mass Sends Messages Of Peace

After celebrating Mass along with more than 250,000 faithful, Pope Francis delivered a plea for peace in his first Easter Sunday message to the world, decrying the seemingly endless conflicts in the Middle East and on the Korean Peninsula.
AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Sun March 31, 2013 6:19 pm

Pope Francis celebrated his first Easter Sunday Mass praying for world peace and urging a diplomatic solution to the standoff on the Korean peninsula.

Only two weeks after his election, the first pope from the developing world continues to make his mark on the Catholic Church.

St. Peter's Square was bedecked with flowers and packed with joyous pilgrims and tourists as Pope Francis celebrated Easter Mass.

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The Salt
12:11 pm
Sun March 31, 2013

Italy's Chocolate Easter Eggs: Big, Bold And Full Of Bling

In 2012, an Italian chocolatier presented Benedict XVI, now pope emeritus, with a 6.5-foot-tall chocolate Easter egg weighing some 550 pounds.
L'Osservatore Romano AP

Originally published on Sun March 31, 2013 5:42 am

In Italy, there are no Easter egg hunts, no marshmallow Peeps and definitely no jelly beans.

Instead, there are chocolate eggs — massive, elaborately decorated, beautifully wrapped chocolate Easter eggs that now fill shop windows across the country. The sweet treats are considered Italians' food gift of choice at this time of year. And each one comes with a surprise tucked inside.

"You want something that really gives a big effect," says Rome-based food writer Elizabeth Minchilli.

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Local News
8:00 am
Sun March 31, 2013

Louisville Slugger Bat Gets New Logo Design

Credit Hillerich and Bradsby Co.

The company that makes Louisville Slugger baseball bats is unveiling a new logo for the iconic brand.

Hillerich and Bradsby Company Vice-President of Marketing Kyle Schlegel says this is the first new look for the logo since 1980.

"What we’ve tried to do is hold true to those pieces of the mark that really speak to the legacy, so the oval is still there but we wanted to introduce a lot of new modern elements to it that allow the brand to really come into the present day," he said. 

Previous logos over the years can be seen below:

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Local News
7:13 am
Sun March 31, 2013

What We're Reading | 3.31.2013

Gabe at the former Centroid.
Credit Linda Golden

Each week, members of the WFPL News team spotlight interesting stories we've read and enjoyed, for your weekend reading pleasure:

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Health Care
7:11 am
Sun March 31, 2013

Three Years On, States Still Struggle With Health Care Law Messaging

Joy Reynolds of San Diego looks at the newspapers on display at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., on June 29, 2012, following the Supreme Court ruling on President Obama's health care law.
David Goldman AP

Originally published on Sat March 30, 2013 6:25 pm

It is hard to imagine that after three years of acrimony and debate we could still be so confused about President Obama's Affordable Care Act.

Is it actually possible Americans know less about Obamacare now than they did three years ago? Apparently that is the case, and the news comes just as the most sweeping effects of the law are about to kick in.

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The Two-Way
7:10 am
Sun March 31, 2013

Two Of Four: Syracuse, Wichita State Headed To Atlanta

Syracuse forward C.J. Fair (No. 5) shoots over Marquette forward Jamil Wilson (No. 0) during the second half of the East Regional final in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament on Saturday.
Pablo Martinez Monsivais AP

Originally published on Sun March 31, 2013 10:50 am

Syracuse and Wichita State won their games on Saturday to become the first two teams to make it to the Final Four this season, one step closer to the NCAA men's basketball title.

In the first game of the day, No. 4-seeded Syracuse dominated No. 3 Marquette 55-39 in the East Regional final. The win earned Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim his first trip to the semifinals since 2003.

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7:09 am
Sun March 31, 2013

Defending Women's Champs Baylor To Battle Cardinals' Tough Defense

Baylor's Brittney Griner goes up to dunk in a second-round game of the NCAA women's college basketball tournament against Florida State on Tuesday in Waco, Texas. On Sunday, Baylor faces Louisville.
Tony Gutierrez AP

Originally published on Sun March 31, 2013 2:52 pm

The NCAA women's basketball tournament's Sweet 16 round continues Sunday, with No. 1 overall seed Baylor taking on No. 5 University of Louisville. Baylor is the defending national champion, and is widely considered the team to beat in this tournament.

Baylor has been one of the most successful women's programs in the nation since head coach Kim Mulkey's first national championship in 2005. The Lady Bears have lost only one game in the past two seasons, and Brooklyn Pope, the lone graduate student on the roster, says they're mentally tougher in 2013.

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