Local News
5:00 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Another Delay Granted in Stan Curtis Court Case


A federal judge in Louisville has ordered the founder of USA Harvest to return to court in May after addressing several physical health issues and undergoing a mental examination.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Dave Whalin today set a May 29 court date for 63-year-old Stan Curtis.   Whalin said the two-month stretch before the next court date will allow Curtis to recover from two medical procedures and be examined by a psychiatrist to determine if he's competent to enter into a plea agreement on charges of using the charity to fund personal meals, travel and entertainment expenses.

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Local News
4:21 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Shootings on Sunday Give Louisville its 7th, 8th and 9th Homicide of 2013

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Three men died Sunday afternoon outside an apartment complex near Berry Boulevard, bringing Louisville's number of criminal homicides to nine as we near the end of the first quarter of 2013.

The shooting appears to have followed a drug deal, said Lt. Barry Wilkerson, the Louisville Metro Police Homicide Unit commander.

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3:58 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Conservation Scientist Discusses Problems, Potential in the Environmental Movement

M. Sanjayan
The Nature Conservancy

A leading conservation scientist will speak at the University of Louisville tomorrow about the ways the environmental movement can better tackle subjects like climate change.

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Arts and Humanities
3:53 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

REVIEW | Immerse Yourself in 'O Guru Guru Guru'

Rebecca Hart in "O Guru Guru Guru, or why I don't want to go to yoga class with you."
Alan Simons Actors Theatre of Louisville

Playwright Mallery Avidon had an unconventional upbringing. As a kid and young teen she lived, on and off, in an ashram -- the same ashram that later cropped up as a setting in Elizabeth Gilbert's nonfiction book "Eat Pray Love," later made into a movie starring Julia Roberts. Avidon mines those experiences in her engaging autobiographical play, "O Guru Guru Guru or why I don't want to go to yoga class with you," an attempt to reconcile several complicated, competing emotions about contentment, identity and spirituality.

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Local News
3:41 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Indiana Measure Would Allow Some Deer Hunting Preserves to Stay Open

Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Indiana lawmakers are considering a proposal that would allow several deer hunting  preserves around the state to continue operating.   The preserves allow hunters to pay for a chance to shoot deer that are kept inside high fences.

Owners of the preserves and some outdoorsmen organizations disagree on whether the hunting of the farm-raised deer is proper.

But Republican Rep. Matt Ubelhor says legislation is needed to resolve a lawsuit over whether four existing preserves can stay in business.     

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Local News
2:46 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Minnesota Fires Tubby Smith

Tubby Smith
Credit U.S. Army

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota has fired Tubby Smith one day after the Golden Gophers lost to Florida in the NCAA tournament.

Athletics director Norwood Teague announced the decision Monday and said it was time for a "fresh set of eyes" on the program.

Smith was 124-81 (.610) in six seasons at Minnesota. He arrived in 2007 from Kentucky, immediately ramping up expectations for a team that was buried by an academic cheating scandal.

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The Two-Way
2:13 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Florida Gulf Coast University: This Year's Cinderella Story In 10 Shots

The Florida Gulf Coast Eagles mascot picks up an Eagles cheerleader after the team's 81-71 victory against the San Diego State Aztecs on Sunday in Philadelphia.
Elsa Getty Images

Originally published on Wed March 27, 2013 5:59 pm

There's no bigger sports story in the nation this week than what Florida Gulf Coast University's team did during the first weekend of the NCAA Division I men's basketball championship.

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Same-Sex Marriage And The Supreme Court
11:37 am
Mon March 25, 2013

The Same-Sex Marriage Cases: A Primer

People wait through winter weather Monday outside the U.S. Supreme Court, in line hoping to attend oral arguments in the same-sex marriage cases being argued Tuesday and Wednesday.
Jonathan Ernst Reuters /Landov

Originally published on Mon March 25, 2013 11:41 am

California Gay Marriage Ban Challenge

The Case: Hollingsworth v. Perry, 12-144 (Argued Tuesday at 10 a.m. ET)

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Around the Nation
11:06 am
Mon March 25, 2013

Where's George?: The Trail Of $1 Bills Across The U.S.

A group of hobbyists has been tracking the movement of stamped "Where's George?" $1 bills across the country.
Prince Roy Flickr

Originally published on Sun March 24, 2013 8:08 pm

When you hear the words "social network" you probably think of Facebook or Twitter. But years before either of those websites — when most of us weren't using the Internet at all — a smaller, stranger community was emerging around something called WheresGeorge.com, a 15-year-old subculture that's dedicated to the $1 bill.

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9:49 am
Mon March 25, 2013

LG&E, Division of Wildlife Launch Live Web Stream of Peregrine Falcons Nesting at Power Plant

A peregrine falcon at the Louisville Zoo.
Ltshears Wikimedia Commons

Like watching live streamed videos of animals while you're at work? The Kentucky Division of Fish and Wildlife and Louisville Gas and Electric have launched a webcam for the public to view a pair of peregrine falcons which are nesting at LG&E's Mill Creek power plant.

There's not a lot of action in the nesting box right now, but there are five eggs which are expected to hatch sometime this week. Here are some archived videos.

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