Actor Patrick Swayze lost his battle with pancreatic cancer yesterday. He was only 57. Among his films: Dirty Dancing, Ghost, and Next of Kin, which was filmed in part in Eastern Kentucky. Pray for his family during this sad time. Post your thoughts in the comments section.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
The NFL season begins tonight. The big stories this year: Brett Favre to the Minnesota Vikings, several new coaches, and the potential for more TV blackouts. Post your thoughts on the new season. Keep it civil and clean.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Shocked, but not surprised that Billy G would check into rehab. Your thoughts?
WKYT: Billy Gillispie Checks Into Rehab Facility
Friday, September 4, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
ABC News: Diane Sawyer to Replace Charles Gibson As 'World News' Anchor
Media Research Center: Good Morning, Bias: Diane Sawyer’s Liberal Spin
CBN News: Is Another Supreme Court Justice Retiring?
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Reuters: Los Angeles fire growth slows with more humidity
Fox News: Virginia Governor's Race Turns to Gender Politics on 20-Year-Old Master's Thesis
Courier-Journal: Ky., Ind. lead nation in coal ash ponds
Monday, August 31, 2009
Voice of America: US, NATO Military Commander Offers Review on Afghanistan
Boston Globe: Governor to announce date of special election for Kennedy Senate seat
Reuters: New flu hit estimated 10 percent of New Yorkers
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Boston Globe: With tropical storm, Kennedy funeral, Boston faces a busy weekend
Albert Mohler: "The Disposition Decision" -- What to Do With the Embryos?
AP via Newsmax: Financial News Gets Worse for Newspapers
Thursday, August 27, 2009
WKYT: BREAKING: Billy Gillispie arrested for DUI
Voice of America: Americans Across Political Divide Pay Tribute to Kennedy
BBC: Church outrage over Madonna gig
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
AP via Wall Street Journal: Scotland Defends Release of Bomber
NY Post: Bernard Madoff suffering from cancer in North Carolina prison
Politics Daily: Obama's Push for Tougher Mining Rules May Cost Him in Appalachia
Bloomberg News: Hurricane Bill Brings Waves, Rain to Newfoundland
AP via WSAZ: Brooks Calls Off Sunday's Practice
BuzzerBlog: Ken Basin Becomes First Contestant to Miss $1,000,000 Question on “Millionaire”
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Lexington Herald-Leader: Inmates riot, set fires at prison in Boyle Co.
Kingsport Times-News: Investigation of Wise County mining fatality continues
Reuters: Hurricane Bill heads north, eastern Canada on alert
Friday, August 21, 2009
Reuters: Hurricane Bill less organized but could strengthen
Bloomberg News: ‘Clunkers’ to Close Aug. 24 After Fueling Sales, Dealer Anger
Ron Smith (Baltimore Sun): Liberals at the FCC want to muzzle talk radio
Thursday, August 20, 2009
BBC News: Lockerbie bomber returns to Libya
Reuters: Hurricane Bill set to regain power, Bermuda prepares
Washington Post: NFL Extends Television Deal With NBC
The Guardian (UK): Afghan election marred by violence and fears of voter fraud
Bloomberg News: Hurricane Bill Weakens to Category 3 Storm on Way to Canada
CBS Sports: NCAA to vacate Memphis of '08 Final Four appearance
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Voice of America: Baghdad Blasts Kill 95
CBS News: TV News Giant Don Hewitt Dies At 86
Bloomberg News: Hurricane Bill Packs ‘Dangerous’ Strength on Path to Canada
Martin Feldstein: ObamaCare Is All About Rationing
Reuters: Hurricane Bill grows stronger, now category 4 storm
WYMT: Possible H1N1 in Letcher County
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Chicago Sun-Times: Robert Novak dead at 78
Albert Mohler: It Promises Far Too Little -- The False Gospel of Prosperity Theology
Wall Street Journal: Swine Flu: The Next Wave
Monday, August 17, 2009
Tropical Storm Claudette has formed in the Gulf of Mexico. As of 2pm ET, the winds were at 50 mph. Warnings have been issued from the Alabama-Florida border to the Suwannee River on the Florida Panhandle. While winds are a big threat, the biggest threat appears to be flooding rains.
Latest models seem to indicate that the remnants of Claudette will affect Kentucky on Tuesday and Wednesday, which could raise the potential for flash flooding. I will post updates if needed.
UPDATE on Monday at 5:55am ET: Claudette made lanfall overnight near Fort Walton Beach. It is barely a storm with winds of 40 mph. Claudette's remnants will affect Kentucky beginning tomorrow (Tuesday). Combined with a cold front, there is potential for flooding and heavy rain later this week.
UPDATE at 9:46am ET: Claudette has been downgraded to a tropical depression with winds of 35 mph. One person in Florida has been reported dead with one other person missing.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Reuters via Washington Post: North Korea makes nuclear threat over military drills
National Hurricane Center: Tropical Depression 4 forms in Gulf, tropical storm warning for Florida panhandle
Bloomberg News: Kenneth Bacon, President of Refugees International, Dies at 64
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Fox News: Obama's Push for Health Care Reform May Use Up His Political Capital
Reuters: Tropical Storm Ana forms over Atlantic, moves west
Lexington Herald-Leader: Miners memorial is unveiled
Friday, August 14, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Voice of America: Ex-Afghan President Survives Taliban Ambush
MSNBC: The fake Facebook friend: ‘Please help me’
L.A. Times: Les Paul, guitarist whose innovations paved the way for rock 'n' roll, dies at 94
Voice of America: Taiwan Sends More Soldiers to Rescue Typhoon Survivors
WYMT: Former governor is named president of Pikeville College
Courier-Journal: Pitino apologizes for affair
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Courier-Journal: Pitino told police he had consensual sex with Sypher
Fox News: Muslim Teen Who Converted to Christianity Says Family Threatened to Kill Her
Albert Mohler: Is Cap and Trade for Babies Next?
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Reuters: Two more victims recovered from NY crash
Honolulu Star-Bulletin: Felicia downgraded to tropical storm as it nears Hawaii
Boston Herald: Special Olympics honors ailing founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
MarketWatch: Republicans, Democrats agree: Too many jobs being lost
Canwest News Service: Stephen Harper to visit Barack Obama in Sept.
PC World: Twitter Still Struggling to Recover From DOS Attack
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Chicago Tribune: Sonia Sotomayor confirmed by Senate: First Latina on the U.S. Supreme Court
Courier-Journal: Louisville seeks federal disaster aid
Reuters: Hack attack silences Twitter, Facebook sees delays
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Wall Street Journal: Freed Journalists Return to U.S.
James Rainey: Cronkite blunder a revealing look inside New York Times
Fox Sports: Eli, Giants on verge of 6-year, $97.5M extension
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
CNN: BREAKING: N. Korean leader reportedly pardons U.S. journalists
Courier-Journal: MSD: 6 inches of rain in 75 minutes
Fox News: 'Clunkers' Program's Environmental Impact Up for Debate
Christian Science Monitor: Pakistan's Christians protest lack of protection after deadly rampage
L.A. Times: Bill Clinton visits North Korea in bid to free journalists
Lexington Herald-Leader: Pikeville College names interim president
Monday, August 3, 2009
Times of London (UK): Eight Christians burnt to death in Pakistan after Koran is ‘defiled’
WYMT: Perry County woman killed in house fire
Bloomberg News: Ford U.S. Sales Rise on Clunkers Offer; Honda’s Fall
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Christian Science Monitor: Remains of first US Gulf War casualty solve 18 year mystery
Voice of America: Israeli Police Hunt for Tel Aviv Gay Club Gunman
NY Times: Some X Games Bad Boys Turn to the Bible
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Voice of America: Iranian Judiciary Holds Showtrials of Imprisoned Reformists
Christian Science Monitor: Air Force One flyover fiasco - private emails compare it to Three Stooges
BBC: Phelps pips Cavic to break record
Friday, July 31, 2009
Hartford Courant: Dodd Diagnosed With Early-Stage Prostate Cancer
Bloomberg News: House Votes to Add $2 Billion to ‘Cash for Clunkers'
Courier-Journal: Obama picks Anne Northup for Consumer Product Safety Commission
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
BBC: UK hostages 'likely to be dead'
Bloomberg News: Microsoft, Yahoo Said to Be Near Agreement for Web-Search Ads
Minneapolis Star-Tribune: Brett Favre takes a pass on joining Vikings
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Voice of America: US, Israeli Officials Make Progress in Dispute Over Settlements
Washington Post: Senate Panel Votes 13-6 in Favor of Sotomayor
InformationWeek: Shuttle Endeavour Departs Space Station
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
NY Daily News: Police unions don't get apology from Obama, but happy with reversal
Bristol Herald-Courier: Annual Free Clinic Set Up At Wise County Fairgrounds Sees Record-Setting Day
CNET: Microsoft to fix critical hole in IE
Friday, July 24, 2009
AP via Fox News: Report: North Korea Publicly Executes Christian Woman for Distributing Bible
Boston Globe: Obama calls Cambridge police officer
National Post (Canada): Via Rail engineers on strike as service is shut down
NY Daily News: Long Island-bred terrorist's plea reveals LIRR plot
Fox News: 'Disgraceful': Cops Angry After Obama Slams Arrest of Black Scholar
Chicago Tribune: White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle throws perfect game
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Courier-Journal: Jackson Co. officials remove Ten Commandments displays from courthouse
Reuters: Netanyahu says he seeks peace with Palestinians
Wall Street Journal: Dozens Arrested in New Jersey Corruption Probe
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
NY Times: Measure to Expand Gun Rights Falls Short in Senate
Wall Street Journal: Chrysler May Liquidate If Dealer Bill Passes
Lexington Herald-Leader: Cats-Cards kickoff at noon Sept. 19 on ESPNU
London Telegraph (UK): Longest solar eclipse of the century envelopes Asia in darkness
Bloomberg News: Indonesia Police Seek Help in Identifying Bombers From Sketches
AP: SEC launches syndicated SEC Network with ESPN
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Reuters: U.S. Senate votes to stop production of F-22 jet
Fox News: Ailing Sen. Byrd Returns to the Senate
Lexington Herald-Leader: Infant snatched from crib by dog remains in critical condition
AP: California hopes to end IOUs with budget agreement
AP via Lexington Herald-Leader: Faulty monitoring cited at Ky. weapons depot
Myrtle Beach Sun-News: Television deal puts SEC in its own league financially
Monday, July 20, 2009
L.A. Times: Captors release video of U.S. soldier who went missing in Afghanistan
Courier-Journal: Abramson to be Beshear's running mate in 2011
Bloomberg News: Frank McCourt, Author of Acclaimed ‘Angela’s Ashes,’ Dies at 78
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
L.A. Times: Bombings, business and the future of Indonesia
Bloomberg News: World’s Oldest Man, British WWI Veteran, Dies at 113
Lexington Herald-Leader: State's new incentives designed to lure film industry to Kentucky
Friday, July 17, 2009
Walter Cronkite, former anchor of the CBS Evening News and the most trusted man in America, died tonight at the age of 92. To remember his legacy and the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, here are two clips of Cronkite's coverage of the historic day on July 20, 1969:
Courier-Journal: N.C. superintendent named new Ky. education czar
Wall Street Journal: Yahoo Shares Rise On Fresh 'Microhoo' Deal Reports
Canadian Press: Singer-songwriter Diana Jones finds her family and her calling in Appalachians
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Wall Street Journal: Hatch Questions Sotomayor on Gun Rights
Bloomberg News: Madoff Sent to N.C. Prison to Begin 150-Year Sentence
Broadcasting & Cable: Sinclair Eyes Chapter 11 (Sinclair Broadcast Group is the parent of Central Kentucky Fox affiliate WDKY.)
Monday, July 13, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Bloomberg News: Sotomayor’s Nomination Won’t Face Senate Filibuster
AP: Endeavour fueled for launch after lightning delay
Lexington Herald-Leader: WTVQ to broadcast some UK games
Saturday, July 11, 2009
CNET: Shuttle launch delayed to assess lightning strikes
Lexington Herald-Leader: City of Lynch struggles to pay its bills
Chicago Tribune: NBC sports chief believes USOC hurting Chicago's bid for 2016 Olympics
Friday, July 10, 2009
Voice of America: G8 to Focus on Africa, Food Security
Bloomberg News: General Motors Is Said to Finish Bankruptcy Asset Sale Today
PC World: PC Makers Less Upbeat Than Google About Chrome OS
Thursday, July 9, 2009
AFP: Developing nations join G8 talks on poverty, climate
AP: South Korea on high alert for more cyber attacks
Business First of Louisville: Kentucky reports on health of financial institutions
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Washington Post: Cyberattack Strikes Web Sites in U.S., South Korea
Fox News: Air Force Denies Request for Flyover at Christian Festival
The Tennessean: Lab tests point to murder-suicide in Steve McNair case
Official Google Blog: Introducing the Google Chrome OS
Voice of America: Obama in Italy as Global Economy Takes Center Stage at G8 Summit
WYMT: Cliff Hagan's fire ruled arson
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
Voice of America: Obama, Medvedev Agree to Reduce Nuclear Arsenals
AP via Wall Street Journal: Authorities in South Carolina Search for Spree Killer
CBC: World's oldest Bible goes online
BBC: Obama in Moscow for nuclear talks
Times of London (UK): 140 killed in western China after Uighur riots and security crackdown
Albert Mohler: A Christian Vision of Marriage and Family
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Reuters via Washington Post: Ousted Honduran seeks to return after OAS move
AP via Fox News: Roger Federer Defeats Andy Roddick at Wimbledon to Win 15th Grand Slam Title
Box Office Mojo: "Ice Age," "Transformers" in tie for top-earning holiday weekend movie
AP: SKorea says NKorean missiles can hit key targets
Bloomberg News: OAS Suspends Honduras Membership After Coup That Ousted Zelaya
WTVF (Nashville): Steve McNair Found Dead
Saturday, July 4, 2009
In Congress, July 4, 1776. A Declaration By the Representatives of the United states of America, In general Congress assembled.
When in the course of human Events, it becomes necessary for one People to dissolve the Political Bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the Powers of the Earth, the separate and equal Station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent Respect to the Opinions of Mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the Separation.
We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness—-That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these Ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and to institute a new Government, laying its Foundation on such Principles, and organizing its Powers in such Form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient Causes; and accordingly all Experience hath shewn, that Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while Evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the Forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long Train of Abuses and Usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a Design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their Right, it is their Duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future Security. Such has been the patient Sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the Necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The History of the Present King of Great-Britain is a History of repeated Injuries and Usurpations, all having in direct Object the Establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid World.
He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public Good.
He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing Importance, unless suspended in their Operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
He has refused to pass other Laws for the Accommodation of large Districts of People; unless those People would relinquish the Right of Representation in the Legislature, a Right inestimable to them, and formidable to Tyrants only.
He has called together Legislative Bodies at Places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the Depository of their public Records, for the sole Purpose of fatiguing them into Compliance with his Measures.
He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly Firmness his Invasions on the Rights of the People.
He has refused for a long Time, after such Dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the Dangers of Invasion from without, and Convulsions within.
He has endeavoured to prevent the Population of these States; for that Purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their Migrations hither, and raising the Conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.
He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.
He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the Tenure of their Offices, and Amount and Payment of their Salaries.
He has erected a Multitude of new Offices, and sent hither Swarms of Officers to harass our People, and eat out their Substance.
He has kept among us, in Times of Peace, Standing Armies, without the consent of our Legislature.
He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.
He has combined with others to subject us to a Jurisdiction foreign to our Constitution, and unacknowledged by our Laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
For quartering large Bodies of Armed Troops among us:
For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from Punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
For cutting off our Trade with all Parts of the World:
For imposing taxes on us without our Consent:
For depriving us, in many Cases, of the Benefits of Trial by Jury:
For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended Offences:
For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an arbitrary Government, and enlarging its Boundaries, so as to render it at once an Example and fit Instrument for introducing the same absolute Rule in these Colonies:
For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with Powers to legislate for us in all Cases whatsoever.
He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.
He has plundered our Seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our Towns, and destroyed the Lives of our People.
He is, at this Time, transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the Works of Death, Desolation, and Tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty and Perfidy, scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous Ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized Nation.
He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the Executioners of their Friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.
He has excited domestic Insurrections among us, and has endeavoured to bring on the Inhabitants of our Frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known Rule of Warfare, is an undistinguished Destruction, of all Ages, Sexes and Conditions.
In every stage of these Oppressions we have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble Terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated Injury. A Prince, whose Character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the Ruler of a free People.
Nor have we been wanting in Attentions to our British Brethren. We have warned them from Time to Time of Attempts by their Legislature to extend an unwarrantable Jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the Circumstances of our Emigration and Settlement here. We have appealed to their native Justice and Magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the Ties of our common Kindred to disavow these Usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our Connections and Correspondence. They too have been deaf to the Voice of Justice and of Consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the Necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of Mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace, Friends.
We, therefore, the Representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the World for the Rectitude of our Intentions, do, in the Name, and by the Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly Publish and Declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be, Free and Independent States; that they are absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political Connection between them and the State of Great-Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm Reliance on the Protection of the divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.
Signed by Order and in Behalf of the Congress,
John Hancock, President.
Charles Thomson, Secretary.
Friday, July 3, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Voice of America: Shadowed North Korean Freighter Reverses Course
L.A. Times: Yemeni plane crash survivor tells father: 'Daddy, I don't know what happened'
Kypost.com: KSP Increase Patrols During Holiday
The Guardian (UK): Teenage survivor of Yemeni plane crash 'doing well'
Washington Post: U.S. Targets Firms Tied To N. Korea Arms Trade
Reuters: Review: Firefox 3.5 makes browsing faster, easier and more fun
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
USA Today: Minn. Supreme Court orders Franken Sen. race winner
Drudge Report: Beware the Obama 'Evil Eye'
PC World: Firefox 3.5 Officially Hits the Streets
Monday, June 29, 2009
"Price is Right" host and comedian Drew Carey exposes the lies and heresy of the infamous Westboro Baptist Church at his new blog. Drew mentions a video that features the church choir singing "God Hates the World."
Perhaps Westboro's members should read their Bibles more often, especially John 3:16:
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (KJV; emphasis mine)
Voice of America: Iran Confirms Ahmadinejad Win After Partial Vote Recount
Bloomberg News: Madoff Shows No Emotion as Judge Orders 150-Year Sentence
Wall Street Journal: Supreme Court Rules For White Firefighters
Sunday, June 28, 2009
L.A. Times: Iranian authorities arrest eight British embassy employees in Tehran
CNET: Delta 4 rocket boosts weather satellite into orbit
Lexington Herald-Leader: Pawpaws gain standing as Kentucky crop
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Reuters: Mousavi rejects partial Iran vote recount
Fox News: For Republicans, a Narrowing List of Presidential Prospects
Wall Street Journal: Madoff's Wife Cedes Asset Claim
Dallas Morning News: House narrowly OKs sweeping climate change bill (This is a flawed bill based on flawed science. I hope it fails in the Senate.)
AP: Iran opposition quiet amid strategic bind
BBC: Search ends for Air France dead
Friday, June 26, 2009
Fox News: Mystery Surrounds Doctor Who Treated Jackson at Home
Voice of America: G8 Ministers Condemn Actions of Iran, North Korea
Christian Science Monitor: Search for Air France black boxes expected to continue
L.A. Times: Michael Jackson's life was infused with fantasy and tragedy
Reuters: Top Iranian legislative body declares election fair
Lexington Herald-Leader: Natural gas company to add 100 jobs in Pikeville
Thursday, June 25, 2009
AP: Court says strip search of Ariz. teenager illegal
Fox News: Actress Farrah Fawcett Dead at 62
Cleveland Plain Dealer: NBA approves trade making Shaquille O'Neal a Cleveland Cavalier, but not without some excitement
L.A. Times: Iran arrests 70 professors after meeting with opposition leader
AFP: Sarkozy asks Netanyahu for 'total freeze' on settlements
Lexington Herald-Leader: 2 Perry County public officials are indicted in vote-buying case
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Voice of America: Iran's Opposition Continues to Voice Protest, Nation Says Election Stands
Washington Post: Red Line Train Operator Used Brakes In Failed Bid to Stop Six-Car Train
Wall Street Journal: Government to Simplify Online Application for College Loans
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Washington Post: Train Car in Rear-End Accident Was Overdue for Brake Work
Lexington Herald-Leader: Slots bill dies in committee
L.A. Times: Ed McMahon dies; 'Tonight Show' sidekick was 86
Monday, June 22, 2009
L.A. Times: Iran to create special court to try election protesters
AP via OneNewsNow: Southern Baptists warned about hate crimes
NY Times: Google Starts Including Wikipedia on Its News Site
AFP: Iran arrests hundreds in clashes
London Telegraph (UK): Beijing Olympics were the most polluted games ever, researchers say
Kingsport Times-News: Revered rail spur poised for rebirth in Southwest Virginia
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Bloomberg News: Ten Killed in Iran Unrest, Rafsanjani Relatives Held
Wall Street Journal: Republicans Press Obama on Iran
AP via Fox News: Ex-Radio Host to Face Charge of Inciting Violence Against Lawmakers
Voice of America: Tehran Tense, Quiet, After Week of Violent Protests
Courier-Journal: Mohler: No doubts about my beliefs
Bloomberg News: North Carolina, Georgia, Kansas Bank Seizures Cost $363 Million
Saturday, June 20, 2009
The Guardian (UK): Iran election protesters set to defy supreme leader
Lexington Herald-Leader: Slots bill faces likely demise in Senate
WYMT: People asked to evacuate as crews work to prevent dam break
Friday, June 19, 2009
Fox News: U.S. Military Close to Intercepting North Korean Ship Suspected of Proliferating Missiles, Nukes
BBC: Air crash families to get payout
Courier-Journal: Kentucky House approves bill to legalize slots
Wall Street Journal: U.S. Fortifies Hawaii to Meet Threat From Korea
Times of London (UK): Iran crisis: Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei backs disputed election result
NY Daily News: RNC's Michael Steele looking to buy airtime to offset ABC News' White House health-care specials
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
National Weather Service: More storms, flooding slam Kentucky
Voice of America: Tens of Thousands Join Iran Opposition Rally
Times of London (UK): Air France crash investigators 'closer to solving cause of disaster'
Kentucky Weather Center: Flash Flood & Severe Threats Continue
Kentucky Power: Over 2700 out of power after Tuesday's storms
Fox News: Sources Say 'Extortion' Threat Was Behind GOP Senator's Admission of Affair With Staff Member
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Drudge Report: ABC turns programming over to Obama; news to be anchored from inside White House (Here in the US, the people--not the government--own the broadcast airwaves. ABC and the Obama administration better realize this fact and allowing for all sides of the health-care debate.)
Bloomberg News: MySpace Fires 30% of U.S. Workers as Ad Sales Decline
NY Times: Comedian Steals Spotlight on Buck’s Show
Times of London (UK): Iran recount ordered as rival rallies are planned after bloodshed in Tehran
Fox News: Sen. McCain: Panetta Should Retract His Comments on Cheney Immediately
Wall Street Journal: Sweden's Koenigsegg Agrees To Buy GM's Saab Automobile
Monday, June 15, 2009
Voice of America: UN's Ban Urges Iran to Respect People's Will
Lexington Herald-Leader: Williams won’t run for U.S. Senate; predicts Bunning will stay in race
Lexington Herald-Leader: Meeks: Decision to stay in draft took a lot of thought
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Jerusalem Post: PM lays down conditions for peace in foreign policy address
Christian Science Monitor: After Iran election, what is Obama's next move?
CNET: Does Microsoft's Bing have Google running scared?
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Lexington Herald-Leader: Secret video shows cockfighting revival
AP: Digital TV hot line gets 700,000 calls over switch
Wall Street Journal: Six Flags Files for Chapter 11
Friday, June 12, 2009
The Iranian election is currently in turmoil. Both Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and challenger Mir Hossein Mousavi are claiming to be ahead in the vote. Preliminary results from the presidential vote show Ahmadinejad leading; Iranian Election Commission chief Kamran Danesho held a press conference at 11:45 p.m. local time and announced that with some 20 percent of the votes counted, the president was leading with 3,462,548 votes (69.04 percent), while his main challenger, Mousavi, had 1, 425,678 (28.42 percent). Sources tell STRATFOR that these preliminary numbers pertain to the votes from the smaller towns and villages, where the president has considerable influence, as he has distributed a lot of cash to the poor.
However, Iran’s state-run Press TV is saying that only 10 million of 24 million votes, or around 42 percent of the vote, have been counted. At the same time, they are also claiming that 69 percent of the vote has been counted. Obviously the numbers are not adding up, and the agencies themselves appear to be in chaos.
Prior to the announcement of the results, Mousavi held a press conference in which he said he was the winner of the election. The opposition camp is greatly concerned about fraud, and STRATFOR has been told that Mousavi has vowed to resist any fraud, even if it entails taking to the streets. This means there is considerable risk of unrest should Ahmadinejad emerge as the winner. But so far there is no evidence that the government is mobilizing security forces to deal with any such eventuality.
The situation is being monitored carefully, as it is potentially explosive.
L.A. Times: U.N. Security Council imposes new sanctions on North Korea
Washington Post: Congress Sends Obama Bill to Regulate Tobacco
WYMT: Flooding in Pike County
Thursday, June 11, 2009
National Weather Service: Severe Thunderstorm and Flash Flood Watches in effect for SE KY through tonight
Reuters: WHO declares first 21st century flu pandemic
AP via Fox News: Senate Approves Bill Regulating Tobacco Companies
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Fox News: BREAKING: At Least 2 Shot Inside Holocaust Museum, Officials Say
Lexington Herald-Leader: Foreman killed by equipment at Harlan Co. mine
Fox Sports: Holy Cross coach will join Pitino's staff
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Daily Telegraph (UK): Air France crash: Investigators recover 29 bodies in total
AP via Daily Press (VA): Va. voters decide Democratic nominee for governor
Albert Mohler: A Matter of Pride?
Monday, June 8, 2009
Voice of America: North Korea Sentences 2 US Journalists to 12 Years
Wall Street Journal: Lebanon Deals Hezbollah Blow as Moderates Hang On
Politico: Republicans hope General Motors is President Obama's Hurricane Katrina
Sunday, June 7, 2009
British PM Gordon Brown's Labour Party, already reeling from the MPs' expenses scandal, suffered major losses in the European Parliament elections. Other leftists suffered in this weekend's elections. Europeans disillusioned by the recession flocked to the right. While legit law-and-order mainstream conservatives prevailed, the whites-only, anti-immigrant British National Party won two seats. People who voted for those two seats voted for hatred and false conservatism.
The New York Times describes the Wikipedia Arbitration Committee, the "court of last resort" for the user-edited encyclopedia, which I have edited over 23,000 times:
Link By Link - The Wars of Words on Wikipedia’s Outskirts - NYTimes.com
Voice of America: More Bodies Recovered From Air France Crash in Atlantic
Courier-Journal: Public corruption has found a home in Clay County
NY Times: Federer Completes Career Grand Slam, Winning Elusive French Title
Saturday, June 6, 2009
BBC: Plane 'sent 24 error messages'
Wall Street Journal: Swine Flu Cases Still Rising
Kingsport Times-News: Kaine trades political stage for performance stage in Big Stone Gap visit
Friday, June 5, 2009
Reuters: Obama slams Holocaust deniers at concentration camp
Telegraph (UK): Will his bunker mentality finally destroy Gordon Brown?
Courier-Journal: Beshear adds to session, skips Williams' horse bill
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Alliance Defense Fund: San Diego County apologizes for ordering stop to home Bible study
Wall Street Journal: Israelis Mixed Over Obama's Speech
AP: Actor David Carradine found dead in Bangkok
BBC: Police surround Tiananmen Square
Washington Times: N.H. legalizes same-sex marriage
Knoxville News-Sentinel: Radio stations cheer Congressional opposition to new music fees
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
L.A. Times: Possible debris from lost Air France flight found at sea
Lexington Herald-Leader: Memphis says Calipari had no proof of player's alleged academic fraud
AP via ABC News: Smoky Mountains Park Marks 75th Anniversary
Voice of America: Search Continues in Atlantic for Missing Air France Jet
AP via Daily Press (VA): Coal industry groups push for permitting changes
Courier-Journal: WKU basketball great Jim Rose dies at 62
Monday, June 1, 2009
Fox News: Pro-Life Leaders Denounce Murder of Abortion Doctor George Tiller
AP via Newsmax: Byrd, Longest Serving Senator, Remains Hospitalized
Wall Street Journal: GE to Add 400 Appliance Jobs in Kentucky
Fox News: BREAKING: Air France Plane Drops Off Radar Over Atlantic
Voice of America: Reports Say N. Korea Preparing to Test Long-Range Missile
Bloomberg News: GM Bankruptcy to Bring Taxpayer Ownership, Less Debt
Sunday, May 31, 2009
AP via Fox News: Abortion Doctor George Tiller Killed at Church, Attorney Says
Wall Street Journal: Majority of GM Bondholders Back Debt-for-Equity Deal
BBC: Last Titanic survivor dies at 97
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Bloomberg News: U.S. ‘Likely’ Could Intercept North Korean Missile
Little Green Footballs: Is Obama Denying Israel's Request for Apache Helicopters?
Lexington Herald-Leader: Cynthiana family selling house built by charity
AP: Official: New signs of NKorea missile preparations
Lexington Herald-Leader: Obama grants disaster aid for 22 Kentucky counties
L.A. Times: Jay Leno says thanks and goodbye on 'Tonight Show'
Friday, May 29, 2009
BBC News: N Korea 'planning more missiles'
Fox News: Republicans Divided Over How to Oppose Sotomayor
Times of London (UK): Prince Harry pays tribute to September 11 victims on New York visit
Thursday, May 28, 2009
National Weather Service: Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Eastern Kentucky until 10pm
Newsmax: Poll: Majority of Americans Oppose Gay Marriage
Lexington Herald-Leader: Anti-casino group threatens to sue if slots pass this summer
Reuters: Quake of 7.1 magnitude strikes off Honduras
WKYT: Former UK coach files suit against UK Athletics Association
Memphis Commercial-Appeal: NCAA alleges major violations in Memphis basketball program under John Calipari (If you think Calipari is implicated in the investigation, think again. Calipari is in the clear according to the NCAA and the UK Athletic Association. See here for the truth.)
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Christian Science Monitor: Can Moscow stop North Korea’s nuclear march?
AP via Fox News: Kentucky's Fort Campbell Stands Down to Combat High Suicide Rate
Lexington Herald-Leader: Leaks detected at Blue Grass Army Depot
PRAY for my dad, who is in the Whitesburg hospital with pneumonia. I will update when necessary.
UPDATE at 4:44pm: Update on Dad: He is still in ER on oxygen. Doctors now saying that they are not sure if it is really pneumonia. More updates as soon as I can receive them.
UPDATE at 9:51pm: Dad has pneumonia and will remain in the hospital through the weekend. Continue to PRAY for him.
UPDATE on Sunday at 11:44am: Just came back from seeing Dad. He will remain in hospital until Tuesday or Wednesday. Lungs are better, but there are kidney issues. PRAY.
UPDATE on Wednesday at 8:11am: Praise God...Dad is coming home from the hospital. More details soon.
UPDATE on Wednesday at 1:04pm: Dad is finally home...still having some stomach issues, but is well enough to be out of the hospital. Continue to PRAY for his recovery.
NY Daily News: Supreme Court nominee, Sonia Sotomayor, made her mark in baseball
L.A. Times: China debates its bond with North Korea
Boston Herald: Star power aplenty in Champions League showdown
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
AP via Newsmax: California High Court Upholds Gay Marriage Ban
Fox News: Obama Nominates Judge Sonia Sotomayor for Supreme Court Justice
Lexington Herald-Leader: UK announces 3 off team
The Guardian (UK): North Korea fires two more missiles after nuclear test
The Telegraph (UK): Scientology on trial in Paris for 'ruin' of disciples
Reuters: Refusing whooping cough vaccine shown to raise risk
Monday, May 25, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Los Angeles Times: Ralph D. Winter dies at 84; Christian missionary was one of America's most influential evangelicals
Lexington Herald-Leader: Kentucky's last daughter of Civil War veteran dies
Lexington Herald-Leader: 9 charged in wild turkey investigation
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
USA Today: Calif. high court to rule Tuesday on Prop. 8
Voice of America: Journalist Freed From Iranian Prison Returning to US
PC World: Google Chrome Update Adds Speed, Privacy Improvements
Albert Mohler: Waving God Goodbye -- The Tale of the Unbelieving Bishop
Washington Post: U.S. to Steer GM Toward Bankruptcy
MSNBC: Facebook hit again with e-mail phishing attack
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Mark Driscoll: Has Christian America Come to an End?
Bloomberg News: N.Y. Bomb Suspects Said to Have No Terror Group Link
Wall Street Journal: Hurricane Season Seen Less Intense Than '08
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
The Guardian (UK): Iran test fires missile capable of reaching US bases or Israel
Fox News: Obama Tries to Restore Order on Gitmo, After Senate Blocks Closure Funds
Lexington Herald-Leader: E. Ky. insurance agents get probation