THE WEEK: Or at Least the Gist of It

Never before have so many Cardinal fans and broadcasters uttered the word “gist” — the result of a Thursday story by CBS Sports college hoops writer Gary Parrish that started like this: “Ohio State freshman JaQuan Lyle spoke with an NCAA investigator this week about his recruiting visit to Louisville in June 2013 and confirmed the gist of allegations involving paid escorts. . . “ This set off a talk-radio frenzy of speculation about what “gist” means, and was the first shoe to drop in that an actual recruit verified at least some part of the allegations in the controversial…

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Louisville’s Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular begins this week

Louisville, KY., – The pumpkins are back and, once again, they have taken over Iroquois Park. The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular kicks off this Thursday, Oct. 8 and runs through Nov. 1. Roughly 5,000 carved pumpkins line a ¼-mile walking trail, illuminated at night as an “art show” daily from dusk to 11 p.m. during the week (Sunday-Thursday) and midnight on Friday & Saturday. Music and themed scenes guide guests through the soft surface, woodland path. Docents are stationed along the trail and are available for assistance as needed. In addition, the Iroquois Amphitheater can provide one or more escorts for the entire trail for visitors who…