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Rick’s New York Slip and Why UK Fans Deserve a Title

Oh, my. Here’s the bad choice of analogy that Rick Pitino used yesterday about Syracuse and Pittsburgh leaving the Big East. The setting was the Big East Media Day in New York. My problem is not them leaving,” he said. “My problem is you did it in 48 hours. Don’t run away with a girl after one date when you’ve been dating someone else for three or four years. You’ve been dating this woman for 30 years, show a little respect.” You might have guessed that Big Apple newspapers jumped on the quote, given Pitino’s well-publicized tryst with Karen Sypher…


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First to know: Have you Chime.in?

  Considering I try to nurture my inner nerd as much as possible, and that I am an information junkie, it should come as no surprise that I found yet another social media site. And this morning kids, I #Chime.in before I checked facebook. *Gasp* That’s right. I have a new love.  Chime.in Yesterday was the birth of chime.in, a beta platform of a new type of social sharing and interest building feed sites. If you are familiar with “pulse” it reminds me of that type of sharing look and feel. I was lucky enough to be a #firstchimer yesterday,…


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Strong and Phillips Get Clear Messages

Wow. Can you imagine what Charlie Strong could have gotten from the University of Louisville if he had managed to win home games against Sun Belt Conference and C-USA schools?  If he’s getting a 7-year contract extension and a raise from $1.6 million to $2.3 million a year for going 2-4, imagine what Tom Jurich would have had to come up with if he’d actually won a few games. U of L announced today that Strong’s contract extends his deal through 2018, which is quite the vote of confidence. In fact, it’s in stark contrast to the “vote of confidence”…


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Back to School Edition

Some local universities seem to be in the news lately, for good and bad reasons. Heap a Trouble for For-Profits: Check out this investigation by Huffington Post into for-profit schools. It’s eye-opening to read about heavy-handed sales tactics used to entice students into enrolling, where they could take advantage of government funding programs and get themselves in debt while earning degrees of dubious value. The target is Education Management Corp.,  which operates schools across the U.S., including Brown Mackie College. Jack Conway has joined a national lawsuit against EDMC. As a former instructor at the local BMC campus, I’ll tell…


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Wall Street Protestors

The Wall Street  fiasco is rather comical, in my opinion.  We have taken the stance, as a nation, that if we don’t like something, let’s just protest.  Let’s spend hours, days, or weeks complaining about the way things are, instead of spending that time trying to figure out a solution. Complaining is EASY.  Finding solutions are HARD.  I guess that’s why protesting is so popular now-a-days. So here’s my take…. Don’t like the bridge situation in Louisville?  Let’s set up a protest on the Kennedy Bridge and not let anyone across.  That will make our point!!!  Thought you had to…


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Doulapalooza! Music, Midwives, Moms….More!

      A doula is a trained professional who accompanies a woman, a couple, through labor with continuous physical, emotional and informational support. We offer non-medical care with comfort and focusing measures and support the woman’s desires in goals for the birth of her child in both hospital and home environments. Just over 12 years ago, I trained to become at doula- labor coach, if you will, via the Seattle Midwifery School. One of my decisions to return home to Louisville was Birth Care Network was getting organized and I wanted to become a part of the birth advocate community…


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New Slugger in the House

Your weather forecast — It’s raining. Now let’s move on. A Real Slugger: The Slugger Museum has installed a really, really lifelike statue of Yankee Derek Jeter, who joins Babe Ruth, Ted Williams and Ken Griffey Jr., the only players immortalized with statues inside. This weekend you can get in for $2, in honor of Jeter’s uniform number. Glad he didn’t choose a number like, say, 52.  The museum, in its 15th year, recently passed the 3 millionth visitor milestone. Not The Greatest Decision:  It was strange seeing Muhammad Ali pop up on TMZ. But the champ and his wife…


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RIP #RIM? The Socially Deprived tweet BlackBerry and Apple iOS Humor

  If you are a Blackberry user, I am sorry. Seems that my BBM using friends have been suffering mercilessly for a few days at the lack of messaging service, social media apps and connectivity. Official statement earlier today: Wednesday 12th October – 14:38 (GMT-5)
We continue to work on clearing the message backlog in order to eliminate delays. Thank you for your patience. Backlog? Of data push? Here is what My Favorite digital mag has to say: M ashable reports on RIM Outage   “Yach described the initial outage as a failure of one of RIM’s core switches. However, the…


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An Idea for School Busing

I swear I don’t understand why our “Board” thinks that busing is a good idea.  When I was a kid, in the south end, I lived where I walked to school for my first 9-10 years, including Kindergarten!!  The first time I rode a bus was going to Ahrens, in 10th grade, and THAT was a city bus, not a school bus.  How can we expect parents to attend functions and events when they are half-way across town at some school that the parents have never even seen? And it doesn’t take a genius to determine that “enrolled” and “attended”…


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One World Clean Energy Takes It Message to Global Economies

Here in Kentucky we have a number of renewable energy companies looking to take “out-of-the-box” thinking to a new level in the green economy.  One such company is One World Clean Energy, a renewable energy development company that has developed an innovative model for energy production, the OWCE Integrated Biorefinery.  To build a company today in the space of renewables means traveling far from the borders of our own state.   One World Clean Energy CEO Bill Bivins recently returned from a series of meetings set up by the U.S. Department of Commerce to Africa. The CEO of One World Clean…