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A Forge for Entrepreneuers

Adam Fish came up with an interesting idea during a summer internship at Chrysalis Ventures, the local venture capital firm. Talking with Chrysalis senior associate Matt Winn, Fish learned about the failed effort in 2007 and 2008 to start a local social networking organization for entrepreneurs called Forge. He learned that interest in the Forge website, which was to be a resource for local entrepreneurs and stakeholders in start-up ventures, had waned in 2009. So Fish, a U of L MBA student who spent much of his life in start-up rich California, is re-organizing Forge in hopes of creating a…


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What Happened to Station Mascots?

Happy Hump Day. Here’s some of the more interesting things I’ve noticed out there in the news. Going Public:  Louisville Public Media’s Donovan Reynolds recorded a spot airing on the station urging YOU to get involved in a grass-roots campaign to dissuade Congress from cutting the budget for Public Broadcasting. The U.S. House voted to end federal funding of public broadcasting, so advocates are trying to mobilize the 170 million people who listen and watch. 38 Years: WHAS-TV photographer Donnie Ruark retired yesterday after 38 YEARS at the station, prompting a visit from station mascot Fisbie (shown here with Claudia…


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Cards’ Win at Rutgers Is a Low Scoring Affair

Louisville came out of the tunnel looking sharper than ever with a 17-2 opening run at Rutgers. Yet after the 12-minute mark in the first half,  the Cardinals lost their luster. Preston Knowles was on fire in the first half, shooting three for four behind the arc. He also led the team 14 points, eight rebounds, and five steals. U of L won in Piscataway, 55-37, to go to 10-5 in the Big East and 21-7 overall. In the second half the Cards came out with no intensity. Rutgers had a chance to make it a game after Louisville missed…



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Homemade Yummy Granola Bars

By Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N. Per Serving: 184 calories, 4 grams protein, 10 grams of fat, 21 grams of CHO,  2 grams of fiber,  71 mg sodium. Preparation Time: 15 minutes Bake Time: 35 minutes Serves: 18 (4 ¼ inch X 1 ½ inch bars) Ingredients 2 cups old fashioned oats ¾ cup toasted wheat germ ¾ cup chopped walnuts, pecans or almonds ¾ cup dried cranberries, raisins or blueberries 1 tsp ground cinnamon ½ tsp salt ½ cup honey ½ cup vegetable oil 2 large egg whites Instructions Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray 13” X 9” metal…


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Energy Bars or Junk Food?

By Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N. If you have cruised the grocery store aisle lately for something fast and convenient to eat, you have undoubtedly seen an increase in the number of nutrition/energy bars on the shelves.  The energy bar industry is a multimillion-dollar booming business.  You can find these bars at the grocery store, the pharmacy, the health food store, discount stores, your fitness center and even at the gasoline station.  We are moving in a fast paced world and all want a quick-pick-me-up snack so we can keep our energy levels up. The energy bar, once used exclusively…


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CBS Cleaning Up for WLKY in Sweeps

If you’re a general manager or news director at a local TV station, it may seem that all these special investigative stories you’re seeing on local stations aren’t worth the trouble.  That’s because this month’s sweeps are being dominated by CBS powerful programming lineup, and the effect of that on local news has WLKY-TV leading the way in nearly every news hour. Two-thirds of the way through Sweeps, CBS primetime lineup is bringing home an overall rating of 11.95 for WLKY, more than double its nearest competitor, which has helped the local station enjoy a commanding late-night news number. WLKY…


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The Registry…aka Laser Tag for Grown-ups

Most married men will tell you that one of the best parts of the wedding planning process is the  wedding registry, at least most married men I know.  The number one reason that the wedding registry is supposed to be awesome is because they give you a gun.  I’m sure that most of you have seen or used one of things before – it’s a plastic hand-held laser.  How can it be anything but awesome? In addition to the laser tag device, they let you walk around the entire store and pick anything you want.  The theory is that since…


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Pitino Remains Skeptical on NBA in Louisville

Coach Rick Pitino has come out in the past against a pro basketball team moving to Louisville, and today was more of the same. In his daily press conference, Pitino began a discussion regarding the NBA by asking the press about the latest news on the issue. At first the reporters took it as a joke, but Pitino persisted and received the low down from one writer. Pitino then outlined a couple of obstacles the NBA would face in Louisville, including scheduling conflicts with both the Men’s and Women’s Cardinal basketball teams, Freedom Hall not being an appropriate venue, and most interestingly…


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My Shirt Looks Good on You

All the kids who didn’t make the 2011 baseball team up at Ballard have been notified and my son is not one of them. This means I get another year of concession stand duty, recycling removal and sitting the spring and early summer in the stands with the same women I’ve been sitting with since our boys played together, against each other and for each other’s fathers starting when Kennan was five. Next year, I can go to as many games as I want and work as much concession stand duty as I want, but next year, my son will…