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Way To Go, Louisville!

Every day more Louisville residents are leaving their car keys at home, strapping on a helmet and pedaling to work, shopping, and other familiar locations. As a result they’re getting healthier and wealthier with every pedal stroke. A perfect time to join them is during May, National Bike to Work Month. May is the perfect time to replace your car with your bike on the way to work, and with gas prices approaching $4 a gallon, you can collect an unexpected pay raise. Bike Louisville is in the process of planning a Bike to Work Day Celebration on Friday, May…


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Seeking Somebody to Love Queen

On Saturday, April 30, the Louisville Orchestra will present a concert at the Louisville Palace celebrating the Music of Queen. The show features a vocalist who sounds just like Freddie Mercury (and not like those guys in Wayne’s World). As the LO site puts it: Bridging the gulf between rock n’ roll and classical music, the Louisville Orchestra performs The Music of  Queen at the Louisville Palace. Amplified by a full rock band and delivering a fabulous rendition of Freddie Mercury’s vocals is Las Vegas star BrodyDolyniuk.  Creator Brent Havens guest conducts the ensemble as they capture Queen’s amazing vocal harmonies…


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Feeling Floody in River City

I don’t like this forecast, or the fact that Bud Schardein says he’s getting ready for flood conditions worse than he’s ever seen. Meanwhile, the show(s) must go on. I’ll be at the Yum! Center tonight for the Derby Festival Basketball Classic, checking out some of U of L’s new recruits.It won’t be affected by rain, at least. But based on yesterday’s media event and the flooding, it looks like next week’s steamboat race is in trouble. That event has really lost its luster recently, as there have been steamboat issues and a lack of interest by the media. And…


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Our Father Who Art…On the Bus – Bellarmine’s Father Dale

I had the pleasure of shaking the hand of Father Dale Cieslik at the celebration and tribute night following the triumphant return of the Bellarmine team to Knights Hall. By the time I arrived, the bleachers were packed to the rafters with welcoming fans, proud parents and alumni. Where could I possibly remain standing near the court to get a good look at the platform without being admonished by a Louisville Metro Policeman or campus security? That’s when I saw Father Dale. Why, I’d stand next to a priest and who would possibly ask me to move , right? For…


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Three UofL Athletes Arrested on Drug Charges

Two members of Louisville’s Men’s Soccer team and one member of the Diving team were arrested on the 500 block of Barbee Avenue Tuesday. Nick DeLeon, Brock Granger, and Cameron Dehn were found with a large amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, and were charged with one count of drug trafficking and one count of possession. Drug trafficking is a felony and will likely mean the end of their careers. Three other members of the soccer team were cited with possession of drug paraphernalia. Among them Junior Colin Rolfe, Senior Mark Knight, and Sophomore Michael Mauro. Louisville Athletic  Director Tom…


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The Heat is On

Mayor Greg Fischer and officials from the Community Foundation of Louisville and Metro United Way today announced 27 grants totaling $250,000 to area nonprofit organizations that help create a college-going culture in the Louisville community. This funding is in response to the vision created by 55,000 Degrees, a public-private partnership that is working to increase the number of people in our community with college degrees by 55,000 by the year 2020.  Over 140 requests for funding were received. Grants were awarded for programs that address five key “tipping points” that are predictors of students’ future success in their educational journey:…


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Firing up Louisville’s Downtown

They had a little breakfast/pep rally for downtown development this morning at the Seelbach, releasing a bunch of new numbers detailing how well we’re doing compared to cities like Nashville, Cincinnati and Indianapolis. U of L’s Paul Coomes compiled the data, and presented it along with the Louisville Downtown Development Corporation’s Alan DeLisle. Coomes mentioned, and it bears repeating, that it marked sort of a public return for DeLisle and staff member Patti Clare, injured in a scary, life-threatening accident last year. The breakfast was attended by about 300 folks interested in seeing downtown grow, from members of the Metro…



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What is the Obamacare Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB)?

By Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N. The Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) was very cleverly buried in the 2700 pages of Obamacare that NO ONE especially the Democrats who forced this legislation through Congress actually read. According to an article by Daily Caller writer Matthew Boyle, Congressman Phil Roe, M.D., a Tennessee Republican, the IPAB is the “real death panel” in the health care law for seniors. Cuts to Medicare are already happening and by 2014 more will be implemented for current Medicare recipients. According to National Review’s, Stanley Kurtz, “as IPAB caps Medicare payments for various services, the elderly…


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The world at your fingertips!

How do you spend your time on the computer? Work? Surfing? Exploring? Learning? With two words I’m about to show you a way to do what ever you do on the computer and kick it up a notch or two. Save time, get more out of your computer with “Google Alerts”!  Never heard of them? It’s simple and yes, Free! The alerts are a way for you to have Google actively and continually look for whatever interests you and bring the information back to you! The process is fairly straightforward and simple. 1)    Go to https://www.google.com/accounts/ 2)    Create a g-mail…