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Assault on Houston for Local TV

Welcome to Opening Day. No, I don’t mean for the Reds, though they take on the Brewers at a chilly Great American Ballpark this afternoon. And the Bats don’t open up at Slugger until next week. No, it’s opening day for the local TV station assault on Houston (imagine graphic: ASSAULT ON HOUSTON! 2011). So if you really don’t want to miss a moment of the UK coverage, let this be your guide. Or go back to calling in and complaining about UK fans to Tony Vanetti on the radio. WAVE-TV, which claimed last night to be the ONLY local…


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YPAL: Entrepreneurship Seminar

In the corner conference room of Kentucky’s Life Science and Innovation Center Nucleus some of Louisville’s most brilliant minds gathered.  The Young Professionals Association of Louisville hosted the Entrepreneur Seminar, a gathering dedicated to helping young professionals understand the different avenues of entrepreneurship and how to translate ideas into real business venture opportunities. YPAL, along with the University of Louisville College of Business, brought together a group of people that generated such a feeling of electricity that I could imagine a light bulb fully illuminating without the need of socket if held in the middle of the room. The Panel…


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Bellarmine Knights – A Few Days Later

First of all, if you missed it, here is the celebration from Knights Hall held on Tuesday evening, March 29, 2011. If you didn’t hear the throb of BTO’s “Takin’ Care of Business” or “I Got a Feeling (Tonight I Gonna Be a Good Night”) from Black Eyed Peas echoing from the campus speakers at dusk, you had to be a couple of zip codes away. A few steps up the concrete ramp and the generator-like hum was revealed as I looked out upon wall to wall bleachers filled with fans. A platform with the NCAA trophy in the center,…


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Bob, perhaps not a Great Man, but a Great Play

In the interest of full disclosure, I wanted to see Bob because I know there was some connection to White Castle. I, like many, have a love-hate relationship with the slider. A once-a-year indulgence usually preceeded by being perhaps a bit “overserved.” How could a piece of Americana be inspiration for a play at Actors Theatre of Louisville? Talk about mixing low cuisine with high culture. Part of the Humana Festival of New American Plays, Bob was written by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb. Nachtrieb was inspired and intrigued back in 2009 as he was working on another play at ATL and…


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Just What You Knead?

So you started running in December, you’ve steadily increased your mileage, you are only a couple of weeks from, the Half marathon (I just can’t call 13.1 miles of running a MINI ) and suddenly you are dealing with sore knees, tight hamstrings, and aching Achilles.  I used to think this type of ailment was just part of the package. After 10 marathons and years of training I figured, you run long and far enough and you start to break down.  “Not so” says the owner of Fleet Feet Sports.  Jeff Wells is nearly certain he can cure what ails…


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New Traffic Lane Isn’t Helping

Has anyone else noticed the increased traffic buildup that’s happening at the newly remodeled I-64 and Watterson Expressway? This is totally bugging the crap out of me. An entire right lane was added along I-64 between Hurstbourne and the Watterson interchange. I thought the point was to relieve the 3 lane buildup but now, all the traffic starts building up around Hurstbourne in the only lane devoted to Watterson West bound traffic. The root of the problem begins way over at the intersection of Breckenridge and Dutchmans Lane. Cars begin to back up, spill out onto the Watterson Westbound which…


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All Your Real News About Louisville

Fake, Fake, Fake: Hey, I’m a little busy doing the ROFL thing with LEO’s Fake April Fools issue. It came out today, so you know to be prepared when the real jokes start coming tomorrow. The cover story really is priceless. Favorite fake quote, from a fake Charles Buddeke “. . . none fulfill our vision, funding requirements or insatiable sexual appetites quite like a floating pleasure dome where social mores do not apply.” But this is Real: The city issued its first citations under the new adult entertainment ordinance. PT’s on East Market, along with 2 clubs on 7th…


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Mayor Greg Fischer: 79 Days and Counting

  By Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N. Full disclosure, I did not vote for Louisville Metro Mayor Greg Fischer.  I am conservative.  My voting record is independent, however. I voted for Mayor Abramson & President Clinton. In the mayor election cycle, I helped my friend and fellow Church member, Hal Heiner, in his campaign.  However, I liked what then Candidate Fischer had to say when he was debating Heiner before the election. I have to admit I didn’t even know anything about Greg Fischer at that point except that he was running against Hal Heiner. I remember thinking after the…


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DaMarcus Smith Denied Release from UCF

DaMarcus Smith is starting to look like the prodigal son. Smith asked Coach George O’Leary for a release from his letter of intent to the University of Central Florida. Smith was originally committed to the University of Louisville, but in a now infamous turn of events reconsidered announcing that he signed with the Knights. O’Leary denied Smith’s request today, saying “the big thing is you sign a legal document and that’s what it is – a legal document. I’ve never in all my coaching given a release to an NLI and I’m not about to start. And he knew that….


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Time to Care about Education

That email headline really caught my attention — “Louisville Turns up the Heat on Education.” It was one of those cheeky emails from the Friend of Lou bunch touting the 55,000 Degree project. It’s a goal set by education leaders last year to increase the number of people with college degrees — the goal is 40,000 bachelors and 15,000 associates degrees by 2020. The logic is simple — the more smart people around, the more money they’ll make and the more prosperous the entire community. It’s a public-private partnership financed by local foundations — they’ve somehow come up with more…