4:33 pm
Fri July 9, 2004

Congressional Candidate Calls for Repeal of Out-Sourcing Tax Breaks

Louisville, KY – Congressional Candidate Nick Clooney is calling
for the repeal of federal tax breaks for companies
that shift jobs overseas.Clooney is running against
Republican Geoff Davis in Kentucky's Fourth
Congressional District.

Clooney, who is a Democrat, says Congress should reward tax
incentives to companies that expand their work
forces in the United States. The Davis campaign says their
candidate supports a tax system that encourages
U-S productivity.

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1:48 pm
Fri July 9, 2004

Artificial Heart Patient Breathing on his Own

Louisville, KY – The maker of an artificial heart says a patient
who received the device in early May is breathing
on his own and is out of intensive care. Abiocor
says the patient, who has not been publicly
identified, is in stable condition.

The patient has lived more than sixty days at
Jewish Hospital with the totally implantable
pump. The patient is one of two people living
with the softball-sized pump, which is made
of titanium and plastic.

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4:02 pm
Thu July 8, 2004

Bush Administration Officials to Testify About Fletcher's Plane

Washington, D.C. – Officials from the Bush Administration are scheduled
to testify before Congress today, regarding problems
encountered when Governor Fletcher's plane caused
an evacuation of the U-S Capitol. The incident took place
the day the body of former President Reagan was placed
in the U-S Capitol for public processions.

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11:13 am
Thu July 8, 2004

State Tax Collectors Working Overtime

Frankfort, KY – State tax collectors in Kentucky are working overtime this
year. Officials say collection of delinquent taxes has increased
about thirty percent for the year, with about 15 million dollars
more collected than last year.

The acting Director of the Finance Cabinet says its the
best six months for tax collection ever in the state. Officals
say they have already taken in 68 million dollars in
delinquent taxes during the first six months of the year.

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4:47 pm
Wed July 7, 2004

Price of Corvette Sports Car to Change

Bowling Green, KY – The price of the 2005 Chevrolet Corvette sports
car is going down, but some features that were
standard in the past will now cost extra. The
price of the car, which is built in Bowling Green,
will start at 45 thousand dollars. That's a drop
of about 400 dollars from the 2004 model.

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3:55 pm
Wed July 7, 2004

Group Representing State Workers Joins Lawsuit

Frankfort, KY – A group representing state employees has asked to
join a lawsuit over the state budget. The group claims
state workers should get a five percent pay raise this

The Kentucky Association of State Employees filed
suit in Franklin Circuit Court. The group is contesting
Governor Fletcher's decision to give state government
employees a two percent pay raise this fiscal year,
rather than a state-mandated five percent increase.

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10:07 am
Tue July 6, 2004

Bar Association Will Consider Ethics of Internet Advertising

Louisville, KY – The Kentucky Bar Association is scheduled this month
to consider the ethics of lawyers using internet advertising
to attract business. The case arises from a dispute between
two Kentucky attorneys who specialize in ethics.

The issue centers on whether an attorney can use search-
engine advertising to land business from a person
searching for a competitor.

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9:05 am
Tue July 6, 2004

Storm Damage Clean-up Underway

Bowling Green, KY – Several parts of Kentucky are recovering from a string
of strong thunderstorms that raced across the Commonwealth
yesterday. The storms brought heavy rain and high winds
that toppled trees and knocked out power.

Daviess County 9-1-1 Director Paul Nave says dozens of
downed trees blocked roads across Davies County
yesterday. A significant portion of the county lost power
as a result of the falling trees.

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1:01 pm
Fri July 2, 2004

Lawyers Have Nine More Days to Submit Case Law in Goodrum Case

Bowling Green, KY – The special judge presiding over the dormitory fire
murder case in Bowling Green is giving attorneys
nine more days to submit case law, regarding the
question of whether he is bound by previous rulings
against providing bond in the case. The previous
bond rulings came from Judge Joseph Huddleston,
before special judge Tom Castlen was assigned to
the case.

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11:42 am
Wed June 30, 2004

State Auditor Undergoes Colon Surgery

Lexington, KY – Kentucky State Auditor Crit Luallen has successfully
undergone surgery this morning to remove a section
of her colon, which contained a tumor. According to
a news release from her office, a preliminary biopsy
indicates that the growth was benign.

Dr. John Stewart performed the surgery at St.Joseph's
Hospital in Lexington, and he anticipates a full recovery.
Ms. Luallen in expected to stay in the hospital the next
four to seven days.

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