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2:28 pm
Wed March 12, 2003

WKU Basketball Teams Head To NCAA Tournament

Bowling Green, Kentucky – The Western Kentucky Hilltopper Basketball team and the WKU Lady Toppers are Sun Belt Conference Tournament Champions. The Lady Toppers defeated Middle Tennessee State 86 to 83 in the final game of the Sun Belt Conference Women's Basketball Tournament. The WKU men's team then defeated Middle Tennessee State by a score of 64 to 52. It was the third consecutive Sun Belt Conference Tournament Championship for the Hilltoppers.

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12:03 pm
Wed March 12, 2003

Campbellsville Firm Will Make Military T-Shirts

Campbellsville, Kentucky – The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded a contract to a Campbellsville company to produce white and brown crewneck t-shirts for the armed forces. The contract with Campbellsville Apparel Company is for more than nine million dollars, to be spread over a two year period. The contract comes from the Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency.

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12:40 pm
Thu March 6, 2003

Whitfield Heads To Turkey

Washington, D.C. – First District Congressman Ed Whitfield will meet with leaders in Turkey in an attempt to persuade those leaders to permit deployment of more than 60,000 U.S. troops. The Republican from western Kentucky and Congressman Robert Wexler of Florida co-chair the House Turkish Caucus. The U.S. hopes to use Turkey as a base for a northern operation, if a war starts against Iraq.

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10:40 am
Thu March 6, 2003

Elson Named Head Football Coach

Bowling Green, Kentucky – Former Hilltopper Defensive Coordinator David Elson has returned to Western Kentucky University to lead the 1AA National Championship football team. After leaving Western earlier this year to become an Assistant Coach at West Virginia, the 31 year old Elson says he intends to oversee an aggressive recruiting effort. The Butler University graduate is also hinting that the team will feature a balanced offense.

Former Hilltopper football coach Jack Harbaugh resigned from the position on February 28th.

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1:10 pm
Fri February 28, 2003

Kentucky Senate Passes Ten Commandments Bill

Frankfort, Kentucky – The Kentucky Senate has approved legislation that calls on Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to ensure that the Ten Commandments can be posted in public buildings, including schools. The Senate approved the measure by a 33 to 2 vote.

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10:22 am
Fri February 28, 2003

Morgantown Woman Pleads Guilty

Bowling Green, Kentucky – Vicky Baker of Morgantown, Kentucky has entered a guilty plea to five felony counts of misapplying funds on deposit at the Morgantown Bank and Trust. The combined maximum penalties for the offenses to which Baker pled guilty total up to 180 years imprisonment and fines of up to six million dollars.

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3:18 pm
Thu February 27, 2003

Students Speak Out For Higher Education

Frankfort, Kentucky – More than 200 college and university students from across Kentucky are calling on State lawmakers to support higher education. The students, and university personnel who accompanied them, arrived in Frankfort just hours after the State Senate passed their version of a new budget. State Senator Brett Guthrie of Bowling Green says the budget is tight, but he believes lawmakers are showing a commitment to preserving adequate funding for education.

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10:14 am
Thu February 27, 2003

Bunning and Boxer to Introduce Bill to Arm Cargo Pilots

Washington D.C. – Senator Jim Bunning and California Senator Barbara Boxer are expected to introduce legislation that would allow cargo pilots to carry arms. Although such pilots were originally included in the Federal Flight Deck Officer program passed by the Senate and House last year, the final version included in the Homeland Security Act removed them. This legislation, the "Arming cargo Pilots Against Terrorism Act", is expected to address that change.

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4:35 pm
Tue February 25, 2003

McConnell Returns To Work

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell has returned to Capitol Hill, following coronary artery by-pass surgery. The Louisville Republican has been recovering at his Washington, D.C. home since he underwent the surgery on February third. Surgeons at the National Naval Medical Center indicated after the operation that they were pleased with McConnell's recovery.

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1:26 pm
Tue February 25, 2003

House Passes Constitutional Amendment on Budget

Frankfort, Kentucky – The Kentucky House of Representatives have approved House Bill 27, which would require the General Assembly to stay in session until a state budget in enacted. The proposed constitutional amendment, if approved by voters, would extend the legislative session in even-numbered years beyond 60 days if no budget had been passed by that point.

The measure passed 97 to 1, and now moves to the Senate. A three-fifths majority is required in each chamber before a constitutional amendment is submitted to the voters.

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