10:45 am
Tue March 9, 2004

Separate Death Penalty Trials Ordered for Kentucky Men

AP – Separate Federal Death Penalty trials will be held
for two Kentucky jail escapees charged with the
kidnapping and murder of a woman from Galvants
Ferry, South Carolina. U-S District Judge Joe Anderson
says he would like to try Branden Basham and Chadrick
Fulks at the same time before different juries. However,
Judge Anderson says he doesn't have enough room in
his courtroom.

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2:17 pm
Mon March 8, 2004

House Speaker Pro Tem Says Gambling Bill Won't Pass

Frankfort, KY – House Speaker Pro Tem Larry Clark says he
doesn't think his legislation to expand gambling
in Kentucky will pass. Clark met with members of the
horse racing industry at his office, but he says they were
unable to agree on final details on a plan for expanded

Clark has proposed legislation that would ask voters
whether they want a constitutional amendment to allow
for casino gambling. Clark's plan calls for nine casinos
across the state.

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11:18 am
Mon March 8, 2004

Akbar Arraignment Set for Tuesday at Fort Knox

Fort Knox, KY – The American soldier accused of carrying out a
grenade attack against other Americans in Kuwait
last March will be arraigned tomorrow. Sergeant
Hasan Akbar is facing two counts of premeditated
murder and three counts of attempted murder in
the March 23rd attack at Camp Pennsylvania in

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1:33 pm
Fri March 5, 2004

Lawmakers May Change KEES Scholarship Program

Frankfort, KY – About sixteen thousand Kentucky college students
could lose scholarship money next year, under a
bill lawmakers are considering in Frankfort. The
measure was approved by the Senate Education
Committee yesterday.

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2:57 pm
Thu March 4, 2004

Sergeant Akbar to Face Summer Trial

Fort Bragg, NC – The Sergeant charged in a grenade attack at a
U-S base in Kuwait faces the death penalty in a
summer trial. Two Army officers were killed in the
attack and 14 people were injured.

Sergeant Hasan Akbar is charged in connection
with the March 23rd, 2003 attack on 101st Airborne
Division soldiers at Camp Pennsylvania in Kuwait.

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3:31 pm
Wed March 3, 2004

Congressman's Brother Shot in Lexington

Lexington, KY – The brother of Kentucky's newest U-S Congressman
is recovering from a gunshot wound. 37 year old
Matthew Chandler was shot in the abdomen Tuesday
as he sat in his car near a Lexington apartment complex.
Chandler is the younger brother of Congressman
Ben Chandler of Kentucky's Sixth District.

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1:48 pm
Wed March 3, 2004

Kentucky Joins Research Project with NASA

Frankfort, KY – Governor Fletcher has signed an agreement between
the state and NASA that calls for Kentucky to have a
larger role in developing research that could help in
getting to Mars and the Moon. As part of the pact,
Kentucky will have an office at the National Aeronautics
and Space Adminstration's Ames Research Center in
California. The Kentucky Science and Technology
corporation will pay its own expenses and operate the

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1:32 pm
Tue March 2, 2004

WKU Going to Court over Big Red Dispute

Bowling Green, KY – The Media Empire owned by Italian Prime Minister
Silvio Berlusconi is being sued by Western Kentucky
University and the company that handles the licensing
rights for the mascot known as "Big Red." University
officials say the Italian firm copied Big Red in developing
an Italian media character named Gabbibo.

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12:26 pm
Mon March 1, 2004

Governor Fletcher's Communications Director Resigns

Frankfort, KY – Aides to Governor Fletcher say Communications
Director Wes Irvin has stepped down from his job.
Press Secretary Jason Keller says Wes Irvin
returned to his native state of Virginia to spend time
with his family.

Irvin had been singled out for criticism last week
by House Speaker Jody Richards and House Majority
Leader Rocky Adkins. The criticism was for Irvin's
statement that Representative Harry Moberly of
Richmond "should show up for work."

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2:51 pm
Fri February 27, 2004

The Joe B. and Denny Talk Show

Louisville, Kentucky – They insist they're friends and hold no grudges over past meetings on the basketball floor. That's good, because Joe B. Hall of UK fame and former Louisville Coach Denny Crum have teamed up to do a talk-radio, call-in show.

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