Mandy McLaren Louisville Courier Journal Published 2:14 PM EST Nov 9, 2018 FRANKFORT,Ky. — Despite consistent opposition from the state's public school teachers and their allies, the Kentucky Department of Education will push the state legislature during its upcoming session to pay for charter schools. "It is absolutely a priority," Commissioner Wayne Lewis said Friday, adding that the privately managed schools could be "an incredibly powerful tool in some places, particularly for raising achievement for low-income kids and kids of color." U of L Foundation: Professor sued after startup goes belly up JCPS bus crash: Multiple Iroquois High School students injured Lewis' pledge to push for money comes as the role of charter schools in Kentucky remains hotly debated. When thousands of teachers stormed the state Capitol this year in protest, many held signs stating their opposition to charters. The controversy also carried into the 2018 elections, with … [Read more...] about Kentucky charter schools: Wayne Lewis to push for money
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By Lauren Pack, Staff Writer BUTLER COUNTY — Scammers trying to con people out of money are using the names of actual deputies, according to Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones.A victim reported today that someone called him advising he is “Major Mike Craft” with the Butler County Sheriff’s Office. The alleged Craft then told the man he had an active warrant for missing jury duty. MORE: Counterfeit cash popping up in Oxford Victims in these cases are told to purchase Green Dot cards from a local store and read the numbers off the card to the suspect over the phone, according to the sheriff’s officeThese scammers are normally not located in the country, according to the sheriff’s office. However, they visit law enforcement websites and get names and titles of employees. Recommended for you Recommended for you Recommended for you Most read 1 Ohio State Issue 1: What is the criminal justice ballot issue? 2 Spectrum … [Read more...] about That call for money from the sheriff’s office? It’s a scam, and here’s what Sheriff Jones wants you to know.
Jeff Stein, The Washington Post Published 5:34 am PDT, Tuesday, October 23, 2018 Pigs at a Smithfield Foods Inc. pork processing facility in Milan, Mo., on April 12, 2017. Pigs at a Smithfield Foods Inc. pork processing facility in Milan, Mo., on April 12, 2017. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Daniel Acker. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Daniel Acker. Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Pigs at a Smithfield Foods Inc. pork processing facility in Milan, Mo., on April 12, 2017. Pigs at a Smithfield Foods Inc. pork processing facility in Milan, Mo., on April 12, 2017. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Daniel Acker. Chinese-owned pork producer qualifies for money under Trump's farm bailout 1 / 1 Back to Gallery A Chinese-owned pork … [Read more...] about Chinese-owned pork producer qualifies for money under Trump’s farm bailout
John Cusack has acted in more than 80 movies over the past 35 years, and even he'll admit that not all of them are good. Everyone's seen at least one of his films, such as "Sixteen Candles," "Being John Malkovich," "Grosse Point Blank," "Serendipity," "Hot Tub Time Machine," "High Fidelity," "2012," "Better Off Dead" ("I want my two dollars!") and "Identity." You might have even seen his more recent roles in "Adult World," filmed in Syracuse six years ago, or "Chi-Raq" and "Love & Mercy." You probably have a favorite -- maybe even a guilty pleasure like "Con Air" -- but few would argue any of his roles are as iconic and as unforgettable as Lloyd Dobler "Say Anything..." The 1989 film, written and directed by Cameron Crowe, featured Cusack holding a boombox over his head and playing Peter Gabriel's "In Your Eyes" for Diane Court (Ione Skye) alongside a cast that included John Mahoney, Lili Taylor, Jeremy Piven and Cusack's sister, Joan Cusack. Cusack will be in … [Read more...] about John Cusack: Sometimes you do movies for money, sometimes for art (interview)
By Al Saracevic Updated 2:00 pm PDT, Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Some people call them “revenue games.” Others call them “paycheck games” or “cupcake games.” Some refer to their opponents as “patsies.” Every year, dozens of absurd mismatches show up on the college football schedule, pitting tiny schools against powerhouses. The bigger schools pay their patsies for the privilege, giving the smaller universities a much-needed stream of revenue. The results are predictable. Last year, San Jose State went to Texas and got creamed 56-0. They limped home with $1 million in their coffers. This Saturday, Cal will host an overmatched Idaho State team in Strawberry Canyon. Stanford, ranked No. 9 in the country, will host the mighty Aggies of UC Davis. You can call this whatever you want. I’ll call it what it is: Wrong. Both sides of this ugly equation have their reasoning. Players for the UC Davis Aggies walk out of the tunnel … [Read more...] about A mismatch for money: College football should be ashamed of so-called ‘revenue games’