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Study Shows Flu Shots Make a Big Difference

Updated: 10/04/2007 - With flu season fast approaching, a new study finds that the simple shot can make a big difference for senior citizens' health. Each year, the winter flu causes nearly 200,000 extra hospitalizations and 44,000 excess deaths in the United States.

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President Keeps Promise by Vetoing SCHIP Bill

Updated: 10/03/2007 - A bi-partisan measure to expand federal health insurance for young people comes to a halt by President Bush's pen. The president kept his promise to veto the bill, defying many Republicans who urged him to sign it.

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Crime Stoppers: Bicycle Thefts

Updated: 10/03/2007 - Bicyclists--keep your ride locked up! So many bicycles have been stolen recently, the thefts have made it on this week's Crime Stoppers.

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Candidates Speak on Health Care Policy

Posted: 10/03/2007 - Governor Ernie Fletcher is taking credit for improving care for Kentucky's most vulnerable citizens, but his Democratic challenger Steve Beshear faults the governor for his health care policy.

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Commission Passes Refinance Ordinance for ITA Bonds

Updated: 10/02/2007 - In its first reading, the Bowling Green City Commission passes an ordinance to refinance Intermodal Transportation Authority bonds. But it didn't happen without some opposition.

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Schools Putting Too Much Emphasis on Tests?

Updated: 10/02/2007 - Last April had students and teachers sweating in preparation for the annual "CATS" test. On Oct. 2, the scores were released, with 72-percent of Kentucky schools scoring "proficient" and "distinguished" ratings.

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Rotten Neighbors? Call Them Out

Updated: 10/02/2007 - As the village president of Pingree Grove, Ill., a small town about an hour northwest of Chicago, Clint Carey has come to expect anonymous Internet criticism of the way he does his job.

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Another E.coli Case Reported in Ky. School

Updated: 10/02/2007 - WBKO has learned a seven-year-old student at Clarkson Elementary in Grayson County has contracted the E.coli bacteria. The student has not been at school since Sept. 27.

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Young Couple Gets Married on a Whim

Updated: 10/03/2007 - Most people spend months planning their wedding, but after finding out he was being deployed to Iraq in just a few short days, Adam Hampton couldn't wait that long.

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Commission to Decide ITA Bond Issue

Updated: 10/02/2007 - Should the city foot the bill for Transpark bonds? The answer to that question will become clearer at the Bowling Green City Commission meeting Oct. 2.

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Britney Spears Loses Custody of Children

Updated: 10/02/2007 - Spears' attorney says she lost custody of her children because she failed to produce a California Driver's License and because she allegedly missed a drug and alcohol test.

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Concert Benefits Blind Child

Updated: 10/02/2007 - Jackson Blackford is one of five children in the entire world to be selected for a research study using umbilical cord stem cells. Jackson was born with "Optic Nerve Hypoplasia," which left him blind.

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OJ Simpson Ordered to Surrender Rolex

Updated: 10/02/2007 - The judge says the expensive wristwatch and other assets have to be turned over to satisfy the judgment that found Simpson liable for the deaths of his ex-wife Nicole and her friend Ron Goldman.

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Leaning Tower of Sand Gap

Updated: 10/02/2007 - The Jackson County leaner is a water tower that was recently constructed at the site of a former quarry off U.S. 421. Officials are concerned the Kentucky tower might fall on someone.

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USDA Declares Kentucky a Natural Disaster Area

Updated: 10/02/2007 - The current drought condition, combined with frigid temperatures over Easter weekend, devastated many agriculture products. The drought also impacted Kentucky's cattle producers who are struggling to secure adequate pasture and hay for their herds.

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Amish Community Remembers Schoolhouse Tragedy

Updated: 10/02/2007 - Amish families have been following custom, keeping to their homes to privately mark the anniversary of last year's massacre of five girls at a schoolhouse.

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Voter Registration Week Under Way

Posted: 10/02/2007 - Officials hope numbers of new voters will reflect its success. Kentucky took part in the 2004 and 2006 National Voter Registration Weeks, which are only held during federal election cycles.

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Most Ky. Student Proficient or Distinguished in Reading

Posted: 10/02/2007 - Most of the students who took the reading portion of government-mandated achievement tests in April scored either "proficient" or "distinguished." That's good news in a state that's on a push to improve its academic standings.

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Bowling Green Runaway Found in Va.

Posted: 10/02/2007 - A Bowling Green runaway is found in Virginia and the man she was with is now facing felony charges. Thirteen-year-old Barbara Ann Mosley was last seen in Bowling Green Sept. 18.

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