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    • "They knew it was coming, but Jefferson County educators were frustrated and disappointed by Wednesday’s announcement that five more district schools had been selected for state-imposed overhauls because of poor academic performance. The five middle schools — Olmsted Academy North, Thomas Jefferson, Westport, Stuart and Myers — were among 19 across the state selected by the Kentucky Department of Education because their reading and math scores on last spring’s standardized tests were among the lowest in the state." [Courier-Journal]
    • "Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino had strong words for Big East defectors Syracuse and Pittsburgh Wednesday in Manhattan at the league's annual media day. Unfortunately for him, he chose the wrong analogy to make his point. 'My problem is not them leaving,' he said. 'My problem is you did it in 48 hours. Don't run away with a girl after one date when you've been dating someone else for three or four years. You've been dating this woman for 30 years, show a little respect.' This is the same Pitino who was embroiled in a scandal before last season for cheating on his wife of 30 years. The woman with whom he had the encounter, Karen Sypher, was sentenced to seven years in prison for extortion after she demanded $10 million from Pitino." [New York Daily News]

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    I'm a freelance writer, focusing on travel, food, and A&E. I've contributed to Condé Nast Traveler, Lonely Planet, Fox News, The Wall Street Journal, Air Canada's enRoute, Gawker Media's Gridskipper and Deadspin, USA Today, BlackBook, and Curbed. Previously I was a senior editor at Aol Travel and MapQuest. And, before that, director of content and editorial strategy for I also was the founding editor of Eater Louisville. Washington, DC based. Boston born. Kentucky Colonel.

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