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A better mousetrap: ‘Whose Line’ stars bring improv to the Palace

Colin Mochrie first appeared in the British version of the hit improvisation show “Whose Line is it Anyway?” in 1991. It was the beginning of a wonderful relationship between himself, his fellow actors and audiences worldwide, in part because of the show’s syndication on Comedy Central.

WHAT A WEEK

Where the rubber meets the rubber Rubbertown’s American Synthetic Rubber Co., without whose tires your SUV could not carry you to your oncologist, installed a new pollution-control device that will reduce its emissions of 1,3-butadiene from 120,000 pounds to less than 10,000 pounds per year. Thanks to the new $3 million dollar cancer condom, company officials believe your next tumor will be up to 90-percent smaller.

Under the big top in Frankfort

State lawmakers are converging on Frankfort for what some observers hail as the greatest show on Earth — or at least the greatest circus in politics: the reliably irregular regular session of the Kentucky General Assembly. And this year’s convergence has a cacophony of conflicts playing in the background.

The LEO 2005 Not-Good-For-Nothing Quiz

The LEO 2005 Not-Good-For-Nothing Quiz  “Only a good-for-nothing is not interested in his past.”

An arena scorecard

 All of the players involved with the downtown arena debate vow that their primary goal is to “do what’s best for the city and the state.” But what they don’t talk about are their hidden agendas, which may trump all else. Everyone has one. The challenge is to figure out what’s behind each player’s position. 

Rumblings From the World of Sports

Hoosierectomy on hold. Those same IU stalwarts who a month ago were absolutely resolute that Mike Davis wouldn’t coach the Crimson and Cream next season aren’t, uh, quite so sure now. Funny how having the best three-ball team in the land zips the lips of the naysayers.

Paradise found: Warm weather, good hoops can heal a Gator wound

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. — Well, football season is over, and we’re probably better for it. The Gator Bowl was a bust, though its officials were dead wrong about the allegiance of Cardinals fans looking to get off on a temperate climate and the hope that Hunter Cantwell could pull off a miracle. The Cards faithful overwhelmed and embarrassed timid Virginia Techies, all rowdy and — with a few sad exceptions — loyal to the final gun, filling the Red half of the stadium with big-time stamina and class (four relatively large sections of the upper deck on the Tech side were covered by tarps adorned with the Jacksonville Jaguars logo; there were none on the Red side).

A glimpse of the real world: Two-year-old Mennonite program throws young adults into the thick of city life

This is a story of six strangers who were picked to live in a renovated convent in Louisville, to live a life of simplicity by helping strangers in a city where they’re strangers themselves.

No, it’s not a new reality show. But here’s their story.

Rumblings From the World of Sports

Lordy, hoops fans sure are testy these daze. Mizzou’s Quin Snyder: gone. (You read it here months ago.) The Drain The Tub Crowd is smelling blood down the road. I repeat: So nasty has it become, the Tubmeister is seriously considering moving on. (And where did you first read — in November — that this year’s Cats would be Team Turmoil II?)

This little piggy sat on the story: When a daily newspaper has a monopoly, news becomes a commodity

“All pigs are equal, but some pigs are more equal than others.