Friday morning links: Gubernatorial form today; Giffords plays with iPad

Herald Staff

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The WKU men’s basketball team can still win games after all. The Tops rode a big first half Thursday to an 84-75 win at South Alabama, snapping a six-game losing streak.

WKU’s Board of Regents meets today. You can view a preview and full meeting agenda here, and live updates at

Three gubernatorial candidates will debate on Friday in Louisville thanks to an event sponsored by the Kentucky Press Association. Steve Beshear isn’t one of them.

Vette magazine’s March 2011 issue features writer Walt Thurn’s road trip to Bowling Green. Surprisingly enough, he made the trek in a Corvette.


U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords went outside and played with an iPad on Thursday as part of her continued physical therapy.

Google has a new CEO effective April 4. No word on how this affects daily design changes of the home page.

A train in California cut a car in half and the driver lived, but he was then arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.

As if 300,000 secret government cables weren’t exciting enough, there’s a “thriller” of a film set to be released on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange later this year.

Jesse James and Kat Von D are engaged. James and Von D began dating last summer amid a public divorce to James’ ex-wife, Sandra Bullock.