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By Carl T. Rowan | November 16, 1990
CAN YOU IMAGINE a situation in which the pupils raise more money for public schools by selling candy and magazines than elected officials raise through local taxes?Floyd County, Kentucky, in 1988.Can you imagine a school district so short of money that it couldn't hire nine badly-needed teachers, a counselor, people to teach art, music and physical education, and regularly ran out of chalk and paper?Bell County, in the poor mining region of southeastern Kentucky.But that was before Bell and 65 other Kentucky counties filed a lawsuit arguing that it violated the rights of many thousands of children to have their educational system spend well over $3,000 per pupil in metropolitan suburbs, but less than $1,800 per student in wretched Appalachian counties.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,Sun Staff Writer | March 13, 1995
EMMITSBURG -- It's going to be a battle of the blues in Memphis.But beyond their blue-and-white uniforms, No. 1 seed Kentucky and No. 16 seed Mount St. Mary's have little in common. They meet in a first-round NCAA tournament game Thursday at the Pyramid after the selection committee yesterday paired one of college basketball's storied teams against the Northeast Conference champion for the second time in three years.The news was well-received in the sweltering Mount St. Mary's student union, where about 800 students jammed in last evening to watch the pairings on a big-screen television.
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April 2, 2012
Don Markus, reporter Kansas 71, Kentucky 69: There are some coaches who are destined not to win a national championship. Not saying that John Calipari is the Guy V. Lewis of his generation, but Bill Self coached a less talented Jayhawks  team over Calipari and Derrick Rose-led Memphis to win it all in 2008. It's going to happen again.  Chris Korman, content editor Kentucky 67, Kansas 55: This Wildcats team is no different than most of the teams John Calipari has led to the Final Four.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | November 10, 2012
A largely untested Maryland team opened a promising basketball season Friday night hoping to deliver a performance worthy of its big moment - a chance to knock off defending national champion Kentucky in front of a sellout crowd at the stylish, new $1 billion Barclays Center. Even coach Mark Turgeon had to wonder: Could the Terps - who didn't make the postseason last year - manage to play big enough so early in the season to match their imposing surroundings? Turgeon's concerns seemed merited as the Terps looked skittish early.
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By Ron Green Jr. and Ron Green Jr.,Knight-Ridder | December 11, 1990
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- In a classic matchup that was anything but classically beautiful last night, North Carolina beat Kentucky 84-81 by the seat of its pants.North Carolina's win, full of turnovers and one dreadful half of basketball, propelled the Tar Heels into the No. 1 spot on the all-time college basketball victory list with 1,484 wins, one more than Kentucky.But until the bizarre finish, which included North Carolina's King Rice setting up the game-winning basket while sitting on his rear end near midcourt, 18th-ranked Kentucky had the ninth-ranked Tar Heels in serious danger in the Smith Center.
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By Sports Digest | December 29, 2010
College basketball No. 11 Kentucky men use Coppin as tuneup in 91-61 rout Terrence Jones scored 18 points, Brandon Knight added 17 points and eight assists, and 11th-ranked Kentucky rolled by Coppin State, 91-61, on Tuesday in its final tuneup before a showdown with rival Louisville on New Year's Eve. The Wildcats (10-2) shot 57 percent from the field — including 74 percent in the second half — to overwhelm the Eagles. Doron Lamb , fresh off a school freshman-record 32-point performance in a rout of Winthrop last week, scored 17 points and DeAndre Liggins added 10 points, eight rebounds and six assists for Kentucky.
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By Don Markus | March 31, 1997
What: NCAA tournament championship gameWhere: RCA Dome, IndianapolisWhen: Tonight, 9: 12Line: Kentucky by 7How they got here: Kentucky defeated Montana, 92-54; Iowa, 75-69; St. Joseph's, 83-68; Utah, 72-59; and Minnesota, 78-69. Arizona beat South Alabama, 65-57; College of Charleston, 73-69; Kansas, 85-82; Providence, 96-92, in overtime; and North Carolina, 66-58.Conference record: Kentucky finished 15-3, second in the SEC East. Arizona finished 11-7, fifth in the Pac-10.Ranking: Kentucky was No. 5 in final AP poll, Arizona No. 15.NCAA tournament record: Kentucky is 77-34 in 39 appearances with 12 Final Four trips and six championships.
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By Don Markus | March 29, 1997
What: NCAA tournament semifinalWhere: RCA Dome, IndianapolisWhen: Tonight, 8: 17 p.m. or approximately 30 minutes after first gameTV: Ch. 13, 9Latest line: Kentucky by 6 1/2How they got here: Minnesota won the Big Ten for an automatic bid, then beat Southwest Texas, 78-46, and Temple, 76-57, in Midwest Regional at Kansas City; defeated Clemson, 90-84, in double overtime and UCLA, 80-72, at San Antonio; Kentucky received at at-large bid out of the SEC, then...
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By Holly Holland and Holly Holland,Special to The Sun | January 8, 1995
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Six years ago, the best you could say about Kentucky's schools is that they weren't in Mississippi.For most of its 200-year history, Kentucky stood with Mississippi near the bottom of nearly every measure of educational success. Today, Kentucky is considered a national model of education reform. Spending and test scores are up substantially, as its schools are in their fifth year of implementing the country's most comprehensive state plan for improving instruction, including:* Primary classes that drop traditional first-grade, second-gradestructure for multi-age, multi-ability groups.
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By Carol L. Bowers and Carol L. Bowers,Staff Writer | May 28, 1992
BEL AIR -- A mother trying to prevent unsupervised contact between her ex-husband, who is on probation for child sex abuse, and her 5-year-old daughter agreed yesterday to come out of hiding and accept a Harford County Circuit Court judge's offer to turn the child over to Kentucky authorities.In a telephone interview from an undisclosed location, the woman, whose name is being withheld to protect the child-abuse victim, said she was "going for the deal" to turn herself and the child over to the Kentucky Department for Social Services.
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