Much progress has been made in the past fifty years to identify and prevent child abuse. Last week the Journal of the American Medical Association updated its 1962 original publication which introduced the Battered Child Syndrome. This ground breaking study broadened the term “child abuse” to include “child maltreatment,” encouraged the development of child protective services agencies, and changed the way physicians cared for children with injuries.
A federal judge has ruled that a former University of Louisville nursing student waived her free speech rights by signing an honor code and can't collect damages after being dismissed from school over a blog post. U.S. District Judge Charles R. Simpson III today dismissed a lawsuit brought by Nina Yoder, who claimed the school improperly dropped her from the nursing program because she blogged some details of a woman's birth. The blog post didn't identify the patient, but included details about the woman's experience in giving birth and multiple editorial comments.
The University of Louisville/University of Kentucky rivalry will reach new heights tomorrow night when the Cards and the Cats clash in the NCAA Final Four in New Orleans. And as each team’s coach tries to play down any personal rivalry this week, Louisville Head Coach Rick Pitino acknowledges the die-hard nature of many fans, especially when it comes to games like this one.
“It ends up with a lot of bad marriages. A lot of mixed marriages that end up bad. You have a Louisville woman with a Kentucky man and it always ends up bad,”
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer presented his Lexington counterpart with a bottle of Woodford Reserve Bourbon today as part of a friendly wager on who will win the Final Four matchup between U of L and UK.
Fischer says Lexington Mayor Jim Gray needs to brace himself for a loss in New Orleans.
“I think later this week you all need to be focused on starting to medicate yourself because there’s going to be a huge disappointment in Catland come Saturday.”