Chinese-language news site NetEase on Monday claimed that Apple’s “iPad mini” will be introduced during the third quarter this year. While details were limited, the report stated that Apple will have as many as 6 million units ready for launch, all of which it will likely need if the rumored price point of between $249 and $299 pans out, as NetEase claimed.
The Big Blue Nation will have another opportunity to celebrate Kentucky’s 2012 National Championship this week as the UK men’s basketball staff takes part in the UK Men’s Basketball National Championship Trophy Tour presented by Verizon Wireless.
Fans will have photo opportunities with the trophy beginning on Thursday in Eastern Kentucky, where the tour will begin with three separate stops. On Friday, the tour will hit four cities in Central and Western Kentucky. At each stop, Coach John Calipari will address the fans and take questions from the crowd.
The Trophy Tour will make a stop in Paducah on Friday between 7:30-8:30 pm at the Kroger store on Park Avenue.
Lotto officials said about 1.5 billion $1 tickets were sold.
Last week, an expert said to avoid letting the computer pick your numbers, but at least two of the winning tickets were “quick picks”.
The winning numbers were: 2-4-23-38-46 and Mega Ball 23.
Lottery officials said the lucky tickets were purchased at a 7-Eleven store in Milford Mill, Maryland, near Baltimore, and the Motomart convenience store in the southern Illinois farming town of Red Bud. Kansas had not released details yet of the winning ticket.
The retail outlets will receive $500,000 for selling a winning ticket.
The three tickets were worth more than $213 million before taxes, if the payout was over 26 years. If taken in a lump sum, the windfall would be about $105.1 million each.
WKYT-TV reports that Police were called to Georgetown Dialysis Clinic, but arrived after things had calmed down.
Apparently, Charles Taylor was talking to another man while he waited to get his treatment, and was sharing his opinion about the Kentucky-Louisville game in Saturday’s NCAA Tournament. As a Louisville fan, he thought the Cardinals were going to win. However, Kentucky fan Ed Wilson disagreed, and thought Taylor was “running his mouth”, so he told him to shut up. Taylor says that he was talking to someone else, but when Wilson spoke up and followed the comment with “the finger”, he walked over and struck Wilson.
Wilson said he was hooked up to the dialysis machine, and couldn’t do anything. Although he said he’s sorry the incident happened, he still hopes that the Wildcats win the game.
Georgetown Police say that this is the first time they’ve been called to a dialysis clinic for a fist-fight, but since no charges were filed, they consider the case closed.
Together with partners Kym Johnson and Mark Ballas, White and Jenkins tied for first place, earning an impressive 26 points each out of the available 30.
Telenovela star William Levy and partner Cheryl Burke are hot on their trail with 24 points. Tied for third are Gladys Knight and Tristan MacManus, Sherri Shepherd and Val Chmerkovskiy, Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower, and Jack Wagner and Anna Trebunskaya, each with 23 points.
Jaleel White (aka “Steve Urkel” from “Family Matters”) closed the night with a bang, performing the foxtrot to Frank Sinatra’s “The Way You Look Tonight.” Judge Len Goodman told him, “Without a doubt, this is the best first show of any season.”
The complete rankings:
Jaleel White, Kym Johnson: 26/30
Katherine Jenkins, Mark Ballas: 26/30
William Levy, Cheryl Burke: 24/30
Gladys Knight, Tristan MacManus: 23/30
Sherri Shepherd, Val Chmerkovskiy: 23/30
Roshon Fegan, Chelsie Hightower: 23/30
Jack Wagner, Anna Trebunskaya: 23/30
Donald Driver, Peta Murgatroyd: 21/30
Maria Menounos, Derek Hough: 21/30
Martina Navratilova, Tony Dovoloni: 20/30
Melissa Gilbert, Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 20/30
Gavin DeGraw, Karina Smirnoff: 20/30
Ever since he broke onto the scene with ‘My Name Is’ in 1999, Eminem has been recognized as one of the best rappers America has ever produced. Over the course of his long-running career, Em has released seven studio albums, with five of them shooting to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. So out of the LPs he has released thus far (March 14, 2012), which Eminem album is your favorite?
In 1996, Em independently released his debut studio album ‘Infinite,’ and despite its lack of mainstream success, this album help shape and guide Em towards the artist he is today. Mr. Mathers skyrocketed into the superstar realm after the release of his Grammy-winning, second studio album ‘The Slim Shady LP,’ featuring singles like ‘My Name Is’ and ‘Guilty Conscience’ with Dr. Dre. Next, in 2000, Em won a Grammy for Best Rap Album for his ‘Marshall Mathers LP,’ featuring singles like ‘Stan’ and ‘The Real Slim Shady.’
Eminem took home his third Grammy for Best Rap Album for 2002?s ‘The Eminem Show’ — the album produced hits like ‘Without Me,’ ‘Sing for the Moment,’ and ‘Cleanin’ Out My Closet.’ In 2004, the sharp-tongued rapper dropped ‘Encore,’ unleashing songs like ‘Mockingbird’ and ‘Like Toy Soldiers’ to his fans. In 2009, Slim Shady returned to music after a hiatus with ‘Relapse’ (‘Crack a Bottle,’ ‘We Made You’) and made a big comeback in 2010 with his critically-acclaimed album ‘Recovery’ (‘Love the Way You Lie,’ ‘Not Afraid,’ ‘No Love’).
It looks like Drake needs some ‘Practice’ on learning how to stay humble. According to AllHipHop, the Canadian rapper was supposed to be featured on the cover of the February / March issue of Vibe magazine but his diva attitude was too much to handle.
Vibe contributor Lola Ogunnaike told the website that Drizzy was scheduled to be the cover star with the accompanying story titled, ‘The Dark Side of Aubrey Graham.’ However, when it came time to do the photo shoot, he was eight hours late and didn’t want to wear any of the clothes that was picked by the stylist.
“He brought his own clothes, which was mostly Hemès and leather bomber jackets,” revealed a source who was also at the shoot. “But it was a shoot about spring fashion. He was going on and on about wearing his leather bomber, and wasn’t letting it go. He said the [female] stylist was too aggressive, that he wasn’t a model and he wasn’t feeling the vibe. He hopped in his SUV and left.”
Aww, poor baby.
Oh well, one diva’s loss is another diva’s gain. Vibe quickly recovered and got the next best rapper for the cover — fellow Young Money rapstress Nicki Minaj.
Minaj seemed to have handle on how she wants to be featured on magazine covers. “I’ve made up my mind that when you see a Nicki Minaj magazine cover from now on, it’s really going to reflect me and it’s going to be something that I creatively had a hand in,” she tells Vibe.
Are you listening, Drake?
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The five-student Lone Oak team won the Feb. 10 regional competition in Crounse Hall on the University of Kentucky Extension Campus at West Kentucky Community & Technical College. Two teams from Gatton Academy of Bowling Green finished second and third. Gatton won the contest last year.
Two of the winning Lone Oak High School team members were on the squad two years ago when Lone Oak won the Regional High School Science Bowl. The repeat victory bolsters Lone Oak’s standing as one of the leading academic teams in the region, Coach Charles Fountain said.
“There are some very tough competitors in this part of Kentucky,” he said.
A fast-paced, question-and-answer format similar to the Jeopardy TV game show tests teams of students in all areas of science and mathematics. Lone Oak team members cover much of the subject matter in the classroom but cram for the competition with practice questions, said Nikolas Anderson, squad captain.
“Energy-related questions are the hardest because there is no textbook for them,” he said.
Fifteen high school teams competed, with a few schools having two teams. Other competitors were Livingston Central, Fulton County, Calloway County, St. Mary, Paducah Tilghman, Hickman County, Hopkinsville, Mayfield, and Henderson County.