KGOU http://kgou.org en Elephant Featured In Film 'Alexander' Killed By Thai Poachers http://kgou.org/post/elephant-featured-film-alexander-killed-thai-poachers Poachers in Thailand killed a 50-year-old elephant who appeared in Oliver Stone's 2004 film <em>Alexander</em>, before crudely hacking off the animal's giant tusks, according to <a href="http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/local/420052/famous-elephant-slain-killers-ivory-thieves-hunted"><em>The Bangkok Post.</em></a><p>The Asian elephant, named <a href="http://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=7146">Phlai Khlao</a>, was used in scenes from the movie starring Colin Farrell and Angelina Jolie. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:01:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 33156 at http://kgou.org Elephant Featured In Film 'Alexander' Killed By Thai Poachers Liverpool Unloads 'The Biter,' Sending Suarez To Barca For $128 Million http://kgou.org/post/liverpool-unloads-biter-sending-suarez-barca-128-million Luis Suarez, the Uruguayan striker who became headline news in the U.S. after <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/06/24/325226445/living-up-to-his-past-suarez-apparently-bites-italian-opponent">biting an Italian player</a> during the World Cup, is moving to a new club. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:41:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 33157 at http://kgou.org Liverpool Unloads 'The Biter,' Sending Suarez To Barca For $128 Million Miranda Lambert And The Soft Side Of Tough http://kgou.org/post/miranda-lambert-and-soft-side-tough <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwNY3N5iQ2I</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:37:58 +0000 Renee Montagne 33154 at http://kgou.org Miranda Lambert And The Soft Side Of Tough Top Stories: Ukrainian Attacks; Israel-Palestinian Violence http://kgou.org/post/top-stories-ukrainian-attacks-israel-palestinian-violence Good morning, here are our early stories:<p><a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/11/330657324/dozens-of-ukraine-s-troops-reportedly-killed-by-militants"><strong>-- Dozens Of Ukraine Troops Reportedly Killed By Militants.</strong></a><p><a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/11/330652494/israel-and-hamas-keep-up-attacks-ignoring-calls-for-peace"><strong>-- Israel And Hamas Keep Up Attacks, Ignoring Calls For Peace.</strong></a><p><strong><a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/07/10/330538734/mississippi-child-thought-cured-of-hiv-shows-signs-of-infection">-- Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:18:00 +0000 Korva Coleman 33155 at http://kgou.org Germany Calls For 'Honest Foundation' In Relations With U.S. http://kgou.org/post/germany-calls-honest-foundation-relations-us Germany's foreign minister said his government's decision to ask the CIA station chief in Berlin to leave was inevitable given the newest allegations of spying, but he said he wants to renew the friendship between the two countries based on an "honest foundation."<p>Frank-Walter Steinmeier told reporters that the decision to expel the U.S. intelligence official "is the right decision, a necessary step and a fitting reaction to the break of trust which has occurred."<p>"Taking action was unavoidable, in my opinion. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:47:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 33152 at http://kgou.org Former State Regents Chancellor, Oregon State President Dies http://kgou.org/post/former-state-regents-chancellor-oregon-state-president-dies <p>The former Chancellor of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education has died.</p><p>Oregon State University says <a href="http://www.okhighered.org/state-system/chancellor-risser.shtml">Paul Risser</a> passed away Thursday in Norman at the age of 74. He served as the 13th president of OSU in Corvallis from 1996 until 2002.</p><p>Risser also led Miami University of Ohio from 1993 until 1996. He left Oregon State in 2003 to return to his home state and take charge of Oklahoma's system of higher education.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:45:31 +0000 Associated Press & KGOU Staff 33151 at http://kgou.org Former State Regents Chancellor, Oregon State President Dies Dozens Of Ukraine's Troops Reportedly Killed By Militants http://kgou.org/post/dozens-ukraines-troops-reportedly-killed-militants Separatists in Ukraine reportedly used a rocket-launching system to shell government troops Friday, in an attack that an official says might have killed 30 soldiers. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:39:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 33153 at http://kgou.org Dozens Of Ukraine's Troops Reportedly Killed By Militants How A Fanny Pack Mix-Up Revealed A Medicare Drug Scam http://kgou.org/post/how-fanny-pack-mix-revealed-medicare-drug-scam The fraud scheme began to unravel last fall, with the discovery of a <a href="http://www.propublica.org/article/how-fraud-flourishes-in-medicares-drug-plan#butcher">misdirected stack of bogus prescriptions</a> and a suspicious spike in Medicare drug spending tied to a doctor in Key Biscayne, Fla.<p>Now it's led to two guilty pleas, as well as an ongoing criminal case against a pharmacy owner.<p>Last year, <a href="http://www.propublica.org/series/prescribers">ProPublica chronicled how lax oversight</a> had led to rampant waste and fraud in Medicare's prescription drug program, known as Part D. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:09:00 +0000 Charles Ornstein 33147 at http://kgou.org How A Fanny Pack Mix-Up Revealed A Medicare Drug Scam Q&A: A Union Leader On Tenure, Testing And The Common Core http://kgou.org/post/qa-union-leader-tenure-testing-and-common-core The American Federation of Teachers <a href="http://aft.org/index.cfm">(AFT)</a> is holding its <a href="http://www.aft.org/convention/">annual convention</a> in Los Angeles through this weekend. For the AFT's more than 3,500 national delegates descending on LA, there is a lot on their plate and big challenges ahead for the nation's second-largest teachers union: <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/ed/2014/05/27/307755798/the-common-core-faq">the Common Core</a>, tenure and fierce debate about testing, to name a few. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:03:00 +0000 Eric Westervelt 33146 at http://kgou.org Q&A: A Union Leader On Tenure, Testing And The Common Core As Quadruple Amputee Awaits Arm Transplant, Identical Twin Waits As Well http://kgou.org/post/quadruple-amputee-awaits-arm-transplant-identical-twin-waits-well <strong>Will Lautzenheiser</strong>, a former teacherĀ at Boston University, had just started teaching film at Montana State University three years ago when he lost all four limbs to a group A streptococcal infection.<p>It was shattering for Will, but also for his identical twin <strong>TomĀ <strong>Lautzenheiser</strong></strong>. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:53:00 +0000 editor 33149 at http://kgou.org As Quadruple Amputee Awaits Arm Transplant, Identical Twin Waits As Well