Louisville news: Local tom cat Rick Pitino said something dumb edition [News]

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  • "They knew it was coming, but Jefferson County educators were frustrated and disappointed by Wednesday’s announcement that five more district schools had been selected for state-imposed overhauls because of poor academic performance. The five middle schools — Olmsted Academy North, Thomas Jefferson, Westport, Stuart and Myers — were among 19 across the state selected by the Kentucky Department of Education because their reading and math scores on last spring’s standardized tests were among the lowest in the state." [Courier-Journal]
  • "Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino had strong words for Big East defectors Syracuse and Pittsburgh Wednesday in Manhattan at the league's annual media day. Unfortunately for him, he chose the wrong analogy to make his point. 'My problem is not them leaving,' he said. 'My problem is you did it in 48 hours. Don't run away with a girl after one date when you've been dating someone else for three or four years. You've been dating this woman for 30 years, show a little respect.' This is the same Pitino who was embroiled in a scandal before last season for cheating on his wife of 30 years. The woman with whom he had the encounter, Karen Sypher, was sentenced to seven years in prison for extortion after she demanded $10 million from Pitino." [New York Daily News]

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I'm the travel news/travel buzz editor at MapQuest. Previously, I was a freelance writer, contributing to The Wall Street Journal, Air Canada's enRoute, USA Today, Condé Nast Traveller, BlackBook, Curbed, Gridskipper, Deadspin, and Fox News. I also was the founding editor of Eater Louisville and the director of content and editorial strategy for Louisville.com.
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