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The Republican presidential ticket Romney picks Ryan for VP WISCONSIN CONGRESSMAN MADE MARK AS BUDGET COMMITTEE CHAIR By William Douglas and David Lightman McClatchy Newspapers WASHINGTON — In choosing Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as his running mate Saturday, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney tapped someone who has the power to energize the Republican Party’s base — and the Democratic Party’s, too. The presence on the GOP ticket of Ryan, the House of Representa- Analysis: Choice of budget hawk in Ryan galvanizes both parties’ bases and sets up stark contrast in November. Page A3 Getting testy: Both campaigns using the Internet to try out ads and accusations against the opposition. Page A6 tives Budget Committee chairman, whose plan to cut taxes, reduce spending and revamp Medicare is regarded as a Republican Party road map, ensures that two very Mitt Romney, right, and Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., waved to the crowd in Norfolk, Va., after Ryan was announced as part of the GOP presidential ticket Saturday. different visions of the role of the federal government in America will be front and center in this fall’s presidential campaign. Ryan, 42, wasted no time Saturday in framing the Republican case against President Barack Obama. “I hear some people say that this is ‘the new normal,’ ” Ryan said in Norfolk, Va., with the battleship USS Wisconsin as a backdrop. “High unemployment, declining See RYAN, A3 MARY ALTAFFER ASSOCIATED PRESS SUNDAY L E X I NG TO N Coupons inside up to AUGUST 12, 2012 London Olympics $149 Total value might vary by ZIP code METRO FINAL EDITION $2.00 1 SPECIAL REPORT » OPINIONS SUNDAY » SECTION E domestic violence » gangs » curfews » culture » bullying Lexington’s Tyson Gay and the American 4-by-100 team take silver TEEN ISSUES TEEN VOICES Gomez Clayton Laks Pyle Lee Robinson Ralston Jamaicans blaze to relay record U.S. WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: U.S. tops France 86-50 for fifth straight gold WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL: Brazil hands U.S. its first loss in gold match WOMEN’S 4-by-400: Allyson Felix gets her third gold in dominating relay SPORTS SUNDAY, SECTION C MUST READS » Merlene Davis in Kentucky Sunday, B1: Reducing the achievement gap between white and black students is up to all of us Barlow » Teen writers join dialogue on violence facing today’s youth » Fru-Gal in Your Money Sunday, B4: Something for nothing: Tips on how to obtain loads of free merchandise What do you think? Join the discussion at www.facebook.com/HLopinions » Sports Sunday, C1: High school football preview: A look at some of state’s top players and teams » bullying Project aims to educate community UK football: Maxwell Smith doing a “nice job” at quarterback, coordinator says » Living Sunday, D1: The Band Perry, Hot Chelle Rae, Rascal Flatts among slew of state fair concerts Copious Notes: Midway woman finds some family history in weavings exhibit By Mary Meehan MUST CLICKS mmeehan1@herald-leader.com At school, Sam Denham was called a dork, a nerd, a fag. Friends say he was pushed into his locker, harassed at lunch. His parents tried to help him sort it all out. They talked to school officials, even got him boxing lessons and gave him permission to fight back. And Sam, being a usually easygoing kid, seemed to let it all slide. But on Oct. 14, 2011, Sam apparently had taken all that he could. He shot himself. He was 13. See BULLYING, A2 CHRIS WARE | cware@herald-leader.com Delivery: 1-800-999-8881 Classified: 1-800-933-7355 News: (859) 231-3200 dealsaver.com/lexington $7 for TWO Entrees, valuing up to $7 each! ($14 total value) » Photo galleries on Kentucky.com See images from the Midsummer Night’s Run and Fastest Kid in Town Weather, Page C8: It’ll be sunny and pleasant. High 81, Low 61 Welcome Richard Floyd 1451 Harrodsburg Road, Suite D-302, Lexington APPOINTMENTS: 859.977.0898 KentuckyOneHealth.Org KentuckyOneHealth is pleased to announce that Richard Floyd, M.D., IV, formerly of the Lexington Clinic, is now with Saint Joseph Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates. The board-certified surgeon is dedicated to providing the most advanced surgical treatments for a wide range of cardiac and thoracic conditions, such as coronary artery disease, lung disease and pathologies. Vol. 30 No. 223 © 2012

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