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GOING GREEN: CELEBRATE A LATE EARTH DAY WITH SOME TIME OUTDOORS — STORY ON A4 UK FOOTBALL I B1 HEALTH I A5 Safe to eat? Giving animals antibiotics could hurt humans Washington has passion to coach Cats’ receivers ONLY $ 14.95 plus tax A4: Orangutans sit still for ultrasounds While supplies last, limited number of copies available at this newspaper. Advocate-Messenger The 75¢ | Danville, Kentucky Monday, April 23, 2012 Suspect arraigned in I-64 shootout Stanford man raises violets INSIDE TODAY BLOOMING SUCCESS By KAYLEIGH ZYSKOWSKI sold around the world New graduates are jobless or underemployed The college class of 2012 is in for a rude welcome to the world of work. A weak labor market already has left half of young college graduates either jobless or underemployed in positions that don’t fully use their skills and knowledge. — Story on A6 COMING SOON GLOSS, a new women’s magazine published by Advocate Communications Inc., premiers Thursday. Pick up your copy in The Advocate-Messenger. KENTUCKY LOTTERY SATURDAY EVENING Pick 3: 3-3-0 Pick 4: 1-5-3-3 Powerball: 6-8-20-42-51 Powerball 16 Cash Ball: 2-5-23-28 Cash Ball 9 Kicker 1-8-3-3-3 5 Card Cash: 9C, 3H, 2S, 4D, QH SUNDAY EVENING Pick 3: 2-1-6 Pick 4: 7-0-2-1 ONLINE @ WWW.AMNEWS.COM TONIGHT Mostly clear. High: 50s Low: 30s Complete weather map, A8 INDEX Advice Classifieds Comics Deaths Environment Health Local News Opinion Sports A8 B5-B6 B7 A2 A4 A5 A2-A3 A7 B1-B4, B8 Vol. 146, No. 257 6 05358 12300 7 Printed on recycled paper © 2012 The Advocate-Messenger David Rollins has registered about 40 varieties of violets he has developed and has others ready to go. Many of the registered hybrid violets Rollins creates proudly wear the Kentucky name, such as his “Kentucky Bride.” “I’ve got a lot named Nancy, too,” he said. “There’s ‘Nancy’s Irish Rose’ and ‘Kentucky Fancy Nancy,’ to name a few.” I t seems like everything David Rollins knew before he retired in 2004 was research Joanna King for what he jking and his wife of 27 years, Nancy, have been dedicated to doing since — growing African violets in the walk-in basement of their Stanford home. Originally from Corbin, Rollins went into the Army right out of high school and learned electronics just in time to be on the cutting edge of understanding integrated circuits. He left the army and took that knowledge to school where he studied biology. After college, among other things, he spent two years on Ascension Island in the middle ness, Cedar Creek Violets, proudly wear the Kentucky name, such as his “Kentucky Bride.” “I’ve got a lot named Nancy, too,” he said. “ere’s ‘Nancy’s Irish Rose’ and ‘Kentucky Fancy Nancy,’ to name a few.” Rollins said his mother grew violets like her mother before her. “Twenty-five years ago, my mother gave me a couple of leaves to start a plant,” he said. “She is 87 now, in assisted living, and will still get something planted, somehow, even if it’s just a sweet potato vine. “She brags to people about me growing violets and says I took it to a whole new level!” African violets are a popular, common house plant. “Violets came to us orig- David and Nancy Rollins operate Cedar Creek Violets from their Stanford home. The flowering plants are sold online and shipped throughout the United States and to other countries. of the Atlantic working on Skylab. He worked for Boeing before coming home to Kentucky where he worked in Danville for Whirlpool Mitsuwa, as an administrator for Wood- lawn Children’s Services and as the public health director for Boyle County for four years. Many of the registered hybrid violets he imagines and creates for their busi- See PEOPLE, on A6 The State Journal FRANKFORT — A Junction City man who allegedly fired shots while chasing a car on Interstate 64 after a drug deal went sour has pleaded not guilty in Franklin Circuit Court. Timothy Johnson, 25, stood with his Lexington attorney, Chris Wilkie, on Friday and entered his plea Johnson while three of his family members sat in the audience in support of a bond reduction. Wilkie argued for a reduced bond — currently $35,000 — saying the charges, while serious, are only allegations. Johnson is charged with assault and two counts of wanton endangerment. e bond is consistent with the severity of the offenses, Commonwealth’s Attorney Larry Cleveland said in court. Johnson and Justin Lea were in the Kroger parking lot on Lawrenceburg Road when a drug deal went wrong March 15, Cleveland said after Johnson was indicted. “e victim starts to leave when Timmy Johnson rams his car into the victim’s car,” Cleveland said. Johnson continued to chase Lea on westbound I64 and fired shots at Lea’s vehicle, Cleveland said. e incident continued for a 10-mile stretch, police reported after the incident, until Lea and a passenger, Lynnda ams, pulled off the interstate at exit 43 near Waddy where the chase ended after Lea ran out of gas. Lea was shot in the arm and treated at a hospital in Louisville, according to court records. Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd said he’s received letters from Johnson’s family asking for a bond reduction, but he left it at $35,000. Wilkie can move for a bond hearing at a later date, Shepherd said. UK officials plan to raise tuition by 6 percent By LINDA B. BLACKFORD Herald-Leader LEXINGTON — University of Kentucky officials want to raise tuition by 6 percent for students and rule out raises for faculty and staff next year as they deal with a $43 million hole in the school’s budget. For in-state freshmen and sophomores, that means tuition would jump from $9,128 this year to $9,676 in the 2012-13 academic year. For out-of-state students, tuition would increase from $18,740 a year to $19,864. UK’s tuition will have grown 147 percent since 2002 if the UK Board of Trustees approves the tuition increase, as expected. UK has lost $50 million in state funding since 2007, President Eli Capilouto said in a campuswide email sent out Friday afternoon. Over the next two years, it faces another $20 million loss in the state budget, and another $23 million gap from rising fixed costs, such as utilities and health care. “We live in a ‘new normal’ with reduced or flat state appropriations and ABSOLUTE AUCTION N TIO UC EA LUT SO AB Saturday, May 5, 2012 • 10:30 a.m. 241.944 Acre Boyle County Farm Divided into 6 Tracts • Farm Machinery Located 3 miles west of Danville By-Pass on HWY 150 (Danville - Perryville Road) & Parksville Crosspike (KY HWY 1822). $195,000 We will be on the farm Sunday, April 29th 2:00-4:00 P. M. for your convenience. The Advocate-Messenger | heightened concerns about affordability and access,” Capilouto wrote in the email. “Challenging budgets and hard decisions, however, cannot be an excuse to shrink from our responsibilities. We must remain true to our founding mission and think anew about how to accomplish our goals. In other words, we increasingly must find the answers to our challenges from within.” While there will be no raises in 2012-2013, Capilouto said there will be a 5 percent merit pool for raises in 2013-2014. In addition, administrative units will be cut at higher rates to “help protect the academic core.” Health-care premiums See TUITION, on A6 HELM & REYNOLDS Realty & Auction Co., Inc. Bruce Helm, Broker (859) 583-9900 David Reynolds, Auctioneer (859) 583-9001 • 217 E. Second St. • Perryville • (859) 332-7343 Check out additional listings online!

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