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Time: 04-16-2012 22:00 User: mstollhaus FEATURES | D1 STUPID PubDate: 04-17-2012 Zone: KY Edition: 1 Page Name: A 1 Color: SPORTS | C1 HANCOCK, SIVA CARDS’ CO-CAPTAINS HUMAN TRICKS Comedian Trainor targets dumb moments METRO EDITION LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY courier-journal.com T U E S D AY , A P R I L 1 7 , 2 0 1 2 REVIEW SEEKS NEW YUM CENTER POLICIES ONLINE magreen@courier-journal.com The Courier-Journal The Louisville Arena Authority should consider a new management approach for the KFC Yum! Center in which the building’s employees would no longer be state workers, a move meant to reduce the “high” salaries and See videos, galleries and more about the arena at www.courierjournal.com/arena. wages of the arena’s Kentucky State Fair Board staff. The arena’s general manager — a position now vacant — should have a greater say in booking USPS 135560 STUDY FINDINGS » KFC Yum! Center could save at least $600,000 a year by making staffing changes. » The $10.8 million in operating revenues for first year were secondhighest among similar arenas. » $10.3 million in operating expenses were highest among peer facilities and driven by staffing costs. » The arena could see $500,000 in new annual revenue by adding more concerts. Source: Venue Solutions Group Revised management, cut in worker costs, more events suggested By Marcus Green Black Yellow Magenta Cyan events, and arena operators should work more closely with the University of Louisville to bring in more events during basketball season. Those are among the recommendations of a review presented Monday to the authority, which appointed a group to deSee ARENA, Page A4 LOUISVILLIAN LICKS BOSTON HEAT Kenyan native Wesley Korir, 29, who now lives in Louisville, celebrates after winning the 116th Boston Marathon on Monday. CHARLES KRUPA/ASSOCIATED PRESS Drinking lots of fluids helps former U of L track star Korir win showcase marathon By Eric Crawford ecrawford@courier-journal.com The Courier-Journal Wesley Korir grew up running five miles to school in his native Kenya, but he credited his University of Louisville biology degree for helping him to the greatest win of his distance-running career in the 116th Boston Marathon on Monday. “At the 16-minute mark, the leaders started to move, and I could not go with them,” Korir told The Courier-Journal in a phone interview. So he did what he always does. The 29year-old Louisville resident kept his pace steady and sang religious hymns and choruses to himself as he ran. “And one by one I picked them off,” Korir said. He faltered again at the 20-mile mark briefly but rallied to win the race in a time of 2 hours, 12 minutes, 40 seconds in hot conditions — temperatures in the mid-80s -— that prompted more than 4,000 no-shows for the Study: Bridges will be a boon cotts@courier-journal.com The Courier-Journal Two new Ohio River bridges would increase employment by the equivalent of about 18,000 jobs, or about 2.6 percent, in the LouisvilleSouthern Indiana area over the next three decades — and the overall benefit of the Ohio River Bridges Project would “far outweigh” the cost of tolls, according to a new study. The $85,000 study was commissioned by the Indiana Get the latest traffic info on your smart phone to help with your commute. Scan this code with a QR Code reader or go to www.bit.ly/cjtraffic For more on the bridges, go to www.courier-journal.com/ bridges and www.facebook.com/louisvillebridges CJ-0000330579 ghall@courier-journal.com The Courier-Journal LEXINGTON, Ky. — The issue of race-day medication that has polarized American thoroughbred racing for years evenly divided the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on Monday, leading to the 7-7 defeat of a proposal to make Kentucky the first state to ban the race-day administration of an anti-bleeding drug. The decision was one vote WEATHER | B2 Stories, blogs and daily tips for a greener life. Plus Jim Bruggers’ “Watchdog Earth” You can still refinance your home at today’s low rates! KY DLY By Gregory A. Hall Finance Authority and done by Economic Development Research Group of Boston. The actual number of jobs created by the project will fluctuate along with the timing of construction, tolls and development spurred mainly by the East End bridge. 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