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Image 1 of The Courier Journal, April 7, 2012

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Time: 04-06-2012 22:56 User: mstollhaus PubDate: 04-07-2012 Zone: IN Black Yellow Magenta Cyan SPORTS | C1 HOME OF THE WEEK | D1, D4, D5 Future Cardinal shows moves in Derby classic REFLECTION OF ROOTS INDIANA EDITION Edition: 1 Page Name: A 1 Color: LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY S A T U R D AY , A P R I L 7 , 2 0 1 2 USPS 135560 ‘Pill mill’ bill still in works BEST Doctors’ group, others maneuvering to shape prescription measure SUNDAY’S By Mike Wynn The Courier-Journal WEST LIBERTY PROGRESS FRANKFORT, Ky. — Proponents and critics of a bill that takes aim at illegal pill mills and prescription drug abuse in Kentucky jockeyed for influence Friday over final provisions in the measure as this year’s legislative session winds to a close. Gov. Steve Beshear and Attorney Gen- eral Jack Conway aligned with key lawmakers in a bipartisan effort to call for passage of House Bill 4 on the final day of the session Thursday — usually reserved for consideration of bills vetoed by the governor. The governor’s office distributed a news release with statements of support from Beshear, Conway, Senate Majority Leader Robert Stivers, a Manchester Republican; Republican Sen. Jimmy Higdon Since a string of tornadoes killed 35 people in the region, West Liberty, Ky., has made noticeable progress toward recovery. of Lebanon; Democratic Rep. John Tilley of Hopkinsville; and House Speaker Greg Stumbo, a Prestonsburg Democrat who is sponsoring the bill. “Every day that we delay strengthening our response to prescription drug abuse is another opportunity for a Kentuckian to fall victim to this devastating scourge,” Beshear said. See PILL MILLS, Page A8 Gov. Steve Beshear Pro wrestling has become the avenue for an Iraq war amputee trying to live out a dream and GRAPPLE Sunday News A1 SAVING WITH MELISSA BACK Dollars & Sense columnist Melissa Poore tells how organizing your coupons can help ring up the savings. Sunday Features E1 By Peter Smith The Courier-Journal FATHER-SON JOURNEY A bar mitzvah trip to Hungary helps a Louisville father and son bond with each other and embrace their heritage. Sunday Features E1 Michael Hayes, who lost a leg during an attack in Iraq in 2006, competes last month at Ohio Valley Wrestling. ANGELA SHOEMAKER/SPECIAL TO THE COURIER-JOURNAL Employers add jobs, but number is disappointing DIAMOND JUBILEE Louisville Ballet will celebrate its 60th anniversary with performances featuring choreography by ballet headmistress Mikelle Bruzina to original music by Ben Sollee. Sunday Arts I-1 By Kevin G. Hall McClatchy Newspapers WASHINGTON — A sharp slowdown in hiring during March, reported Friday by the Labor Department, renewed concern that the U.S. economy still isn’t firing on all cylinders. Employers added a fewer-than-expected 120,000 jobs last month, about half as many as anticipated, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. Still, the unemployment rate ticked down a tenth of a point to 8.2 percent — due to a decline in the number of people looking for jobs — adding to the confu- For home delivery pricing see Page 2. IN DLY Text CJNEWS to 44636 (4INFO) for the local news alerts See JOBS, Page A2 INDEX BREAKING NEWS ON YOUR CELL PHONE $1.00 retail sion greeting the March numbers. The numbers contradicted several recent positive economic reports, but also came as the prices of crude oil and gasoline soared. Oil prices jumped almost $2 on Thursday to settle at $103.31 a barrel ahead of the Easter weekend. A gallon of gasoline averaged $3.936 on Friday, up from $3.761 a month ago. The question is whether March’s weak jobs report is the start of a trend. “Despite the disappointing numbers for March, I continue to expect a job gain of close to 2 million this year and an TODAY 70 49 WEATHER | B2 TOMORROW 69 36-HOUR FORECAST Southern Indiana: Patchy frost early today; warmer later. Sunny tomorrow. Business Classified Comics Deaths Editorial Features B8 E1 D6 B7 A6 D1 48 PAGES Indiana B1 Lottery A2 Markets B9 Movies Scene Sports C1 TV D7 AT COURIER-JOURNAL.COM Find and write your own neighborhood news every day at louisville-neighborhoods Hundreds in the crowd chanted his name, pounding the risers with their feet. The stocky, 209-pound Michael Hayes stood in the ring, his trunks and prosthetic left leg sporting a matched set of green and brown camouflage. Hayes’ rival, Mohamad Ali Vaez, with the chiseled physique of a personal trainer and a dramatic cascade of wavy hair, got the best of Hayes in the early going of their March 3 bout at the Davis Arena in Newburg — a warehouse-turned-staging area for Ohio Valley Wrestling, Louisville’s main venue for professional wrestling, with all its bombast and theatrics. Vaez launched a rapid set of jabs, trapped Hayes against the ropes, staggered him to the mat with a deafening clang and put him in a headlock. This being professional wrestling, it was all theatrics among real-life friends. But as Hayes staggered and writhed, looking punch-drunk and dazed, he could have been drawing on his recent past — maybe that day in Iraq, Aug. 4, 2006 — when he lay in flames, wounded by an improvised explosive device that killed three others in his armored personnel carrier. See WRESTLER, Page A5 Oxmoor Hyundai Hyundai of Louisville WANTED GOOD PEOPLE WITH CREDIT PROBLEMS Have you heard no in the past? Don’t wait we can help!!!! Apply today @ Enter Promo Code: 291794

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