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Image 1 of The Courier Journal (Indiana Edition), April 9, 2012

Part of Porter, Jean

Time: 04-04-2012 23:04 User: cdye PubDate: 04-05-2012 Zone: IN Edition: 1 Page Name: A 1 Color: Black Yellow Magenta Cyan MEET THE 2012 LOUISVILLE BATS, GET THEIR STATS AND LEARN WHAT’S SPECIAL ABOUT THEM SPORTS | C6 THE RIGHT FOODS What you eat could reduce your cancer risk FEATURES | D1 INDIANA EDITION LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY courier-journal.com T H U R S D AY , A P R I L 5 , 2 0 1 2 USPS 135560 Profane tweet stirs up debate Some say expelled teen’s free-speech right violated By Charles Wilson Associated Press A bald eagle brings a fish for its mate recently as they nest near the Ohio River, close to the site where an eastern Jefferson County bridge is expected to be built. PHOTOS BY PAM SPAULDING/THE COURIER-JOURNAL BALD EAGLES NEST NEAR BRIDGE SITE East Jefferson project will try to limit impact on majestic birds By James Bruggers | jbruggers@courier-journal.com | The Courier-Journal A pair of bald eagles have built a nest just a few hundred yards from the site of the planned eastern bridge across the Ohio River, prompting a scramble among state officials seeking to ensure the birds’ protection as construction begins in 2013. “We are still working out the details of how to best minimize impacts during the construction process .. (but) special considerations ... will likely be included in the (construction) contract,” said Kate Heyden, a biologist with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, whose office is working with officials from the state Transportation Cabinet and the Ohio River Bridges Project. She asked that the precise location of the nest not be made public, noting that it’s on private property not set up for crowds. Plus, “bald eagles are sensitive to disturbance, inSee EAGLES, Page A9 BALD EAGLE NESTING IN SOUTHEAST » Egg laying can extend from October through March. » Clutch sizes range from one to three eggs. » Successful pairs usually raise one or two young, or occasionally three per nest. » Eaglets first fly about 10 to 12 weeks after hatching, and leave their nests within a few days after that first flight. » The time between egg-laying and first flight is approximately four months. » Young birds usually remain in the vicinity of the nest for several weeks after fledgling because they are almost completely dependent on their parents for food until they leave the nesting territory, about six weeks later. » The entire breeding cycle is about six months. Source: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service INDIANAPOLIS — Austin Carroll was fighting insomnia when the Indiana teenager turned to Twitter for relief and casually dropped the F-word multiple times, apparently to demonstrate to his followers that the expletive would fit almost anywhere in a sentence. But his middle-of-the-night profanity quickly cost him. A few days later, Carroll was expelled from high school over his foul-mouthed lapse, even though the word wasn’t directed at anyone, and he says the tweet didn’t involve his school. Now the 17-year-old senior is at the center of a debate over how closely school officials may monitor students’ online activities when they aren’t in class or even on school property, an issue that has frustrated administrators and confounded courts. Carroll insists he made the tweet on his own time using his own computer, making it none of the school’s business. But school officials in the small city of Garrett, about 20 miles north of Fort Wayne, contend that the teen used either his school-issued computer or the school network. The details could spell the difference between a routine school discipline case and a broader First Amendment dispute. School officials say they can’t discuss a student’s disciplinary record and won’t say why Carroll was expelled March 19 from Garrett High School, a 600-student school where younger students are given iPads and older ones are sent home with MacBooks. His mother, Pam Smith, believes it See TWEET, Page A4 Pentagon approves 9/11 death penalty trial for five By Carol Rosenberg McClatchy Newspapers ON THE WEB See a photo gallery in the online version of this story at www.courier-journal.com/bridges, along with other bridges coverage. The Pentagon has cleared the way for a death penalty trial against five Guantanamo Bay prisoners charged with engineering the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Retired Vice Adm. Bruce MacDonald, the senior Pentagon official overseeing military commissions, signed off on the capital trial against Khalid Sheik Mohammed, 46, and four alleged co-conspirators, the Defense Department said Wednesday. The military had not yet presented the men with the charges at the remote prison at the U.S. base in southeast Cuba. That meant the 30-day clock had not yet started requiring their appearance before a military commissions judge to hear a formal reading of the charges at Guantanamo’s war court compound, called Camp Justice. The soonest they would be presented the charges would be today, said David Bald eagles are no longer on the federal endangered-species list. WEATHER | B2 TRAFFIC HELP AT HAND 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 $1.00 retail IN DLY CJ-0000330078 For home delivery pricing see Page 2. 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