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Jan Hillard: Conspiracy theories and COVID-19 — better the devil you know than a world you don’t

COVID 19 is fraught with fear, uncertainty, inconvenience, and threat. In times like these, most Americans rely on science, medicine, and the legitimate media to make sense of and take individual action regarding the virus. There are however some Americans who follow a much different path to navigate the virus. For these individuals, conspiracy theories provide explanations of the origins of the virus,...

Double-digit comeback not enough as EKU women fall to Elon in WBI first round

The Eastern Kentucky University women’s basketball team rallied from 14 down to tie the game, 57-57, with 4:39 to play, but host Elon held on to defeat the Lady Colonels, 68-61, on Wednesday night in the first round of the Women’s Basketball Invitational.   It was EKU’s first postseason appearance since 2005. The Lady Colonels (18-12) end 2012-13 with 18 wins, the most by an Eastern team...