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Constance Alexander: Fahrenheit 451 sparks programs about literacy, public libraries, free speech

For a man who wrote stories that make spines tingle and raise hairs on the back of the neck, author Ray Bradbury was a just a regular guy. Sure, he had a fabulous imagination and earned worldwide renown, but his beginnings were humble, his tastes simple, his education unique. “I spent three days a week for 10 years educating myself in the public library,” he said, “and it’s better than college....

Capilouto condemns Ransdell’s remarks, says UK no place for ‘peddlers of poisonous views’

Editor’s note: On Wednesday, Sept. 17, the University of Kentucky celebrated its annual Constitution Day – an event required by all publicly funded universities to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution and the freedoms it guarantees. One of those freedoms – the right to free speech – was put to the test, however, when U.S. Senate write-in candidate Robert Ransdell...