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College Athletic Department Issues Funniest Press Release Ever

One of the many things affected by the government shutdown is college athletics regarding military based schools. Several football games' fate is expected to be announced Thursday as to whether the boys will be playing or not on Saturday.

It appears that football isn't the only sport being interrupted by the shutdown.  Wednesday's scheduled men's soccer match between Manhattanville College and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy has been postponed. But, the Sports Information Director, Steve Sheridan, didn't take the news too well.

He released possibly the funniest press release ever! Here's an excerpt:

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Kentucky’s Medal Of Honor Recipient, Dakota Meyer To Run For Congress?

On the same day that the United States government shutdown, a glimpse of sunshine broke thru on the future of Kentucky politics. (Or at least as far as I'm concerned.) Columbia, Kentucky native and Medal of Honor recipient, Dakota Meyer, hinted at a potential run at Congress in 2016.

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Homeless Man Who Returned $40K Receives $70K in Donations [VIDEO]

He's a Good Samaritan. And he's homeless. He's Glen James of Boston and last weekend he found a backpack containing more than $40,000. Needless to say, he could've used it. But he turned it in.

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Owensboro Company Using Tobacco to Create Treatment for Ebola Virus

The Ebola virus is one of the world's deadliest. It creates an especially aggressive form of hemorrhagic fever which, in the worst cases, will send a patient into shock before death, after bleeding internally and externally.

But an Owensboro company may have an answer.

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Sea Creatures Quickly Dying by the Thousands After Enormous Hawaiian Molasses Spill [VIDEO]

I did a double take when I saw this news story. I'm familiar with the disastrous repercussions of an oil spill. But I've never even heard of a molasses spill...until now.

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Cleveland Kidnapper Ariel Castro Found Dead in Jail Cell

Convicted Cleveland kidnapper and rapist Ariel Castro was found dead late Tuesday in his prison cell in Ohio. The New York Daily News reports the 52-year-old hung himself.

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Total Stranger Picks Up Dinner Tab for Family, Leaves Note of Encouragement

There's an old movie quote that reads, "I've always depended on the kindness of strangers." Well, there's a family in North Carolina that could alter that to, "Sometimes, you can COUNT on the kindness of strangers."

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64-Year-Old Diana Nyad Swims From Cuba to Florida in 53 Hours

For the first time in history, a swimmer has endured the 103-mile route from Havana, Cuba to Key West, Florida, without the assistance of a shark cage. That swimmer, 64-year-old Diana Nyad, began her quest on Saturday, August 31, and finished around 53 hours later on Labor Day.

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Obama Will Seek Congressional Approval For Action Against Syria [VIDEO]

President Obama said today he will seek approval from Congress before taking any military action against Syria. Obama said he believes military action is necessary.

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School Bus Wreck on 41 and Lynch – Two Students Taken to Hospital

A school bus headed to North High School was rear-ended by a car that was hit by another car. Four people, including two students have been taken to the hospital.

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State and Local Law Enforcement to Search for Drunk Drivers During “Operation Pull Over” Beginning Friday

The Evansville Police Department and Vanderburgh Sheriff's Department will join the Indiana State Police for the roughly two week program aimed at getting drunk drivers off the street, and cause people to think twice before getting behind the wheel after a night out.

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The Miller House Named One of 55 Best Bourbon Bars in the U.S.

And with good reason!  If you head down to the Spirits bar at The Miller House, you will quickly notice that one entire wall is home to over 100 different kinds of bourbon.  And that vast offering and the restaurant's reputation for carrying some of the best brands available  have earned the Owensboro restaurant a place on The Bourbon Review's list of the 55 Best Bourbon Bars in America! 

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