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November 19, 2008

What a Week

The city's weekly zeitgeist radar

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You might want to consider cutting short that hot shower or eliminating your dog’s weekly dip in the tub: The Louisville Water Co. is raising its rates 5.5 percent. Although the average bill will only rise by about a buck a month, it’s poor timing considering the lousy state of the economy. Then again, it’s no surprise given the company has raised rates by at least 5 percent every year for the past four years. Because the city owns the utility, Metro government will reap the rewards of the hike and spend it on …

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Balancing the city’s budget: Mayor Jerry Abramson predicts the city is set to experience a $20 million budget shortfall this fiscal year, prompting him to declare a hiring freeze and major government spending cuts. If the national economy doesn’t turn around soon, the mayor believes matters will only get worse in Possibility City.

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Proving there is justice in this sometimes hate-filled world, a Meade County jury ordered a Kentucky-based KKK group to shell out $2.5 million for beating a Latino teen at a county fair. The groups “Imperial Wizard” — aka the big bald bigot — was found liable for the assault, which was carried out by his Klansmen lackeys. As a result, the nation’s second-largest KKK group might have to turn over its 15-acre compound outside Dawson Springs, Ky.

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We’re barely into the 2008-2009 college basketball season and already U of L Coach Rick Pitino is touting next year’s star player. Calling senior Mike Marra “the best high school shooter I’ve ever seen,” Pitino says the 6-foot-5 baller from Massachusetts consistently sinks baskets from well beyond the NBA 3-point line. That’s good news, but for now let’s just hope the current Cards team lives up to its high ranking.

World-classness: -4.5