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Carlson Wagonlit Travel is changing its name to Travel Leaders. Carlson has more than 500 U.S.-based franchised locations, six of which are located in Kentucky.

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) has voted to ban anabolic steroids for Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing. The new regulation states that a horse will be ineligible to race in Kentucky until at least 60 days after a therapeutic anabolic steroid is administered and after KHRC has received a clean test report on the horse from an approved lab. Detection of an anabolic steroid will be treated as a Class B violation, punishable by a license suspension of up to 60 days for the first offense.

Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate for August 2008 rose to 6.8 percent from August 2007’s rate of 5.5 percent. Five of the 11 major nonfarm job sectors reported employment increases in August 2008, while six decreased.

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