Keith Rush - Biography
 Keith began his broadcasting career on Febuary 16, 1952 at the age of 20 left New Orleans for full time position, KLOU in Lake Charles, Louisiana... Keith is considered by many as the "Father of Talk Radio" in New Orleans, Louisiana. 1st "Honorary" member of LSU statewide Alumni Association in history of LSU. Received many awards, but most proud of Freedom's Foundation Award 1972 for fight against "Filth" in radio and television. Representatives came to New Orleans Louisiana to make the presentation. During period 1953 - 1956 (still broadcasting) booked acts on the Louisiana Hayride, such as George Jones, Johnny Cash, The Browns and brought Elvis Presley to New Orleans (1954) for 1st apperance ever. (Lost Money)   1957 - 1959 United States Army 4th Infantry Division Fort Lewis Washington, 2 years active duty.
 
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FDA Warns Of Severe Joint Pain Risk With DPP-4 Diabetes Drugs
A class of diabetes drugs that include Merck & Co Inc's Januvia have been linked with severe joint pain, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday. The FDA said it had identified 33 cases of severe joint pain in patients taking a class of drugs known as DPP-4 inhibitors between Oct. 16, 2006, when the first one was approved, through Dec. 31, 2013. The most frequent number of cases, 28, occurred with Januvia, known generically as sitagliptin. Five cases were reported with AstraZeneca Plc's Onglyza (saxagliptin) two with Boehringer Ingelheim's Tradjenta (linagliptin) and one with Takeda Pharmaceutical's Nesina (alogliptin). The FDA said that in 20 of the cases the DPP-4 inhibitor was suspected as a cause of the pain and was discontinued within a month after the onset of symptoms. In eight of the remaining 13 cases, a period of 44 days to a year elapsed between the onset of symptoms and discontinuation of the drug. Fox News

Biden Faces Hurdles As He Weighs Late 2016 Bid
As Vice President Joe Biden continues to contemplate a late entry into the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, he faces obstacles toward arriving at yes -- not least of which is his own emotional state three months after his son's death. After a week of meetings with key Democrats -- including influential Sen. Elizabeth Warren and labor leader Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO -- Biden on Friday didn't appear any closer to making a decision, which advisers still expect is weeks away. He'll have more chances to consult members of his party next week, when he heads south to rally support behind the administration's nuclear deal with Iran. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, invited Biden to make the case for the agreement in person in south Florida on Thursday. CNN

Erika No Longer A Tropical Storm, Loses Steam Over Cuba
Erika, a tropical storm that killed 20 people on the Caribbean island of Dominica and at least one person in Haiti, fell apart on Saturday over eastern Cuba, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. "Erika has degenerated into a trough of low pressure," the Miami-based hurricane center said in a Saturday morning forecast advisory.
Erika's maximum sustained winds had dropped to 35 mph (56 kph), just below the tropical storm threshold. Still posing a threat of wind gusts and flash floods, the remnants of Erika were now expected to move over central Cuba, potentially providing welcome relief from a drought, before heading out into the Gulf of Mexico and skirting South Florida. Reuters

Sarah Palin Lobs Softballs At Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush
The U.S. economy is "terrible" and the White House is lying about it, according to GOP front-runner Donald Trump. In a collegial interview with former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on Friday, Trump told the one-time vice presidential candidate that "we have to make a lot of improvement," claiming "the White House is not truthful" about the state of the country's economy. "Our current tax code is a joke," Palin said. What would Trump do about it? Simplify it, of course, and reduce taxes. But how? Palin didn't ask and Trump certainly didn't offer up solutions -- a recurring theme of Trump's candidacy, according to some critics. MSNBC

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Funeral For Slain Missouri Teen As Family Questions Police Shooting
Mourners were gathering on Saturday for the funeral of an 18-year-old black man whose shooting by a white police officer earlier this month re-ignited racial tensions in the St. Louis area. The funeral for Mansur Ball-Bey comes 10 days after he was fatally shot in the back by a plainclothes police officer outside a home where police were serving a search warrant. St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson said two officers fired at Ball-Bey after he and another African-American ran out of the back of a home being searched and Ball-Bey pointed a gun at them. Dotson said Ball-Bey was struck by one of the bullets and then ran from the backyard to the front of the house. Reuters

World War II Alaska-Siberia Route Retraced By DC-3 Planes
U.S. warplanes have been flying over Russia his summer — and it may be the best thing to happen to relations between the Cold War rivals in years. A mixed crew of U.S. and Russians pilots flew two veteran Douglas DC-3 aircraft along the legendary and deadly Alaska-Siberia route, made famous in World War II as the 'AlSib' — arriving in Moscow to the delight of local crowds. "Last time somebody flew this route was over 70 years ago," pilot-engineer John Makinson told NBC News. Russia suffered the biggest loss of life in World War II, but most historians agree the Red Army would have struggled to defeat the Nazis in Europe without American equipment. MSNBC

Top GOP Senator Questions Whether Clintons Evaded Ethics Officials For Paid Speeches
A top Republican questioned Friday whether former State Department Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton ran her husband’s speeches by ethics officials within the department, after emails surfaced showing conversations about the speeches didn’t appear to include the right people. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley said emails released as part of Mrs. Clinton’s cache show top department officials debating and approving former President Clinton’s paid speeches, but department ethics officials weren’t part of those email chains. Washington Times

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Donald Trump Courts Tea Party At Nashville Straw Poll
Donald Trump took his colorful campaign to Nashville on Saturday, where he courted a constituency that some say he is tailor-made for: the tea party. He is competing in a presidential straw poll and addressed the National Federation of Republican Assemblies, a group that boasts it was "the tea party before there was a tea party."
Trump's appearance was highly anticipated at the conservative gathering: As a candidate, he's hitting the same notes -- anger at conventional politics, contempt for Washington and distrust of special interests and lobbyists -- that propelled the tea party movement in 2010. CNN

Donald Trump Not An ‘Active Member’ Of Manhattan Church
After GOP front-runner Donald Trump told reporters on Thursday that he attends a church in Manhattan, the church released a statement saying Mr. Trump is not an “active member.” Mr. Trump told reporters in Greenville, South Carolina, that he was a Presbyterian Protestant and attended Marble Collegiate Church as often as he could. Following his statement, the church released a statement to CNN about Mr. Trump’s affiliation. Washington Times

Donald Trump Gets Chummy With Sarah Palin
Republican presidential contender Donald Trump professed both his love (for the Bible, for veterans) and disdain (for the U.S. tax code, for the Department of Veterans Affairs) in an interview with conservative television host Sarah Palin late Friday. But while his suggestions to make America great again were par for the Trump course, the true novelty of the talk was Trump's relatively chummy relationship with his interviewer. "If you look at what's happening with this country, it's so sad. You've pointed it out for years," Trump told Palin on the conservative-leaning One America News Network. "I have to tell you - you're a terrific person." CBS

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Feds Fighting To Keep Cash Seized From Person Never Charged With Crime
Federal prosecutors are battling in court to keep $167,000 in cash seized in a 2013 traffic stop, despite the motorist never being charged in the incident and the Obama administration clamped down this spring on such asset seizures and forfeitures. The case -- which highlights the ongoing concerns about the government unjustly seizing money and property -- began when a Nevada state trooper pulled over the motorist on a cross-country trip to California. The trooper stopped Hawaii resident Straughn Gorman’s motor-home in January 2013 for allegedly going too slow along Interstate 80.  According to court documents, Gorman was allowed to proceed without a citation despite the trooper suspecting he was hiding cash. Fox News

Could 2016 Presidential Candidates Handle A Katrina?
Though presidents must delegate the bulk of the work done during a natural disaster, mishandling one can have a very negative effect on public perception."Managing natural disasters and other forms of crisis are severe tests of leadership ability," Eric Stern, a scholar at the University of Delaware Disaster Research Center, told CBS News. Stern's research and work training people in crisis leadership and disaster management skills has led him to develop a list of four things a leader must be able to do in and after a crisis: Make sense of uncertain and ambiguous but highly dangerous situations; make crucial decisions, coordinate and empower others; deliver a clear and inspiring message to the public and other government partners; explain their actions to others, and eventually review the response for ways to improve performance and preparedness. CBS

Donald Trump Says He'll Decide On Third Party Bid Soon
Donald Trump says he's going to make a decision once and for all about whether he'll mount a third party bid if he loses the Republican nomination for president. Trump told reporters following a speech in Nashville Saturday that he's going to make a decision "very soon." He says he thinks the decision will make a lot of people "very happy." Trump has so far refused to pledge to support the eventual Republican nominee. He says it gives him leverage. But his hands are largely tied: He'll have to sign a pledge to do so if he wants to appear on the ballot in South Carolina and potentially several other states. Trump was courting tea party voters at a conference hosted by the National Federation of Republican Assemblies. ABC

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Deputy Ambushed, Killed At Gas Station; No One In Custody
Authorities are still pursuing a suspect in the death of a uniformed sheriff's deputy who was shot several times while filling up his patrol car at a suburban Houston gas station, they said Saturday afternoon during a strongly worded news conference. Deputy Darren Goforth, 47, was pumping gas about 8:30 p.m. Friday when a man approached him from behind and fired multiple shots. Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman said that surveillance video shows there were people at the gas station and asked that they reach out with any information that could lead to the man who ambushed Goforth. Hickman and District Attorney Devon Anderson both said the ambush was unsettling, especially given the recent climate of tension between civilians and law enforcement. ABC

Fischer Sees Good Reason To Believe U.S. Inflation Will Rise
Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said the U.S. central bank should not wait until it reaches its inflation goal before raising interest rates and voiced confidence price pressures would accelerate. “Given the apparent stability of inflation expectations, there is good reason to believe that inflation will move higher as the forces holding down inflation dissipate further,” Fischer said Saturday at the Kansas City Fed’s annual retreat in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. “With inflation low, we can probably remove accommodation at a gradual pace,” he said without specifying when the Fed should start. “Yet, because monetary policy influences real activity with a substantial lag, we should not wait until inflation is back to 2 percent to begin tightening.” Bloomberg

On Second Thought, China Slowdown Will Hit Global-Growth Outlook
China’s deepening struggles are starting to make a bigger dent in the global economic outlook. Moody’s Investors Service on Friday cut its 2016 growth forecast in Group of 20 economies to 2.8 percent, down 0.3 percentage point from the company’s call less than two weeks ago. China is projected to grow 6.3 percent in 2016, down from 6.5 percent previously, the credit-rating company said in a report. Citigroup Inc. last week pared its projection for world growth in 2016 to 3.1 percent from 3.3 percent, the third straight time the bank has cut the forecast. Bloomberg

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Legionnaires Kills 2 Illinois Veterans Home Residents
Two residents of an Illinois veterans' home have died of Legionnaires' Disease, the Illinois Department of Public Health said Friday. The health department said the two residents at the home in Quincy, about 300 miles southwest of Chicago, had underlying medical conditions. Both were among 23 residents of the facility who had earlier been diagnosed with the disease. Health department officials said the names of the deceased were being withheld to allow families to notify other family and friends. On Thursday, state officials said there were eight confirmed cases among residents of the home. That number increased to 23 after tests were conducted Friday. Las Vegas Sun

Rare 'Supermoon' Will Take Over Night Sky Saturday
An exceptionally large and bright moon known as a "supermoon" will be visible around the world Saturday night as the moon makes a rare approach to Earth. The moon will make its closest approach to Earth, known as perigee, at 222,631 miles away beginning sundown Saturday. It will appear about 14 percent larger than normal, experts said. On average, the moon is 238,855 miles away. The supermoon is the first of three in the coming weeks, with the next two Sept. 27 and Oct. 27. The term "supermoon" was coined some 30 years ago by astrologer Richard Nolle. Before that, they were referred to as perigee full moons or perigee new moons. UPI

Pollution, Weather Linked To Post-Heart Attack Health
Researchers presenting at this year's European Society of Cardiology Congress have connected patient status after experiencing heart attack with weather and everyday pollutants. According to the study, which involved about 2,300 patients who had heart attacks between 2006 and 2012, environmental conditions have an effect on a person's risk of heart attack as well as post-MI treatments. Researcher Aneta Cislak and her team from the Medical University of Silesia in Poland found most patients with high risk of heart attack, bleeding and low left ventricular ejection fraction were admitted to the hospital during warm, sunny, dry days when the air consisted of high levels of carbon monoxide. UPI

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'Business With Iran May Not Last,' Netanyahu Tells Italian Entrepreneurs
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is a key partner in the the current struggle between 'freedom and oppression, between day and night,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in Florence on Friday. Netanyahu's comments came during a meeting in the city with the leaders of the Italian Jewish community, which numbers some 24,000 people. Netanyahu was scheduled to meet Renzi in Florence – the Italian premier's hometown – late Saturday night. The Italian daily La Stampa ran a story quoting advisers to Netanyahu as saying that many countries in the region – including Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Egypt – have asked Israel to press Washington against the Iranian nuclear deal. Jerusalem Post

Obama Predicts 'Pretty Quick' US-Israel Realignment On Iran
After the United States Congress debates and votes on the Iran nuclear deal next month, US and Israeli policy on Iran will realign "pretty quick," President Barack Obama predicted on Friday. Speaking during a live webcast with the American Jewish community, co-sponsored by the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations and the Jewish Federations of North America, Obama said that daylight between the two allies was healthy and that an absence of argument "could be dangerous" for both countries. Speaking from the White House, Obama said he was committed to maintaining Israel's qualitative military edge in the region and to preventing the flow of Iranian arms to its proxies on Israel's borders. Jerusalem Post
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French Journalists 'Blackmailed King Of Morocco'
Two French reporters have been arrested and accused of attempting to blackmail the king of Morocco, lawyers say. Eric Laurent and Catherine Graciet, who are writing a book on King Mohammed VI, were reportedly detained after being handed cash by a Moroccan official. A lawyer for the Moroccan government told France's RTL radio that Mr Laurent contacted the royal palace in July to demand €3 million (£2.2m; $3.4m). Mr Laurent allegedly warned the palace about damaging revelations in the book. "A sum of money was handed over and accepted" at a meeting between the journalist and a Moroccan government official, according to France's AFP news agency. BBC

Drinking Water Doesn't Prevent A Hangover
Raiding the fridge or downing glasses of water after a night of heavy drinking won't improve your sore head the next day, Dutch research suggests. Instead, a study concluded, the only way to prevent a hangover is to drink less alcohol. More than 800 students were asked how they tried to relieve hangover symptoms, but neither food nor water was found to have any positive effect. The findings are being presented at a conference in Amsterdam. A team of international researchers from the Netherlands and Canada surveyed students' drinking habits to find out whether hangovers could be eased or if some people were immune to them. Among 826 Dutch students, 54% ate food after drinking alcohol, including fatty food and heavy breakfasts, in the hope of staving off a hangover. BBC

Obama Defends Arctic Drilling Decision On Eve Of Alaska Climate Change Trip
Barack Obama has been forced to defend his decision to allow the hunt for oil in the last great wilderness of the Arctic, on the eve of an historic visit to Alaska intended to spur the fight against climate change. The three-day tour – which will include a hike across a shrinking glacier and visits to coastal communities buffeted by sea-level rise and erosion – was intended to showcase the real-time effects of climate change. But a defensive White House was forced to push back against campaigners who accuse Obama of undermining his environmental agenda by giving the go-ahead to Shell to drill for oil in the Chukchi Sea, only weeks after rolling out his signature climate change plan. Guardian

Babies Born In A Recession ‘Have Worse Health’
Economic woes can be as damaging to a baby’s health as smoking or drinking during pregnancy, according to the first study to establish a causal link between foetal exposure to financial stress in an advanced economy and the health of babies at birth. Research presented at this month’s annual congress of the European Economic Association in Mannheim by Arna Vardardottir, assistant professor at the department of economics at Copenhagen Business School, tracks the unexpected collapse of Iceland’s economy in 2008. After studying the weight of newborn children in Iceland’s national birth register, Vardardottir found that babies who had been in their first trimester during the crisis were born 120g lighter than the average. They were also 3.5% more likely to have a low birth weight (less than 2.5kg) than average and were generally more likely to suffer from neonatal diseases. Guardian

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