Orchestra Votes on Contract, Surprise Defeat for UofL Football Team, “Occupy Louisville” Protest Planned: Afternoon Review

by Laura Ellis on October 3, 2011

  • The musicians of the Louisville Orchestra voted today on a contract for the current and upcoming seasons. The musicians and management have been at odds over the contract for months, and the impasse has resulted in the cancellation of three months of concerts.
  • University of Louisville football coach Charlie Strong says his coaches and team did not properly prepare for last Saturday’s game against Marshall. The visiting Thundering Herd handed the Cards a 17-13 defeat. At his Monday press conference, Strong was still clearly angry about the loss, the Cards’ second straight home defeat. “That’s unacceptable, and it can never happen again,” he said of his team’s lackluster play.
  • Louisville’s Downtown Development Corporation could finalize a plan to bring more retail to south 4th Street this week. The plan was first introduced last month. It outlines how the DDC can bring in new anchor businesses to the area between Broadway and Muhammad Ali Boulevard, then fill the areas in between with smaller shops.
  • A number of local activists will convene in downtown Louisville on Tuesday to support the rapidly growing marches on the financial district in New York City. Since last month, hundreds of protestors have been demonstrating in lower Manhattan in the “Occupy Wall Street” movement. The informal group in Louisville began organizing on Facebook and plan to occupy Fourth and Jefferson Streets tomorrow afternoon.

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