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House Dems Pick a Speaker: Hurry Up and Wait

Herald-Leader reporters John Cheves, Jack Brammer, and Beth Musgrave wait with other media.
The top photo shows Herald-Leader reporters John Cheves, Jack Brammer and Beth Musgrave waiting with other media for the results of the House Democrats closed-door session in the Capitol Annex to pick a Speaker.

This comes as no surprise to pros, but as you can see, when the new Speaker of the House, Greg Stumbo, emerged from the meeting room, all heck broke loose as everyone wanted a quote and/or photo. The media was anxious, because we had waited FOR OVER 2 1/2 HOURS.
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Multimedia Show: Opera House Makeover

Take a look inside the 122-year-old Lexington Opera House. It’s been closed since June as workers installed new seats, lights and a state-of-the-art sound system. There’s a new lobby, and dressing rooms were completely revamped. The Opera House reopens Friday, Oct. 17. Rich Copley has the story, with information about upcoming performances at the Opera House, on Lexgo.