1. It appears the deal to renovate Quicken Loans Arena will move forward after the petition to place the issue on the ballot was withdrawn. Cavaliers and Quicken Loans CEO Len Komoroski told WTAM News, “"we are very encouraged by this new development related to the private-public partnership plan to transform The Q for the long term. We are reviewing the impact of this change and discussing it further with the County, the City and others." Why do you think the black pastors group changed their tune?
2. Former Cavalier and new Boston Celtic Kyrie Irving posted a video on social media thanking Cleveland fans. He said, “My love extends way beyond the court I have for Cleveland and it will always be a place that’s special because of the great people and experiences. The ups and downs, we stand and fight no matter what the circumstances are, and that’s what being in Cleveland embodies, it is all love and a whole lot of pride”. Will Irving be booed or cheered at the season opener at The Q in October? Do you have a problem Irving still referring to Clevelanders as “we”?
3. Former Cleveland State head basketball coach, who won more than 800 games and coached Villanova to an improbable national title in 1985, passed away at the age of 82 the other night after battling lung cancer. Rollie was a close friend to WTAM NBA analyst and former Cavaliers coach Mike Fratello, He was best-known nationally for leading an eighth-seeded Villanova team to an improbable national title with a victory against No. 1 seed Georgetown and Patrick Ewing. Did you get to meet Rollie during his time in Cleveland?
4. Best Buy says it was a big mistake to price hike water in Houston. Social media photos showed a 12 pack of Smartwater priced at $29.98 and 24-packs of Dasani were priced at $42.96. A Best Buy spokesman said, “This was a big mistake on the part of a few employees”. Should those employees be reprimanded or fired?
5. It’s Labor Day weekend which means the air show is in and there a lot of festivals including the St. Rocco festival. What does Labor Day weekend mean to you?
6. South Carolina residents Corey Payne and his fiancée, Kayla Harris are suing Amazon claiming the solar eclipse glasses they purchased on line did not prevent their vision from being harmed. Do you think this is just the tip of the iceberg hearing about eye vision problems as a result of the eclipse? Should Amazon be held liable?
7. Apple is expected to reveal their new iPhones and an updated Apple Watch in less than two weeks on September 12th. Look for updated versions of the 7 and 7 plus in addition to a new iPhone 8 which has been rumored to cost $1,000. Do you expect people to line up to be the first to get the new iPhone 8?
8. La Tomatina took place in Spain this week. It’s the world’s largest tomato fight with approximately 20,000 participants. Have you ever been in a food fight? Would you like to be sling tomatoes?
9. A hearing for former Flint, Michigan officials charged in the water crisis case was held this week. It’s a probable cause hearing for four former Flint officials with charges including involuntary manslaughter, false pretenses, and conspiracy to commit false pretenses in relation to the water crisis. What should happen to them?
10. Ohio Republican Gov. John Kasich and Colorado Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper are reportedly considering a run for the White House as a unity ticket in 2020. Do you think it’s possible in American politics to see a Democrat and a Republican on the same ticket running for President of the United States?