1. The Rock world was Reelin and a Rockin and Roll Over Beethoven because Chuck Berry will be joining you in the afterlife as he passed away over the weekend at the age of 90. President and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Gregg Harris said, “Chuck Berry is rock and roll. The undisputed original poet laureate, he influenced every rock and roll artist after him and every guitarist that ever plugged in. We celebrate his poetry, his artistry and his massive contributions to 20th century culture. It's fitting that he was the first person inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Rock and roll as we know it would not exist without him. Hail Hail, Rock and Roll. Hail Hail, Chuck Berry.” Do you agree with Greg Harris? Did you ever meet Chuck Berry?
2. Do you have a favorite Chuck Berry song? Is it “My Ding A Ling”, “Johnnie B. Goode”, “Run, Run, Rudolph”, “Roll Over Beethoven”, Maybelline” or some other Berry hit such as “Rock and Roll Music”?
3. The Men’s NCAA basketball tournament is down to the Sweet 16 and defending champion Villanova is not of them as they were defeated by Wisconsin on Saturday night and there was another big surprise as Cincinnati Xavier blew out 3rd seed Florida State. Who will be in the Final Four one week from today?
4. Happy Spring as it officially arrived this morning at 6:28 a.m. Is spring your favorite season of the year? Have you ever gone to Washington D.C. when the Cherry Blossoms are in full bloom? What’s your favorite part about spring?
5. Strongsville Police released dash cam video which clearly shows one shot being fired by an officer that killed Roy Evans Jr. after he refused to stop for a traffic violation in the early morning hours of March 7th. After Evans was cornered by police, he used his van to ram a police cruiser before the fatal shot was fired. You can see the video at WTAM.com. Do you think the video should have been released to the public? Did you watch it? Do you have a problem watching a man being shot to death?
6. Senate confirmation hearings begin this week for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. Some of the hot button topics he’s sure to be grilled on include his stance on gay rights, abortion and physician assisted suicide or aid in dying. In his past writings, he opposes giving terminally ill people drugs to bring about death. Some of the leading Senate Democrats including Dianne Feinstein support bills such as California’s “End Of Life Option Act”. Should it be left to the U.S. Supreme Court on whether someone has the right to die with dignity? Do you expect Gorsuch to face a rocky road to nomination or will it be smooth sailing?
7. A Secret Service agent had her lap top stolen from car that was parked in her Brooklyn driveway which contained floor plans and evacuations measures for the first family when they are in Trump Tower and well as information regarding the Hillary Clinton e-mail investigation. TMZ reports a few stolen items including a black bag with the Secret Service emblem were recovered but the lap top is still missing. What do you think about the heist? Should the agent be fired for leaving the lap top in her car?
8. A new study about eating food that has dropped on the floor confirms that the old “five second rule” is OK. According to scientists at Aston University in Birmingham, England as long as the food does not pick up visible dirt, items picked up had germs on them that was well below what is considered an infectious dose. They tested a variety of food products including toast, cookies, pasta, candy and more. Do you abide by the “five second rule”?
9. Washington Redskins cheerleaders were invited to a 6th grade class at a school in Alexandria, Virginia to participate in poetry reading. As a parting gift, the cheerleaders passed out posters of their official team portrait with them wearing low cut shirts and short shorts. Some of the parents though it was inappropriate to pass the posters out to the pre-pubescent boys. Are the parents right or should they get a life?
10. The USA Gymnastics President Steve Penny resigned after he was accused of not responding quickly enough to allegations of sexual abuse within the organization. A report by the Indianapolis Star in December revealed 350 gymnasts had allegedly been abused in gyms for twenty years and that top USA Gymnastics officials mishandled complaints and allowed accused coaches to move from gym to gym. Penny, who has been the head of USA Gymnastics for 12 years, denies any wrongdoing but he has acknowledged he was personally responsible for handing the complaints. Should Penny be criminally charged for his lack of action?