1. Strongsville Police say a police chase early Tuesday morning ended when Roy Dale Evans Jr. crashed on I-71 outside Medina, a police officer fired his gun, and he was found dead in his vehicle. Strongsville Police say that at about 2:30 a.m., they attempted to stop a panel van for a traffic violation. The van kept going south on I-71 at a high rate of speed before stop sticks were used. The chase ended up south of Ohio Route 3 outside Medina. That's where a Strongsville officer fired his gun, and Evans was dead at the scene. What are your thoughts on what happened?
2. WikiLeaks released more than 8,000 page of what they say are CIA documents from the Center for Cyber Intelligence in Langley, Virginia. A CIA spokesperson said, “We do not comment on the authenticity or content of the purported intelligence documents”. The leaked documents includes information on CIA developed malware with nick names such as “Assassin” and Medusa” which are used to attack smart phones, smart TV’s, Microsoft and Mac operating systems. Do you think this is fake news or real news? If it’s real news, what do you think about the CIA getting hacked?
3. Casey Anthony is in the news again. In her first interview since being acquitted on charges of killing her two-year-old daughter Caylee in 2011. She talked about the case that shocked the world at the time. Anthony said , “I’m still not even certain as I stand here today about what happened. Everyone has their theories, I don’t know. As I stand here today I can’t tell you one way or another. The last time I saw my daughter I believed she was alive and was going to be OK, and that’s what was told to me.” Do you think she got away with murder or at least knows what happened to her daughter Caylee?
4. The GOP released legislation to replace Obamacare. Here are some highlights of the plan: No penalties for the uninsured, but a 30% surcharge would be imposed to those with gaps in their coverage; young adults up to age 26 will be able to remain on their parents plans including those w/ pre-existing conditions and organizations like Planned Parenthood would be ineligible for Medicaid reimbursement or federal family planning grants. What do you think of the plan targeting Planned Parenthood?
5. There’s a new candidate for Governor. Former Congresswomen Betty Sutton has thrown her name into the race. She said, “I spent my life standing up for working families, the laborers, the firefighters, the teachers. I want to be the governor who stands up to the powerful interests on behalf of working people.” Does Sutton have what it takes to win Ohio’s Gubernatorial Race?
6. The new $1 billion US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, home of the Vikings, is a bird killer according to conservative groups. They say the large, glassy, outside of the stadium is indistinguishable from the sky and birds are flying straight into the clear glass like a scene out of an Alfred Hitchcock movie. Bird lovers want the reflective glass either replaced or have a coat put on the glass that would make it more bird friendly. What do you think about the bird dilemma at US Bank Stadium?
7. According to a new survey by Bankrate.com, just 37% of Americans have enough savings to write a $500 check for an emergency and 63% would have to cut back on spending in other areas, charge it on credit card or borrow money from friends or family to pay for an unexpected expense. Another study found that more than half of Americans, 56.3% have less than $1,000 in their checking or savings accounts combined. What are your thoughts on these numbers?
8. The Oakland Raiders might be Las Vegas bound after all. After Billionaire Sheldon Alderson and Goldman Sachs pulled out of their financial commitment to the project, the Raiders have found a new funding agent for the $1.9 billion deal for a new stadium. Enter Bank of America, who will put up the $650 million needed to complete the deal. Do you feel any sympathy for Oakland fans? If the Browns played a game in Vegas, would you make a special trip out to see the game?
9. General Motors is calling it quits… in Europe. The maker of Peugeot and Citroen cars has agreed to purchase General Motor’s Opel Unit and UK sister company Vauxhall for 1.8 billion Euros, equivalent to 1.9 Billion Dollars. This deal ends GM’s 90 year ownership of Opel which has reported a total of $9 billion in losses since 2009. Will GM pulling out of their European market be better in the long run for their American market?
10. The Reputation Institution has released their annual survey listing the top companies based on their worldwide reputation. The top ten companies with the best reputations are: Rolex, the Lego Group, the Walt Disney Company, Canon, Google, Bosch, Sony, Intel, Rolls-Royce and Adidas. Do you agree with the top ten? Are there any other companies that deserve to be on the list?