1. The Indians returned to Progressive Field on Tuesday for their home opener. Why is one game out of 162 so significant during a baseball season?
2. United Flight 3411 from Chicago to Louisville, Kentucky was quite an experience for an Asian doctor and his wife on Sunday. The flight was overbooked so the crew asked for two volunteers to re-book. No one volunteered to leave so the Asian doctor and his wife were physically removed without their consent from the plan which was caught on video. United Chief Executive Officer Oscar Munoz backpedaled in a statement and said proper protocols were used and the passenger was "disruptive and belligerent." What do you think of the incident?
3. The death of John Geils, the founder and lead guitarist for the Jake Geils band. Their hits included Centerfold and Freeze Frame. Should the band be in the Rock Hall?
4. Judge Neil Gorsuch was sworn in as the ninth justice of the Supreme Court of the United States on Monday. Do you think Roe v Wade will ever make it back in front of the high court and if so, could the ruling be in jeopardy?
5. A Philadelphia man, Joseph Myhre, has been charged with aggravated assault, strangulation, conspiracy, unlawful restraint and reckless endangering of children. He’s accused of beating his two young children now 13 and 11 with a wooden dowel or PVC pipe for six years, shocking them with an electric dog collar and jamming small blades under their nails. The abuse came to light after his wife drove herself to a hospital with a fractured skull. Is this the worst case of child abuse you have ever heard? What’s a just sentence for Myhre if convicted?
6. Dazzmond Pratt of Akron got into a domestic dispute with his girlfriend throwing her through the front window screen and onto the front lawn and he also killed their four gold fish by pouring bleach into the tank. He’s been charged with domestic violence and cruelty to animals. What do you think of the cruelty to animals charge?
7. Every Who down in Whoville liked Christmas a lot, but the Grinch, who lived just north of Whoville did not. Dr. Seuss Enterprises and playwright Matthew Lombardo are in a legal battle over Lombardo’s play “Who’s Holiday” which is story about Cindy Lou, a 45-year-old woman who spent time in jail for murdering the Grinch, who had been her husband and father of her daughter. Dr. Suess Enterprises says his play infringes on the copyright of “How The Grinch Stole Christmas”. Lombardo says it has nothing to do with Whoville and is seeking more than $130,000 in damages from having his Off-Broadway play put on hold. “Who’s” right?
8. With summertime just around the corner, many of you will be jumping into a pool to cool off. Scientists used a product called ACE which goes through the digestive system to analyze how much urine is in a typical Olympic sized pool and they found about 20 gallons of urine in a 220,000 gallon pool. Be honest, have you ever peed in a pool? Does the study make you think twice about swimming in a pool?
9. A high school student newspaper in Kansas did an investigative piece on their new principal which has led to her resignation. The six-student news team dug into the background of Amy Robertson and found out that her college degree lacked accreditation and they discovered that a private school in Dubai where she was principal had its license suspended after years of unsatisfactory ratings. The school board was paying Robertson $93,000 a year. What did you think about the investigative journalism skills of the students? Should the school board be held accountable for not doing a proper background check?
10. A high school in Charlotte, North Carolina wants students to be held accountable if they are the ones shooting video of fights at school. School officials says kids plan the fights and have others standing by to record them. Should kids who use their phones to record fights be punished? Or is it good to have the fights on video so administrators can take actions against the combatants?
11. Joanne Havens of Ravenna call 911 after she was locked inside a Kohl’s store after hours. Surveillance video shows her stealing clothing items which police found in purse. She plead not guilty to a misdemeanor theft charge. Does Havens qualify as a knucklehead in the news?