1. The second jewel in the Triple Crown of horse racing, The Preakness, will be held tomorrow at Pimlico track in Baltimore. Kentucky Derby champion, “Always Dreaming” drew the #4 post and is the early line favorite at 4-5. Does “Always Dreaming” have a legitimate shot at winning the Triple Crown?
2. The lead singer of the bands “Soundgarden” and “Audioslave”, Chris Cornell committed suicide after performing a show in Detroit at the age of 52. Cornell played a role in the origins of grunge music along with Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Alice in Chains. Sting tweeted about Cornell: “In a world drowning in the ugly noise and clamor of lies, Chris was a beautiful man with a beautiful voice singing his truth”. How important was grunge music to 90’s rock?
3. If you look at the official paperwork provided by the New England Patriots, Tom Brady has never had a concussion during his 18-year career in the NFL. His wife, Giselle Bundchen is telling another side of the story. In an interview with Charlie Rose on “CBS This Morning” she said, “He had a concussion last year. I mean, he has concussions. We don’t talk about it but he does have concussions”. Should the NFL investigate the Patriots for trying to cover up Tom Brady’s concussions?
4. Last year, the United States provided $33 billion in foreign aid. The money was given to 100 countries around the world for many types of projects including boosting agricultural productivity in Nepal, encouraging young people ion Kyrgyzstan to vote and providing humanitarian relief to Haiti after an earthquake. Does foreign aid help the living standards in poor and needy countries? Should the U.S. cut back or cut out foreign aid money in the next budget?
5. That’s Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens talking about LeBron James after Wednesday night’s game talking about James being better than he was four years ago. James was named to the All-NBA first team for a record tying 11th time, equaling the all-time mark shared by Kobe Bryant and Karl Malone. Joining James this year are Houston’s James Harden, Oklahoma’s Russell Westbrook, San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard and Anthony Davis from New Orleans. Golden State’s Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant make the All-NBA second team. Is James getting better with age just like a fine wine?
6. “Five Guys” is the new champion of burger brands according to a new Harris poll beating out “In-N-Out”. “Five Guys” burgers are cooked in an open kitchen in front of customers and their fries are cooked in peanut oil. Have you ever had a “Five Guys” burger?
7. A German shepherd killed a Chihuahua in Elyria. Tim Bascue, owner of the German shepherd was charged with having his dog at large and not having his dog registered. His dog went into his neighbors back yard and was seen running away with the Chihuahua in its mouth. Bascue claims his dog either opened up the gate or jumped over the fence to snag the little dog. He’s scheduled to appear in court next week. What would be a just sentence for the owner of the German shepherd. Should he have to buy his neighbor a new dog? Can the two neighbors continue to co-exist next to each other?
8. M.C. Allen of Massillon won $300,000 in an Ohio Lottery instant game scratch off ticket. After taxes, he will receive a $213,000 lump sum payment. Do you know anyone who ever won a lottery?
9. More than 25% of millennials in college say they plan on moving back home after they graduate to save money in order to pay pack their student loans. The average graduate owes more than $10,000 after graduating. What if anything can be done about student debt?
10. President Trump begins his trip to Saudi Arabia, Israel, Vatican City and Belgium this week. His agenda includes meeting Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abd Al-Aziz, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, Pope Francis at the Vatican, and Italian President Sergio Mattarella in Rome. What do you think of the President’s trip?