1. Indians Austin Jackson Makes Catch Of The Year...Indians-Redsox game was back and forth-Indians should have won...this was a playoff type atmosphere game.
2. The stock market has never been higher, and President Donald Trump would like more people to pay attention. He complained in a tweet Tuesday that the market's gains are seldom mentioned in news reports. The Dow closed at another record high on Tuesday and is closing in on 22,000. Do you follow the Dow? What are the contributing factors to the record high?
3. A jury ruled a Texas couple, Neely and Andre Moldovan, has to pay their wedding photographer, Andrea Polito, more than $1 million in damages after they launched an online smear campaign that destroyed the photographer’s reputation and business. In one year, the photographer’s business went from 75 to 100 weddings a year to only two. Do you agree with the ruling?
4. It’s Pro Football Hall of Fame week in Canton. Those being inducted include quarterback Kurt Warner who was the NFL MVP twice and won a Super Bowl with the Rams. Sporting News ranked the top 26 quarterbacks in the Hall of Fame, #1 on their list is Joe Montana followed by Johnny Unitas, John Elway, Dan Marino, Brett Favre, Otto Graham, Roger Staubach, Terry Bradshaw, Norm Van Brocklin and Steve Young. Do you agree that Montana is #1?
5. Police in Arizona say two babies died after they were left in hot cars, a one-year-old boy and a seven-month-old boy. More than 700 children have died from heatstroke-related illnesses as the result of being left inside of cars since 1998. Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal introduced legislation that would require carmakers to install sensor technology, alerting drivers to a baby left in a car seat. Should automakers be forced to put sensors in cars? Should people who leave their children in hot cars be prosecuted?
6. A suburban Chicago food festival says it's justified in threatening a trademark infringement lawsuit over a Pennsylvania group's use of the name "Pierogi Festival." Lawyers for Pierogi Fest outside of Chicago recently sent a letter demanding the Edwardsville Hometown Committee stop using the name or pay royalties saying it will cause “consumer confusion”. The two Pierogi Festivals are more than 700 miles apart. Should they both be allowed to use the phrase “Pierogi Festival” or should the Pennsylvania event change its name?
7. Judge Sam Benningfield in White County, Tennessee is offering inmates a deal to get out of jail 30 days early if they agree to get sterilized. So far, thirty-two women had a Nexplanon implant put in their arm which can prevent child birth for up to four years and thirty-eight men have signed up to get a vasectomy. What do you think of the judge’s sterilization offer to inmates?
8. Chief Executive Officers make 271 times more than an average worker in their company and their pay increases have grown more than company profits based on a study by the Economic Policy Institute. The highest paid executive in 2016 was Wal-Mart CEO Marc Lore who made $243.9 million. What do you think about the disparity?
9. A school district in Texas has instituted a new disciplinary method, paddling. The Three Rivers Independent School District in South Texas will allow for a campus behavior coordinator or principal to deliver the punishment pending parent approval. What do you think of their new policy? Do you think it will help unruly kids get in line?
10. U.S. Senator Cory Booker of New York says he will be introducing a bill to legalize marijuana nationwide. The “Marijuana Justice Act” would also have anyone jailed for marijuana possession be re-sentenced and anyone with a marijuana conviction would have their record expunged. Will we see marijuana eventually be legalized by the federal government?