TUESDAY 5-15-18

1.      In a landmark ruling, the United States Supreme Court lifted a federal ban on sports betting across the country ruling in favor of the state of New Jersey which wants to legalize sports gambling.Writing for the majority, Justice Samuel Alito said the problem with the federal law is that "state legislatures are put under the direct control of Congress." The decision will ultimately allow states to open up their own sports books and collect the taxes from that wagering on sporting events.  How soon do you think it will be before we get legal sports books in Ohio?


2.      Browns head coach Hue Jackson has set a date to jump in the lake, June 1st.  He made the promise to do so after the Browns finished the 2017 season with an 0-16 record. The jump in the lake event will take place at a private location and will only be attended by club employees.  How do you feel about the team not making it a public event and jumping in the lake in June when the water temperature is warmer?


3.      The price of gas keeps climbing and appears to be hitting levels not seen in more than three years, prices have risen 20 cents in the last month and 10 states are already at $3 a gallon or above.  The all-time high at the pump is $4.11 a gallon in 2008.  Do you think we’ll see gas prices hit $4 a gallon again anytime soon?


4.      The World Health Organization would like to see a ban on artificial trans fats by 2023.  Some foods that contain artificial trans fats include margarine, coffee creamers, cereal bars, microwave popcorn, cookies, cream-filled candies, doughnuts and more.  Researchers say trans fats can raise your cholesterol and increase the risk of stroke and diabetes.  Do you pay attention to whether foods have trans fats or not?


5.      Dozens of Palestinians have lost their lives after clashing with Israeli security forces at the Gaza border over the opening of the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem.  How do you feel about the U.S. embassy being in Jerusalem?


6.      A mother in Great Britain  is warning parents after her 15-year old daughter was badly burned in what is being called the "Deodorant Challenge." Jamie Prescott shared photos of severe burns her daughter received by spraying aerosol deodorant on her skin and leaving it for an extended period to time.  The injury was so bad that the girl may need to receive a skin graft, according to the Facebook post.  Have you heard of the Deodorant Challenge?


7.      In his new book The Restless Wave, Arizona Senator John McCain talks about his regret over selecting Sarah Palin as his Vice Presidential pick.  Palin called McCain's comments a “perpetual gut-punch. That’s not what Sen. McCain has told me all these years, as he’s apologized to me repeatedly for the people who ran his campaign. In the book, McCain said he regretted not choosing his friend Joseph Lieberman as his running mate.  Do you think it would have made a difference if McCain ran with Lieberman instead of Palin in 2008 against Obama and Biden?    


8.      A new Triple A poll finds that 20% of Americans say they will buy an electric car or hybrid  when they purchase their next vehicle, up 15% from a year ago.  Reliability and range are the two most important factors though for consumers when looking to an electric or hybrid car.  Are you ready to go electric?  Would you have concerns about running out of juice?


9.      A new survey finds that 25% of children six years-old and under have their own mobile device spending as much as 21 hours a week on their devices; 20% of parents say they did it to keep their kids entertained and 80% say they don’t limit the amount of usage.  Is six years-old too young for kids to have their own mobile device such as an iPad?


10.   Multiple reports suggest that Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and retired NFL player Herschel Walker will soon join President Trump’s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition. The Council encourages Americans to adopt a healthy lifestyle that includes regular physical activity and good nutrition. Can you think Belichick would be a good spokesman?

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