FRIDAY 7-13-18

1.      Former New York Knick and native Clevelander Charles Barkley was arrested at a Las Vegas casino for cheating.  He’s accused of trying to pull a $100 chip off the table while gambling.  If convicted, Oakley could face between one and six years in prison for an attempt to commit a fraudulent act in gaming establishment. Oakley made $46 million during his NBA career.  Have you ever met a cheater?

 

2.      A nationwide ban on smoking in public housing facilities will go into effect at the end of this month.As of July 31st, you won't be able to light up in public housing units and common areas, as well as outdoor areas that are within 25 feet of public housing grounds.  While the ban applies to cigarettes, cigars, and pipes it will not affect e-cigarettes, snuff and chewing tobacco.  How do you think this can be enforced?

 

3.      The Emmy Award nominations were announced on Thursday and Game of Thrones lead all shows with 22 nominations followed by Saturday Night Live and Westworld with 21 nominations each. The awards will take place on September 17th.  What’s your favorite TV show past or present?

 

4.      TripAdvisor says the Best Burger in America is at Al's Shake Shack in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  The signature sandwich there is The Bobo Chili Cheeseburger. It's topped with chili sauce, coleslaw, onions, American cheese and yellow mustard.  Who makes the best non-chain restaurant burger in the Cleveland area?

 

5.      Tens of thousands fill arenas and stadiums across America to hear from Joel and Victoria Osteen and Quicken Loans Arena announced they will be in Cleveland on Friday, October 12th to hold a “A Night of Hope”.   Osteen’s televised sermons are now seen by more than 7 million people weekly.  Have you followed Joel Osteen’s career?  Can you compare him to Billy Graham?

 

6.      Forty percent of Congressional ads are funded by outside money according to a new report.  Much of the money is being poured into campaigns where a Democratic incumbent is running in a red  state, such as Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill. Do you think we need campaign finance reform in the United States?

 

7.      A new Gallup poll reveals 64% of Americans believe Roe v. Wade should stand, while 28% would like to see it overturned. The poll was taken last week before President Trump picked Brett Kavanaugh to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.  Where do you stand on the Roe v. Wade issue? 

 

8.      Lawyers for eight prisoners at Gitmo who have never been charged with eight crimes have asked a federal judge to rule that their portion of the “forever war” has ended and would like them released.  The Pentagon currently has 40 prisoners at Gitmo under a Congressional act that was passed after 9/11.  Should they be sent free?

 

9.      A man in California was captured on video of swinging his 1-year-old son like a baseball bat to hit his girlfriend during an argument. Twenty-seven year old Danny Lim was arrested on suspicion of child endangerment with great bodily injury. According to police, Lim admitted to the act and realizes that he would probably be going to jail for what he did.  What should happen to Lim?

 

10.  Scientists have discovered the world’s oldest color to be pink after researchers discovered ancient pink pigments in 1.1-billion-year-old rocks. The discovery was made deep beneath the Sahara Desert in West Africa, making them the oldest colors in the geological record.  Who knew pink would be the world’s oldest color? Do real men wear pink?

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