THURSDAY 7-19-18

1.      The 3rd Annual Summit on Sports & Gambling was held yesterday in downtown Cleveland. The purpose is to bring together thought leaders in the sports and gambling fields to review current issues, to discuss next        steps, and provide solutions to minimize the negative impacts of gambling addiction on athletes and society. Keith Whyte, executive director of the National Council on Problem Gambling, says the United States is facing       the biggest potential expansion of gambling in its history with the recent Supreme Court decision on sports betting. Should we be worried about sports betting becoming legal?

2.      Who stole the...meatballs?!!! A Youngstown woman claims a housemate attacked her after the victim accused the woman of stealing her meatballs. The woman said she came home and found the other woman in the     kitchen cooking meatballs and when she confronted her, the victim says the other woman charged her, striking her in the face and pulling her hair. The suspect was gone by the time officers arrived. Is there anything in       your refrigerator worth fighting over and going to jail?

 3.       The Agora has seen a $3 million facelift from its owner, AEG Presents. The Agora opened in 1966 on Cornell in Little Italy, moved to East 24th Street in 1967, and then moved to its present location at 5000 Euclid Avenue,     the 1913 Metropolitan Theater and later the WHK Auditorium, in 1986. It's hosted numerous huge acts, everyone from Bruce Springsteen to U2. AEG Presents took over the venue in 2017, after legendary founder    Henry "Hank" LoConte passed away in 2014. What's your favorite memory of the Agora?

4.       WallHub released their list of Most and Leased Stressed Cities in the country and Cleveland was the third most stressed city in the country behind Detroit, Michigan and Newark, New Jersey. Freemont, California,       Bismarck, North Dakota, and Sioux Falls, South Dakota were the least stressed. The survey looked at 37 key metrics, including work hours, divorce, and suicides. Does it feel like we're under that much stress in       Cleveland?

5.       A fashion show as part of Miami Swim Week, models took to the runway wearing stick-on bathing suits from the Black Tape Project. These suits were basically just little bits of tape placed strategically along with     embellishments like sleeves or wrist decorations. What would you do if your daughter left for the beach wearing a Black Tape Project swimsuit?

6.      Millennials seem to be the butt of many jokes but this one appears real: they have bad credit. Forty-six percent of this demographic believe their credit scores are holding them back but few are taking steps to fix bad       credit like using auto-par or doing to free credit counselling. Is this surprising?

7.      Rooster Money's new "Kids Allowance Report" finds kids will make about $110 in allowance this summer, or about $8.43 a week. Mowing the lawn, washing the car, and gardening are the top three money makes. What         was your allowance and how does it compare to today?

8.      A Senate candidate in Arizona who is campaigning for fewer gun laws has admitted he shot and killed his own mother with a gun back in the 60s.    Bobby Wilson says when he was 18-years-old in 1963, his mother stuck a         rifle in his face and bullets whizzed by his face before he picked up his own gun and shot her inside their home. The candidate says there are circumstances when there's a need for a good guy with a gun.  AZCentral   reports he was tried on murder charges in Oklahoma but they were eventually dismissed. Do you embrace a candidate like this or does a candidate like this scare you?

9.      A recent poll finds more than half of workers believe they'll work past their 65th birthday while 13% say they don't expect to ever retire. They responded that the age for someone to be considered "old" was 70. Is 70         the new 55 and is this a recent phenomenon that we can work longer and be considered younger until we reach out eighth decade?

10.     Americans apparently feel they deserve to be pampered since they'll spend $143,000 in their lifetime to pamper themselves. Overall, Americans are spending almost $200 a month -- or 22% of their disposable income --   on either "self-care"  treatments or luxury experiences. Is this level of luxury warranted or should we think about spending money to help others and on other worthwhile causes? (Source: New York Post)

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