MONDAY 7-30-18

1.   Jim Thome was officially inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown on Sunday.  What did you think about his acceptance speech?

2.      CBS chief Les Moonves is being accused of sexual harassment by former CBS Sports publicist Leslie Anne Wade and by five other women. Moonves in a statement said, “I recognize that there were times decades ago when I may have made some women uncomfortable  by making advances. Those were mistakes and I regret them immensely. But I always understood and respected and abided by the principle that no means no.  Both “Wonder Woman” star Lynda Carter and Sharon Osbourne have come to Moonves defense.  What do you make of the latest #MeToo movement allegations?

3.      Ric Gillespie, who has researched the disappearance of aviator Amelia Earhart, has concluded that she crashed on a remote South Pacific island and called for help for nearly a week before her plane was swept out to sea.  He says he has located documentation of distress signals and he claims  forensic evidence found by his organization show that bones found on the island are that of Earhart.  Is this case closed finally closed after 81 years?

4.      Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is demanding his players stand during the national anthem.  Jones' son, the team's executive vice president and director of player personnel, in a radio interview also said that players must stand "if they want to be a Dallas Cowboy." Jimmy and Dee Haslam did not address the national anthem dilemma in their press briefing on Saturday. Do you think this will backfire on Jones?  Would you like to see Browns owner Jimmy Haslam take a stand one way or another?

5.      The former archbishop of Washington, D.C. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick was forced to resigned by Pope Francis because of child abuse allegations.  Church officials say he sexually abused a 16-year-old 50 years ago, another person came forward and said McCarrick abused him when he was 11-years-old and several men said they were forced to sleep with him at a beach house when they were in seminary school. Pope Francis ordered that the 88-year should go into seclusion for a life a penance and prayer until a canonical trial.  Is that enough?

6.      A Spirit Airlines flight from New York to Fort Lauderdale had to be diverted to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina because of a smell reminiscent of dirty socks. The crew opened the emergency exits when they landed so the plane could be aired out. 7 to 10 passengers were taken to the hospital with unknown conditions.  Is there a worse smell than smelly feet? Have you ever had to deal with anyone that had smelly feet?  No names please.

7.      Idaho prisoners across state correctional facilities reportedly hacked hand-held tablets in a mass scheme to steal nearly $225,000.  The inmates were able to use JPay tablets to transfer the funds into their own accounts by exploiting a vulnerability within the device.  What should be done to the prisoners?

8.      Disney and Fox are reportedly giving the thumbs up to a $71 billion deal as shareholders approved Disney's plan to purchase most of 21st Century Fox assets. Disney outbid a Comcast offer to buy Fox for $65 billion which includes Fox's 30% stake in Hulu.  What do you think of the deal? 

9.      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. Do you think kids should get an allowance?

10.   The Department of Agriculture says the U.S. has too much meat. According to the latest data, meat producers are sitting on a 2.5 billion pound meat surplus, and are running out of cold storage space to keep it in. The USDA also claims dairy farmers are sitting on a 1.3 billion-pound cheese surplus.  Do we need to eat more cheeseburgers?

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