WEDNESDAY 9-19-18

1.      A Senate panel is waiting to see if the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, will testify.  The Judiciary Committee hasn't heard back from Christine Blasey Ford about a hastily-scheduled hearing on Monday.  Ford is a college professor in California and attended high school in Maryland with Kavanaugh in the 1980's when the alleged assault occurred.  What are the odds are her speaking under oath?   Do you think the Senate will eventually vote on Kavanaugh?

 

2.   Roseanne Barr says her character on the spin off show “The Conners” have her character dying by overdosing on opioids.  If that is true, how do you feel about the script?

 

3.       A planned gun rally at Kent State has been changed from a rally to a walk.  Cleveland.com reports Kent State gun girl Kaitlin Bennett was given a cease and desist letter last month telling her to stop promoting the rally.   The event is now being planned as a walk with gun right advocates openly carrying guns around campus.  What do you think about Bennett’s plan to hold a gun walk on the Kent State campus?

 

4.      A Lake County judge known for his "creative" sentences has dished out another one Tuesday.  Painesville Municipal Court judge Michael Cicconetti gave 19-year-old Cody Scott two choices after the teen pled guilty to criminal mischief. Those were serve ten days in jail or mow the Fairport Harbor High School football team's practice field. Scott chose the ladder, but of course there was a twist.  Scott will have to mow the team's practice field with that push mower.  Do we need more judges and even parents like Cicconetti?

 

5.      A sting operation by New Jersey police has resulted in the arrest of two dozen accused child predators. In a 'To Catch A Predator'-style sting, officers posed as children online to lure predators to a house in New Jersey, where they were arrested. Among those caught was police officer Sgt. Richard Conte of the Howell Township, New Jersey police department.  How do you protect children from online predators?  If a cop was busted, is there anyone they could trust?

 

6.   A school district in South Carolina is getting rid of “snow days” and is replacing them with eLearning Days.  When classrooms are closed because of the weather, teachers will send parents digital assignments their children will have to complete at home.  If for any reason students have a problem accessing the internet, they will still be required to complete the assignment within five days on their own time.   What you like to see eLearning days be implemented in Northeast Ohio schools?

 

7.        Houston's Rice University announced it will provide full tuition scholarships to undergrad students from low and middle-income backgrounds. It's seen as the latest effort by a major university to do something about the soaring cost of higher education and student debt.  Would you like to see Ohio colleges follow suit?  Do you think they will?

 

8.      At the start of a three-day summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said that his meeting last June with President Trump has provided geopolitical stability. Kim has also given Moon credit for making the “historic” summit in Singapore possible.  The Kim-Moon summit is expected to serve as a litmus test for a possible second meeting between Trump and Kim currently being scheduled.   Would you like to see another Trump-Kim meeting?

 

9.      Amazon opened its fourth Go Store with no cashiers or checkout lines.   You simply swipe your Amazon Go app when you enter, cameras and sensors see what you load in your cart and when you leave the store, your credit card is charged.  Is this the wave of the future now?

 

10.   The Food and Drug Administration is threatening to pull e-cigarettes from shelves. The FDA is ordering the top E-Cig manufacturers to submit plans within 60 days detailing how the companies will prevent teens from using their products.  How can you keep teens  from smoking e-cigarettes?  Should they be illegal to sell?

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