Here’s a look at some of the stories on our radar for tomorrow:
RAW POLITICS: Sen. John McCain will be in Cartagena, Colombia for the next two days. He’s going to meet with President Alvaro Uribe to discuss narcotics and trade. Sen. Barack Obama will be in Zanesville, Ohio and will be giving a speech there in the early afternoon.
KEEPING THEM HONEST: Despite a shortage of field officers, the Army has adopted a new policy that West Point graduates can serve their country as professional athletes instead of battlefield commanders. Army football player Caleb Campbell who was drafted by the Detroit Lions is the first beneficiary of the policy, which will allow him to avoid going to war and instead pursue a potentially lucrative career after getting an education at taxpayer’s expanse. At the same time, the Navy is telling St Louis Cardinals draftee Mitch Harris to report for duty. The Navy believes it is inappropriate to let him out of his service. What’s going on here? Why would the Army and Navy be on the opposite side on this issue? Is it because — under pressure to fill the ranks with fresh recruits — Campbell is more valuable as a recruiter than as a platoon leader on the front lines?
CRIME & PUNISHMENT: 40 years ago, actress Sharon Tate was 8 ½ month pregnant and begging for mercy from her “Manson family” killers, including Susan Atkins. Now, Atkins is begging for mercy. With less than six months to live and her ability to communicate compromised, Atkins is dying of a brain tumor and has requested a “compassionate release” from prison so she can die at home.
HALLOWEEN PRANK HEARING: Scheduled date of court hearing for two police officers accused of unlawful imprisonment. Allegedly the officers took a 14-year-old boy, caught egging cars, and dropped him off in a remote area to teach him a lesson.
BIRMINGHAM CITY EMPLOYEES MOVE TO 4-DAY WEEK: As a gas-saving measure the city of Birmingham will move city employees to a 10-hour 4-day work weeks.
SECOND PHASE OF TRANS FAT BAN COMES INTO FORCE: The next phase of the ban on trans fat served in New York City restaurants comes into effect. On this day “No food containing partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, shortenings, or margarines with 0.5 grams or more trans fat per serving may be stored, used, or served by food service establishments.” The first phase came into effect July 1, 2007.
AND AN INTERESTING TIDBIT ABOUT JULY 1, 2008: At midnight, 2008 will be officially halfway over. 183 days remain in the year. This usually occurs on July 2 but due to the Leap Year it happened a day earlier this year.
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