1. A missile defense system is being considered for Ravenna. What is better? Jobs or not in my backyard? Would it concern you if there was a missile defense system in Northeast Ohio?
2. 90-year-old Robert Shaw of Avon was sentenced to four years in prison for killing his wife of 65 years but he could be released after serving six months. He smothered his 84-year-old wife Virginia in November 2008 to end her suffering. Do you think the sentence is just?
3. Cuyahoga County Executive and Gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald had no license to drive in the State of Ohio from 2002 to 2008. According to Cleveland.com he applied for temporary learner’s permits in 2008, 2010 and 2011. During that time, he would not have been legally allowed to drive when he served as assistant prosecutor, city councilman and mayor of Lakewood. His campaign spokeswoman Lauren Hitt says “there’s no malpractice here. The license expired, it’s a serious mistake and he regrets the error and he’s now driving with a valid license”. Should FitzGerald’s problems with his driver’s license have any bearing on his campaign?
4. The San Antonio Spurs have made NBA history. Becky Hammon has been hired by the Spurs becoming the first female paid by a NBA team to be an assistant coach. Hammon, 37, has played for the WNBA’s San Antonio Stars for 16 years and is six-time all-star. Could you eventually see a day when a woman is named a head coach in the NBA? Do you think the NFL or Major League Baseball will ever hire women coaches?
5. Tiger Woods had to pull out of the tournament at Firestone because of a bad back and it’s still in question whether will be able to play in the PGA Championship tournament which begins tomorrow at Valhalla. Do you think Tiger’s career could be over? Where do you rank Tiger with the all-time great golfers including Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Sam Snead and Ben Hogan?
6. It’s “World Breastfeeding Week” and to commemorate the week, 40-year-old singer Alanis Morissette posted a picture on Instagram of her breastfeeding her son while on the road back in 2012. Should celebs be posting pictures of themselves breastfeeding? What do you think about women who breastfeed in public?
7. Jonathan: Play the hook for “Baby”: A fisherman in Russia was being attacked by a brown bear and his life was saved when his Justin Bieber ringtone went off on his phone which sent the bear running back into the forest. The 42-year-old fisherman says his granddaughter loaded Bieber’s song “Baby” onto his phone for a joke. What do you make of Bieber’s music saving a man’s life?
8. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have been married for more than 73 days now which eclipses the marriage of Kim Kardashian with basketball player Kris Humphries which lasted just 72 days. Do you think Kim and Kanye will be married forever? Will you tune into to “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” this fall?
9. Toledo Mayor Michael Collins gave the all clear and lifted the water ban on Monday that effected northwest Ohio for three days due a harmful algae bloom buildup in Lake Erie. Despite the problems over the weekend is Lake Erie our natural greatest resource in Ohio? Do you think Ohio legislators need to work quickly to enforce new, more strict regulations on using phosphates in farming?
10. There is always something to do in Cleveland during the summer and early fall including Greek Festivals, Rib Cook-Offs, the Feast of the Assumption, Arts Festivals and Oktoberfests. What is your favorite Cleveland event?
11. It was a big pay day for former big time wrestler and former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura as a jury awarded him $1.8 million in his lawsuit against the estate of “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle. The jury decided that Ventura was defamed by Kyle in his description of a bar fight back in 2006 and Ventura proved actual malice. The jury was also tasked with awarding damages for any harm to his reputation, humiliation and embarrassment and had to find that Ventura suffered an economic loss. Do you think Ventura’s reputation was damaged enough to be awarded $1.8 million?
13.The Huffington Post ranks the list of board games that most of you grew up with. Some of games on the list include Hungry Hippos, Trouble, Chutes and Ladders, Risk, Trivial Pursuit, Candyland, Scrabble, Monopoly, Battleship, Sorry, Life and Guess Who. What was your favorite childhood board game?
14. U.S. teenagers use of human growth hormones more than double between 2012 and 2013. A new poll by Drug-Free Kids says 11% of 3,705 teenagers in grades 9 to 12 polled said they had used HGH at least once, up from 5% in 2012. HGH use was higher among Blacks at 15% and Hispanics at 13% with Whites at 9%. The head of the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids says “young people are seeking out and using performance enhancing drugs hoping to improve their athletic performance or body appearance”. Does it surprise you that so many teenagers are using human growth hormones?