WRITING

Leave a comment

FORLANI STORY
SENTENCING OF FORMER BUSINESSMAN MICHAEL FORLANI, WILL CONTINUE NEXT MONTH. FORLANI PLEADED GUILTY TO BRIBERY CHARGES INVOLVING COUNTY GOVERNMENT IN CLEVELAND . J. KEVIN KELLEY APPEARED IN COURT ON MONDAY AND DESCRIBED ACCEPTING THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN CASH FOR STEERING LUCRATIVE CONTRACTS TO FORLANI’S CONSTRUCTION COMPANY. FORLANI FACES FIVE TO EIGHT YEARS IN PRISON.


EAST CLEVELAND LAYOFFS
EAST CLEVELAND CITY COUNCIL IS MAKING DEEP BUDGET CUTS TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT. TEN OFFICERS AND TEN STAFF
MEMBERS WERE LAID OFF. CITY COUNCIL
HAS ALREADY APPROVED THIS DECISION. UNLESS THE CITY RESTORES FUNDING, THECITY WILL ONLY HAVE 4 OFFICERS LEFT ON THE STREETS. THE CITY IS FACING AN $8 MILLION DOLLAR DEFICIT, AND IS IN FISCAL EMERGENCY.
POLICE CHIEF RALPH SPOTS SAYS THIS WILL BE A TREMENDOUS LOSS.


CASINO MONEY GOES TO SCHOOLS
OHIO SCHOOLS ARE RECEIVING MORE MONEY, THANKS TO THE CASINOS.
ALL EIGHTY-EIGHT COUNTIES WILL SHARE THE MONEY BASED ON THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS
ENROLLED. PART OF THE AGREEMENT TO OPEN THE CASINOS IN OHIO, WAS THAT ONE THIRD OF THE PROFITS BE HANDED TO THE STATE.
CLEVELAND CITY SCHOOLS, THE SECOND LARGEST IN THE STATE,WILL RECIEVE $821,831.26.


SAME-SEX WEDDINGS IN WASHINGTON
THE WASHINGTON NATIONAL CATHEDRAL WILL NOW PERFORM SAME-SEX WEDDINGS.
THE DECISION WAS ANNOUNCED WEDNESDAY
BY OFFICIALS AT THE CATHEDRAL .DAVID BAINS, A RELIGION PROFESSOR AT SANFORD UNIVERSITY SAID ,THE CURRENT ACTION IS PROBABLY THE MOST DIVISIVE ACT THE
CATHEDRAL’S LEADERSHIP HAS TAKEN
IN ITS HISTORY. GAY MARRIAGE HAS BEEN
LEGAL IN WASHINGTON SINCE 2009.


MIDWEST FLOODING
ON CAM
MORE RAIN IS EXPECTED IN THE MIDWEST AS A NEW STORM
SYSTEM COMES IN LATER THIS WEEK.
THE RAIN WILL LIKELY CAUSE FLASH FLOODING IN AREAS THAT
HAVE ALREADY RECEIVED LARGE AMOUNTS OF RAIN THIS
SPRING.
VO
ARKANSAS, TENNESSEE, MISSOURI, ILLINOIS, IOWA,
MICHIGAN, AND WISCONSIN ARE MOST AT RISK FOR
FLOODING. FOUR DEATHS, FROM THE FLOODING, HAVE BEEN
REPORTED IN THREE STATES. THE FLOOD HAS CAUSED OVER A
HUNDRED BARGES TO BREAK FREE, SOME OF WHICH HAVE
CRASHED INTO BRIDGES, WHILE OTHERS SANK. THE FLOODING
IS ALSO CAUSING CONCERN IN THE GRAIN MARKET, BECAUSE
THE FARMERS ARE UNABLE TO PLANT CORN AT THE NORMAL
PACE.


GAS PRICES
ON CAM
AAA IS REPORTING THE GAS PRICES FOR APRIL ARE THE
LOWEST THEY HAVE BEEN IN OVER THREE YEARS.

TAKE VO
GAS PRICES USUALLY PEAK ALL SUMMER LONG, BECAUSE OF
DEMAND. OVER THE MONTH OF APRIL WE SAW A THREE
PERCENT REDUCTION, ABOUT THIRTEEN CENTS PER GALLON.
THAT IS THE LARGEST ONE MONTH DROP IN OVER A DECADE .
THERE HAS BEEN A RECENT PULL BACK IN OIL PRICES, WHICH
MAY BE CONTRIBUTING TO THE PRICE . RIGHT NOW THE
AVERAGE IS THREE DOLLARS AND FIFTY FIVE CENTS PER
GALLON , BUT MOTORISTS COULD EXPECT AS LOW AS THREE
TWENTY TO THREE FORTY BY MID SUMMER.


CARIBOU COFFEE
ON CAM
CARIBOU COFFEE IS NOW OUT OF BUSINESS.
EIGHTY EIGHT CARIBOU COFFEE STORES WILL BECOME
PEETS COFFEE AND TEA.
VO
THE NEW OWNERS CLOSED EIGHTY UNDERPERFORMING
STORES IN APRIL, LEAVING OVER ONE THOUSAND EMPLOYEES
OUT OF WORK. A GERMAN EQUITY COMPANY PURCHASED
THE COMPANY, IN DECEMBER OF 2012, FOR THREE HUNDRED
AND FORTY MILLION DOLLARS. PEETS IS A WELL KNOWN
COFFEE COMPANY IN CALIFORNIA. THE STORES IN WESTLAKE
AND ROCKY RIVER HAVE BEEN CLOSED, AND THE STORES IN
AVON, LAKEWOOD AND MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS WILL BE
CONVERTED TO PEETS COFFEE AND TEA .


911 PLANE PART
ON CAM
OFFICIALS ARE INVESTIGATING A PIECE OF WRECKAGE FOUND
BETWEEN TWO BUILDINGS ABOUT A QUARTER MILE FROM
GROUND ZERO IN NEW YORK CITY.
VO
THE FIVE FOOT LONG PIECE OF RUSTY METAL IS A TRAILING
EDGE FLAP FROM AN AIRPLANE. BOEING HAS CONFIRMED IT IS
FROM A 757, BUT IS STILL UNABLE TO IDENTIFY WHICH ONE.
THE PART WAS FOUND AT 51 PARK PLACE BY AN
INSPECTOR ON THE ROOF. THIS IS ALSO THE PROPOSED
LOCATION OF THE ISLAMIC COMMUNITY CENTER, TO BE
NAMED, PARK FIFTY ONE. THE LOCATION IS CURRENTLY BEING
TREATED LIKE A CRIME SCENE.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: