Thursday, March 17, 2011

Turning Green For St. Patty's Day

Thursday is not only connected to Friday, but this time around Thursday is St. Patrick’s Day!
Hope you are well.
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Breaking news this morning:
Hundreds of Americans are being told to get out of Japan.
This isn't sounding good by any means.
But you'll see how the U.S. is evacuating 600 family members of diplomatic staff.
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And get this:
The U.S. is telling Americans to get farther away from the troubled nuclear reactor than JAPAN is telling ITS citizens.
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Watch this morning for the up-to-the-minute news on how they're trying to cool reactor #3.
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New information this morning for our travelers:
Some airlines are waiving fees if you had a ticket to certain Japanese cities, but don't want to go now.
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Other news:
Children born today can expect to live longer than ever in U.S. history.
Check out our life expectancy!
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Not sure what to think about this:
A county in Ohio has a pay-to-stay policy… AT THE JAIL!
In other words: Taxpayers, it ain’t all on you.
On the other hand, how are you supposed to earn the money if you are behind bars?

What are your thoughts?
Go to cnn.com/Robin and email, Facebook or tweet me @robinmeade.
Look for YOUR comments during the show.
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You might be surprised to see prices rising for everything from burgers to pizza this year.
And it’s all because of corn.
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American Idol… the Top 12 perform. The finalists sang songs from the year they were born.
We’ll have some of the best.