I hope you had a good weekend. Sunday afternoon Sally and I were thinking…We could use one more day…it was that kind of weekend.
We are finally coming out of the holidays…Getting almost everything cleaned up etc…but we also had a lot of fun. Friday and Saturday night we had nice dinners with friends. Back to work for a full week this week.
To the news:
Legislature Begins it’s Work:
The Statehouse is going to be a different place this year…The entire atmosphere is going to change and it starts today.
Democrats take control of both houses of the legislature in a mostly ceremonial day. I know a lobbyist or two here in Iowa…The ones who’d spent the last few years with a sympathetic ear of republican leadership are wondering what their reception will be now that the Dems are in control….Conversely I expect to see a few lobbyists we haven’t seen in the capitol rotunda the last few years. Dave Price will lead our coverage at the Statehouse today and all week long.
On the national side the US Senate gets to work today beginning it’s “First 100 hours” agenda. Correct me if I’m wrong here but …clock’s tickin… We’re already a few days onto this.
Maybe we’re just misunderstanding the name…. Do you think it’s the first “100 hours” ,means the first 100 that congress is actually working…that could take months.
This may be the most jaw-dropping story I’ve ever seen. The story of this family, the children who were allegedly abused at the hands of their step-father, is one that will leave you wondering why no one ever said anything.
One of the main players, Brian street is on trial for child pornography today. In the past few months we’ve received more than a few letters from Street, in prison, professing his love for his 17 year-old step daughter. It should give you a little insight into the situation, that he thinks publicly professing his love for a child that he was supposed to be caring for, will make him a more sympathetic figure and in some way allow the public to justify his alleged sexual relationship with at least one minor. The “yuck factor” on this story is going to get higher…
The latest soldier to die in the war will be buried today in Ottumwa. Mark Tauscheck will cover the funeral services.
Sorry if we mislead you this morning. The best information we had was that two of the survivors of avalanche would be on the Today show. Turns out…two of the survivors were on the show…but none of them were from Ames. Sorry…We went with what we thought was the right info. It’s a pretty amazing story, but I kind of chuckled this morning when one of the newtwork morning news programs led off their newscast with tips on surviving an avalanche…I can’t imagine a circumstance where,