Friday, March 12, 2010

Daily Briefing, 3/12/2010

Good morning everyone, and welcome to your Friday Daily Briefing!

In Bethlehem, the Sands Casino is hoping to have table games ready as early as July 1.  In Easton, City Council has lowered the costs of purchasing pool passes for families in an attempt to cell more.  The ACLU and the Council of Spanish Speaking Organizations in the Lehigh Valley have partnered to open a hot-line for Spanish-speaking immigrants who believe that they have been discriminated against.

In state-wide news, the Bonusgate trial against former State Representative Mike Veon and three former aids is coming to a close, with closing arguments expected today.

Here is some good news: highway deaths have decreased to levels not seen since the 1950s.  There are a variety of reasons for this, including increased safety measures, less road travel as a result of the recession, heavier seat-belt usage and programs designed to decrease drunk driving.  Here's an interesting poll - the Americans are apparently getting less concerned about global warming, with the amount of people who believe the threat of global warming is exaggerated now at 48%, up from 41% last year and 31% in 1997.

That's all for now!  Have a great day and we'll be back later.

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