Chad’s Morning Brief: Texas Primary Day is Here, LP&L, & More
Here is your Morning Brief for the morning of May 29, 2012. Give us your feedback below and tune in to Lubbock’s First News with Chad Hasty for these and many more topics from 6-9 am. Join LFN today from 7-9am at Good Brews Coffee & Tea Lounge. Details.
1. LFN Primary Show at Good Brews Coffee & Tea Lounge (link)
Happy Primary Day everyone! Today we will be broadcasting from Good Brews Coffee and we invite you to join us! Throughout the show we will hear from different candidates who will make that last minute pitch for you to get out and vote for them. We will also break down the different races and give our predictions. Here is the list of candidates you will hear from on Tuesday:
Tom Leppert, Ted Cruz, Congressman Randy Neugebauer, Chris Winn, State Representative Charles Perry, Judge Mark Hocker, Scott Morris, Bill McCay. This list could change and many of the candidates will be at Good Brews Coffee & Tea Lounge while others, including both Tom Leppert & Ted Cruz, will join the show via phone.
Stop on by starting at 7am and grab a cup of coffee, meet some of the candidates, and hello. We will have a third mic set up just in-case you want to sound off on the issues and the Primary. While you are at Good Brews, try some of their great products like cinnamon rolls, scones, hot tea, and of course their great coffee. Good Brews also has WiFi for customers. Good Brews is located at 82nd and Quaker, Kingsgate North.
What are your predictions for tonight? Who do you think will win?
2. Voting Information You May Need (link)
Polls open at 7am this morning and close at 7pm. Here is the link to find your polling location.
Voters within Lubbock County will have to vote at their specific precinct polling location tomorrow for the Texas Primaries. You can find out which precinct you’re assigned to by looking at your voter registration card. You can also view specific precinct maps by clicking this link.
Polls will be open from 7a-7p and KFYO News will coverage of the election results from 7p-11p.
3. Rate Increase for LP&L Discussion on Wednesday
The Lubbock City Council will discuss a potential rate hike for LP&L on Wednesday during the City Council meeting. The Electric Utility Board says a rate hike is needed, but not everyone is convinced since Summer is typically when LP&L makes most of it's money. Since we haven't hit Summer yet, some say raising rates on July 1 isn't needed. Councilman Paul Beane and Mayor Glen Robertson are on record saying that they would rather re-evaluate a rate hike after the fiscal year.
What do you think the City Council will do?
4. Romney Says the World is Dangerous (link)
Romney being honest here. I bet Obama hates that.
"The world is not safe," Romney told veterans on Memorial Day. He was joined by Senator John McCain, in a speech to honor the veterans of America's wars.
The United States now has two paths forward, Romney said. He called one "the pathway to Europe," suggesting Europe had acquiesced to geopolitical threats. "To shrink our military smaller and smaller to pay for our social needs."
The other path, Romney said, is "to commit to preserve America as the strongest military in the world, second to none, with no comparable power anywhere in the world."
Romney, expected to face off against President Barack Obama in November, joined the 2008 Republican presidential nominee in thanking the nation's veterans.
Romney, who has focused his campaign on the struggling U.S. economy, changed his focus on Monday in his warning about the dangers of the world outside America's borders, indirectly criticizing Obama's foreign policies.
"I wish I could tell you that the world is a safe place. It's not," Romney said.
Romney ticked off Iran, Pakistan, China and Russia, among other countries, as threats as he transformed his message from economic warnings of the United States becoming like Europe to a military warning that America was becoming weaker.
McCain introduced Romney to the 5,000 people gathered as a "man who I believe is fully qualified to be commander-in-chief."
"He believes in American exceptionalism," McCain said. "He believes the 21st Century will also be an American century."
Romney isn't trying to scare people here. He wants our military to be feared. I have no problem with that at all and I worry about those who disagree.
5. Dumb Story of the Morning (link)
What a bunch of idiots MSNBC puts on the air.
MSNBC host Chris Hayes has issued an apology one day after saying on national television that he is "uncomfortable" with calling fallen soldiers "heroes."
"On Sunday, in discussing the uses of the word 'hero' to describe those members of the armed forces who have given their lives, I don't think I lived up to the standards of rigor, respect and empathy for those affected by the issues we discuss that I've set for myself," Hayes says in a written statement. "I am deeply sorry for that."
This girl has gone through so much and her life will never be the same. The good news? She is now speaking and joking. Great family sticking by her and tons of prayers for this young lady.
For Andy Copeland, the "Aimee Day" event he'd been waiting for happened when he was in church.
Copeland was in the pews at a Baptist church in Augusta, Georgia, on Sunday morning when a text message notified him his 24-year-old daughter could not only breathe on her own, but also talk for the first time in weeks. It was a major milestone for Aimee, who is battling a flesh-eating bacteria that has already led surgeons to amputate her hands, part of her abdomen, one of her legs and her remaining foot in an effort to stay ahead of the disease.
"I was so excited I wanted to spring up out of the pew and into the aisle and do a dance," Andy Copeland posted on the family's website Monday. "My fellow Baptists probably would not have appreciated that, so I resisted the urge. Instead, my fingers danced across my phone."
Two weeks ago, in a post on his Facebook page, Copeland wrote that the family would mark that milestone "forever for the rest of your life."
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These and many more topics coming up on today’s edition of Lubbock’s First News with Chad Hasty. Tune in mornings 6-9am on News/Talk 790 KFYO, streaming online at kfyo.com, and now on your iPhone and Android device with the radioPup App. All guest interviews can be heard online in our podcast section after the show at kfyo.com.