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06/30/2010

What did you think of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse?

"The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" opened at midnight at theaters across the country in the widest domestic release in box office history.  If you are one of the fans who went to the early bird showings of the latest installment of the Twilight series, we want to know what you thought of movie.  You can vote in our poll by clicking here, or post your own review by clicking on comment below.

06/29/2010

Share your energy saving tips for the summer

The long, hot days of summer are already here!  Break a few records on a hot summer day and you can break the power system.That's what happened Tuesday morning with Con Ed reducing power in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Power also went out in parts of Queens. And summer is only just beginning!

Con Ed wants customers to conserve power during this scorching days of summer.  You can find some of their tips at www.coned.org

We would like to know what types of things you do to save on electricity while staying cool.  Your idea could help someone else!  Please click on the comment link, and we may post your tip here or present it on 7online.com. 

06/25/2010

Anniversary of Michael Jackson's Death

It has been one year since Michael Jackson's tragic death. Eyewitness News wants to know, will you be doing anything to honor the King of Pop today? And do you remember what you were doing when you heard of his passing? CLICK HERE to read more about the anniversary of his death.  Let us know what you think by clicking the comment link below, and you might see your comments on Eyewitness News. 

06/23/2010

Most dramatic sports victory

With team USA’s last minute win in today’s World Cup match, Eyewitness News wants to know what’s the most dramatic sports ending you’ve ever seen?  CLICK HERE to read more about the match between USA and Algeria.  Let us know what you think by clicking the comment link below, and you might see your comments on Eyewitness News. 

06/22/2010

McChrystal, Rolling Stone and Obama

General Stanley McChrystal, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, has been summoned to Washington to explain his controversial comments about colleagues in a recent interview with Rolling Stone. McChrystal, who has issued an apology for his comments, has been ordered to attend the monthly White House meeting on Afghanistan and Pakistan in person Wednesday rather than over a secure video teleconference, so he can discuss is comments with President Barack Obama and top Pentagon officials. CLICK HERE to read more about McChrystal's comments, and then let us know what you think. Was it appropriate for him to say those things? Does he have a right to speak his mind? Let us know, and you might see your comments on Eyewitness News. 

06/20/2010

Father's Day

Eyewitness News wants to wish all the dads out there a very happy Father's Day! Want to offer some well wishes of your own? Post your comments here!

06/19/2010

BP's Hayward attends yacht race as oil spews into Gulf

BP chief executive Tony Hayward took time off Saturday to attend a glitzy yacht race off England's Isle of Wight.  His spokeswoman Sheila Williams says Hayward took a break from overseeing the BP efforts to stop the undersea gusher in the Gulf of Mexico to watch his boat "Bob" participate in the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race.

What do you think?  Does BP's cheif executive deserve a break?  Post a comment by clicking on the link below and we may share it online or on Eyewitness News.

Hayward

06/18/2010

Suspending sexting teens

The New York City Department of Education is set to take action on sexting teens.  Under proposed new rules, public school students would be suspended up to 90 days for texting each other suggestive pictures or notes, even outside school hours.  Students can be booted cyberbullying.  Critics say the proposal is over the top and violates kids' rights.  

What do you think?  Post a comment by clicking on the link below and we may share it online or on Eyewitness News.

06/17/2010

Good Samaritan or attempted abduction?

An Orlando teen who tried to help a child he thought was lost was arrested and is facing a first-degree felony charge of false imprisonment. Surveillance video shows the teen, who is 6-feet tall, approaching the girl at a Burlington Coat Factory. There are also race questions involved in the case. CLICK HERE to watch Good Morning America's report, then let us know what you think. You could see your comments on Eyewitness News.

06/16/2010

Chores for school?

With schools facing increasing shortfalls in their budgets, it seems some districts are turning to a "chores for charity" strategy to help raise additional funds.

 

Laura Wellington, a mom in New Jersey, wrote about a recent incident involving her daughter and a letter from her school:

 

"As both she and the letter she handed me stated, my daughter was to accomplish chores around the house with the goal of being paid by me for those chores the sum of $20.  She would then have to hand the full $20 over to the school to make up for the shortfall in their overall budget which, ultimately, disallowed the kids to go on yet another class trip.  Participation was mandatory according to what my daughter told me and the letter seemingly conveyed (however, on a later phone call, my daughter's teacher altered the word "mandatory" to be "suggested" despite all evidence to the contrary). 

 

"The extent to which the teacher tried to convince me that this fund-raiser and the lesson held within was in the best interest of the children was rather sickening especially as paying my children to undertake family chores goes against all that I have ever taught them.  To that end, it is my opinion that the backhanded lesson of outspending your budget only to then look to continue to “spend” is highly damaging and the exact reason most people in this country, not to mention this country over all, are in such tremendous debt today and why schools, like my daughter’s, are experiencing such budget issues."

 

Chores for charity is not a new concept, but chores for covering school budget shortfalls might be a first.  Have you experienced this sort of thing where your child attends school?  What do you think about this idea?

 

Write your thoughts by clicking on "comment" below.  We may publish them here or use them on Eyewitness News.