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November 2010


What are you thankful for?

Millions of Americans will gather for the Thanksgiving holiday, enjoying turkey, stuffing, and pie.  Eyewitness News wants to know, what are you thankful for this year?  Post your comments (below) and they could appear on Eyewitness News.

Click here to send us your Thanksgiving parade and feast photos!



Shirtless boy searched by TSA agents

A YouTube video showing a shirtless young boy resisting a pat-down at Salt Lake City's airport is renewing criticism of search methods for travelers.  Eyewitness News wants to know what you think.  Send in your comments (by clicking below) and your comments could end up on Eyewitness News.




Airport Security vs. Privacy

A man who refused a body scan and pat-down search at a San Diego airport has become an Internet sensation in the debate weighing fliers' security versus their privacy.

On his blog, John Tyner wrote about and posted a cell phone audio recording of his half-hour encounter Saturday at Lindbergh Field.

He refused a full-body scan and wouldn't allow a Transportation Security Administration worker to conduct a groin check. Tyner tells the worker, "If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested."

The dispute that followed included police escorting him from the screening area and a supervisor saying he could face a civil lawsuit.

"Advanced imaging technology screening is optional for all passengers," TSA said in a statement released Monday. "Passengers who opt out of [advanced imaging] screening will receive alternative screening, including a physical pat-down."

But anyone who refuses to complete the screening process will be denied access to airport secure areas and could be subject to civil penalties, the administration said, citing a federal appeals court ruling in support of the rule.

What do you think of airport security?  Does it go too far or does it go far enough?  Offer your thoughts by clicking on comment below.  We may use what you write here or on Eyewitness News.


Worst Holiday Gift

With the holidays approaching Eyewitness News wants to know what's the worst holiday gift you've ever received?  E-mail your thoughts and comments (by clicking below), and you can also SEND IN A PICTURE OF THE GIFT.  Your comments and pictures could be shown on Eyewitness News. 

Tune in on Thursday, November 18 at 5:30 p.m. for an Eyewitness News Special: Holiday Shopping Guide 2010 on Channel 7.


New Schools Chancellor with no experience

´╗┐Mayor Bloomberg named a top publishing executive with no background in education to head the NYC school system.  Eyewitness News wants to know what you think.  Are you happy with Bloomberg's selection of Cathie Black?  Send us your thoughts (by clicking below) and your comments could appear on Eyewitness News.


Fast food and children

A new study by Yale University researchers is raising new questions about healthier alternatives being offered to parents at fast food restaurants.  They discovered that while healthy options for kids are available, restaurant servers rarely mention them to parents.

The researchers found customers asking for kids meals were offered healthy items like apples only 6 to 8 percent of the time at McDonald's, Burger King and Wendy's.

Researchers say television advertising is also aimed directly at children.

Tell us what you think:  Do fast food restaurants need to do more to offer healthier choices?  Do Happy Meals and similar gimmicks need to be banned?  Do parents need to take a firmer role in what their children are eating?

 Click on comment below to offer your opinion.  All comments are subject to approval.



Taxi cab rate hike

Reports say the cost of a cab ride in New York City is about to jump 19 percent.  The average $13 cab ride could now cost $2.50 more.  What are your thoughts on this issue? Post your comments below and they could appear on Eyewitness News.


Election Day Thoughts

It's Election Day across the country.   There's been a lot of talk about anger and need for change driving the vote this year.   What drove your vote today?  You don't need to tell us for whom you voted, but tell us why did you vote as you did.  If you chose not to vote, why did you sit on the sidelines?  Please click on comment below to leave your response.   All comments are subject to approval and may be used on Eyewitness News in addition to posted here.

Please join us for expanded Election coverage tonight.  We'll have updates throughout the night on Channel 7 and complete coverage on Eyewitness News at 11.   We'll also have live hourly updates and the candidate speeches on 7online.com.  You can participate in our live coverage on our Facebook chat board.  We hope you will join us.