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June 2011

06/30/2011

Consumer Reports surveys, rates fast-food joints

Consumer Reports has surveyed and rated all types of fast food joints. Chick-fil-A came in first for chicken, while Five Guys took top honors for burgers. Papa Murphy's Take'N'Bake Pizza was the surprising pizza winner. Chipotle was No. 1 for Mexican, and Wendy's fries were voted ahead of other chains. Click here for more on the story, then let us know your thoughts. Do you agree with their rankings? What are your thoughts on fast food? You might see your response on Eyewitness News.

06/29/2011

Does Tracy Morgan need to apologize again?

Tracy Morgan is facing controversy yet again for degrading remarks.  The 42-year-old comic is said to have made degrading remarks about disabled people during a show at a comedy club in Manhattan last week.   According to the New York Times, during the show Morgan warned during the audience, "Don't ever mess with women who have retarded kids." The comedian then went on using another offensive term for a woman with a prosthetic arm.     Earlier this month, another one of Morgan's comedy routines was derailed when he came under fire for making homophobic comments during a show in Nashville. He has since apologized, and also denied he was homophobic.   Does he need to apologize again?  Tell us what you think and we may share your comment on Eyewitness News!

Teens and addiction

A new study says teens who drink or do drugs before age 18 are more likely to become addicts. So we want to know, do you talk to your kids about drugs? And if so, what do you say? And are you honest about your past? Let us know your thoughts, and you could see your response on Eyewitness News.

06/28/2011

San Francisco pet sales ban proposal

Lawmakers in San Francisco are considering a ban on pet sales.  The Humane Pet Acquisition Proposal hopes to protect everything from Great Danes to goldfish.  The proposal would slap a ban on the sale of all pets in the city to shore up the adoption of unwanted creatures from shelters and rescue organizations. According to the Los Angeles Times, representatives of the pet industry call the idea "by far the most radical ban we've seen" nationwide and argue that it would force small operators to close. Animal activists say it will save small but important lives, along with taxpayer money, and end needless suffering.  What do you think - should pet sales be banned to force adoption of animals in shelters and rescues?  Click on comment to voice your opinion.  We may publish it here and/or use it on Eyewitness News First at 4:00 p.m.

06/27/2011

'Screen Time' and your kids

A new study is coming out on how much ‘screen time’ (Television, Internet, Video Games) your kids should be allowed per day.  Eyewitness News wants to hear from you.  How do you limit your child’s ‘screen time’?  Post your comments (below), and they could appear on Eyewitness News First at 4 p.m.

06/24/2011

Are school systems preparing your child for the 'real world'?

The school year is coming to an end and Eyewitness News wants to hear from you.  Do you think the local school systems are preparing your children for their future?  Post your comments (below) and they could appear on Eyewitness News First at 4 p.m.

06/23/2011

Enforcing the new smoking ban

Critics say the new smoking ban in New York City parks, beaches and other public places is not being enforced enough.  Officials say the ban should be enforced by New Yorkers.   If you saw someone smoking, what would you say to them or would you say anything at all.    Click on comment to send us yours, and we may use it on Eyewitness News First at 4:00 p.m.

Airline pilot rant

Southwest Airlines suspended a pilot whose disparaging comments about gays and older flight attendants were transmitted over an air-traffic control frequency.  Eyewitness News wants to hear from you.  If you were the pilot's boss how would you have disciplined him?  Post your comments (below) and they could appear on Eyewitness News First at 4 p.m.

 

06/22/2011

Where to go when there's nowhere to go

A new poll says there are not enough bathrooms at the Jersey Shore.  That got us thinking.  What are your bathroom horror stories?  Where have you gone when there wasn’t a place to go?  Post your comments (below) and they could appear on Eyewitness News First at 4 p.m.

06/21/2011

What would you go to prison for?

A North Carolina man robbed a bank for $1 because he needed medical attention and doesn't have insurance.  In prison he will receive the care that he needs.  Eyewitness News wants to know what yout think?  What is one thing you would be willing to go to prison for?  Post your comments (below) and they could appear on Eyewitness News First at 4 p.m.