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1:30 Radio Script, Nov. 28 2017

November 28, 2017

NORTH KOREA IS CLAIMING TO HAVE SUCCESSFULLY FIRED OFF AN I-C-B-M CAPABLE OF REACHING THE UNITED STATES MAINLAND.

 

ACCORDING TO NORTH KOREAN MEDIA, LEADER KIM JONG UN ORDERED THE MISSILE LAUNCH AROUND 3 A.M. LOCAL TIME, FIRING OFF THE HWASONG-15, TOPPED WITH A LARGE, HEAVY WARHEAD. 

 

THE MISSILE REACHED A HEIGHT OF NEARLY 2,800 MILES. US DEFENSE SECRETARY JAMES MATTIS ACKNOWLEDGED THE DEMONSTRATION, SAYING THAT THE MISSILE LAUNCH MEANT NORTH KOREA COULD QUOTE “HIT EVERYWHERE IN THE WORLD”.

 

PRESIDENT TRUMP’S RESPONSE WAS SHORT AND TO THE POINT, SAYING QUOTE “WE WILL TAKE CARE OF IT”.

TODAY MARKS ONE YEAR SINCE WILDFIRES RAGED THROUGH THE CITY OF GALTLINBURG AND THE SMOKY MOUNTAINS.

 

OF THOSE AFFECTED, ARROWMONT SCHOOL OF ARTS AND CRAFTS WAS HIT HARD BY THE FIRE, COMPLETELY LOSING TWO DORMOTORIES AND A MAINTENANCE BUILDING.

 

THE PI BETA PHI SORORITY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE ESTABLISHED THE PI BETA PHI SETTLEMENT SCHOOL IN 1912, WHICH EVENTUALLY BECAME ARROWMONT.

 

FINANCE EXECUTIVE OF THE TENNESSEE GAMMA CHAPTER REAGAN CROSBY,

 

“IT is really amazing my sorority will have the opportunity to visit such a large part of our history.”

 

NEARLY A YEAR LATER, THERE IS HOPE LOOKING FORWARD. THE SCHOOL LOOKS TO WRAP UP RECONSTRUCTION IN THE EARLY SUMMER OF 2018.

AFTER 51 DAYS OF SEARCHING, TAMPA POLICE HAVE ARRESTED 24 YEAR OLD HOWELL DONALDSON THE THIRD AND CHARGED HIM WITH FOUR COUNTS OF MURDER IN CONNECTION TO A STRING OF SHOOTINGS THAT OCCURRED IN ITS SEMINOLE HEIGHTS NEIGHBORHOOD. 

 

DONALDSON’S ARREST CAME AFTER POLICE WERE TIPPED OFF BY HIS MANAGER, WHO TOLD POLICE THAT DONALDSON HAD GIVEN HIM A GUN IN A PAPER BAG FOR QUOTE SAFE KEEPING.

 

AT THIS TIME, POLICE ARE UNAWARE OF DONALDSON’S MOTIVES.

ACCORDING TO THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, FEMA HAS AWARDED A 30-MILLION DOLLAR CONTRACT TO O-S-C SOLUTIONS TO AID HURRICANE MARIA VICTIMS.

 

THIS CONTRACT COMES AFTER BRONZE STAR L-L-C REPORTEDLY FAILED TO DELIVER ON ITS PROMISE TO SUPPLY TARPS TO THE ISLAND OF PUERTO RICO IN A TIMELY FASHION.

PRESIDENT TRUMP’S PICK TO LEAD THE CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU WILL NOT BE BLOCKED FOLLOWING A REQUEST TO BLOCK MICK MULVANEY AS ACTING DIRECTOR OF THE ORGANIZATION.

 

 THE DECISION COMES AFTER A LAWSUIT FILED TO CHALLENGE TRUMP’S AUTHORITY TO APPOINT AN ACTING DIRECTOR FOLLOING THE RESIGNATION OF RICHARD CORDRAY, WHO HAD INITIALLY APPOINTED LEE-ANDRA ENGLISH AS HIS SUCCESSOR.

 

KNOXVILLE-BASED REGAL ENTERTAINMENT GROUP IS IN TALKS WITH BRITISH MOVIE OPERATION CINEWORLD GROUP ABOUT A POTENTIAL MERGER.

 

THE DISCUSSION COMES AS A STRATEGIC BUSINESS MOVE, IN AN ATTEMPT TO POSITION THE TWO TO TAKE MORE OF A MARKET SHARE FROM THE INDUSTRY’S CURRENT LEADER, A-M-C ENTERTAINMENT HOLDINGS.

 

AS OF NOW, NO DEALS HAVE BEEN STRUCK BETWEEN THE TWO.

 

 

KNOX COUNTY MAYOR TIM BURCHETT MET WITH A-C-T REPRESNTATIVES TODAY IN NASVHILLE FOLLOWING A MIX-UP AT BEARDEN HIGH SCHOOL AFTER 409 STUDENTS HAD THEIR SCORES INVALIDATED DUE TO AN ERROR IN ADMINISTERING THE TEST.

A BEARDEN PARENT, MICHAEL NELMS, WAS NOT TOO HAPPY ABOUT THE MATTER.

 

“It’s so disappointing… and you gotta feel for any student that um has been on the wrong end of this unfortunate mishap.”

 

A-C-T HAS QUOTE NO INTENTIONS OF HELPING STUDENTS BY RELEASING THEIR SCORES.

 

AND FINALLY, THERE IS SOME GOOD NEWS OUT OF ALASKA.
 

STACY SCOTT, AN ANCHORAGE WOMAN, WAS REUNITED WITH HER TAXIDERMIED ZEBRA HEAD THAT WAS STOLEN FROM HER HOME AFTER THE THIEF’S GETAWAY CAB DRIVER REPORTEDLY ALERTED THE LOCAL POLICE.

 

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