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WAVE3 Troubleshooter Eric Flack uncovers some of the metro's darkest stories. He joins Tony each Thursday at 8:37 a.m. to talk about it and again at Friday at 6:37 a.m. Check back for his weekly segments with Tony. Audio gets posted on Friday. This week:
This week controversy over some UofL Basketball Autographs and an elementary school.
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Some of Tony Cruise's favorite places to visit on the web.
www.tricountyford.com - Check out all new or pre-owned vehichles for you to choose from!
http://www.msf-usa.org/ - Motorcycle Safety Foundation
Welcome to the "Producer's Corner" where you'll find news and notes from Morning Show Producer Scott Fitzgerald.
It’s a new year and a popular resolution for many is to improve their financial situation. “Now is a great time to take stock of your financial well-being” says Navy Federal Credit Union President and CEO Cutler Dawson. For three years now I’ve been endorsing Navy Federal Credit Union. I put my name behind Navy Federal because I’ve been a member for 15 years.
For nearly 80 years Navy Federal has been serving the military with programs and services tailored to the military lifestyle and not offered to those outside the armed forces. Some of those services include (but aren’t limited to) outstanding free checking accounts and interest rates on auto loans and mortgages. Last year we were a pre-approved for a 2.99% auto loan for our new SUV.
2013 is a good time to map out a smart money strategy that doesn’t involve unnecessary fees and expenses other banks charge their members. For example Navy Federal’s active duty checking account is free and members can earn dividends as well as receive up to $20 in free ATM rebates each month. I don’t know about you, but if I found a $20 bill on the ground at the end of each month, I sure wouldn’t pass it up.
If you (or a family member) is currently serving in the military (even you DoD Contractors) I encourage you to visit navyfederal.org and see for yourself.
Navy Federal is financially solid and federally insured by the NCUA.
After President Obama's showing in the first Presidential debate, how will Vice President Joe Biden approach tonight's debate in Danville? The Morning Team has it covered.
- WHAS News' Jim Williams is in Danville early and talks with Tony.
- CBS News' Peter Maer is also in Danville and no stranger to politics and politcal debates. He joins Tony this morning and offers his thoughts on coming to Kentucky and how he thinks each candidate will perform tonight.
- Marc Saltzman, a 15-time author, has appeared on numerous television stations, including CNN, CNN Headline News, Fox News, CBS, NBC, G4TV and Discovery Channel. Along with covering consumer electronics and online tech trends for nearly 50 publications, Marc has just entered his 15th year as USA TODAY’S tech contributor, with columns appearing in more than 85 newspapers across the country each week. Today he talks with Tony about the best in digital entertainment at home & away. Marc and Tony talk about some of the newest eye-candy gadgets being introduced this fall.
- Morning temps near 36 degrees remind us that colder temps are on the way. U.S. households are expected to use more heating fuel this winter compared with last winter because temperatures are expected to be near normal this winter compared with last winter's above-normal temperatures in many parts of the country. Household natural gas heating demand this winter (October through March) is expected to be up nearly 14%, heating oil up 17%, electricity up 8%, and propane up 17%, according to EIA's Short-Term Energy and Winter Fuels Outlook for the 2012-13 U.S. heating season. While demand is expected to be higher than last winter, consumption is forecast to be less than the five-year average for all the major heating fuels except heating oil. EIA's forecast for higher household heating demand mainly reflects a much colder winter east of the Rocky Mountains compared with last winter, with heating degree days in the Northeast, Midwest, and South expected to be 20% to 27% greater this winter, according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) forecast. At the same time, supplies look plentiful for most heating fuels this winter. Institute for Energy Research President Thomas Pyle released the following statement upon today's Winter Fuels Outlook from the Energy Inform ation Administration, which reports that homeowners will face record high heating costs this year: "Today's EIA report confirms that American homeowners will now face a worst-case scenario for energy prices this winter, due in large part to failed Obama policies that restrict access to North American energy resources. Consumers, primarily in the Northeast, who rely on home heating oil will see a record high of $3.81 per gallon this winter -- a 19 percent increase. Across the board, the American people will pay higher prices for home heating, and all at a time of prolonged unemployment and reduced household incomes." What can be done about rising home heating fuel prices? With Tony is Senior Vice President for Policy Institute for Energy Research Daniel Kish.
- Hearings were underway yesterday regarding the deadly attack that killed an American Ambassador in Libya. Is the Obama administration trying to cover up earlier security concerns that might have prevented the attack. Also is Al Qaida making a comeback in Iraq? With analysis is internationally recognized security, terrorism, and intelligence expert Kerry Patton who has taught domestic and international organizations in terrorism, intelligence, and physical security related issues which included the National Security Agency. He's also the author of Sociocultural Intelligence: The New Discipline of Intelligence Studies. This while he has briefed some of the highest of government officials ranging from Ambassadors, Congressmen, Senators, and Pentagon Staff.