It's the 4th of July, a day people plan festivities here at home - highlighted in NYC and Washington D.C. - and by our troops stationed around the world who should be home. For many it's a day of remembrance, or a time to think about the direction our country, and their lives, is taking. What happened to you since July 4th 2010?
The "Old Girl" is still standing, watching and waiting ....
Here in Brooklyn, I am surprised to see that the barricades for the annual July 4th Parade, have not been set up. Could this mean there will be no parade? One thing I know will happen today takes place in Coney Island each 4th of July:
Could Competitive Eating Become a Global Sport? CNBC - July 4, 2011
The 'Superbowl' of speed eating, the Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest, held on July 4 on Coney Island, could become a global sport, its organizer told CNBC.com, as the event enters its 96th year.
As always, the world doesn't take a break for holidays. Top stories include:
- the trial of Casey Anthony
the Exxon oil spill into the Yellowstone River
William and Kate meet with protests
wildfires now focused on New Mexico
Independence Day blues? Americans sense decline MSNBC - July 4, 2011 As they fire up their grills and light their kids¹ sparklers this Fourth of July, Americans are feeling less and less like their country is the world¹s sole remaining superpower. And with their sense of threat from overseas waning, they want their leaders to focus more on challenges at home, including the economy - and less on entangling the United States in the world¹s affairs. Those are among the findings of a new poll released on the eve of this Independence Day weekend by Time magazine and the Aspen Institute¹s Aspen Ideas Festival.
the economy - the Senate in Session - The Week Ahead (Video)
Pam Shriver Google Videos
Pam Shriver is a former professional tennis player and is currently a sports broadcaster from the United States for ESPN2. During the 1980s and 1990s, she won 133 top-level titles, including 21 women's doubles titles and one mixed doubles title at Grand Slam tournaments. She also won a women's doubles gold medal at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul with Zina Garrison as her partner, although her usual doubles partner was Martina Navratilova.
Love is nothing in tennis,
but in life it's everything.
Wimbledon Today Google News
Wimbledon Finals 2011 Google News