The battle for legal medical marijuana will start hitting the Florida airways in force later this month. The issue will be on the state ballot this fall and look for current Republican Governor Rick Scott and his rival Democrat Charlie Crist to talk about the legalization in numerous ads. A survey last month stated that 64% to 70% of Floridians support the bill. The tough part is that it takes a 60% voter approval to pass a constitutional amendment here in the Sunshine State. Look for attorney John Morgan (who employs Crist and spends $20-million annually on television ads) to help push the legalization.
William Clay Ford, the last grandchild of auto pioneer Henry Ford died Sunday at the age of 88 at his home in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. Mr. Ford, who also owned the Detroit Lions NFL football team, owned more shares of Ford Motor stock than anybody. He headed a group of engineers who came up with the Lincoln Continental car and was a big part of the company’s growth in the 1960′s and 1970′s.
48 hours after it was reported missing, Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is still lost! The flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing made no distress call, there have been no confirmed sightings of any wreckage and nobody seems to have any answers. There were 239 passengers and crew aboard the aircraft that was flying at 35,000 feet in calm weather before it vanished from all radar screens. Authorities from China, Malaysia, Vietnam and the United States are working on finding answers.
You don’t think of earthquakes happening in the Gulf of Mexico but Sunday morning a 4.7-magnitude quake was centered about 17-miles from the city of Corralillo, Cuba. On January 9, there was another 5.0 quake on the island. It is the fourth aftershock quake in the past 60 days and was felt in Key West, Florida.
Last but not least … On NBC television tonight the new series “Believe” premieres. The show is created by Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity) and J.J. Abrams Lost, Star Trek) is the producer. With that one/two punch I gotta give it a watch! … Birthdays today include Actor Chuck Norris who turns 74 and singer Robin Thicke who turns 37 … Have a great week everybody!!