Comedian David Letterman announced that he is going to retire in 2015 after being on the air for more than two decades. The gap-toothed host will turn 67 next week and has been a legend on the CBS late-night television program for 22 years. Letterman has a ten-year-old son and is involved in Grand Prix Auto Racing co-owning a team that competes through out the summer. In addition to the 22 years on CBS, Letterman also hosted a late-night program on NBC for 11 years. He will retire breaking all hosting records of Johnny Carson and Jay Leno.
There are 21 greyhound race tracks in the USA and 13 of them are located in the State of Florida. Attendance has declined in the past years and that has become a burden on the state as tax dollars are being used to subsidize races. The tracks want to reduce the number of racing dates but they can’t due to a state law. If they reduce the race dates, they could lose the lucrative poker room and slot machine status that generates the majority of their profits. The state has decided to abandon a gaming overhaul this session and will continue to discuss the situation.
Michael Strahan was an all-star football player for the New York Giants and he is quickly becoming an all-star television personality. The former defensive end with the huge gap in his front teeth will join ABC’s “Good Morning America”. He says he will also continue co-hosting “Live! With Kelly and Michael” and his football broadcasting career as well!
This is the big weekend in NCAA Basketball as the Final Four takes place in Arlington, Texas. The Florida Gators play the Connecticut Huskies in game one with the winner playing the survivor of the Kentucky Wildcats -v- Wisconsin Badgers contest on Monday for the championship. An all SEC final would be exciting as the Gators and Wildcats would play each other for the 4th time this year! GO GATORS !
Last but not least … Schools closed playgrounds and breathing problems are increasing due to a severe smog problem in England. The smog is a mixture of local pollution and Sahara Desert sands …. Yesterday a Syrian teenager became the one-millionth person to register as a refugee in Lebanon. Officials say over 2.5-million people have left the country …. This week’s NASCAR Race and PGA Tour event, join the NCAA Basketball Tournament taking place in the state of Texas! …. Have a great weekend everybody!