The President cut offsome financial bigwigs at the beginning of our show today. If a bank takes federal bailout money, he says no golden parachutes, no fancy retreats, and $500,000/year salary, at most. Then, we heard about an explosion in Arkansas. Also, a manhunt near Los Angeles for a shooter. And with all that going on, we had to scrap a couple of stories. But you can find them here:
[caption id="attachment_345" align="alignright" width="300" caption="In this Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009 file photo, the home of Nadya Suleman, who gave birth to octuplets is seen in Whittier, Calif. Women who give birth to six, seven and eight babies are often deluged with donations from businesses and strangers. But that does not appear to have happened with the Southern California mother of octuplets. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)"][/caption]
The California mom who gave birth to octuplets is not getting much of an outpouring from the public. Usually big companies,local businesses and strangersline up to help new parents who've just come home with a large brood. Nadya Suleman is getting unwanted attention for getting risky fertility treatments when she already had 6 kids livingat her parents' home. A hospital spokesman says she has been getting lots of calls from other mothers, though, especially mothers of multiples. Maybe something will pan out for the mother of fourteen. Her spokesman says she's already gotten offers for TV and other media deals.
21 mayors from across the country were on Capitol Hill today to hand over their stimulus wish lists. On it are 18,750 projects they'd like money for. Included on the list are things like road andsewer projects. But there are also some shockers. How about handing Las Vegas $2 million for neon lights on Las Vegas Blvd (creating 10 jobs)? Or giving Lincoln, NE $3 million to replace the golf clubhouse they currently have with an environmentally-friendly new one (54 jobs created)? The list goes on and on. Some of good, some of it might make your jaw drop. You can check it out for yourself here.