Greg Bishop takes over the airwaves from 10 to noon on 970 WMAY. Today ask if it's inappropriate to take kids to Hooters, whether Military training equates to civilian law enforcement, whether smoking needs to banned on a college campus and if there's time a council preview. That's all ahead with Bishop On Air only on 970 WMAY, The News and Talk of Springfield.
Rarely do we talk about sports on the show and technically we won't be with this story, except that it has to do with a middle school football team. Here's the gist: the majority of a middle school football team in Oregon attended a party ... at Hooters. The school district retracted their support for the party and actually fired the coach for refusing to move the celebration to another location. Did the school go overboard? It's reported that Hooters even picked up the tab for the party and donated money to the middle school sports program. Get your calls in on this bizarre story today with Bishop On Air.
Too much for middle schoolers?
Military experience for civilian duty
Should prior military experience be a replacement for higher education? That's what one republican candidate for Sheriff thinks. Former Sangamon County Sheriff Deputy Wes Barr, who is also running for the top civilian law enforcement job in the county says that if he were elected he would institute a new rule that would allow for applicants to be eligible to test for the job if they have prior military experience. What say you? Do you think that being trained to be a killing machine in the military translates to qualifications to carry a badge and a gun in civilian, non-war-zone, life?
To allow or not to allow
That's the question being posed to students, staff and patrons to Sangamon Auditorium at the campus of the University of Illinois, Springfield. We'll open up a fresh pack of debate and talk about the issue of a tobacco ban ... not indoors, but outdoors--campus wide. Should there be a ban or should there be a change of designated areas to be clear from major walkways and enforcement of littering laws? What say you? We'll talk about it with your phone calls.
Tonight is another Springfield City Council meeting, but this time it's the Committee of the Whole. We'll preview what's on the agenda for tonight's meeting. Follow along online with the agenda found on the Springfield City Clerk's website.
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