I’m back! Here’s what caught my eye today:
- Bad news for wine lovers. “Good Morning America” reported that a global wine shortage is on the way. Europe is producing less and the Chinese are drinking more, according to “GMA.” For U.S. consumers that probably will mean a price hike on our favorite vinos.
- “Today” talking about new website, MediBid.com, that lets you put on the site a description of what your surgery need is and then doctors bid on it. Cuts costs, but medical establishment has concerns about quality. Interesting fact: more than a million people hear overseas each year for medical procedures. Man in story paid $50,000 less for hip surgery that relieved him of constant pain. How many think we wouldn’t be making these decisions if medical costs weren’t sky high here?
- Make that cute baby stop crying!! Saw emoting infant crying to heartfelt song the talented mommy was belting out on “You & Me This Morning” and later “GMA.” Babies can and do mirror feelings/facial expressions of their parents/caregivers, according to “GMA.”
- Will Arnett on “CBS This Morning” talking about his new CBS (natch) comedy “The Millers,” where he is a local TV journalist. What he’s discovered about local journalism as a job: “I learned how difficult it is. It’s not that glamorous.” Got that right!
Officials from both carriers said the merger would create a larger airline capable of competing with the Big Four. Both airlines would keep their brands after the merger.
U.S. Central Command said the attacks ‘represent a direct threat to international commerce and maritime security.’
Piniella was one of eight managers, executives and umpires on the Contemporary Baseball Era ballot Sunday. Jim Leyland was the only one voted in to the Hall of Fame
Kali Rynearson allegedly struck cyclist Donald Heggemann on Oct. 23 in a bike lane in Lincoln Square. Rynearson had a blood-alcohol content of 0.20% at the time, police say.