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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Orange State, the First Lady's Fight against Childhood Obesity, and the Olympic Games 2-12-10

Hey everyone!  It was a great week of Orange State.  Remember to check out our podcasts and our Twitter!

This week Rashaud brought us the top news as always.  Bill Clinton was released from the hospital after having a procedure to deal with some heart problems.  Mahmoud Ahdmadinejad is at it again, claiming that the government protesters are enemies of God.  In some big political news, Rhode Island representative Patrick Kennedy  has announced that he will not seek another term in office.  This will be the first time in nearly 60 years that a Kennedy will not be represented in Congress!  (Imagine that!)  Plus, with Valentine's Day coming up everyone is sending flowers to their lovers, but in one case, some drug dealers were channeling 20 pounds of cocaine among 20,000 roses

This week the statesmen discussed First Lady Michelle Obama's new goal to end childhood obesity in a generation.  This is a major issue in the U.S. as about 1/3 of children and adolescents are labeled as obese.  Obesity is a major issue that costs the country a whopping $147 billion in weight related medical bills.  Matt, Rashaud, and CJ think that the First Lady's plan is for a good cause, but that she will be facing an uphill battle because such a change will require a change in society. 

On the side of more fitness, the Orange State guys previewed the 21st Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, Canada.  The Canadians have made an Own the Podium initiative in order to perform better in the Games.  A fun story from the games is that of an Olympic skiier who will be at the Games representing Ghana.  (Yes, you read that right!)  Plus, he's only been skiing for 5 years!  The U.S.'s own skiing star Lindsey Vonn is injured.  Will she ski?  Rashaud and CJ think she'll ski and be a great story.  We would like to send good luck the local Olympians, the U.S., and the world!

Finally, Erich made his debut on Orange State covering some local news including a brawl that included over 30 people at the Camillus Youth Basketball AssociationThe league will resume play February 22.  Matt won OSD again.  Could you believe that police officers are posing as burglars and breaking into houses in the middle of the night to teach people they should lock their doors?  Finally, Jim didn't let us down by giving us some great dopes!  Would you believe a cafeteria worker in Connecticut got into a food fight with a 13-year-old woman that led to a brawl?  Real mature.

Remember to listen on Fridays from noon to one on Z89!  Happy Valentine's Day from Orange State!

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