Medal of Honor - A 25-year-old Army staff sergeant from Iowa will be the first living recipient of the Medal of Honor since three service members from the Vietnam War were honored in 1976.
President Obama will award the nation's highest medal of valor to Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta on Tuesday. Giunta was a specialist serving with the Airborne 503rd Infantry Regiment on his second tour of duty in Afghanistan when his unit was attacked on the night of October 25, 2007.
More details from CNN here and an indepth report from 60 Minutes is here.
NASCAR's Hall of Fame - Councilman Michael Barnes sent a letter to Charlotte City Manager Curt Walton asking about attendance records and reports of potentially inappropriate personal conduct between CRVA leadership and an employee.
Are we to assume that the Hall of Fame is not only a white elephant but a sexual harassment lawsuit waiting to happen? The real question seems to be why in the world are taxpayers involved in the entertainment business? It's the NASCAR Hall of Fame it should be NASCAR's worry.
CMS Board Members Threatened - Looks like the race card has turned into a full out race war with someone sending annoymous hate mail to at least two school board members.
"In the letter its clear and obvious they are being targeted because of the way they voted on the school issue," said Milton Harris with CMPD's Criminal Intellingence Unit.
Kaye McGarry and CMS board chairman Eric Davis are reported to have both receved letters
But CMPD will not release the content of the letters or who they think sent them.
Major Pot Bust on I-77 - Perhaps the two men who got caught last week hauling 2,608 pounds of marijuana down the interstate were not the sharpest criminals.
The men, who are brothers, had overloaded their trailer so that it was weaving between lanes, Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said. That got Deputy Thomas McLamb’s attention.
“It obviously was a road hazard,” McLamb said.
On top of that, the two were sampling the pot while driving.
“That didn’t help,” Lott said of their driving skills.
Now, Hector Humberto Solorio, 28, and Heriberto Belmonte Solorio, 39, are in jail for what Lott described as one of the largest marijuana busts in the county’s history.
Inside the enclosed trailer, McLamb discovered 2,600 pounds of marijuana divided into 114 bundles.
Both men are in the country illegally from Mexico, Lott said.