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For those who have seen our Weekly-News-Wrap-Up here at TV20, you know it is where you get the whole story, including every detail. We got you covered with every story hitting close to home. Here is a few of those that made headlines this week!
Walking for a cause! It is always great to see people in our community coming together under the same united front. Many seniors came out to Cleveland’s Public Auditorium to get moving, get motivated, and to get educated! There were also free health screenings available. Moondog and Sir CC from the Cleveland Cavaliers joined Mayor Frank Jackson, along with other local officials to kick-off this 10th Annual Event. There was also a moment of silence for the victim’s of the 9/11 tragedy, as well as their families.
There are many men and women who go above and beyond the call of duty in our area, who deserve to be recognized. They work around the clock to make sure our great City is kept safe at all times. The life of a police officer can be a dangerous one, but I’d say the pros outweigh the cons. 34 men and 1 woman joined the ranks of the Cleveland Division of Police, when the department graduated its 132nd Academy class.
Have you accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge?! It is a cause that has caused a social media storm and has swept the nation. Many people from celebrities, athletes, politicians, etc have taken on the ice cold water, all for a greater cause. We here at TV20, also took part, along with Cleveland Police, Fire, EMS, local officials, and other fellow City of Cleveland employee’s. In addition to taking the challenge, people are also encouraged to donate to the ALS Foundation. TV20 did that as well! In addition, we raised 500 dollars!
After the Miami Heat fell to the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals, LeBron James realized that he has a lot of thinking to do in regards to his future. The real question that all Cleveland fans want answered is, will there be a homecoming for the King? James has until June 30, 2014 to opt out of his current contract with the Heat. Depending on his decision, whether it be to stay in Miami or sign a contract with another team, the NBA will be affected.
However, Cleveland fans are getting a jolt of confidence due to the social media. An Instagram post from Lebron’s wife, Savannah, captioned “Home Sweet Home, the countdown is real” sounds like the James family is set on coming back to the Land.
Rumor also has it that Lebron’s children are already enrolled in Akron schools. If these rumors are true, there is a good possibility that the King might want to reclaim his throne. However, James being the exceptional player that he is, has the ability to sign with any team that he would like to. In the meantime, the Cavaliers should focus on their first round pick along with building their team with a plethora of young, talented players rather then rely on the decision by James. A homecoming for the King would be a splendid feature for the City of Cleveland, but only time will tell.
It seems a though Browns quarterback, Johnny Manziel, has been all the talk within the past month. It’s funny because the talk has not been focused on his career as the Brown’s potential starting quarterback, but rather about his extracurricular activities. Yes he was court-side at the 2nd NBA Finals game sporting a Cavs snapback, yes he was in LA the weekend prior partying with Drake, but no, he has not gotten in any trouble that jeopardizes his career as a professional football player. Manziel seems to be getting his work done when it needs to be done, moving from 3rd string quarterback to 2nd string while also taking some snaps with the first team offense during 11 on 11’s.
In this 2014 season, The Indians have been stellar, to say the least, at home, but what about on the road? The road is where teams either make or break it, especially in the great sport of baseball. However, the Tribe has come up with a way to start winning on the road, beating the Texas Rangers back-to-back this past weekend. This puts the Tribe above .500 for the first time since April 9th when they were 5-4. With a somewhat disappointing record on the road still, improving to 12-20, Cleveland is finding a way to move up the ladder in the AL Central, only being 2.5 games behind Detroit now.