Tuesday, July 31: Columbia Smoking, Alec Rawls

Alec Rawls

Dean Anderson and Tiffany Bowman

Penny Smith

We had a full plate tonight so we didn’t get to talk much about a story that’s going to be in the news for awhile: 37-year-old Christy Freeman of Ocean City, Maryland is charged with first degree murder in the death of her pre-term infant son:

A 26-week-old male fetus was found wrapped in a bloody towel under her bathroom sink..
Freeman was being held without bond Tuesday, as investigators continued to excavate the grounds at her home in a search that has turned up four tiny sets of remains, including the 26-week-old male fetus.
Freeman was charged with murder under a state law that allows murder prosecutions of those who cause the death of a fetus that may have been able to survive outside the womb.

If Roe v. Wade is the law of the land, how can the Maryland statute survive a constitutional challenge? If Freeman is convicted of murder, can states outlaw abortion of any pre-term infant that might survive outside the womb? Stay tuned. We’ll talk about this Wednesday.

We talked business with Penny Smith of C & S Business Services. A caller posed an excellent question: How do employers get past the reluctance of an applicant’s former employers to offer anything more than dates when contacted for a reference?

Crescent of Betrayal

Dean Anderson of Campus-Community Alliances for Smoke-free Environments (CASE) and Tiffany Bowman of Safe Air For Everyone (SAFE) joined us at 5:30 to make their case against a petition drive to put Columbia’s no-smoking ordinance before voters. The issue comes down to whether one places property rights ahead of the health risk of second-hand smoke. In the case of private property that’s open to the public, such as bars and restaurants, I vote for property rights.

At 6:00, Alec Rawls joined us to discuss his forthcoming book, Crescent of Betrayal: Dishonoring the Heroes of Flight 93. Alec has amassed a provocative body of evidence that suggests that the proposed memorial to Flight 93 at Shanksville, Pennsylvania has been hijacked and turned into a memorial to the hijackers.

For a limited time, you can download a PDF copy of Crescent of Betrayal at Alec’s website, www.crescentofbetrayal.com.

Note: Audio links will be posted tomorrow.

The Eagle 93.9 Intelligence Briefing:

U.S. scholars see qualified success for Iraq surge (But no help at all from Al-Maliki)
Russia sells long-range fighters to Iran
North Korea cooperated, nuclear reactor closed
Sen. Chris Koster to make ‘major announcement’ Wed. morning in Columbia

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