A near-miraculous rescue in Thailand, President Trump makes his pick for the Supreme Court, and SU Football recruits a BIG Canadian kid...
Here are "The Top 5 Things You Need To Know Today" for July 10, 2018:
1) (or maybe #1A)
THE POTUS NOMINATES BRETT KAVANAUGH FOR SUPREME COURT
He's 53, a Federal Appeals Court Judge, a reliably conservative jurist, and he once actually clerked for Justice Anthony Kennedy, the man he would replace if confirmed by the Senate. However, that might be a challenge because...
2) (or maybe #1B)
DEMOCRATS ARE GEARING UP TO FIGHT KAVANAUGH'S CONFIRMATION
Democrats, liberals, progressives, etc. don't like his judicial history and are convinced he would roll back abortion rights established under Roe v Wade. Senator Chuck Schumer vows to oppose the nomination with everything he has. The confirmation hearings could get really interesting.
ALL 12 SOCCER PLAYERS AND THEIR COACH RESCUED FROM THE CAVE!
(in most circumstances, this would be the #1 story)
Youth soccer team and their coach, trapped underground since June 23rd, now out and receiving medical attention. At this writing, four rescuers remain inside, but all are experts and should be out fairly soon. An international team of rescuers, led by Thailand's Navy, made all this work against impossible odds. The nation of Thailand rejoices, President Trump sends kudos and congratulations.
SU FOOTBALL GETS A COMMITMENT FROM A BIG RECRUIT
Matthew Bergeron, class of 2019 from Thetford Mines, Quebec, commits to the Orange. Offensive lineman goes 6-6, 300 pounds (so in kilograms, that's... oh, never mind). Still young, will undoubtedly add strength and size in the weight room. This kid is an offensive line coach's dream. Hope he has good footwork...
IVANKA WOWS THE LOCAL FOLKS
First Daughter Ivanka Trump made two stops in Central New York yesterday, one here in Syracuse at Central High's Institute of Technology. She met with a selected group of students and guests, was hosted by Representative John Katko. The Congressman was impressed, although he told us he didn't get caught up in the glitz and glamor.