It's Tuesday, July 22 and here is your day ahead:
In local news...
WEATHER: Another hot and humid day ahead. Heat index values will approach 100 with actual air temperatures topping out around 90 degrees. Full forecast
1. COLLEGE BARBER SHOP
After more than 80 years, a State Street business is being asked to move out. College Barber Shop owner Larry Cobb has watched storefronts change for 36 years. That's how long he's been cutting hair at the shop. But he says his landlord asked him and his crew to make way for another tenant. They're supposed to be out of the space by the end of August. Cobb is looking for other space for his barber shop, preferably still on State Street. Full story
2. WAUKESHA STABBING
A donor has given a very heartfelt and special gift to the young Waukesha girl who survived a stabbing in May. While recovering, the family of the 12-year-old asked for purple hearts with encouraging messages to put up in the girl's room. Recently, her family says she received a very special purple heart, an anonymous gift of a military Purple Heart. A note attached read "The only heart I could find! Be strong!" The Purple Heart is given to military members wounded or killed in action. The family says they are thankful and have been so moved from all the support.
3. UW BAND
The Wisconsin football team is a little more than a month away from its season-opening showdown with LSU. But the UW band won't be along for the nationally televised game. Director Mike Leckrone says the band simply doesn't have the funds to travel to Houston, where the game is being held. The band had spent money on new uniforms, leaving members short when it came to this trip. Full story
In national news...
1. UKRAINE, AND MALAYSIA AIRLINES
Answers still needed: Rebels gave Malaysian officials the data recorders from downed Flight 17 early today, days after the passenger jet was shot down in eastern Ukraine. It was a significant step forward in an investigation that's been stalled for days, but key questions remained unanswered: Will the black boxes give investigators the clues they need? What will happen to the bodies of the plane crash's 298 victims, many of which are being kept in refrigerated train cars? And who pulled the trigger to bring the plane down? Full story
2. MIDEAST CRISIS
Diplomatic rounds: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will be back in Jerusalem today as the United States tries to broker a cease-fire in Gaza between Israel and Hamas. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is also supposed to be in town. More than 570 Palestinians have been killed during Israel's incursion, according to Gaza's Health Ministry. Israel Defense Forces said 27 Israeli soldiers have died in the fighting. Two civilians have died in rocket attacks. Full story
3. SOUTH KOREA FERRY BODY
Identification made: DNA taken from a body last month in a plum field matches that of a fugitive billionaire wanted for questioning in a ferry sinking, police in South Korea said today. Yoo Byung-eun went missing after the ferry sank in April, killing 292 people. Through an investment mechanism and subsidiary, Yoo, 73, and his two sons were believed to have controlled the shipping company that operated the ferry. Authorities wanted to question him about alleged funds embezzlement, tax evasion and other irregularities. Full story
To the border: Gov. Rick Perry will immediately send up to 1,000 National Guard troops to help secure the Texas border with Mexico. Perry also wants the White House and Congress to hire an additional 3,000 border patrol agents to eventually replace them. Tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors from Central America have crossed into the United States this year, creating a humanitarian crisis. The price tag is about $12 million per month to deploy the National Guard. Full story
5. THREE-DAY WORK WEEK
Four-day weekend: Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim thinks this might work. He's suggesting three-day work weeks. Sounds good, right? There's a catch. It would require 11-hour work days and workers to stay on the job until age 70 or 75. "With three work days a week, we would have more time to relax; for quality of life," Slim said. Maybe so, but who's going to have enough money for all that leisure time? Full story