Need to Know - Friday August 8, 2014

August 8, 2014

U.S. CONDUCTS AIRSTRIKES IN IRAQ:
For the first time in ten years, The United States military conducted airstrikes on Iraq Friday, targeting Islamic extremist group ISIS. But U.Va. Professor James Savage says it will not be easy taking down ISIS. And he says the White House is cautious about putting boots on the ground.

DRIVERS ED PROGRAM IMPACTED BY GM RECALL:
Another round of recalls is impacting Charlottesville High School's Driver’s Ed program. The high school’s pair of 2004 Chevrolet Malibus are being taken out of service for potential gear shift, power steering and brake light problems.

WEEK TWO OF MCDONNELL CORRUPTION TRIAL:
Friday was the final day of week two in the McDonnell corruption trial. Paul Perito, an associate of former Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams, says he had reservations about Williams’ relationship with the McDonnells--but says he figured the "halo effect" would help the company.

VIRGINIA SAME-SEX MARRIAGE BAN:
Attorney General Mark Herring is filing for the Supreme Court to rule on a federal appeals court decision striking down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban. By filing first, the Attorney General can get Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban looked at more quickly.

TRUMP WINERY BEGINS HARVEST:
Trump winery has now found the sweet spot for harvesting its grapes. Close to 100 acres of grapes will be harvested over the next 7 days, and trump says this year’s harvest is expected to be especially good.


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