LISTEN WEEKDAY MORNINGS AT 6:10, 7:10 AND 8:10 FOR FIVE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
1. Megan Szabo, a Caesar Rodney School District educator who teaches science at Postlethwait Middle School, was named Delaware’s 2015 Teacher of the Year. Szabo will get a $5,000 grant for use at her school and a personal grant of $3,000; each of the finalists received $2,000.
2. Starting today, all travelers from Ebola outbreak countries in West Africa will be funneled through one of five U.S. airports, JFK, Dulles, Newark, O’Hare, and Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson. Passengers on these flights will also be more intensely screened including having their temperature taken, before they are admitted to the U.S..
3. Toys R Us has decided to pull four Breaking Bad collectible dolls from its shelves and website after a Florida mother launched a petition campaign urging the toy retailer to stop selling them. Susan Schrivjer of Fort Myers said the dolls based on characters in the AMC series are a, quote, “dangerous deviation from their family-friendly values.” The petition had 8,000 signatures as of Tuesday.
4. Ben Bradlee, former executive editor of the Washington Post, passed away at the age of 93. Bradlee skyrocketed to fame in the early 1970s when he allowed the Post to look deeper into the burglary at the Watergate Hotel and retired in 1991. Circulation almost doubled during Bradlee’s tenure as he created more jobs and introduced now-staple sections in journalism such as Style, which was replicated by many others.
5. The San Francisco Giants won the opening game of the World Series in Kansas City, beating the Royals 7-1. The Giants, who are trying to win their third World Series in five years, scored three runs in the top of the first inning. Game 2 will be tonight in Kansas City.