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September 2nd, 2009
06:11 AM ET

What’s on Tap – Wednesday September 2, 2009

Flames from a backfire approach homes September 1, 2009 in Glendale, California.  (Getty Images)
Flames from a backfire approach homes September 1, 2009 in Glendale, California. (Getty Images)

Here are the big stories on the agenda today:

  • Could President Obama be getting set to ditch the controversial public option part of his health care plan?  It was originally billed as the best way to drive down health care costs.  The president is reportedly planning a speech to lay out the specifics of the changes, and what they could mean for your costs, and your monthly bills.  We’re live at the White House with the scoop.
  • And the California wildfires now burning dangerously close to Los Angeles.  There are new mandatory evacuation orders in effect.  And new worries about wind making the efforts to fight it even tougher.  It's already torched an area the size of Chicago.  Our Rob Marciano is live on the front lines.
  • There's a neighbor who calls her, the "real monster" in the Jaycee Dugan abduction case.  What was Philip Garrido's wife doing all those years, while a child was living in captivity in her backyard?  Nancy Garrido's lawyer will be with us live to tell us her part, in the 18 year horror story.
  • “Educating America.”  Imagine in this economy, saying "no" to a raise.  We found some teachers at one Maryland charter school doing exactly that.  And they're fighting their own teachers' union, so the kids don’t pay.

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soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. mike-sey

    Why the big surprise, Mr. Roberts, that thousands of kidneys are transplanted illegally at Mount Sinai and other Hospitals in the US? Its a for-profit health care system, and the way America does business. Its only a matter of time when Kidney availability and mark-up etc. become another ROMAN's Numeral. It is interesting, however, that the Israeli kidney broker you interviewed refused to give his or his company name name even though he claims he does what he does legally.

    September 2, 2009 at 7:57 am |
  2. RJ

    When will people get the hint that there in Southern Cali is a tinder box, it is and always will be a tinderbox! Tax payers and insurance payers should not have to pick up their loses! All them poor people in New Orleans didnt get their homes rebuilt but these rich people that live in a fire zone knowingly and get their million dollar home replaced at the rest of the countries expense! I believe you should at your own risk live in these areas. Not one red cent should go to help these people who knowingly moved and lived in a firezone, whats good for Katrina victims should be good enough for rich southern Californians!

    September 2, 2009 at 7:39 am |