Show Prep: Mon, July 22

George Zimmerman Saves Family From Overturned Car: Reports

A spokesperson for his legal team said that Zimmerman helped rescue the family when their car overturned in Florida on Wednesday. He was traveling on Route 417 when he saw the overturned vehicle, reported the New York Daily News.

George Zimmerman Comes Out of Hiding…to Rescue Someone in a Car Accident! |

It’s a boy! Catherine gives birth to royal baby –

It’s a boy! Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and husband Prince William on Monday welcomed their first child.

Dispute over ‘0INK’ plate puts brakes on specialty licenses | Indianapolis Star |

Donnelly Sponsors Bill To Help Guard Vets Get Federal Jobs | News – Indiana Public Media

Senator Joe Donnelly says new legislation he’s sponsoring will help National Guard members who haven’t served oversees get a boost when applying for federal jobs.

Council Pushing For Tax-Free Back-To-School Shopping Day | News – Indiana Public Media

The Indiana Retail Council plans to push again next year for legislation that would create a sales tax holiday for back-to-school shopping. Anti-Gun Senator Shoots Intruder


Teen ‘just wanted to help’ stranger being robbed on Mag Mile –

“They felt endangered, but I’m a person who tries to help and I wanted to help the lady,” she said. “My mom tried to stop me three times.”

Mich. Judge Rules Detroit Bankruptcy Unconstitutional, Claims It Fails to ‘Honor’ President Obama |

“It’s cheating, sir, and it’s cheating good people who work,” the judge told assistant Attorney General Brian Devlin. “It’s also not honoring the (United States) president, who took (Detroit’s auto companies) out of bankruptcy.”

How Did One of America’s Great Cities Crash? Some Crazy Facts About Detroit |

Consider some of the brutal facts about Detroit compiled by the Economic Collapse Blog:

America’s 10 Dying Cities: From Detroit to New Orleans – Yahoo! Finance

The Motor City was the fifth-largest city in America with a population of almost 1.9 million in 1950. The number of residents increased sharply from the 1920s when Henry Ford created the assembly line and set a wage of $5 a day. Workers streamed in from the deep South and other parts of the Midwest. The huge car companies became defense contractors during WWII. The auto industry grew abundantly after the war as the American middle class was created by an expanding economy built on the U.S.’s ability to take its vast natural resources and turn them into finished products. During the 1960s, American car companies had nearly 90% of the domestic market, and GM had 50% to itself. Detroit’s demise began with the rise of Japanese imports in the 1970s. The Arab oil embargo increased the appetite of U.S. consumers for high-mileage cars. The Big Three (Big Four before American Motors was bought by Chrysler) built products that were acceptable to consumers until they saw higher quality Japanese cars, which began to flood the markets in great numbers in the 1980s. Detroit’s car manufacturing base was nearly destroyed, symbolized by the Chapter 11 filings of GM and Chrysler.

Detroit Bankruptcy: As Its Own Worst Enemy, the City Got What It Deserved – General Motors (NYSE:GM) – 24/7 Wall St.

Kevyn D. Orr, the city’s emergency manager, offered all interested parties a likely way to avoid the bankruptcy filing just weeks ago. Employees of Detroit, past and present, could share the pain of the restructuring of financial obligations with bond holders. Each blamed the other for the city’s problems. Each said the other should absorb the brunt of a restructuring. Neither budged. Orr ran out of options, as two city pension funds went to court to try to protect their assets, motivated by a final grab for Detroit’s money.

Nearly half of downtown Detroit’s parking pay stations are broken but city promises a fix soon

There are new developments in a 7 Action News Investigation about those parking stations in downtown Detroit that were failing resulting in a lot of people getting bogus parking tickets. The problem has gotten worse, much worse, but a fix is on the way.

There’s some moments where Top Gear hosts are describing what happened to Detroit.

What Your Favorite Ice Cream Flavor Says About You | Video |

If your favorite flavor is Vanilla, you’re more likely to be impulsive, easily suggestible and an idealist. If your favorite flavor is Chocolate, you’re more likely to be dramatic, lively, charming, flirtatious, seductive and gullible. If your favorite flavor is Very Berry Strawberry, you’re more likely to be a tolerant, devoted and an introvert. If your favorite flavor is Mint Chocolate Chip, you’re more likely to be argumentative, frugal and cautious. If your favorite flavor is Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, you’re more likely to be ambitious, competitive and a visionary. If your favorite flavor is Pralines ‘n Cream, you’re more likely to be loving, supportive and prefer to avoid the spotlight. If your favorite flavor is Jamoca (i.e. coffee), you’re more likely to be scrupulous, conscientious and a moral perfectionist. If your favorite flavor is Chocolate Chip, you’re more likely to be generous, competent and a go getter. If your favorite flavor is Rainbow Sherbet, you’re more likely to be analytic, decisive and a pessimistic. If your favorite flavor is Rocky Road, you’re more likely to be aggressive, engaging and a good listener.