Windy weather

October 15, 2010 1:54:38 PM PDT
Hang on to your hats, or anything else you might be wearing that could blow away.

The steady rains of last night have given way to steady winds today. The gusts - says Meteorologist Lee Goldberg - are reaching more than 40 miles an hour. He'll have his weekend AccuWeather forecast, tonight at 11.

Also at 11, we'll have the latest on the freed miners from Chile. Most of the 33 men are still in the hospital, and it appears tonight that their band-of-brothers embrace of each other is still very strong. They have agreed - and I slap myself for being a tad cynical in this incredibly feel-good story, but I will add the addendum "at least for now" - to split any and all proceeds all or some or one of them might garner from movie, book, or speech deals stemming from their ordeal. It's a marvelous concept, the splitting part, and we can only hope it lasts.

We'll also have the story of a woman who worked for a company in Teaneck, New Jersey for 21 years, who got fired. Bad enough to lose her job, but then she discovered that she had no access to her 401k retirement account. The problem was a legal one: The company trustee who had to sign off on all 401k redemptions, had died two weeks before the woman's firing, and the company had not appointed a new trustee.

The woman called Nina Pineda, and got 7 On Your Side to solve the dilemma.

Finally, a program note - I hope you can tune in to the New York U.S. Senate Debate between Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand and Republican Joe DioGuardi. The debate, which we streamed on our website today at 2 p.m., will air on Ch. 7 on Sunday morning at 11. It was a lively and informational debate between these two candidates, neither of whom had ever debated for a statewide office before.

We'll also have any breaking news of the night, plus Scott Clark with highlights from Game One of the Yankees drive for the American League pennant.

I hope you can join Liz Cho and me, tonight at 11.

BILL RITTER

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