A news trifecta

November 16, 2010 2:07:45 PM PST
I've been wrangling to find a common thread to some of the big talkers of the day: Congressman Charlie Rangel found guilty of ethics violations, Princess Di's first born son getting engaged (he's the heir to the heir of the British throne), and New York Catholic Church Archbishop Timothy Dolan as the surprise choice to head the U.S. delegation of bishops (solidifying the conservative bent of American Catholics).

As far as the developments involving these three well-known men, Rangel seems the odd-man-out. The 80-year-old veteran Democratic Congressman from Harlem has had a long run and prosperous if you believe the allegations of income hiding and his best days are clearly behind him. But the other two seem at the beginning of the rest of their lives. Dolan has been appointed to head the most powerful archdiocese in the country with many years before his retirement. And Prince William is only 28, a long way to go in the public spotlight.

So perhaps no common thread but all worth mentioning in our newscast, tonight at 11.

Also at 11, important health information for women with a high risk of breast cancer. A new study now finds that yearly MRI's in combination with annual mammograms and breast exams substantially cut the risk of breast cancer. Lucy Yang has the story for us.

And for everyone who has dreamed of starting their own small business, experts say the timing doesn't get better than right now. With that in mind, and with a nearly double-digit unemployment ratem we offer tips for those who long have had the entrepreneurial spirit and now have the fever as well. Sandra Bookman tonight with what you need to know before you set out on your own.

And yet another wrong-way driverm the second in as many days on Long Island. This time it's on the Long Island Expressway, and cops are looking into whether alcohol was, again, involved.

How's this for a suggestion? Why not, with all of our high-tech know-how, have a sensor at the bottom of off-ramps that set off all sorts of flashing red lights when someone starts going on the off-ramp? I'm just sayin'.

We'll also have any breaking news of the night, plus Lee Goldberg's AccuWeather forecast, and Scott Clark with the night's sports. I hope you can join Liz Cho and me, tonight at 11.

BILL RITTER

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