Invitations and vacations

August 18, 2011 2:22:01 PM PDT
Some victims' families worry that this year's 10th anniversary memorial of the Sept. 11 terror attacks are becoming too political.

And today's dust up involving New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and New York Mayor Bloomberg will do nothing to quiet that feeling.

Gov. Christie today going public with his anger that the New Jersey Governor at the time of the terror attacks - Donald DiFrancesco - wasn't invited to participate in this year's memorial.

And by "going public with his anger" we mean he was in a snit, and furious.

Mayor Bloomberg, apparently trying to diffuse the situation, didn't pick up the brick. No big deal, he said. If Mr. DiFrancesco - now chairman of the Port Authority - wants to come, then he's invited.

End of the fracas? Let's hope. We'll have the latest, tonight at 11.

Also at 11, we're following the investigation into the targeted shooting of a woman and her husband as they walked their 3-year-old son in a stroller in Boonton, New Jersey. The mom was killed, and the husband was wounded. Now her brother and sister are speaking out, saying she was worried about her safety, and that she was unhappy.

We'll also have the latest on the President's plan to create jobs. He's now on vacation in Martha's Vineyard, but his would-be Republican opponents are not on holiday. They're blasting him. And not just for his economic policies. They're also taking him to task for being on summer vacation.

Turns out, according to White House wags who keep track of these things, Mr. Obama has taken 61 vacation days during his 31 months in office. Pres. George W. Bush at a similar point in his first term, had taken 180 vacation days at his ranch (where his staff often joined him for meetings). And Ronald Reagan got in 112 vacation days at his ranch in Southern California.

And we answer the question: "What are the most dangerous U.S. cities for pedestrians.

We'll also have any breaking news of the night, plus Meteorologist Amy Freeze (in for Lee Goldberg) with her AccuWeather forecast, and Rob Powers with the night's sports. I hope you can join Sade Baderinwa and me, tonight at 11.


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