Warm enough for me to wear bike pants

Bill Ritter's daily take on the news.

March 8, 2012 1:47:26 PM PST
A pass for everyone today who ends up with a mild case of spring fever. 70 degrees in Central Park at 2 p.m. will do that to peeps.

A pass for everyone today who ends up with a mild case of spring fever. 70 degrees in Central Park at 2 p.m. will do that to peeps.

There were folks out walking today who rarely venture outside and smiles abounded. Yes, I worry that this has been a Twilight Zone of a winter. But today, concerns about global warming ? and they're real concerns took a backseat for most people.

The flowers are blooming, there are buds erupting on the deciduous trees, and sunglasses seemed to be the accessory of the day.

But it's not going to last. Meteorologist Lee Goldberg tells us why and how in his AccuWeather forecast, tonight at 11.

Also at 11, we'll have the latest on the NYPD spying-against-Muslims controversy. Today, Attorney General Eric Holder weighed in, saying he's "disturbed" by what he's read of cops from New York conducting surveillance on mosques and Islamic student organizations in New Jersey.

And we're going to explore the topic in depth this Sunday morning at 11 when I fill in for Diana Williams on Eyewitness News Up Close. I hope you can join us.

And forget the two-martini lunch to close a business deal. These days more folks are working out as part of their work. It's called "sweatworking," as our Michelle Charlesworth reports tonight at 11.

And a personal story that received lots of feedback earlier when I relayed in on social media sites. This morning on the way to school, I asked my son how he thought I should dress during an upcoming college tour-de-force in 10 days. Dad, he said, wear whatever makes you comfortable. But not your bike shorts.

Not that I would ever think, of course, of wearing my biking shorts to his college tour. But ouch! The brutality of honesty! Kids gotta love 'em.

We'll also have any breaking news of the night, plus Rob Powers with the night's sports. I hope you can join Sade Baderinwa and me, tonight at 11.

BILL RITTER

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