On the Radar: SCRABBLE finals, News Corp. earnings, stadium beating
Play goes on during Day 4 of the National SCRABBLE Championship Tuesday in Dallas.
August 10th, 2011
06:12 AM ET

On the Radar: SCRABBLE finals, News Corp. earnings, stadium beating

Three things you need to know today.

SCRABBLE championship: America's SCRABBLE champion will be crowned in Texas on Wednesday afternoon.

Jesse Day, a Berkeley, California, graduate student, holds a slim lead over Nigel Richards, a former SCRABBLE national and world champion from Malaysia, and Kenji Matsumoto, from Aiea, Hawaii, as the competition heads into the final day of play.

Twenty-eight rounds have been completed and three will be played on Wednesday. The winner gets a $10,000 prize.

Nearly 350 players have been involved in the National SCRABBLE Championship at the Hotel InterContinental Dallas.

You can follow the play live online. Play begins at 10 a.m. ET and finishes around 3:30 p.m. ET.

News Corp.: News Corp. will release its fiscal year-end earnings report Wednesday, likely thrusting embattled chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch back into the spotlight after a brief respite.

A phone-hacking scandal that has brought a 168-year-old newspaper to its end and caused a parliamentary investigation in the United Kingdom will likely draw attention to a routine report that is usually only combed over by stockholders.

A key group of News Corp. investors is calling for the company to separate the roles of chairman and CEO, Bloomberg News reported Tuesday. The group also wants the majority of the company's board of directors to be independent, according to the report.

Dodger Stadium beating: Two California men are scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday morning in Los Angeles on charges relating to the beating of a San Francisco Giants fan in the parking lot of Dodger Stadium in March.

The victim, Bryan Stow, is still hospitalized with a traumatic brain injury, a hospital spokeswoman said Tuesday.

Marvin Norwood, 30, and Louie Sanchez, 29, both of Rialto, California, are each charged with mayhem, assault and battery, and all three charges are felonies, according to the complaint provided by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

Sanchez is also charged with two misdemeanor counts - one for battery and the other for assault - against two other persons on the same day, according to the complaint.

Sanchez and Norwood, arrested at their San Bernardino County homes July 21, are being held on $500,000 bail each, the prosecutor's office said.

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  1. Oh No

    @Jazzzzz: Because that continent (most of it) is 2,000 years behind. It's constantly at war. If the US was only interested in invading Iraq and Afghanistan over Oil (As kooky Phil suggests) then why wouldn't we invade a country like Somalia which has no infrastructure and a military we could walk all over? It's nice to drum up paranoid theories, but Somalia is the way it is, because of themselves..

    August 10, 2011 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  2. Philip

    @Oh No...you have now way of knowing what I have or have not done along these lines. You assume. And I've never claimed that the US military invaded/occupy Iraq and Afghanistan because of their oil. Get a clue and find out why the Taliban gov. refused to allow US oil corporations access to the T.A.G.(trans-afghan pipeline). And stop assuming. 🙂

    August 10, 2011 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  3. Jazzzzzzzz

    I'm going to let PHILIP handle you as I have learned most of what I know from him. You should check out what he has to say for your self. If you find the prof of what he says is true great, if not then come back and have at him... be back in an hr.

    August 10, 2011 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  4. Oh No

    @Jazzzzzzz & Philip: Philip has stated many times that America conjured up 9/11 and WMDs all in an effort to rob pillage and steal Oil yes? Somalia has flat out given the US reason to invade them with their pirate activities as well as the whole Blackhawk down fiasco, yet we don't invade? Your logic and common sense is flawed to say the least. I'm off to school now. Have a great day in conspiracy land.

    August 10, 2011 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  5. Philip

    It's the Carlyle group!... Arrggggghh.... The sky people! God and his angels are after our oil! Ahhhhhh!...

    August 10, 2011 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  6. Philip

    @oh no...all of the evidence points to an inside job. Follow the victim's famililies lawsuits. A couple dozen of the victim's families refused Bush's 500,000 dollar cash bribe to drop the suits and are still pursuing them. And never have I claimed this was over "oil" as you say. I've always maintained that it's over oil for China. Thanks to the US MILITARY being led by the same men who personally profit from these oil and ng sales to China we have the wal-marts, etc. These men (The Carlyle Group) sell oil and ng to China for about one-third what we pay. Most think china makes cheap stuff with cheap labor. They make it by producing 53% of their own energy, and by paying less for what they import. (just a few days ago, China purchased an oilfield in Uganda, Africa for 59 billion dollars. Why? China plans-ahead in 50 year segments, where we are just trying to make-it to the next fiscal year. It's a no-brainer who will prevail...The Carlyle Group and the bank they use: The B.I.S. bank in Basel, Switzerland.*

    August 10, 2011 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  7. Philip

    * The Bank for International Settlements directs all of the world's federal reserves, including the one here in the US. There is a bill before Congress right now calling for the first-ever audit of the Federal Reserve. If this bill passes and the Fed is finally and for the first time audited, then everyone will know what i know to be true: economies don't ebb and flow, they are manipulated into booming and busting the world over, by one single NAZI bank that controls all of the world's federal reserves. Let's hope it doesn't pass.

    August 10, 2011 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  8. Philip

    "neocon" is the answer for a six- letter word for a lifelong (D) liberal minded person who becomes an (R) like magic. (example: Ronald Reagan)

    August 10, 2011 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  9. Oh No

    @Philip: Nice deflection.. You're not answering the Somalia issue and instead going back to beating a dead horse about 9/11. Somalia has given the world many good reasons to invade, but nobody has. Either there isn't anything worth value there or your theory is complete horse dung. You are well aware I'm sure that God will judge you eventually and he will probably ask you why you're such a deceitful little snake.. What will you say? Good day to you sir.

    August 10, 2011 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  10. Philip

    @oh no...you brought up 911 today, not me. Somalia? They are pretty much in the same boat that we (the USA) is in. They import over twice as much as they export, and so must resort to less-than-honest means to get by, not unlike the bankers and brokers that have 'pirated' the market, Bernie Madoff-ed with our funds...ENRONed our retirements.

    August 10, 2011 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Philip

    ...and according to the bible, 'Judegement Day' isn't any more a literal 24 hr. day than the six creative days were. We are being judged right now, not for what we say, for all men are imperfect and capable liars. We are being judges by our actions, especially our actions towords our neighbors whom we are commanded to love. Fortunately, we are judged individually. he he, imagine if God held each one of us accountable for our entire nations actions. Then who would be left standing.

    August 10, 2011 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  12. dead horse? this 911?

    George Noory, a famous radio host, recently conducted a nationwide poll where people were asked if they believed the governments explanation of 9/11. While right after 911 most of US believed that "the terrorists" did it, now over 40% of US question the official explanation. We have movement. Dead horses can't move. The horse is alive and running.

    August 10, 2011 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  13. banasy©

    Oh, malarky.
    All of it.
    I'm off to play Marco Polo with the kids.
    Toodles!

    August 10, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Philip

    Not malarky. The 9/11 results are far from being "in". Give little Neala a hug from unky Philip. (unless she doesn't like what I say either)

    August 10, 2011 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Philip

    ...and you can stop holding the fact, that 40% of US Catholic bishops and priests are openly gay, against me for pointing it out. It's not my fault that they were born that way. All I did was mention it, albiet a thousand times over the years.

    August 10, 2011 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
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