April 20th, 2010
09:10 AM ET

On the Radar: Shuttle landing, Ohio execution, Title IX


Ohio is scheduled to execute Darryl Durr on Tuesday.

Ohio execution - Darryl Durr, who was convicted of kidnapping and raping 16-year-old Angel Vincent in Elyria, Ohio, in 1988, is scheduled to be put to death Tuesday. Durr, who claims he is innocent, says he should not be executed because he is allergic to the anesthetic used in the lethal drug cocktail.

Shuttle landing - After spending an extra day in orbit, the seven astronauts aboard the space shuttle Discovery prepared for a Tuesday morning landing at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. NASA officials have been closely monitoring weather conditions and passed on the first of two landing opportunities. Later they gave the go-ahead for a landing at 9:08 a.m. ET Tuesday.
Bad weather prompted mission managers to scrap two landing opportunities at Kennedy on Monday.

Title IX announcement –– Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to make an announcement at 1:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday about Title IX, which prohibits discrimination based on gender in academics and athletics. We'll have the event live as it happens.

Michael Douglas' son sentencing - The son of actor Michael Douglas faces up to 10 years in jail at his sentencing Tuesday in a New York courtroom. Cameron Douglas, 31, pleaded guilty to dealing large quantities of methamphetamine and cocaine. The sentencing is scheduled to take place at 2:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday.

Lehman hearing - Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke and Securities and Exchange Commission chairman Mary Schapiro are among those testifying today at a House Financial Services Committee hearing looking into the failure of Lehman Brothers. The hearing is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. ET on Tuesday and we'll carry the hearing live.

Dick Fuld, former chief executive of Lehman Brothers, says the defunct brokerage has been "unfairly vilified" by charges it used creative accounting techniques to mask its dire financial state, according to prepared remarks.

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