On the Radar: Pro-union protest, Lohan's plea, NATO's plan, Heat's struggles
LeBron James and the Miami heat are mired in a five-game losing streak.
March 10th, 2011
05:41 AM ET

On the Radar: Pro-union protest, Lohan's plea, NATO's plan, Heat's struggles

Public unions –– Pro-union demonstrators plan to rally outside the Wisconsin capitol Thursday - the morning after the state's Republican-led Senate passed Gov. Scott Walker's proposed restrictions on collective bargaining for public employees. Senate Republicans got around a long-running Democratic walkout on Wednesday evening by stripping financial provisions from the bill.

Lohan plea - Actress Lindsay Lohan heads back to court Thursday to say if she will accept a plea deal on a felony charge of stealing a $2,500 necklace. At her last appearance in February, the judge warned Lohan that any plea deal would involve jail time.

NATO and Libya - NATO officials scheduled a meeting Thursday to discuss a response to Libya's civil war. Alliance defense ministers gathering in Brussels, Belgium, will discuss whether to implement a no-fly zone over Libya to minimize civilian casualties from the Libyan air force attacks.

Miami Heat - The NBA franchise that added league MVP LeBron James and Chris Bosh last summer finds itself in a five-game losing streak. Breaking that skid may be a tough task as Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers come to Miami for a 7 p.m. ET game. SI's Zach Lowe looks at what might be behind the Heat's problems.

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  1. Cesar

    My hat goes off to the WI protesters. Some people talk, some people do-THEY DO. ****Lohan never stole that necklace; she borrowed it.

    March 10, 2011 at 7:13 am | Report abuse |
  2. citizen

    These protests are aftershocks of a seismic shift that has already occured.
    The American people must learn to live with lower wages. The need to feed the poison greed machine will subvert every lifestyle eventually.
    The good folks in Wisconsin are advertising effectively for that change. Lets face it. If people in the home of workers rights, ice fishing, beer, and the Green Bay Packers can be forced to knuckle under to a goofy-looking, ill mannered, right wing, thug. Then what chance would anyone else have.
    Globalization means you public workers will eat less and work more.
    And even. Bill O'Reilly knows teachers have no ambition.
    Your playing into their hands folks.

    March 10, 2011 at 8:03 am | Report abuse |
    • ob

      do the wallstreet guys and bankers that take help ruin the economy get lower wages too?

      March 10, 2011 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy

    Hi, Cesar!

    I'm not getting into the WI thing, except to say I agree with you.

    With Lohan, not so much. She needs to go buh bye for a while; any other person would have already been *gone* if they had done what she's done.

    March 10, 2011 at 8:05 am | Report abuse |
  4. banasy

    As for the Miamai Heat...two words:
    DA BULLS!!!

    March 10, 2011 at 8:10 am | Report abuse |

      AT less dey got two good NBA players on maima.

      March 10, 2011 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  5. Duh Bully Stilzucks

    The unions were busted long ago. Prepare for sweetshops and breadlines.
    The gilded age is here.

    March 10, 2011 at 8:24 am | Report abuse |
  6. You're fired

    WI is just another example of how any union only loses when the money dries up.

    March 10, 2011 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
  7. Paul

    It has always been clear to me, this is about attacking unions e.g, working people.

    March 10, 2011 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
  8. Scott

    LeBron, dude, you shoulda stayed in Cleveland. Win or lose they would ahve loved you. Miami will turn on you in a seocnd. you're not a homeotwn hero to them, just a point machine. and if the machine is broke...

    WI protestors.... why don't you protest the money that unions siphon from you on a daily basis without adding value to the economy at large.

    Lohan. really, not worth a cmment.

    NATO, possibly less worthy of a comment than Lohan....

    March 10, 2011 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  9. meee

    Biggest story is MEEE!

    March 10, 2011 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
  10. Cesar

    I see a gradual weakening of our trade unions here along with the war on our middle class. One day the average worker will be living and working under conditions similar to that of circa 1900 with long hours,low wages and miserable workng conditions.

    March 10, 2011 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Shamrock6

      It appears that you're right,Cesar. America's living standards are on the decline just like those of Ancient Rome were. Unfortunately,most Americans know either little or nothing about Roman history so they don't see the signs. For this country,ignorance is not bliss but could very well be it's downfall!!!

      March 10, 2011 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Cesar

    Hi banasy. Thank you other Cesar, good post, but that will never happen, not in America.

    March 10, 2011 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Shamrock6

      Would you care to bet on that?

      March 10, 2011 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  12. cbchs5744

    all i can say is STRIKE! STRIKE! STRIKE! shut the whole dam state down!

    March 10, 2011 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  13. S.Ruffenach

    Walker should be arrested and thrown into the gen population with the sign "cherry boy" tattooed to his forehead and an arrow tat'd pointing down his back & the words "give it to me like the Koch GOP gave it to the middle class".

    March 10, 2011 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  14. julia

    Time to put those little children back to work in the sweatshops and factories. They've been malingering too long, thanks to the union movement. Let's get back to the good old days!

    March 10, 2011 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |

    Way to go WI governor. Break up those greedy unions. There are laws in place for working conditions. Little money is better than no money, which will happen if these greedy unions keep pushing the jobs overseas.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
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