On the Radar: Running bulls, royals in Canada, Clemens' trial
Crowds celebrate the beginning of the Festival of San Fermin last year in Pamplona, Spain.
July 6th, 2011
06:08 AM ET

On the Radar: Running bulls, royals in Canada, Clemens' trial

Three things you need to know today.

Festival of San Fermin: The bulls begin running through the streets on Thursday, but a full week of partying begins at midday today in Pamplona, Spain, as the Festival of San Fermin begins.

iReport: Share your photos of Pamplona

The festival officially begins with the igniting of the Txupinazo rocket in the town's Plaza Ayuntamiento as Pamplona's mayor and town council open the celebrations.

Thousands of bottle champagne will be sprayed and consumed as the party goes into full swing.

For an idea of how the famous running of the bulls will go beginning Thursday, check out this great infographic from Spain's EITB.

Royals to visit destroyed town: Prince William and his wife, Catherine, will visit a fire-stricken town in central Alberta on Wednesday, the seventh day of their Canadian tour.

Slave Lake was devastated by a May wildfire that destroyed homes and other structures.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will meet emergency services personnel from the fire brigade, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the medical response team in the town before visiting with families affected by the disaster.

Clemens' trial: Jury selection begins Wednesday in the perjury trial of baseball legend Roger Clemens.

Clemens is fighting a six-count federal indictment for allegedly misleading members of Congress over use of performance-enhancing drugs.

The former all-star pitcher testified under oath in 2008 that he never used illegal performance-enhancing substances during his 23-year career.

Clemens has never tested positive for drug use, but his name was among 86 that appeared in a report by former Sen. George Mitchell. The 400-page report listed players who are said to have used drugs to improve their performance on the field.

Sports Illustrated's Michael McCann answers eight questions about the Clemens trial.

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soundoff (46 Responses)
  1. the dook

    And dont forget doodoo! Doodie is on the radar! I predict some people will do number 2 today! GROSS !

    July 6, 2011 at 6:13 am | Report abuse |
    • mthomat

      Thanks! Perfect.

      July 6, 2011 at 8:24 am | Report abuse |
  2. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    The Roger Clemens trial is ridiculous.
    Professional athletes use steroids.
    Get over it.

    July 6, 2011 at 6:15 am | Report abuse |
  3. the dook

    yeah. professional athletes are doodoo poop heads.

    July 6, 2011 at 6:17 am | Report abuse |
  4. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    There was no reason for CNN to censor my comment that was favorable to the British royal family.
    Perhaps it was because I mentioned that British royals have traditionally exemplified a model of behavior.
    I expected to receive some flak for supporting the royal family, but not from journalists and their computers.
    Objective, today, are we, as well as very liberal?

    July 6, 2011 at 6:28 am | Report abuse |
  5. Argle Bargle

    I hope the bulls win this year.

    July 6, 2011 at 6:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Oberon123

      Me, too. It's disgusting what these people do to animals. They're no better than US slaughterhouses.

      July 6, 2011 at 7:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Randy

      They should call it "Running of the Idiots".

      July 6, 2011 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
    • Ckbabs

      Couldn't agree more! Disgusting display of cruelty disguised as culture. Barbaric.

      July 6, 2011 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
  6. toe nose

    I bet them bulls doodoo all ovet the road and everything. They shouldnt let them mean buggers out in the street. Do they think they are in India or something ?

    July 6, 2011 at 7:20 am | Report abuse |
  7. DotHead Ragneesh

    Our cows are very very specail to us. The are much prettier than our Hindu women.

    July 6, 2011 at 7:22 am | Report abuse |
  8. DotHead Ragneesh

    Plus my brotherSonjay has your job. He says thank you berry berry much amerika.

    July 6, 2011 at 7:24 am | Report abuse |
  9. Philip

    My derogatory comment concerning the ~Royale Pair~ wouldn't post due DUE TO VOLUME. ("due to VOLUME, not all comments will be posted")

    July 6, 2011 at 7:39 am | Report abuse |
  10. Philip

    Due to VOLUME, not censorshop. Same reason brain-dead Spaniards die...they try and pack all those bulls and "runners" onto a confined street. "Hay! That bull gouged me! Why? I didn't post a naughty word."

    July 6, 2011 at 7:44 am | Report abuse |
  11. banasy

    Its enough Philip, you are being censored for dumb and stupid.

    July 6, 2011 at 7:58 am | Report abuse |
  12. Philip

    Prior to 1994, only crooked ranchers and dairy farmers used illegal growth enhancers. In 1994, Congress decided that this illegal activity was soooo widespread, they better make it legal, so they did. (just like individual State's did with laws regarding sodomy) Congress did NOT legalize the use of steroids and hormones in cattle with your health in mind. (unless you think chubby boys growing teets is a healthy thing) As your boy grows teets Congress investigates baseball. too funny

    July 6, 2011 at 8:32 am | Report abuse |
  13. Philip

    ...actually the Meat and Dairyfarmers Association lobbied (aka bribed) Congress to get what had always been illegal to be made legal. Old foundation laws that have served and protected US for centuries are being rewritten by our current lawmakers. Are they making laws safer and stronger, or downgrading them to allow for greed and lust? you decide

    July 6, 2011 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
  14. Jazzzzzzz

    want to know who the H666LL Mctrollstein is NOW. You ppl don't relize you can ruin LIVES

    July 6, 2011 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  15. Reynotur Navarra

    ¡¡¡¡¡¡¡Viva San Fermín!!!!! Gora San Fermín!!!!!!!!

    July 6, 2011 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
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