On the Radar: Trebek on the chase, deluge in South Korea, Don in the Gulf, debt vote
Game show host and burglary suspect chaser Alex Trebek appears at the Daytime Emmys last month.
July 28th, 2011
08:03 AM ET

On the Radar: Trebek on the chase, deluge in South Korea, Don in the Gulf, debt vote

Key debt vote - The House of Representatives is set to hold a critical vote Thursday on Speaker John Boehner's debt plan. The vote comes a day after Boehner told fellow Republicans to "get your ass in line," according to two GOP sources. The vote will be a major test for the GOP leadership.

However, a letter from Senate Democrats said the Republican plan has no chance of passing the Senate. For their part, top Republicans called the Democratic plan a nonstarter.  If Congress fails to raise the current $14.3 trillion debt limit by August 2, Americans could face rising interest rates and a declining dollar, among other problems.

Storm watch in the Gulf - Tropical storm Don is raging in the central Gulf of Mexico. There is a tropical storm watch for a large portion of the Texas coast. Forecasters say Don should make landfall in Texas by Saturday morning if it continues on its current path.

Heavy rains in South Korea - South Korea is being soaked by record rain. More than 40 people have died as a result of the downpour and landslides. Five neighborhoods near Seoul have been evacuated.

Bravery for $500? - "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek injured his Achilles tendon when he fell while chasing a burglar out of his San Francisco hotel room. Police arrested a woman. Trebek assured an audience  at the National Geographic World Championship that he's going to be fine.

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  1. Katy Hill

    Sent an email to my Congressman. Repub. Paul Gosar ,telling him I didn't support what he and the Tea Party were doing and in reply I got the standard form letter thanking me for my continued support. Obviously his staff dismissed what I had to say. So much for making your voice heard.

    July 28, 2011 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Dave MacAvoy

      I got a similar replay from Summer and Gilibrand when I told them not to raise the debt ceiling I got no response from Obama .He just does not care.

      July 28, 2011 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Dale

      I wonder what would happen if one of his supporters call him or e-mail him and told him he was going to cut him off because he did not support what he was doing.

      July 28, 2011 at 11:01 pm | Report abuse |
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  2. CSnSC

    I hope Alex will be ok, I have been addicted to Jeopardy for 25 years.

    July 28, 2011 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Dale

      He will be hobbling out there on crutches don't worry

      July 28, 2011 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Mark L.

    Here's wishing you a speedy recovery, Alex Trebek !! I am a VERY BIG Fan and I LOVE watching Jeopardy, hosted by Mr. Trebek, each and every night !! Jeopardy and the Wheel of Fortune are the absolute BEST game shows on air !!

    July 28, 2011 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  4. ma & pa

    Good comments on good game shows by good boys.....aaaah.....men.

    July 28, 2011 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Person

    Jeopardy hasn't had $500 clues for years.

    July 29, 2011 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
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