THOSE WHO WILL REMEMBER THE KING OF POP!
Today, the Jackson family released the names of performers, politicians and friends who will take part in the late singer’s July 7th memorial service. The preliminary list includes Kobe Bryant, Mariah Carey, Berry Gordy, Jennifer Hudson, Shaheen Jafargholi, Magic Johnson, Martin Luther King III, Bernice A. King, John Mayer, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, Rev. Al Sharpton, Brooke Shields, Usher and Stevie Wonder.
GREG GROOGAN TRACKED DOWN BY AN INSITE READER!
An Insite reader and Facebook friend ran into one of my coworkers this Fourth of July weekend. It was none other than Emmy award winning reporter Greg Groogan. The person who spotted him the grocery store shopping for the Fourth holiday is Insite reader Kira Dennis. Dennis says, “I saw him shortly before my work-out and he was preparing for a a bbq,nonetheless I told him how much I loved the insite and the FOX staff.” Kira thanks for capturing these photos and thanks for dropping by the Insite!
DOES IT MEAN BAD NEWS FOR LOCAL DEALERS?
“Yesterday’s decision by the federal Bankruptcy Court requires that General Motors comply with Texas law. The court’s ruling reflects a significant victory for the State of Texas, which launched a concerted legal effort to prevent General Motors from trampling state law and avoiding state regulation.”
“The Texas Legislature has enacted numerous laws that govern the relationships between franchise dealers and automobile manufacturers. In an attempt to avoid those laws, General Motors – which is 60 percent owned by the federal government – tried to force Texas dealers to sign agreements that specifically waived their rights under state law.”
“The Office of the Attorney General addressed General Motors’ troubling tactics by filing a formal objection with the Bankruptcy Court. As a result, the federal court ruled that franchise agreement disputes between General Motors and its Texas dealers will be decided by the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, not a federal bankruptcy court 1,300 miles away in New York City. The court also rejected General Motors’ attempts to avoid duly enacted provisions of Texas law. And most importantly, the court made it clear that its order does not limit the State of Texas’ authority to regulate General Motors.”