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Thirteen minutes after 5 AM it's the early edition of WWL first news. On this day before Friday and we made until Thursday -- my goodness. It is some kind of steamy hot out there. I'm -- -- thank you for joining us here on the early edition of WWL first news. That's going to your forecast from the channel -- whether senator and for that we check in with meteorologist Laura Montel. Mostly sunny skies today and hot again 96 this afternoon rain chances. Very low at 10% tonight's lows dropping about 76. Friday more heat more humidity 94 for a high 10% rain chance. And Saturday 20% chance for a shower with highs of 92. The channel for weather center -- meteorologist Laura about itself. They cloudy skies eighty degrees yes eighty degrees at the international airport 83 year Donovan park as we started the day 84 at the lake front. They call survived clear skies and 78 degrees on the North Shore the National Weather Service office at Slidell. Yesterday several spots sitting 100 degrees for the actual temperature. Breaking records all across the area my gosh it was -- Let's head on over to -- sports center and say good morning to Christian parents. Good morning Dave we'll start up created safety Darren Sharper says. If the NFL lockout wiped out the season and might also in his career. In the meantime sharper is working out in the world once the 35 year old Frieden says he's willing to play anywhere but does before a return to the saints and. There might -- -- one -- rivers away. There's no one has become familiar with everyone here. Enjoy being in New Orleans living here plant for the stuff -- -- -- sitting. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and a small but critical group of owners gathered in Chicago to discuss the league's labor situation on Wednesday. Two days before the league NFL players association are scheduled to go before the US eighth Circuit Court. ESPN's John Clayton oh what's this about. More could've been brainstorming session because of this stalemate that's currently there. And that the fact that the former players association. Is at the moment not planning to make any kind of counteroffer. The eighth Circuit Court will hear the -- appeal of a ruling in joining a lockout. Tomorrow in saint Louis the Dallas Mavericks earn -- 01 hole to Miami in the NBA finals game two is tonight. From the American Airlines senator Yahoo! sports' NBA writer Marc spears says don't make too much of game one. There was just one game you don't want -- certainly looked decidedly better than the so game twos -- the -- was definitely it's certainly the -- -- -- seriously and are trying to learn to -- to parliament anymore. Shaquille O'Neal says on Twitter and he's about to -- his nineteen year NBA career at age 39. The fifteen time all star played four Orlando the lakers Miami Phoenix Cleveland and the Celtics. Former LSU coach dale brown brought -- to LSU and calls him a great player but even better person. He is maybe one of loving benevolent man I've ever met I could give you the story after story after historians and helping the downtrodden didn't want any published before reaching out to the common man. -- scored over 20000 point 214 NBA titles he was the NBA's most valuable player in the 2000. LSU baseball coach Paul and -- in the beginning stages of funny and you pitching coach after David grew we resigned on Tuesday. Once -- announcement was made of course have been there's been an onslaught of interest in the position from a lot of people. When there is as the tigers could have someone in place by the end of next week. South Carolina football coach Steve Spurrier has introduced a plan to pay players. Scorers proposal would give seventy players 300 dollars every game for expenses -- -- knowledge is that the plan probably won't go very far and it at the SEC annual meetings. Or with the NCAA. Today at four. On WWL join Bobby Hebert and -- they'll be alive from Oceana and a French Quarter as the candidate big chief -- are far we want pro football campaign. I'm Kristian garic and this is purely look at sports and we want to pro football. This is going to be concentrated effort to trying get fans rallying around the fact that we need to send a clear message. To the NFL players and owners that. It's time to stop the silliness and get back to getting players on the field and preparing for the season that's right. Aren't we want it we want to us give it to us now. Powell I -- now. Darren Sharper. Yeah he wants to play for the saints showed us but he doesn't know where he's going to be playing because. Of the lockout right they can't actually negotiate with him right now. And so very interesting coming up in just a few minutes here we're gonna play part of the extended interview that you had with Darren Sharper. And hear just what number 42 had to say about his future in normal. To talk about his future obvious still locked out feels like maybe -- owners and the players are playing a little. Russian roulette if you will with this NFL lockout and then now's the fans -- at the end of the barrel that's right you know there's been on the barrel on the trigger and I don't know where and when the only winner of the ball's gonna fly out of there but it's us who are taking the risk because now. The plan and other fans and the ones who are gonna think gonna hurt the worst lose the most if there's no NFL. I would agree aren't very good I think I got -- all. Shaquille O'Neal Shaq and the big check this -- we get to bank union about funny five minutes of more sports on -- yet. Did you go out at the right time should he have continued to live from land with one team after another. Yeah I'll I'll argument I even know he played in Boston -- -- but I guess I didn't play much right on who forgot that he clearly Cleveland to Emilia youth every Shaquille -- leaving Orlando LA in Miami now right there to -- do it right. And continuing to seek kind of stay around and play a few minutes for a few teams here and there. Should you go out like that could you go out on top. He dwelling after he won a championship for like John Elway did dad John Elway still light years left in them. But most most analysts -- -- and a couple three years left in him but he decided that he was gonna retire when he was on top of his game. With the best way to do it. Play as long as you can play and we'll get Kristian garic stardom thoughts on that coming up fabulous fashion and retirement. -- months time and now anyway Libby never get on top then what he's in my career just started not to -- okay this is -- about this and downcast. Let's take a temporary retirement I hope I get about 25 minutes of -- supports John WW -- -- -- stereo Shaquille O'Neal. Fifth leading scorer in the history of the NBA. They did the right thing sticking around the last few years. Picking up a year here a year there with a team here a team there. -- -- more from Darren Sharper coming up. And only your forecast with more possible record highs. -- high yesterday. I don't know because they come and. I'm Dave -- it's the early edition of WWL first news. It's Thursday right again tolerated -- days before Friday June 2 2011. I'm Dave come 122 minutes after 5 AM thank you for being a part of the early edition WW -- And they got a mess in Massachusetts after killer tornadoes in New England my goodness this is not something that they normally see. In new -- Wow I'm more on that from CBS news coming up in just eight minutes here on WW -- World Health Organization says. An E. Coli strain that has killed seventeen and sickened hundreds in Europe. Is a new one never detected before. Researchers haven't pinpointed the source of the outbreak most of the second either lived in Germany -- recently traveled to Germany. So they're trying to figure that out -- -- text message to date 7870. Says it's hot in south Louisiana in June. This is not news. You don't think so hot well it's never ever been a hundred degrees. In southeast Louisiana in June before record breaking heat yesterday. I think that's pretty newsworthy let's find out what's on tap for today is we NN over to the channel -- whether senator and say good morning -- meteorologist Laura but now know. Tonight's lows falling about the mid seventies for Friday more heat 94 -- 10% chance first shower. And Saturday rain chances that justice managed to 20% with highs of 92. For the -- full weather center I'm meteorologist Laura but. Self starting out today at 83 degrees it ought have been parts yeah 84 at the lake front eighty at the international airport. And you wanna go off and -- sure it's clear and 78. At the National Weather Service office in Slidell humidity. Something like 84%. Out there this morning good morning I'm Dave -- WWL saints' sideline reporter Kristian -- had a chance to catch up with. Well hopefully saints safety Darren Sharper. The freeagent waiting to hear he's back with the team -- he won't find out till after the lockout let's he would Darren Sharper had to say to Kristian -- Should the fans have a a seed in the negotiations table with a with this lockout looming -- -- -- by the players and the owners have said that. That they're looking out for the fans say they wanna keep the fans -- -- sense and hard to. It's a business that players are gonna do what's best for the players and owners are gonna do what's best for the iPhone owners but shouldn't fans who ultimately support this game. Yeah you know that's a great point I think that. It's tough to have the fans. Some -- reputation for them because I think that all the issues that we're dealing with -- aren't directly correlated to. Players and owners and talk about a business that. The fans don't wanna just worry about the finished product they wanna -- to game. And just worry about that all the other stuff what percentage of revenue. Benefits and there's more stuff that directly. -- players and owners DC do you guys owners and players are put in this game at risk a little bit with the fences and no doubt -- definitely they are. Cannot have them pulled bonds' upcoming season I think we'll be -- that's. In film and you'll start to see you started this thing now with -- Note the commission's sinister -- traffic lets traffic or web sites. -- people tuned in to -- -- draft the ratings were lower so that lets you notice the fans are a little bit of sense and it's impacting around the league right now. You don't have a seed in the negotiations table yourself but if you could say a couple things to ownership and and into your fellow players hotel Palestinian need to be careful because yeah. By -- this here. Like I don't think -- don't further your your have a chance to mess with the product. Pitcher putting on the football field and anyone knows the business it you have a good product. -- revenue comes. So the money aspect there was worry about right now. They cannot understand India we take care and have been noted that at the most important thing the most important things come together and give investors who is troubled that the best deal for both that's. And get the full blown back on the field because if you had a situation where there's a deal worked out -- whiskey both fast my give it a little bit. It was close together a product that still performing and how little the revenue continue to come in -- there won't be taking care of it there -- -- put. Both sides put egos aside a little bit past the main thing -- egos that come into play quite. You know hopefully things that you worked so we'll see. Now hopefully who think the owners and players can and there interpreted put egos aside. And work this out. He didn't sound fairly confident gonna get worked out are you confident that the -- football. And the fall for the NFL will work out their differences with us. Players in the the play ball. I gave -- five point seven -- coming up right after this. Very interesting text messages we're getting an 8:7 -- 870 am I wrong to be talking about how crazy hot out is. There outside it is -- it is. New Orleans. But it might just stop complaining about theater talking about the heat probably thinks so. I'm sure you're text messages from 877 into this file to tell you at the record high for today and with the -- May break a record again but maybe I should talk about that back after this on W. Almost the largest radio news team in the gulf -- -- big 870 and 1053 WWL a firm. 529. You're on WWL. I'm gonna look I'm Dave Allen misses some reading directly from some -- the National Weather Service office has. Issued record high temperatures. Will once again be challenged today. As high pressure remains firmly settled over the region today's match record for New Orleans says. 95 degrees set back in 1953. For Slidell the record is also 95. Degrees the last time we saw temperatures like this and hallmark. It was 97 Bakken 1896. All right. So to the guy who texted me and said. It's hot in Louisiana. In June this is not news. Or they guy who texted me and said we -- a 103 degrees last year in June in this city where where you know. I say well I don't know maybe -- skin forgotten what it feels like to be that hot but it wasn't this hot. In New Orleans since 1953. The other text messages though when on the this -- on text message says. It's Africa hot. And Ellis is on the way home from work yesterday the temperature gauge in my truck so that it was 97 and 99 the whole way home. And text message from mr. football says it's so hot Mike -- are giving evaporated milk. Cool at times. Could -- counted -- edition of WWL first news. I am I think it's not out there I anyway you slice it I think it's really really hot I know where I live I know that it's. Supposed to be hot this time of year. But it's not supposed to be this hot and there aren't supposed to be. Killer tornadoes. In Massachusetts. The latest on that coming up next from CBS news' David -- got UW WL first news we traffic and weather together. Incursion -- and a sports and I asked him. What Shaquille O'Neal now about to officially retire from the NBA. Did the LSU standout do the right thing and dragging out his career. Two point where he was almost an asterisk sitting on the bench. If you go out like that and played tell -- no one we'll have you again or should you go out on top what do you think we'll talk about that after this it is time. I'm David -- Cleaning up the west. Massachusetts where a couple of tornadoes struck areas around Springfield for people are dead nearly three dozen others are hurt. Fifteen miles west of that city in the town of months in this woman was teaching a dance class and building that had an old walk in freezer everyone went inside in the storm hit. Everything got very quiet yeah my ears popped up any an advantage like that building is being or -- Power now CBS is meant well Vegas drove the streets of Springfield IC Holmes said are partly damaged some more than others not that utter devastation that we saw in Joplin. But definitely damaged homes and buildings. Looking around neighborhoods these tornadoes tore through about nineteen. Little communities around Massachusetts and looking around this morning. There's debris everywhere a lot of downed trees. And power lines laying across the ground crisscrossing the roads and front yards and everywhere you look. National -- been called out to assist CBS news update and Dave Barrett. Well first news at 5:32. Good morning I'm David -- eighty degrees partly cloudy in New Orleans now. Are your official weather station WW LA and I Bremen dot com. We could have record breaking heat again today after busting a few yesterday. -- sunshine today very low rain chances at 10% and heat reaching in the mid to upper ninety's channel four meteorologist Laura -- hell well look great hospital debate is cranking up again. The board overseeing development of the huge medical complex to be built in New Orleans. Is preparing to discuss the final version of a consultant's report. Isn't too big. The first draft a report by an Illinois based company said the -- 424. -- of one point two billion dollar facility. Well likely need up to 100 million dollars in annual subsidies. That initial study sparked debate over whether this plane should be scaled back. But LSU officials say the first draft was based on faulty information. WW LTV steel -- who. The latest census numbers show Louisiana has a median age younger than the national average. But there could be a disturbing trend behind the number. WW well Shane rose walked into -- With the median at 36 years old it's usually considered a good economic sign but in this case Ellis you sociology professor -- Blanchard says. The reason is that people in this state don't -- as long. Louisiana is generally at the very bottom of the states with high life expectancy. Generally -- -- -- lifestyle choices. And poverty -- bill is aimed at expanding the Louisiana smoke free air act goes down to defeat on the senate floor. The sponsors senator -- merry you know scissors bill would have banned smoking inside all bars including those serving food. He says it's a matter of public health and urges senators to support the ban but. It just didn't work and of course -- an oral and senator Karen Peterson rose up in support of Mary knows bill she wants to try again. You don't vote for. The health and welfare. Of the people that sit me here no they're not lobbying in the rotunda right now they can't afford lobbyists. There is a chance and incurred return before the session was over. The house criminal justice committee has approved a bill that would give inmates over the age of sixty. An opportunity to apply for parole hearing. The ideas to make some more room and Angola. Casey -- good as more from the WWL State Capitol bureau house privileges committee sorrow but it's illegal warden Burl -- expresses confidence the state parole board to do a good job sorting out those who deserve release. Cow they're very diligent then -- -- a lot better -- there we're there to give them input and take part in that process. Under the criteria set up in the bill only ten inmates of the 72 over the age of sixty in -- -- -- king says he wants to reserve prison space for the dangerous criminals Casey -- -- WWL first news well -- Romanians are being asked to take part in a -- -- food challenge during this month of June. WW -- names tells us eat local owner were ones campaign. It's almost like a scavenger hunt for your breakfast lunch and dinner locals are being urged to eat only things grown or made within 200 miles of New Orleans for thirty days -- Stafford one of the event organizers says there's a lot more available than you might think. Achieved being -- -- or they'll go to -- Seafood of course even a Rhone wines -- -- rom there's also a local market event scheduled June 11 for folks to swap their home and garden goodies with others for other foodstuffs check our website at WW dot com for more information -- our self sustaining. Well as far as safety -- -- says the players and owners need to get together or got to deal for the fans no -- NFL owners meet privately with commissioner Roger Goodell -- try to rethink strategies I'm pushing -- and more from -- coming up in just minutes right here on WWL first news. Eight forecast plenty of sunshine around this Thursday and still very hot highs of 96 coming close to those records today and it 10% chance first -- shower tonight look for lows dropping to around 76. For Friday partly cloudy 10% rain chance 94. And Saturday rain chances at 20% but still hot highs of 92. But Michelle -- weather center and the urologists are about tell her sit. Net eighty right now and Armstrong international partly cloudy skies Slidell is clear and 78 on the North Shore. Now another early market WWL traffic David just got word of an accident city park in -- road and also a reminder proposed down in the paint the current -- disclosed due to a barn jacket and then fishing boats period individuals across the -- you. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- You can listen to WWL when you're right. With a WWL my opponent get up to the minute news weather sports and your favorite WWL talk shows anytime anywhere good WWL iPhone -- powered by AT&T now. Our the App Store details at WWL dot com. -- WWL traffic -- right -- frost have a traffic too cold to 60 info on David Blake now more -- WWL first news with Dave Colin on WWL IMI Bremen dot com 38 minutes after 5 AM it's the early edition of WWL first news on this why now we've made it to the second of 1011 mere -- a day before Friday again that are welcomed. Thursday asks are -- -- taken some heat. We're talking so much about they heats -- -- that it would just leave it alone the well apparently though most people are pretty. Frustrated with the -- David Louisiana says a text message we have two seasons of the year. Oppressively hot down and mild. The that's that's that's about right another says it's so hot my sweat is sweating huh. Yeah they get us but a couple of individuals texted me and told me that I was off base by saying that it's just crazy hot out there off. Reminding me where we're where we live and what time of year it is. But yes. Early June for goodness sakes -- July. It hasn't been this kind of New Orleans since 1953. Very ago the record set in 1953 for this state with 95 degrees that. Could be in danger of falling today which is why when I got out of my car around to yesterday I sent out loud this is ridiculous. -- which is that is exactly what I sort of -- because I was so hot we're talking. Myself okay. It's not the heat it's the stupidity says another. Texas and a camera with bad credit that you just -- the -- it's the humidity -- amateur what's stupidity has to do with that that. Advocates are pretty hot too you know -- -- as a sudden home with an 1896. -- -- -- ninety's. Seven degrees. In home understates so yeah I think it's pretty hot out there and you can I don't know if I have you know if every -- forget how hot it gets here and then when he gets hot again I just -- a miserable. Biden it's just I don't mark them down you know but I know that we have had Jews were we got like through the first couple of weeks with some pretty decent rather. You know before the big stuff kicked -- -- at this not this year ending now another tornado with. In Massachusetts for goodness sake what is going wrong in the video and turning off seasons. My goodness it looks like something you'd see in Kansas -- and the people there were not ready for it at all -- other dish don't expect that in and -- you know what what state hasn't had one -- we're glad to serve one up for mother nature -- Paramount and -- trying to -- every state in the nation crazy -- This year -- That's crazy and I thank you David all right you're spoiled working in the EAC says another text message OK all right I get it some people think I should just stop. Complaining. About the heat it's -- -- not want Americans are complaining about it as it -- crazy out out there we'll get Laura by tells. Thoughts on all of us live and direct from the channel for weather center coming up next here at WW out thinkers and -- with your sports. As I throw the question at him. If Shaquille O'Neal do it right. I'm playing like nineteen years. In the NBA. Should give play every single minute a team we'll have you. Apparently with -- then I'm not sure anyone would pick him up for next season and he decided to play another season. If you go out like that. Keep kids safe and secure game secure job with your career your plate he can't play no mark. Tell injury takes you out of it or. -- -- a play like a blank or should go out on top. -- -- Chicken pot and what do you think 2601 point 78 toll free 866889. There at -- its Texas City 7870. Have we got a hot day coming up right now. Here on that it doesn't sound good morning I'm Dave -- clearly edition of WWL first news diskette that text message today it's 78 Saturday that says this heat is better than being. And cold. I'm not so sure which is better this ridiculous heat or if it's really called is this cold I can put more clothes on I can delay your op. I cannot take much more often trust me you don't want me take well on the radio but if you happen to see you walking on the street elements his appeal on -- players are closed. That wouldn't work so what's better to be crazy -- crazy cold amounts or share I I know it's crazy I doubt. Died in record high let's go live and direct to the channel -- whether senator is her theme song. -- -- All this -- bucks now. Tina my goodness. Sell you something and you are never gonna settle that debate honey we did one better to be hot -- cold it is not gonna happen yes you -- -- -- with people are UN both sides of that till the cows come home. I'm happy and -- I just actually means that his cows are so -- that they're given evaporated milk well maybe the cats are coming home now. But looking for a -- -- and our guys American fare against Isiah and then act as the -- I don't know if they're coming off we're not. I don't know why take the council long to come home that's another outside you wanna go. -- is sluggish now but it was really high remember we talked yesterday you said we might break records yes we've destroyed records yesterday. Estimate half yeah I they would how how reality. Well yesterday we got into the upper 90s98. In the city 99 -- on have been and the old records were in the mid ninety's so smashing that again today I think we will because the records say 95 in Kenner. 97 at ought to -- and I'm forecasting at least 96 in Kenner and Leo we know that -- than is usually 12 degrees warmer than that. And we saw several of the group. And his timing lie down on a hundred or more records cited Gulfport broke records that Bruce broke records it was hot universally across Louisiana yesterday. All right I don't think it really matters to most people don't just so we understand why is it's Ohio. Well we have a very strong high pressure system over is the kind of unusual for this early in the summer time. Although if she and we eat we have stretches where we get some triple digit heat past couple of years we've had that. And with Delta's daily thunderstorms sifted how cool assault these Temps are just shooting out there and that's really. Kind of helpful the rain that we usually get this summer can be annoying in the can be. A heavy and kind of irritating but. It at least keeps the thermometer down. All right is there any rain anywhere in our future well not today and tomorrow so still looking at it and saying he today and tomorrow the by the weekend Saturday and Sunday rain chances back up to twenty maybe 30% say that will keep -- down to around 92 for a high. Oh well there you go out and seeing the real relief is on the way it'll only a 92. Degrees generally are complaining about it. Have I have some people are getting upset me because I'm. Talking about how crazy out of this I now that's not saying don't just don't even go there because you'll never make everyone -- fly here's why I just got a text message today 787 Hamas. That says you know it. Dude girls wear less when it's hot case closed. He likes the hot now you call something that's you we're less and that's when I get yeah yeah I know that's why it's that I like the called -- regulate -- more clothes on yes. But -- -- I don't know there's no matter how long you know we live here if we ever be used to they. Now I -- I you know yogi is a call I don't think he's the hot and ended that shouldn't matter is the human body likes temperatures between about 65 and 75 -- down -- everyone to live in San Diego. There you let's all move there but the problem if it. What energy in order to join the San Diego whether you have to live in. San Diego that you don't get it here right you're right to live in New Orleans yes that was more important yeah I well I'm I'm willing to pay the price of sweating it out to enjoy the wonderful things. Doesn't that doesn't make October so much when finally when we get some of those first false fronts. You know I mean just think about you appreciated so much more don't you that if it's nice all the data -- -- -- -- always beautiful weather we would appreciate it when I was. NIC re coming from so what's your preference hot -- cold. I'm gonna go cold damp could -- I don't but I I realized that we're gonna have polar opposite views you know out Bear's status some folks love the heat and more power -- That is -- xmas today seventy tenets that you do complain a lot. He happens tonight I -- -- my went -- number I -- my wife's gonna ever know it's not a. It's expected zero and a lot about that I. And I do we can go on FaceBook and and -- thought to deal I now and I. And I cheered from people and I gigantic -- he must thank -- -- human. -- -- lavender and from the channel -- whether senator sports time now. Oh man and then you're you're agreeing on me yes. Another segment says it's as hot as a fox and a forest fires. I've never been a box have -- -- -- forest fire but I can imagine yeah well it gets too hot for Shaq. Rarely does this get out of the kitchen and talk more about that coming up after all your sports this morning let Christian get good morning Rick. Good morning -- entering his fifteenth season in the NFL free -- safety Darren Sharper says he wants to come back to New Orleans once the NFL lockout ends. Sharper talk about the owner imposed -- out into the players and owners are playing with fire when it comes the fan loyalty no doubt. -- that have. The -- upcoming season I think we'll pretend that's there. Then fill it. The small group of NFL owners huddled with commissioner Roger Goodell in Chicago to talk -- the league's labor situation. On Wednesday two days before the league and players are scheduled to return a fourth. ESPN's John Clayton has more. I try to rethink strategies see if there's anything to do you know that there's going to be the hearing in the eighth Circuit Court coming up on Friday. The eighth Circuit Court will hear the owners appeal of a ruling in joining a lock out tomorrow in the Saint Louis tonight is game two of the NBA finals. Miami leads the series over Dallas after taking game one on Tuesday night. Yahoo! sports' NBA writer Marc spears says don't -- he champs just yet. And everybody used to accommodating when there's a long way to go pinned. There's also good games he's played three straight games. Potentially in the hours. The big catch this Shaquille -- announced he's called -- a career after nineteen years in the NBA the former LSU tigers spent time with six different teams. His former coach at LSU dale brown says -- I love Baton Rouge. And I'd like to be bad that three year -- Louisiana. He said -- issue and in Baton Rouge just three greatest years of my life. O'Neal was a two time SEC player of the year at LSU and was the NCAA men's basketball player of the year in nineteen anyone. He also won four NBA titles and was a fifteen time all star selection the searches on relish use new pitching coach says coach Paul skipper pulmonary. I'd like kids act sooner than later quite frankly and I wouldn't be at all surprised if by the end of next week we had a pitching coach John. On board. David -- brewery resigned from his. Pitching coach position with the tigers on Tuesday. South Carolina football coach Steve Spurrier has introduced a plan to pay players spurs proposal would give seventy players 300 dollars every game for expenses. But he does acknowledge that the plan probably won't go very far with the SEC. And the NCAA today at four on WWL. Joined Bobby Hebert and Deke Bellavia live from Oceana and a French Quarter as the candidate and big chief kick off are we want pro football campaign. I'm Kristian -- and in Asia early look at sports. Ten minutes in front of 6 AM the early edition of WWL first news -- Kristian -- hanging out on your radio both. So what do you think who have the heat continued to bring the heat in Miami tonight third is do the mavericks' pick up a game here on the road. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- They're able to close out their opponents have been able to do any trouble that all season they have post post season they've been phenomenal and it in their defense is really stepped up compared to the regular season. And Dirk Nowitzki is a little banged up we'll see how palace. He has got a torn tendon in his left middle finger and of course he does like she left in his hometown Tommy he's not just a one handed player -- go right or left and we'll see how that affects -- but I I like -- question like Miami again. All right now name -- pick up game to be still think it's may go seven games. They announced that they got into the folk dance event that may cut it short they have cutting things short keel O'Neil. Has cut his career short now we hasn't cut -- career short the fifteen time all star who played Orlando. LA the lakers Miami Phoenix Cleveland and Boston a 161000. Over his nineteen year career has announced that he is going to retire at the age of 39. Is this threat way to do it do they -- you just can't. Play anymore I think it's really up to that particular player but I mean I think you know is it the whole argument of do you tarnish your legacy like no Brett Favre Shaquille O'Neal RD maybe a guy like John -- art art and not jump and does not John Elway Joe Montana or do you do like John Elway go out on top. I think in in Jackson says he by could have retired about four years ago three years ago. And instill obviously would be an NBA all Famer. The fifteen time all star selection 14 NBA titles. His heyday was when he was who came up start with Orlando they went LA and they won another championship with the heat their first championship with Dwyane -- so what do you think -- go out on top or should -- play until they just won't let him play anymore I guess you -- -- -- -- To hockey players on his Lampe you know put on the uniform. Take the money Enron I'm his long it's just like anything any job with they'll keep you around. As they've been around for you know 2030 years stay around and I T going to be aired there on the news and sports the sports news I should say and so. You can barely see them until they definitely out the door so when -- actually physically carry you out of here to get you off the radio yes that they didn't. Mean look if as long as I can see it as long as -- can play is sound -- analogous stuff. You know all will I'll stay here until late. Physically pick me up out of this chair in kick me throw me out the door. I am gonna come around do that right now. Now Ono will let just barely able will be fight now and then fight -- -- scrap Paula yeah absolutely and I like -- -- -- some of the listeners are -- with me this morning. Hotel and didn't know any amount beyond pound share one with you're gonna like this one eyes are you gonna wind like this every morning for the next three months. Someone just text the only candidate you'd never make it in lawn care. I know I would that's why I'm sitting in the air conditioning in the radio station at the top I'm not go full another earful over cut want to thank you for doing it. But no you're and I would make it. I would melt. I want to pick up finish and -- -- -- -- like you I want you -- having not realize you're having -- I don't have any mental problem. Thank you Christian you welcome I can't wait talking again -- fifteen minutes of more sports here at WWL. Mark the text messages that folks are sending me about this. -- and whether I should just shut up and sweated out or not coming up next I'll take a look at your forecast could break more records today but. Guess I should tell you its record hot out there because I should stop complaining about the -- right in the -- -- I'm -- Carolina. Yes I think guys know I'm not gonna wind like this every morning for the next three months stance to that text message to reduce candidates 7870 -- some of them my side. I always used as a text message to those who don't think it's too hot too early begs the question. Wrong with the people thank you see it. About evenly split on whether I should stop complaining about the weather well let's just talk about it then as we get the forecast from channel four meteorologist Laura but now. Funniest sun around today and -- boost Temps up to about 96 later on probably coming close to those records rain chances -- 10% tonight's lows dropping to 76. -- for Friday more heat 9410%. Range chance. Saturday 92 and a 20% chance for a few showers British helpful weather center and the urologists are about tell. I -- another day at 83 degrees uptown 84 degrees on the lake front paid bicycle on an -- right 78 degrees. The start your day and slide down. I'm -- go to those viewers that was may complaining about the weather this witness the -- upset about it don't complain about it as well.