Afternoon Update: Obama, Anthony Weiner and birthday cake

By: Joe Soprano

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I have to apologize to my loyal readers.

The Afternoon Update has been MIA for the last week. With the holiday last week, I was pulled in several different directions and just couldn’t find time to write the note.

You know what they say, a content coordinator’s work is never done.

But I’m back today, so let’s get right into it.

In case you haven’t heard, President Obama will address the nation at 9 p.m. tonight.

Obama, of course, will address the situation in Syria.

What it means to you? If your plans for the night centered around watching The Bachelor, America’s Got Talent or So You Think You Can Dance, you need to find something else to do.

And while we are on the subject of Syria, staff writer Bill O’Boyle tells us that U.S. Rep Lou Barletta opposes U.S. intervention in Syria.

All this can could be a mute point as Syria has agreed to give up its chemical weapons.

Still you will be missing your television shows tonight.

CASEY ON THE HOTSEAT? A national environmental group is none to happy with Sen. Bob Casey. The group held a press conference outside the senator’s office on Tuesday to talk about how U.S. power plants are contributing to global warming and green house gasses.

Evidently, the group is not happy with the senator’s voting record on the issue.

Staff writer Jon O’Connell will have the story.

THE WEINER RACE. No, I’m not talking about the one during Pittsburgh Pirates games.

I’m refering to the primary race for New York City mayor.

Anthony Weiner and friends — as assistant city editor Mark Jones described the race — will learn their fates tonight.

Polls close at 9 p.m. Keep an eye on for the results.

LIONS BRACE FOR UCF. Staff writer Derek Levarse will have reports on what Penn State coach Bill O’Brien and Central Florida coach George O’Leary had to saw to the media today.

The two teams will meet Saturday at 6 p.m. in Beaver Stadium in what promises to be Penn State’s toughest challenge in the early season.

And speaking of college football, you may want to check out Sports Illustrated’s report on Oklahoma State University’s program. SI alleges everything form cash payment to players to recruits being plied with sexual favors.

EXTREME CAKING 101. If you happen to know anyone whose birthday is coming up (my birthday is Sept. 19), you will want to check out Wednesday’s Taste section.

The featured story tells you how to make cakes like they do on Cake Boss. And who doesn’t love cake (I certainly do).

So if you know anyone whose birthday is coming up (again you do, my birthday is Sept. 19), be sure to check out the story and give a shot at making your own extreme cake (I prefer angel food).

Well, that’s it for today. As always, if you have a complaint, comment, question or just want to know how to get me that cake, call me at 570-829-7164 or email me at

Have a good night.

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