Top 5 stories for Tuesday: A-Rod ruling coming today?
A-Rod discipline coming today?
The ax didn’t fall on Alex Rodriguez on Monday, which has left many observers predicting that Tuesday could be the day that Major League Baseball announces its discipline against the Yankees slugger and other players who allegedly acquired performance-enhancing drugs from a South Florida clinic. Reports have suggested A-Rod could be facing anywhere from a 100-game suspension to a lifetime ban. A-Rod has denied that he received PEDs from the Biogenesis and will reportedly fight any suspension.
Fallout from soda ruling
Mayor Michael Bloomberg will move toward filing another appeal after a second court ruled against his proposed ban on large sugary drinks Tuesday. Bloomberg vowed to take the case to New York’s Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court. A four-judge appeals panel Tuesday said that “the Board of Health failed to act within the bounds of its lawfully delegated authority.” Expect the ruling to be a hot topic of discussion on the mayoral campaign trail.
Candidates talk education, arts
Several mayoral candidates will discuss the future of education and the arts during a forum Tuesday evening. John Catsimatidis, Bill de Blasio, John Liu, Joe Lhota, Christine Quinn, Bill Thompson, Sal Albanese, Adolfo Carrion Jr., George McDonald and Erick Salgado are confirmed participants at the event, which begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Cowin Center at Columbia Teachers College.
Pataki jury deliberates
A jury will continue to deliberate Tuesday in a Manhattan civil trial that alleges former Gov. George Pataki unlawfully sent more than 100 convicted sex offenders to psychiatric hospitals after their sentences had been completed. Pataki has argued that he was acting within his powers as governor when his administration enacted a law that required sexual offenders to pass a psychiatric screening as they neared the end of their prison terms.
Motown in Staten Island
A small part of Staten Island will be transformed into Motown on Tuesday night when Tappen Park hosts a Motown revue paying tribute to iconic artists such as The Temptations, The Supremes and Marvin Gaye. The free SummerStage concert, which also includes a performance by Felix Hernandez’s Rhythm Revue, begins at 7 p.m.