January 22 – Days of hope


Vallejo 7:30 AM

I’m in a Chevrolet Trailblazer with a sunroof.  We move along enjoying Friday light even on a wet sluggish day like this and soon approach a gray and wet Bay Bridge.  Only in a large vehicle like this can I peer over the old  bridge to see the work on the new bridge and there it is – coming along.  Today we learn that many of the steel structures for the new bridge will soon arrive – from China.  This, after nearly a year’s delay and an uncomfortable history of Chinese lead-filled toys, killer Chinese Pet Food, tainted cosmetics, and just recently, toxic-laden children’s jewelry at Wal Mart.  But we have hope that this time they will get it right.

Hope is blooming in Haiti, after the miraculous recovery of 7 year old Kiki Joachin, pulled out of the rubble after over a week. The Haitians now wait and hope for food, water and medical care.

State Senator George Miller on KCBS radio tells us not to give up hope on the Health Care Reform Bill, in spite of this week’s Senate election in Massachusetts (Republican Scott Brown filling Senator Ted Kennedy’s seat).

And KCBS weather promises at least one day this weekend of no rain – maybe a little sun if we’re lucky.

After all, it’s Friday, and after this wet week that is something indeed.

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