CNN Radio News Day: February 1, 2013
People stand outside the entrance of the US Embassy in Ankara just after a blast on February 1, 2013.
February 1st, 2013
04:34 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: February 1, 2013

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(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day.

  • A suicide bomber set-off explosives at the U.S. embassy compound in Ankara, Turkey Friday. U.S. officials are calling the blast a terrorist attack, which killed the bomber along with a Turkish security guard working at the gate. A journalist was wounded and is in critical condition. CNN's Ivan Watson says the suspect is identified as a member of an outlawed leftist terror group:

" There is no shortage of groups inside Turkey who have an ax to grind, against either or both, the U.S. and Turkish governments."       

  • The Baltimore Ravens play in the Super Bowl this weekend. They're one of many examples in sports history of teams that relocated from another city. There could be another entry soon, as the NBA's Sacramento Kings are rumored to be headed to Seattle. Franchises moving, or threatening to move, is a long-standing tradition. Neil deMause writes about sports business and co-authored the book 'Field of Schemes.'  He says there's plenty of calculation behind team owners' threats to relocate:

"One of the ways that you can increase profits is by getting somebody else to build you a new arena or stadium. And one way that the team owners have found success at doing that is to threaten to move." FULL POST

February 1st, 2013
10:00 AM ET

Looking for a better stadium deal

By Edgar Treiguts, CNN

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(CNN) - This Sunday, the Baltimore Ravens face the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl. The Ravens are just one of many examples in professional sports of franchises that pulled up roots and relocated.

The Ravens are the old Cleveland Browns, who left Ohio in 1996 for Baltimore and changed their name.

Franchises have threatened to move until getting what they wanted from their home city. And that trend is likely to continue.


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February 1st, 2013
06:56 AM ET

CNN Profiles: 'Blind Side' mom goes to the Super Bowl

Hosted by Michael Schulder

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(CNN) - Leigh Anne Touhy is not Sandra Bullock. Touhy is the real thing.

Nothing against Bullock. She deserved her Oscar for best actress in the film adaptation of Michael Lewis’s football masterpiece, The Blind Side.

But Leigh Anne Touhy, as you’ll discover if you listen to our conversation on this edition of CNN Profiles, is bigger than the big screen. Even on radio.

The movie, The Blind Side, focused on the decision by Touhy and her white Memphis family to adopt a teenage African-American boy from a housing project called, Hurt Village.

Sunday, Touhy’s adopted son, Michael Oher, will be playing in his first Super Bowl. Number 74. Baltimore Ravens.


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February 1st, 2013
05:30 AM ET

Grand Central turns 100

By Steve Kastenbaum, CNN

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(CNN) – New York’s Grand Central Terminal turns 100 years old today. The iconic train station on Manhattan’s 42nd street remains a popular destination for commuters and tourists alike. Three-quarters of a million people pass through the majestic building everyday.

[2:13] “It is not only beautiful and an architectural treasure as you can see, but it is an enormously well functioning room,” said Peter Stangl, Chairman of the Grand Central Terminal Centennial Committee.