And minutes after 5 AM it's the early edition of WWL first news on this September 14 2011. Hey it's already hump day welcome no -- today that sounds good and the day before LSU football yeah a little treats. Yeah Thursday night LSU football. Now apparently the fans aren't -- Psyched about it really is the travelling fans -- zealous judge to give a couple thousand tickets fact they did want to go to stark Vegas. Cut. -- look at the map -- there where is this dark film. Nowhere near an interstate nowhere near major highways kind of often -- no -- you have to stay a couple of hours a way where they have some casinos and -- a -- trial -- -- a couple of hours away -- and Netflix thing in Baton -- to medical reporters that the -- is secluded He has so they gas but nonetheless I'm sure that. All policy fans will be -- that number listening to it on the radio watching it on tell -- man and enjoying their two top 25 teams battling. One another maybe the economy has something to do it then maybe. Folks can take time off of work to travel to start they'll take us Thursday Friday says -- now He can't do it requires really afford a shot -- and you know how close to it how about these new numbers from the US census -- American households now average. Less than fifty. Thousand dollars out of combined income you know everybody in the house so -- mom and dad work him yet. And anybody else -- that is important now tonight is still in my house -- the entire house and they're more and more kids eleven and I'll be grown kids. The entire household income. The media for US homes in 2010. 49445. Dollars less than fifty granite. To feed it and cloak room and entertain and -- roof over the head of an entire year family. A 2.3 percent decline from 2009. Meanwhile the number of people living in poverty. Is that a 52 year highs and that's only because they've only been keeping records for 52 year exactly so it may be even more than that but -- A number of people. Living in poverty is approaching fifty million in the US and they define poverty. As it's kind of a complicated. Yeah formula it's a -- mix up but. -- -- Get it dead but I think it's about for a family of four was -- 21000 dollars or something you have for family for -- a sold. And individuals like 111000. -- That's a lot of people have been below that poverty line who lot of people not bring in home fifty grand for an entire family yeah. Now on the world wide scale were amongst the riches richest people anywhere but. You know we don't live in Cambodia or -- Places like that you know when and then on the other end of the scale we have some people that are doing quite nicely thank you yes well I haven't what is that number -- -- smaller all time together. The -- may be getting richer -- the -- rich. Which brings whatever time I talk about a tax cut or whatever I think there's a big sigh of relief from that middle class. Because they need every extra dollar they can get to fifty grand enough for our entire family filed. And most people -- make its fifty day. Most families not people. Doesn't this month is a now dead as the entire family not -- -- guys if you had to add new and fifty and mom maybe 25. Then then your steps and they're restoring it anyway at a liquor yeah I don't know less than fifty grand per household in the US. Most of us are making less than fifty grand as a household right now more than half. Mile. Think -- By fourteen we'll talk more about this coming up here on WW element. -- thanks. Less than fifty grand do you need fifty grand -- for -- family of -- family of six whatever this family is her family is. Wesson fifty grand enough to make it on while and we'll talk about the Aussie tigers the saints getting ready for the bears will be to forecast right after this. The only radio station that listens to you the news talk and sports leader. The big 871053. WWL FM and WWL dot com. Fifty grand is still a struggle between the house wife and kids says one person text messaging us today it's 78780. -- -- makes 65 K year my wife makes 57 K a year. I feel like we are only a hair above the poverty line. You know folks however much money you make. I find that's how much money you spend whether you make twenty grand or 200 grand. The more you make the more you spend you get a bigger rounds to get a nicer car -- eat better meals you take bigger vacations. It's amazing how the end of the month almost nobody has any money -- and always feels like they're struggling to survive. Even as they make more which is -- please why -- -- I've got all kinds of money they'll be all right but they've probably got a massive mortgage a huge -- narrowed. And very little money in the bank if at all to even have a savings account. Very interesting more than half of American families now make it less than 50000 dollars combined. Household income. Your forecast from the channel or whether senator. Highs today will be warm 92 this afternoon and partly cloudy skies and tonight lows falling into the middle seventies for Thursday at 30% rain chance is a front moves then highs of ninety. And some drier air on Friday behind the front with highs of 86. British awful weather center and meteorologist Laura about. Tell like that drier -- idea because right now -- -- these are running close to 90% it's clear skies 75 degrees at the international airport in -- fog reported in Belle -- a quarter mile visibility -- and home on the -- -- are clear skies. 72 degrees at the National Weather Service office in -- -- -- Gosh I hope we can get him back for the Chicago games. We're that it all your scores on us. Wednesday morning we say hello Christian -- Hello David your favorite day of the week yes it is an area. One they say and in Chicago about Sunday's matchup between a bears and saints well -- save another Chicago Bears radio networks as the monsters of the midway defense. It's even tougher on the road. They just prevent you from getting the end zone and doesn't matter where you play I think actually the bears' defense. Think he's more successful when they go take into hostile environment on the road. The saints get back on the practice field -- they continue getting ready for Sunday's home opener. Against the Chicago Bears LSU Mississippi State are preparing for what should be a bruising physical game tomorrow night. LSU football fans tenets are LSU had its football and it's way excuse -- -- Mississippi State over the last decade. The tigers are going after their twelfth win over the bulldogs. In the last two SEC west foes hook up in star -- LSU running back Michael Ford says the past means nothing in this one. Last year the infidelity is -- we are. Chimneys and today we don't know anything about there's some new approaches game like developers gave a lot of well -- Kick off tomorrow night is set for 7 PM right here on WWL. The start of the NBA season has been thrown into doubt at their players and owners made no progress at a key labor meeting with no further talks are scheduled. Union executive director Billy Hunter says the players were prepared to make a significant financial move but founding owners unwilling to budge off of their positions. ESPN's Chris Broussard has the latest. Both sides left the meetings. Pretty pessimistic. And this season now will almost certainly not horrible and time. Training camps are scheduled to start on October 11 the NCAA plays Boise -- on three years probation and impose other sanctions of major violations. About a football program in other sports. The Broncos football program will be it will be able to offer nine fewer scholarships through this morning thirteen and 2014 season. Six fewer than Boise State Boise State's self imposed sanctions announced earlier this year. Today at four under -- to -- well it's the saints players show when Bobby -- Ports when He -- minutes after 5 AM in the early edition of WWL first says I do love Wednesday as I do love going behind enemy lines always interest Indy here. But the folks from the opposing teams. Journalistic community are saying and I don't like dat and pants and -- half after the bear is. Apparently according to their votes anyway I play better defense on the road prevent more points. On the road than they do and Soldier Field. That's a frightening prospect yeah. Apparently they play well and look you know the behind enemy behind enemy lines thing is -- know about what they're saying the fans are saying in the media saying. We don't really want talkative players are gonna find out what trying to get a pulse from the city that loophole that the saints are about the boy. Tired and that's frightening that if there's defense stiffened even more on the road. Then. Drew Brees and his core receivers. And the running backs better be ready to really turn it on and will Lance Moore be ready to turn it uninteresting on sports talk last night Lance Moore said. I'm feeling good and -- And -- DN good enough to play on Sunday we have to wait and see you can watch a video interview of Lance Moore with a big chief Deke Bellavia. At WWL dot com how important is it that we get platform steel -- -- -- -- There is significant when you consider that they would then go into that game the -- -- more valuable player who without their top two in my opinion they're tough whoever she resumed them beyond Devery Henderson. Whether -- game bright idea Robert Meachem last Thursday Robert Mitchum. Devery Henderson and in corn year old within also waging their that would factor in that. Good point is Adrian Arrington finally get a chance to show what he's got kind of wanted to do against the bears defense. You have a tough. If you -- -- is gonna get his shot in game that counts I don't know that I wanted to be against that -- tough. They're tough for -- -- offense their coverage. Guys are. Necessarily the the best and only obviously if -- get the initial injury report today we duplicate the final until Friday and right and we'll hear from Jay Cutler. The bears quarterback in coach Lovie Smith today as well. We gotta keep going. That direction. All right Chris vehicle tucked in about 25 minutes of the more sports or touch him or about LSU end the bulldogs of Mississippi State allowing you to back up in here. It would connect sportscaster on WWL take a look at your forecast after this. As New Orleans is still on the -- front old big 87105307. WWL dot com. He's got a text message today 7870. Americans are spoiled like comes in response to the new report that. American households are now bringing in less than 50000 dollars at most American households make less than fifty grand a year that's combined income for the entire household. What do you think are American spoiled because they're complaining that 50000 dollars in enough to live on you know it's nice message today it's only it's only does that mean a 190000. Dollars last year. And paid 70000. In taxes and there's another whole side of the story about your forecast. Warm and humid today will see partly cloudy skies and hype about 92 this afternoon and tonight look for lows dropping to 764. Years Thursday a front moves -- so a 30% chance for rain highs of ninety and Friday look for drier air and a high of 86. Pretty -- weather center Aaron meteorologist -- Cell -- 75 at the international airport 72 on the our show at the National Weather Service office in Slidell some fog and Beltre sent some fog. In a home on 46 million Americans are living below the poverty line it's about 22 grand for a family of four. Is that enough to live on for a family of four. The losing 50000 should be enough -- about 22000 of that amount that's poverty thank you gentlemen. I'm Dave -- coming up more on this report that that runs trying to market itself as a great place for guys and girls. Bachelor and bachelorette parties. And -- other Big Easy should be advertised. 37 minutes after 5 AM welcome to the early edition of WWL first is on his fourteenth of September 2011. And welcome to hump day near a good Wednesday morning to yes. So. You think that. Went to get to kids through high school and college. Or through high school and out into the workforce that you know hey you know if you're bills -- -- the house -- Are you around certainly make -- their own money may be neurotic college for sure right they're gonna get there -- job well beyond their their own groceries while couldn't ask you know and you know how it is when they're in the Nasr always -- money from you and stop. Not so fast there but He -- double up households -- what the United States Census Bureau is calling them continue to look at this. Survey that says not only does the average American household now make less than 50000 dollars a year. Not only do 46 point some odd million American households households. Make less than 22000. Dollars a year round. For a family of four they'll move. But. The check this out. 21 point eight million. Households are what they call double up households. That is defined as a household that includes at least one additional adult person AT and older. Who is not enrolled in school. And is not the household their spouse Brcko have attending partner of the household OK so this can be grown child -- security NB a friend the it can be roommates whatever it is might be grandma may be could be could be a mother -- purity grandparent. But 21 point eight million American households have at least one. Extra adults outside of the traditional family structure. In a household but double want DS and now of those. Five point nine million. Were 25 to 34 year. Soon kids coming back down to the -- I've tried to go laden and give give it their -- but. As we all know it's tough -- there and typical precisely assess the impact of doubling up on overall poverty rates in adults 25 to 34 living with their parents had an official poverty rate. -- point 4%. And numbers can be dizzying -- bottom line. Is don't know you can see the picture when He -- 122 million households now have an extra -- Whether to keep coming back a mother -- mom's father lost a friend of the family. Crashing on the couch because there on hard times whatever they can't. Can't paint the picture what's really how you're gonna you're if you're an extra room writing. And keep in mind in Louisiana the economy's better than in most places so what we experienced here. Is not as bad as what the rest of the country feel now we've been rolling our own dirty pretty well during this -- And I I did thank them affected you know I'm I'm planning but I do my financial planning. I expect all four kids to never leave and that way if any was just do they think it then NLV's I'll be pleasantly surprised down yet you'll realize having a big bonus sorry I got -- presume to judge your kids dread when they come back. Crude has insurers say the tough question and a hard one to answer and one that I know that mom's and dad's struggle where it should you charge your kid ran. The live at home. After a certain neighborhoods after eighteen at this -- do after college -- are now on the they wanna live there you go -- to keep -- them. Keep clothing on and I we draw the line down okay now pay for your food but -- clothes how -- that -- got -- -- -- -- -- -- car insurance they bring their friends over. Pork shouldn't look -- solitude 20 o'clock. But thought about that for the next morning minutes yet and it sounds good thank you David I think about climate tornadoes. Visibility around -- -- by the way get the very latest on that shootout that left -- policeman injured. I'm a single father with six kids and make 76000. Dollars sends a text message today 7870 and I still can't make it work. Americans are spoiled and an earlier text message are we spoiled. You feel sorry for a father of six to make 76000 dollars it is a yet again a man I totally get. Thanks me 7870 palm 9601870. Toll free 866889087. Because you can afford to wait and -- -- you can't afford not to listen. C news talk and sports leader the big 871053. WW LF and WWL dot com. Nearly six million Americans aged 45 to 34 now live with their parents according to the census -- -- make them pay rent. Yes says a text message today 7870 make them pay around otherwise they'll never be self reliant. Talk to another parent recently who said yes I make my kids pay rent if they come back but I take that cash I don't tell them. And I put it up and a special account and then when they're ready to move out I give it to them for a down payment so they can buy their own place I. I see. But I talked other parents say no way if you make them pay rent. They'll never have enough money. To feel like taking get out on their own and then they'll never leave what do you think folks should be six million -- kids who live with their parents. Be paying rent -- not. Other guys now -- nationally back into the ninety's in the much easier back let's go live and right to the channel for weather center it's a good -- -- And this meteorologist morrow but now. Oh yeah well we're trying to put you know the nice little -- -- -- and say well only be nine indeed. As we return you yeah it would work wouldn't be ninety's and maybe we would feel better about that but now you can't deny the ninety's. And the humidity. And well it's back to summertime right answer as I know I can't -- fill up a little bit. Reminiscent of Augustin and the scene and cave in -- I guess it could be worsening with some towns in Texas now been over a hundred degrees yeah. A hundred days yes that's and all to be worse yes yes brides. Now -- everything's relative and thank goodness we'll get some relative relief -- until the weekend and. We will -- that little front moves in tomorrow's elated by Friday feeling a little -- outside Friday and Saturday that's quite as refreshing as the last front and then -- really was here for awhile this this is going to be kind of a little noticeable. Difference overnight lows back into the sixties infinity 73 all right so little better and a little chance of rain when might we see the wet stuff. I think -- 30% chance tomorrow after -- -- not a great chance you know a lot of folks -- neither rain but there will be a few showers around and the tropics how they -- tropics are still quite subtropical storm Maria would just -- east of the Bahamas that this would no threat to any the United States it may come closer to coastal candidate may be around. New Finland over the weekend early next week but no threat to anyone here in the US. And that's sit around -- anything else in the Atlantic and Caribbean -- the -- can you believe it. I -- I I can't remember I am so happy to hear it and I hope that it lasts for just another month and a half percent yet we are you -- Maria I think we've had an -- named storms this year ain't that the truth and -- was just about as much as I wanna deal with me and 1 -- season I -- with you. Dirty dancing on doody could get some of New York's finest in trouble. And the police commissioner says He wishes his officers hadn't done some. Gyrating at the west Indian day parade. After a video posted online shows to male bully Thomas there's dirty dancing with the women into the chairs at last of the crowd. In. -- -- -- -- they're controlling the crowd but yeah hey maybe by being friendly with the crowd and you know getting. Involved they're sending the message they were good people and you -- You -- gave -- now. May think I don't know the police commissioner did -- not a usual processes to get caught up in the spirit of the event. All got stuff though it says she cops say if only event if Marty drives are probably the -- you know dance and have a good band as a player yeah. I think it says that kind of act I don't know undermined their authority made me you know they're they're here for tact in being control and I don't. Trouble them. You know having fun but maybe not on on DD and may be that dirty dancing maybe -- high. Medina dirty it -- -- -- your paint him up please officers like cats beads if people prone to and again good sports about it that they need take it too far. Got a job to do exactly thing to RRR I have a very Wednesday okay tomorrow we're gonna talk about this LSU Mississippi State game -- So we learn about tell on that tomorrow she's a Bulldog. Never felt felt. That's a lot faster Miami tomorrow NASCAR's. Need more now about what I needed more sports figures again. And Chicago they're pretty confident about the bears headed into Sunday's showdown with the saints in the superdome. Especially on defense -- Zaman of the Chicago Bears radio networks has the magic number for the bears is eighteen point. That's at least important Smith became appears that coach should 2004 when the bears or at least eighteen points. It's important -- As a day off yesterday the saints returned to practice field getting ready for the bears. They LSU tigers travel star -- today to battle Mississippi State tomorrow night in their SEC opener. Two years ago the tigers barely escaped -- -- -- with a victory sophomore defensive tackle Michael rockers was -- -- the true freshman next year. He remembers the atmosphere Davis wade stadium. You know the cow bell who is really. -- we know there's just been annoying you know men and bring them all. Games kick off tomorrow night is set for 7 PM right here. On WW well along the looks on the players' faces and the anger and deputy commissioner and and so -- his voice made it pretty obvious there was no progress Tuesday in talks to in the NBA lockout and with less than three weeks until training camps are set to open the latest setback might be a tough one. ESPN's Chris Broussard has more. I gave -- third fifth day. Maybe although I'm sure we'll talk Friday but He did say they would that necessarily meet the -- Lucy was fired on time are very slim. Today is day number 75 of the NBA lockout the NCAA placed Boise State on three years probation. And impose other sanctions for major violations by the football program and other sports. The Broncos football program will be able to offer nine fewer scholarships through the point thirteen point fourteen seasons six fewer than Boise State's self imposed. Sanctions announced earlier this year today at four under BWL it's saints players show Bobby Hebert and Deke Bellavia. And offensive lineman Zach -- live from looters in Metairie I'm crushing -- and that is -- early look at sports. -- 51. Here on WWL. And all right so -- smiles talking about this game. Or getting ready for the big game the bulldogs. And the tigers tomorrow or Thursday night affair and where is your gut on this one right now but I like to tires. The way they're playing on defense I think you know certainly State's office is good but this defense is drawing comparisons that of those seven defense that won a national title. -- You you like if he's still going to tell you despite all the offseason promised that all that crap that surround this team needs and to the L I think I put that behind still have. Real aspirations for a national time without a doubt without a doubt. Fantastic so you must like their chances this week to meet the number 25 team in Mississippi State I do -- -- -- -- -- amigo every time they've gone there. And every time but. Let their recent a couple of trips there hasn't been. Necessarily -- It's not easy but tigers however to an earlier official prediction from. The -- well I can't wait maybe LA you and -- battle it out. Going to lose a -- she'll lose the though while that's fine words. Plans more they think after him last night He had every WL and around. The meet tonight this early tomorrow clearly deferred until tomorrow it's daily practice today and Christie Garrett will be back in fifteen minutes was more sports here at WW out. I'm Dave -- no smoking in your home. The real way. What they which community is outlawing smoking in your own home after this. As New Orleans is freely Jumbo the big 871053. FM and WWL dot com. Few minutes in front of 6 AM please almost time for Bob DelGiorno to kick off for hours upon what you got for us mr. Bob. Well we're asking the question want to see America watching on TV the news these days -- the Nielsen ratings pretty interest April last week you might be. Wanna be aware of the fact that the number one on the watch television was the saints in the packers' game -- -- 27 point two million people -- Followed by the NFL cowboy jets game 25 point eight million people and number three football. Nice. Fourteen point nine million of that's not a -- NFL kickoff. Fourteen point seven. If you imagine if there hadn't been put off. Let's a lot of people -- what people are very good luck and you know people you know the new prime time more people watch TV at 9:15. PM and any other time during the day. -- -- -- -- Well a lot of folks in the television business is doing the news a lot earlier these days what blows the the reason for all of this weekend -- 9/11 terrorist death threats. Well our Homeland Security could explain yesterday needed -- parlance Arnold -- the FBI directors saying. That there's still. Trying to figure out or these threats came from. After Thursday's night Obama of president Obama's speech early -- Story and talk more about mr. about a million may come and talk and sports leader. They'll create -- seventy WWL New Orleans 1053 WWL a famine HD one -- -- New Orleans. And good. Dot com.