Here are the highlights from Monday’s Headlines on Dennis & Callahan with Kirk Minihane, John Dennis and Gerry Callahan. To listen to the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.
– The situation continues to get worse in Ferguson, Missouri, more than a week after African-American teen Michael Brown was shot to death by a white Ferguson police officer.
“What’s going on in Ferguson?” Callahan asked.
Joked Dennis: “A Market Basket is closing down in Ferguson, I think.”
In an effort to quell the rioting and unrest in the St. Louis suburb, Missouri governor Jay Nixon ordered in the National Guard on Sunday night. Protestors have shot at and thrown Molotov cocktails at police during the many riots and standoffs in the aftermath of Brown’s death.
Said Dennis: “I threw a snowball at a cop car once, that’s as bad as I got.”
– An experienced skydiver died Sunday morning in an accident at the Skydive Pepperell Center.
Daniel Pelrine, 37, an ironworker from Mattapan, was pronounced dead at the scene by responding paramedics.
“Why don’t people listen to me? That’s suicide, going there to skydive,” said Callahan, who recounted a bad experience he had with the company.
“It is something that’s never had an ounce of appeal to me. … What’s the upside?,” Minihane asked.
“The upside is that it’s exciting,” Callahan responded.
“What’s the downside?” Minihane added.
“You can die,” Callahan said.
– In an accident over the weekend, 27-year-old Corey Griffin died Saturday after diving off of a building and into the water at Straight Wharf in Nantucket.
Griffin, who was in Nantucket to raise money for ALS awareness and his close friend Pete Frates‘ fund, had raised $100,000 to fight the disease before his tragic death.
“He was a fun-loving guy whose heart was in the right place,” Callahan said.
Callahan continued: “I’ve done much dumber things than that, and he sounds like an awesome guy and it’s so friggin’ sad.”