August 28th, 2013
01:13 PM ET

"Oh, Sweet Lorraine" – Man Declares A Lifetime of Love

In today's edition of the good stuff, a 96-year-old man submits lyrics for a love song about his recently deceased wife to a local contest and a musician helps the tune go viral.

CNN's Chris Cuomo reports. 

Fred Stobaugh, from Peoria, Illinois, lost his wife after almost 73 years of marriage.

Six weeks later, he submitted the story of their love and the lyrics "Sweet Lorraine, I wish we could do all the good times all over again" to a local singer/songwriter contest from Green Shoe Studio.

Musician Jacob Colgan jumped in to help turn the lyrics into a full-fledged song and the love ballad is now at the top of the iTunes chart.

To hear part of the song and see Stobaugh's reaction to the final product, WATCH THE VIDEO ABOVE.

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August 28th, 2013
01:09 PM ET

George Zimmerman's Wife Faces Perjury Charge

The road out of the spotlight is still long for the Zimmerman family.

Shellie Zimmerman, the wife of the man acquitted in the killing of Trayvon Martin, appears in court today to address a perjury charge for lying about the family's finances during a bond hearing in a Sanford, Florida, court last year.

CNN's Pamela Brown reports.

According to the prosecution, phone conversations between the spouses reveal how they were able to conceal thousands of dollars.

In one exchange:

GEORGE: In my account do I have at least $100?

SHELLIE: In his account do you have at least $100? No.

GEORGE: How, how, how close am I?

SHELLIE:  There's like $8. $8.60 cents or something.

The state believes the small amounts of money the couple spoke of were actually code for much larger sums pouring in from supporters.

Just days after the bond hearing, Shellie transferred $74,000 into her account.

George's defense team is also now asking the state of Florida to reimburse at least $200,000 to pay for court costs.

WATCH THE VIDEO to see why Zimmerman's lawyers say they should be paid.

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August 28th, 2013
12:50 PM ET

D.C. Going for Olympic Gold in 2024

The latest announcement from Washington has less to do with politics and more with racing to victory.

The city plans to make a bid to host the 2024 summer Olympics.

“The nation's capital has a long way to go to fulfill its Olympic dreams, this is almost the equivalent of a primary election,” reports CNN's Athena Jones.

“Of the 35 U.S. cities that received an invitation to be considered, D.C. is one of the few still in the running. The U.S. Olympic Committee will decide which one will be its main candidate for 2024.”

DC 2024 President Bob Sweeney says, "Washington D.C. is the only global capital that has never hosted the Olympic Games yet, and it's our turn."

The D.C. 2024 campaign is touting venues already in place to host events, as well as its large public transportation system and security network, to show it has the caliber to host.

"Washington is one of the most secure cities in the world already. We are protected every day,” Sweeney says.

But with Rome, Paris and Doha all vying for the games, the worldwide competition is stiff.

Win or lose, however, going for the gold will be costly.

“New York and Chicago each spent approximately $10 million for their failed bids. And costs would skyrocket for D.C. if chosen to host the 2024 games,” Jones says.

The total estimated cost is between $3 and 5 billion.

Expenses aside, in recent years, the cityscape has been evolving with new developments all around.

Jones says, “Winning the Olympics would be a feather in the cap for a city many say is booming.”

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August 28th, 2013
12:38 PM ET

Federal School Lunch Program Going Downhill?

A healthy school lunch program from the federal government is causing major problems for schools across the country.

“It just seems that when kids are used to tacos and French fries, giving them whole wheat spaghetti and steamed broccoli just isn't cutting it,” says CNN's Elizabeth Cohen.

“The nation's new healthier school lunches, championed by First Lady Michelle Obama, are packed with more fruits and vegetables, but they're getting a failing grade from some students.”

And schools say this is costing them dearly.

“Several school districts are dropping out of the government-subsidized lunch program after just one year because they say students are rejecting the healthier fare.”

Teresa Thayer Snyder, Superintendent of Voorheesville Central School District in upstate New York, says it became clear it wasn’t cost effective for her district to continue participating in the program. The district says it lost $30,000 dollars in three months.

“The children didn't have options. They had to take what was there, and it's not what they wanted to eat. So frequently they stopped buying lunch from us,” explains Snyder.

Federal health officials say the vast majority of schools are meeting the new guidelines that set limits on calories, salt and fat.

Limits which some kids in the country consider too harsh, many of them opting to bring food from home.

Officials released a statement saying, "We also encourage the very few eligible school districts that have chosen not to participate in the program to take steps to ensure all children will still have access to healthy, affordable meals during the school day."

Fewer than one percent of schools indicated that they are dropping out of the program and they say their lunches are healthy.

Snyder says, “We feel we have attracted back many students who had stopped buying lunches and we have many students excited about eating at school.”

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