“The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” -Franklin D. Roosevelt Always FREE! Your source for local news and entertainment INSIDE... June 24 - 25, 2020 • Vol. 1, Issue 102 Daisy Award: Cox Branson recognizes three nurses. Page 2 Frogging season: Starts June 30. Page 8 Demonstrators clash on Hwy. 76 in Branson on Sunday afternoon. (Branson Globe photo by Jay Mejia) Black Lives Matter clashes with Dixie defenders on 76 Strip By Jay Mejia Special News Correspondent Two steel rails of a handicap ‘God help us’: Act against Wallace at Talledaga. Page 12 WEATHER...page 12 Highs around 90. Chance of showers and storms on Sunday. ramp outside the Dixie Outfitters store on Father’s Day became battleground central for race relations between blacks and whites in Branson, and America at large. On a Sunday marked to honor men who raise families, tensions boiled. Demonstrators stood on both sides of the steel rail barriers taunting counter demonstrators. A video captured a woman, Kathy Jenkins of Branson, spewing hateful words and invoking the Ku Klux Klan. The video has since gone viral on social media, painting Branson, a tourist mecca, as a racist town, Jenkins’ Facebook page is still up. She’s been receiving dozens of hate posts from across the country. Apparently her daughter tried to apologize, saying their mistake was saying anything in front of a camera. “Although occasionally emotions were raised, demonstrators were cooperative with Branson Police in efforts to maintain a peaceful event,” a City of Branson spokesperson for the police department said. “There were no arrests made during the demonstration.” On the sidewalks and grassy slope overlooking the store in the 1800 block of W. 76 Country Blvd. about 100 demonstrators made a cry of protest for Black Lives Matter, chanting slogans, banging drums and using bullhorns to argue loudly for social justice. “It’s time for change,” said Charlie Bahn of Aurora. “I am a white person who supports Black Lives Matter.” Protesters, one who declined to be identified, said they came to Branson to protest against the appearance of the Confederate flag and sales of its likeness on other items. SEE PROTEST, PAGE 3

2 • June 24-25, 2020 LOCAL Submitted to Branson Globe Each quarter, CoxHealth recognizes nurses who have provided outstanding care with DAISY Awards. The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses is presented in medical facilities throughout the United States to recognize the education, training, skill and compassionate care nurses provide. Patients, their friends and families, co-workers, physicians and volunteers may nominate a nurse for the award. Each recipient receives a bouquet of daisies, a commemorative pin for their ID badge, a small statue hand-crafted by a tribe in Zimbabwe and are featured on the national Daisy Foundation website. Here are the Branson honorees: most recent so appreciated the tender care and thoughtfulness that Rachel showed her. She loved her clean, scented hair and beautiful braids that Rachel gave her. Daniel Tennison, RN, Cath Lab Daniel was driving through Rachel Arington, RN. (Submitted to Branson Globe.) Rachel Arington, RN, Progressive Care Unit It took Rachel two different shifts to detangle a patient’s long and matted hair. She brought in special hair products and combs to make sure she did not hurt the patient. The patient his neighborhood when he came upon a woman who had fallen and cut her knee open. She was bleeding profusely and had gravel in her knee. Even though Daniel told her she may need stitches, she did not want to go to the hospital. Daniel offered her a ride to his house where he spent 45 minutes cleaning and dressing the wound. He explained to her how to care for her knee and what type of bandages are best to help her heal. He gave her his phone number to call if she ever needed help with it. She was very appreciative and felt reassured since he was a nurse at the hospital. Nikki Markes, RN, Ambulatory Infusion Center Daniel Tennison, RN. (Submitted to Branson Globe) bransonglobe.com CoxHealth recognizes DAISY Award winners in Branson A Cox Branson employee in Patient Access suffered a severe burn in her home and required surgery and extensive dressing changes at home. Nikki first took her home when she was discharged and would go after work and on her days off to the colleague’s home every time the bandage needed changed. Nikki noted that the employee was getting discouraged, so she encouraged Cox Branson staff to send cards and encouraging words to help the employee get through the difficult time. The employee is so grateful and says she feels like Nikki was sent by God. Would you like to recognize an exceptional nurse at Cox Medical Center Branson? It’s easy to do. Go to https://www.coxhealth.com/ patients-and-visitors/thank-employee/daisy-branson/ to access a nomination form. Have a news tip? Send it to us at info@ bransonglobe.com Nikki Markes, RN. (Submitted to Branson Globe)

bransonglobe.com LOCAL June 24-25, 2020 • 3 Photo by Jay Mejia, Branson Globe. Photo by Brandon Munson, Branson News & Weather. • PROTEST Continued from page 1 “To us, even though white,” the supporter I’m said, “seeing the Confederate flag is like seeking a flag with a swastikas on it.” In the parking lot below the store, a smaller but sizable group of counter demonstrators gathThe Mayor’s proclamation acknowledges the right of the people to freedom of speech, press and assembly as guaranteed by the First Amendment, and by the Missouri Constitution, and that hate speech in certain contexts may be constitutionally protected, it does not reflect the ered about the parking draped in the Confederate flag and listening to “Amazing Grace on the bagpipes, or alternating country and Western or Southern rock. Others stayed in their cars or trucks festooned with Confederate stars and bars. “It’s not about Black Lives Matters,” one protester said. “All lives matter.” Branson community as a whole. The If there is any chance for a path to peace to be remotely possible, one glimmer of hope showed through. A southern woman came over from the Dixie side and crossed the barrier to greet the Black Lives Matter demonstrators. Her message was clear and simple: “Hello and Happy Father’s Day.” Mayor’s Proclamation promoting unity and condemning hate speech proclamation continues: “Whereas, the people of Branson are welcoming, open and neighborly citizens and have a strong moral background with servants’ hearts and a spirit of hospitality; Now therefore, I, E. Edd Akers, Mayor of the City of Branson, Missouri hereby proclaim that we are committed to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all citizens and visitors to our community who have a love for the Ozarks and for the things that make Branson and our community unique.” Photo by Brandon Munson, Branson News & Weather. Ruger is a 12 week old mini Meet RUGER, Our June Pet of the Month www.turtlecreekbranson.com Australian Shepherd. He has two modes play, play, play, or sleep. Ruger is very smart, sometimes too smart for his own good. He loves most people and kids but doesn’t quite know what to think of other dogs yet. info@turtlecreekbranson.com

4 • June 24-25, 2020 OPINION By Pat Lamb There may be no better time than Independence Day for parents to instill in children the attitude and feeling of patriotism. As children experience the beautiful fireworks displays and understand that the same thing is happening throughout our nation, they can’t help but think about what it means to be living in America. Adults need to take advantage of this “teachable moment” to encourage the feeling of pride for country and help the children understand, as much as possible, the cost paid for our freedom by our forefathers. Kim Rohde Publisher (417) 872-2951 lkimrohde@yahoo.com Brenda Meadows Editor & Staff Writer (417) 231-7601 info@BransonGlobe.com David Stoltz News Correspondent (228) 355-2900 itcdls@gmail.com Gary Groman, a.k.a. The Ole Seagull Columnist Emeritus Rob Doherty Account Representative & Distribution Manager (504) 583-8907 robd@bransonglobe.com Karen Halfpop Digital/Production Director production@ BransonGlobe.com Submit a letter to the editor: Letters to the editor that are sent via e-mail and are fewer than 400 words are given preference. Published or unpublished letters become the property of the newspaper and will not be returned. All letters must include name, address, and verifiable phone number. One way to give a better understanding of our forefathers is to check the Internet for information regarding some of those individuals. Children will be interested to learn about some of the inventions of Ben Franklin. He invented bifocals, the lightning rod, a grasping tool, and even a musical instrument using glasses filled with different amounts of water. He designed a ship with compartments so that if one compartment sprung a leak, the leak could not sink the ship. Only two of Thomas Jefferson’s six children survived into adulthood. He had specific instructions as to what he wanted on his tombstone. He wrote a political pamphlet in which he stated, “The God who gave us life gave us liberty at the same time: the hand of force may destroy but cannot disjoin them.” He dea teacher to help the children learn to respect authority of our government when they hear so much criticism from parents, grandparents, and others. bransonglobe.com Train Up a Child: Instilling patriotism in children When children hear Pat Lamb. (FILE) signed his home, Monticello, in detail and had it built on property inherited from his family. At the age of 16, George Washington helped survey Shenandoah lands. He was very interested in western expansion of our country. It will fascinate children to learn that he invented wooden false teeth. parents say, “They are all a bunch of crooks!” they wonder why, then, are they supposed to obey laws made by those “crooks”. It was a real struggle in my GED classes to get students to understand that our government is “we”, not “they”. We need to be very careful to discuss policies of our government without “badmouthing” the people making those policies. It is very difficult in times of frustration to separate what our politicians do from who they are. We are commanded in the Bible to pray for our leaders and we should do just that. Instead of venting our anger to those around us, we need to be finding ways to make the changes that we believe are needed in a respectful way. Our country has had many problems since its beginning. We need to help our children join us in praying for our country and deciding how we can be the best citizens possible. AREA ENTERTAINERS • SILENT AUCTION It has been said that we always see pictures of him with his mouth closed because of his wooden false teeth. There are many, many interesting things to learn about our founding fathers and our country if we just take the time to explore with the children. A visit to the library will uncover many interesting books for the children to read during the summer months. It is easy to develop an appreciation of the past history of our country. What is not so easy is to develop a feeling of appreciation for our country now. It is difficult as BransonGlobe Your source for local news and entertainment Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. info@BransonGlobe.com • Phone: (417) 334-9100 • Fax: (417) 334-3767 • 1447 US Hwy. 248, Suite EE, Branson, MO 65616 BransonGlobe.com @BransonGlobe BransonGlobe @BransonGlobe #Branson Globe

bransonglobe.com LOCAL Update on COVID-19 outbreak at Tequila’s 2 Staff Reports The joint investigation by the Taney County Health Department and the Stone County Health Department of a COVID-19 outbreak associated with Tequila’s 2 restaurant in Branson continues. At this point in time, the restaurant remains voluntarily closed. This investigation involves only the Tequila’s location in Branson; the location in Branson West has no reported cases of COVID-19, and remains open. Known community exposure dates are June 10 through June 16. Currently, multiple known positive cases are associated with the restaurant, with cases spanning three counties. Close contacts of positive cases continue to be notified and quarantined. This investigation is in progress and more information will be released as it becomes available. If you have been to the restaurant during this timeframe, please monitor for COVID-19 symptoms. You do not need to quarantine or isolate at this time, but are being asked to monitor for symptoms and contact your healthcare provider if you begin experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms. TCHD recommends anyone the community in displaying COVID-19 symptoms to contact their healthcare provider and seek testing. Cox Health continues to offer free virtual visits using the code COVID, and can typically offer same day testing. TCHD continues to recommend face coverings, social distancing, and staying home when sick to slow the spread of COVID-19. Total cases in Taney County now stands at 33, with 18 still active. In Stone County, the total is up to 10 cases. For more information contact the Taney County Health Department at 417-334-4544, visit our website at www.taneycohealth. org. June 24-25, 2020 • 5

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bransonglobe.com LOCAL Fake doc signed patients’ medical pot paperwork SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — About 600 patients seeking authorization to purchase medical marijuana in Missouri had their paperwork signed by a fake doctor, officials say. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services said in a news release that there is no evidence to indicate the affected patients were aware the physician listed was not the physician who met with them. “It was a person/people impersonating a doctor,” Department of Health and Senior Services spokesperson Lisa Cox told the Springfield News-Leader in a text message. She said the department could not comment on who was being impersonated. The affected patients will be notified and given 30 days to submit a valid certificate before their license is revoked. The agency also said it has referred the case to the Attorney General’s Office and to the Missouri Board of Healing Arts for further action. “Through our many types of regulatory efforts, we remain watchful for any wrongdoing in order to protect Missourians,” said Dr. Randall Williams, director of DHSS. Nearly two-thirds of Missouri voters in November 2018 approved medical marijuana. Sales aren’t expected to begin until late summer at the earliest. Injured officer sues man who ran over him in Springfield SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Springfield police officer is suing the man who is charged with crashing a sport utility vehicle into him. Officer Mark Priebe, who sustained rib fractures and a spinal cord injury, filed the personal injury lawsuit Tuesday against 28-year-old Jon Tyler Routh, the reports. Court documents say Priebe tried to get Routh to stop his vehicle June 9 after Routh urinated on the front door of the police station but Routh accelerated and ran over Priebe. Another officer then shot Routh after he refused to get out of the vehicle. Routh, who is charged with assaulting a special victim and armed criminal action, told police at the scene “You guys knew you had this coming,” according to court documents. He was treated for his gunshot wound before he was taken to jail. The lawsuit said one of PrieSpringfield News-Leader be’s doctors has indicated that the officer will never be able to walk again. He was transported this past week to a Colorado hospital for physical therapy. Court documents say Routh sent someone a text message before the incident saying “I’m going to run a cop over I think.” An attorney for Routh has asked that he be examined by a psychologist. Help Support Branson local businesses @bransonlocalbusinesses.com June 24-25, 2020 • 7

8 • June 24-25, 2020 STATE By Jill Pritchard Courtesy of MDC JEFFERSON CITY Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages the public to discover nature this summer during frogging season. Beginning June 30 at sunset, through Oct. 31, those with a fishing permit or smallgame hunting permit may frog for bullfrogs and green frogs. The daily limit is eight frogs of both species combined and the possession limit is 16 frogs of both species combined. Only the daily limit may be possessed on frogging waters and bank of waters. MDC notes that daily limits end at midnight. Froggers who catch their daily limits before midnight and want to return for more frogging after midnight must remove the daily limit of previously caught frogs from the waters or banks before returning. The public can go frogging with a fishing or small-game hunting permit, but children 15 and under and residents 65-years and older are not required to have a permit. Those using a fishing permit may take frogs by hand, hand net, atlatl, gig, bow, trotline, throw-line, limb line, bank line, jug line, snagging, snaring, grabbing, or pole and line. With a small-game hunting permit, frogs may be harvested using a .22-caliber or smaller rimfire rifle or pistol, pellet gun, atlatl, bow, crossbow or by hand or hand net. The use of artificial light is permitted when frogging. The fun doesn’t have to end after catching frogs. Be sure to browse tasty recipes by visiting MDC online at https://short.mdc.mo.gov/ Zxz. Buy Missouri hunting and fishing permits from numerous vendors around the state, online at https://huntfish.mdc.mo.gov/ permits, or through MDC’s free mobile apps, MO Hunting and MO Fishing, available for download through Google Play or the App Store. MDC reminds the public that it is still critical to continue to heed all bransonglobe.com Make a splash this summer during frogging season recommendations for physical distancing, avoiding overcrowding, handwashing, and other public health measures during outdoor activities. Bullfrogs (pictured) and green frogs are legal game for those with valid permits. (MDC photo)

bransonglobe.com STATE JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -New data suggests that Missouri continues to miss out on the benefits of Medicaid expansion. According to a study released by the Missouri Foundation for Health, net new health care spending and the reduction of state government spending on MO HealthNet would generate a multitude of positive impacts on the state’s economy. Vice President of Health Policy with the organization Sheldon Weisgrau said an estimated increase of $2.5 billion in economic output for the state is just the beginning. “A $1.6 billion increase in gross domestic product and about a $1.1 billion increase in personal income,” Weisgrau said. “And the increase in personal income is about $500 for every Missouri Household.” The report also predicted an increase of 16,000-plus jobs between 2022 and 2026 if the state were to expand Medicaid under the 2014 Affordable Care Act to serve adults earning up to 138% of the federal poverty level. Weisgrau noted this research is consistent with the experiences of many of the 36 states that have adopted Medicaid expansion. He said the government pays 90% of the costs. “Missouri essentially has left money on the table all these years,” he said. “This program returns Missourians’ tax money to the state to be spent in the state on healthcare services.” He said the economic benefits of Medicaid expansion are just a beneficial side effect of a program that provides health care coverage. “More than 200,000 Missourians would gain health insurance coverage under Medicaid expansion,” Weisgrau said, “Which also leads to improvements in their health and mental health, improves our ability to work and keep jobs. The beneNOW OFFERING LEASE TO OWN OPTIONS 55+ Gated Master-Planned Community Located on Branson Hills Parkway in Branson, MO • Maintenance Free Living • Clubhouse • Discounted Membership at Branson Hills Golf Club • Amazing Location • Beautiful Valley Views fits really go across a lot of factors.” If approved by voters on August 4, Constitutional Amendment 2 would expand Medicaid in Missouri, extending coverage to roughly 230,000 adults. Opponents argue the program June 24-25, 2020 • 9 Report touts economic benefits of Medicaid expansion in Missouri is unsustainable and the cost of expansion would take away funding from other crucial budget areas. CALL NOW 417.239.0951 SummitRidgeBRANSON.COm

10 • June 24-25, 2020 STATE By Jill Pritchard Courtesy of MDC JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) wants to extend a big thank you to its volunteers for another year of hard work and dedication supporting conservation initiatives and helping to educate others about Missouri’s fish, forest and wildlife resources. “We so appreciate and value our volunteers,” said MDC Volunteer and Interpretive Program Coordinator Syd Hime. “These individuals are assets to the department as they connect with the public and help to educate them about Missouri’s natural resources.” More than 1,600 volunteers donate their time and energy to MDC through the Missouri Master Naturalist program, shooting ranges, nature centers, interpretive sites, Hunter Education programs, and through fishing instruction. Nearly 3,000 people volunteer as part of the Missouri Forestkeepers Network, which is a forest-health monitoring program that educates the public about tree-care and helps monitor forest health. Additionally, nearly 30,000 people volunteer their time helping to improve Missouri’s streams through the Stream Team program. During 2019, volunteers logged more than 250,000 hours in outreach efforts, citizen science, program support, and more. The current public health crisis has slowed current volunteer duties and opportunities, but some nature centers have gotten creative in connecting with their volunteers. “Last week, Runge Nature Center held a drive-thru social for our volunteers as a way to keep them engaged and to let them know the staff misses them,” explained Runge Nature Center Assistant Manager Becky Matney. “We usually have in-person monthly meetings with volunteers to provide updates on programs and events, but we haven’t had the chance to meet due to COVID-19. The drive-thru social was a way to lift their spirits, enjoy ice cream, and interact with staff and volunteers while also staying safe.” bransonglobe.com Dept. of Conservation volunteers log 250,000 hours in 2019 Staff at the Cape Girardeau Nature Center took a similar approach – only instead, nature center staff made the trek to volunteers’ front lawns to safely say hello and checkin from a distance. Though MDC isn’t recruiting new volunteers at the moment, there are ways to continue to support and connect with the outdoors, such as through citizen science. The public can help conservation efforts by downloading mobile apps such as iNaturalist or eBird and sharing their observations. These nature observations can be done as a solo endeavor out on a trail or with family in the backyard. “Though we’re currently limited in our recruitment and engagement with our volunteers, citizen science is a great way to donate your time to contribute to conservation efforts,” explained Hime. “We look forward to welcoming back our volunteers and to having more opportunities on the horizon.” For more information on citizen science or on activities you can do from your home, backyard, or neighborhood, visit https://short. mdc.mo.gov/Z7D. To find out more on the Missouri Stream Team program, visit http:// www.mostreamteam.org/. Volunteer Naturalist Angie Jungbluth works with kids at a pond-life exploration station during a Wetlands for Kids Day event last summer. (Photo by courtesy of Missouri Department of Conservation staff)

bransonglobe.com REGION June 24-25, 2020 • 11 White parents of Black children navigate a changing nation OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Izzy Simons has been fired up about the prospect of driving on his own. The 15-year-old has craved the freedom a license promises. He has proudly and effectively maneuvered the family’s vehicles around the church parking lot and beyond, and he’s confident he’ll pass his test in August. He imagines arriving at Southmoore High School in Moore, Oklahoma, someday in a navy blue crew cab Silverado truck with a lift kit. His excitement has been replaced with uncertainty. Simons, who is Black, was jarred emotionally after watching video of the killing of George Floyd, a Black man who died after a Minneapolis white police officer pressed a knee into his neck for several minutes on May 25. In those moments, concepts he’d learned about such as racial profiling and “Driving While Black” fully registered. Sarah Dunn, a white woman raised in rural Kansas, has learned much about race since she and her husband, Josh, took custody of Izzy six years ago. Still, she wasn’t ready for Izzy’s response to the Floyd incident. “When we talked, he said, ‘But now I’m kind of afraid to drive,’” she said. “And that’s not something that we have ever had to think about.” The Associated Press discussed race with six white couples who have adopted or have custody of Black children. These parents are trying to help their children understand race in America while getting an accelerated course themselves. Floyd’s death has inspired national and international protests and led to changes in police procedures. These parents say that’s a great start, but for the country to take full advantage of the moment and make America better for their children, white people must go beyond carrying signs, marching and chanting. They must become advocates along with Black people and be willing to call out racism when they see it. “We need to realize that it’s going to be hard, tough work, and you’re going to lose friends,” Michael Morris, who has adopted two Black children with his wife, Katie, said. “And that’s OK.” Dr. Richard Barth, dean of the University of Maryland School of Social Work, said planning is the next step to set up more meaningful action. “We still don’t have a path to follow from the discussion of racism and structural racism and the need for everyone to speak out that Black Lives Matter to a framework for what’s really going to be different and are the next major steps — beyond police reform — to make our society more equitable,” Barth said. For now, there are immediate issues. Michael Morris said he and his wife have held off on having “the talk” about race with their two daughters, ages 10 and 5. “I’m at a loss for when to start talking to them about it because I don’t want them to be scared,” Morris, an Oklahoma City resiSEE CHILDREN, PAGE 18 The Dunn family is pictured outside their home Friday, June 12, 2020, in Oklahoma City. From left Sarah Dunn, Cooper Dunn, Izzy Simons and Josh Dunn. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

12 • June 24-25, 2020 SPORTS Bubba Wallace steered the No. 43 to the front of pit road, NASCAR champion Kyle Busch pushing the famous car on one side and close friend Ryan Blaney pushing on the other. The entire 40-driver field and their crew members followed. After the car came to a stop, Wallace climbed out, sat on the window ledge and sobbed. Richard Petty, his Hall of Fame team owner, gently placed a hand on Wallace’s shoulder. As federal authorities descended on Talladega Superspeedway on Monday to investigate the discovery of a noose in Wallace’s garage stall, the entire industry rallied around the Cup Series’ only Black driver. “The news has disturbed us all and of course we want justice and know who and why,” said seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson. “And we want to stand with our friend.” The 82-year-old Petty, at his first race since the coronavirus pandemic began and at Talladega on race day for the first time in more than 10 years, stood side by side with Wallace during the national anthem before Monday’s rain-postponed event. Everyone stood behind the car while Brad Keselowski held the American flag at the front of the display of solidarity. The idea to stand with Wallace started with Johnson, while former series champion Kevin Harvick suggested they all push the car to the front of the grid, Wallace said. One by one, after the anthem, bransonglobe.com NASCAR rallies around Wallace as FBI investigates noose they hugged Wallace. He then had a long embrace with Petty. And then he went racing. If not for a shortage of fuel, Wallace might have had a chance to race for the win. A late stop for gas led to a 14th-place finish but felt like a win for Wallace. He went to the fence and slapped hands through the wiring with a group of fans, many wearing “I Can’t Breathe” shirts as they cheered. He apologized for not wearing a mandatory mask but didn’t put it on because “I wanted to show whoever it was, you are not going to take away my smile.” “This sport is changing,” he said. “The pre-race deal was probably one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to witness in my life. From all the supporters, from drivers to crew members, everybody here, the badass fan base, thank you guys for coming out. This is truly incredible and I’m glad to be a part of this sport.” It was Wallace who successfully pushed the stock car series to ban the Confederate flag at its venues less than two weeks ago and he was the target when the noose was found hanging in the Richard Petty Motorsports garage stall Sunday afternoon at the Alabama track. A member of Wallace’s crew reported it to NASCAR, and by Monday morning U.S. Attorney Jay Town said his office, the FBI and the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division were involved. “Regardless of whether federal charges can be brought, this type of action has no place in our society,” Town said. NASCAR President Steve Phelps said security has been stepped up for Wallace — his team was also granted unusual access to its car Monday morning to ensure it had not been tampered with overnight — and the FBI was “currently on site” at the track. He said the FBI director had told agents in Birmingham to “use all their SEE NASCAR, PAGE 13

bransonglobe.com SPORTS • NASCAR Continued from page 12 resources” to find the perpetrator. “Unequivocally they will be banned from this sport for life,” Phelps said. “There is no room for this at all. We won’t tolerate it. They won’t be here. I don’t care who they are, they will not be here.” NASCAR has tried to distance itself from the Confederate flag for years at the risk of alienating a core group of its fan base. At Wallace’s urging, it went ahead with the ban as the nation grapples with social unrest largely tied to George Floyd, an unarmed Black man who died in the custody of Minneapolis police. NASCAR has not outlined how it will enforce the restriction and this week’s race at Talladega, in the heart of the South, presented the series with its biggest test in the early going. Disgruntled fans with Confederate flags drove past the main entrance to the track all weekend and a plane flew above the track Sunday pulling a banner of the flag that read “Defund NASCAR.” Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey said she was “shocked and appalled” by the “vile act” against Wallace. “There is no place for this disgusting display of hatred in our state,” Ivey said. “Bubba Wallace is one of us; he is a native of Mobile and on behalf of all Alabamians, I apologize to Bubba Wallace as well as to his family and friends for the hurt this has caused and regret the mark this leaves on our state.” Petty said in a statement he was “enraged” by the “filthy act” of racism. Retired champion Jeff Gordon called it a “cowardly” act while retired champion and current team owner Tony Stewart seethed in a social media post: “Angry. Outraged. Disappointed. Those words don’t fully describe how I feel. #IStandWithBubba and I’ll damn sure stand up to anyone who engages in this kind of behavior.” Phelps said he was the one who told Wallace about the noose. “It was a difficult moment for Bubba, a difficult moment for me,” he said. “He’s handled it with the grace that he has handled everything that’s happened over the last few weeks.” The 26-year-old Wallace said after the noose was discovered: “T his will not break me, I will not give in nor will I back down. I will continue to proudly stand for what I believe in.” Wallace has previously worn a shirt that says “I Can’t Breathe” over his firesuit and sported a Black Lives Matter paint scheme in a race last month in Martinsville, Virginia. Talladega is one of the more raucous stops on the NASCAR schedule, but the pandemic prompted the series, like all sports, to ban or sharply limit fans. Up to 5,000 fans were allowed in, but there were far fewer than that Monday and none of them had access to the the infield or the Cup Series garage. Under strict new health guidelines, a very limited number of people can access the garage. That would include crew members for each of the 40 teams, NASCAR employees, Talladega staff members and any contracted safety June 24-25, 2020 • 13 crews or security guards. Phelps noted NASCAR has an approved list of who is allowed access that has been turned over to authorities. “It will be part of what the FBI is looking at,” he said Driver Bubba Wallace, left, is overcome with emotion as team owner Richard Petty, comforts him as he arrives at his car in the pits of the Talladega Superspeedway .(AP Photo/John Bazemore)

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bransonglobe.com SPORTS (AP) Most of the games played between the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals have been in the World Series. If not for the coronavirus pandemic, they would have been playing a regular-season series next weekend at Fenway Park. There also would have been a College World Series title won in Omaha, Nebraska. The Associated Press looks at some of the sporting events that had been scheduled the week of June 22-28: MLB: The Red Sox and Cardinals have met in four World Series, a total of 24 postseason games. St. Louis beat the Red Sox in a seven-game series in 1946 and then 1967 when Bob Gibson’s win in the clinching game was his third that series. Boston won its first World Series title since 1918 by sweeping the Cards in 2004, and won a six-game series in 2013. They have evenly split 16 regular-season games, the last in 2017 when the Red Sox won all four. Nick Castellanos finished last season with the Chicago Cubs before the outfielder/third baseman signed a $64 million, four-year deal with the Cincinnati Reds. The Reds were scheduled to host a series against the Cubs for the second time in a three-week span. College World Series: The end of the road in Omaha with a bestof-three series to determine the NCAA baseball champion. The College World Series begins with eight teams split into two four-team brackets playing a double-elimination format. The two bracket winners then meet for the championship series. Vanderbilt won its second title in six seasons last year by taking two-of-three from Michigan. TRIVIA BREAK: Which school has won the most NCAA baseball titles since the College World Series went to the current best-ofthree championship series format in 2003? (answer at bottom). NBA DRAFT: The 2020 draft that was originally scheduled Thursday night in Brooklyn has been pushed to Oct. 16. The top two picks in last year’s NBA draft are waiting for the resumption of the season with their teams still in playoff contention. Zion Williamson was the No. 1 overall pick by the New Orleans Pelicans out of Duke last summer, and Ja Morant went No. 2 to the Memphis Grizzlies from Murray State. NHL DRAFT: The last time American players were taken No. 1 overall in consecutive NHL drafts was 2006 and 2007. Jack Hughes, an 18-year-old from Orlando who excelled in the USA Hockey National Team Development Program, was the top pick by New Jersey in last year’s draft. This year’s draft was scheduled Friday and Saturday in Montreal. Hughes’ rookie season is over because the Devils aren’t among the 24 teams in the NHL’s June 24-25, 2020 • 15 What would have been: Red Sox-Cards and a college world series title ANSWER: Oregon postseason plan. He had seven goals and 14 assists in 61 games. TRIVIA State with three, winning the championships in 2006, 2007 and 2018. St. Louis Cardinals’ Matt Carpenter, right, tries unsuccessfully to avoid a tag by Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez during a baseball game in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

16 • June 24-25, 2020 ENTERTAINMENT BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Grunge became gold Saturday as the guitar Kurt Cobain played on Nirvana’s 1993 “MTV Unplugged” performance months before his death sold for an eye-popping $6 million at auction. The 1959 Martin D-18E that Cobain played in the band’s rare acoustic performance and subsequent live album was sold to Australian Peter Freedman, owner of Røde Microphones, at the Music Icons event run by Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills, California. The bids opened at $1 million for the sale that ended up breaking several world records. Cobain used it to play tunes including “About a Girl” and “All Apologies” at the Nov. 18, 1993, show in New York that came less than five months before the singer and songwriter died at age 27. A day earlier at the same auction event, a custom guitar played by Prince at the height of his stardom in the 1980s and 1990s sold for $563,500, a small sum compared with the Cobain guitar but well over the $100,000 to $200,000 it was expected to fetch. bransonglobe.com Cobain ‘MTV Unplugged’ guitar sells for sky-high $6 million Prince played the blindingly blue guitar with the artist’s “love” symbol on its neck beginning on the 1984 Purple Rain Tour, as well as on the classic albums “Lovesexy” and “Sign O’ The Times.” He used it into the early 1990s. Archivists going through Prince’s possessions at his Paisley Park home and musical headquarters in Minnesota recently found the guitar that was thought to be lost during the four years since his death from an overdose at age 57. “Blue Angel” Cloud 2 electric guitar. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) EXP. 06/30/20

bransonglobe.com ENTERTAINMENT NEW YORK (AP) — Jimmy Kimmel apologized Tuesday for his 1990s blackface impressions of NBA player Karl Malone and other Black celebrities but said his delay in addressing the subject came in part to avoid handing a victory to his foes. “I apologize to those who were genuinely hurt or offended by the makeup I wore or the words I spoke,” the ABC late-night star said in a statement. It’s part of the entertainment world’s continuing reckoning triggered by the protests against police treatment of Black Americans. On Monday, four episodes of the comedy “30 Rock” were pulled from circulation because they featured characters performing in blackface. Kimmel’s impersonation of Malone, which he started on radio and then brought to television on Comedy Central, was frequently criticized by Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity, among others. Kimmel said he had long been reluctant to address the subject, “as I knew doing so would be celebrated as a victory by those who equate apologies with weakness and cheer for leaders who use prejudice to divide us. “That delay was a mistake,” he said. “30 Rock” aired on NBC from 2006 to 2013, but episodes are still being shown in television syndication and on streaming services including Hulu, Amazon Prime, iTunes and Peacock. Show creator Tina Fey, who also starred as Liz Lemon in the series about the backstage world of a television show, said in a note to distributors that “I understand now that ‘intent’ is not a free pass for white people to use these images.” “I apologize for the pain they have caused,” Fey wrote. “Going forward, no comedy-loving kid really needs to stumble on these tropes and be stung by their ugliness.” Other examples of how the Black Lives Matter protests have impacted entertainment include cancellation of the long-running TV show “Cops” and temporary removal of “Gone With the Wind” from the HBO Max service. Two of the four eliminated “30 Rock” episodes originally aired in 2010, with the others first shown in 2008 and 2010. They include the East Coast version of an episode first shown live. Series regular Jane Krakowski and guest star Jon Hamm appeared in blackface. The 2012 episode with Hamm also included “Tonight” show host Jimmy Fallon as a guest. June 24-25, 2020 • 17 ABC’s’ Kimmel apologizes for blackface in Malone costume Fallon, who did not appear in such makeup on “30 Rock,” apologized last month after online circulation of an earlier “Saturday Night Live” skit where he wore blackface to impersonate Chris Rock. Jimmy Kimmel in New York. Kimmel apologized Tuesday for his 1990s blackface impressions of NBA player Karl Malone and other Black celebrities. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

18 • June 24-25, 2020 NATIONAL • CHILDREN Continued from page 11 dent, said. “It’s something that they’ll have to know.” Craig and Denise Dragash of Carmel, Indiana, felt the national conversation forced them to discuss current events with their adopted son, 11-year-old Vaughn. Denise said he “wanted to hide under his blanket,” something he does when he is uncomfortable. Cindy Neal, who has adopted three Black children with her husband, Paul, said the couple fears their advice on dealing with police might not matter. Their oldest, Belachew, is a tall, athletic 14-year-old young man -- no longer a cute toddler. As they wrestle with these issues, these parents know that helping their children has prepared them to help the white people around them better understand Black people and their challenges. And now, they say, white people finally are listening. Matt Porter is the pastor at Victory Family Church in Newcastle, Oklahoma. He and his wife, Julie, have adopted Paul and Timothy, both age 11. Matt Porter said white people have dodged these issues for too long. “I think it’s natural to say, ‘If it doesn’t affect me, it doesn’t bother me. I’m going to mind my business, I’m going to keep my head down,’” he said. “You don’t get to do that. If you call yourself a believer, you don’t get to do that.” The learning process at times has caught these parents off guard. The Neals recall telling their son not to play hide-andseek with their white friends in other people’s yards for fear of how it might look. “I had no clue what we were getting into with the racial dynamic of America,” Paul Neal said. “I knew that there were white people that did not like Black people. But I didn’t realize what was coming.” Phillip and Christen Rowland of Oklahoma City adopted their son, Jackson, in 2018. The day it became official, the family celebrated by spending time at a mall in Norman, Oklahoma. Relatives proudly wore T-shirts commemorating the occasion. A security guard put a damper on the experience by breezing past them to question Jackson. “It was like, that moment I realized,” Phillip Rowland said. “We’re all in matching shirts, and you’re going to pull this crap? I had seen it (racism), but it was so much different having it be my son.” When the couples encounter issues — from figuring out Black hair and skin care products to helping their children understand how to deal with racism — they often lean on a network of Black friends. Yet, they know The Porter family is pictured at their church Friday, June 12, 2020, in Newcastle, Okla. From left are Timothy, Matt, Julie and Paul. The family lives in a small, mostly white town.(AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)Izzy six years ago. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) those conversations won’t cover all the bases. They educate themselves because they recognize that sometimes, their friends also are struggling. “Especially when things are as heightened as they are now, (Black) people need to take care of themselves emotionally and may not have the energy to give anybody else,” Cindy Neal said. bransonglobe.com The Rowlands feel this movement is largely about kids like Jackson, and they have made a point to teach him to stand up for himself. Christen and Jackson recently marched in a peaceful protest with a diverse group of friends on a sunny afternoon in Oklahoma City. “To tell everyone and to show everyone that it’s gone too far,” Jackson said.

bransonglobe.com HISTORY June 24-25, 2020 • 19 Today in History: Movies, sports and more • 1322 Jews are expelled from France for 3rd time • 1374 Sudden outbreak of St. John’s Dance causes people in the streets of Aachen, Germany, to experience hallucinations and begin to jump and twitch uncontrollably until they collapse from exhaustion 1497 John Cabot claims Eastern Canada for England (believes he has found Asia in Nova Scotia) • 1509 Henry VIII is crowned King of England in Westminster Abbey • 1793 1st republican constitution in France adopted • 1812 Napoleon Bonaparte’s forces invade Russia crossing the Neman River • 1540 English King Henry VIII commands his 4th wife, Anne of Cleves, to leave the court • 1664 The colony of New Jersey is founded • 1853 US President Franklin Pierce signs the Gadsden Purchase, buying 29,670 squaremiles (76,800 square km) from Mexico for $10 million (now southern Arizona and New Mexico) • 1884 John Lynch is 1st black elected chairman of Republican convention • 1901 1st exhibition by Pablo Picasso, 19, opens in Paris • 1930 1st radar detection of planes, Anacostia, Washington, D.C. • 1948 Republican National Convention in Philadelphia nominates Governor of NY Thomas E. Dewey • 1957 The U.S. Supreme Court rules that obscenity is not protected by the First Amendment in Roth v. United States • 1982 Equal Rights Amendment goes down to defeat • 1992 Mafia boss John Gotti begins life sentence in jail for murder and other crimes • 2004 Capital punishment is declared unconstitutional in New York • 2018 Britain’s Prince William begins a five-day tour of the Middle East visiting Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian territories Movies & TV • 1916 Mary Pickford becomes the first female film star to get a million dollar contract • 1949 “Hopalong Cassidy” becomes 1st network western (NBC) • 1956 “Steve Allen Show” returns on NBC-TV • 1976 1975 movie “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” released in Germany • 1981 “For Your Eyes Only”, 12th James Bond, starring Roger Moore and 1st drected by John Glen premieres in London • 2006 “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest”, directed by Gore Verbinski, starring Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom, premieres at Disneyland - becomes fastest film to gross over 1 billion • 2010 “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”, based on the book by Stephenie Meyer, directed by David Slade, starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, premieres in Los Angeles Sports • 1922 American Professional Football Association renamed the National Football League • 1922 US football team Chicago Staleys become Chicago Bears • 1947 Jackie Robinson steels home for 1st of 19 times in his career • 1992 NBA Draft: LSU center Shaquille O’Neal first pick by Orlando Magic • 1997 Mark McGwire hits a 538 foot home run • 2012 Female athletes will be allowed to compete for Saudi Arabia at the Olympics for the first time Music • 1880 First performance of “O Canada,” the song that would • become the national anthem of Canada, at the Congrès national des Canadiens-Français 1992 Billy Joel gets an honorary diploma from Hicksville High School at 43

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bransonglobe.com WORSHIP June 24-25, 2020 • 23 Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.… (Matthew 11:28-29)

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