“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” 1 Peter 4:10 Always FREE! Your source for local news and entertainment INSIDE... July 1 - 2, 2020 • Vol. 1, Issue 105 Weekend protest: Two sides clash again on The Strip. Page 2 Safe July 4: BFD provides safety tips for the 4th. Page 3 Precious bundle: Skarlette Ruiz and baby Paulo. (Submitted to Branson Globe) Legend passes: Carl Reiner dies at age 98. Page 17 WEATHER...page 11 Highs in the low 90s. Lows in the 70s. Special delivery: Baby born outside Cox Branson Urgent Care Submitted to Branson Globe Skarlette Ruiz smiles as she recaps her son Paulo’s unusual birth story: An urgent arrival on the Urgent Care sidewalk, just steps away from the Cox Branson’s front doors. “I live about an hour away, so I was really paying attention to the time between my contractions,” says Ruiz, who lives in Cape Fair. “When they suddenly got closer together, I called my dad at work and told him it was time to go!” By the time Ruiz got to the hospital’s entrance Saturday afternoon, her water broke on the sidewalk and she crouched down on her hands and knees, afraid to move. “My dad frantically yelled for the Urgent Care staff because I felt the baby coming,” she recalls. “I was so afraid to stand up. It just all happened so fast.” Dr. Heather Bridges was working in Urgent Care when she heard a frantic knock on the door. SEE BABY, PAGE 3

2 • July 1 - 2, 2020 LOCAL More weekend protests on The Strip in Branson For the second weekend in a row, Black Lives Matters supporters protested outside the Dixie Outfitters store 1819 W. 76 Country Blvd. Protesters are calling for the store to be shut down contending Confederate flags and memorabilia it sells promote racism and hatred. Store supporters argue it sells Southern heritage values. Some supporters of Dixie Outfitters formed a counter protest to Black Lives Mattters waving flags and carrying signs. At least one carried a firearm. The demonstration remained non-violent. (Photos by Jay Mejia, Special News Correspondent) Branson Globe adjusts deadlines, publishing dates for July 4 holiday In honor of the July 4 holiday, Branson Globe will publish both printed and online versions on Friday, July 3. Deadline for news tips, letters to the editor and advertising for the Friday edition is Thursday, July 2 at 9 am. Pick up a copy of the Branson Globe at your favorite local retailer, and see the online version at www.bransonglobe. com. The Sunday online edition will not be published this week. The next edition of Branson Globe publishes online on Wednesday, July 8. Deadline for this edition is Tuesday, July 7 at 9 am. Have a happy and healthy July 4 weekend. Celebrate safely! bransonglobe.com

bransonglobe.com LOCAL Firefighters encourage fireworks safety ahead of holiday weekend Submitted to Branson Globe BRANSON, Mo – The Branson Fire Department urges all residents and visitors to celebrate safely and legally when purchasing and discharging fireworks. Fireworks may be purchased in the City of Branson from June 20 through July 10, however, they can only be discharged from 7 a.m. to midnight on July 3 and 4, unless not allowed by neighborhood homeowners associations. Fires and injury are two common results when fireworks are not used properly. “We encourage residents to follow instructions on the label of all the different types of fireworks. Fireworks should also never be held in the hand and safety glasses should always be used. It takes just seconds of ‘fun’ to lose an eye, cause burns or a traumatic injury,” said Branson Fire Chief Ted Martin. For children under the age of five, sparklers account for three-quarters of all fireworks injuries. Small children are fascinated by the bright sparks and often grab the wrong part, which can reach 1,800 degrees. ways be done under the close supervision of an adult • Never point fireworks at another person • Use fireworks only in a clear area outside away from buildings and vehicles • Never shoot fireworks in a metal or glass container • Light only one item at a time and move away quickly Branson Fire Chief Ted Martin. (FILE) Fireworks also cause thousands of fires each year across the nation. Lighters, matches and projectile type fireworks are the leading causes of fires during the Fourth of July holiday. A misguided bottle rocket, for example, could land on a roof and start a devastating fire. The Branson Fire Department offers these simple tips: • Always purchase fireworks from reliable fireworks stands that sell only Class C (common) or 1-4.G fireworks • • Follow label directions carefully and use common sense Fireworks activities should al• Always keep a water source close such as buckets of water or a garden hose to cool used fireworks completely and to extinguish any small fires. To date there are six permitted fireworks stands in Branson and three fireworks displays have been issued a permit by the fire department: July 3 Branson Landing – Fireworks show from a barge on Lake Taneycomo July 4 Chateau on the Lake Resort July 4 Treasure Lake Resort Fire department staff will be on-site at each of these events. Contact the Branson Fire Department’s Technical Services Division at (417) 243-2790 with questions. • BABY Continued from page 1 “I heard a yell for help coming down the hall, so I ran out to the parking lot to find a woman delivering the baby on the sidewalk, says Bridges. “When I got to her side, the grandfather had already caught the baby and was holding him.” Bridges clamped and cut the cord. “He had a strong cry, and I knew immediately when I heard that crying that everything was going to be okay,” she says. “The mom was feeling hot and her hair was down. Our nurse Jennifer used her own ponytail holder to tie up the mother’s hair. EMTs and fire fighters helped give her privacy and clean up the area, so it was just a great group effort. So proud of our team!” July 1 - 2, 2020 • 3 The Labor and Delivery staff arrived to transport Ruiz and her baby safely to their room. Baby Paulo was checked out and was a perfect 8 lbs. 1 oz. and was 20 ½ inches long. “Everyone took amazing care of us even though our story was kind of crazy,” Ruiz says. “I’m so thankful for the staff and that Paulo is healthy due to the circumstances.” Paulo will join 2-year-old sister Lucy at home. Hospital staff says they’re just proud to be part of the family’s exciting – and very unusual – day. “I’ve been a nurse for 30 years, and we’ve never had a sidewalk story,” says Joyce Abernathy, RN. ”This one has a happy ending and we’re so happy to be part of Paulo’s life. He’s just perfect.” Have a news tip? Send it to us at info@bransonglobe.com COVID-19 in Stone and Taney counties, by the numbers: (As of 6/30/2020. Data provided by TCHD and SCHD websites) DEATHS CONFIRMED POSITIVE CASES TANEY COUNTY 63 STONE COUNTY 12 RECOVERED CASES TANEY COUNTY 24 STONE COUNTY 8 TANEY COUNTY 2 STONE COUNTY 0 happy 4 july th of

4 • July 1 - 2, 2020 OPINION “The government should buy each of us an electronic dictionary.” “They’re all a bunch of crooks!” “The President should_______.” “The only jobs there are are those old crappy jobs.” “The government doesn’t give us enough money to live on. The above are all true comKim 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. 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 ments heard in GED class when I was teaching. They clearly indicate a lack of understanding of how our government is supposed to be a government “of the people, by the people, and for the people”. “We, the people,” not “They, the people” are responsible for what happens in our country. Children need to be taught at an early age to accept personal responsibility as citizens for self and others. Without this teaching, people become like leeches, living off the lives of others. I have found that very few of the students I have taught knew the three branches of the government: executive, legislative, and judicial. They did not know that the Senate and House of Representatives make up Congress. They did not know that there are two Senators from each state and that Representatives are elected according to population based Pat Lamb. (FILE) Children need to see their parents go vote. Children need to hear their parents talk civilly about the candidates and their policies. Children need to understand that our founding fathers set up a government with checks and balances making the congressmen and congresswomen as responsible as the president for decisions that are made. on the census every ten years. Further, they did not know the meaning of checks and balances, a system set up by the founders of our country to make sure that no one branch of government has too much power. Had they known about the system of checks and balances, they would have known that the president cannot be solely blamed for mistakes nor can he solely take credit for successes. In fact, the president can do very little alone. Understanding this fact would make more people take greater consideration in the Senators and Representatives they vote for. Children need to be taught that all money coming from Washington, D.C., must first go there, and that taxpayers are the ones who send it there. They need to be told that they have a responsibility to send money to Washington, D.C. and not just think of what they can get from Washington, D.C. bransonglobe.com Train Up a Child: Children Need to Learn Personal Responsibility By Pat Lamb money goes to Washington and then comes back, it has dwindled a great deal due to the many expenses associated with counting, disbursement, etc. It would be of more personal value to keep it home in the first place. Unfortunately, many parents act as though they do not understand these facts. If parents and grandparents do not understand, how can they teach the children? Perhaps greater thought needs to be given before discussing our government in front of children. WE are the government. We govern through the people we elect. We have no right to say they are the government. We need to write letters, attend meetings held by our voted-in officials, and encourage our elected officials to govern as it was originally intended. Let’s make sure our children understand the truth about our country. If we start teaching our children about our government while they are young, perhaps they will know more when they grow up than one student I had who wrote in a paper about “President Busch”. (He knew more about Busch than he did about Bush!) (The comments on this page In fact, right now other countries are helping fund our government, making us indebted to them. 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bransonglobe.com LOCAL Annual water quality report finds no issues Submitted to Branson Globe BRANSON, Mo – The City of Branson’s Annual Water Quality Report for the 2019 calendar year indicates that the drinking water in Branson meets or exceeds all of the Missouri Department of Natural Resource requirements and standards for safe public drinking water. The report is a requirement of all water systems, both municipal and private, by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), to inform the residents about the quality of their drinking water and to allow customers to see the actual elements in the water, based on tests performed during the year. According to EPA, the report must mention any violations of water quality standards that might have occurred during 2019. The City of Branson public water system had no violations. Copies of the report can be found on our website http:// bransonmo.gov/299/Re - ports#water. The report will be mailed to all Branson water customers by way of their June water bills and can also be picked up at the Branson Utilities Department (616 West Pacific Street), City Hall (110 W. Maddux Street), or the Taneyhills Community Library (200 South 4th St). Please call the City of Branson Utilities Department at 417-243-2714 for any questions regarding the content of the Water Quality Report This great water quality report is just one result of the City’s quest dedication, and service to the people who live, work and visit in Branson. AREA ENTERTAINERS • SILENT AUCTION for excellence, July 1 - 2, 2020 • 5

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bransonglobe.com LOCAL Investment banking: The C level executive By Bob Hodgson Maybe you are a “C” level executive and know of a Branson business owner wanting to exit his business. If this is you then you may have an opportunity of a life time to acquire that business. Leading investment firms seek “C” level executives who have the vision, passion and determination to grow a company through acquisitions, integration and internal growth. The letter “C” stands for chief. They are the most powerful and influential members of an organization. These executives set the company’s long-term strategy and vision. This includes CEO (chief executive officer), COO (chief operating officer or 2nd in command), CFO (chief financial officer) and other “C” level executives. Some people become confused between a CEO and a president. The president is below a CEO and is oriented towards company employees and micro decisions. The president implements policy and strategies to make the CEO’s vision reality. As a “C” level executive, you have an opportunity to own a company and aggressively build your true wealth. An investment firm will provide the required capital for you to acquire a company in your industry of expertise. You must be able to make an introduction of a company for an investment firm to acquire. Providing you qualify, you will be a “C” level executive or the CEO of the newly acquired company. If the acquisition progresses to completion and you do not qualify for a “C” level position then you will receive a generous fee for your efforts. July 1 - 2, 2020 • 7 Bob Hodgson (FILE) A qualified “C” level executive of the acquired company will have an opportunity to build your company in partnership with a leading investment firm. This is a great opportunity to build considerable personal wealth. If you choose to be the “C” level executive, you will need these qualifications: • 10 years of experience as “C” level executive in a profitable company with sales than $50M. • 20 years of industry experience. • • • Significant achievements during up & down cycles. Established network of industry contacts. Experience in defining and executing a strategic vision. There are approximately 3,000 investment firms available for this type of transaction. The role of an intermediary is to connect two parties who have not figured out that they need each other. An intermediary with first-hand knowledge of the investment firms would be able to facilitate this type of transaction according to the industry and company size. Help Support Branson local businesses @bransonlocalbusinesses.com greater

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bransonglobe.com STATE By Joe Jerek Courtesy of MDC JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With the Fourth-of-July weekend coming up, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages people to look for some red, white and blue in nature through a holiday hike, to get started finding red, white and blue in nature: Red Royal Catchfly Flowers, Red Male Summer Tanagers, door cooking, hiking, hunting, nature photography, wildlife watching and more. bird watching, backyard fun, fishing and other outdoor activities. MDC offers some suggestions Find places to go for outdoor adventures at MDC online: nature.mdc.mo.gov/discover-nature/places. With MDC’s free mobile app -- MO Outdoors -- users can quickly and easily find MDC outdoor offerings based on the types of outdoor activities they want -- close to home, work or even while traveling. MO Outdoors can help users find MDC conservation areas, fishing accesses, hiking trails, MDC reminds everyone to be careful with fireworks, campfires and other sources of fire that could cause a wildfire. Fireworks are prohibited on all MDC conservation areas, accesses and other department locations. As a reminder, it is still critical to continue to heed all COVID-19 public-health meaJuly 1 - 2, 2020 • 9 Discover red, white and blue in nature this holiday weekend sures during outdoor activities, such as physical distancing, avoiding overcrowding, hand washing and others. Male Summer Tanager (Photo by MDC) White Beard-Tongues or Foxgloves, White Great Egrets, Blue False Indigos and Male Indigo Buntings. For more information on these and other Missouri plants and animals, including where to find them, use the handy and helpful MDC online Field Guide at nature.mdc.mo.gov/discover-nature/field-guide/search. Suggestions on things to do for outdoor adventures, find ‘Things to Do’ with MDC online at nature.mdc.mo.gov/discover-nature/activities. Offerings include: cycling on trails, backyard nature fun, birdwatching, fishing, camping, floating, outThe Male Indigo Bunting on American Feverfew (Photo by MDC) and more around the state based on their desired types of outdoor activities. Users can also mark “favorite” locations to quickly find them in future searches. MO Outdoors also connects users to area regulations and season information, hours of operation, images, area closings and interactive maps of area boundaries and features, parking lots, boat ramps, and wildlife viewing areas using their device’s GPS. Users can also download maps for offline use. MO Outdoors is available for download through Google Play for Android devices or the App Store for Apple devices.

10 • July 1 - 2, 2020 STATE By Francis Skalicky Courtesy of MDC JOPLIN, Mo. – Butterflies bring visual pleasure as these brightly colored insects flutter through our yards and pastures. They also play important roles as pollinators. People can learn more about these interesting insects in a free virtual program 10-11 a.m. conducted by the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center staff on July 9. Through this free program, “Intro to Missouri Butterflies,” people will learn how to identify species of butterflies frequently seen in this region, their life cycles and what native plants are best for attracting them. Although it is a free program, registration is required to participate. Registrants must provide an e-mail address so a program link can be sent to them. Registrants will be able to log-in 10 minutes prior to class start time. These programs will include a chat-based question-and-answer period where participants can interact with presenters. Register for this program at: https://mdc-event-web.s3licensing.com/Event/EventDetails/173632 For more information, contact MDC Naturalist Kim Banner at Kimberly.Banner@mdc. mo.gov (link sends e-mail) Information about the Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center can be obtained by calling 417-629-3434. The Swallowtail butterfly is one of several types of butterflies that can be found in this area. (Photo by MDC Staff, courtesy MDC) bransonglobe.com Virtual program about butterflies hosted by MDC July 9

bransonglobe.com STATE By Joe Jerek, Missouri Dept. of Conservation JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri deer and turkey hunters can get the most current information on upcoming fall hunting from the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) 2020 Fall Deer and Turkey Hunting & Regulations Information booklet, available where permits are sold and online at huntfish.mdc.mo.gov/ fall-deer-and-turkey-hunting-regulations-and-information. The booklet has detailed information on fall deer and turkey hunting seasons, limits, permits, managed hunts, regulations, conservation areas to hunt, post-harvest instructions, chronic wasting disease (CWD) updates, and more. Changes for the upcoming season include: • Flood-prone areas in southeast Missouri are closed to hunting, except waterfowl, during deer and turkey seasons when river levels exceed certain limits. • To slow the spread of CWD, there are new carcass transportation regulations. • Clark County has been added to the CWD Management Zone. • During Nov. 14–15, hunters who harvest a deer in the CWD Management Zone must take it on the day of harvest to a CWD sampling station. MDC is monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and will re-evaluate by Nov. 1 mandatory CWD sampling requirements. For the latest information, please visit mdc. mo.gov/cwd. • The antler-point restriction has been removed for Clark County and inside the Columbia city limits. • Nonresident permit prices have gone up. • Hunters may no longer use a Firearms Antlerless Deer WED 92 Partly Cloudy Slight Chance Showers & T-Storms 72 • Hunting Permit in Atchison County. Hunters may now fill two Firearms Antlerless Deer Hunting Permits in Lincoln and Montgomery counties, and in Cass County outside the urban zone. • To qualify for no-cost resident landowner permits, you now must own at least 20 acres in one contiguous tract. • Nonresidents who own at least 75 acres in one contiguous tract in Missouri may now buy deer and turkey hunting permits at reduced prices. • To get landowner permits, you must submit information about your property by filling out a Landowner Permit Application. • Qualifying landowners may now receive two Resident Landowner Firearms Antlerless Deer Hunting Permits in Newton County. • Archery Antlerless Deer Hunting Permits may now be used in Scott County. • New managed deer hunts have Your Branson Area Weather Source Loving The Ozarks Branson Area 5 Day Outlook THU FRI • been added, and others have been removed or modified. Deer hunting regulations have changed for some conservation areas. • A limited elk hunting season • will be held in Carter, Reynolds, and Shannon counties. There is a new definition for handgun. Buy Missouri hunting and fishing permits from numerous venJuly 1 - 2, 2020 • 11 Get fall deer and turkey hunting info from new MDC booklet dors around the state, online at huntfish.mdc.mo.gov/permits, or through MDC’s free mobile app, MO Hunting, available for download through Google Play or the App Store. SAT SUN 95 93 91 93 Mostly Sunny Chance For Showers & T-Storms 74 Mostly Cloudy Possible Showers & Thunderstorms 70 4TH OF JULY!! Possible Scattered Showers & Storms 69 Mostly Sunny

12 • July 1 - 2, 2020 STATE The Missouri Department of Conservation is offering a virtual fishing clinic. (Photo by MDC Staff) By Bill Graham Courtesy of MDC Kansas City, Mo. – Fishing is fun, and the first steps to catching a fish are getting basic tackle ready to use and knowing where and how to present lures and bait in the water. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) offers a virtual fishing clinic via the internet at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 18. Instructors from MDC’s Kansas City and Northwest regions will cover topics such tackle, casting, fish identification, regulations and ethics. bransonglobe.com MDC offers virtual fishing clinic July 18 to help new anglers learn the sport This clinic is an opportunity for people to learn the basic fishing skills and gear needed to get started and catch fish. Experienced anglers also may find a tip or two that helps them catch more fish or a new species. Western Missouri has a variety of waters to fish in, from farm ponds and small streams to large rivers and lakes. Besides instruction, this virtual session will offer question and answer interaction for participants. This clinic will help anglers learn skills from the comfort of home that they can take outdoors and go fishing. MDC is offering some in-person outdoor programs in the coming weeks with safety protocols as a precaution against the COVID-19 virus. But staff will also offer virtual programs as an easy way for people to connect with the outdoors and learn lifetime skills. Participants are asked to pre-register for the virtual clinic by July 16 by visiting https:// short.mdc.mo.gov/Z8p. They must register with a valid email address. A link will be sent via email for them to join the clinic online on July 18. Missouri offers a wide variety of fishing opportunities for anglers whether fishing from shore or a watercraft. To learn more about fishing, visit https:// huntfish.mdc.mo.gov/fishing. Thank you for reading the Branson Globe!

bransonglobe.com SPORTS Simple ways you can help native bird populations By Peg Craft, Mo. Dept. of Conservation Bird populations are experiencing staggering declines, but there are simple things you can do to help them rebound. Helping birds also benefits our health and economy. Check out some ways you can help. One bright spot during recent quarantine days has been a renewed love and appreciation for birds. With less places to go and more time to spend, people have been rediscovering their own yards and neighboring parks and wild places. Experiencing the sights and sounds of avian life have been entertaining, edifying, and stress reducing. While our travels were curtailed, the birds spring migration was still on schedule. Migrating songbirds from exotic locations were passing through with bold colors and What might have gone unnoticed in all this birdwatching, was that there are less birds around today than 50 years ago. Significantly less. According to a recent study in the journal Science, there are nearly three billion less birds in North America since 1970. That’s almost a 30% decline. And close to a third less birds in our backyards, grasslands, and forests. Less warblers, sparrows, and finches. songs. The research used citizen bird counts like the North American Breeding Bird Survey and Audubon’s Christmas Bird Counts as well as over a decade of data from NEXRAD weather radar stations. One surprising note was the loss of abundance across nearly every habitat and the inclusion of many common species, those neighborhood dwellers and feeder visitors. Some of the major causes for these declines include loss of habitat-places where birds feed, nest, and rest on their journeys, toxic pesticides, cats, and window collisions. The good news is that once problems are identified, solutions can be applied. Past conservation SEE BIRDS, PAGE 14 July 1 - 2, 2020 • 13 Evening Grosbeak. (Photo by MDC Staff)

14 • July 1 - 2, 2020 NATIONAL (AP) The U.S. is “going in the wrong direction” with the coronavirus surging badly enough that Dr. Anthony Fauci told senators Tuesday some regions are putting the entire country at risk — just as schools and colleges are wrestling with how to safely reopen. With about 40,000 new cases being reported a day, Fauci, the government’s top infectious disease expert, said he “would not be surprised if we go up to 100,000 a day if this does not turn around.” “I am very concerned,” he told a hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee. Infections are rising rapidly mostly in parts of the West and South, and Fauci and other public health experts said Americans everywhere will have to start following key recommendations if they want to get back to more normal activities like going to school. “We’ve got to get the message out that we are all in this together,” by wearing masks in public and keeping out of crowds, said Fauci, infectious disease chief at the National Institutes of Health. Connect the dots, he told senators: When and how school buildbransonglobe.com Fauci: US ‘going in wrong direction’ in coronavirus outbreak ings can reopen will vary depending on how widely the coronavirus is spreading locally. “I feel very strongly we need to do whatever we can to get the children back to school,” he said. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plans more guidelines for local school systems, Director Robert Redfield said. But in recommendations for colleges released Tuesday, the agency SEE CORONAVIRUS, PAGE 14 Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testifies before a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing. (Kevin Dietsch/Pool via AP) • BIRDS Continued from page 13 efforts have helped raptors, notably the bald eagle, and woodpeckers rebound. Waterfowl hunters and private landowner efforts to restore wetlands has helped bring an increase in ducks and geese. That’s good news for bird lovers who want to help our feathered friends. Helping birds and their habitats also helps us and ours with benefits to physical and mental health, water quality, home values, and tourism. As MDC’s State Ornithologist, Sarah Kendrick says, “Birds are awesome, bird populations are declining, and there’s ways you can help. There’s something everyone can do. There are 7 simple actions you can do to help them outlined at 3billionbirds.org.” We’ve highlighted three below. Simple Ways to Help Birds • Make Windows Safer, Day and Night: Break up reflections to cut down on window strikes with stickers, film, or screens on the outside of windows. • Reduce Lawn by Planting Native Species: The U.S. has 63 million acres of lawn. Native plants attract native insects, which provide the best food for birds and their young. • Watch Birds, Share What You See: Bird watchers are one of science’s most vital sources of data on how the ecological world is faring. Join monitoring efforts like Christmas and Backyard Bird Counts. Learn birds by sight and sound and record them on ebird.

bransonglobe.com NATIONAL • CORONAVIRUS Continued from page 14 said it won’t recommend entry testing for all returning students, faculty and staff. It’s not clear if that kind of broad-stroke testing would reduce spread of the coronavirus, CDC concluded. Instead, it urged colleges to focus on containing outbreaks and exposures as students return. Lawmakers also pressed for what Sen. Patty Murray of Washington, the committee’s top Democrat, called a national vaccine plan — to be sure the race for the COVID-19 vaccine ends with shots that really are safe, truly protect and are available to all Americans who want, one. “We can’t take for granted this process will be free of political influence,” Murray said. She cited how President Donald Trump promoted a malaria drug as a COVID-19 treatment that ultimately was found to be risky and ineffective. The Food and Drug Administration released guidelines Tuesday saying any vaccine that wins approval will have to be at 50% more effective than a dummy shot in the final, required testing. That’s less effective than many of today’s vaccines but independent experts say that would be a good start against the virus. FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn said vaccine makers also must test their shots in diverse populations, including minorities, the elderly, pregnant women and those with chronic health problems. “We will not cut corners in our decision-making,” Hahn told senators. About 15 vaccine candidates are in various stages of human testing worldwide but the largest studies -- including 30,000 people each -- needed to prove if a shot really protects are set to begin in July. First up is expected to be a vaccine created by the NIH and Moderna Inc., followed closely by an Oxford University candidate. At the same time, the Trump administration’s “Operation Warp Speed” aims to stockpile hundreds of millions of doses by year’s end, so they could rapidly start vaccinations if and when one is proven to work. Redfield said the CDC already is planning how to prioritize who is first in line for the scarce first doses and how they’ll be distributed. But a vaccine is at the very least many months away. For now, the committee’s leading Republican stressed wearing a mask -- and said Trump, who notoriously shuns them, needs to start because politics is getting in the way of protecting the American people. “The stakes are too high for the political debate about pro-Trump, anti-Trump masks to continue,” said Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, who chaired Tuesday’s hearing. Alexander said he had to self-quarantine after a staff member tested positive for the virus but that he personally was protected because his staffer was wearing a mask. “The president has plenty of admirers. They would follow his lead,” Alexander said. “The stakes are too high” to continue that fight. Center for Disease Control (CDC) Director Dr. Robert Redfield, testifies before a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 30, 2020. (Kevin Dietsch/Pool via AP) July 1 - 2, 2020 • 15

16 • July 1 - 2, 2020 ENTERTAINMENT NEW YORK (AP) — Carl Reiner, the ingenious and versatile writer, actor and director who broke through as a “second banana” to Sid Caesar and rose to comedy’s front ranks as creator of “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and straight man to Mel Brooks’ “2000 Year Old Man,” has died. He was 98. Reiner’s assistant Judy Nagy said he died Monday night of natural causes at his home in Beverly Hills, California. He was one of show business’ bestliked men. The tall, bald Reiner was a welcome face on the small and silver screens: In Caesar’s 1950s troupe, as the snarling, toupee-wearing Alan Brady of “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and in such films as “The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming” and “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.” In recent years, he was part of the roguish gang in the “Ocean’s Eleven” movies starring George Clooney and appeared in documentaries including “Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age” and “If You’re Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast.” Tributes poured in, with Van Dyke calling Reiner “kind, gentle, compassionate, empathetic and wise,” and Clooney saying he made “every room he walked into funnier, smarter, kinder.” Betty White described herself as privileged to work with Reiner and “heartbroken.” Steve Martin said goodbye to “my greatest mentor in movies and in life. Thank you, dear Carl.” Billy Crystal said “all of us in comedy have lost a giant,” and Sarah Silverman said ”his humanity was beyond compare.” Reiner directed such films as “Oh, God!” starring George Burns and John Denver; “All of Me,” with Martin and Lily Tomlin; and the 1970 comedy “Where’s Poppa?” His books include “Enter Laughing,” an autobiographical novel later adapted into a film and Broadway show; and “My Anecdotal Life,” a memoir published bransonglobe.com Carl Reiner, beloved creator of ‘Dick Van Dyke Show,’ dies in 2003. He recounted his childhood and creative journey in the 2013 book, “I Remember Me.” But many remember Reiner for “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” one of the most popular TV series of all time and a model of ensemble playing, physical comedy and timeless, good-natured wit. It starred Van Dyke as a television comedy writer working for a demanding, eccentric boss (Reiner) and living with his wife (Mary Tyler Moore in her first major TV role) and son. “The Van Dyke show is probably the most thrilling of my accomplishments because that was very, very personal,” Reiner once said. “It was about me and my wife, living in New Rochelle and working on the Sid Caesar show.” The pilot, written by Reiner, starred himself as Rob Petrie, and aired in July 1960. When the show was reworked (CBS executives worried Reiner would make the lead character seem too Jewish), Van Dyke was cast and the program ran from 1961 to 1966. One famous fan, Orson Welles, was SEE REINER, PAGE 17

bransonglobe.com ENTERTAINMENT • REINER Continued from page 16 known for rushing to his bedroom in the afternoon so he could be near a TV when the show was on. “Although it was a collaborative effort,” Van Dyke later wrote, ”everything about the show stemmed from his (Reiner’s) endlessly and enviably fascinating, funny, and fertile brain and trickled down to the rest of us.” The story line had Petrie as the head writer for “The Alan Brady Show,” a comedy-variety series not unlike “Your Show of Shows,” in which Reiner, as Brady, was the egocentric star. Petrie’s fellow writers were character actors Morey Amsterdam as Buddy Sorrell and Rose Marie as Sally Rogers. It was an early parody of the Caesar show, which would later be dramatized in the film “My Favorite Year” and Neil Simon’s play “Laughter on the 23rd Floor.” Besides acting in and producing the “Van Dyke” series, Reiner wrote or co-wrote dozens of episodes. Although the show was the best of good clean fun, it wasn’t clean enough for network censors. Reiner often battled network officials over the sleeping arrangements of Rob and his wife; the Petries slept in twin beds. He wanted them to sleep in a double bed. Reiner joined the classic comedy revue “Your Show of Shows” in 1950 after performing in Broadway plays. Much of Reiner’s early work came as a “second banana” — although, as Caesar once put it, “Such bananas don’t grow on trees.” He performed in sketches — satirizing everything from foreign films to rock ‘n’ roll — and added his talents to a writing team that included Brooks, Simon, Woody Allen and Larry Gelbart. “As second banana,” he told TV Guide, “I had a chance to do just about everything a performer can ever get to do. If it came off well, I got all the applause. If it didn’t, the show was blamed.” Reiner was the father of actor-director Rob Reiner, who starred as Archie Bunker’s son-in-law on “All in the Family” and directed “When Harry Met Sally...” Rob Reiner said in a tweet Tuesday that his “heart is hurting. He was my guiding light.” Carl Reiner was born in 1922, in New York City’s Bronx borough, one of two sons of Jewish immigrants. He grew up in a working-class neighborhood, where he learned to mimic voices and tell jokes. After high school, Reiner attended drama school, then joined a small theater group. He married his wife, Estelle, in 1943. Besides son Rob, the couple had another son, Lucas, a film director, and a daughter, Sylvia, a psychoanalyst and author. Estelle Reiner, who died in 2008, had a small role in Rob Reiner’s “When Harry Met Sally...” — as the woman who overhears Meg Ryan play-acting in a restaurant and says, “I’ll have what she’s having.” July 1 - 2, 2020 • 17 In this April 7, 2017 file photo, Carl Reiner, left, and his son Rob Reiner pose together following their hand and footprint ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

18 • July 1 - 2, 2020 CURIOUSITIES Wisconsin family saves bear swimming with head stuck in bin BLOOMER, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin family helped save a young bear that was struggling to breathe while swimming in a lake with its head caught in a plastic food container. Tricia and Brian Hurt and their son, Brady, were fishing Saturday on Marsh Miller Lake in western Wisconsin’s Chippewa County when they came across what they first thought was a swimming dog. They soon realized, though, that it was a young bear with a clear plastic cheese ball container stuck on its head. Their first attempt to pull the tub off the bear’s head failed, but another try was successful. They captured the rescue on video. “That was the thing I remember most, is that bear panting heavily, trying to get air. Can you imagine having that down in the water, it sealed it off so it couldn’t get fresh air into that jug?” said Brian Hurt. Tricia Hurt said if they had been two minutes sooner or later, they likely wouldn’t have come across the bear. “I should have bought a lottery ticket,” Brian Hurt said. “I probably would have better chances at winning the lottery ticket than stumbling across that poor bear.” The Hurts then went to a nearby resort, where some people had watched the rescue and told them the bear had been that way for at least a few days. Locals had been trying to figure out how get the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to help it. Brian Hurt estimated the bear was a year old and likely still with it’s mother. They watched it all the way until it got to shore. “We heard it fall and collapse on shore so I knew it was safe at that point,” he said, speculating that the bear would have drowned if they hadn’t been there to help. Doorbell camera catches parking lot birth in Florida MARGATE, Fla. (AP) — This was not one of those delivery videos that some pregnant moms plan for. A Florida birthing center says an expectant mother was a few steps from entering the building but her baby couldn’t wait. She gave birth while standing up outside, with a midwife catching the baby and a doorbell camera catching all the action. The Miami Herald reports that Susan Anderson already felt the need to push as her husband drove them to the Natural Birthworks center in Margate. The RING video, shared on Facebook, shows what happened next. Anderson stands in a T-shirt, maternity shorts and flip-flops, with her husband supporting her and the midwife crouching just behind. “She’s OK, She’s OK,” Sandra Lovaina, tells two arriving officers. “It’s OK. I’m the midwife. She is going to have a baby.” And then a moment later, out she comes — a baby girl that Lovaina catches and passes between the legs to the mom. She cradles the girl they’ve named Julia against her chest, and says “sorry” before gasping in tears and smiles. “This momma had a super fast labor,” the center said on June 23. It said the video was being shared with permission, and both baby and mother are doing fine. Police reel in Louisiana man captured swimming in fish tank BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — Police in Louisiana were able to reel in a man captured on video swimming through a fish tank at a sporting goods store. Kevin Wise, 26, told KSLA-TV that he plunged into the indoor aquarium at a Bass Pro Shop in Bossier City last week to follow through on a promise he made to followers on the social media platform TikTok. “I said that if I got 2,000 likes I would jump in the tank,” Wise said. “I got way more than that and didn’t want to be a liar.” A video captured by shopper Treasure McGraw showed Wise swimming through the tank before climbing out and running from the store with wet clothes. “We heard a big splash and I thought it was one of the fish,” McGraw told the news outlet. “My fiancé was like ‘somebody is in the tank’ and we saw the guy swimming.” Bass Pro Shops filed a complaint with the Bossier City Police Department Friday, saying it cost them money to empty out the 13,000 gallon aquarium and clean it after Wise’s swim, KTAL-TV reported. bransonglobe.com Wise was charged with simple criminal damage to property and released with a citation to appear in court, police said. He told KSLA-TV he planned on continuing to make videos for his followers, but cautioned others against doing similar “spur of the moment” pranks. 3 injured when boat, humpback whale collide in Alaska waters JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Three people on a recreational boat were injured, one seriously, after it collided with a humpback whale, Monday. The collision happened Saturday just outside Auke Bay, north of Juneau, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries said in a statement. The Coast Guard relayed information to NOAA that the boat immediately returned to shore, where some family members were transported to Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau. Hospital spokeswoman Katie Bausler said three people were taken to the hospital. Two were discharged, but one was flown to a Seattle hospital. authorities said EXP. 7/31/20

bransonglobe.com HISTORY July 1 - 2, 2020 • 19 Today in History: Movies, sports and more • 70 Roman General Titus and his forces set up battering rams to assault the walls of Jerusalem • 1200 In China, sunglasses are invented • 1776 1st vote on Declaration of Independence for Britain’s North American colonies • 1836 US President Andrew Jackson announces to Congress bequest by James Smithson of 100,000 gold sovereigns to found institution in Washington. 1862 US Internal Revenue Law imposes 1st federal taxes on inheritance, tobacco and on incomes over $600 (progressive rate) • 1862 Alexander II of Russia grants Jews right to publish books 1863 Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; Lee’s northward advance halted • 1867 The Dominion of Canada is formed, comprising the provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario & Quebec, with John A. Macdonald serving as the first Prime Minister • 1898 Theodore Roosevelt and his Rough Riders charge up San Juan Hill • 1899 Gideon Society established to place bibles in hotels • 1904 III Summer (Modern) Olympic Games open in St Louis, the first held in the United States • 1905 Albert Einstein introduces his theory of special relativity • 1908 “SOS” (· · · – – – · · ·) distress signal becomes the worldwide standard for help • 1916 Coca-Cola brings current coke formula to the market 1916 First day of the Battle of the Somme: the British Army suffers its worst day, losing 19,240 men (WWI) • 1921 The Communist Party of China is founded and Chen Duxiu elected its leader • 1931 US President Herbert Hoover places a one year moratorium on war debt payments • 1932 NY Gov FDR nominated for president at Democratic Convention in Chicago • 1941 Bulova Watch Co pays $9 for 1st ever network TV commercial • 1963 ZIP (Zone Improvement Plan) Codes are introduced for United States mail • 1966 Medicare goes into effect • • 1972 Feminist 1969 Investiture of Prince Charles as the Prince of Wales is watched by large crowds in Caernarfon, Wales and by millions on television magazine “Ms” founded by Gloria Steinem publishes its first issue with Wonder Woman on the cover • 1973 Tom Bradley becomes the 38th Mayor of Los Angeles, the first (and only) African-American to hold that position • 1993 1 second is added to the clock • 1997 United Kingdom returns Hong Kong and the New Territories to the People’s Republic of China • 2000 Vermont’s civil unions law goes into effect. Music • 1956 Elvis Presley wearing a tuxedo appears on Steve Allen Show • 1967 The Beatles’ album “Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” goes #1 in the United States, where it would stay for 15 weeks Sports • 1910 Chicago’s White Sox Park (later Comiskey Park) opens - St Louis Browns beat White Sox 2-0 • 1916 Pittsburgh shortstop Honus Wagner, at 42 and 4 months, connects at Cincinnati to become the oldest to hit an inside-the-park HR • 1941 Joe DiMaggio, on way to a record 56, ties Willie Keeler’s 44 game MLB hit streak in a win over Boston at Yankee Stadium • 1945 First MLB superstar to return from WW II, Hank Greenberg homers in his 1st game (Detroit beats Philadelphia A’s 9-5) • 1948 Brooklyn’s future Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Roy Campanella debuts with 3 hits in a 6-4 loss to the rival NY Giants • 1982 Cal Ripken Jr. makes the first of his record 2,216 consecutive MLB starts at shortstop for the Baltimore Orioles. • 1998 NBA commences a player lockout after no agreement with players about salary issues - lasts 204 days with the season shortened by 50 games Movies & TV • 1991 “Terminator 2: Judgement Day” directed by James Cameron, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton and Edward Furlong premieres at Century City, California • 2009 Animated film “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs” directed by Carlos Saldanha and Mike Thurmeieris with voices by Ray Romano and John Leguizamo is released

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