“I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying.” – Oscar Wilde Always FREE! Your source for local news and entertainment INSIDE... July 29-30, 2020 • Vol. 1, Issue 115 Parents look at online classes, homeschooling for upcoming school year Mental Impact: Cox Branson employee survives COVID. Page 2 By K.D. Michaels Staff Writer With the beginning of the 2020Kids in the Kitchen: Train Up a Child has a fun recipe for kids. Page 6 Gary McSpadden’s son, Shawn, and daugher, Michelle, speak at their father’s celebration of life. (Photo by Marshall Meadows.) Hundreds gather for pastor/songwriter Gary McSpadden’s Celebration of Life By Brenda Meadows Staff Writer Songs that Gary McSpadden had written, arranged, recorded or won awards for filtered throughout the Mansion Theatre on Saturday, July 25, while about 700 friends, What’s that sound? Grasshoppers create the sound of summer. Page 14 WEATHER...page 13 Highs in the 80s with multiple chances for showers and thunderstorms. family, fans and congregation members gathered for his Celebration of Life service. McSpadden, 77, passed away on April 15 from pancreatic cancer. Mansion General Manager Larry Wilhite welcomed those in atAnd it’s yes for face mask mandate BRANSON, Mo – The Branson Board of Aldermen voted in favor of mandating face coverings in public spaces in a special public meeting held Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at Branson City Hall to slow the spread of COVID-19 within the City of Branson. In a double read, the vote was in favor of the mandate 4-1 on the first read and 4-1 on the second read with Alderman Larry Milton voting no on both SEE FACE MASKS, PAGE 8 tendance. “Some people are stars in the world’s eyes,” he said. “Gary was a star of celebrity status who never believed his own press.” Shawn McSpadden hosted the celebration in honor of his father. Although McSpadden had received many awards for his singing, song writing, producing and performances with Gospel music artists including The Statesmen Quartet, The Imperials, The Oak Ridge Boys, Bill and Gloria Gaither the Gaither Vocal Band and even Elvis, “he was a preachSEE McSPADDEN, PAGE 3 21 school year just around the corner, many families are looking forward to some sense of normalcy as they send their children back to school. But for others, it’s a different story. With the spread of Covid-19, parents are concerned for the well-being of their children, and that leaves many searching for an alternative to a traditional classroom setting. When the pandemic caused an abbreviated school year this past spring, most schools offered some form of online learning for students to continue their education. For the upcoming school year, many of these schools will offer a choice between seated classes and virtual or online classes. These are both viable options for many people, but still others are considering a third option -- homeschooling -where they can have more control over what, when, and how their children learn. Homeschooling has been on the rise for several years. In 2019 over 2 million school aged children, or more than 3.4% of kindergarten through twelfth grade students across our nation, were schooled SEE HOMESCHOOL, PAGE 2

2 •July 29 - 30, 2020 LOCAL • HOMESCHOOL Continued from page 1 at home. While homeschooling does have some guidelines and regulations, including maintaining records for all children, and spending a specified amount of hours on the core subjects of reading, math, social studies, language arts and science, it does offer many benefits. Mara Hughes, mother of 11, has educated her children at home since her oldest was of the age to start school. She currently has six school aged children, all of whom participate in homeschooling. “There are so many benefits Emeline Hughes, a local entertainer and high school student, finds a computer in a quiet corner of her family’s theatre to work on her homeschool classes. (Photo by K.D. Michaels) CONFIRMED POSITIVE CASES TANEY COUNTY 216 STONE COUNTY 64 of homeschooling,” exclaimed Hughes. “One is family time. You really build family relationships and you’re building relationships between the kids. And, really knowing how your kids are doing with different things. There is obviously a lot more control of what they’re learning. And, you don’t have to worry about different political or social perspectives that may be pushed by someone at school, or about the language of some of the kids, or even bullying and other things that can happen at school. However, you have to prepare them to face those things, because they’re going to have to face them in life. But, it helps to be able to work on those things at home, and help build a foundation so they can have tools to deal with things like that.” Three of Hughes’ children have SEE HOMESCHOOL, PAGE 5 RECOVERED CASES TANEY COUNTY 92 STONE COUNTY 30 bransonglobe.com Mikaela Schriver. (Special to Branson Globe) A physical therapist’s journey with COVID: ‘I never imagined the mental impact of this’ Special to Branson Globe Mikaela Schriver has had countless colds in her life, so she didn’t think much about it when she got what she thought was a sinus infection this June. That all changed when she sat down for breakfast. “I could feel the crunch of the bacon, but it had no flavor,” says Schriver, a physical therapist at Cox Branson. “My coffee tasted watered down and my cinnamon breakfast biscuit was bland. I knew something was wrong.” Schriver did one more quick test of her senses. “I grabbed the lavender essential oil stick from my desk drawer,” she explains. SEE COVID, PAGE 7 COVID-19 in Stone and Taney counties, by the numbers: (As of 7/23/2020. Data provided by TCHD and SCHD websites) DEATHS TANEY COUNTY 3 STONE COUNTY 1

bransonglobe.com LOCAL • McSPADDEN Continued from page 1 er, a true pastor, said Shawn. “He was a leader in spreading the Word of God through teaching, singing, writing and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.” In 2009 McSpadden, and his wife Carol began pastoring church services at The Americana Theatre. They founded Faith And Wisdom Church (FWC) in Hollister in 2010 then moved to Branson, 3950 Green Mountain Drive. Many of McSpadden’s services and messages can be found online at fwcbranson.com and on YouTube. The Celebration of Life Memorial included special songs by the Faith and Wisdom Church Choir, directed by Doug Morris. McSpadden’s five grandchildren Chase, Carley and Cole Smith, Taylor and Brooks McSpadden shared memories of their granddad. Brooks and Taylor McSpadden spoke of how much fun they had with him. ”He loved fiercely,” Taylor said. “He taught me love is a verb an adjective and a noun. Because of my Pawpa, I know how to better love.” Grandson Cole Smith said, “He is no longer on earth, but he is where he has always wanted to be.” Church members Ken Rinsing and Jon Todd were among those Gary McSpadden, far right, when he sang with the original Gaither Vocal Band. (Special to Branson Globe) Gary McSpadden’s grandchildren shared special memories of their grandfather. (Photo by Marshall Meadows) that shared their experiences working alongside McSpadden. Due to limited travel because of the COVID-19 virus Gospel recording artists Clay Crosse, Michael English, The Oak Ridge Boys, Larry Gatlin and Bill and Gloria Gaither sent messages to talk about their relationships with McSpadden through video presentations. “I had gone to Memphis for an event,” said Crosse. “I gave Gary a demo tape. He was kind and encouraged me. He said he would listen to the tape and he did.” McSpadden called Clay, left a message and asked to meet with him in Nashville. “It was the beginning of a solid career and meeting Gary opened that door for me,” Crosse said. Crosse then sang a portion of ‘I Surrender All,’ the song that launched his career. McSpadden grew up in West Texas and attended a church with the Gatlin family. Larry Gatlin sent a personal video message and spoke of having known McSpadden as a child. He also talked of the great friend McSpadden had been. “I love that family,” he said, then sang the old gospel hymn, “Precious Memories” accapella. The Oakridge Boys spoke of McSpadden’s love for people. They also spoke of his impact on their lives, then sang “Life’s Railway to Heaven,” a classic quartet number. Michael English said he got to know McSpadden when he called and asked him to join the Gaither Vocal Band. “After spending time with him, I felt like family,” English said. “I loved him so much. Rest in His arms Gary.” His sister Cheryl “McSpadden” Kartsonakis spoke about how her brother had been her protector. “He was strong, stable and committed,” she said. “He was a loving brother, Godly and with a great sense of humor and a teacher, for July 29 - 30, 2020 • 3 sure. I loved him so much. I can’t believe he is gone.” McSpadden enjoyed golfing, fishing, listening to or singing music and writing songs. He loved the church, but his greatest joy was the love and passion he had for his family. McSpadden’s Son-in law Ron Smith, married to their daughter Michelle, brought a golf club up to the podium to share some humorous, as well as touching, stories about his father-in-law. He worked as road manager for McSpadden and spoke of how he learned a great deal from him. “Gary did so much for me,” he SEE McSPADDEN, PAGE 9

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bransonglobe.com LOCAL • HOMESCHOOL Continued from page 2 already completed their homeschool studies, have successfully taken their high school equivalency exams, and are well on their way to pursuing their life goals. Hughes’ oldest son is the head of the sales and marketing department at the family’s theatre, while taking a full college course load. One daughter, recently married, is looking forward to beginning a career in early childhood education, and another daughter is using her homeschooling education and the skills she has acquired as she serves a mission through her church. Two more of Hughes’ children are currently preparing to take their high school equivalency tests soon. Like everything, however, homeschooling does have some challenges. ‘For us, a big challenge is scheduling. Making sure you have a consistent schedule is difficult at times, because there are so many things going on in our family,” said Hughes, wife of Jason Hughes, who performs alongside her husband, children and a host of other family members in Branson’s popular Hughes Music Show. “Sometimes it’s a challenge keeping kids motivated and excited about doing it. One of the best ways to remedy that, I have found, is by letting them be as involved as possible in choosing the curriculum, and learning things they are excited about. Of course they have to work on things like reading and writing and math, but if you can find something that they are excited about or want to learn about, and use that for their classes they enjoy learning more.” Another drawback to homeschooling, according to many people, is a lack of socialization. However Hughes and her family have found ways to rectify that concern. Hughes explained, “ I think it’s really important for kids to interact with adults and with others their age. There are lots of homeschool groups, and people they can get together with. Also, we’ve had our kids involved in scouts, in church youth activities, or in different music programs where they do group lessons. You can find all kinds of positive activities for your kids, where they will be able to interact with other kids.” Another local homeschooling mom, Diane B, echoes Hughes’ thoughts on socialization, “There are homeschool co-ops. Some meet once a week, and some once a month. That is a great resource for field trips. A huge part of socialization, for us, is friends and classes at church. Homeschooled children also do sports and music lessons to help with that.” Like Hughes, Diane, who has two school-aged children, has also found both pros and cons to homeschooling. “It is a full-time job. So for those that have to work, it would be tougher to do both,” Diane explained. “A huge benefit to us is time. We don’t feel like we’re missing out on their lives. And, when they learn something new, and you are the one that taught or helped them with that, it’s a great experience. Another benefit is safety. I’m not worrying about a school shooting or any kind of sickness because they are home.” With so many educational options available, there are many opinions on what really is the best option for the coming school year. “It’s my daughter’s senior year,” said Rachel, mother of a teenager, along with younger school-aged children. “She can social distance and wear a mask. My younger two I’m keeping home for at least the first nine weeks. They can’t wear a mask all day. And, they know nothing about personal space!” Another local parent, Mary, the mother of three, added, “I’m homeschooling only if masks are required. I can barely stand to wear my mask to the store, so I’m not going to expect them to wear them for eight hours a day while trying to learn.” SEE HOMESCHOOL, PAGE 13 July 29 - 30, 2020 • 5

6 • July 29 - 30, 2020 OPINION By Pat Lamb It is a good idea to get children in the kitchen as early as possible to begin teaching them some basics of food handling. After all, we all have to eat to survive and someone has to prepare the food, so everyone---both girls and boys--need to learn to prepare food. Children can help with small tasks at a very early age. They can help set the table for meals, stir things like salads, and even wash some pans. Even if some of the work has to be done over, they are beginning to learn. One of the first things to teach young children about cooking 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 KD Michaels Staff Writer (417) 251-2776 kdmichaelsbranson1@gmail.com 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. Pat Lamb. (FILE) is cleanliness. They need to be taught to always wash hands before handling food. A good way to help them be thorough with washing their hands is to have them sing the Happy Birthday Song while rubbing hands with soap and water. When they have scrubbed for the duration of the song, they hopefully have clean hands. Small children usually have dirt under the fingernails and they need to be taught to use a brush or other instrument to remove the dirt. In addition, they need to be taught not to touch the hair, nose, face, or anything that might have germs while working with food. Here is an easy recipe that even bransonglobe.com Train Up a Child: Teaching children in the kitchen small children can do. The nice thing about it is that they can use it like play dough to be creative in making animals, etc. and then enjoy eating it. It is a nutritious food that is especially good for children who are not allergic to peanuts or are not obese. Edible Play Dough (Cookies) 1 cup powdered milk 1 cup peanut butter ½ cup honey (A non-breakable bowl would be best to use to mix the ingredients.) Combine dry powdered milk, peanut butter, and honey in bowl. Mix with hands until smooth. Make animals, people, or funny shapes. Eat the results. (Be sure the surface area is clean when making the shapes. To make fur on animals, roll in coconut. Raisins can be used for eyes.) Even though many parents buy toy kitchen equipment for children to play with, I always preferred to let my children work in a real kitchen. I never saw the wisdom of spending all that money on toy cabinets, dishes, pans, etc. when the real thing was available for the children. Children love to have grown-ups spend time with them. What better way to spend time with the children than in the kitchen making something useful? (The comments on these pages are the opinions of the writer, and not necessarily those of Branson Globe, or its staff. Want to weigh-in? Have something to say? Share it with us in your own Letter to the Editor. See submission guidelines in lower left corner of page 6.) 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 • COVID Continued from page 2 “It has a super strong scent. As soon as I twisted off the cap, my co-workers could smell it from across the room. I put it right up to my nose. I smelled nothing.” In that moment, Schriver had a gut feeling she had COVID-19. She immediately left work, and an official test confirmed she had the virus three days later. “The crazy thing is I would have probably just kept taking cold medicine if I didn’t have that loss of smell and taste,” she says. “How scary that I could have just been walking around infecting people, including people who may have a harder time fighting it off!” She reports, a few days after testing positive, she began to have mild shortness of breath. Nothing too serious, but she would need to sit down to wait for the coffee to brew instead of standing next to the pot. The humidity of a hot shower would also wear her out. “I didn’t shower for probably three days,” she recalls. “I told my husband there was no way he was getting out of this adventure COVID-free. I was right. He, too, tested positive.” While she and her husband Alex were both able to physically recover at home, Schriver says the mental health impact of a COVID diagnosis is something she didn’t see coming. “It’s really hard trying to live as a couple sleeping in separate rooms and trying to live separate lives,” she says. “My contagious period was over before his, so I wanted to make sure I stayed away from him because science isn’t 100% that we can’t catch this thing again.” She also has guilt that she could have exposed her family in those early days of the illness when she thought it was just a cold. “My mother-in-law has MS and my father-in-law had cancer last fall. They are vulnerable. I kept feeling the guilt that I might have exposed them even though I didn’t mean to. That’s what could happen to any of us if we’re walking around without a mask. We may be spreading a virus we don’t know we have.” So far, Schriver’s husband is the only one in her “close contacts while contagious” who was also diagnosed with COVID. Schriver considers herself lucky that she had enough paid vacation time at CoxHealth to ease the financial burden of missing two weeks of work. “I know not everyone has that luxury,” she says. “If you are infected or exposed, you are required to miss work. If you’re out and about without a mask, you’re taking the chance of putting yourself as well as your family and friends in that financial situation. It’s risky behavior.” Schriver says she’s much more aware about the importance of masking up in the community now that she’s been through the sickness and seen its impact first hand. It has also strengthened her position on the proposed masking ordinance in Branson. “They told us when the city was re-opened it would be up to each of us as an individual to do our part to slow the spread,” she says. “They encouraged face masks, hand washing and social distancing. A lot of people have not listened, including me. So, here we are with numbers climbing rapidly in our county. If a mask mandate is what is needed to slow the spread, then let’s try it. It is a much better alternative than closing local businesses again.” Help Support Branson local businesses @bransonlocalbusinesses.com July 29 - 30, 2020 • 7

8 • July 29 - 30, 2020 LOCAL • FACE MASKS Continued from page 1 reads. Alderman Kevin McConnell was not present. This amendment to Chapter 58 of the Branson Municipal Code will go into effect starting at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 31, 2020 and will remain in effect until 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. The ordinance now has the following components: • bransonglobe.com ily members of people they reside with • While performing on a fixed stage • While engaging in public speaking while socially distancing • Any public safety officer engaged in an emergency situation • Any person during a wedding ceremony or while photographs of the wedding and reception are taken Requires individuals to wear face coverings while in indoor and outdoor public spaces unless they are engaged in certain activities or under the age of thirteen. • • Requires operators of public places to ensure guests use face coverings. Requires signage at all businesses outlining requirements on social distancing and face coverings. The penalty for violating this ordinance is a $100 fine and potential revocation of business license and other permits. Under this ordinance, everyone over the age of 12 will be required to wear a face covering when in public spaces in the city limits of Branson. Exemptions are made for those with a health condition documented by a medical professional, who are hearing impaired and someone who is communicating with a person who is hearing impaired. Other exemptions include: • While swimming • While obtaining a service involving the head, face or nose • While playing a sport, exercising or using exercise equipment • While outdoors while maintaining a physical distance of at least six feet • While outdoors who is closer than six feet to fam• Any family member of a deceased person during a funeral, interment or memorial Education will be the first step in enforcement. Branson Police will work to educate any violators of the ordinance before pursuing further action. Just like any other City ordinance, violations of the face covering ordinance can be reported by calling 911. The entire ordinance as amended and voted on can be found on the City’s “Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resources and News” section of our website at www.bransonmo.gov/ DocumentCenter/View/12751/ Face-Covering-Ordinance-PDF. For any other questions about this ordinance, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions, which can also be found on the City’s “Coronavirus/ COVID-19 Resources and News” page on our website at www.bransonmo.gov/DocumentCenter/View/12768/FaceCovering-FAQ-PDF. The health and safety of residents, guests and community members remains a top priority for the City of Branson. The City will continue to work in coordination with our partner agencies, as well as the state and federal government, to monitor this evolving situation and to ensure our response actions are based on the latest facts.

bransonglobe.com LOCAL • McSPADDEN Continued from page 3 said “He taught me how to be my best. He taught me how to play golf because he wanted to beat me.” Shawn McSpadden said Gloria Gaither asked him, “Can you describe your dad in one word?” After much thought, he said “Consistent. He was consistent as a father, in faith, with the kids, with mom and in loving people.” Gloria Gaither agreed with Shawn. The McSpaddens had traveled with, and lived along side the Gaithers for 10 years. “I don’t remember a cross word from either of them. They are the dearest, sweetest people.” Bill went on to say, “I loved this man. I don’t know of anyone else who could come in and do what he did. Gary was an incredible person. Gary, you’ve finally seen the lights of home” (reference to the song ‘Because He Lives’). The Celebration of Life concluded wth McSpadden’s brother-in-law Dino at the piano accompanied by the FWC Choir performing ‘We Shall Behold Him’ and ‘the Hallelujah Chorus.’ When setting the date and time for the Celebration, Carol McSpadden wasn’t sure if anyone would attend because of the virus and restrictions. But, it all worked out. “It was a great send off, a great tribute to a man’s life well lived. But it doesn’t end,” said Carol McSpadden. “God wants to do something in this community through this church. I am excited about the future of this church. It gave Gary a welcome into heaven and good cross over. I am very pleased. I was thankful people could come and be with us for the gifts that God had given him. He used them for the Lord.” July 29 - 30, 2020 • 9 Thank you for reading the Branson Globe!

10 • July 29 - 30, 2020 STATE bransonglobe.com Missouri Department of Labor releases benefit numbers, hiring additional staffing resources Jefferson City, MO –– The Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations’ (DOLIR’s), Division of Employment Security (DES) reports that it has processed over $3.4 billion in unemployment benefit payments to more than 490,000 unemployed Missourians since the beginning of the pandemic in March. In the last few months, the DES saw a 254% increase in initial claims compared to all the initial claims it processed in 2019. To handle the historic number of claims, the DES utilized 300+ staff from all their program areas, other DOLIR divisions, nine other Missouri state agencies and outside call center vendor help. It also hired both temporary and full-time staff to assist citizens in processing claims. While UInteract, the unemployment claims online filing system, has overall been reliably operating in response to the historical claims volume, there have been instances of system downtime to increase capacity in order to more effecSEE DEPT. OF LABOR, PAGE 15 MDC re-closes St. Louis regional office amid rising COVID-19 cases By Dan Zarlenga Courtesy of MDC St. CHARLES, Mo.—The incidence of COVID-19 cases has seen a significant rise in recent weeks, prompting the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) to close its St. Louis Regional Office on the August A Memorial Conservation Area in St. Charles to the public. The regional office closure is effective immediately until further notice. All outdoor spaces and fishing lakes on the conservation area remain open. The All In Bait & Tackle Shop, operated by an independent vendor, will also remain open. Visitors are reminded to observe social distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines when on the area. According to the St. Charles County online COVID-19 dashboard (https://www.sccmo. org/2105/COVID-19), the incidence of confirmed cases from the disease in the last 14 days has SEE MDC, PAGE 16 Congress considers emergency funds to keep libraries open in Missouri By Mary Schuermann Kuhlman Courtesy of Public News Service JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Federal lawmakers are considering legislation that would help keep library doors open in Missouri in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. From digital programming to curbside pickup, libraries across the state have pivoted their offerings in order to safely provide materials to community members. At the Daniel Boone Regional Library in Columbia, Executive Director Margaret Conroy says they’ve shifting funding from programming needs to health and safety supplies. “The masks, the sanitation cleaning expenses, shields, all the kinds of things that we’re putting in place to keep our staff and our public safe,” says Conroy. “And those, of course, were unanticipated expenses at the beginning of the year.” SEE LIBRARIES, PAGE 17

bransonglobe.com STATE July 29 - 30, 2020 • 11 Ashcroft announces grants to local governments for records management, preservation projects Courtesy of Missouri Secretary of State Office Jefferson City, Mo. — Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft announced 11 Local Records Grant Program awards totaling $100,411. Based on the recommendations of the Missouri Historical Records Advisory Board, they provide the recipient local governments with assistance for records management and preservation projects. The following grantees are now eligible to receive reimbursement up to the total listed award amount: • Francois County Recorder: $12,500 to image records • Cape Girardeau County Recorder: $24,995 to image records • Jasper County Record Center: $7,300 to image records • Clair County Collector: $2,777 to image records • Wright County Circuit Clerk: $6,090 for shelving • Reynolds County Circuit Clerk: $9,169 to image records • City of Crestwood: $8,960 to image records • West St. Francois County R-IV School District: $19,745 for shelving • City of St. Charles: $477 to image records • Buchanan County Circuit Clerk: $4,400 for a microfilm reader/printer/scanner • Perry County Circuit Clerk: $3,998 for a microfilm reader/printer/scanner The Missouri State Archives’ Local Records Grant Program offers Blunt discusses U.S. Senate GOP’s $1 trillion HEALS Act (MONet) U.S. Senate Republicans have unveiled a $1 trillion coronavirus aid package. The HEALS Act includes $200 per week in unemployment benefits, more than $100 billion for schools, more funding for the small business Paycheck Protection Program and a liability shield to protect businesses from coronavirus-related lawsuits. The plan would also give another $1,200 stimulus payment with similar eligibility requirements as the last one. Qualifying individuals earning a gross adjusted income up to $75,000 per year in 2019, and couples earning $150,000, would get the full $1,200 or $2,400. Individuals would also receive $500 for each dependent, just like under the CARES Act. During a press conference in Washington, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt, R-Missouri, says the plan would provide $16 billion to help states cover COVID-19 testing. “Our priority to help with testing through the states is to put a priority on elementary and secondary education, on higher education, on nursing homes and childcare facilities,” says Blunt. Blunt says the package would give $15 billion to the nation’s childcare providers. “As people get back to work, some people don’t want to send their kids. There will be some childcare expenses of distancing and other things that have to be done, but you can’t get back to work if you can’t get back to childcare for most families. And if you’re a working parent, particularly if you’re a working single parent, your biggest single problem is being sure that that childcare situation works,” says Blunt. Congressional Democratic leaders say the bill should include hazard pay for essential workers, provide additional funding for food stamps and address the eviction crisis, among other things. local governments, or local political subdivisions with taxing authority, funding for approved records management or preservation projects including imaging of permanent, long-term or historically significant records. Grant awards may fund up to 70% of total project costs. To learn more about the Local Records Grant Program, visit www. sos.mo.gov/archives/localrecs/ grants/.

12 • July 29 - 30, 2020 STATE Courtesy of MODOT JEFFERSON CITY – Beginning August 3, a statewide awareness campaign will remind Missouri motorists to drive safely around big trucks and buses. In turn, commercial motor vehicle drivers will be reminded to obey traffic laws, use their seat belts, slow down and pay attention. Commercial motor vehicles make up 20% of Missouri’s interstate traffic, carry goods from coast to coast, and are essential workers to our nation’s economy. When crashes involving large trucks and buses happen the disproportionate size of the large truck versus a car means those crashes can often involve serious injuries, or SIZZLING SUMMER SPECIAL! 2 FOR THE PRICE OF 1 thru AUG 31 Not valid with any other offer. Exp. 8/31/20 worse. Research shows that, in the majority of these crashes, drivers of passenger cars unnecessarily endanger themselves by not paying attention and driving recklessly around large trucks and buses. That’s why it’s so important for all motorists to drive safely around these larger vehicles. There’s no room for taking chances around big trucks and buses – they require big room. “We can all do our part by driving safely around big trucks,” said Jon Nelson, MoDOT assistant to the state highway and traffic engineer. “Be patient, give them room to operate and please put your phone down.” bransonglobe.com Motorists are reminded: Respect the load, share the road • Don’t cut off large trucks or buses. Make sure you can see the truck’s cab lights in your rearview mirror before moving back into your original lane. • Stay out of the “No Zone.” Large trucks and buses have large blind spots on either side and up to 200 feet behind a vehicle. Pass only on the left side. • Large trucks and buses take longer to stop. • Watch your following distance. Keep a safety cushion around large trucks and buses. Can you see the truck’s side mirrors? If not, the driver cannot see you. A statewide awareness campaign will remind Missouri motorists to drive safely around big trucks and buses. (Special to Branson Globe) Showtimes: 3pm or 8pm 1600 West 76 Country Blvd. Branson, MO Call for Tickets: 877-SIX-SHOW theSIXshow.com

bransonglobe.com STATE Courtesy of MODOT Southwest District – State routes in five (5) southwest Missouri counties are scheduled to be sealed with a mixture of rock and oil beginning the week of August 3, the Missouri Department of Transportation said. Here’s a look at the locations: • Barton County – U.S. Route 160 from the Missouri/Kansas state line east to I-49 (17.5 miles) • Jasper County – Route E from near Missouri Route 571 east to Missouri Route 37 (9 miles) • HOMESCHOOL Continued from page 5 Letha, a local parent, had a different perspective. “I’m sending my daughter to school, but she has to wear a mask in the hallways and on the bus. My main reasoning is she thrives in school, and I definitely struggled in teaching her.” And, Jessie, a single mom of three, agreed, saying, :”I’m sending my child back to school. I have other kids at home, and simply do not have the time and capability to teach her and give her the correct amount of time, while working.” A mother of high-school students, Crystal Wolfe, had differing thoughts, explaining, “We will send the kids to school only if the school has mandatory masks, temp checks, social distancing and health safety for the kids at all times. Another option we are presently leaning toward is working with eight other families. The children would all attend online school at our home three days a week, so the kids have a healthy social circle to encourage each other. They would enroll in school, and miss three days a week when they take the online classes. Taking online classes still allows them to participate in all sports at the school, as though they were attending full-time. My children do NOT want to do online classes, • Jasper County – Route V from I-49 south to Missouri Route 96 (2 miles) • McDonald County – Missouri Route 43 from Route DD south to Route B (5 miles) • Barry County – Route F from Missouri Route 112 east to Missouri Route 86 (5 miles) • Barry County – Missouri Route 112 from Route F north to Missouri Route 86 (5.5 miles) • Newton/Barry counties – Missouri Route 86 from U.S. Route but they understand our decision in regards to their health.” Despite many differences in opinion regarding their children’s schooling -- and with more and more people leaning towards educating from home -- most parents can definitely agree that education is important, that each family faces different and unique circumstances, and that we are all very concerned for the health and welfare of our children. Your Branson Area Weather Source Loving The Ozarks WED 86 Showers & T-Storms Likely 68 Branson Area 5 Day Outlook THU FRI 60 near Neosho to Missouri Route 76 south of Wheaton (24.5 miles) Drivers also can expect flaggers and pilot cars directing them through the work zone. Drivers should wait for the pilot vehicle before proceeding through the work zone or before entering the work zone from a side road. Signs and message boards will alert drivers to the work zone. Weather and/or scheduling delays will alter the work schedule. July 29 - 30, 2020 • 13 Pavement sealing work planned week of Aug. 3 in five Southwest Missouri counties A chip-seal is not an alternative to an asphalt overlay, but is planned for these roads as an economical way to maintain and preserve the roadway. The treatments keep a road from deteriorating and will extend its life. SAT SUN 87 83 81 86 Showers & T-Storms Likely 69 Chance for Showers & T-Storms 66 Chance for Morning Showers or T-Storms 65 Partly to Mostly Cloudy

14 • July 29 - 30, 2020 STATE MDC online program helps kids learn about nature’s ‘secret agents’ By Francis Skalicky, MDC CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – The animals around us use a variety of fascinating adaptations to find food and to avoid being food for other predators. Kids who think they have the stealth to go undercover as covert nature detectives can learn more about the tricks of the wildlife trade in the virtual Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) four-part program “Nature’s Secret Agents.” The dates for these programs, which is being put on by the staff at MDC’s Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center, will be Aug. 4-7. Each day, the program will be 10-11 a.m. This event is designed for ages 7-11 and online attendees must be able to participate in all four sessions of the program. Wildlife detectives can particAn outdoors landscape holds many interesting clues about how animals survive and thrive in their surroundings. (MDC Photo) ipate with a computer, tablet or smartphone. Participants will be asked to pick up a box full of secret activities at the Cape Girardeau Nature Center so they can share their sleuthing skills with MDC instructors and other participants. Participants can get information on picking up their boxes by calling 573- 290-5218 or e-mailing MDC Naturalist Alex Holmes at Alex Holmes at Alex.Holmes@ mdc.mo.gov (link sends e-mail). People need to register for the program at: https://mdc-event-web. s3licensing.com/Event/EventDetails/173719 Though this program is free, registration is required to participate using the link above. Registrants must provide an e-mail, so a program link can be sent to them. This program will include a chatbased question-and-answer period where participants with the presenters. can bransonglobe.com Differential grasshopper. (MDC Photo) Grasshopper calls sounds of summer By Peg Craft, MDC Grasshopper calls are the elevator interact music of summer. As their rasping drones on, we soon tune it out. Grasshoppers create songs that are repeated without a musical pitch. The songs aren’t whistles or trills. Instead, they sound like two pieces of sandpaper scratching together. It’s a sort of insect rhythm section. A grasshopper makes its coarse tune by rubbing a series of small spines on its hind leg across a scraper on its wing, like sliding a thumbnail along the teeth of a comb. Each species has its own call to attract mates, just as birds do. Usually, only males take to music, attracting females with their calls. They mate, and the female lays eggs. Tiny nymphs hatch from the eggs the following spring. By late summer, the nymphs have grown through about five molts to become adults with a song. Try tuning in to the grasshoppers when you go outside. Listen for their different calls, especially during the day, along roadsides and in woods and fields. Differential grasshoppers are a favorite bait for anglers, and are an important component in the food chain for many animals, including foxes, raccoons, squirrels, amphibians, snakes, birds, turtles, and bats. At times, differential grasshoppers occur in large enough populations to cause severe damage to agricultural crops.

bransonglobe.com STATE JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Since its creation in 2018, the Buy Missouri Program has highlighted and actively promoted Missouri businesses that manufacture products in Missouri. Recently the program reached a milestone by enrolling its three-hundredth business member. “We are proud and excited to share that Buy Missouri membership continues to grow,” com• DEPT. OF LABOR Continued from page 10 tively deliver benefits under the three new federal programs created under the CARES Act. “Despite DES’ own best efforts to serve Missourians during this time of historic and record-breaking call volumes with staff from the existing state workforce and temporary hiring, we know that more resources are needed. It is our highest goal to help Missourians who are frustrated that their calls are not being answered as quickly as we would like, especially those whose unemployment claims are still pending after many weeks,” said DOLIR Director Anna Hui. “Every claim that awaits an eligibility determination is an individual facing uncertainty on the next step of how to pay for groceries, rent and other bills,” stated Hui. “This is why we are engaging the help of Ernst and Young, whose additional manpower, perspectives, expertise, and experiences will help the state meet citizens’ needs by processing claims and answering calls, all the while analyzing our existing unemployment program processes so that together we can improve service delivery to meet current and future needs. We look forward to adding these additional resources to support those in the state workforce who have been working tirelessly to serve Missourians during this historic time.” mented Lieutenant Governor, Mike Kehoe. “This program provides the opportunity to recognize and promote Missouri-made products. The Buy Missouri Program, which began with the vision of then Lieutenant Governor Parson, continues to grow because of the dedication and efforts of the 300+ members whose hard work supports and strengthens the state’s economy.” To be eligible for membership Ernst and Young staffing and expertise will be adding to ongoing efforts by the DES to improve and enhance process and system operations. This includes enhanced reporting to pinpoint claim issues in order to improve timely resolution, as well as a review of the web-based application system to make it more user-friendly and easier to navigate. While the DES is already working on an outbound calling system where claimants can schedule an appointment time for someone to call back and assist them, the DES also continues to hire employees and temporary workers to help with the call volume and claims processing. Finally, the DES is working with the Missouri Office of Administration to have other resources on stand-by for additional outside call and claims assistance in order to more efficiently meet future program workload needs. “With these additional resources onboard, we are better positioned to meet citizens’ needs and improve flexibility in our processes so that we can better adapt to future federal and state changes to the unemployment program,” concluded Hui. “We are now operating in a time of rapid and constant change but our dedicated state employees stand ready to meet those challenges. With the extra help of our contract partners, we will be able to complete our mission even faster and more efficiently.” in the Buy Missouri program, at least 51% of a company’s product must be manufactured in-state. Buy Missouri, by the numbers, equates to 305 members enrolled, 81 total counties reached, with 13,185 individuals employed, providing nearly $400 million in salaries to Missourians. “The importance of shopping and buying local has been highlighted by COVID-19 pandemic,” Kehoe continued. “When we Buy Missouri, we support our July 29 - 30, 2020 • 15 Buy Missouri Program membership reaches milestone friends and neighbors. Doing so will be even more critical in the coming weeks and months.” For a complete listing of Buy Missouri members, please go to www.buymissouri.net or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

16 • July 29 - 30, 2020 STATE Comments? Questions? Call the Branson Globe at 417-334-9100 • MDC Continued from page 10 risen by 182%, as of July 24. “The MDC St. Louis regional leadership team carefully weighed the public services our regional office was providing with the public health risks of the recent rise of COVID-19 cases in St. Charles County,” said MDC St. Louis Regional Administrator Julianne Stone. “We made the difficult decision to reclose the office after determining it was the best course of action to protect the health of our visitors and staff.” Stone added that her leadership staff is continuing to monitor the COVID-19 situation, and that should there be other changes in the COVID outlook for St. Charles County or elsewhere in the region, MDC will be prepared to respond appropriately. bransonglobe.com All other MDC public facilities will remain open, including Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center in Kirkwood, the Jay Henges Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center in High Ridge, and the August A. Busch Shooting Range and outdoor Education Center in Defiance. MDC will adhere to all local ordinances and guidelines regarding COVID-19 at every facility, and it strongly encourages visitors to wear face coverings at its locations. Any local ordinances mandating wearing of face coverings will also be observed. Have a news tip? Send it to us at info@ bransonglobe.com

bransonglobe.com STATE • LIBRARIES Continued from page 10 Conroy notes that much like other organizations and businesses, libraries have suffered significant financial losses during the pandemic. The Library Stabilization Fund Act was introduced this month in both the House and Senate; it would establish a $2 billion federal fund to defray library costs and improve services. Libraries also have served as a trusted resource for Missourians seeking assistance with unemployment assistance, telehealth services and other virtual services. Director and CEO of the St. Louis Library District Kristen Sorth explains they’re also helping those in need. “We partnered with many area organizations to provide meals, diapers, and just a variety of other things,” says Sorth. “We started in March shortly after we closed, and we continue to provide those services.” American Library Association President Julius Jefferson says secondary COVID-19 relief packages proposed in Congress do not include dedicated support for library operations. “There’s been the CARES Act that’s offered lots of relief and funds to small businesses, to those in the health-care industry,” says Jefferson. “But we see libraries as second responders, and this is an opportunity to continue to support the essential services that libraries have been providing throughout this whole pandemic.” The Library Stabilization Fund Act would help support nearly 370 thousand library jobs nationally, with each state receiving a minimum of $10 million in funding. July 29 - 30, 2020 • 17 The Library Stabilization Fund was introduced this month in both the House and Senate. (Public News Service) VOTE BRIAN FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE CHRISTIAN CONSERVATIVE VETERAN

18 • July 29 - 30, 2020 NATIONAL (AP) It’s been months since the coronavirus pandemic limited restaurant options and caused many people — even the most kitchen-phobic among us — to try to cook more. How are people faring? Some are experiencing cooking fatigue. Others have found they enjoy preparing and eating homemade food more than they expected. Some new habits and skills appear likely to last. Before she began quarantining in late March, 33-year-old television producer Erika Navarrete Nagle of Denver had never cooked chicken. “I was a mess in the kitchen,” she says. ``I grew up in a Cuban family with a mother and sister who always cooked for me. You’d think I picked up a thing or two, but I’ve always been a workaholic and I never made time nor had the desire to cook.” “It took a global pandemic and mandatory quarantine for me to learn,” she says. She’s feeling great about her progress: “I jumped up and down when I sautéed my first onions and garlic. I almost took to social media to brag.” Navarette loved her mom’s Cuban chicken breast recipe, and asked for the recipe. “My mom is a typical Cuban mom cook ... no measurements, just ‘a ojo,’ which means ‘eye it’. I don’t do ‘a ojo’,” she says. After some fails, Navarrete Nagle has mastered it. Mostly, however, she relies on cookbooks these days. “I’ve always been intimidated by cookbooks; now they are my best friends!” John Wing, a travel agent in New York City, used to spend a lot of time in his car ferrying kids to and from activities. He was already the primary cook in his household of 5 people, but since March, when his driving duties abated, he’s been cooking more than ever. His everyday cooking style hasn’t bransonglobe.com From exhilaration to fatigue, home cooks assess new normal changed much – he is sticking with his repertoire of chicken cutlets, fajitas, pasta, salmon and homemade pizza, balancing the different preferences of three kids living at home. Wing also has dug into a few cooking projects, like homemade bagels, learning the proper way to deep fry, and perfecting his scone game. The family has begun ordering in more now, too, and his kids have taken up baking. “The hugest adjustment for me was surrendering my control over food shopping,” says Wing. He describes himself as “that guy who picks up and looks at almost every package of berries before picking the one,” and an intuitive shopper who likes to walk up and down every aisle of the market in lieu of using lists. Since the pandemic started, he has been ordering online, which has taken some getting used to. Emmie Lee, who lives with her husband and two teenagers in New York City, was already an avid cook, but has used her extra time during the pandemic to stretch those muscles. Her babysitter used to make peerless Chinese dumplings, and Lee made it a mission to replicate them with her family’s help. “We can’t produce them at the incredible rate she can pleat them, but they are delicious!” SEE HOME COOKS, PAGE 19 Erika Navarrete Nagle. (William Nagle via AP)

bransonglobe.com NATIONAL NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and his wife have announced a $5 million donation to build community health centers throughout Louisiana. Drew Brees and Brittany Brees appeared in a video posted to the NFL player’s Instagram account Monday revealing the partnership between the Brees Dream Foundation and Louisiana health care system Ochsner Health. • HOME COOKS Continued from page 18 Other cooking projects have included Taiwanese beef noodle soup, Spanish tortillas and tahdig (Persian rice). Lee started her quarantine cooking by focusing on foods the family normally ordered in or ate out, trying to satisfy those cravings in her own kitchen. She also has become a fan of preparing large pieces of meat and re-using that protein for a few meals in different ways. She re-purposes them in salads, sandwiches, or simple rice or pasta bowls. At first, Lee made everyone sandwiches for lunch, but now breakfast and lunch have become more fendfor-yourself, do-it-on-your-own-timeline. “That came with cooking fatigue and my realization I could not spend all day in the kitchen,” she says. “Now I’m just focused on dinner,” which the family still eats together at the table. Lee still enjoys cooking, but has experienced “dark days where I feel unDrew Brees said the partnership would have a particular emphasis on underserved communities, adding that the first of the health care centers was set to be built in New Orleans East later this year. The centers will include primary and specialty care services, he said. “COVID-19 has changed nearly everything ... and as we work through one of the greatest challenges of our lifetimes, our health inspired … then I’m cooking for subsistence, and my heart is not vested in what I’m making.” This summer, she has been trying to organize some socially-distanced outdoor meals with friends. Wing says his accelerated cooking pace is not likely to stick: “Once our lives are back to normal, I fully expect we will be back to ordering in as frequently as cooking at home.” He plans to return to his brick-and-mortar, in-person supermarket shopping too. Navarette says she feels empowered by having learned to cook, and expects she’ll keep doing it. She has learned to find recipes based on what ingredients she has and what need to be cooked first, and adds, “I’m so much less intimidated by cooking and knives and cookbooks!” “I can feed my family (more than just buttered noodles). Feels good to say,” she says. And Lee can’t wait to return to restaurants with friends for certain foods that she’s not attempting at home, like Shanghai soup dumplings and falafel. and wellness has never been more important,” Drew Brees said in the video. “We will continue to bridge the gap to bring healthcare, education and economic equity to all of our communities,” the Brees’ added in the post. In March, the family donated an additional $5 million to go toward coronavirus relief in Louisiana, news outlets reported. Brees drew criticism in June and subsequently apologized for July 29 - 30, 2020 • 19 Drew Brees to donate $5M to support Louisiana health care comments he made in an interview regarding his opposition to Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling during the national anthem. The comments came as demonstrations against police brutality and racial injustice unfolded around the world.

20 • July 29 - 30, 2020 CURIOUSITIES Farmer returns prosthetic leg that skydiver lost during jump WEST ADDISON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont skydiver who lost his prosthetic leg during a jump has it back, thanks to a farmer who kept an eye out for it and spotted it in a soybean field. Double amputee Chris Marckres, of Hyde Park, went for a jump Saturday at Vermont Skydiving Adventures in West Addison and lost one of his prosthetic legs after leaping from the plane. “I think my adrenaline was so high and I was just so excited, I didn’t realize I had lost it,” Marckres told NECN and NBC10 Boston. Marckres, who was harnessed to an instructor, landed safely. He then put out the word on social media that he’d lost his leg. Farmer Joe Marszalkowski saw the post before finding the prosthetic on Sunday in a soybean field. Beyond a few scratches, it was undamaged. bransonglobe.com “You’ve always got to keep an eye out,” said Marszalkowski, who compared the discovery to a needle in a haystack. He said he was grateful he found the leg without running it over with a machine during the fall harvest. Farmer Joe Marszalkowski holds a prosthetic leg that he found Sunday in a soybean field on his farm. (Jack Thurston/NECN and NBC10 Boston via AP)

bransonglobe.com CURIOUSITIES “Or, God forbid, the combine sucked it up — it would’ve destroyed it,” Marszalkowski said. Marckres said losing his leg turned into a positive experience. “We kind of take for granted sometimes how many truly good people there still are in the world.” Long haul: Dog lost on South Carolina highway found in Miami MIAMI (AP) — A pet dog that jumped out of a car window on a South Carolina highway has been found two weeks later, nearly 600 miles away in Miami, according to a relative of the owner. The dog named Belle escaped from the moving car near Charleston on July 15, according to Tim Whitfield, whose 90-year-old mother owns Belle. Whitfield put out a call for help on Facebook at the time and said that he bought the puppy for his mother after her dog of 16 years recently died. She was “heartbroken” after hearing the dog was lost, Whitfield added. After nearly two weeks of searching, Whitfield learned over the weekend that a car of Florida residents grabbed Belle out of traffic after spotting the animal while traveling through Charleston to Miami, WCIVTV reported Sunday. The rescuers said they saved Belle because they were afraid she was going to be hit by oncoming cars, the station reported. They then tracked down Whitfield through social media posts. Whitfield thanked all the people who helped share Belle’s story in a message posted to Facebook on Sunday. “A great reminder that when all seems lost, hope must be the constant thought,” he said. For more ‘awww!’ per column inch. Read... July 29 - 30, 2020 • 21

22 • July 29 - 30, 2020 HISTORY bransonglobe.com Today in History: Movies, sports and more • 904 Thessalonica is sacked by Saracen pirates led by renegade Leo of Tripoli • 1221 Emperor Go-Horikawa aged only 10 years old ascends to the Chrysanthemum Throne of Japan • 1567 James VI is crowned King of Scots at Stirling • 1588 The Battle of Gravelines - Spanish Armada damaged and scattered by the English fleet • 1609 Samuel de Champlain shoots and kills two Iroquois chiefs at Ticonderoga, New York setting the stage for French-Iroquois conflicts for the next 150 years • 1676 Nathaniel Bacon declared a rebel for assembling frontiersmen to protect settlers from Indians • 1794 African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas in Philadelphia, dedicated • 1848 Irish Potato Famine: Tipperary Revolt - an unsuccessful nationalist revolt against British rule put down by police • 1864 American Civil War: Confederate spy Belle Boyd is arrested by Union troops and detained at the Old Capitol Prison in Washington, D.C. • 1905 US Secretary of War William Howard Taft makes secret agreement with Japanese Prime Minister Katsura agreeing to Japanese free rein in Korea in return for non-interference with the US in the Philippines • 1907 Sir Robert Baden-Powell forms Boy Scouts in England • 1914 1st transcontinental phone link made between New York City and San Francisco • 1921 Adolf Hitler becomes leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party • 1923 Albert Einstein speaks on pacifism in Berlin • 1927 1st iron lung installed (Bellevue hospital, NY) • 1932 Great Depression: in Washington, D.C., U.S. troops disperse the last of the “Bonus Army” of World War I veterans • 1948 King George VI opens 14th modern Olympic Games in London • 1949 Moscow ends the blockade of West Berlin • 1954 Publication of “Fellowship of the Ring” 1st volume of “Lord of the Rings” by J. R. R. Tolkien published by George Allen and Unwin in London • 1955 USSR performs nuclear Test • 1956 Jacques Cousteau’s Calypso anchors in 7,500 m of water (record) • 1958 US President Eisenhower signs into law National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958 • 1959 First United States Congress elections in Hawaii as a state of the Union. • 1968 Pope Paul VI, in an encyclical entitled “Humanae Vitae” (Of Human Life), declares any artificial forms of birth control prohibited • 1969 Mariner 6 begins transmitting far-encounter photos of Mars • 1974 2nd impeachment vote against Nixon by House Judiciary Committee • 1974 Episcopal Church ordained female priests • 1975 Ford became 1st US President to visit Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz • 1976 In New York City, the EXP. 7/31/20

bransonglobe.com HISTORY “Son of Sam” kills one person and seriously wounds another in first of a series of attacks • 1987 Ben & Jerry’s and Jerry Garcia agree on a new flavor Cherry Garcia • 1988 FDIC bails out 1st Republic Bank, Dallas, with $4 billion • 1988 Gorbachev pushes plan electing president and parliament in March, 1989 • 1988 Judge orders NASA to release unedited tape from Challenger cockpit • 2015 Microsoft launches Windows 10 • 2015 Zion Harvey became the first paediatric patient to receive a double hand transplant at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia • 2016 Hillary Clinton accepts the Democratic nomination for US President at Democratic convention in Philadelphia - first woman by a major US party Movies & TV • 1928 Test footage first created for Walt Disney’s “Steamboat Willie” with Mickey Mouse • 1957 Jack Paar’s The Tonight show premieres • 1965 Beatles movie “Help” premieres, Queen Elizabeth attends Music • 1973 Led Zeppelin have more than $200,000 in cash stolen from a safety-deposit box at the New York Hilton • 2019 Record for longest run at the top of US singles chart made by country rap single “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X remixed with Billy Ray Cyrus, No. 1 for 17 weeks Sports • 1915 Pirate Honus Wagner at 41, hits a grand slam HR • 1950 Pee Wee Reese, hits the 3,000th Dodger home run • 1961 Phillies lose 1st of 23 straight games • 1974 St Louis Card Lou Brock steals his 700th base • 1978 On Old Timer’s Day, NY Yankees announce that Billy Martin will return as NY Yankee manager in 1980 and Bob Lemon will become GM • 1991 Yankee Stadium fans throw cups and blowup dolls at Jose Canseco • 2014 Chicago Cubs player John Baker scores the win against the Colorado Rockies at Wrigley Field in the longest game in Cubs history Birthdays • 1796 Walter Hunt, American inventor (safety pin, sewing machine), born in Martinsburg, New York (d. 1859) • 1883 Benito Mussolini [Il Duce], Fascist Italian dictator (1922-43), born in Predappio, Forlì, Italy (d. 1945) • 1888 Vladimir K. Zworykin, Russian-American inventor (development of television, cathode ray tube), born in Murom, Russian Empire (d. 1982) • 1892 William Powell, American actor (Thin Man, My Man Godfrey), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1984) • • 1905 Clara Bow, American silent screen actress (It, Saturday Night Kid), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1965) • 1932 Nancy Landon Kassebaum, (Sen-R-Kansas ) • 1936 Elizabeth Hanford Dole, US Secretary of Transportation (1983-87) • 1937 Charles Schwab, American investor and entrepreneur (Charles Schwab Corporation), born in Sacramento, California • 1938 Peter Jennings, Canadian-American news anchor (ABC Evening News), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2005) • 1953 Geddy Lee, lead vocalist/bassist (Rush-Tom Sawyer), born in Toronto, Ontario • 1953 Ken Burns [Kenneth Lauren], American director and documentary film producer (The Civil War, Baseball), born in Brooklyn, New York • 1953 Tim Gunn, American television and fashion personality (Project Runway), born in Washington, D.C. • 1966 Martina McBride, country singer • 1972 Wil Wheaton, American actor (Star Trek Next Generation-Wesley, Stand By Me), born in Burbank, California • 1980 Ryan Braun, Canadian July 29 - 30, 2020 • 23 baseball player (Los Angeles Angels), born in Kitchener, Ontario • 1993 Rayne Dakota “Dak” Prescott, American NFL quarterback (Dallas Cowboys), born in Sulphur, Louisiana

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