INSIDE...page 9 WORDS TO LIVE BY... Start Your Engines: NASCAR gets the green flag today at Darlington “Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.” Alice Morse Earle Highs: 72-83. Lows: 50s. WEATHER...page 10 Your source for local news and entertainment May 17-19, 2020 • Vol. 1, Issue 86 More people recognizing Work From Home Day By Brooklyn Schultz Newa Correspondent National Work From Home Day is a holiday that was designated for May 22 and first celebrated in 2006. It is becoming more relevant due to the Coronavirus, otherwise known as COVID-19. Working from home is becoming the new normal as many in the Branson area have resorted to doing just that - working from home. Nathan Applegate, who performs at Clay Cooper Theatre, said there will be implemented changes to the theatre: “They will most definitely be spacing guests out around the theatre,” Applegate said. “In fact, they have been going it [with] those who have kept reservations... It’s likely we’ll see many individuals in the audience wearing masks, which of course is being encouraged in general. There will be considerably more hand sanitizing pumps around the theatre and procedures in place between shows. I also anticipate any form of meet and greets to either be done differently or otherwise extra precautions put in place as well.” With all these changes in place, Clay Cooper Theatre is planning to reopen on June 9. Until then,Applegate’s quarantine has included lots of practicing to keep everything fresh in his mind. “It’s been very interesting,” he said. “Having only done five shows into our 2020 season before the lockdown began and having just learned a new show, I find myself going over material more often than usual to keep it fresh in my mind...” While he tries to keep in high spirits, Applegate knows essential workers are needing as much encouragement as possible during this tough time. “I’d like to tell those individuals that the word “essential” doesn’t even begin to describe how valuable [they] are to society,” he said, “A simple thank you will never be enough to show our gratitude. But nonetheless, thank you so much.” Jody Shelton, a staff member of Elliott, Robinson & Company, LLP, is one of many others working from home. She, too,sees the importance of essential workers. “We know that your exposure to this virus is greater.” Jody said, “We appreciate the sacrifices that you make.” Shelton says her firm has made it pleasantly easier for her to work from home. “I love working from home.” She said, “Our firm has done a great job anticipating what changes need to be made regarding workflow. I have been pleasantly surprised at how easily this type of work can be done remotely.” While grocery stores around the globe experience mass chaos, Annette Gill saw her fun away-fromhome job as a more nerve-wracking experience than before because of a significant increase in customers and purchases. “At first, it was kind of fun because I could get out of the house,” SEE WORK FROM HOME, PAGE 2 Annette Gill stocks grocery bags at Harter House, a job she started mid-March, amid the Coronavirus chaos. (Photo by Brooklyn Schultz)

2 • May 17-19, 2020 LOCAL Submitted to Branson Globe The Taney County Health Department (TCHD) has identified three (3) cases of Hepatitis A. These cases were not related to any food establishments or restaurants. Nationally, a Hepatitis A outbreak has been occurring since March of 2017. Hepatitis A is a viral infection Nathan Applegate dances on the stage of Clay Cooper Theatre, where he has been performing since 2007. (Special to Branson Globe) • WORK FROM HOME Continued from page 1 she said, “I didn’t have to be quarantined. But as time went on, it got kind of nerve-wracking because everybody was freaking out about the virus. And, me working in a grocery store, I was exposed to a lot of people.” People are stockpiling food and other supplies because they think grocery stores will shut down. A $200 receipt was a normal price to see at Harter House for the first couple days Gill worked. “I started working at Harter House amidst all of the Coronavirus chaos,” she said. “On one of my first days, I remember I didn’t see a single order under $200, everyone was buying groceries because they were unsure what would happen in the following days,” Gill said. “Many people don’t realize the amount of hard work that essential employees, even ones that aren’t in the medical field, are putting in and what a huge risk they are taking by simply going to work every day.” If you work from your home or if you cannot celebrate National Work From Home Day because you are an essential worker, there are grateful members of the public who say “thank you for all your hard work and dedication toward flattening the curve.” that affects the liver and can cause fatigue, fever, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dark urine, light stools and yellowing of the skin and eyes. Hepatitis A is spread when someone ingests the virus by eating contaminated food or drink or through person-to-person contact. Since the Hepatitis A outbreak began, the virus has been spread more commonly through person– to-person contact. If you have symptoms of Hepatitis A, you Submitted to Branson Globe Central Bank of Branson has awarded six high school seniors with $500 each for their first year of college. The Second Annual Community Leadership Scholarship was awarded to Maggie Bartell and Toby Miller of Branson High School; Genesis Fisher and Clayton Humbyrd of Hollister High School; and Brooke Davis and Ally Moller of Reeds Spring High School. should seek immediate medical attention. Those at highest risk for acquiring Hepatitis A include: People who use drugs People experiencing unstable housing or homelessness Men who have sex with men People who are currently or were recently incarcerated People with chronic liver disease, including Cirrhosis, Hepatitis B, or Hepatitis C People with close contact to any of the populations above The most effective way to avoid getting Hepatitis A is to practice good hand hygiene and get vaccinated. Remember to wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water after using the bathroom, changing diapers and preparing or eating food. The Hepatitis A vacbransonglobe.com Health department confirms three Hepatitis A cases cine is a safe and effective series of two shots given six months apart. Getting both shots is the best way to protect against getting Hepatitis A. “Statewide, many of the Hepatitis A outbreak cases involve shared cigarettes, sexual contact, or illicit drug use. We want people to know that if they are in one of the higher risk groups, they should monitor for symptoms of Hepatitis A. We encourage all community members to seek immediate medical attention if symptoms develop,” said Tiffany Bullock, communicable disease coordinator for the Taney County Health Department. For more information, call the Taney County Health Department Branson Office at 417-334-4544, visit www.taneycohealth.org, like it on Facebook and follow it on Instagram and Twitter. Central Bank awards high school seniors with scholarships The students were selected from among their peers based on an essay submitted to the bank describing their contributions to others and the community while reporting on the challenges and rewards from the experience. “We are very excited to be able to award these students our Second Annual Community Leadership Scholarship,” said Joe Loth, President and CEO. “Being a community bank, we believe strongly in giving back to others and supporting our neighbors, much like these students have modeled. We were humbled to read all of the impressive submissions from these bright individuals. Thank you to everyone who applied and for your contributions to making the Branson area a great place to live!”

bransonglobe.com LOCAL May 17-19, 2020 • 3 It’s market time! Farmers Market of the Ozarks returns for a new season Submitted to Branson Globe Despite a late start due to COVID-19 and social distancing, Farmers Market of the Ozarks will open for the season in Branson Tuesday, May 19, from 3 to 7 p.m., at the south end of Branson Landing. “Yes! we are opening this comNewly installed outdoor warning sirens test May 18 places an outdoor warning siren on four new outdoor warning sirens around the community next week that will replace units that are more than 30 years old and are no longer serviceable. Work will begin on Monday, May 18, and is expected to be completed by Wednesday, May 20. Once installed, the outdoor warning sirens will be tested individually. There may also be system-wide testing of all 23 outdoor warning sirens. New siren location include: • Buccaneer Boulevard - Southside of the Branson Junior High near the city water tower • Gretna Road - At the employee entrance of White Water • Fall Creek Road - On the property of the Meadows Water Treatment Plant. This unit reCountry Bluff Drive • Champaign Boulevard - On the property for the new Fire Station #4. This unit replaces an outdoor warning siren on Enterprise Lane Drivers are asked to be careful driving in these areas as utility trucks and workers may be on or adjacent to roadways. These sirens are used to notify people who are outdoors at area attractions, golf courses, water parks and shopping malls to seek shelter indoors and to seek information. The sirens could mean anything, including flooding, a severe thunderstorm or even a tornado. That is why it’s important to find a safe place indoors when the sirens sound, then find out what is going on. As a reminder, the City also performs a monthly operational test to the outdoor warning sirens on the second Wednesday of each month. Submitted to Branson Globe The City of Branson Fire Department will help install ing Tuesday, and we’re so excited to be back in Branson for another great year of fresh food and fantastic fun,” said Jesse Stone, Market Manager for Farmer’s Market of the Ozarks. “We have a great lineup of new vendors this year, as well as many returning favorites that we couldn’t do without.” Farmer’s Market of the Ozarks includes local produce, meat, baked goods, ready to eat meals, art, soaps, jellies, dried foods and sauces, all produced by local farming families. According to Stone, FMO requires their vendors to live within a 150-mile radius of their market, and to produce their goods themselves. FMO frequently completes inspections to make sure this is the case, and to keep a top quality product according to both health codes and FMO standards. “When you buy at FMO, you are buying from a local farmer in your own community,” said Stone. “That means that for your local economy, every dollar you spend at FMO gets put right back into your local community, and therefore eventually back into your own pocket.” Because of the delay in opening this spring, FMO received some much needed help from Branson Landing. “We were given help from the Branson Landing to accommodate our rental agreement, given the losses we’ve suffered this spring as a non-profit, so we owe a big thanks to them for lending a helping hand to our market and farmers, and by extension, to the Branson community,” Stone explained. FMO will be at Branson Landing each Tuesday from 3 until 7 p.m. throughout the summer. For more information about Farmer’s Market of the Ozarks, see www.loveyourfarmer.com. Farmers Market of the Ozarks returns to Branson Landing beginning this Tuesday, May 19. (Special to Branson Globe)

4 • May 17-19, 2020 OPINION Dear Branson Community, As Governor Mike Parson stated, the reopening of our communities from the COVID-19 shutdown will be more like the turning of a dial and not like a flip of a switch. This gradual process can be seen in Branson as many businesses are working on their own timeline and putting their own policies and procedures in place to safely reopen. I am grateful for the leadership of the Branson Chamber of Commerce’s Reopen Branson Task Force and the Taney County Health Department as they help guide and assist our community and guests so that we can reopen 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 Opinion Writer 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 info@BransonGlobe.com • Phone: (417) 334-9100 • Fax: (417) 334-3767 • 1447 US Hwy. 248, Suite EE, Branson, MO 65616 BransonGlobe.com Support Our Local Veterans! tions, restaurants, hotels/motels, and shopping. I would encourage anyone with questions or concerns to contact them. We are not out of this situaBranson Mayor Edd Akers. (Special to Branson Globe) as safely as possible. These two organizations have many resources for residents, businesses, and guests on our theaters, attraction yet. We all must remember to do everything we can to keep our area out of a hot spot resurgence status. This means to keep following the social distancing guidelines and other guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, and the Taney County Health Department. The cooperation and commitment I have witnessed from our community is what I bransonglobe.com Mayor’s Moment: Getting back to business safely hoped and expected from my hometown. Let’s keep it up! While COVID-19 dominates headlines and has affected us all, it’s important to remind you that other important work is continuing at City Hall. The City is still seeking to solve a huge potential threat from flooding of the City’s main water treatment facility as well as continuing work on the annexation of Highway 76 so that work can begin again to improve and revitalize that area. Legislative issues with Wayfair and other economic factors that affect the City of Branson are also still being pursued. The impact of this dread disease will continue until we can all feel safe in our community again. The harder we work now to follow the CDC guidelines, use common sense, and to keep this disease at bay, the sooner we can all recover from this inconvenience to our personal freedom. Please, if called to prayer, continue to do so. The world, our nation, our state, and our community need our prayers. Thank you for letting me serve you, Mayor Edd Akers @BransonGlobe BransonGlobe @BransonGlobe #Branson Globe

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bransonglobe.com LOCAL By Bob Hodgson, Investment Banker You are the envy of most of the population in this great country by being a Branson business owner. This is your baby. You have your blood, sweat and tears in this business. You have probably sacrificed personal relationships and have worked fourteen-hour days. This is your livelihood and your business has defined who you are. You now decide to take your Branson business to the next level and realize this will require creative financing. You determine that mezzanine financing may be a viable option for you to achieve your goals. Mezzanine capital is subordinated debt that resides between the senior debt and equity. Subordinated debt is debt that ranks after other debts should the company fall into liquidation or bankruptcy. The name mezzanine is a Latin word that evolved from “in the middle”. Mezzanine financing combines senior debt with some type of equity component, such as ty dilution. They are considered less expensive than straight equity financing. An investment banker is able to combine financing with equity. There are other creative options depending on the needs and resources of the client. It is recommended that mezBob Hodgson, Investment Banker. (Special to Branson Globe) warrants to purchase stock. It is used by growing middle market companies to raise capital for acquisitions, buyouts, expansions or liquidity events. The primary benefit of mezzanine securities is they fill the gap between what senior lenders are willing to provide and what equity the owners are willing to inject. Like senior debt, mezzanine securities are loans that earn interest and like equity, they are unsecured. The overall cost of mezzanine securities is higher than senior debt. This is because they minimize the owner’s equiKnights of Columbus host Red Cross blood drive Submitted to Branson Globe Knights of Columbus will host an American Red Cross blood drive on Friday, May 29, from noon until 5 p.m. in the parish center of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, 202 Vaughn Drive, Branson. All required health and safety precautions will be followed. Donors are asked to wear a mask. Temperatures will be taken at the door. There is a critical shortage of all blood types and blood products. You are eligible to donate blood if you are 18 years old, weigh at least 118 pounds, are in good health, and have a valid photo ID and/or Red Cross card. Appointments are recommended to minimize wait time. Walk-ins are welcome. Future drives are scheduled for July 24 and September 25. For more information, contact Michael Donati at 573-4650263, mdonati@suddenlink. net; or Ed Johnsonbaugh at 417-337-0785, edward.johnsonbaugh@gmail.com. To learn more about the America Red Cross, visit redcrossblood.org. zanine debt should not be more than double the cash flow of the company. Mezzanine loans have high interest rates and are risky. The lender may ask for warrants or options of ownership should the borrower default. A company must demonstrate a track record with an established reputation and a history of profitability in order to attract a mezzanine lender. This article will be continued next week with an example of mezzanine financing. Amvest Financial Group is a leading international investment banking firm based in Kansas City representing clients with May 17-19, 2020 • 7 Investment Banking: Exploring mezzanine financing, part 1 sales from $10 million to over $6 billion. www.amvest.com.

8 • May 17-19, 2020 SPORTS Advisory park board meets virtually on May 19 Submitted to Branson Globe The City of Branson Advisory Park Board will meet Tuesday, May 19 at 5:15 p.m. This meeting is being held virtually. The Advisory Park Board and City Staff will be joining the meeting on an online platform. The public may view and listen to the meeting, and submit comments on any item for discussion through links on the City of Branson’s website www.bransonmo. gov. View and listen at meeting link: https://bransonmo.gov/livestream. Item Discussion: https:// bransonmo.gov/parksdiscussion. Among the items on the agenda, are a presentation of campground occupancy information, update on a new Pickleball court project, and an update on the Aquatic Center operation plans. For more information, please visit the city’s website, or contact the office of the city clerk at 417-337-8522. bransonglobe.com Have a news tip? Send it to us at info@bransonglobe.com Sean Neal, 2020 Scholar Athlete. (Submitted to Branson Globe) C of O Bobcat pitcher Neal named 2020 Scholar Athlete Submitted to Branson Globe College of the Ozarks Bobcats’ baseball pitcher Sean Neal has been named as a 2020 Scholar Athlete by the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA). Neal is a junior southpaw who pitched 25 innings for the Bobcats this shortened season over a series of eight games. He recorded two strong back-toback starting performances in late February against Waldorf University (Iowa) and Lindsey Wilson College (Ky.), where he gave up no earned runs in either game, striking out a total of 11 batters. Neal also entered two games in relief on either side of these strong starts in which he allowed no earned runs. Neal’s commitment to excellence is not limited to the baseball field. Throughout the season, he has also dedicated himself to excellence in the classroom. In order to be named an NCCAA Scholar Athlete, a student-athlete must be of junior or senior academic status, be an active member of the team, and hold an overall GPA of 3.4. This is a challenging task for all student-athletes, but especially for College of the Ozarks’ students. In addition to the rigor of the classroom, homework, and the time allocated for practice, travel, and games, C of O student-athletes are also required to work 15 hours per week in an on-campus job. Head Coach Neale Richardson commented, “We are proud of Sean for his hard work in the classroom and on the mound.”

bransonglobe.com SPORTS May 17-19, 2020 • 9 Safety protocols include Fox calling NASCAR race from studio CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jeff Gordon thought his wife, a former model, was kidding when she asked the NASCAR Hall of Famer to color her graying roots. He realized she was serious after the third request, FaceTimed her regular stylist and took a crash course in mixing color. “Those are the types of things we do when we are in quarantine,” Gordon said Wednesday. “There are things that you do to keep the glue together, to keep everybody healthy and sane. So if having gray hair stresses her out, then I am happy to contribute.” The adjustments will continue Sunday when NASCAR resumes its schedule at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina. Gordon, now in his fifth season as part of Fox Sports’ broadcast team, will not be at the track. He and Mike Joy will call the race from a studio in Charlotte and Regan Smith will be the only at-track reporter for the broadcast team, working the pits. Larry McReynolds, an analyst, will also work from the Charlotte studio. NASCAR is l imiting the number of people at the track to only those essential to compete and broadcast the race, so Fox will have a dramatically reduced roster and use a high-speed custom-built drone that can offer more perspectives than usual since fans won’t be in the stands. The Fox team is still finalizing its approach, but expects to use instant messaging with crews to glean the critical information Gordon and Joy need to properly call a race. Gordon and Joy spent the last two months calling iRacing events from a studio, so they have some experience with broadcasting remotely. Still, they will be winging some things as they adapt to watching the race on monitors instead of describing what’s unfolding right in front of them at the track. “I’m just excited that the opportunity is there for NASCAR and motorsports,” Gordon told The Associated Press. “We are always comparing our sport to others but now we really get to really talk about the uniqueness of our sport and showcase that, because that is what is giving us this opportunity when other sports are going to be more delayed. “Motorsports is fortunate to have this opportunity. I am more excited to see that in action, but I think everybody is nervous. Normally in a broadcast we have practice, we have qualifying, we get to work some things. This is going to be ‘Boom,’ just like the drivers and the teams. They are going to get in the car and drop the green flag and it is on, and for us it is going to be the same thing.” NASCAR’s return will be conducted in just one day, with qualifying and practices canceled for a consolidated schedule. A random draw will be used to help set the field at Darlington — positions 1-12 will be set by a random draw from teams in those positions in owner points, followed by a draw for teams in positions 13 through 24, and finally another draw for teams ranked between 25th and SEE NASCAR, PAGE 11 NASCAR will have a much different feel when it resumes this weekend as the two-man broadcast team for Fox will not travel to Darlington Raceway and instead call the race from a studio in Charlotte.(AP Photo/ Carlos Osorio, FIle)

10 • May 17-19, 2020 SPORTS bransonglobe.com IndyCar to open in Texas, close in St. Petersburg IndyCar plans to crown its champion on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida, as the original opener has been rescheduled to Oct. 25 as the finale. (Dirk Shadd/The Tampa Bay Times via AP, File) FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — IndyCar has gotten the green flag to finally start its season in Texas next month with a nighttime race June 6 without spectators. The race at Texas Motor Speedway was the next one on the series schedule that hadn’t been postponed or canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. IndyCar and track officials announced the details Thursday, heavy with safety precautions. IndyCar President Jay Frye said IndyCar worked with TMS President Eddie Gossage and public health officials on a plan to “ensure the safety of our event participants alongside an exciting return to competition for our drivers, teams and viewers tuning in from around the world.” Texas has hosted IndyCar races since the 1 1/2-mile track Branson News & Weather 5-Day Outlook SUN 74 Rain & Possible Storms End by Early Afternoon 50 52 53 MON TUE WED THU opened in 1997. TMS used to have the first race after the Indianapolis 500 in late May and hosted two races a year from 1998-2004, including the series finale the last six years of that stretch. The June season opener will be on a condensed schedule with practice, qualifying and the race taking place on the same day. There will be strict access guidelines limiting the number of personnel on site, with health screening system administered to all participants and personal protection equipment provided to everyone entering the facility. Social distancing protocols will be in place and carefully maintained. The season will now close with the original opener in St. Petersburg, Florida October 25. IndyCar was supposed to start its season March 15 on the temporary street course and teams were already in place to compete before sports shut down. IndyCar initially planned to go forward with the opener without spectators but ultimately suspended the season 48 hours before the race. “The streets of St. Petersburg will make for a fitting and action-packed finale in a venue and city that our entire IndyCar community holds dear,” Penske Entertainment Corp. President and CEO Mark Miles said. It will be the 16th consecu72 Mostly Sunny Skies 76 Mostly Sunny Skies Partly To Mostly Sunny Skes 79 83 57 tive season that St. Petersburg hosts a race but the first time it will be the season finale. Partly to Mostly Sunny Thank you for reading the Branson Globe!

bransonglobe.com SPORTS • NASCAR Continued from page 9 36th. The final four slots will go to non-chartered teams based on order of owner points. The field will be frozen for a competition caution on Lap 30 and only the top 20 cars will be allowed to pit on that lap. The other 20 cars will pit on the next lap. Gordon, a four-time NASCAR champion ranked third in alltime victories, applauded the new approaches the sanctioning body is taking as it attempts to restart the season. There are at least two Wednesday night races coming up, with the field May 20 at Darlington set by the finishing order of Sunday’s race — with a twist: The top 20 finishers Sunday will be inverted for Wednesday’s starting lineup. With so much happening and NASCAR being the first major sports league with a nationally televised event, Gordon recognizes the responsibility he and Joy have to set the right tone. Gordon was a driver in NASCAR’s first race back after the Sept. 11 attacks in 2001 when Dale Earnhardt Jr. won in Dover, Delaware, and set an iconic image for the nation by waving the American flag out his winMartin Truex, Jr. to pilot the Bass Pro Shops Toyota Sunday at Darlington Sunday’s race, originally schedSubmitted to Branson Globe DARLINGTON, S.C. – Gentlemen, re-start your engines! NASCAR Cup Series racing gets back to live-track action this Sunday, May 17 at Darlington Raceway in Darlington, S.C. Martin Truex, Jr. will be driving the No. 19 Bass Pro Shops/TRACKER Boats and ATVs Toyota Camry in Sunday’s race, where the car lineup will be determined by random draw. In addition, Truex will pilot the No. 19 Bass Pro Shops Toyota in a second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race scheduled for Darlington Raceway, Wednesday, May 20. uled for Chicagoland, will be held at Darlington Raceway due to its close proximity to Charlotte, N.C., where many race teams are based. In addition, health and safety guidelines are in place, including fans not being allowed in the stands. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, tracks have been silent since the last Cup race, March 8, at Phoenix Raceway. WHERE/WHEN TO WATCH First race airs live on FOX on Sunday, May 17, at 2:30 p.m. CT. Second race airs live on FS1 on Wednesday, May 20 at 6:30 p.m. CT dow during his celebration. “These are unique and challenging times and I hope that people that tune in are tuning in because they recognize the importance that sports play in our every day life,” Gordon said. “I think it can show hope. I think there’s going to be a lot of eyeballs on this event to see how it’s going to play out and how it’s going to be able to continue after this, and what that means for our country as peoMay 17-19, 2020 • 11 ple are trying to figure out how they are going to get back to work or normalcy or school and what life is going to look like over the next year. If a sporting event like this can happen, then, what’s the next step?” Bass Pro Shops Toyota, piloted by Martin Truex, Jr. (Courtesy nascar.com)

12 • May 17-19, 2020 ENTERTAINMENT bransonglobe.com Cannes is empty, the day the film festival should have begun CANNES, France (AP) — The stars stayed home, their beach backdrop is closed and the prestigious grounds of the Cannes Film Festival have been repurposed as a homeless shelter. Cannes should have been buzzing with cinema glitterati on Tuesday, which was scheduled as the first day of this year’s film festival. But during the time of the coronavirus, the French Riviera resort is nothing but a ghost town. The world’s biggest film festival was canceled for the first time since World War II. A couple of mask-wearing residents sit on the edge of the empty promenade to catch the morning sun, dangling their feet above the sand and next to an “Access and Swimming Prohibited” sign. An elderly group play petanque quietly next to the deserted roads. The iconic billboard reserved for each year’s festival poster instead framed a large “THANK YOU” for the health workers caring for people during the pandemic. “I’m overcome with a great The deserted Croisette beach is pictured empty due to measures put in place to stop the spread of the coronavirus in Cannes, southern France. The Cannes Film Festival won’t kick off as planned on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole) sense of melancholy and nostalgia,” Cannes Delegate General Thierry Fremaux told Screen Daily about the festival going dark. “Cannes has only ever been canceled once, due to the Second World War, and stopped once, in May ’68. “I could never have imagined something like this. Who could foresee that so many countries around the world would be caught out by the epidemic?” Fremaux said. While the cancellation represents a blow to the movie stars and directors it promotes and honors, it has also devastated the legions of businesses and unsung subcontractors that rely on the Cannes Film Festival. “For us, it’s really a very big loss. The festival represents a large part of our annual revenues so it’s very serious problem,” said Joseph Rappa, owner of a snack-vending kiosk. For others, it’s even worse. Pierre Dambrine works building film stands inside the Palais des Festivals, the retro building complex in which the screenings and awards ceremonies take place. “There is no more work at all. We don’t know at all when things will resume,” Dambrine said. The local government repurposed the festival’s building complex as a shelter in March. Every day, dozens of homeless people can be seen walking in a fenced-off area where journalists interviewed actors such as Marion Cotillard and Leonardo DiCaprio. Some shops started reopenKEEP CALM AND WASH YOUR HANDS ing in France on Monday. In Cannes, some high-end boutiques such as Valentino and Saint Laurent were set to open their doors again from Tuesday, but the mood was gray. The famous Hotel Martinez, where many of Cannes’ stars stay during the 12-day event, will remain closed for at least one more month. Fremaux has expressed pessimism about the immediate future of the film industry, but said it would rebound. He said the cancellation of the 2020 events won’t stop the festival from recognizing film talent, and Cannes organizers plan to announce an Official Selection for this year at the beginning of June.

bransonglobe.com HISTORY May 17-19, 2020 • 13 Today in History: Sports, movies and more 1527 Pánfilo de Narváez departs Spain to explore Florida with 600 men - by 1536 only 4 survive 1775 American Revolutionary War: the Continental Congress bans trade with Canada 1792 24 merchants form New York Stock Exchange at 70 Wall Street 1803 John Hawkins & Richard French patent the Reaping Machine 1861 First color photograph of a tartan ribbon shown by Scottish scientist James Clerk Maxwell to the Royal Institution in London 1871 Native American fighter General William T. Sherman escapes from the Comanches in an ambulance 1876 7th US Cavalry under General George Armstrong Custer leaves Fort Lincoln 1881 Frederick Douglass appointed recorder of deeds for Washington, D.C. 1943 Millionaire Howard Hughes crashes into Lake Mead, while test flying his Sikorsky S-43, killing CAA inspector Ceco Cline and Richard Felt 1973 Senate Watergate Committee begins its hearings 1984 Prince Charles calls proposed addition to the National Gallery, London, a “monstrous carbuncle on the face of a muchloved and elegant friend,” sparking controversy on the role of the Royal Family and course of modern architecture. 1993 Intel’s new Pentium processor is unveiled 2001 US President George W. Bush calls for reduced regulations to encourage more oil, gas, and nuclear production 2004 Massachusetts becomes the first U.S. state to legalize same-sex marriage Movies & TV 1939 1st televised baseball game is broadcast on NBC, with Princeton defeating Columbia 2-1 1975 NBC paid $5M for rights to show “Gone with the Wind” one time 1980 Paul & Linda McCartney appear on “Saturday Night Live” 1990 “Cheers” star Kelsey Grammer sentenced to jail for 30 days for DWI Music 2015 “Blurryface,” 4th studio album by Twenty One Pilots is released (1st album ever to have every track gold-certified) 1971 Stephen Schwartz’ musical “Godspell” premieres off-Broadway 1973 Stevie Wonder releases “You are the Sunshine of my Life” 1974 Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 15th String quartet 1993 “Chattahoochee” single released by Alan Jackson (CMA Award Single of the Year, Billboard Song of the Year 1993) 2005 40th Academy of Country Music Awards: Kenny Chesney, Gretchen Wilson & Keith Urban win 2005 Singer Kylie Minogue is diagnosed with breast cancer at 36 2015 24th Billboard Music Awards: Taylor Swift wins top artist & 7 other awards Sports 1915 Cubs George “Zip” Zabel relieves with 2 outs in 1st & winds up with 4-3 19-inning win over Brooklyn in longest relief job ever 1959 Sam Snead sets PGA record for 36 holes at 122 1964 First Tim Horton’s coffee and donut shop opens in Hamilton, Ontario by NHL player Tim Horton 1970 Hank Aaron becomes 9th player to get 3,000 hits 1992 LPGA Championship Women’s Golf, Bethesda CC: Betsy King wins her 5th major title, 11 strokes ahead of runners-up JoAnne Carner, Liselotte Neumann and Karen Noble 2018 Michigan State University will pay $500 million in claims to 300 survivors of sexual abuse involving Larry Nassar. Largest sexual abuse case in sports history. 2019 Brooks Koepka fires a 65 (-5) to set new record for lowest 36-hole score in a golf major at the PGA Championship at Bethpage State Park; 7 stroke lead is a 36hole tournament record Birthdays 1903 James “Cool Papa” Bell, American baseball center fielder in Negro league baseball, considered by many to have been one of the fastest men ever to play the game, born in Starkville, Mississippi (d. 1991) 1936 Dennis Hopper, American actor (True Grit, Blue Velvet, Easy Rider), born in Dodge City, Kansas (d. 2010) 1953 Kathleen Sullivan, American newscaster (ABC-TV, CBS Morning Show), born in Pasadena, California 1955 Bill Paxton, actor (True Lies, Big Love), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2017) 1956 Bob Saget, comedian (Full House, America’s Funniest Home Video), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1956 Sugar Ray [Charles] Leonard, American boxer (Olympic gold 1976), born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina 1959 Jim Nantz, American sportscaster, born in Charlotte, North Carolina 1960 Fiona Hutchison, actress (One Life to Live, Guiding Light), born in Miami, Florida 1961 Enya [Eithne Ní Bhraonáin], Irish singer and songwriter (A Day Without Rain), born in Gweedore, County Donegal, Ireland 1962 Craig Ferguson, Scottish actor, writer and comedian, born in Glasgow, Scotland 1965 Trent Reznor, American musician (9 Inch Nails) and film score composer, born in Mercer, Pennsylvania 1985 Derek Hough, American dancer and singer EXP 5/31/20

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