INSIDE...page 3 Election Results: See the final results from Tuesday’s voting WORDS TO LIVE BY... Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye. Helen Keller Highs near 90. Always FREE! Your source for local news and entertainment June 5-6, 2020 • Vol. 1, Issue 94 WonderWorks: Open and ready to set WEATHER...page 10 Willing guest Rob Doherty tests the Xtreme 360 Bikes. Movement of the bike depends on how fast and hard guests pedal. Participants try to generate enough power to make a complete 360 degrees revolution. Upside down fun! SEE THE STORY ON PAGE 2. (Branson Globe photo) Branson on its ear

2 • June 5-6, 2020 LOCAL Grand Opening for WonderWorks Branson Staff Reports An upside-down adventure perched in a seemingly perilous and ridiculous angle above the 76 strip opens today for Branson tourists and residents. It’s called WonderWorks Branson. The 48,000-square-feet of indoor amusement park for the mind offers family fun with three floors of non-stop “edu-tainment” and more than 100 handson and interactive exhibits. *We have something for everyone from two to 102 years of age,” beamed a cheerful Brenda Dent, General Manager of WonderWorks as she welcomed guests in a preview of the new indoor amusement park located at 2835 West 76 Country Boulevard. “You can spend all day in here,” Dent said, adding that staff is grateful the doors are now open. For months, Branson residents have wondered about the ongoing construction of a purposely tilted building that can be seen for miles around. Dent said the Covid-19 pandemic delayed the initial planned grand opening in April. “We were two days from launch when the lockdown was announced,” Dent said. “We had to stop, furlough employees and implement new safety measures for the safety and health of customers and employees. It was a little-bit heartbreaking, but now were open to the public.” New protocols put in place include reduced capacity, enhanced cleaning efforts, social distancing measures, hand sanitizer stations, employee health screenings and employee personal protective equipment (PPE). The pandemic hasn’t spoiled the fun for visitors to WonderWorks. Guests taking preview tours marveled at the diversity The curious line up to visit Branson’s newest attraction, WonderWorks. (Branson Globe photo) SEE WONDERWORKS, PAGE10 bransonglobe.com Andrea Romeiser launched “Doing Bold Love” during the pandemic. (Submitted to Branson Globe) Nurse launches pillowcase project: ‘It’s a way to show our patients bold love’ Special to Branson Globe Cox Branson’s nurse manager Andrea Romeiser loves love. She aims to show it and speak it in everything she does, saying it’s her purpose in life to love all people. That passion led her to a special project at the hospital – making souvenir pillowcases for patients on the two units she leads. “Research shows that people associate a feeling when they see a word or color,” she explains. “I wanted to find an extra way for our patients to see and feel love. That helps them feel safe in their environment.” Romeiser, who manages the medical unit and post-surgical floor, calls her mission “Doing Bold Love,” a name she says fits the natural culture of loving care at CoxHealth. “Now more than ever, we need this act of love,” she says as she folds a stack of pillowcases. “We can’t just sit still and know we are good people who do good things. We need to be bold in showing how much we care. We need to speak love so that while our paSEE LOVE, PAGE 7

bransonglobe.com LOCAL Election results favor tax issues, incumbent aldermen By Gary J. Groman, a.k.a. The Ole Seagull The COVID-19 postponed April 7, 2020, General Municipal Election took place on June 2. In addition to voting on municipal officials, voters also voted on other matters including school board members and two tax issues. Taney County Voters approved the two tax issues. One was a Taney County law enforcement services sales tax of threeeighths(3/8) of one percent (1%). It will provide funding for county law enforcement services, including support of capital improvements, equipment and operations of the Sheriff’s Department and Jail, Prosecuting Attorney’s office, and Juvenile office. Voters gave their approval by a 2898 to 1847 vote. This vote also repeals the existing county sales tax for law enforcement services of (1/8) of one percent (1%), replacing it with the new three-eighths (3/8) of one percent (1%) tax, which will last for 15 years. The second tax authorizes the Board of Directors of the Western Taney County Fire Protection District to increase its real estate property tax levy by “not more than nine (9) cents on each one hundred dollars($100) of assessed valuation for the betterment and continued services for our community.” Voters gave their approval by a 1087 to 675 vote margin. The results of municipal races for Branson, Hollister, and Forsyth are as follows: Branson Ward 1: Winner was Bill Skains with 193 votes versus Marshall Howden’s 161 votes, and Willard Harris, with 9 votes. Branson Ward 2: Winner was Jeff Seay with 295 votes versus incumbent Rick Castillon, who received 107 votes. Branson Ward 3: Winner was Jamie Whiteis, with 315 votes, running unopposed except for 12 unnamed Write-In votes. Forsyth Mayor: Winner was Kelly Dougherty, with 259 votes versus Sherrie Veltkamp, who received 139 votes. Forsyth Ward 1: Winner was Larry Moehl with 207 votes running unopposed except for two unnamed “Write-In votes. Forsyth Ward 2: Winner was Cheryk Altis with 110 votes running unopposed except for seven unnamed Write-In votes. Hollister Mayor: Winner was incumbent Mayor, David G. Tate, with 252 votes versus Blake Bryan Swindall, receiving 93 votes, and two unnamed Write-In votes. Hollister Ward 1: Winner was incumbent David Honey with 63 votes versus James S. Pulliam with 60 votes. Hollister Ward 2: Winner was incumbent Phil Carman with 183 votes running unopposed except for nine unnamed Write-In votes. The results of the Branson and Hollister School Board Elections are as follows: Branson School Board’s three winners and their vote totals were Sonja Myer, 1538; Angie Smith, 1200; and Lane McConnell, 1124. Others in the race and their vote totals were Joel Merrifield, 957; and Rod Romine, 920. Hollister School Board’s three winners were Jae Jones, 26; Chris Kaempfer, 26; and Rena Daniels, 25. Others in the race and their vote totals were John Rousselot, 18, and Todd D.Wright, 17. RAMONA: “Don’t believe the rumors that I’m an ex-con...I was just picked up by the police so I could come to the shelter. I am a 5 year old Staffordshire Terrier (no relation to Jim Stafford, I don’t think) who loves to go on walks and ride in a truck. I love to meet new people and I’m so ready for my forever home!” Ruger is a 12 week old mini Meet RUGER, Our June Pet of the Month www.turtlecreekbranson.com Australian Shepherd. He has two modes play, play, play, or sleep. Ruger is very smart, sometimes too smart for his own good. He loves most people and kids but doesn’t quite know what to think of other dogs yet. info@turtlecreekbranson.com June 5-6, 2020 • 3 Pets of the Week Tri-Lakes Humane Society, Reeds Spring Call (417) 272-8113 or visit www.tri-lakeshumanesoc.org LIBBY: “Hi! My name is Libby and I’m 2-1/2 years old. I was kinda hanging out on my own until I was rescued, and now I have lots of friends. I like kids and other cats just fine. In fact, I pretty much love everybody! Come by and meet me!”

4 • June 5-6, 2020 OPINION bransonglobe.com Gullnac the Magnificent ‘divines’ Branson By: Gary Groman a.k.a. The Ole Seagull On the “Tonight Show,” Johnny Carson had a recurring role involving “Carnac the Magnificent,” a fictional “mystic from the far east.” Carnac would hold a hermetically sealed envelope containing a question to his head and “divine” an answer to the question in the envelope before opening it and sharing the question with the audience. 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 The answer that got the alltime longest laugh from the audience is a great one to use as an example. Carnac takes the sealed envelope with the unseen question, holds it up to his head, and “divines” the answer saying, “Sis Boom Bah.” The question in the envelope read, “Can you describe the sound made when a sheep explodes?” Recently the Ole Seagull met a fictional character named “Gullnac the Curious” from Lala Land, professing that he has mystic powers like Carnac’s. To test him, the Ole Seagull wrote a series of questions and put them into separate hermetically sealed envelopes. He then gave them to Gullnac, one at a time, to test his “mystic” powers. Let’s see how he did: Gullnac divines, “The voters of Branson.” The question in the envelope reads, “Who gets the type of government they deserve?” Gullnac divines, “I’ll give you three guesses, and the first two don’t count.” The question in the envelope reads, “Who will be the applicant for that TIF?” Gullnac divines,” $142,000.” The question in the envelope reads, “What is the reported difference between the ending balance of Branson’s Public Safety Tax Fund in 2018 and its 2019 Beginning Balance?” Gullnac divines, “Ward II Alderman Larry Milton.” The question in the envelope reads, Gary Groman. (FILE) Gullnac divines, “Ten months or less.” The question in the envelope reads, “How long will it be before the city of Branson approves a TIF above $100 million?” “Which Branson Alderman has raised a “red flag” about the City of Branson’s administration of its Public Safety Tax Fund? Gullnac divines, “No…” The question in the envelope reads,” “What is the reported answer that the Chairman of the Public Safety Tax Fund Oversite Committee gave when asked, ‘Does the Oversight Committee review the financials for this fund?’” Gullnac divines, “10.” The question in the envelope reads, “The maximum number of new visitors that will come to Branson because of the undergrounding of utilities on Highway 76?” Gullnac divines, “0” The question in the envelope reads, “The maximum number of prior visitors that will return to Branson because of the undergrounding of utilities on Highway 76?” Gullnac divines, “In Branson, you can.” The question in the envelope reads, “Can you get a visit from the FBI if you call your elected Alderman, express your opinion on an issue, and ask them if they would change their position on an issue?” Gullnac divines: “Unbelievable!” The question in the envelope reads, “What do you think of the City Administrator’s public statement alleging that, “During the January 14, 2020, City of Branson Board of Alderman meeting,… Alderman Kevin McConnell stated he had a conflict of interest and didn’t vote on the bill due to a threat from a client to withhold business if he voted?” Gullnac divines, “We better hope not.” The question in the envelope reads, “Do the words, ‘I have been asked by a client to change my vote’ mean the same thing as ‘I have been threatened by a client to withhold business unless I change my vote?’” Gullnac divines, “Because he is who he is.” The question in the envelope reads, “Why did the mayor suddenly change the Public Comment portion of the Board meetings from the way it has been run for over at least the last 30 years?” Gullnac divines, “Gullnac doesn’t do a rhetorical questions.” The question in the envelope reads, “Why aren’t people laughing as they read this?” are (The comments on this page the opinions of the writer, and not necessarily those of Branson Globe, or its staff. 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bransonglobe.com LOCAL Sarver is selected VVA 913 Member of the Year By David Stoltz Branson Globe Correspondent Robert “Bob” Sarver was selected as “Member of the Year” for Vietnam Veterans of America 913 at their meeting held Tuesday night, June 2 at the Hamner Variety Theater. Sarver serves as the VVA 913 Chapter’s public relations director. Previously he served the local chapter as vice president from 2008-2010, and then served as president from 2010-2014. He also serves on the chapter’s honor guard/color guard, and is also the Veterans Day parade director. He received the Honor America Award from the College of the Ozarks on June 30, 2013 and the Leadership Award from the college and Mr. Bill O’Reilly on Oct. 10, 2013, for his leadership of the VVA 913. He was awarded the VVA 913 Member of the Year Award in 2015 and the VVA 913 Blue Star Award for his outstanding and selfless service to veterans and his community in 2019. Sarver was also instrumental in bringing the Missouri Vietnam Memorial to the College of the Support Our Local Veterans! Ozarks campus, and participated in the dedication of the memorial. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of the College of the Ozarks Associates. From October 1967 to August 1968, Sarver served in support of 563rd CS Co. Heavy Material Supply at Cam Rahn Bay; HHC 504th Field Depot, Cam Rahn Bay; and then in support of the 4th Infantry Division and 101st Airborne in Pleiku, South Vietnam. His service awards include the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with device, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Army Commendation Medal, two Overseas Bars, Sharpshooter Badge and Marksman Badge. June 5-6, 2020 • 5 VVA 913 Member of the Year Bob Sarver is shown with BPD Officer Jason Harvey and Harvey’s partner, ”Cobra.” (Branson Globe photo)

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bransonglobe.com LOCAL June 5-6, 2020 • 7 Vietnam vets elect officers Photo by David Stoltz, Branson Globe Correspondent Vietnam Veterans of America 913 elected officers at their meeting Tuesday night, June 2. Serving the VVA 913 for the next two years will be, from left: Bill Dildine, Secretary; Jim Davis, Vice President; Dick Burkhalter, President; Sam Hastings, Director; Ed Krieser, Treasurer; and Bob Bakanowicz, Director • LOVE Continued from page 2 tients sit in a hospital room alone, they know we love them.” Romeiser’s had the idea for about five years, but it finally came to life once she started talking to others about her pillowcase plans. “Things just started falling into place,” she says with a smile. “I started calling hospitality companies and they began happily donating the cases. It’s inspiring to see our community get behind my little idea that’s grown into huge love for those who need it most.” The Myer family, who owns multiple hotels in Branson, donated the first round of pillowcases from the Best Western Center Pointe Inn with 500 more headed to the hospital soon. The Cottages at Fair Haven Cove in Cape Fair have also committed to send cases. Tracy Bristow, the owner of 4One7 Studio, donated her screen printing services and even ordered new supplies to make it happen. “It’s just amazing,” Romeiser says. “We just couldn’t do this without the help of others stepping up like that. They see the importance of what we’re doing. I guess you could say love builds more love.” Romeiser says the pandemic was the perfect time to launch the project since visitors aren’t allowed to be with their family due to restrictions. She tears up as she talks about how patients have responded to the loving souvenirs, which nurses sign before the patient goes home. “The very best experience is when I get to take the pillowcases to the room – the atmosphere immediately changes,” she says. “The patients relax. They smile. They sometimes cry. They are overwhelmed with a sense of peace, safety and love – like a big hug they desperately need from family. Staff feed off that energy and the cycle of love keeps going. That loving legacy we’re providing is more than I could ever ask for.” their

8 • June 5-6, 2020 LOCAL Staff Reports There’s always something more for visitors coming to the World’s Largest Toy Museum Complex, one of Branson’s top five must-see attractions. This year, guests will see subtle and noticeable additions including seven new six-feet by eight-foot outdoor murals, fantastic Day-Glo carpeting, new signage, redone entryways and more than 50 new cases for toys. They’ll also be delighted to see beefed up displays for G.I. Joe’s and toy soldiers, more intricate dollhouses and a Christmas Carol story featuring marionettes hand-made by local artist Richard E. McCloud. “We don’t believe a museum should be static and never change,” said owner Tom Beck, who operates the complex with wife Wendy. “People want to see new things. We constantly give them new reasons to come back for a visit.” year,” Merrill said. “Most people might say they want to go to Disneyland, but not us.” bransonglobe.com New décor, bigger exhibits for visitors to World’s Largest Toy Museum lion toys. Merrill and her husband Christian and two children Sean and Samantha, spent a full afternoon at the Toy Museum with the parents informing the young ones what they missed out on while perusing toys of the 1960s and 70s at the Memory Barn. For Robert Thomason, the Toy Museum offered his wife and four daughters to bond over fun. “There’s so much to see and do here at the Toy museum,” he said. “You could easily spend all day here!” That’s what the Becks said they love to hear. Nearly twenty years ago, the For Halee Merrill, Branson has always been on her mind to visit, even if it meant a seven-hour drive from Canton, TX. Sean Dangerfield of Canton, TX sees how he measures up to mannequin President Abraham Lincoln. (Branson Globe photo) “No matter the pandemic, we wanted to come to Branson this couple loaded three semi-trailers of collectible toys departing from Amarillo, TX and planting their dreams in Branson. Since then, the collection has blossomed into seven unique museums and more than one mil“I guess that would take up to 25 semi-trailers now,” Beck said. Guests will find toys of all kinds as well as memorabilia including the original “The Shepard of the Hills” manuscript. You name it, vintage toys, BB guns, army men, Barbies, magic tricks, model cars and much more provide a full day of delight for young and old alike. More than 26,000 square feet of toys, antiques and collectibles at the complex include: • The National BB Gun Museum • World of Checkers Museum • Roy Roger’s Western Collection • Paul Harvey Museum • Harold Bell Wright Museum • Stearnsy Bear Museum The World’s Largest Toy Museum Complex is located at 3609 W. Hwy 76, Branson, Mo. For more information, visit worldslargesttoymuseum.com or call 417-332-1499. Robert Thomason and wife Whitney of Clarkton, Mo., look on as their daughters, left to right, Quinlynn, Adriana Nicole, Harlei and Alana interact with toys. (Branson Globe photo)

bransonglobe.com LOCAL June 5-6, 2020 • 9 ‘Cobra’ pays special visit to veterans group By David Stoltz, Branson Globe Correspondent ‘Cobra,’ the Belgian Malinois K9 that joined the Branson Police Department in December, paid a special visit Tuesday night to the veterans group responsible for his arrival in Branson. Members of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 913 (VVA 913) gathered around Cobra’s handler, Officer Jason Harvey, and the police car unit that bears the distinctive decals commemorating the local chapter’s gift to BPD. On the rear of the unit is displayed the VVA logo and the words “K9 donated by Chapter 913.” And on the side of the unit is a decal of the Cobra helicopter with the word, “Cobra.” VVA 913 raised $20,000 in 2018 to purchase and train Cobra and his handler. His name was selected by the VVA’s approximately 180 members from many suggestions. “Cobra,” was selected, because “The ground forces in Vietnam depended on a life-saving instrument to help them, and that was the Cobra helicopter,” explained Bob Sarver, VVA 913 public relations director. Cobra was then introduced to the public at a December ceremony which also featured the addition of four new officers to the BPD. As members admired the K9 car unit that sat in front of Hamner’s Variety Theater and visited with Officer Harvey, they patiently and respectfully awaited the appearance of the real star, Cobra. Officer Harvey then brought Cobra out from the car, circling the vehicle as Cobra alertly scanned the crowd, which kept a respectful distance. Out of respect for his training, Cobra’s admirers asked questions of Officer Harvey but restrained the desire to move too close to the BPD’s new member. However, after a few moments, one or two offered a tentative back of the hand, which, under Officer Harvey’s watchful gaze, was sniffed warily by Cobra. Cobra’s visit to VVA 913 precluded the chapter meeting during which the chapter elected officers for the coming year. Cobra and Officer Harvey create BPD’s second K9 team, joining Brandon Gamble and his K9 partner, Tygo. Dinner & Show for “TWO!” Get your tickets early as we are responsibly following the social distancing guidelines; as such seating is limited. *Plus tax & service fee. Exp. 6/30/20 * Let Us Entertain You! See the World’s Most Entertaining... Live Music Show performed by the World’s Largest Performing Family! BORN to... ENTERTAIN! Voted “Live MUSIC SHOW of the YEAR!”- Brammy Awards 2498: Officer Harvey and Cobra take a short break as they visit with VVA 913 members. (Branson Globe photo) HUGHES BROTHERS THEATRE 3425 WEST 76 COUNTRY BLVD, BRANSON HughesMusicShow.com 800-422-0076

10 • June 5-6, 2020 LOCAL bransonglobe.com Craig & Holly Smith prove that the bubble room is fun for adults, too. (Photo by Daryl David.) An exhibit pays homage to the Main Street of America, Route 66. (Branson Globe photo) • WONDERWORKS Continued from page 2 of fun features that engaged like kids and big kids alike explaining weather, physics, light and sounds, space discovery, the elements, and much more. What sets WonderWorks Branson apart from the other five WonderWorks across the country is the homage it pays to the Ozarks roots and history. Guests can learn about the Shepherd of the Hills, Native American tribes, ties to Route 66, and other local connections, including an exhibit featuring area artists called “Ozart.” WonderWorks Branson features the attraction’s iconic exterior – a grandiose house flipped upside down, part of a backstory legend of a top secret laboratory and an experiment that went awry. Some of the exhibits include a bubble room, interactive sandbox, illusion art gallery and xtreme 360 bikes. One of the most compelling attractions is the XD Theater. This one-of-a-kind experience combines 3D film with special effects and full motion seating ranging from subtle sensations to intense vibrations. Said one visitor of the railroad roller coaster 3D ride he underwent, “Man! That alone is worth the price of admission!” Loving The Ozarks FRI 92 Possible Showers & Storms 70 Branson Area 5 Day Outlook SAT SUN MON TUE 92 93 88 82 Slight Chance Of Showers & Storms 70 Mosrly Sunny & Hot Increasing CloudsWith A Slight Chance Of A Shower 68 Showers & Thunderstorms Likely 72 Kids enjoy the bigger than life Wonder Brite at WonderWorks. (Branson Globe photo)

bransonglobe.com STATE MDC celebrates National Trails Day June 6 By Bill Graham Courtesy of MDC St. Joseph, Mo. – Hiking in the outdoors offers fun and adventure throughout the year. But on Saturday, June 6, the American Hiking Society will also observe the annual National Trails Day. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites visitors to enjoy the day by hiking on trails at conservation areas. Users of MDC areas in northwest Missouri will find two types of trails for hiking. Some are footpaths through forest, woodlands, or grasslands. Yet also available for hiking are gravel or service roads normally closed to vehicle traffic. The types of habitats people can hike through varies, too. In Atchison County, the Star School Prairie Conservation Area and the Brickyard Hill Conservation Area both have service roads that serve as hiking paths. Brickyard Hill also has a designated hiking trail around a fishing lake. Visitors can access loess soil prairies from parking lots at the base of the areas’ west slopes, steep bluffs that rise above the Missouri River bottom. But forest and fields managed for wildlife are also found in the area’s interior acres beyond the bluff line. The Riverbreaks Conservation Area in southern Holt County has several designated hiking trails throughout the area. This area is in the Missouri River bluffs and has a mix of forest, pockets of loess soil prairie, and fields managed for wildlife. One tip – grab a map at the parking lot bulletin board. A map and perhaps a compass will help hikers know which way to go when arriving at a junction of trail loops. Wetlands are featured at the Nodaway Valley Conservation Area and the Bob Brown Conservation Area in Holt County. Besides service roads closed to traffic, both areas have grass or gravel-topped levees available for hiking past wetland pools or streams. The Poosey Conservation Area northwest of Chillicothe has numerous designated trails. fields, and lakes. The hilly area has a mix of forest, creeks, woodlands, grasslands, MDC offers many more areas throughout northwest Missouri with fishing, hiking, birding, and hunting opportunities. But not all hiking spots are rural. The Mark Youngdahl Urban Conservation Area in St. Joseph offers two miles of hiking trails through grassland and forest. Two of the three trails are paved and accessible for those with mobility challenges. near To find a conservation area you, visit https://nature. mdc.mo.gov/discover-nature/ places, or download the free MO Outdoors app with area information, directions, and trail maps at https://mdc.mo.gov/contact-engage/mobile-apps/mo-outdoors. For more information on the American Hiking Society and National Trails Day, visit https:// short.mdc.mo.gov/Z7i. June 5-6, 2020 • 11 Trails and service roads at the Bluffwoods and Riverbreaks conservation areas in northwest Missouri will lead hikers through forest past sights such as giant bur oaks on ridgetops. (Photo by Bill Graham, Missouri Department of Conservation)

12 • June 5-6, 2020 STATE Submitted to Branson Globe Lori Becklenberg, Vice President of Business Attraction for AllianceSTL, and the President of the Missouri Economic Development Council (MEDC), announced today that the association of Missouri’s economic development professionals selected Jim Fram as their new Executive Director. Fram is a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) and a Certified Chamber Executive (CCE) with more than three decades of extensive senior management experience in economic development in Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma, and Nebraska, serving cities such as Little Rock, Lincoln, Tulsa, and Hot Springs. He is a consultant and the founder of Community Growth Strategies, LLC, (CGS) based at his home at Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri. CGS serves client communities mostly in Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. According to Becklenberg, bransonglobe.com Missouri Economic Development Council names Executive Director has Fram will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the 400-member professional association including administrative functions, communications, finance, member services as well as event and conference management. Fram assumes the Executive Director position with MEDC following the retirement of longtime Executive Director Pat Amick. “We are very excited to bring Jim on as Executive Director.” Becklenberg stated, “Having someone with his background and understanding of our industry will allow for MEDC to not only continue to be a strong resource for our members, but also grow the organization to a new level, setting the stage for our future.” Jim Fram. (Submitted to Branson Globe) Learn more about MEDC at www.showme.org.

bransonglobe.com NATIONAL June 5-6, 2020 • 13 Floyd to be eulogized in Minneapolis memorial, first of 3 MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mourners converged in Minneapolis on Thursday for the first in a series of a memorials to George Floyd, whose death at the hands of police has sparked turbulent protests around the world against racial injustice. The afternoon event was set for North Central University, where the civil rights leader the Rev. Al Sharpton was scheduled to be among those eulogizing the 46-year-old Floyd. “He was a human being. He had family, he had dreams, he had hopes. The real duty of one with this type of assignment is to underscore the value of the human life that was taken, which gives the reason the movement was occurring,” Sharpton said ahead of the gathering. Inside the sanctuary, a golden casket was flanked by white and purple flowers, and an image was projected above the pulpit of a mural painted at the street corner where Floyd was pinned to the ground by police. The sanctuary normally seats 1,000, but because of the coronavirus outbreak, the capacity was reduced to about 500. The service was expected to attract an array of celebrities, civil rights leaders, activists and politicians from around the country. Seats were reserved for actors and comedians Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish and Regina Hall; actor and producer Tyler Perry; Martin Luther King III; the Rev. Jesse Jackson; Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz; Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey; Rep. Ilhan Omar; Sen. Amy Klobuchar and others, though it wasn’t certain that all would attend. Memorials are set to take place in three cities over six days: After the Minneapolis event, Floyd’s body will go to Raeford, North Carolina, where he was born, for a public viewing and private family service on Saturday. Next, a public viewing will be held Monday in Houston, where he was raised and lived most of his life. Then a 500-person service will take place Tuesday at the Fountain of Praise church. The farewells for Floyd — an out-of-work bouncer who was arrested on suspicion of passing a counterfeit $20 bill at a convenience store and died after a white officer pressed his knee on the handcuffed black man’s neck for several minutes — come as demonstrations around the globe continue. In the U.S., where protests had been marked by bouts of lawlessness earlier in the week, relative quiet continued for a second straight night Wednesday following a decision by prosecutors to charge the three other Minneapolis officers at the scene of Floyd’s death with aiding and abetting a murder. Authorities also filed a new, more serious murder charge — second-degree, up from third-degree — against the officer at the SEE FLOYD, PAGE 14 The body of George Floyd arrives before his memorial services on Thursday, June 4, 2020 in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

14 • June 5-6, 2020 NATIONAL • FLOYD Continued from page 13 center of the case, Derek Chauvin. If convicted, they could get 40 years in prison. The three officers newly charged in the Floyd’s death — Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and Tou Thao — were due to make a first court appearance Thursday. Chauvin is not due in court until Monday. Meantime, in Georgia, a white father and son charged in another killing of a black man that has raised racial tensions in the U.S. made a court appearance Thursday via video. A state investigator testified that the man accused of shooting Ahmaud Arbery, Travis McMichael, uttered a racist epithet as he stood over Arbery’s body. The new charges in Minneapolis punctuated an unprecedented week in recent American history, in which largely peaceful protests took place in communities of all sizes but were rocked by bursts of violence, including deadly attacks on officers, theft, vandalism and arson. In Minneapolis alone, more than 220 buildings were damaged or burned, with damage topping $55 million, city officials said. Nationwide, more than 10,000 people have been arrested, an Associated Press tally found. More than a dozen deaths have been reported, though the circumstances in many cases are still being sorted out. From Paris and London to Tel Aviv, Sydney, Johannesburg and Rio de Janeiro, Floyd’s death has triggered demonstrations, with protesters decrying inequality, police brutality and other problems in their own countries. “It’s a solidarity question. We stand with our brothers, internationally, our sisters as well, but the same thing is happening here. It’s no different,” Isaak Kabenge said in Stockholm. The attorney for Floyd’s family, Ben Crump, called the additional charges against the officers “a bittersweet moment” and “a significant step forward on the road to justice.” Hundreds of protesters were in New York City’s Washington Square Park when the charges were announced. “It’s not enough,” protester Jonathan Roldan said, insisting all four officers should have been charged from the start. “Right now, we’re still marching because it’s not enough that they got arrested. There needs to be systematic change.” The mood in New York turned somber later in the day after a police officer on an anti-looting patrol was ambushed by a man who walked up behind him and stabbed him in the neck. Two other officers suffered bransonglobe.com gunshot wounds to their hands in the struggle, and the attacker was in critical condition after being shot by police. The new second-degree murder charge alleges Chauvin caused Floyd’s death without intent while committing another felony, namely assault. It carries a heavier sentence than the third-degree charge, which is punishable by up to 25 years behind bars. At a protest in the nation’s capital, 30-year-old Jade Jones said the demonstrations would continue despite the new charges. “That’s the least they could do,” Jones said. “It’s not going to wipe away 400 years of pain.” Prosecutors describe racist slur as Ahmaud Arbery lay dying BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A state investigator alleged Thursday that a white man was heard saying a racist slur as he stood over Ahmaud Arbery’s body, moments after killing him with three shots from a pump-action shotgun. The lead Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent in the case testified that Travis and Greg McMichael and a third man in another pickup, William “Roddie” Bryan, used their trucks to chase down and box in Arbery, who repeatedly reversed directions and even jumped into a ditch in a desperate struggle to escape. Travis McMichael then got out of his truck and confronted Arbery, later telling police he shot him in self-defense after Arbery refused his order to get on the ground, Special Agent Richard Dial said. A close examination of the video of the shooting shows the first shot was to Arbery’s chest, the second was to his hand, and the third was to his chest again before he collapsed in the road, Dial said. Bryan, who recorded that video, said he heard the gunman say a racist epithet as he stood over Arbery’s body before police arrived, Dial said. Dial said Bryan gave investigators the information a week after the McMichaels’ arrest, and there’s no indication he said it to Glynn County investigators before that. Lee Merritt, an attorney for Arbery’s family, told reporters outside the courthouse that prosecutors had warned the family before the hearing of the coming testimony about the slur. “It was still very difficult to hear in the context of a prolonged chase, that after he murdered Ahmaud Arbery and stood over his body, he used that racial epithet,” Merritt said. “I don’t think it was self-defense by Mr. McMichael. I think it was self-defense by Mr. Arbery,” Dial said later under defense questioning. “When he couldn’t get away, he chose to fight.” The evidence presented Thursday to support a murder trial also raises questions about the idea that the McMichaels and Bryan were legitimately carrying out a citizens’ arrest of a suspected burglar. Dial testified that Greg McMichaels told police that “he didn’t know if Mr. Arbery had stolen anything or not, but he had a gut feeling” that Arbery had committed prior break-ins in the neighborhood.

bransonglobe.com NATIONAL DALLAS (AP) — Chef Chad Houser opened his downtown Dallas restaurant five years ago to help give teens coming out of juvenile detention stability, and a push toward success. When the coronavirus pandemic threatened that mission, he found a way to not only keep the teens working -- and also give them a chance to help others. “Our kids need us to begin with,” Houser said, “but they need us even more now.” Within a week of Cafe Momentum closing to dining in March because of the pandemic, the teens who normally cycle through every job at the upscale restaurant -- from cooking to dishwashing to busing tables to serving to hosting -- had started building meal kits for needy families. Houser scrambled to raise funds so he could keep paying the teens and keep them engaged in the nonprofit’s program that offers everything from counseling to education. De’Monica Dean, 19, said thinking about the families getting the boxes she packs with everything from cans of soup to fresh vegetables and fruits motivates her each morning. “That’s my everyday wake-up. It’s like, do you want to get up today? OK, we know a family has to eat, so let’s get up,” Dean said. Sais Daniel, the cafe’s curriculum coordinator, helps teach the teens skills ranging from restaurant work to life skills like how to create a resume. They’re also learning the joys of helping others. “Sometimes they get lost in how small their world is, but being able to sit down and pack boxes, they’re like: ‘Man, I’m able to see someone else struggling and I’m a blessing to them. I’m able to help them,’” Daniel said. Cafe Momentum has been delivering 1,550 meal kits a week to families in the area through various groups. Most of the kits, NOW OFFERING LEASE TO OWN OPTIONS 55+ Gated Master-Planned Community Located on Branson Hills Parkway in Branson, MO • Maintenance Free Living • Clubhouse • Discounted Membership at Branson Hills Golf Club • Amazing Location • Beautiful Valley Views which include four meals for a family of four, are being distributed in the Richardson Independent School District. Tabitha Branum, the district’s deputy superintendent, said the partnership with Cafe Momentum is “game changing” for their community, noting that over half of the district’s students qualify for free and reduced lunches. She said that with school closed, the district is able to provide breakfasts and lunches during the week though a state program, but Cafe Momentum lets them also cover weekends. As Texas reopens, Gov. Greg Abbott is allowing restaurants to welcome a limited number of diners inside after being restricted to takeout orders. But for now, Cafe Momentum -- a restaurant that served entrees like sweet tea-brined pork chops and coffee-rubbed steak in its sleek dining area -- will stick with providing meal kits. Houser said he has raised enough money to keep making the kits through June. He’s not sure of the next move, but he said that when it’s safe and financially viable, the restaurant and catering business will resume. The teens are ready to get back to preparing meals and serving guests. “They miss all June 5-6, 2020 • 15 Teens at Dallas cafe make meal kits for needy amid COVID-19 the pats on the back and hugs that they get from guests,” he said. In the meantime, 18-year-old Anthony Aleman said preparing kits feels good, as does knowing he still has a steady paycheck from Cafe Momentum. “They got my back,” Aleman said. Dr. Porshia Haymon places bags of tortillas into box meal kits being built at Cafe Momentum in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) CALL NOW 417.239.0951 SummitRidgeBRANSON.COm

16 • June 5-6, 2020 SPORTS (AP) The NBA has told the National Basketball Players Association that it will present a 22-team plan for restarting the season to the league’s board of governors on Thursday, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. The teams that will be going to the ESPN Wide World Of Sports complex on the Disney campus near Orlando, Florida, would play eight games to determine playoff seeding starting around July 31 before the postseason begins, according to the person who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the league has not released its proposal publicly. The plan, once approved, would have 13 Western Conference teams and nine Eastern Conference teams going to Disney, and the cutoff being that teams must be within six games of a playoff spot at this point. Playoffs would start in August, and the NBA Finals will likely stretch into October, the person said. The Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers, Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics already have clinched playoff spots — and, if only eight games are left, that would mean the Miami Heat, Indiana Pacers, Philadelphia 76ers, Los Angeles Clippers, Denver Nuggets, Utah Jazz, Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston Rockets would theoretically have clinched spots as well. The Dallas Mavericks would be virtually assured of clinching a West spot, holding a seven-game lead over eighth-place Memphis. That would mean the Grizzlies, Portland, New Orleans, Sacramento, San Antonio and Phoenix all would be in the running for the No. 8 seed out West. In the East, Washington is six games behind No. 7 Brooklyn and 5 1/2 games behind No. 8 Orlando — so within range of triggering a play-in series. “I’m all in from the state’s perspective,” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said at a news conference Wednesday in central Florida. “I don’t think you could find a better place than Orlando to do this. I think it’s very exciting.” DeSantis met by phone with NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum on Tuesday. The governor also said the state helped with the plans to make a golf match last month featuring Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Tom Brady and Peyton Manning — one that raised $20 million for coronavirus relief — happen. And Major League Soccer announced Wednesday a plan to restart its season in Orlando. For an NBA play-in series to happen to determine the No. 8 seed on either playoff bracket, the ninthplace team would have to be within four games of eighth place once the eight-game schedule of lead-in games is completed. If a play-in series occurs, it would basically be a best-of-two — where the No. 9 seed would have to win two headto-head matchups to take over the No. 8 spot. There also would be some jostling for playoff positioning happening in the eight-game restart. In the East, Toronto and Boston are separated by three games for the No. 2 spot, and Miami, Indiana and Philadelphia are separated by two games for the No. 4 spot. Out West, the Clippers, Denver, Utah, Oklahoma City and Houston are all within four games of one another in the race for the No. 2 seed on that bracket. There are still some elements of the restart plan that could be changed, and other matters are still being negotiated — such as how much of a percentage of their salaries players will lose because some regular-season games will be canceled. If 15% of the regular season is not played, which would be the current estimate based on the proposal, players would have to give up roughly $610 million in salary for this season. It’s also unclear what will bransonglobe.com AP source: NBA presents players with plan for season restart happen to the eight teams that would not be vying for a postseason berth under the proposed format — Charlotte, Chicago, Atlanta, Detroit, New York, Cleveland, Minnesota and Golden State. If the 2020-21 NBA season doesn’t start until December at the earliest, which would seem to be a very real possibility, those teams could go about nine months without playing games, and some have expressed concerns over what that will mean for player development. NFL coaches allowed to return to team facilities on Friday (AP) Coaches will be allowed to return beginning Friday to NFL team facilities closed because of the coronavirus pandemic as the league continues preparation for training camps and its season. Commissioner Roger Goodell told the 32 clubs on Thursday in a memo obtained by The Associated Press that coaching staffs may work from team complexes starting Friday. Previously, only up to 75 people per day could be at the facilities, with coaches and players not seeking treatment for injuries barred. “As has been emphasized in previous advice on reopening facilities, this may occur only if your club has otherwise received necessary permission from state and local governments to reopen its facility,” Goodell wrote. All coaches will count toward the maximum number of club employees in the facility, but that number will be increased to 100 — also subject to governmental regulations and implementation of health protocols developed by the NFL’s medical staff. “Guys are all set up — we’ve got meetings with the players tomorrow; everyone is set up at their homes,” Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores said Thursday. “I imagine it would be hard; we would hate to have a glitch with the players because we want to go back in the office.” Team facilities were closed in March, and the league developed a phasing plan for them to reopen, pending governmental permission. Goodell said the league would be working with each team’s medical staff to implement a program of COVID-19 testing for the coaching staff and other football personnel “prior to players returning to club facilities.” The commissioner did not mention in the memo when uninjured players might be approved to return to team facilities. It’s likely that won’t be until training camps open next month. “We continue to have active and varied discussions on many subjects,” said Dr. Allen Sills, the NFL’s chief medical officer. “Any decisions will be a collaborative effort with the league and the players’ association, based on continuation of our phased approach. We obviously want to get to the phase of getting players back in, that’s the next logical step. We share the exact same goals, with the safest possible environment (for players to return).”

bransonglobe.com SPORTS Postponed Tokyo Olympics may be downsized and simplified TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese public is being prepared for the reality of next year’s postponed Olympics, where athletes are likely to face quarantines, spectators will be fewer, and the delay will cost taxpayers billions of dollars. In the last several weeks, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach has given selected interviews outside Japan and hinted at empty stadiums, quarantines and virus testing. IOC member John Coates, who oversees Tokyo preparations, said a few weeks ago in Australia that the Tokyo Olympics face “real problems,” partially because of the numbers involved: 15,400 Olympic and Paralympic athletes to start with, and then staff, officials, media and up to 80,000 volunteers. The stark message about a very different, reduced Olympics is now being floated in Japan by politicians, and in unsourced news stories. The themes include the possibility of reduced seating at the Olympics — if any fans at all — tests for all athletes, fans and staff, and a quarantine-like situation at the Athletes Village. In the hours before an online news conference on Thursday with Tokyo Olympics spokesman Masa Takaya, Japanese media published several versions of virtually the same story citing unnamed sources: Next year’s Olympics will be “downsized,” “simplified,” or “very different.” Tokyo CEO Toshiro Muto has been open about slashing costs and “reducing service levels.” Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, in Thursday newscasts, sounded the same tune. “We will move ahead with the items that should be streamlined and simplified,” she said, giving no details on the downsizing and adding that the public would be consulted. “First of all we need to gain the understanding of Tokyo residents and the Japanese people,” she said. One typical report said Olympic seating could be reduced, leaving in limbo the disposition of millions of tickets already sold. “We want to brush away these concerns,” Takaya said, speaking to worried ticket holders. However, he offered nothing concrete accept to say that “countermeasures” against COVID-19 will not be determined until this fall. That would include plans for fans, quarantines and so forth. Tickets are going to be a battle ground. The organizing committee has budgeted income of at least $800 million from ticket sales, and may be reluctant to return it. The tickets carry a “force majeure” clause, which may permit organizers to avoid refunds. “We understand that countermeasures for COVID-19 next year, particularly during games time, is one of the biggest things to address in preparing for the games next year,” Takaya said. “But once again these countermeasures will be discussed in more depth from this autumn onward.” Like many countries, Japan is headed into a recession brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. Meanwhile, Olympic costs have soared. The cost of the delay in Japan has been estimated at $2 billion to $6 billion. Neither the IOC nor organizers have given a figure for the costs to Japan, or who will pay for them. Before the postponement, organizers said they were spending $12.6 billion to put on the games. But a government audit last year said the figure was twice that, and all but $5.6 billion is public money. When Tokyo was awarded the games in 2013, it said the cost would be $7.3 billion. There is also talk of combining the opening and closing ceremony for both the Olympics and Paralympics. “Many discussions are ongoing covering various areas, including the ceremonies,” Craig Spence, a spokesman for the Paralympic Games, said in an email. “A lots of things are still at a discussion stage and therefore it’s not appropriate to provide comment on things until they are finalized.” Olympic Minister Seiko Hashimoto acknowledged costs must be cut, but said safety for athletes could drive them up. “Unless safety and security are ensured, there will be uncertainty for the athletes-first point of view,” she said Thursday. “We must study measures including virus testing in order to ensure safety and security.” June 5-6, 2020 • 17 The Olympic rings float in the water at sunset in the Odaiba section in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)

18 • June 5-6, 2020 CURIOUSITIES Police: Man faked wife’s disappearance so she’d avoid prison GRANDVIEW, W. Va. (AP) — A West Virginia woman and her husband faked her disappearance by pretending she plummeted from an overlook as part of a scheme to keep her out of having to go to prison, authorities said. Julie Wheeler and Rodney Wheeler were arrested Tuesday on multiple charges including conspiracy and giving false information to West Virginia State Police. State police said Julie Wheeler was reported missing Sunday by her husband and 17-year-old son. The family claimed Julie Wheeler had fallen from the main overlook at the New River Gorge National River, National Park Service Ranger Leah Perkowski-Sisk said. Authorities searched for Julie Wheeler for days but found her Tuesday “alive and well” hiding in a closet in her home. A criminal complaint said Rodney Wheeler and his son planted items at the Grandview Overlook to fake Julie Wheeler’s disappearance. It’s unclear whether the son will face criminal charges. Julie Wheeler pleaded guilty to federal health care fraud in February after an investigation into “pill mill” clinic operations. She’ll be sentenced for that charge on June 17. It’s unclear whether the couple have an attorney who could comment on their behalf. Scientists learn how tiny critters make ocean ‘snot palaces’ KENSINGTON, Maryland (AP) — Master builders of the sea construct the equivalent of a complex five-story house that protects them from predators and funnels and filters food for them — all from snot coming out of their heads. And when these delicate mucus homes get clogged, the tadpole-looking critters — called giant larvaceans — build a new one. Usually every day or so. These so-called “snot palaces” could possibly help human construction if scientists manage to crack the mucus architectural code, said Kakani Katija, a bioengineer at Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute. Her team took a step toward solving the mystery of the snot houses and maybe someday even replicating them, according to a study in Wednesday’s journal Nature. The creatures inside these houses may be small — the biggest are around 4 inches — but they are smart and crucial to Earth’s environment. Found globally, they are the closest relatives to humans without a backbone, Katija and other scientists said. Together with their houses “they are like an alien life form, made almost entirely out of water, yet crafted with complexity and purpose,” bransonglobe.com said Dalhousie University marine biologist Boris Worm, who wasn’t part of the study. “They remind me of a cross between a living veil and a high tech filter pump.” Also, when they abandon their clogged homes about every day, the creatures collectively drop millions of tons of carbon to the seafloor, where it stays, preventing further global warming, Worm said. They also take microplastics out of the water column and dump it on the sea floor. And if that’s not enough, the other waste in their abandoned houses is eaten by the ocean’s bottom dwellers. But it’s what they build that fascinates and mystifies scientists. Because the snot houses are so delicate, researchers haven’t often been able to take them to the lab to study them. So Katija and team used a remote submarine, cameras and lasers to watch these creatures in water about 650 to 1300 feet deep off Monterey Bay in Northern California. These mucus structures aren’t simple. They include two heart-like chambers that act as a maze for the food that drifts in, except there’s only one way for it to go: into the larvacean’s mouth. The snot houses often are nearly transparent and flow all around the critter that looks like a tadpole, but isn’t. And the houses are comparatively big — about 10 times bigger than the critters themselves — reaching more than three feet wide. It would be the equivalent of a person making a five-story house, Katija said. Water can flow through the structure so that when it moves through the water it doesn’t give much of a motion detectable by predatory fish. That, Katija said, essentially masks the house from whatever wants to eat the larvaceans. None of this could be done in the lab. Katija’s team used 3D laser scan technology to virtually fly through the inner chambers of the snot palaces, then recreated them with software to model the inner-workings of the structure.

bransonglobe.com HISTORY June 5-6, 2020 • 19 Today in History: Sports, movies and more • 1805 1st recorded tornado in “Tornado Alley” (Southern Illinois) • 1876 Bananas become popular in US, at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia • 1873 Sultan Bargash bin Said under British pressure closes the infamous slave market of Zanzibar in modern day Tanzania • 1888 US Democrats nominate Grover Cleveland for president • 1933 US drops the Gold Standard when Congress enacts a joint resolution nullifying creditors right to demand payment in gold • 1937 Henry Ford initiates a 32 hour work week • 1940 A synthetic rubber tire exhibited in Akron, Ohio by Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company • 1944 As part of Operation Tonga, the 1st British gliders touch down on French soil to prepare for the D-Day invasion • 1944 After receiving favorable weather reports, General Eisenhower decides to proceed with the D-Day invasion on June 6 • 1947 US Secretary of State George Marshall outlines the “Marshall Plan” to rebuild Western Europe • 1951 Anti-slavery novel “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” by Harriet Beecher Stowe first published in serial form in “The National Era” • 1963 State of siege proclaimed in Iran, Ayatollah Khomeini arrested • 1967 Six-day war begins between Israel and the neighboring Arab states of Egypt, Jordan and Syria • 1968 Palestinian Sirhan Sirhan shoots Robert F. Kennedy three times, who dies the next day and wounds 5 others at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California • 1975 Egyptian president Anwar Sadat reopens Suez Canal (closed since 1967) • 1981 AIDS Epidemic officially begins when US Centers for Disease Control reports on pneumonia affecting five homosexual men in Los Angeles • 1981 World’s first today in history program with editable data “TODAY”, invented by Michael Butler runs for the first time on a mainframe computer • 1984 Indira Gandhi orders an attack on Sikh’s holiest site, the Golden Temple in Amritsar • 2001 U.S. Senator Jim Jeffords leaves the Republican Party, an act which shifts control of the United States Senate from the Republicans to the Democratic Party • 2013 The first article based on NSA leaked documents by Edward Snowden is published by the Guardian Newspaper in the UK • 2018 Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty to rape and sexual assault charges in court in New York • 2018 Miss America pageant announces an end to its swimsuit competition • 2019 Average person ingests 50,000 pieces of microplastic a year and breathes in similar amount according to first-ever such study published in journal “Environmental Science and Technology” Movies & TV • 1987 “Nightline” presents its 1st “Town Meeting” the subject is AIDS & the show runs until 3:47 AM • 1998 “The Truman Show”, starring Jim Carrey, Laura Linney, and Ed Harris, is released • 2018 “Ocean’s 8” film premieres, directed by Gary Ross starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway and Rihanna Music • 1948 “(Ghost) Riders in the Sky: A Cowboy Legend” single released by Stan Jones • 1964 Davie Jones & King Bees debut “I Can’t Help Thinking About Me”; group disbands but Davie Jones goes on to success as David Bowie • 1965 “Wooly Bully” by Sam the Sham & Pharaohs hits #2 • 1981 George Harrison releases “Somewhere in England” • 1989 Paul McCartney releases “Flowers in the Dirt” Sports • 1952 Jersey Joe Walcott beats Ezzard Charles in 15 for heavyweight boxing title • 1955 NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits 550-ft. homerun off Chicago’s Billy Pierce • 1982 French Open Women’s Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats American teenager Andrea Jaeger 7-6, 6-1 for her first French singles crown • 2018 American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. named 2017 top earning sportsperson by Forbes with $285 million Birthdays • 1953 Kathleen Kennedy, American film producer (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Jurassic Park) President of Lucasfilm (2012-), born in Berkeley, California • 1956 Kenny G, saxophonist (Duotones) • 1959 Michael Winans, gospel singer (Winans) EXP 6/30/20 • 1971 Mark Wahlberg, rap singer (Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch) and actor

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