Mick's Morning News: 09.13.18

posted by Bill Mick - 

Florence To Impact Beaches  (Melbourne, FL) -- Florence is expected to approach the Carolinas today, and her impact will be felt in our area. The National Weather Service is warning of hazardous beach and boating conditions the rest of the week.

In addition, we could have thunderstorms, strong winds and heavy rain. Areas with poor drainage could experience some flooding.

Marijuana Washes Up On Beach  (Ormond Beach, FL) -- The impact of Hurricane Florence is already being seen on a beach in Volusia County. Almost two dozen packets of marijuana washed up yesterday morning on the beach at Ormond-by-the-Sea.

Beach Safety Ocean Rescue says the big surf caused by Florence is likely responsible. Deputies took possession of the drugs, which will be destroyed.

Priest Cleared Of Sex Abuse Accusations  (Cocoa Beach, FL) -- A Brevard County priest has been cleared of child sex abuse accusations. Prosecutors in Pennsylvania announced yesterday that the accusations made against Reverend David Gillis by a girl's father are false.

The Diocese of Orlando removed the 65-year-old from Our Savior Catholic Church in Cocoa Beach when the allegations were made last month. There's no word on if Gillis will be reinstated.

Kavanaugh Explains Snub Of Parkland Parent  (Washington, DC) -- Brett Kavanaugh wishes he had handled the incident with the parent of a Parkland victim differently. At his Supreme Court confirmation hearing last week, as Kavanaugh was leaving, the father of a child killed in the school shooting approached and introduced himself.

Kavanaugh, in a recent letter to an Iowa senator, revealed that he ignored Fred Guttenberg because he mistook him for a protester. Kavanaugh also says if he had realized who the man was, he would have shaken his hand, expressed his sympathy and listened to him.

Hurricane Aims At Country's Top Turkey Producer  (Raleigh, NC) -- Hurricane Florence could mean a shortage of Thanksgiving Turkeys. The monster storm is headed toward North Carolina, which is the number one turkey state in the country. Many of Butterball's processing plants, hatcheries and feed mills are right in the storm's projected path.

Hurricane Aims At Country's Top Turkey Producer  (Raleigh, NC) -- Hurricane Florence could mean a shortage of Thanksgiving Turkeys. The monster storm is headed toward North Carolina, which is the number one turkey state in the country. Many of Butterball's processing plants, hatcheries and feed mills are right in the storm's projected path.

According to the National Turkey Federation, stores will try to stock more frozen turkeys to help to offset some of the projected shortage.

TODAY IN HISTORY:

2009, controversy erupted at the 2009 MTV VMA Awards when rapper Kanye West interrupted an acceptance speech by country-pop star Taylor Swift to declare a video by pop superstar Beyonce more deserving of the honor.

2007, opening statements began in the Utah trial of polygamist leader Warren Jeffs who was accused of arranging a marriage between a 14-year-old girl and her cousin.

1992, the Buffalo Bills and the San Francisco 49ers set an NFL record when neither team punted the ball throughout the entire game. Jim Kelly and Steve Young each threw for more than 400 yards. The Bills won 34-31.

1990, NBC's legal drama "Law And Order" premiered on NBC.

1986, "Pee-Wee's Playhouse," starring Paul Reubens, debuted on CBS.

1977, the television show "Soap" debuted on ABC. It was the first show to include a viewer discretion warning.

1963, Mary Kay cosmetics was founded by nine people sitting around Mary Kay Ash's kitchen table.

1948, Massachusetts Republican Margaret Chase Smith was elected to the U.S. Senate, becoming the first woman to serve in both houses of Congress.

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