SpaceX Launch Scrubbed
(Cape Canaveral, FL) -- SpaceX will have to wait for another day to launch its latest mission. A launch planned for yesterday at Kennedy Space Center was scrubbed due to the weather. Florida Today reports another attempt will be made Saturday morning. SpaceX is planning to send more Starlink satellites into low-Earth orbit to beam high-speed internet around the world.
Lawsuit Filed To Stop RNC From Coming To Jacksonville
(Jacksonville, FL) -- Those who don't want President Trump to come to Jacksonville are taking legal action. Some Jacksonville residents and business owners filed suit yesterday to stop or place restrictions on next month's Republican National Convention. The plaintiffs say bringing thousands of people to the city will be harmful to the health and welfare of the community. One plaintiff tells First Coast News residents are being made guinea pigs in a political effort to deny the reality of the pandemic.
High School ADs Considering Restart Options
(Tallahassee, FL) -- High schools across the state have some tough choices to make in deciding how sports will operate this fall. The FHSAA recently released a plan that gives schools choices as to when they want to start sports and which of four divisions they want to play in. A school can put different sports in different divisions, and each division will have classes in order to separate big smalls from small schools. Athletic directors are considering their options, and one AD in Polk County tells The Ledger it's hard to know what's best when things are changing so suddenly.
Broward County Imposing More Restrictions On Restaurants
(Fort Lauderdale, FL) -- Broward County is imposing new restrictions on restaurants. Mayor Dale Holness announced yesterday that restaurants must limit dining to six people per table, and dine-in service must end two hours earlier, at 10:00 p.m, even on weekends. The new rules go into effect at 12:01 tomorrow morning, and violators will face closures of between 24 and 72 hours. Holness says if we don't all take responsibility to reduce the spread of this virus, the economy will continue to be stagnant or worse.
Disney To Resume Ticket Sales And Hotel Reservations
(Orlando, FL) -- Walt Disney World is taking another step forward in its return to normal. Starting today, Disney is, once again, selling tickets to its theme parks and accepting hotel reservations. Another step forward will take place on Saturday when the Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom reopen.
Bradenton Family Accused Of Selling 'Miracle Cure' For COVID-19
(Bradenton, FL) -- Members of a Manatee County family are accused of trying to sell a miracle cure for the coronavirus. Federal prosecutors in Miami announced yesterday they have charged Bradenton's Mark Grenon and his three sons with conspiracy. They allegedly sold Miracle Mineral Solution as a cure for COVID-19, but prosecutors say it was really a potentially lethal toxic bleach. Before marketing their product as a cure for the virus, the 62-year-old Grenon and his sons allegedly sold MMS as a cure for cancer, AIDS, MS and other illnesses.
French Baker Uses Female Urine To Make Bread
(France) -- A French baker, and self-proclaimed "ecofeminist," is using a unique ingredient to make what she calls "Goldilocks bread." RT reports Louise Raguet gathers pee from female urinals around Paris and uses it to fertilize wheat for her bread. She says she started the process to show how a sustainable food cycle can be created by using human excrement. Raguet dilutes the urine 20 times before she applies it to her wheat. The baker claims people are flushing down useful food resources everyday.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
2018, Starbucks announced they planned to stop using plastic staws by 2020.
1997, boxer Mike Tyson was banned from the ring and fined $3 million for biting opponent Evander Holyfield's ears.
1968, the National League beat the American League in baseball's first All-Star game played indoors. The game was held in Houston's Astrodome.
1966, an artificial surface is installed into the Astrodome in Houston. That coined the phrase "astroturf."
1878, the corncob pipe was patented by Henry Tibbe of Washington, Missouri.
1872, John Blondel of Thomaston, Maine, patented the doughnut cutter.