ULA Scrubs Launch
(Cape Canaveral, FL) -- Bad weather is causing another change of plans on the Space Coast. United Launch Alliance scrubbed last night's launch of a Delta Four Heavy rocket. The launch has now been scrubbed four times. ULA is now aiming for a launch tonight at 11:54, but launch conditions are only 40 percent Go.
Disney To Lay Off 28K Workers
(Orlando, FL) -- The coronavirus is responsible for forcing Disney to make what it calls a very difficult decision. The company announced yesterday it's laying off 28-thousand employees. It's not clear how many jobs at Disney World are affected. A Disney official says the company has cut expenses, suspended capital projects and streamlined operations, but staff cuts are the only feasible option at this point.
Orange County School Board May Change Mask Policy
(Orlando, FL) -- The mask policy may be relaxed a bit in Orange County schools. The school board, at a workshop last night, discussed changing some parts of its mask mandate. One possible change would be allowing people to remove their masks indoors if they maintain social distancing. Another possible change would require students in band to wear a mask with a mouth opening.
Miami-Dade Schools To Reopen On Monday
(Miami, FL) -- Teachers in Miami-Dade County will be going back to school sooner than expected. The school board voted yesterday to reopen schools on Monday, starting with pre-K, kindergarten and ESE students. The staggered reopening will have all students back in classrooms by October 9th, but parents can still choose to keep their kids home for remote learning. The district had earlier voted to reopen schools October 14th, but the state, last week, pushed for the earlier reopening.Miami-Dade's teachers are appalled by the actions of the school board.The union wanted schools closed until it was safe to reopen, and they're accusing the board of putting politics over public safety.
Gimenez, Suarez Re-Emphasize Mask Policies
(Miami, FL) -- Miami's mayor is worried the governor may be sending people the wrong message about the coronavirus. Governor Ron DeSantis last week announced all bars can reopen, and fines for those violating mask ordinances are suspended. Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, though, said yesterday DeSantis may be misleading people to believe COVID-19 is no longer a threat. He and Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez announced local mask mandates and other social distancing rules are still in effect, and fines for violators will be collected once the governor's emergency order expires.
New Study Surveys American Sex Lives
(Undated) -- A recent study, conducted by OnePoll for Sexual Health Awareness Month is revealing new details about the sex lives of everyday Americans. Among the responses from two-thousand adults was the fact that 68-percent of those who are sexually active would dump a partner if the sex was bad. Also, four in ten say that they have never experienced a true orgasm. Other findings include that nearly 20-percent of women fake orgasms 39 times a year, and that close to 40-percent of men believe their partners have never faked a climax. Researchers say the survey shows individuals must work on communicating their sexual needs to their significant others.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
1954, the submarine Nautilus was commissioned by the U.S. Navy. Nautilus was the first atomic-powered vessel.
1949, the Berlin Airlift ended. The airlift ferried more than two-point-three million tons of supplies to the German city in defiance of a Soviet blockade.
1947, the World Series was televised for the first time. The series featured the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers.