The next Bond movie is on hold but that doesn't stop us from celebrating a bit of intriguing hotness along with a bevy of news links regarding pop culture, community news and info from across the nation and the world . . .
Booze Biz Fights For Survival
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City's robust beer community is navigating an uncertain future as business losses mount during the COVID-19 pandemic. "50% of our business went away overnight," Steve Holle, founder of K.C. Bier Company said. Like other breweries, its off-site revenue disappeared when restaurants and bars closed.
Miracle Landing Testiony
After plane lands on I-470, local flight instructor explains how pilots train for certain situations
LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. - Remember the plane that made an emergency landing on a Lee's Summit highway Tuesday afternoon? The fence is back up at the Lee's Summit Municipal Airport where that plane took off, but didn't fly home. Instead it was towed back in by a pick-up truck.
Save Corona Cash
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Many people are trying to move money around to make ends meet. Alec Bethurum, senior portfolio manager at Sterneck Capital Management, said there are quite a few ways for people on a reduced income to cut spending. "You'd be surprised if you looked how much you spend on entertainment and restaurants and food," Bethurum said.
Hottie Pimps Bond Bling
Chopard has joined the cast of the latest James Bond film No Time to Die, to be released in April. Pieces from the jewelry firm's Green Carpet collection will make an appearance in the 25 th Bond film, worn by Ana de Armas, who plays Paloma, a CIA agent, in the movie.
Don’t Fat Shame Prez Trump
Nancy Pelosi openly fat-shaming Donald Trump on national television illustrated nothing about the coronavirus pandemic, the real dangers of hydroxychloroquine for people with COVID-19 infections or the foolishness of taking it prophylactically when it seemingly has no effect on the virus.
Corona Drug Update
President Trump Donald John Trump Pro-Trump outside groups raise .8 million in April Biden wins Oregon primary Graham to release report on his probe into Russia investigation before election MORE on Wednesday said he will stop taking hydroxychloroquine in the next couple of days amid criticism and skepticism about his announcement that he was taking the anti-malaria drug to guard against the coronavirus.
Red Scare Redux
China threatens "countermeasures," says U.S. will bear consequences after Pompeo congratulates Taiwan president
China threatened to take "necessary countermeasures" against the U.S. after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo congratulated Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, who was sworn in on Wednesday. "On Pompeo's congratulation to Tsai Ing-wen on her inauguration, we express strong indignation and condemnation. China will take necessary countermeasures, and the consequences will be borne by the U.S.
Pandemic Hard Times Ahead
Tens of millions of people could be forced to live on less than $2 a day due to the coronavirus outbreak, the World Bank said Tuesday. The estimate is even higher than the World Bank's previous report that 49 million people may face "extreme poverty" as the pandemic wrecks the economy globally.
New Movie Model Debuts
For weeks now, as COVID-19 restrictions across the country begin to ease (or, in some cases, even where they haven't), national and local news outlets have relentlessly reported on a seeming torrent of people streaming into public spaces.
Meth Town Hard Times
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - A popular Independence restaurant has been devastated by a fire. Little Richard's Family Restaurant, located on 291 Highway, has been operating for more than 30 years and is known for their homemade comfort food. But now owner Richard Cash said a fire has made an already difficult time even harder.
Corona Cancels July 4th Blast
Blue Springs announced Wednesday that its 2020 Red, White and Blue Springs Fireworks Show has been canceled.City officials said the decision was made out of consideration for the health and safety of the community and is in accordance with the restrictions on large gatherings in the Jackson County Recovery Plan."We're living in a time where we have to make hard, but necessary, decisions to keep our community safe and keep our city running," said Mayor Carson Ross in a news release.
Corona Clouds Cont'd
BE MORE CLOUDS THAN CLEAR SKIES. TEMPERATURES WILL STAY IN THE UPPER 60'S TO NEAR 70 DEGREES. BY 8:00, 66. 9:00, 65 DEGREES. HERE IS A LOOK AT THE BIG PICTURE. COUNTERCLOCKWISE CIRCULATION IS ALL-TOO-FAMILIAR. WE HAD A FEW SPRINKLES AROUND KANSAS CITY.
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