Florida Choose Weighs Resolution To Reinstate Federal Unemployment Cash Suspended By Gov. DeSantis In June – CBS Miami

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami / NSF) – A Leon County district judge rushed into a lawsuit on Wednesday over whether Governor Ron DeSantis’s government violated state law by withdrawing unemployment benefits from tens of thousands of unemployed Floridians in June Federal deleted.

Judge Layne Smith heard testimony from plaintiffs who said the decision to end the $ 300 a week in federal benefits resulted in them having difficulty paying housing and other expenses. As part of the COVID-19 aid, the federal government provided the money in addition to the state’s maximum unemployment benefits of $ 275 per week.

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The lawsuit alleges that payments should have continued through September 6, as approved by Congress, and that the unemployed should receive retroactive payments through June 26. The money comes from a federal funding law commonly known as the CARES law.

Plaintiffs attorneys say the DeSantis government has violated a state law directing the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity to work with the US Department of Labor and take action “by adopting appropriate rules, administrative methods, and standards that are necessary for the state ”. all advantages according to the federal regulations on re-employment (unemployment) assistance. “

“The governor and the DEO (the Department of Economic Opportunity) have no discretion as to whether or not to accept the money,” said Marie Mattox, plaintiff’s attorney.

However, Daniel Nordby, an attorney for the DeSantis administration, denies the state needs to provide the additional services.

“Florida law quite simply does not require participation in the CARES Act programs that were passed by Congress,” Nordby said. “Neither federal nor Florida law requires participation.”

Smith, who is contemplating plaintiffs’ motion for an injunction, said repeatedly that he would not address the political issues surrounding the suspension of federal payments. He said he needed to focus on the details of state and federal laws.

“The bottom line is it’s a legal construction case,” said Smith.

Plaintiffs, who testified on Wednesday, described economic troubles during the pandemic, made worse by the state cutting $ 300 a week in federal payments.

For example, Harriett Rubin, a 68-year-old Broward County resident who has been unemployed since the pandemic began, said she put a tax lien on her home because she couldn’t pay property taxes.

“To worry about your apartment or whether your air conditioning is on and working, and can I bring some food into the house. That little bit of money helps, ”said Rubin.

Will Currie, chief financial officer of the Department of Economic Opportunity, testified that in the spring of 2020, the state began providing the additional federal benefits – known as Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation or FPUC benefits – to provide assistance as the pandemic was major economic Caused problems and an increase in unemployment.

But the state decided to stop the services that summer as vacancies remained unfilled. Many companies have argued in recent months that they cannot find enough workers.

“The idea was to add the weekly benefit that was believed to be

Incentivizing people not to return to work, ”Currie said.

But Mattox said the people who need the extra money aren’t “free riders” who don’t want to be hired.

“DeSantis decided to cut those benefits because he said it was keeping people from going back to work,” Mattox said. “Research just doesn’t confirm that.”

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That is Leisure: June in years previous

20 years ago

Big films in June were Scooby Doo, The Bourne Identity, My Big Fat Greek Wedding and Blade Runner.

Joanne Gentille, Russell Berrigan and Joshua Allen starred in Sandra Feinstein Gamm’s production of Edward Albee’s “The American Dream”. Cranstons Hope Pilkington gave her best performance so far as a grandma.

Mustard’s retreat was at the Greenwich Odeum.

Cranston West student Chris Chianesi starred in the Theater By The Seas production of Anything Goes.

Anne Scurria performed one of her many great feats as Vivian Bearing, cancer patient, in Trinity Rep’s stellar production of Wit.

Mark Colozzi, director of the bands at Cranston High School East, was at Luigi’s in Johnston in the Black with his very fun mixed nuts non-stop comedy show with Cranstonian Kevin Sullivan as the host.

Rachel York starred in “Kiss Me Kate” for PPAC.

40 years ago

Theater By The Sea opened its summer season with “TinTypes,” which I called “a musical review of mediocre songs” – actually one of the very few bad reviews I’ve ever given this gem of theater.

“Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” was the big summer movie, followed by Steven Spielberg’s “Poltergeist”.

Parish House Players gave us “Side by Side by Sondheim”.

“Chapter Two” was at the West Valley Inn and “On Golden Pond” was at the Heritage Playhouse.

“Peter Pan” was at the Ocean State Theater (now PPAC).

“Ain’t Misbehavin ‘” was at the Theater By The Sea.

Former Trinity actor Tim Daly had his big break in a small movie that became a big hit, “Diner”.

At this time’s Historical past, June 28, 2021 | Leisure

June 28th

Today’s highlights

Year 2000

Elian González returned to his hometown of Cuba seven months after drifting into the Florida Straits.

Also on this date


Queen Victoria of England was crowned at Westminster Abbey.


During the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln appointed Major George G. Mead as the new commander of the Union Army of the Potomac following the resignation of Major Joseph Hooker.


The Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie were shot in Sarajevo by the Serbian nationalist Gabriel DropOut. This triggered the First World War.


The Treaty of Versailles was signed in France and ended the First World War.


President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Foreign Resident Registration Act, also known as the Smith Act. It required adult aliens residing in the United States to register and authenticate their fingerprints.


North Korean troops occupied the South Korean capital, Seoul.

Radio artists Freeman Gosden (left) and Charles Correll (right) read the script for their sitcom comedy Amos’n’Andy.


The TV version of the radio comedy show “Amos’N’Andy” premiered on CBS. (This was the first network TV series to feature an all-black cast, but it was criticized for racial stereotypes.)


Civil rights activist Malcolm X declared at the founding meeting of the Organization for Afro-American Unity in New York that he “wanted equality by all means necessary.”


The Supreme Court ordered the University of California’s Davis School of Medicine to admit Alan Bakke, a white man who claimed he was a victim of reverse racism.

Year 2000

Elian González returned to his hometown of Cuba seven months after drifting into the Florida Straits.


Senator Robert C. Bird, the longest senator in US history, died in Falls Church, Virginia, aged 92. The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that Americans have the right to own a gun. For self-defense wherever they lived.


Tens of thousands of supporters and opponents of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi gathered in Cairo, killing two people, including Americans, and injuring dozens, both in Alexandria, the country’s second largest city. I fought. Four U.S. Supreme Court plaintiffs who overturned California’s ban on same-sex marriage shortly after a gay couple was released by the federal appeals court received their first marriage license in the state for the first time in four and a half years. ..


White racist James Alex Fields, who purposely drove a crowd of rebels in Charlottesville, Virginia, killed a young woman and injured dozens, was sentenced to life imprisonment for a federal hate crime. He apologized to the victim before being sentenced to imprisonment.

10 years ago: Taliban fighters attacked an international hotel in Kabul, killing ten people the night before the meeting and discussing plans for Afghan troops to take over security if international troops leave by the end of 2014.

5 years ago: Republicans closed $ 7 million on a new allegation of fatal misconduct by the Obama administration in a two-year investigation into a fatal attack in Benghazi, Libya, but “smoked” to expose Hillary Clinton’s wrongdoing. There was no such thing as a “spit weapon”. ‘Nothing contradicts the results of previous research. “

Three suicide bombers armed with assault rifles attacked Istanbul Ataturk International Airport, killing 44 victims and injuring nearly 150.

The death claimed Pat Summitt, the most successful coach in the history of great college basketball at the age of 64. Buddy Ryan, an 85 year old former professional football coach. And at the age of 84, Scotty Moore, a pioneering rock guitarist.

1 year ago: A St. Louis couple, Mark and Patricia McCloskey, fired a gun at a protester marching in a driveway during a national demonstration against racial injustice. (Initially, McCloskeys, who was charged with a crime including the illegal use of weapons, pleaded guilty to the offense and agreed to give up the weapons used during the conflict.) Governor Gavin Newsom said in seven counties. The bar that opened was quickly closed as the coronavirus spread rapidly in parts of the state and urged bars in eight other counties to do the same.

Today’s birthday

The film director Mel Brooks is 95 years old. Former Senator Karl Levin, D-Mich. Is 87 years old. Impressionist comedian John Binner is 84 years old. Former Defense Minister Leon Panetta is 83 years old. Rock musician Dave Knights (Prokuruarm) is 76 years old. Actor Bruce Davison is 75 years old. The actress Kathy Bates is 73 years old. The actress Alice Krige is 67 years old. John Elway, who was inducted into the College and Pro Football Hall of Fame, is 61 years old. The jazz singer Tierney Sutton is 58 years old. The actress Jessica Hecht is 56 years old. Rock musician Sole Davis (James) actress Mary Stuart Masterson is 55 years old. Actor John Kasak is 55 years old. Actor Gil Bellows is 54 years old. Actor and singer Daniel Briseboa is 52 years old. Jazz musician Jimmy Somers is 52 years old. Actor Tichina Arnold is 52 years old. Actor Steve Barton is 51 years old. Entrepreneur Elon Musk is 50 years old. Actor Alessandro Nivola is 49 years old. Actor Camille Guaty is 45 years old. Rock musician Tim Nordwind (OK Go) is 45 years old. Rock musician Mark Stoermer (Killers) is 44 years old. Country singer Big Vinnie Hickerson (trailer choir) is 38 years old. .. Country singer Kelly Pickler is 35 years old.

June 27, 2021, ironmongery store, leaf blowers, grownup leisure, bars

“Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.”

– Soeren Kierkegaard

It was a weekday afternoon at the Big Box hardware store, and I was looking for a replacement part for a grass trimmer.

I was eventually advised to find Harlan in aisle 19 or 20 because he knew where everything in lawn tools was.

I found him there with another guy, too, and they both crouched down and peered into the dark corners of a bottom shelf with leaf blowers.

Harlan (that’s what it said on his shirt) saw me and said, “I’ll be with you in a minute.”

“Don’t rush,” I replied, calmly standing aside.

It turned out the customer wasn’t interested in leaf blowers – they wanted a battery-powered leaf blower. Harlan kept recommending different mulching models and the customer just shook his head.

“I tried that,” he said, somewhat frustrated, “screwing her up too much.”

“The leaves?” asked Harlan.

“No,” he said, then sighed.

“The money.”

It was quiet for a moment. He paused, looked around, and then told us his problem.

He was the manager of an adult entertainment club where women strip clothes for money. Some of that money – tips, I suppose – is thrown at their feet and the cast began to argue angrily about which bill belonged to whom, disrupting the continuity of their dramatic presentations.

After all, he had told them that he would sort things out by collecting all the money on the floor and making sure it got to the right person.

However, this turned out to be very difficult.

“I have to take care of the bar,” he said with increasing frustration in his voice. “I have to take care of the customers! I have to take care of the girls !! And I have to take care of the money !!! “

I wanted to be helpful, but in my years of role-playing HR scenarios, nothing like this had happened before.

“What about a rake?” Harlan suggested.

“Doesn’t work,” he said quickly. “Not with money.”

“How about a long handled paint roller with inverted flypaper or tape …?” I said from a perspective outside the box.

“That could work,” added Harlan.

When the customer didn’t answer I said, “I have one at home. I could take it to your club tonight.”

He just shook his head.

Harlan quietly suggested that a competing bulk crate store could have a leaf blower without a mulcher.

“I was there first,” said the customer. “They told me to come over here.”

He turned to go.

“I’ll make something up,” he said, and then walked away.

Harlan looked at me, smiled slightly, shook his head and asked, “Do you need anything?”

“No,” I said, bending down to pick up a weed trimmer spool. “I discovered this while we were talking. I just wanted to hear this story.”

I wanted to tell this story too.

I told my wife when I got home and expressed the excitement, “you will never-guess-what-happened-to-me”.

However, I was quickly told that I and the paint roller weren’t going anywhere.

The June jobs report can be pivotal

CNBC’s Jim Cramer advised investors on Friday to keep their heads clear for the days ahead as Wall Street stands ready to digest June’s job report in a week.

The report will be crucial given the ongoing debate over rising consumer prices in the US, he said.

“Next week will be all about Friday’s non-farm payroll report. Regardless of the actual number, the inflation hawks will come on TV, they will make a lot of noise about how the economy is doing.” [overheating]”and the Fed must immediately tighten the”Bad money“said the host.” Don’t even bother listening to them.

The comments come after major stock indices rebounded from notable declines a week ago this week.

The S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite rose in Friday’s session and hit new record highs. The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed to 1% of its own closing high in early May.

Cramer also pointed out the corporate earnings reports he will be looking out for in the coming week.

The forecasts for sales and earnings per share are based on FactSet estimates:

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Monday: Herman Miller win

Hermann Miller

  • Earnings Release for Fourth Quarter 2021: After Market; Conference call: Tuesday, 9:30 a.m.
  • Projected earnings per share: 39 cents
  • Expected revenue: $ 583 million

“I think Herman Miller feels like a pandemic game when we’re really looking for post-pandemic games. Call me a little nervous,” Cramer said.

Tuesday: AeroVironment Results


  • Earnings Release for Fourth Quarter 2021: After Market; Conference call: 4:30 p.m.
  • Projected earnings per share: 81 cents
  • Expected revenue: $ 147 million

“Unmanned aerial vehicles are pretty cool, but what I’m interested in is unmanned ground vehicles,” said Cramer. “Right now we have a real shortage of truck drivers and by the way, AeroVironment looks like it has some answers.”

Wednesday: Constellation Brands, General Mills, Bed Bath & Beyond, Micron Income

Constellation marks

  • Earnings release for the first quarter of 2022: before market opening; Conference call: 11:30 a.m.
  • Projected earnings per share: $ 2.35
  • Expected sales: $ 2 billion

“I’m looking for a very large number that only Covid might hold them back because they make these beers in Mexico and Mexico’s way is behind us in shutting down the pandemic,” the host said.

General mills

  • Earnings release for the fourth quarter of 2021: ahead of market; Conference call: 9 a.m.
  • Projected earnings per share: 85 cents
  • Expected sales: $ 4.36 billion

“Many analysts fear that inflation will cause a blow,” said Cramer. “I’m actually looking for something else this morning. There is an area report by the federal government that could show an enormous increase in maize, which could shake the entire raw material complex.”

Bed bath in addition

  • Earnings release for the first quarter of 2021: ahead of market; Conference call: 8:15 a.m.
  • Projected earnings per share: 8 cents
  • Expected sales: $ 1.87 billion

“I think this company could just turn out to be a damn good retailer with real products that could make this thing a real survivor,” Cramer said. “Bed Bath & Beyond might be worth owning.”

Micron technology

  • Earnings release for the third quarter of 2021: After Market; Conference call: 4:30 p.m.
  • Projected earnings per share: $ 1.71
  • Expected sales: $ 7.2 billion

“The last time you reported, the stock peaked like the semiconductor cycle was over,” he said. “I think it’s ridiculous and Micron has more wiggle room, but … the decline has been torture and I bet shareholders will go for any increase.”

Thursday: Walgreens Boots Alliance, McCormick Win

Walgreens Boots Alliance

  • Earnings Release for Fourth Quarter 2021: After Market; Conference call: 4:30 p.m.
  • Projected earnings per share: $ 1.15
  • Expected sales: $ 33.49 billion

“I doubt anyone can change this downward trend [in the stock], except maybe, [CEO Roz] Brewer, “said Cramer.” I wish her the best, but Walgreens was a real wow-wow. “


  • Publication of results for the second quarter of 2021: 6:30 a.m. Conference call: 8 a.m.
  • Projected earnings per share: 62 cents
  • Expected sales: $ 1.46 billion

“We still cook today, but with restaurants reopening everywhere, people are running out … a lot of catching up to do,” he said. “McCormick has made some tough comparisons with last year.”

Right now’s Historical past, June 26, 2021 | Leisure

June 26th

Today’s highlights


In deciding the first trial on the matter, the pioneering case between the United States and Windsor led the United States Supreme Court to break the Defense of Marriage Act to give everything else to a legally married gay couple. Gave a federal position on par with married Americans. Provide federal benefits to same-sex couples in states that have already legalized same-sex marriage. This paved the way for same-sex marriage resumption in California.

Also on this date


Richard III began to reign as King of England (crowned at Westminster Abbey the following month).


The first army of the American Expeditionary Forces, stationed in France during World War I, landed in Saint-Nazaire.


New York Daily News was published first.


The United Nations Charter was signed by 50 countries in San Francisco.


The Berlin Airlift began in earnest after the Soviet Union blocked land and waterways to the isolated western sector of Berlin.


President John F. Kennedy visited West Berlin and gave a famous speech in solidarity with the city’s residents: “I am a Berliner”.


President Lyndon B. Johnson has announced that he has selected Abe Fortas to take over the retired Earl Warren as Chief Justice of the United States (but Fortas later withdrew from the Senate in the face of fierce opposition).


A fire broke out in Maury County Prison, Colombia, Tennessee, producing toxic smoke and killing 42 people. Elvis Presley gave his last concert at the Market Square Arena in Indianapolis.


President Bill Clinton announces that the United States has launched rockets at Iraqi targets to provide “convincing evidence” that Iraq attempted to assassinate former President George HW Bush.


The Supreme Court has ordered the Virginia Military Institute to recognize women or to stop government aid.


JK Rowling’s first Harry Potter novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, was published in the United Kingdom (later in the United States under the title Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone).


The U.S. Supreme Court lifted the District of Columbia pistol ban after confirming in 5-4 that there is individual ownership of the gun.

10 years ago: The New York City Gay Pride Parade has grown into a carnival-like celebration of same-sex marriage. Hundreds of thousands of joys enjoyed the new state law that gives gay couples the same right to marry as others.

5 years ago: 14 people were stabbed to death when a battle erupted outside the Sacramento Capitol, California, between more than 300 opposition protesters and about 30 members of the white supremacy Traditionalist Workers’ Party. I suffered a cut and a bruise. Fireworks exploded when a giant Chinese-owned container ship first passed the newly expanded Panama Canal.

1 year ago: After protesters in Washington, DC attempted to defeat the statue of Andrew Jackson, President Donald Trump signed an ordinance to protect the memorial, memorial and statue. Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan met with protesters who thwarted the city’s efforts to dismantle the “occupied” protest zone. (The zone will be mined after five days.) Texas and Florida reversed course and set the bar as the number of confirmed coronavirus infections in the United States soared to a record high of 40,000 per day. Clemson said 37 soccer players had tested positive for the coronavirus since the school reopened its training facility earlier this month. A federal judge ordered the release of children who were incarcerated with their parents in a US immigration prison.

Today’s birthday

Jazz musician-film music composer Dave Grusin is 87 years old. Actor Josef Sommer is 87 years old. Singer Billy Davis Jr. is 83 years old. Rock singer Georgie Fame is 78 years old. Actor Clive Francis is 75 years old. R&B singer Brenda Holloway is 75 years old. Actor Michael Paul Chan is 71 years old. .. Actor Robert Davi is 70 years old. Singer and musician Mick Jones is 66 years old. Actor Gede Watanabe is 66 years old. Rock singer Chris Isak is 65 years old. Rock singer Patti Smith is 64 years old. Singer Terri Nunn (Berlin) is 62 years old. LeMond is 60 years old. Rock singer Harriet Wheeler (Sunday) is 58 years old. Country musician Eddie Perez (The Mavericks) is 53 years old. Rock musician Colin Greenwood (Radiohead) is 52 years old. Screenwriter Paul Thomas Anderson is 51 years old. Actor Sean Hayes is 51 years old. .. Actor Matt Letscher is 51 years old. Actor Chris O’Donnell is 51 years old. Actor Nick Offerman is 51 years old. The actress Rebecca Budig is 48 years old. Retired MLB All-Star Dereketter is 47 years old. Contemporary Christian musician Jeff Frankenstein (Newsboys) is 47 years old. Country singer. Gretchen Wilson is 47 years old. Rock musician Nathan Followil (Kings of Leon) is 42 years old. Pop rock singer and musician Ryan Tedder (OneRepublic) is 42 years old. Actor musician Jason Schwartzman is 41 years old. The actor Aubrey Plaza is 37 years old. The actress and singer Jennette McCurdy is 29 years old. The actress and singer Ariana Grande is 28 years old.

To-Do Record: Columbia arts and leisure picks (June 23-30) | Arts


“Summer of the Soul”

“Rewrite history”? No. “To the right story.” That is the mission of the trailer for “Summer of Soul”, the new documentary film directed by Questlove, roots drummer and all-round music expert. The theme is the Harlem Cultural Festival, the festival of black culture and music, at which Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, BB King, Sly and the Family Stone and many others performed and which is often frustratingly reduced to the “Black Woodstock” because it also took place in the summer of ’69. That corrective intent and focus on black creativity make it a perfect match for The Luminal Theater, a nomadic cinema project based in Colombia that seeks to highlight films and other media out of the black African diaspora. This week Luminal is hosting a free preview of the documentary coming to Hulu on July 2nd. The screening on June 25th will take place at 7pm in the Spotlight Cinemas Capital 8. More information at luminaltheater.org. JORDAN LAWRENCE

NiA nomadic theater company presents first public events at North Main Arts Coop


Trampled by turtles, Tedeschi Trucks

Right now there are only two Cola concerts on the Columbia Speedway Entertainment Center before September, but they are significant. Future Trampled by Turtles front man Dave Simonetti was a rock ‘n’ roller until someone stole all of his electrical equipment. He switched to acoustic instruments and founded the bluegrass juggernaut Trampled by Turtles, which put his team together from other newcomers in the genre. The result is a crack acoustic crew that plays with the frenetic speed and firepower of a hard rock crew. Led by married guitarists Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, the Tedeschi Trucks Band mixes southern soul, gospel, funk and rock and is reminiscent of the roots rockers Delaney and Bonnie of the 60s. On the Tedeschi Trucks Fireside Live Tour, the duo of the same name closes this year’s COVID spring in a reduced way. Trampled by Turtles will be accompanied by Daniel Donato’s Cosmic Country Club for a concert on June 24th starting at 7pm. The Tedeschi Trucks show on June 26th also starts at 7 p.m. at least four due to the socially distant seating bays of the venue. Learn more at colakonzerte.com. PAT MORAN


“Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill”

Long-time Free Times theater critic August Krickel loved Katrina Garvin as jazz legend Billie Holiday in the Trustus Theater’s first live production since the COVID-19 shutdown. “‘Lady Day’ is first and foremost an opportunity for a star performance by a talented singer who recreates a club appearance of a long-forgotten icon for a modern audience,” he announced in his review. Fortunately for you, this week presents unexpected chances to see the show as Trustus has extended it to June 26th. Tickets cost between $ 30 and $ 35. Go to trustus.org For more information. JORDAN LAWRENCE

Meet the new director of the Arts Center of Kershaw County


A midsummer night swing

Columbia is a city of embarrassing fortunes when it comes to its jazz scene, and one of its real treasures is composer and musician Dick Goodwin. The longtime University of South Carolina music professor with a diverse and eclectic experience brings his longtime Carolina Jazz Society outfit to the Koger Center for a (late) “summer solstice jazz event” that brings the best and brightest of traditional swing melodies in the lobby of the performance hall on June 27th. Tickets are $ 18. Doors open from 7 p.m. For more information see kogercenterforthearts.com. KYLE PETERSEN


Darby & Saul in the round

What we have here is kind of the best of both worlds. Greenville singer-songwriter Darby Wilcox teams up with Saul Seibert of Columbia swamp punk band Boo Hag for an acoustic gig at the Curiosity Coffee Bar. Wilcox started out folk style but has added some country twang and serious attitude over the years, and Seibert has shown that he is a versatile writer who can sculpt his songs into any style. It should be fascinating to see the similarities and contrasts between the two performers, especially in the song trading format promised here. All of this makes it a good first concert for Curiosity as the COVID-19 pandemic continues its slow exit. The June 24 show starts at 7 p.m. and costs $ 10. More information is available at curious coffee bar.com. VINCENT HARRIS


Deray Davis

Comedian Deray Davis has starred in movies and television, voiced his voice on Kanye West albums, and is also the older brother of R&B singer Steph Jones. He’s perhaps more known for his sideline occupations than his comedies, and that’s a crime. His stand-up weaves deeply personal routines about race, poverty, growing up on Chicago’s Southside projects, and speaking the truth to power. He’s at the Comedy House June 25-27. Tickets are $ 30. Learn more at comedyhouse.us. PAT MORAN



Cracker frontman David Lowery previously founded old rocker Camper Van Beethoven and lectures on music business at the University of Georgia in Athens. In this final guise, he rattled the music industry’s cages and used streaming services to pay pathetic royalties to musicians. He’s still going strong with Cracker’s tenth studio album, Berkeley to Bakersfield, a collision between The Flamin ‘Groovies and Merle Haggard. The band will be in the Senate on June 25th. The show starts at 8 p.m. and costs between $ 25 and $ 29. More information at thenatecolumbia.com. PAT MORAN


Rose Hotel, Rex darling

So you screwed up and ran out of tickets to the sold out SUSTO Rogue Acoustic show at the New Brookland Tavern on the 26th core of the quirky Charleston folk-rock band while clad in Castro-esque military attire? Well, you can at least see the opening act – Rose Hotel, the lo-fi and leisurely-emotional songwriting project of Jordan Reynolds from Atlanta. She plays the same day at 3 p.m. in Scratch N ‘Spin, along with local band Rex Darling, who turn indie rock upside down by basing it on the classic guitar-studded lounge stylings of the core duo Catherine Hunsinger and John Vail. The in-store concert is free to attend – and if you’re lucky, you can even win the free SUSTO tickets, which are among the prizes offered by Scratch N ‘Spin. For more information, see facebook.com/scratchnspinofficial. JORDAN LAWRENCE


Let’s Talk Race: A conversation with GB Tran

The Richland Library continues to present itself as a living response to culture at the national and local level, with its events amid the current (ongoing?) Strained racial dynamics of America. The latest is a conversation with acclaimed author GB Tran, who was born in South Carolina in 1976, a year after his parents fled Vietnam. His best-known book, the graphic memoir “Vietnamerica: A Family’s Journey”, takes up this story. His virtual visit to the Richland Library will be on June 27th at 3pm. Further information and registration at richlandlibrary.com. JORDAN LAWRENCE

Artist in the foreground of the protest after the imprisonment of John Sims by Columbia Police


Violent life Violent death

With each of their four EPs, Charlotte’s Violent Life Violent Death have further refined their atmospheric metalcore with a strong impact. VLVD make comparisons with acts like Converge and Integrity, using atmosphere and structural nuances to fuel their tense riffs and guttural howls. “Roseblade” from 2020’s “The Color of Bone” has a driving mid-tempo throbbing, while it alternates between chugging hardcore riffs and a devastating atmosphere. The band hit the headlines at New Brookland Tavern on June 27th, with support from Backslide, Circle Back and Severed by Dawn. The show starts at 7 p.m. and costs between $ 8 and $ 12. For more information, see newbrooklandtavern.com. BRYAN C. REED


Nashville nights

This first edition of the Nashville Nights summer series at Steel Hands Brewing, hosted by Michael Haney, features singer-songwriters Chris Canterbury and Zack Logan. Canterbury is a troubadour in the folk song tradition, a performer whose songs feature lonely hearts, liquor stores, truck stops, low rent motels, and the crooks and passers-by who visit them. Logan is more ironic, cynical, based on Townes Van Zandt and John Prine and adds snappy humor to his music. Showtime on June 25th is 6:30 PM and is free. visit facebook.com/steelhandsbrewing For more information. VINCENT HARRIS

Wheaton’s Summer season Leisure Sequence opens June 25-26

The newly renovated Memorial Park Bandshell will host the Summer Entertainment Series for the first time this year.

Enjoy music concerts and performances from a variety of musical genres with local and national talent.

Performances take place on various weekends from June to September in Memorial Park, Karlskoga Ave. 225, Wheaton. The opening band performs from 6 p.m. to 7.30 p.m., followed by the headliners from 8 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. Memorial Park opens one hour before the opening act.

Tickets are $ 10 per concert. For tickets visit Memorialparkwheaton.com.

The series starts on Friday and Saturday, April 25-26. June.

The Wayouts will perform the best of 1960s garage rock at the opening of the Wheaton Park District Summer Entertainment Series in the newly renovated Memorial Park Bandshell.
– Courtesy of The Wayouts

A 1960s-style garage rock band, The Wayouts, opens on June 25, followed by Beatles tribute band American English. On June 26th, Chemically Imbalanced will perform popular rock and pop hits, followed by Tributosaurus, a Rolling Stones tribute band

On July 9, headliner Fletcher Rockwell will make their debut in the Memorial Park Summer Entertainment Series with classic American rock & roll and opener Whiskey Romance.

Wheaton Park District’s Summer Entertainment Series continues on Friday, July 9th, with headliner Fletcher Rockwell performing classic, American-inspired rock and roll.
– Courtesy Fletcher Rockwell

The Chicago Philharmonic makes its Memorial Park Summer Entertainment Series debut on July 10th with “Classical & Today’s Hits in Strings” at 6:00 pm and “Classic & Top 40 in Brass” at 8:00 pm

The Jolly Ringwalds will open on July 23 with the “Ultimate ’80s Experience”, followed by the performance of headliner The Ron Burgundy with yacht rock and other softcore rock from the 1960s to 80s.

On July 24th, opener Billy Elton will perform legendary songs by Billy Joel and Elton John, followed by Midwest Dueling Pianos.

In August, the series will be continued with a series of concerts on Sunday afternoon. On August 8th, Motown Nation will perform Motown and 1960s Smash Hits from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dancing Queen: An ABBA Salute will be from 3pm to 4.30pm

On Friday, September 10th, the opener Jagged Little Pill will pay homage to Alanis Morissette on the closing weekend of the Wheaton Park District's Summer Entertainment Series.

On Friday, September 10th, the opener Jagged Little Pill will pay homage to Alanis Morissette on the closing weekend of the Wheaton Park District’s Summer Entertainment Series.
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The series will end in September with concerts from September 10th to 11th. Jagged Little Pill, a tribute to Alanis Morissette, opens on September 10, followed by Goddesses of Rock: A Tribute to Female Icons. On September 11th, opener Landslide will pay homage to Fleetwood Mac, followed by headlining The PettyBreakers, a Tom Petty tribute band.

The concerts are generally accessible events. All stadium and lawn seats are allocated according to the “first come, first served” principle. Stadium seats cannot be reserved in advance. It is forbidden to reserve a seat before a performance.

Concert-goers are allowed to bring food and non-alcoholic drinks from outside. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited outside.

For information visit www.memorialparkwheaton.com.

5 issues to know earlier than the inventory market opens Monday, June 21

Here are the top news, trends, and analysis investors need to start their trading day:

1. The Dow is set to rise again after its worst weekly loss since October

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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Dow futures rose about 200 points on Monday after the 30-share average posted its value worst weekly loss since October Investors and traders sold on concerns that the Federal Reserve might start rate hikes sooner than expected. The Dow on Friday lost 533 points, or nearly 1.6%, ending a five session losing streak of nearly 3.5%. The S&P 500, which fell 1.3% on Friday, declined four days in a row for a 1.9% weekly decline. The Nasdaq fell less than 1% on Friday but only about 0.3% for the week.

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell during a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington on December 2, 2020.

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The Fed raised its inflation forecast last Wednesday and announced two rate hikes for 2023. Fed chairman Jerome Powell said central bankers are considering scaling back their massive Covid-era bond purchases. Fed spokesmen will get a lot of attention this week, including Powell’s congressional testimony on Tuesday. The 10-year government bond yield continued to pull back from last week’s Fed-driven surge and traded early Monday just over 1.4%. It fell briefly to 1.354%, the lowest level since the end of February.

2. Bitcoin drops as China expands crackdown on crypto mining

A bitcoin mine near Kongyuxiang, Sichuan, China on August 12, 2016.

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Bitcoin decreased by 7% on Monday, Trade under $ 33,000 for the first time in almost two weeks, on reports that China’s crackdown on cryptocurrency mining has been extended in the southwestern province of Sichuan. This follows similar developments in China’s Inner Mongolia and Yunnan regions, as well as calls from Beijing to end crypto mining amid concerns about massive energy consumption. The Communist Party-backed Global Times estimates that more than 90% of China’s bitcoin mining capacity has been shut down.

3. Prime Day begins as retailers face supply chain disruptions

Amazon‘s Prime Day Started Monday. Prime Day 2020, postponed to October due to the pandemic, pulled in $ 10.4 billion, according to Digital Commerce 360, a 45% increase from the two-day event last year. This year’s Prime Day takes place as retailers grapple with widespread global supply chain disruptions. Several other large retailers – including Walmart, aim, Kohls, Macys and Cost co – are hosting competing sales events this week.

4. American Airlines will cancel 100 more flights on Monday

American Airlines planes at LaGuardia Airport

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As travel demand rises to pre-pandemic levels, American Airlines canceled 100 more flights Monday afterwards Scrap hundreds over the weekend due to staff shortages, maintenance and other issues. American said it was cutting its overall plan by about 1% by mid-July to take the pressure off operations. The airline made some of its recent problems due to scheduling complications stemming from the bad weather at its Charlotte and Dallas / Fort Worth hubs in the first half of June. American is also rushing to train any pilots it has put on leave between two state aid packages banning layoffs, as well as Airmen due for regular recurring training.

5th Tokyo Olympics to allow 10,000 local fans in the venues

Visitors try to take photos in front of the Olympic Rings monument in front of the Japan Olympic Committee (JOC) headquarters near the National Stadium, the main stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics which is due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) 2021) outbreak, in Tokyo, Japan, May 30, 2021.

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The Tokyo Olympics will allow some local fans to take part in the Summer Games if they open in just over a month. Foreign fans were banned a few months ago. For all Olympic venues, the organizers set a capacity limit of 50% to a maximum of 10,000 fans. The decision contradicts the country’s top medical adviser, who recommended last week that the Olympics be the safest way to hold the Olympics without fans during the pandemic. Japan’s prime minister, who favored admitting fans, said ahead of the official announcement that local fans would be banned if conditions change. The Tokyo Games are slated to open on July 23rd.

Disclosure: CNBC parent NBCUniversal owns NBC Sports and NBC Olympics. NBC Olympics owns the U.S. broadcast rights to all Summer and Winter Games through 2032.

– CNBCs Leslie Josephs and The Associated Press contributed to this report. Follow the entire market like a pro CNBC Pro. Find out about the pandemic with CNBC’s coronavirus coverage.

Brenda Lucas: Neighborhood information for Monday, June 21 | Options/Leisure

85 .: Although Suzanne Schaffer from Ironton turns 85 on Monday, June 21, she can probably do as much or more work than most of the others. The Paramount Arts Center marquee room volunteer is very much loved by her marquee friends and a pleasure to have with you. Keep smiling, Suzanne. You certainly don’t see or act at your age.

CONGRATULATIONS: Congratulations to Jonathan Howat of Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church. Chris and Amy’s son Howat graduated from Hurricane High School and plans to attend the US Naval Academy. Amy is a former employee of Herald-Dispatch.

LISTED: Six residents were named to the dean list of Concord University, Athens, West Virginia for the spring semester. You are Victoria Cobb, Eleanor; Gavin Brandenburg, Huntington; Riley Costello and Madyson Kennedy, both from Oceana; Kaleigh Baisden, Williamson; and Cartney Schoolcraft, Winfield. This list recognizes full-time students who have been enrolled for at least 12 hours per week and have achieved an average grade of 3.5 or more at the end of the semester.

GOLF: Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Tri-State is hosting its 22nd annual Golf for Kids’ Sake golf tournament on Friday June 25th at Bellefonte Country Club, Ashland. Registration begins at 7:30 am, followed by a shamble format with a shotgun start at 9:00 am. Team Fastrax, America’s skydiving team, showcase the American flag in an aerial photo by parachuting onto the # 1 fairway. Participating veterans will be honored. A continental breakfast and lunch will be offered to participants. Sponsorships start at $ 150 per player, $ 600 per foursome, and $ 750 per team and hole. Corporate and full sponsorships are available. Contact Mandy Perry, Event Coordinator, mperry@bbbtristate.org.

WRITERS: Robin Yocum and Jim Minick will be featured at Writers Can Read at Heritage Station on Monday, June 21st, 7pm to 9pm

STUDENTS: Two Kentucky residents were among the 363 named on Campbellsville University’s presidential list for the spring semester. They are Megan Hanners from Grayson and Maya Madden from Ashland. To be recognized for this list, students must achieve a grade point average of 3.50 or higher for the semester with a study load of at least 12 hours.

EXHIBITION: The 53rd annual festival competition begins Sunday, June 27th and runs through July 31st at the French Art Colony, Gallipolis, Ohio. A reception is from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. June 27th. Submissions will be accepted from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 3rd – 4th Exhibited July while the winning pieces will be exhibited for the entire month of July.

NAME: Easton Petitt of Barboursville was one of 221 students to graduate from West Virginia University’s Potomac State College spring semester. To be eligible for this list, students must be enrolled for at least 12 credit hours of graded courses, have a grade point average of 3.0-3.699, and have no D, F, or I grades.

RECIPIENTS: Of the more than 1,400 students recently graduating from the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina, Grace Peyton of Hurricane, West Virginia, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in communications.

CHUCKLE: When Johnny got home from school his dad said, “Let me see your testimonial.” Johnny replied, “I don’t have it.” The father asked him why he didn’t. Johnny replied, “My friend just borrowed it so he could scare his parents.”

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