News Round-Up and Comment

Date:  April 8, 2020  
Host:  Jim Schneider  
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The news round-up came early this week and below is a brief list of stories/issues Jim dealt with:

–‘National Backyard Campout’ effort to take place later this month detailed by Mark Hancock of Trail Life USA.

–The outbreak of the coronavirus spurs increase in Bible purchases.

–A European professor has discovered that throughout March, Internet searches for key words such as ‘prayer’ and related terms like ‘God’ skyrocketed.

–Bernie Sanders suspends his Democratic presidential campaign.

–Joe Biden says that if he becomes president, he will make it possible for nearly 11 million illegal aliens to become citizens of the U.S.

–Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger calls for a post-coronavirus new world order

–The city council of Laredo, Texas, enacted an ordinance requiring town residents to wear a mask in public or get hit with a fine up to $1,000.

–22 people were given citations at a California beach as they watched the sun set. They were cited for breaking the law concerning the state’s ‘stay-at-home’ order.

–A man was handcuffed in front of his six year old daughter while at a Colorado park for allegedly violating social distance guidelines.

–The mayor of Louisville, Kentucky, will not allow ‘drive-in’ Easter Sunday church services.

–Governor Laura Kelly of Kansas announced revised masked gathering guidance to include religious services, part of the effort to mitigate the spread of coronavirus.

–Chicago mayor gets haircut in violation of statewide stay-at-home order.

–Democrat Party of Wisconsin blames President Trump’s reaction to the coronavirus for high unemployment rate.

–Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, says life after COVID-19  will not be the same for some time, at least until the population is widely vaccinated.

–The U.K. government’s new testing chief has admitted that none of the 3.5 million anti-body tests ordered from China are fit for widespread use.

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