News and other Things I’ve found interesting May 15th 2020

Week just sped past – we are at another Friday already. I still have no working bike or way to get it to shop. Even if I did locating cash to get it fixed would be near impossible at this point.

UIS professors receive grant to assess pesticide risks near agricultural communities

Some Illinois Facebook users could get $300 under massive biometric privacy settlement

Nvidia accused of concealing $1bn in coin-mining GPU sales as gaming revenue

US retail sales plunged a record 16% in April as virus hit

J.C. Penney, 118-Year-Old Department Store, Files for Bankruptcy

JCPenney files for bankruptcy

To save their neighborhood small businesses, people are rebelling against delivery apps

Replacement of NJ Transit bridge pummeled by Hurricane Sandy starts this summer

Amtrak Northeast Corridor (NEC) Acela viewed from Colonial Crafts Private Rail Car

Amtrak Acela Express day and night Union Station Washington DC

When will construction of a new Portal Bridge for trains begin?

Norfolk and Western Thunder On The Blue Ridge

Micros~1? ClippyZilla? BSOD Bob? There can be only one winner. Or maybe two

Ohio Cannabis Grower Faces 6 Years in Prison After Giving Away Free Pot

One Ohio resident may spend the last years of his life in prison for growing medical cannabis.

This 70-year-old Ohio man grew marijuana and gave it away to help sick people. Should he go to prison?

As Lake Shelbyville celebrates 50 years, mystery still surrounds muskie deaths of 2007

How a bunch of pipes and tubes is helping fish in Lake Shelbyville

Seattle waterfront Why is there glass in the sidewalk

S. David Freeman ‘green cowboy’ who led the Tennessee Valley Authority

Coronavirus may never go away, World Health Organization warns

Coronavirus: Are states reopening ahead of White House guidelines?

Coronavirus: Trump says US reopening ‘vaccine or no vaccine’

This man for decades has lived in his own delusional reality – not based upon the real world.

Coronavirus: Brazil’s Bolsonaro sees second health minister quit

Coronavirus infection ‘R’ rate in UK creeps up

Coronavirus: 14,000 lockdown-breach fines imposed

Coronavirus: Doctors’ union says it’s too soon to reopen schools

Coronavirus: How the pandemic is relaxing US drinking laws

What the world doesn’t need now is more drunks. Alcoholics in recovery are having a hard enough time staying sober without making their temptation easier to access.

FBI serves warrant on senator in investigation of stock sales linked to coronavirus

Disgraced former Gov. Rod Blagojevich signs podcast deal

Mayor Lori Lightfoot says Chicago restaurants may reopen in June, sees hope for outdoor music and theater

Chicago area now on track to move to next phase of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s reopening plan on May 29

Evanston mom dies of COVID-19 weeks before son’s high school graduation

They are not doctors or nurses. But they share the same elevated exposure to coronavirus, and they feel forgotten.

Wisconsin now without COVID-19 restrictions after state Supreme Court strikes down Gov. Tony Evers’ stay-at-home order

Coronavirus: ‘Lockdown is opportunity of a lifetime for bike lanes’

Appalachian Trail: Covid postpones the great American adventure

Amtrak Capitol Limited Harpers Ferry West Virginia

Baggage car restaurant Harper’s Ferry West Virginia

Coronavirus: Two Americas in the nation’s capital

My adventures in Washington DC

Kumiko Okae Japanese voice actress in “Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew”

Beckett Cypher Obituary: Melissa Etheridge’s son, dies at 21

Cecile Rol-Tanguy Obituary: World War II French resistance hero French resistance fighter who helped liberate Paris, dies at 101

Aimee Stephens obituary: transgender activist in current Supreme Court case dies at 59

Was a funeral director who had been working for R.G. and G.R. Harris Funeral Homes in Michigan.

Decatur church says defying governor’s order is about obeying God, not politics

Heartthrob Edd Byrnes (‘Kookie’) dies at 87

Kookie Anthrax

Anthrax at The Bundy’s – Married with Children

Kookie, Kookie (Lend Me Your Comb)

Edd Byrnes was featured in the 1978 film Grease as television teen-dance show host Vince Fontaine, and was a charting recording artist with “Kookie, Kookie (Lend Me Your Comb)” (with Connie Stevens).

Kookie Edd Byrnes and Anthrax on MWC

Kookie, Kookie (Lend Me Your Comb) Married with Children Wiki

Episode:My Dinner with Anthrax Married with Children Wiki

Edd Byrnes & Connie Stevens “Kookie, Kookie, Lend Me Your Comb”