Monday, July 27, 2020 Woof Boom Morning Briefs

More money for schools to get them back in the buildings, safely.   Vice Pres. Mike Pence discussed the importance of students returning to in-person learning during a panel discussion at Marian University in Indianapolis, Friday afternoon. Pence said Congress may make additional money available to make it easier for schools to reopen safely.

Friday morning, Woof Boom Radio news spoke to Marc Lotter, Communications Strategist for the Trump 2020 Campaign about the VP’s visit to Indy.  Hear the entire interview on podcast page now, on WLBC.com.

Muncie police are investigating two separate shooting incidents over the weekend.  Saturday, a late-night shooting of a woman on the city’s south side on West Ninth Street. The victim was taken by ambulance to IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital.  Earlier that day, at about 1:30 p.m., a man was wounded when the occupants of two vehicles exchanged gunshots on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Mask mayhem.  Cities, counties, and now a statewide Indiana mask mandate – leaves many confused……  That confusion was clarified by the Governor, as we told you first on Friday, then Holcomb removed the penalties associated – after law enforcement, attorneys and legislators raised concerns for the authority of the Governor to enact, as well as the time burden on cops to enforce.  If you wish to report mask violations, do so to your local health department.

More from that BSU researcher report last week on masks:  Radio, with a reach of 93% or more needs to be utilized to reach rural, poorer populations with less education that may not get the message via social media.

The Colts send a note to season ticket holders Friday, citing 25% attendance mandates at Lucas Oil Stadium, and how they will have a seniority system for them to choose from predetermined game packages.  Other options are available, too, and we’ll explain those tomorrow on our morning news. You’ll HEAR the games on Woof Boom Radio’s The MSS and MAX.

Tony Stewart was involved recently in a bizarre accident. He fell off his ‘one-wheeler.’.  He was checked by doctors & awake & alert the whole time, and suffered a black eye. He has no races scheduled for next couple of weeks so any impact on his schedule TBD.  By the way, a ‘One-wheeler’ is a scooter-type with a board you stand on. Runs on a battery.

Reflect With Me set a track record at Hoosier Park racing for the first time there, in her illustrious career winning Friday as she captured the night’s featured event.

Sitting on West 19th St. in Anderson, it houses non-perishable food and hygiene supplies free for the taking 24/7, no questions asked.  It’s a big blue box – and a second planned with both located in an area identified by the USDA as a food desert.    Domanic Wills, founder of the Westside Concerned Citizens Coalition started the WCCC to encourage citizens to take a more active part in local government by going to meetings and speaking up.  Last fall, he noticed a small box painted white sitting atop a post going unused and began filling it with food items. Later, shelves were added to a larger blue box next to it, making more room for food.  He hopes to start offering fresh produce on Fridays.  The city has been trying to attract a grocery store to the west side after the Marsh Supermarket on Nichol Avenue closed in 2017. Efforts so far have been unsuccessful.