Hello Nacho Readers! Hope you are staying warm where you are and not going to get dumped on with a ton of snow. Holidays are coming up for many of us soon so hope you have a wonderful time with whatever it is you celebrate! It is the end of the week so here is another Round up of News found on the internet that makes for an interesting read!
The New York Daily News has the news of heavy rumors that the Boy Scouts of America may be filing for Bankruptcy.The rumors started when word got around of the youth group was hiring an outside law firm to look into the idea of Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. Chapter 11 would mean that someone else would be brought in to run the money side of things and pay off their debts. It is said that this comes mostly from the sex abuse lawsuits that have popped up in the last number of years. I was in the scouts as a kid twice and it wasn’t really my thing.
Pennlive has the story of Customs agents at New York’s JFK airport making a heck of a discovery when they found 70 live Finches hidden in a duffel bag full of hair rollers. Agents say they were brought in the country by a passenger from Guyana and was probably brought in the participate in betting on how much the birds can chirp. I didn’t know there was such a thing going on and customs agent say they nab about 184 Finches every year. Betting on chirping songbirds? Whatever happened to people going to the track and betting on horses or greyhounds?
MSN has the story that carmaker Toyota is recalling 70,000 vehicles to replace the airbag inflators. It was big news a little while back that the major maker of those inflators, Takata, was heavily sued after many of their inflators were exploding and injuring people in accidents. While Toyota and Lexus cars have been recalled before, this is a new round of recalls and replacements. If you drive either, check to make sure you aren’t driving around unsafe!
ESPN reports that Mixed Martial Arts leaders, the UFC, has postponed what was planned to be their first show of 2019. The UFC 233 show was scheduled for January 26 from Anaheim California. The reasons for this seems to be injuries to the main eventers of the show and fights already announced will be dispersed to other shows the UFC is promoting.
The Washington Post has the story of beaches in California being closed for the time being due to a massive sewage spill in Mexico. The millions of gallons of sewage that spilled into the Tijuana River in Mexico is flowing north and the waste is reaching the shores in California near San Diego. That is both a health hazard and really disgusting. Hope that gets cleaned up as quick as possible.
Rolling Stone is reporting that the 2019 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame class has been announced. The names announced are Radiohead, Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, Def Leppard, The Cure, Roxy Music, and the Zombies. That is a heck of group and congrats to all of them for the honor!
MSN brings us this story of three people rescued from a mine in West Virginia after being stuck there lost and crawling around for four days. A fourth person of the group somehow got out on his own to tell authorities of the other three. Seems they snuck into the mine down a ventilation shaft and probably looking for scrap copper to sell. I wouldn’t want to do that in the first place, and can’t imagine they want to try it again!
michanews has a good story to end on this week with Libraries around Los Angeles having a neat idea for those under 21 years old who may have some late fees on their books. Read away the debt! The rate is $5 an hour for “The Great Read Away” program that not only encourages kids to read but helps erase some of the fees and debts and get people back in the library and getting books!