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23 May 19
Ad Astra Weather Alerts

From the Ad Astra Radio Storm Center… WGUS83 KICT 232044 FLSICT Flood Statement National Weather Service Wichita KS 344 PM CDT Thu May 23 2019 …The flood warning continues for the following river in Kansas… Arkansas River At Hutchinson affecting Reno County. Arkansas River near Haven affecting Reno and Sedgwick Counties. Arkansas River at Oxford […]

23 May 19
Las Vegas Review-Journal
#gallery-1670977-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1670977-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1670977-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1670977-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ In this Monday, May 20, 2019 photo, beachgoers sit on the sand beyond a sign indicating that smoking is prohibited on the beach in Spring Lake, N.J. A statewide smoking ban is in effect at New Jersey’s beaches for the start of the 2019 summer season, although towns can set aside up to 15% as smoking sections. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry) SEA GIRT, N.J. — Smoke ‘em if you’ve got ‘em — but not on the beach in New Jersey this summer. Smoking and vaping will be banned on nearly every public beach in the state this summer under tougher new restrictions. Nonsmokers are rejoicing over the ban, which also applies to public parks. But some smokers are feeling discriminated against by the law, which took effect in January. Fines would start at $250 for a first offense and go up to $1,000 for a third offense. At least 20 Jersey shore towns had already enacted their own smoking bans before the statewide law took effect. Nationwide, more than 300 coastal communities have banned smoking on their beaches. “I can’t stand the smell; it’s disgusting,” said John Cicchino, of Sea Girt, as he sat on the sand with friends on an 80-degree day this week. “It’s not healthy.” New Jersey had tried for years to enact a statewide beach smoking ban, only to see the measure die in the Legislature or be vetoed by a governor. It passed last year and was signed into law in July by Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy, who cited health considerations, as well as a desire to keep beaches and parks cleaner. The Clean Ocean Action environmental group counted more than 22,000 cigarette butts its volunteers picked up from New Jersey beaches during spring and fall cleanups last year. The Associated Press asked more than 100 New Jersey beachgoers about the law, the vast majority of whom strongly support it. Even several smokers said the ban is warranted. Cari Kasey of Manasquan is one of them. “No one wants to sit here and smell your smoke,” he said as he played on the sand with his family this week. “I smoke my cigars on the front porch, but I don’t take them out in public.” However, some people, including nonsmokers, oppose the ban on the grounds that it surrenders a personal freedom to government. “Where will this end?” said Jim DiGiacomo of Turnersville, New Jersey, a nonsmoker who owns a summer house in Ventnor. “Another freedom taken away. A beach is a very large open area. Barbecues also create a lot of smoke. Will we blindly go into that good night when such freedoms as a family barbecue are threatened? I sincerely hope not.” Towns have the option of setting up to 15% of the beach aside as a smoking section; Wildwood Crest in Cape May County plans to do so. The law does not specify who is to enforce the ban, whether it’s lifeguards, special police officers, regular police officers, beach badge checkers or someone else entirely. In signing the bill last year, Murphy said he did not want to distract lifeguards from their vigilance, but left it up to local communities to work out the specifics of enforcement. Several shore towns plan to use special police officers to enforce the ban. Belmar has 20 to 30 such officers each summer who patrol the boardwalk and the beach, said Butch Burdge, a beachfront staff member. “People who are smoking will say, ‘Oh, we didn’t know,’ even though we have signs,” he said. “But generally they’re cooperative when asked to put out their cigarette.”
23 May 19
Sport Archives

Powerful, emotional, inspiring. "Just do it". But the glory can be ephemeral when the message is not real and only seeks to take advantage of the crest of the wave of an unstoppable movement to sell something as simple – but lucrative – as sneakers. The latest Nike announcement was defined as a visual love […]

23 May 19
Dan Riordan

Engraved and clinging on across many eye filling landmarks in Manchester are the emblem with a plethora of significance and history. Something which breathes the heart and soul of the city as if it’s doing more than its regular job of pollinating the purest of flowers and crops. A creature that has become more than […]

23 May 19
allthatboots

The club has been a member of the Premier League for all but three years of the competition’s history, spending 86 seasons in the top tier as of May 2018, and has never dropped below English football’s second tier since joining the Football League in 1893. They have won four League Championship titles, six FA […]

23 May 19
allthatboots

Founded in 1905, the club’s home ground since then has been Stamford Bridge. Chelsea won its only First Division title in 1955, but saw limited success in various cup competitions until 2003, when the club was purchased by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich.Chelsea then saw heavy investment, and have since won 18 honours under Abramovich, second […]

23 May 19
crissy's cultured communication

Children nowadays are becoming smarter and have more resources to help further their knowledge. They should be able to skip grade levels in school to prevent lack of motivation, and promote the use of knowledge. This is a smart option for students looking to fast track their education. Students should pay no heed to a […]

23 May 19
Ed and Jeanne Travel

This morning we left the wine region of Chianti to drive through the rolling hills of southern Tuscany. The highlight of our day was to stop at the Abbey of Monte Olivetti Maggiore. This 14th century Benedictine abbey was envisioned and built by a wealthy Siena man who wanted to become a hermit-monk. His original […]

23 May 19
OCEAN OUR HOME

This article starts with a picture. Following the picture, this introduction, which should simply prepare you for what comes next, i.e. an explanation about the patterns we see on the sea surface after a vessel passes nearby. I took the picture above myself, and I’ve edited it so it is easier to see the wave […]

23 May 19
Bargain Believer

Pick up Nice! mints or candy 67¢, Poise Active pads or liners for 99¢, M&M’s or Mars Minis $1.50, Schick razors $1.99 and 12 -18 packs of beer for $6.99! [accessally_missing_any_tag tag_id=’135′ comment=’Beyond_Membership_Has_Access’]The coupon match ups are now available for Beyond! members only. The full lists for CVS, Walgreens and Target, will be available for […]

23 May 19
Short Stories, Baking & other stuff

  The men sat back one by one away from the table.  The clatter of knives and forks had ended, Currie slid his plate forward on the table pulled the napkin from his lap, wiped his mouth and hand and laid the napkin over the picked clean remains of 2 one-inch thick T-bone steaks and […]

23 May 19
Lazy-L Philosophy

“THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL IS NOT ALL SUNSHINE AND LOLLIPOPS” “Advice for older people wanting to hike the AT” It has been 21 years ago since I stepped onto Springer Mountain and headed up the trail, which was at that time a dream come true. Let me stop you right here; I started with intentions to […]