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WCBI News at Ten - 05/14/2020

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WCBI News at Ten - 05/14/2020
WCBI News at Ten - 05/14/2020
WCBI News at Ten - 05/14/2020

Thank you for joining us tonight..

There's been a lot of talk about how to spend the federal cares act money in mississippi.

Now there's a plan on how to use 25 percent of it.

The focus is on helping small businesses.

Courtney ann jackson explains the legislature's $300 million relief plan.

Pending approval from the governor-there could soon be two new options to prop up struggling small businesses.

First, a $60 million dollar pot of money that will be distributed in the form of $2,000 direct payments to small business owners industries forced to close by order.

No application needed.

"we are declaring that suffered.

We are declaring that they have suffered damage simply by virtue of the fact that they were ordered to close by their government.

That is an unheard of thing that the government would step up and shut down a private industry."

The other 240 million in the relief plan will be used to create the back to business mississippi grant fund.

Each business could qualify for up to $25,000 in grant money.

First dibs, though-to those who weren't able to get funding through the paycheck protection program.

"they may not have qualified.

They may not have applied on time.

They may not, for whatever reason...we thought it was important to first get the small business that hadn't gotten money.

After that 21 days is out, all businesses that meet the qualifications will come into play and be eligible for the money."

Governor reeves had initially referenced he'd like to see some direct payments to both the businesses and employees.

I asked if he'd still push for that to be added.

"i certainly still continue to be very interested in helping those individuals that were harmed that perhaps were not able to get their unemployment insurance checks, for instance.

Or those individuals who were harmed because the government did what they thought was right to shut down certain industries for safety reasons.

But these individuals got hurt at no fault of their own."

Reeves says the money can't get out soon enough.

"the fact of the matter is they've been hurting for weeks and weeks and weeks on end."

Lawmakers and reeves team worked on the bill.

The governor says he review it but every indication is that he intends to sign it.

Take new at 10 stinger the mississippi gaming commission says casinos will reopen may 21st.

The commission has not released any guidelines the casinos will have to follow in order to open their doors.

It's also unclear what impact this could have on restaurants inside the gaming halls.

State regulated casinos have been closed since march 16th.

Vo delta says, by fall, it will have about 7 thousand more pilots than it needs.

An internal memo says delta is closing its pilot base in cincinnati.

It's also permanently grounding all of its boeing 7-77 jets... used for long international flights.

About a third of delta's employees are already on unpaid leave.

Now, it says it's looking into voluntary employee departure programs. the restart columbus recreation and park committee is working to get teams back on the field this summer.

Park directors are developing guidelines to keep players áandá their fans safe.

Our stephanie poole has more on what athletes, coaches, and parents can expect.

Baseball and softball players can head back to the dugout as early as june 1st.

But there are some new ground rules.

Lowndes county recreation director, roger short says there will be added regulations for equipment cleaning, physical contact between teams,spectators, and even concessions.

"most of these kids are going to have their own bats to start with but we'll make sure on the helmets if they're used by more than one child then we're going to make sure we've got some way to wipe them down and clean them up."

Shorts says switching balls between innings is also required.

" it's on us.

We're in charge of those children and it's on us to make sure those children are in a safe environment and that's what their parents expect of us."

"we don't want no one to get sick out there while they're active.

We want them to have a good time but at the same time we're concerned about the health, safety, and welfare of the kids out there."

Columbus mayor robert smith says facilities for team ball should be available beginning may 19th.

" you can't have more than 20 at a time on the field.

For the parents, if you bring your kid to practice you must sit in your vehicle until the practice is over or you can drop your kids drop."

Smith says although the committee has drafted a tentative schedule for the season,they must wait for governor tate reeves' orders.

" if the governor doesn't make a decision that league play can begin by june 15th then 9 out of 10 we're just got it cancel the season.

" but hopefully, teams will be able to play ball this summer.

"we want the kids to have fun,we're trying everything we can.

We want to salvage the season for these kids."

Reporting in columbus, stephanie poole,wcbi news.

Games begin june 15th.

Park directors and the city's attorney will meet next week to finalize the guidelines.

First look stinger first look summary: summer- like weather will continue friday through the weekend.

Daily chances of showers and storms stick around, especially friday and sunday.

A cutoff low could develop in the southeast during the middle of next week giving the region a little bit of a cool down.

Thursday night: isolated showers and storms will fade away by 9 p.m.

Or so.

Variably cloudy during the night with lows in the 60s.

Winds sse 5-10 mph.

Friday: a 40-50% chance of scattered showers and storms. some storms could produce locally heavy downpours.

Highs in the low to mid 80s.

Winds s 5- 15 mph.

Intro video in monitor schools are finding unique ways to help high school seniors enjoy graduation traditions.

But the unexpected end of the school year has also affected younger students..

Allie martin tells us how some elementary teachers had a special summer send off for students.

A teacher at north pontotoc elementary wanted to do something special to send second graders off into the summer, so she organized a drive by farewell.

The calendar in pam simmons' second grade classroom is still on the month of march.

"you have a beginning of school and have your ending, normally and this year was a little different."

Simmons wanted to do something for the second graders, whose school year was unexpectedly cut short over lockdowns prompted by the coronavirus.

Nats teachers organized a "drive by farewell" for all north pontotoc second graders.

They came in cars, vans and even four wheelers, getting goody bags, books and supplies that were left at their desks in march, and picking up a "kool" treat to start their summer vacation.

It's a way to bring closure to a very unusual school year.

"we want the kids to know we're here for them, no matter what they are having to go through , it's all been a change for all of us."

Parents and students appreciated the opportunity to mark the end of second grade .

"it was important, little things like field trips, that was a disappointment to us, but to see the teachers and love on them, and tell them thanks."

"they kind of like, made it better for everyone, so you can move into third grade.

" teachers who took part in the drive by farewell say they hope students are as excited as they are to get back in to the classroom and the teachers say they can't wait to see the students walking the halls as third graders.

In pontotoc county, allie martin, wcbi news north pontotoc elementary students kept up with their school work by completing instructional packets.

Stinger wx open summary: summer- like weather will continue friday through the weekend.

Daily chances of showers and storms stick around, especially friday and sunday.

A cutoff low could develop in the southeast during the middle of next week giving the region a little bit of a cool down.

Thursday night: isolated showers and storms will fade away by 9 p.m.

Or so.

Variably cloudy during the night with lows in the 60s.

Winds sse 5-10 mph.

Friday: a 40-50% chance of scattered showers and storms. some storms could produce locally heavy downpours.

Highs in the low to mid 80s.

Winds s 5- 15 mph.

Friday night: turning partly cloudy.

Mild lows in the mid 60s.

Saturday: partly cloudy and warm.

Highs in the upper 80s.

A small 20% chance of a stray shower or storm.

Saturday night: variably cloudy.

Lows in the mid 60s.

Sunday: partly to mostly cloudy with a 40-50% chance of scattered showers and storms. highs top out in the low to mid 80s.

Monday: scattered showers and storms remain possible.

Highs in the upper 70s.

Tuesday-thursday: recent data suggest a cutoff low in the atmosphere may meander slowly across the deep south.

Cooler 70s would be more likely than not in this regime along with a continuation of rain chances, depending on the track of the summary: summer- like weather will continue friday through the weekend.

Daily chances of showers and storms stick around, especially friday and sunday.

A cutoff low could develop in the southeast during the middle of next week giving the region a little bit of a cool down.

Thursday night: isolated showers and storms will fade away by 9 p.m.

Or so.

Variably cloudy during the night with lows in the 60s.

Winds sse 5-10 mph.

Friday: a 40-50% chance of scattered showers and storms. some storms could produce locally heavy downpours.

Highs in the low to mid 80s.

Winds s 5- 15 mph.

Friday night: turning partly cloudy.

Mild lows in the mid 60s.

Saturday: partly cloudy and warm.

Highs in the upper 80s.

A small 20% chance of a stray shower or storm.

Saturday night: variably cloudy.

Lows in the mid 60s.

Sunday: partly to mostly cloudy with a 40-50% chance of scattered showers and storms. highs top stinger a riesling for your red hot?

A grigio by the grill?

We take a look at pairing a summertime favorite with the right wine a little later in the show.

Over 40 million people in the u.s. suffer from some sort of mental illness.

But there is help.

We look at treatment options for mental illness in tonight's health talk with baptist.

No script available folks in choctaw county give healthcare workers a special thank you this evening.

The red cross organized an event thanking medical professionals for their hard work during the covid-19 pandemic.

Words of encouragment and flowers were handed out, as a token of appreciation.

C-e-o administrator jamie rodgers says sometimes words just aren't enough... "we've had our fair share of covid-19 patients and employees go home burdened and stressed.

It feels nice to show our appreciation to them and the hard work they're doing."

The ceremony comes as people nationwide recognize national hospital week which ends saturday, may 16th.

Stinger an international challenge has our wine experts popping corks and firing up the grills.

See what they cook up when we come back..

The night we've been waiting for.

Wine and hot dog pairings.

Scott martin and bobbie burgess has the first look at what some top notch chefs have cooked up in tonights uncorked.

Hey everyone.

Welcome to uncorked this week.as you can see there are many screens on your tv right now.

I want to welcome all of theses folks to this very special uncorked.

We're talking about hotdogs and wine pairing.

All of these people on here are from all over.

We have someone from england.

This all started when we closed our restaurants for covid-19.

It turned all of our worlds upside down.

I started doing virtual wine tastings on wednesdays and saturdays.

I have a champagne here from lekool.

It's from a guy name robert "kool" bell.

I made a brooklyn dog.

This has pastrami smoke salmon on it.

I made a combination of a lobster roll and a hotdog together.

It's like an angry lobster hot dog.

I did a miniature poboy with fried oysters.

Then i had a bottle of st.

Francis.

I call myself the chef in captivity right now.

We have a dog on the griddle right now.

This is the original dog with some sour kraut, some pickle relish, mustard, raw onion.

That's a classic dog.

A classic nathan's.

I like cloudy bay sauvignon blanc against he sour kraut, onions and pickle relish.

This is red onion bourbon jam with bacon .

A little bacon in there.

The onions are on top and under the onions are some classic nathan's fries.

With that i've got a barbaresco..

This is a new york dog in a lot of ways.

It's a mango, pineapple salsa with little chilies, cilantro, some scallions and of course mustard.

I like something crisp and fresh with that.

Williams selyem pinot noir.

This is how you grow up in brooklyn.

Hot dogs and pinot noir.

Cheers last look stinger hey everyone.

Welcome to uncorked this week.as you can see there are many screens on your tv right now.

I want to welcome all of theses folks to this very special uncorked.

We're talking about hotdogs and wine pairing.

All of these people on here are from all over.

We have someone from england.

This all started when we closed our restaurants for covid-19.

It turned all of our worlds upside down.

I started doing virtual wine tastings on wednesdays and saturdays.

I have a champagne here from lekool.

It's from a guy name robert "kool" bell.

I made a brooklyn dog.

This has pastrami smoke salmon on it.

I made a combination of a lobster roll and a hotdog together.

It's like an angry lobster hot dog.

I did a miniature poboy with fried oysters.

Then i had a bottle of st.

Francis.

I call myself the chef in captivity right now.

We have a dog on the griddle right now.

This is the original dog with some sour kraut, some pickle relish, mustard, last look stinger last look stinger last look stinger last look stinger

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