Bush Heads Home For Last Time, Survey Finds Many Americans Skipping Flu Shots

Bush Heads Home For Last Time

(Joint Base Andrews, MD) — Former President George H.W. Bush is headed home for the last time. The casket carrying the late President was loaded aboard the large plane known as Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews today, though it does not have that name unless the current President is aboard. “Hail to the Chief” was played along with a 21 gun salute featuring ceremonial cannon volleys as the casket was carried on the plane.  Following a state funeral at Washington’s National Cathedral, the aircraft is carrying the nation’s 41st President to Houston. There will be an interment ceremony at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum tomorrow at Texas A & M University.

Giant Foods To Hire 200 In Maryland

(Baltimore, MD) — Giant Food plans to hire hundreds of people across the DMV. The supermarket chain plans to invest 175 million dollars over the next two years to remodel dozens of stores across DC, Virginia, Maryland and Delaware. Giant says it plans to create a total of about 500 new jobs in the region, with about 200 being created in Maryland.

Survey Finds Many Americans Skipping Flu Shots

(Chicago, IL) — Many Americans are skipping their flu shots. A new survey from the University of Chicago shows more than 40-percent of the adults taking part in a nationwide poll have not received the flu vaccine yet this year. Researchers say most people cited concerns about possible side effects from the shot. About a third said they never get vaccinated because they don’t get the flu. Federal health officials recommend that everyone age six months or older receive a flu shot each year.

XFL Announces Eight Cities For Teams

The XFL is announcing which eight cities will be getting an additional professional sports team. The league, which is an alternative to the NFL, is making a revival with the next season slated for 2020. Teams will be created in Dallas, Los Angeles, New York/New Jersey, Houston, Seattle, Washington D.C., Tampa Bay and St. Louis. The season will be ten games long and four teams will comprise the playoff bracket.  XFL founder Vince McMahon attempted to start the league in 2001, when he put on one season before shuttering the endeavor. With no cheerleaders, no National Anthem protests and no players containing an arrest record, McMahon is billing it as a more fan-friendly product than the NFL.

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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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