By Mark Eades | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterApril 28, 2017 at 12:55 am Just like Disneyland in California, visitors to the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World get into the park via Main Street U.S.A. It’s the fade in to the rest of the park, which holds the record for most-attended theme park in the world. It opened October 1, 1971. Roy Disney dedicated the park that day, getting the first phase of Walt Disney World built and open after the death of his brother, Walt Disney, some five years before. The first phase of the resort included some hotels, a campground, recreation and a theme park, and the Magic Kingdom was the first of now four theme parks, along with two water parks and more. The clip-clop sound of horses in front of the Horse-Drawn Streetcars are one of the feature attractions on Main Street U.S.A. at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom theme park. (Photo by Mark Eades, Orange County Register/SCNG)Have a comment or envision running for mayor? Then … [Read more...] about A former Disney Imagineer’s guide to Walt Disney World’s Main Street U.S.A.
WASHINGTON -- The Trump administration says conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative for the U.S. The Department of Energy announced the policy shift in a memo made public this month. The memo comes in support of an administration proposal to freeze car mileage standards. The statement takes note of a shale oil boom that has made the country a contender for title of top global oil producer.The Energy Department says the boom gives the country more flexibility "to use our oil resources with less concern" for supply or price shocks.The memo says the Energy Department still believes in the need to use energy "wisely," but doesn't elaborate.Environmental Defense Fund lawyer Sean Donahue says the policy shift ignores the risk from climate change. … [Read more...] about U.S. says conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Ansly Damus, a Haitian immigrant twice granted asylum by a U.S. immigration judge in Cleveland, will remain in lockup in the Geauga County Safety Center in Chardon as the government considers his case, now for a third time. The government, which appealed both asylum rulings, this week informed Damus that his application for release pending its appeal of his asylum award has been denied, according to Damus's lawyer, Elizabeth Ford. She said the government considers him a flight risk. Damus, 42, has been locked up for nearly two years after presenting himself for asylum at the California border. He was not arrested as an undocumented immigrant, and he has no criminal record. Damus had been an ethics teacher in Haiti who criticized a local official and was then harassed and threatened by a gang loyal to that politician. He fled first to Brazil, and, 18 months later, to the United States, where he presented himself for asylum immediately upon entry. He was sent to … [Read more...] about Haitian twice granted asylum stays jailed pending another U.S. appeal
Bay City News Service Published 2:50 am PDT, Sunday, August 19, 2018 At least one person has died following a multiple-vehicle traffic collision on southbound U.S. Highway 101 in unincorporated Monterey County that has blocked all lanes early this morning, according to the California Highway Patrol. Copyright © 2018 by Bay City News, Inc. Republication, Rebroadcast or any other Reuse without the express written consent of Bay City News, Inc. is prohibited. … [Read more...] about At Least 1 Dead Following Multi-Vehicle Collision On U.S. 101
Hutchinson Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Friday won the Legislative Council's approval of his plan to use $21.9 million of the state's "rainy day" fund to guarantee that the Arkansas Department of Transportation has enough matching funds to obtain $200 million in federal highway money. The department already has $28.1 million of the $50 million needed under the 2016 law that enacted the Republican governor's highway plan. The $28.1 million consists of $20 million from the treasury's interest earnings and $8.1 million in diesel and sales taxes reallocated under the 2016 law that was approved in a special legislative session. During the council's meeting, Senate Democratic leader Keith Ingram of West Memphis asked about the original source of the funds that ended up in the rainy day fund and will be used for highway funds. Rainy day funds are monies set aside by the state to cover emergencies and other priorities. The state's budget administrator Duncan Baird said, "When we proposed the … [Read more...] about Shift of $21.9M for state roads OK’d; rainy day funds to help get $200M in U.S. highway money