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May 4, 2020 GMT

MAN ARRESTED LIVING OUT QUARANTINE ON DISNEY ISLAND

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — It’s a nice place to visit — and a Florida man decided he wanted to live there, too. Deputies in Florida have arrested a man who had been living out the coronavirus quarantine on a shuttered Disney World island. Richard McGuire was found this past Thursday on Discovery Island after being there a couple of days. Deputies say McGuire, who is 42, planned to camp for a week on what he describes as a “tropical paradise.” Authorities say McGuire said he didn’t know the island was off-limits, despite the many “no trespassing” signs. He faces trespassing charges.

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LONDON SCRUBS CAMPAIGN

LONDON (AP) — What started as a grass roots campaign in London has grown into a nationwide movement — aimed at making scrubs for health care workers. Four women from a London neighborhood responded to a call for scrubs — and came through in a big way. So far, volunteers have churned out more than 3,800 sets of scrubs for health care workers. And they have created a pattern for other groups to follow — literally. They provided templates, patterns and instructions for other groups. And now there nearly 70 “Scrub Hubs” with more than 2,000 workers sewing away from Scotland to Wales.

1986: A BASEBALL OYDESSY

NEW YORK (AP) — For many fans, opening a pack of baseball cards from a bygone era may take us on a trip down memory lane. But for Brad Balukjian, it produced a trip full of memories. The college biology professor bought a pack of 1986 Topps baseball cards with the goal of tracking down each player and see what their life in retirement is like. He found stars like Dwight Gooden and Carlton Fisk, mid-range stars like Lee Mazzilli and Steve Yeager — and lesser known players like Rance Mulliniks and his favorite player as a kid, Don Carman, The self-funded trip was done in 2015, cost about $8,000 and put more than 11,000 miles on his 2002 Honda Accord. His adventure is documented in a recently published book called, “The Wax Pack.”

by Oscar Wells Gabriel II

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