Participation increasing in Michigan’s long-term care vaccination program, but many workers still hesitant
After a second round of vaccination clinics at those sites, another 9,600 were immunized, increasing the participation rate to 54%. In Michigan, the long-term care vaccination program targets more than 400,000 residents and staff at 4,400 skilled nursing centers, assisted living facilities and adult foster homes. But anecdotal reports indicate nursing-home residents have been much more open to vaccination than workers, said Melissa Samuel, who heads the HCAM. “If workers don’t volunteer to be vaccinated, who is going to take care of these residents when the workers continue to fall ill with COVID-19? But Acevedo worries that by the time many nursing-home staff warm to the idea of vaccinations, the vaccination clinics at long-term care facilities will be done.mlive.com
Glass artist known for social media scavenger hunts in Ann Arbor launches miniature art exchange
The Take Art Leave Art box and gallery in Shawn Bungo's yard in Ann Arbor. ANN ARBOR – When glass artist Shawn Bungo and his wife moved to Tree Town from Knoxville, Tennessee six months ago, they knew moving to a new city during a pandemic would be a challenge. “Being a glass artist, you have a lot of pieces that don’t come out, so that’s what started that,” said Bungo. Bungo constructed a Take Art Leave Art box and gallery outside his home on Ann Arbor’s south side. “I just recently put it back up two weeks ago and I shared it with the Ann Arbor Townies group on Facebook,” said Bungo.
California wildfire evacuees return home to find devastation
The Glass and Zogg fires are among nearly 30 wildfires burning in California. Everything we built here, everything we made here is gone," Nikki Conant said. It was horrible,” Nikki Conant said. Firefighters were also warily watching for “violent" winds expected to return to the Napa-Sonoma area late Wednesday, with continuing extreme heat and low humidity. Their landlord already told them the home will be rebuilt and offered them a trailer to stay at on the land while the house is finished, Nikki Conant said.
Former Walmart exec, Royals owner David Glass dies at 84
Former Walmart chief executive David Glass, who owned the Kansas City Royals for nearly two decades before selling the franchise last fall, died last week of complications from pneumonia. The Glass family said the businessman died Jan. 9. Glass began negotiations early last year to sell the Royals, who reached the World Series twice under his ownership and won the title in 2015. The deal valued at about $1 billion with a group led by Kansas City businessman John Sherman was completed Nov. 26 after Major League Baseball owners voted unanimously to approve it. The family said a memorial will be held Jan. 27 at Northwest Arkansas Fellowship Bible Church in Rogers, Arkansas.cnbc.com
Columbine High School plans to enhance security
Instead, the Littleton, Colorado, high school, where about 1,700 students in grades 9 through 12 are currently enrolled, will implement "changes to enhance the security and privacy of the site, including the creation of an improved and defined perimeter around the building," he said. The discussion about replacing the original school was driven "by the number of 'unauthorized individuals' (some 2,401 as reported in the Colorado Sun) who came onto Columbine's grounds this past school year," stated Glass. In April, for example, the FBI reported that a high school student who was "infatuated" with the Columbine shooting had traveled from Florida to Colorado and made credible threats. The survey raised the question: "Should we rebuild Columbine High School, further back from the street on which it presently sits, and redesign the building so as to remove the attraction as the site of the 1999 murders?" "Similarly, 55% felt that a potential Columbine rebuild was 'not really important' or 'not important at all'."
Glass in frozen food products? #CBSNBusiness headlines
Some frozen food products have been recalled after a number of customers found glass in the box; Caitlyn Jenner signs deal with an H&M sports advertising campaign. Those headlines and more from CBS MoneyWatch's Hena Daniels at the New York Stock Exchange.cbsnews.com