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Statt-us Update 4/7/22 – Today’s Headlines & More

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Today is Opening Day for Major League Baseball, National Beer Day &  National Burrito Day

-Today is baseball’s 2022 Opening Day. 18 of 30 teams will play today while the remaining 12 clubs will play their first games Friday.

-Today is National Beer Day, marking the beginning of the end of prohibition in 1933. Upon signing the legislation that began the process, President Franklin D. Roosevelt made his famous remark, “I think this would be a good time for a beer.” The release of 3.2% alcohol was released leading to the end of proabition.

-April 6, the day prior to National Beer Day, is known as New Beer’s Eve

-U.S. National Burrito Day is celebrated on the first Thursday of April (this year on April 7) — The day celebrates everyone’s appreciation for burritos. The Mexican dish is popular all over the world, but it has only been offered in American restaurants since the 1930s.

The Braves Selling $25,000 Burger That Comes With A Real World Series Ring

Every year some baseball team comes out with a completely outrageous food item for their concession stands at the ballpark.  The World Champions Burger, as they are calling it, includes a half-pound of Waygu beef burger on a toasted, Irish-buttered brioche bun, topped with cage-free pan-fried eggs, gold-leaf-wrapped Hudson Valley foie gras, grilled cold water lobster tail, heirloom tomato, garden-fresh Bibb lettuce, Tillamook cheddar cheese and truffle aioli. It also comes with a side of Parmesan waffle fries and a replica World Series ring.

The price for all of that is going to be $151 which represents the 151 years that have passed since the founding of the franchise.  Now, the Braves are also offering the same World Champions Burger with a limited edition World Series ring for $25,000 on the side… while supplies last, of course.

Roebling Bridge set to reopen Friday

After spending more than a year closed to vehicles, the John A. Roebling Bridge is officially going to reopen on Friday, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 6.  Restoration work is still not finished.  As weather warms up, crews will need to close lanes to do more work.

Ohio Officer Wrote Fake Traffic Tickets

A Lebanon, Ohio, police officer resigned recently after his department discovered he was filing internal paperwork to make it appear that he was writing traffic tickets, but the drivers were not actually being cited. An investigation into the now-former officer Eric Holmes has been sent to the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office to review for potential criminal charges.

Hillary Duff’s Daughter Cried for 4 Hours on a Plane Flight

Hilary Duff’s youngest daughter was being a little troublemaker on her flight to Hawaii. The 34-year-old actress recently took a trip to the Aloha state with her husband and three kids, but apparently the flight to and from their vacation was anything but soothing. Her daughter, Mae, couldn’t stop screaming the entire flight! “She has found this new level of volume when she screams. It’s so loud and it goes on for so long and it’s truly wild, like a caged animal,” Hilary said on Instagram.

Kurt Cobain’s Final Days Being Turned into an Opera

Kurt Cobain’s final days are being turned into an opera by the Royal Opera House in London. The production, called Last Days, will be a production adapted from Gus Van Sant’s 2005 film of the same name. Cobain died by suicide in 1994 at the age of 27.

More Workers are Refusing to go Back to the Office

A survey of 12,500 workers last year found that 30% would quit their job if their employer made them go back to the office full-time. Now that the COVID numbers are slowing, many workers are faced with that choice.

Key Findings

  • 1 in 5 employers will allow workers to choose where they want to work
  • 50% of employers will fire employees for not returning to the office
  • 45% of employers say employee productivity decreased while working from home
  • 4 in 10 employers want all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before returning to their workplace