Shutting down KICs

Alright, Panthers! With the rise of the new COVID-19 Omega variant, the school has announced that we once again will not be returning from spring break. While you are cooped up in your room making whipped coffee, take a look at these amazing KICs. This week we have Germany rejecting Russian demands, a woman and her dog being hit by a car, cops controlling a naked man, fires in Texas, and LGBTQ parents suing the Florida governor. April Fools’! But seriously, go read those KICs. 

March 28 – Germany rejects Russia’s demand to pay for gas in rubles

On Monday, the group of seven major economists rejected Moscow’s demand to pay for Russian natural gas exports in rubles. 

The energy ministers of G-7 met on videoconference and reaffirmed their contracts. Putin demanded that payment in rubles would not be acceptable and they will urge the affected companies not to follow. Putin announced that Russia will demand unfriendly countries pay for natural gas only in Russian currency. 

Demands sent gas prices even higher amid fears that it could be a preclude to a natural gas shutoff. Economists reported that the move is designed to support the ruble, which collapsed against other currencies since Putin invaded Ukraine.  

March 29 – Woman and dog die after being hit by car

A woman walking her dog was hit by a car and killed Monday night. Her dog also died in the incident. Police said the accident happened around 9:15 p.m. at the intersection of Sandy Plains Road and Whitlock Road. 

A Ford Ranger was traveling south on Sandy Plains Road when a woman crossed the street in front of the truck. The truck hit the woman and her dog, killing them both on impact. The woman’s identity has not been released due to pending notification of next of kin.

The driver of the Ranger, 53 year-old Robert Libmann, was not hurt. The crash remains under investigation.  

March 30 – Cops control screaming naked man on Taberon Road 

Peachtree City police arrested a man after he was found screaming and running down Taberon Road. The man is being charged with indecent exposure, public indecency, and obstruction of an officer.  

After police responded to numerous reports of a disturbance, they identified the man as 50-year-old Brian Sutton. Once Police arrived on scene, Sutton was acting abnormal. The report stated that Sutton engaged in a physical altercation with officers right before he was arrested. 

Sutton was taken to Piedmont Fayette Hospital before being transported to Fayette County Jail. 

March 31 – Fighting fire in Texas

According to the Texas A&M Forest Service, the Borrega Fire in Kleberg County, Texas crews have been making progress with containing the blaze.

The fire started on Wednesday at King Ranch and spread quickly due to windy and dry conditions. The fire has been contained by 50% and now stretches across 46,000 acres, as crews remain busy working to increase containment.

Over the past week, federal and local fire resources have responded to 193 wildfires burning 173,559 acres. Texas A&M Forest Service has postponed all prescribed fires until conditions improve.

April 1 – LGBTQ parents and students sue Florida Gov. Ron Desantis

Florida Citizens are mad at Gov. Ron Desantis’ new “Don’t Say Gay” bill. He is facing multiple lawsuits with the claims that the bill violates assorted constitutional rights.

The group of citizens who are against the newly enacted state legislation say that it would “stigmatize, silence, and erase LGBTQ people in Florida’s public schools.” The bill in question would implement a ban on “classroom instruction… on sexual orientation or gender identity.” This would be for “kindergarten through third grade or in a manner that is not age appropriate or developmentally appropriate.”

The Florida law has caused a lot of uproar and has unsurprisingly received backlash. It is uncertain the time of the proceedings.