Toady is Earth Day! Over one billion people in 192 countries—from Zimbabwe to Albania to Indonesia—take action to protect the planet. They organize demonstrations, contact their elected officials, plant trees, clean up their communities, demand renewable energy targets, and much more. This year’s theme is Green Cities. – See more at: http://www.earthday.org/blog/2014/04/22/its-earth-day#sthash.dLCn8oWc.dpuf. We only have one planet everybody so let’s keep it alive and functioning!
Tampa is the host to the first ever International Indian Film Academy Awards held in the United states. The festival is expected to bring over 30,000 visitors to the Sunshine State and have an economic impact of over $11-million. The IIFA is known for it’s famous “green carpet” (not unlike the Oscar’s red carpet) and the event runs today through Saturday. Actor Shahid Kapoor will host the gala that includes a music festival, expo, Tampa Bay Rays outing and awards show.
Did you know that 12 states (including Florida) still have anti-sodomy laws on their books ten years after the US Supreme Court ruled they are unconstitutional? The Human Rights Campaign (a national gay rights organization) is trying to have them removed.
A 15-year-old boy found a way to avoid security, cross the San Jose Airport’s tarmac and crawl into the wheel well of a Boeing 767 jet airplane. He then was stowaway on a five hour flight from the California city to Maui International Airport in Hawaii. Worldwide records show that since 1947, 105 known people have pulled off this same stupid stunt and only 25 have survived. The teen passed out during the flight and almost froze to death but is alive.
Last but not least …. Queen Elizabeth II of Britain celebrated her 88th birthday …. yesterday …. Ex-Tampa Bay Buccaneer player Keyshawn Johnson was arrested last night on a domestic battery charge in Calabasas, California …. The NBA and NHL Playoffs continue tonight across the country …. Happy Birthday wishes go out today to Glen Campbell (78) and Jack Nicholson (77) …. Happy Tuesday everybody!