Kaylynn: “Local officials and the department of utilities hopes to not only set up the public building utilities to run off solar panels over the next three years, but also set up electric car charging stations that run off the same source starting here at the marina, and eventually spreading to all locations in the bay area. Some have stated their eventual goal is to get rid of all non-industrial vehicle use for gasoline and move to a completely electric car infrastructure. Though he assured us that this would not hamper industrial, commercial or safety vehicles which need the extra power. So don’t be surprised if you start seeing little gray towers with signs resembling electrical outlets with wheels popping up all over the Bay Area. Reporting from Northeast harbor marina, this has been me, Kaylynn!”
*The camera cuts back to the studio with Ariana Bening sitting at the news desk, wearing a black top and skirt, as usual low cut in the front and seeming to just hug on her generous curves. Sitting next to her at the news desk is Jeannie Webb wearing a similarly colored top with thin straps showing off her shoulders and neck but not advertising her smaller chest. Pinned to one side of her top is a small silver pin resembling a cheerleader with the local school colors.*
Ariana: “Thank you Kaylynn, Looks like they are going to start pushing us all towards driving Volts or Teslas in the near future.”
Jeannie: *Laughing* “At least they aren’t making us drive a Fiat or one of those tiny Smrt Cars that run off three golf cart batteries Ari. Try and fit my legs in one of those and I’ll be resting my chin on my knees!”
*The woman laughs a bit more and Ari smiles wryly, glancing down at her chest knowing it probably wouldn’t be her chin resting on her own knees*
Ariana: “Indeed. Now in local happenings, the various communities around the bay area continue to vote on petitions for a moratorium on commercial and medicinal marijuana sales. Portland is the latest city in the state that has voted to enact a six month moratorium, which will delay the opening of any new stores, cultivation facilities, testing facilities or social clubs that dispense marijuana for recreational and medicinal use. As well as cause the closing of current facilities with their goods held in custody for the period while the local city establishes and votes on various regulations for medical and recreational sales. The first of which are to be submitted no later than six months from now. The moratorium may be extended in six month intervals until the council is satisfied they have a working set of regulations which will be evaluated six months after, when, and if the regulations are finished being submitted to the council’s satisfaction.”
Jeannie: “Portland City councilors took less than five minutes to vote on the measure. There was no public comment and no discussion among councilors. Other communities such as Brunswick, Boothbay, Liberty, Palmyra, Great Pond, Lincolnville, Camden, Rockland, Blue Hill, South Harbor, Swans Island and Cutler have all voted on similar measures and have passed the moratorium so far. Numerous other communities have it on their council petition, or agenda to have votes on similar implementations coming up soon. Asphyxiation Point itself has it scheduled for the council to vote to enact at their First full caucus meeting on February 6th. At this time no discussion or depositions from the local community has been requested for this vote.”
Ariana: “Some people are claiming that this is an opportunistic move to de-legalize the recreational sales without actually making it illegal again. Others have gone on record of saying that it seems certain advocacy groups are attempting to take advantage of the current political climate to push through an agenda of their own while nobody is looking. Those in support of the moratorium claim that they think the idea of selling marijuana was rushed into and not fully thought out and it’s a wise thing to pause and look at how it’s going and change those little things that need fixed. At this point it’s anyone’s guess what the final outcome will be.”
Jeannie: “Wilbert Woods has a look at this weekend weather and what we can expect from mama Nature in the coming week. Wil, what do you have for us?”
*The camera cuts to Wilbert Woods standing in front of the radar map showing light cloud cover over the region with the sweeping bar of the radar array slowly making it’s way clockwise around the area.*
Wilbert: “Thanks Jeannie, and I have to say, I see your pin there and hope you let all the girls down at the Big East competition know we’re rooting for them today.”
*He smiles and turns to face the camera directly.*
Wilbert: “The Big East Cheer Camp and Championship competition this weekend is indoors they could have it outdoors, at least temperature wise. Today we have light winds and mostly cloudy skies, but a high of Forty two degrees. Those clouds clear out as night comes in and we reach a low of only thirty. Sunday, Light clouds intermittent in the morning, thickening up in the afternoon the high reaching about forty again, no rain is expected just those heavy clouds covering the sky with winds light in the middle teens. The low overnight should drop down to only twenty-five degrees.”
*The screen behind him shows the daily chart forecast showing Saturday, Sunday, as well as Monday through Thursday with the temperatures and conditions indicated.*
Wilbert: “Monday is when Winter seems to have returned with a vengeance. The high only being Thirty degrees, Overcast, heavy clouds. High winds picking up during the day with intermittent rain during the daylight hours. Going into the evening expect higher wind gusting up to forty miles per hour and freezing rain starting out light but getting more intense after the sun sets. The temperature won’t drop below Twenty Nine, but with the high winds that will feel like it’s in the low teens. That rain and high wind lingers on into Tuesday, though the temperature raises back up into the high thirties and should reach as high as forty. Wind advisory is still in effect as the rain continues to fall well into the sunset hours.”
Wilbert: “Thankfully those showers should start drying out early Wednesday after sunrise and the entire cloud cover will disperse by the afternoon, temperatures in the high thirties, only a intermittent cloud here and there to hide the sun. Thursday we are back to intermittent clouds and sun with the winds back to being light and variable and a temperature in the high thirties. “
Ariana: “Sounds like a nice reprieve after that horrible winter blast early in the week Wil.”
*She turns and faces central camera*
Jeannie: “You gotta have heart, almost literally. Three ambulance services in the bay area are receiving new heart diagnostic monitors for their paramedics which will make monitoring and even administering CPR much more effective. For more on this story we go to Dean Knopinski at the Southwest harbor EMT station three. Dean?”
*The camera cuts to Dean on site standing at the back of an ambulance giving a glare at the paramedic*
Dean: "you think I'm crazy enough to let you hook those actual electrodes up to my chest so you can show everyone my heart....Heeeelllo there And thank you Jeannie...
*He keeps trying to Zip up his Jacket to keep the Paramedic from demonstrating the application technique on him while the man holds the plastic monitor box and pads looking bemused as to why he's not okay with it...Perhaps the paramedic doesn't watch the news..*
Dean: "That's right these travel size heart monitors and ECT devices were just delivered to several emergency medical teams in the bay area. They are much more sensitive than the usual cardio equipment carried or available to ambulance...Stop that...No... "
*Shrugging off the guy's hand as he holds up the pads and grins looking to demonstrate*
Dean: "Paramedics so they may be able to detect heart problems and troubles while in route and well before they could before. it even has a built in ECT system which when activated....No don't you dare...I mean it..."
*Again speaking to the paramedic when he demonstrates flipping the Switch on the device and it making a Beep beep beep noise like some kind of bomb counting down in a movie and the BbbbbbbZZZZZZZZZZZ Humm of the Charging noise echos over the mic*
*he finishes quickly with all the words blurbed together as he stands up to her ready to get out of the back of the Ambulance*
"This has been Dean Kno...OHH~BLEEEP~"
*As he stood up to get out of the Ambulance, he steps on the wrong side of the step, and slips backwards...falling onto the gurney butt first...his landing causing it to roll towards the camera out of the back of the ambulance the camera jumping to the side and out of the way as it lands and sends him falling forward. his hands having been Wildly flailing to catch and arrest his fall caught hold of the fire extinguisher which breaks free of it's housing...landing on the Ground plastic top first and with a Tremendous PSSSSSHHHHHTTTTTTTT LAUNCHES off into the sky as the top broke free and the retardant foam goes spraying out all over the place coating half of Dean's Sprawled body. A robotic Voice goes: "Charge complete, Stand clear" and the sheer look of horror on Dean's Face as he realizes he's holding the Device in his hand is quite intense. He visibly winces as the box beeps a few times as if about to Zap him and then......*
*.....Nothing happens...he sits there half covered in foam holding the device, the pads still held by the EMT in the ambulance who is suddenly laughing as if he just saw the funniest thing ever...Dean looks at the camera miserable and speaks, but can't be heard since he dropped his microphone. Just before the camera cuts back to the studio the red cyllender of the fire extinguisher comes crashing down to land it looks rather heavily right between Dean's legs as he sits there, his eyes rolling back in his head and he looks like he's passing out*
Ariana: *Wincing* "Looks like they may have to hook him up to those monitors anyway.."
Jeannie: "Well as Raymond would say, I'm sure he'll be fine. Coming up this hour, see what kinds of crazy things hoarders keep in their homes and how to tell if you or someone you care about is a closet hoarder. further updates this week on the Alfred Gloom and his appeal with the Maine Supreme court. And Canadians, are they really that polite? Or not...Several french phrases to listen for to tell if they might just be talking about you right in front of your face. All that and more after these messages from our sponsors."
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