Old story on Wisconsin stay-at-home ruling posted as new


Wisconsin health officials say hospitals are still straining as the state continues to set daily records for the number of COVID-19 cases. (Nov. 12)

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The claim: Wisconsin Supreme Court just struck down stay-at-home order 

A series of articles and Facebook posts surfaced Nov. 12 announcing the Wisconsin Supreme Court had tossed Gov. Tony Evers’ stay-at-home order.

This likely came as a surprise to Wisconsinites, who weren’t actually under a stay-at-home order. And hadn’t been since May.

It’s quite literally old news — the result of a mistake by one news organization and a lack of research by other posters.

Here’s what happened.

Originated with a Washington Times posting error

The Washington Times posted a story with a Nov. 12, 2020, dateline with the following lead:

MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down Gov. Tony Evers‘ coronavirus stay-at-home order Wednesday, ruling that his administration overstepped its

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With limited fans, NFL home teams on pace for losing record

Published 4:50 p.m. ET Nov. 13, 2020

Philip Rivers could hardly believe the sound of silence when his Indianapolis Colts played in Detroit the first time the Lions let 250 family members and friends attend.

It’s probably no surprise to the 38-year-old quarterback that the NFL is on track for home teams to have a losing overall record for the first time since before the 1970 merger.

With roughly two-thirds of teams allowing limited fans and the rest none at all because of the pandemic, hosts went 65-67-1 through nine weeks. The last time visitors had a winning record this late in the season was 1983, when home teams rallied and finished with 15 more victories.

“I can’t tell you how dead it was,” Rivers said after the Colts’ 41-21 victory over the Lions on Nov. 1. “It was unbelievable.”

The Colts aren’t exactly packing them in at home,

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New DTC Sustainable Furniture Rental Service ZZ Driggs Launches In New York City

The latest startup to hit the consumer furniture rental market ZZ Driggs is offering savvy, design-minded urban dwellers an alternative to rental furniture styled after big box trends. After three years renting its signature combination of restored antiques and sustainably produced contemporary furniture to enterprise clients such as Virgin Hyperloop,  Lincoln Center, 30 Rock in Rockefeller Center and the New Museum; ZZ has launched to consumers living in and around New York City. Now available for consumer rentals via white-glove delivery service are a curated selection of designer-approved and artisan-made items ranging from three weeks to 300 years old, all meant to last a minimum of 50 years. Of the contemporary design studios that ZZ partners with, 100% pay all staff a living wage, 80% create furniture with recyclable materials and 60% from biodegradable materials. All design

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Why Luxury Interior Design Market is Booming So Rapidly? Top Players: Stantec, IA Interior Architect

Edison, NJ — (SBWIRE) — 11/12/2020 — A new business intelligence report released by HTF MI with title “Global Luxury Interior Design Market Report 2020 by Key Players, Types, Applications, Countries, Market Size, Forecast to 2026 (Based on 2020 COVID-19 Worldwide Spread)” is designed covering micro level of analysis by manufacturers and key business segments. The Global Luxury Interior Design Market survey analysis offers energetic visions to conclude and study market size, market hopes, and competitive surroundings. The research is derived through primary and secondary statistics sources and it comprises both qualitative and quantitative detailing. Some of the key players profiled in the study are HKS, Jacobs, Areen Design Services, DB & B, HOK, ShimmerScreen, Stantec, CCD, IA Interior Architects, SOM, Callison, NBBJ, Nelson, Cannon Design, Perkins Eastman, SmithGroupJJR, AECOM Technology, M Moser Associates, Gold Mantis, Perkins+Will, Gensler, Leo A Daly, HBA & Wilson Associates.

What’s keeping HKS, Jacobs, Areen

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A New Museum to Bring the Benin Bronzes Home

LONDON — In 1897, the British Army violently raided Benin City in what is now Nigeria, seizing thousands of priceless artifacts known as the Benin Bronzes.

Ever since, there have been hopes of bringing them back from Western museums.

On Friday, hope got a little closer to reality with the release of the first images of the planned Edo Museum of West African Art, which will house some 300 items on loan from European museums — if the money to build it can be raised.

The three-story building, designed by David Adjaye, looks almost like a palace from the ancient Kingdom of Benin. Mr. Adjaye intends it to be completed in five years, he said in a telephone interview.

On Friday, the architect, the British Museum and the Nigerian authorities also announced a $4 million archaeology project to excavate the site of the planned museum, and other parts of Benin

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UTA’s JBeau Lewis, Milana Rabkin Lewis List Modern Spanish Revival Home

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Tinseltown power couple JBeau Lewis and Milana Rabkin — he one of UTA’s top agents, repping big-name music stars like Chance the Rapper, Bad Bunny and Sean Paul; she the CEO and cofounder of Stem, a distribution and payment service for musicians — have hoisted their contemporary Spanish Revival-style home on the market with a nearly $3.9 million pricetag. The pair picked up the walled and gated mini-estate back in 2018 for $3.1 million, per property records.

Desirably located near mid-city L.A., on the edge of the bustling Beverly Grove neighborhood, the 2017-built house features exterior walls covered in smooth, cream-colored stucco and topped with terra-cotta barrel tiles. Outside, there’s off-street driveway parking for two cars, plus a two-car garage. Through an arched wooden front door, there are recessed lights, hardwood floors and whitewashed walls throughout the interior — all hallmarks of the

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Mandeville area interior designer faces additional fraud accusations | Crime/Police

The owner of a Mandeville area interior design company who was arrested in February on six felony fraud counts now faces additional claims of contractor fraud, according to St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office news release.

Danielle Matherne Gaspard, who owns Belissimo Interior Design Build, was arrested Friday on additional counts, that bring the total number of alleged victims to a dozen people who were bilked out of a total of $231,613.63, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Mandeville interior decorator accused of bilking customers out of $78K for unfinished work


Danielle Matherne Gaspard

The Sheriff’s Office began investigating Gaspard in early February after numerous complaints for customers who had paid her for jobs that were either not started or not finished.

The investigation into additional claims of contractor fraud continued over the next nine months, resulting in additional arrest warrants for one count of forgery of a certificate of

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Home Alone Director Calls Disney+’s Reboot a “Waste of Time”

Home Alone director Chris Columbus is what the French call, “pas impressionné” by the upcoming Disney+ reboot.

The 62-year-old filmmaker, who directed the first two movies starring Macaulay Culkin, told Insider in an interview posted on Thursday, Nov. 12, “Nobody got in touch with me about it,” adding, “It’s a waste of time as far as I’m concerned.”

“What’s the point?” he asked. “I’m a firm believer that you don’t remake films that have had the longevity of Home Alone. You’re not going to create lightning in a bottle again. It’s just not going to happen. So why do it? It’s like doing a paint-by-numbers version of a Disney animated film—a live-action version of that. What’s the point? It’s been done. Do your own thing. Even if you fail miserably, at least you have come up with something original.”

Columbus noted that he could also be “accused” of

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Chicago Mayor Issues a Stay-at-Home Advisory and Says to ‘Cancel the Normal Thanksgiving Plans’

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Chicago will be under a stay-at-home advisory for at least 30 days, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Thursday, to deal with a soaring number of new COVID-19 cases.

With around 2,000 new COVID-19 cases a day, Chicago is at a tipping point, said Lightfoot during a press conference. She announced that the stay-at-home advisory will begin on Monday, Nov. 16 and go through at least the next month, which includes the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.

“While this is tough, of course this whole year has been tough, we must tell you, you must cancel the normal Thanksgiving plans,” Lightfoot said, WGN reported.

RELATED: With COVID Surging ‘We Have to Modify’ Plans This Thanksgiving, Says Infectious Disease Expert

The stay-at-home advisory is not an order, but a recommendation to residents to avoid leaving their homes for anything other than going to work or school, or to get essential medical care, groceries

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Conroe council hesitant on sign variance for furniture warehouse

The Conroe City Council sent a Houston-based sign company back to the drawing board after its client requested a variance to install a large sign along Interstate 45 to give the new business better visibility.

In a letter to the Director of Capital Projects and Transportation Tommy Woolley, Nolan Morrison, general manager for American Furniture Warehouse, requested the variance calling the company’s new location in Conroe a “challenged retail landscape.”

“The value an importance of adequate signage is a fundamental component of our business as it allows us to appropriately promote our brand to customers, which continues to be challenging to accomplish in today’s segmented advertising world,” Morrison wrote.

AFW, which has been in business since the 1970s, is developing 30 acres on Interstate 45 south near River Plantation Drive.

Morrison is requesting a large pylon sign with a height of 60 feet, city ordinance only permits 42; increasing the

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