NO BIG INAUGURATION EVENTS FOR BIDEN SWEARING IN
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump got fewer votes than President-elect Joe Biden in the election last month. But come January, Trump can still brag that he had more people attending his inauguration than Biden did. That’s because inauguration officials are drastically scaling-back the swearing-in set for Jan. 20 – because of the pandemic. The event will be at the U.S. Capitol – but attendance will be limited to just over 1,000. That includes one for each of the 535 members of Congress and a “plus-one.” Usually 200,000 tickets are distributed to members of Congress who, in turn, pass them out to constituents. People are also being discouraged from traveling to Washington for the event.
T0M CRUISE CHASTIZES MOVIE COLLEAGUES ON SOCIAL DISTANCING
LONDON (AP) – Everyone knows that we need to practice social distancing to keep from getting COVID-19. But what do you do when you see someone violating rules that say people should stay 6 feet apart? In the case of Tom Cruise, the actor berated colleagues on the set of his latest “Mission: Impossible” movie. The Sun tabloid says he launched a curse-filled rant after seeing two workers being too close together. In an audio clip obtained by the newspaper, Cruise threatened to fire anyone else who broke the rules. Movies being shot in Britain and elsewhere have been delayed because of COVID-19 outbreaks, including the “M.I.” sequel.
PRINT OF ANSEL ADAMS PHOTO SELLS FOR NEARLY $1 MILLION
DALLAS (AP) – Photographs by Ansel Adams have always been prized and popular. But never has one been as high-priced as this one. Sotheby’s reports a West Texas oilman’s mural-sized print of an Ansel Adams photo has sold for nearly $1 million at an auction. The print of “The Grand Tetons and the Snake River, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming” sold for $988,000 – a record price for an Adams at auction. The photo was commissioned by the Department of Interior in 1942. Sotheby’s says it’s believed to be one of the fewer than 10 large prints of the image around.