Hurricane season begins June 1st and that means it's time to get your hurricane kit together. Hurricane kit supplies are sales tax free from Saturday, May 31, 2014 to Sunday, June 8, 2014.
The specific items included in the Sales Tax Holiday include:
A portable self-powered light source selling for $20 or less
A portable self-powered radio, two-way radio, or weather band radio selling for $50 or less
A tarpaulin or other flexible waterproof sheeting selling for $50 or less
A self-contained first-aid kit selling for $30 or less
A ground anchor system or tie-down kit selling for $50 or less
A gas or diesel fuel tank selling for $25 or less
A package of AA-cell, C-cell, D-cell, 6-volt, or 9-volt batteries, excluding automobile and boat batteries, selling for $30 or less
A nonelectric food storage cooler selling for $30 or less
A portable generator that is used to provide light or communications or preserve food in the event of a power outage selling for $750 or less
Reusable ice selling for $10 or less
Building a disaster supply kit is a simple and effective way to make sure a family has enough water, food, medicine and other essential supplies when other resources may not be readily available. Different families have different needs, so residents need to be sure to take into account their family’s specific needs, and include:
Water - at least 1 gallon daily per person for 3 to 7 days
Here is what's brand-spankin'new at the movie theatres
Maleficent, starring Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, Brenton Thwaites and Sam Riley. The film tells the untold story of the iconic Disney villain, Maleficent, from the classic tale Sleeping Beauty. The film follows Maleficent as her heart is hardened by evils that drove her to curse baby Aurora and the realization that the child may be the only one who can restore peace in the land.
Maleficent is rated PG and has a running time of 1 hour and 38 minutes.
A Million Ways To Die In The West is the new comedy from writer/director,Seth McFarlene, which stars Seth McFarlene, Charlize Theron, Amanda Seyfried, Neil Patrick Harris, Liam Neeson, Giovanni Ribisi, Alex Borstein and Sarah Silverman. The film follows Albert, a cowardly farmer, played by McFarlene, who falls for the new, mysterious girl in town but when her husband, a notorious outlaw, arrives, Albert must put his new found courage to the test.
A Million Ways to Die in the Westis rated R and has a running time of 1 hour and 56 minutes.
FINALLY! Cars that can drive themselves are no longer science fiction. Google is planning to build 100 small driverless cars that it hopes to have on public roads sometime next year. The two-seat prototype cars, which only go as fast as 25 miles per hour, won't be for sale, but will be given to selected operators for testing and tweaking. The cars, which look kind of like rounder VW Beetles, don't have steering wheels or gas and brake pedals. They start with a button, with passengers setting a destination and a route, and the car driving itself there, using sensors, including radar and cameras, and computer programs that predict what other cars and pedestrians might do. It runs on electricity, and can go about 100 miles before having to be charged. Although car companies are working on driverless technologies, the earliest dates so companies have put out for them is 2020. With Google wanting to put these cars in use next year, regulators have to come up with guidelines for driverless cars on public roads.
Have you ever heard the old superstition that you are suppose to hold your breath through a tunnel? I'm not sure where this originated from but a 19-year-old Oregon man caused a three-car crash when he fainted while holding his breath driving through a tunnel!
You know you're arrived when a portrait of yourself is added to the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian Museum in D.C.! According to Billboard, the museum said earlier this week that a 2010 portrait of the singer by artistWill Cotton titled, "Cupcake Katy" will go on view starting on June 18th. The painting will be part of a rotating display of recently acquired portraits.