World Cup fans find booze at hotels, Qatar's 1 liquor store
Sales of $14 Budweisers at Doha's FIFA Fan Zone continue unabated. “Not to say that you need alcohol to fuel your life, but it’s a good time,” said Ed Ball, an American who created an online map for imbibers in Doha to find bars.news.yahoo.com
Jacksonville City Hall reopens with restrictions
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Most city offices in Jacksonville were scheduled to reopen Monday morning for the first time since shutting down for the pandemic in March. But City Hall, the Ed Ball building, JEA offices and the Tax Collector’s Office downtown did not reopen Monday or Tuesday after weekend protests shook the city. On Wednesday, City Hall reopened but left some offices closed to the public, including the City Council Chambers and the offices of City Council members. People entering City Hall will be screened by an infrared thermometer. Jacksonville City Hall reopened Wednesday morning but not all offices are open to the public.
Jacksonville stimulus distribution pushed back after downtown violence
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The city of Jacksonville has canceled its appointments Sunday with those seeking help with mortgages and rent after rioting erupted downtown Saturday. Appointments for the mortgage, rent and utility relief program were scheduled for Sunday at the Jacksonville Library and Ed Ball building. The sheriff said an officer was stabbed and others were hurt by projectiles. The city spokesperson said residents with appointments whose last names begin with the letters A through M will be moved to next Saturday, June 6, at the Ed Ball building on Hogan Street. Appointments for those whose last names begin with N through Z will have make-up dates on Sunday, June 7, at the Ed Ball building.