18.08.24 Qq

August 24, 2018
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“We do not want to see what happened in Puerto Rico, and we do that by making sure we’re prepared.”

Kirk Caldwell, Honolulu Mayor, as Hurricane Lane pummels the Big Island of Hawaii with 20+ inches of rain in 24 hours. President Trump has authorized emergency aid. The last major storm to hit Hawaii was Iniki 26 years ago.


“It’s a ridiculous amount of money. No matter how much money you have, this amount will take both of us out of our comfort zone.”

Phil Mickelson on the $9M pot for a one-on-one golf game against Tiger Woods planned for Thanksgiving weekend in Las Vegas. According to Forbes, the two are the highest-paid golfers Woods ($43.3M) & Mickelson ($41.3M).
“It’s a bold move that will better protect our planet for future generations.”

Rodney McMullen, Kroger Chairman & CEO, on the nation's largest grocery-chain's plans to phase out single-use plastic bags by 2025. Kroger orders 6B plastic bags per year, costing an estimated $120M – $300M. Approximately 100B plastic, grocery bags are used each year in America.
“Any time they don’t leave a trust or will, there always ends up being a fight.”

Don Wilson, Aretha Franklin's attorney of 28 years, on a possible battle over her estate. Under Michigan law, her 4 children would split her assets equally, but that could be contested in court. Wilson compared it to Ike Turner whose estate he says is still being litigated 11 years after his death.

Have a great weekend!

by Jenna Lee,