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Daily Bread for 4.26.21

Good morning.

Monday in Whitewater will be partly sunny with a high of seventy-four. Sunrise is 5:54 AM and sunset 7:50 PM, for 13h 56m 30s of daytime.  The moon is full with 99.5% of its visible disk illuminated.

Whitewater’s Urban Forestry Commission meets via audiovisual conferencing at 4:30 PM, the Board of Review via audiovisual conferencing at 6:30 PM, the Whitewater Unified School District Board via audiovisual conferencing in closed session at 5:45 PM and in open session via audiovisual conferencing for the public at 7 PM. [Update note: the Board will begin in open session @ 5:45 PM and thereafter enter into closed session before resuming open session at 7 PM. Wisconsin law does not allow a public body to begin in closed session, or conduct an organizational meeting in closed session. See Wis. Stat. § 19.83(1), Wis. Stat., §19.85(1).]

On this day in 1865, Union cavalry troopers corner and shoot dead John Wilkes Booth.

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 Emily Hamer reports Watch now: Madison partygoer shatters SUV windshield during Mifflin Street Block Party:

Madison police are investigating after a handful of Mifflin Street Block Party attendees stood atop an SUV and one of them shattered the front windshield of the vehicle by stomping on it during Saturday’s alcohol-fueled gathering.

Sgt. Matthew Baker said police have tentatively identified the person seen in a video smashing the windshield and “charges may be forthcoming.” Baker said he did not know whether the young man was a UW-Madison student.

In the video, which was obtained by the Wisconsin State Journal, the young man is seen kicking in the windshield while standing on the hood of the white SUV and holding what looks to be a can of beer in one hand.

It’s unclear whether police officers were nearby while the windshield was being smashed. They’re not seen in the video. But at least four officers are seen in the background of a photo that shows partygoers still on top of the SUV after the window was shattered. Baker did not respond to a question about why officers in the area did not prevent the SUV from being trashed.

Another video shows about a dozen people standing on top of the SUV in a crowd of hundreds of people closely packed together, almost none wearing masks as the COVID-19 pandemic persists. Despite the health risks, several thousand revelers showed up to the 400 and 500 blocks of West Mifflin Street Saturday for the annual party, which was canceled last year because of COVID-19.

Jon Swaine reports CEO of vaccine maker sold $10 million in stock before company ruined Johnson & Johnson doses:

The stock price of government contractor Emergent BioSolutions has fallen sharply since the disclosure at the end of March that production problems at the firm’s plant in Baltimore had ruined 15 million doses of Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine. Since then, AstraZeneca moved production of its own vaccine out of the facility, and Emergent temporarily halted new production there altogether.

Those developments came after Emergent’s stock price had tumbled on Feb. 19, following the company’s published financial results. Emergent stock has fallen since mid-February to about $62 a share from $125 a share, or just more than 50 percent.

But the decline has had less of an impact than it might have on the personal finances of Emergent’s chief executive, Robert G. Kramer, who sold more than $10?million worth of his stock in the company in January and early February, securities filings show. Based on the market price, the stocks that Kramer sold would now fetch about $5.5?million.

The transactions were Kramer’s first substantive sales of Emergent stock since April 2016, according to a review of securities filings by The Washington Post.

Those 2016 sales by Kramer, along with sales by other Emergent executives around the same time, were the subject of a lawsuit brought by investors who alleged that executives offloaded stocks after making misleading claims about the scale of an upcoming order from the government for an anthrax vaccine.

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