MarsBars/iStockBy ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC News(NEW YORK) — As the United States’ uneven vaccine rollout continues, lines for vaccination have begun to form in places such as Tennessee, Florida and Puerto Rico.In Chattanooga, Tennessee, dozens of cars queued up Thursday morning, the first day that those 75 and older were eligible to get vaccinated for COVID-19.Just after 10 a.m., the county health department issued a notice on Twitter, asking those farther back in the line to leave and come back another time.In Florida, after Gov. Ron DeSantis expanded vaccine eligibility to those 65 years and older using an executive order, hundreds of people in Lee County, which includes Fort Myers, brought coats, chairs, blankets and tents to wait in line overnight Tuesday and get the vaccine on Wednesday.“Supply is limited,” DeSantis said Wednesday. “We don’t have enough vaccines for all 4 million plus senior citizens in Florida.”Abdulla Benkhatar, who is 90 and was first in line at a local recreation center, told ABC News Fort Myers affiliate WZVN-TV that he began waiting at 10 a.m. Tuesday.“We’ve been at home for almost 10 months now,” Benkhatar said. “It’s really important to me, for my health, and to be able to do things I like to do and get back to normal.”In Puerto Rico, health care workers have consistently been lining up at the Pedrin Zorrilla Coliseum in San Juan trying to get vaccinated, according to the Miami Herald.Some had returned multiple nights in a row to try and get a shot, while others had defied Puerto Rico’s 9 p.m. curfew to line up on a highway overnight.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Fresh off of their 2015 hit record Into The Deep, Galactic got to work last Saturday, March 5th, at the Masonic in San Francisco, CA. The band was in full funky form, bringing out vocalists Erica Falls and Cyril Neville for an evening of New Orleans pride for the Bay Area. Galactic always keeps things rolling, and be sure to catch them on tour!Check out a few photos from the show, courtesy of Courtney Harrington, below:
East Central Trojan Football standout Tanner Yocum has signed to attend Thomas More College. The student-athlete will be majoring in Education.Tanner is the son of Chris and Cathy Yocum and was a member of The 2017 EC Trojans 4A State Championship team coached by Justin Roden.
On Tuesday, the USC women’s beach volleyball team continued its preparation to defend its conference title in the upcoming Pac-12 Tournament.Photo by Ling Luo | Daily TrojanThis regular season was significantly more tumultuous than past years for the No. 5-ranked Trojans, who have lost more duals this season (22-10) than they have in the past four seasons combined. Despite this, the team earned the No. 2 seed for the conference tournament and are coming off a tremendous 3-2 win over No. 6 Long Beach State. The team is now starting to resemble the championship contender it has the potential to be.“I absolutely feel like this team is hitting its stride,” head coach Anna Collier said. “The partnerships are starting to become twinships and we’re starting to have everything that comes with creating a championship team.”As an event, the Pac-12 Tournament is a double-elimination gauntlet that requires the winner to win at least four matches in three days. With a title under their belt already, both USC coaching staff and players are prepared for the challenge.“We’re really excited and we’re trying to enjoy the moment,” said senior Terese Cannon, a two-time champion. “Our plan is to stay in the winner’s bracket and avoid the extra matches that come with trying to reach the championship from the loser’s bracket.”Cannon has teamed up with freshman Sammy Slater this season and become one of the many elite Trojan duos this season. With a dual record of 21-4, they’ve done most of their work on the third court. Along with USC’s first court pairing of freshman Tina Graudina and junior Abril Bustamante (24-1), they will look to continue to carry the Trojans’ championship aspirations for the remainder of the season.The first test for the Women of Troy will be against the No. 7 Arizona State Sun Devils (10-18). The two teams previously met in Santa Monica on March 24, resulting in a 4-1 victory for the Trojans. USC also owns the all-time series between the two teams 9-0. Although the Trojans are the heavy favorites to win the match, Collier praised the Sun Devils and wants to ensure her team does not underestimate its competition. “[Arizona State] has really good fours and fives,” Collier said. “They’re very scrappy and they come in and play hard. It’s going to be hard to put them away.”Another important variable to consider over the course of the Pac-12 Tournament is the Trojans’ quest to be selected for the NCAA Tournament. With No. 2 Pepperdine, No. 1 UCLA and No. 3 Hawaii presumably locking up the three bids from the West region, the Trojans will most likely have to earn one of two at-large bids in order to be selected for the tournament. The two teams that pose the biggest threat to USC’s selection are No. 4 Cal Poly and No. 6 Long Beach State. Though the Trojans have defeated both squads this season, a strong showing in the Pac-12 Tournament would go a long way in helping them secure their place at Gulf Shores for the Big Dance. If the Trojans are going to complete the three-peat as Pac-12 Champions, they will likely have to go through a familiar foe in UCLA. “We’re probably going to have to beat UCLA; it’s who I see in the finals,” Collier said. “They’re playing solid ball and it’s going to take a team effort to defeat them and secure the championship.”USC’s first match against Arizona State will take place on Thursday at 9:45 a.m. and will be broadcast live on the Pac-12 Network.