Three Things You Need to Know on April 30th

April 30, 2019

At least 704 cases of measles are reported in nearly two dozen states in the U.S.  The CDC says that figure breaks a 25 year record for the highly contagious illness.  Measles was considered to be eliminated in the U.S. in 2000.  One-third of the current cases involve children under the age of five.  The CDC says more than 500 of those infected were not vaccinated. 

Woodstock 50 is a no-go.  Organizers of the festival, which was scheduled to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the legendary music festival this summer, announced yesterday that plans for the event would not go forward.  In a statement, the global marketing group behind the event, listed a number of issues including concerns about the health and safety of those who would attend.  They also questioned whether Watkins Glen International speedway in New York could accommodate the 100-thousand-person festival.

The Denver Nuggets are opening their second-round NBA playoff series on the right note with a victory over the Portland Trail Blazers.  The Nuggets beat the Trail Blazers 121-113 last night at the Pepsi Center.  Game two will be played in Denver tomorrow night, with tip-off scheduled for 7 p.m. But before that game happens, the Avs will take over the Pepsi Center. The Colorado Avalanche will be at home tonight, taking on the Sharks in second round Stanley Cup Playoff action.  The teams are tied at one game apiece in the best of seven series.