Home 5 Things (5TYNTK) Tuesday, December 4, 2018

(5TYNTK) Tuesday, December 4, 2018

1. The casket of former president George H.W. Bush arrived in the U.S. Capitol on Monday and will lie in state under the Capitol Rotunda until Wednesday. President Bush is the first commander in chief to lie in state at the U.S. Capitol since President Gerald Ford in 2006. Late U.S. Senator John McCain was the last person to have such a tribute back in August of 2018. (NewsCenterMaine)

2. President Trump will attend George H.W. Bush’s funeral in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, but will not speak. Trump’s silence will mark the first time since 1973 that a sitting president has been omitted from the funeral program of a predecessor. Trump wasn’t invited to the recent funeral of Senator John McCain. (NY Times)

3. The Town of Kennebunkport will honor the memory and contributions of President George Herbert Walker Bush with a wreath laying ceremony at the anchor on Ocean Avenue at 10 a.m. (WGME)

4. A Maine landmark is up for sale. The Fat Boy, a Brunswick car hop drive-in that has been dishing up burgers, fries and lobster rolls since the mid-1950s, is on the market. A listing for a restaurant on the website of Magnusson brokers doesn’t mention Fat Boy by name, but does describe a Cumberland County business with an asking price of $1.15 million for a “popular turnkey” seasonal fast-food establishment that is “known to thousands around the world for its nostalgic business flavor.” The reason for the sale was listed as retirement. (Press Herald)

5. Sales of canned tuna have fallen by 42 percent over the last decades, and StarKist blames millennials. “A lot of millennials don’t even own can openers,” says the company’s vice president of marketing. Other factors contributing to canned tuna’s decline are people’s preference for fresher food and the convenience of food-delivery apps. Meanwhile, sales of fresh and frozen fish have risen over the past three decades. (Business Insider)

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