MyDesert Tonight is back with another daily dose of who and what’s making news, compiled by Digital Editor for News and Metrics Brian Indrelunas:
CAN’T YOU SMELL THAT SMELL? Much like those 3.something earthquakes, I never seem to notice odors when they first waft over from the Salton Sea. Luckily, more sensitive noses in the newsroom alerted environment reporter Ian James, who tracked down the what and why behind “That Smell” while the chorus of this Lynyrd Skynyrd song looped in my head:
Not to be a buzzkill, but The New York Times reports that one of last week’s Supreme Court decisions on gay marriage could also ease gay divorce.
Meanwhile, a Massachusetts sheriff is putting the kibosh on one heterosexual marriage, telling USA TODAY Sports that jailed football player Aaron Hernandez won’t be tying the knot behind bars.
NUMBERS IN THE NEWS: Palm Springs expects to rake in $9.4 million from its Measure J tax this fiscal year, Egypt’s military has given its president a 48-hour deadline to address protesters’ demands, and the Obama administration is giving companies until 2015 to provide health coverage to their workers, a one-year delay.BUZZWORTHY: Paul Rudd has apparently looked pretty much the same since at least 1995, as I learned when a friend sent a link to this Vulture quiz. Can you beat my score (12 of 16)? Let me know how you fare in the comments or by tweeting me, @BriNews.
COMING UP: Get a deeper look at Alan Hogenauer, the hiker who died this weekend, from my fellow Digital Editor Kate McGinty.