Florida: 4 Things To Know For Dec 22nd

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Bidding has closed on eBay for artwork created by George Zimmerman. The winning bid was $100,099.99 yesterday for a painting depicting a U.S. flag in shades of blue with the words “God, One Nation, with Liberty and Justice for All.” Zimmerman’s attorney says he’s selling the artwork to make money since he’s unemployed.

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. (AP) — Allegiant Air has added new nonstop service from New York and Iowa to southwest Florida. Twice-weekly flights will run between Punta Gorda Airport and Long Island MacArthur Airport. Twice weekly flights also will run between Punta Gorda and Eastern Iowa Airport.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is delaying its second repair spacewalk to replace a suit for one of its astronauts. U.S. astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Michael Hopkins successfully removed a faulty pump on the international space station yesterday. NASA pushed the second spacewalk from Monday to Tuesday to size a new suit for Mastracchio after his became compromised.

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — Guyana is seeking help from experts in Florida to help the South American country properly manage and develop its vast system of national parks. Environment Minister Robert Persaud said yesterday that he has held meetings with officials at the South Florida National Parks Trust.

Source: Associated Press