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  • Bernice Steadman, aviation pioneer once picked for short-lived female astronaut program, dies

    03/22/2015 4:13:58 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    Bernice Steadman was a member of the so-called "Mercury 13." NASA dropped the program, and it was 22 more years before a U.S. woman went to space. Robert Steadman says his wife died Wednesday in Traverse City.
  • Rebuild America – Defeat Obama Tour Comes To Traverse City, MI.

    10/04/2012 12:49:13 PM PDT · by Lloyd Marcus
    LloydMarcus.com ^ | 10/04/120 | Lloyd Marcus
    Traverse City, MI will always hold a special place in my heart. Upon leaving the stage after performing at a tea party rally, a white woman in a wheelchair saw me approaching. She yelled, “Oh my gosh, it's Lloyd Marcus! May I have a picture with you?” I leaned over, gave the woman a hug and her daughter snapped a picture. Donald, our product manager said the woman's daughter told him that her mother is terminally ill. Her mom said all she wanted to do was meet Lloyd Marcus before she died. Folks, I can not begin to tell you...
  • Suspicious airplane passenger questioned in Mich.

    01/15/2010 7:38:14 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 1,156+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/15/10 | John Flesher - ap
    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – Police questioned a passenger on a small commercial plane that flew from Chicago to a northern Michigan resort town on Friday after the crew reported he was acting suspiciously. Crew members aboard United Airlines Flight 6036 said the 28-year-old California man had taken "an article" into the bathroom and left without it, said Traverse City Police Capt. Steve Morgan. The crew found that a panel inside the bathroom had been tampered with, he said. They requested law enforcement assistance while approaching Cherry Capital Airport, Morgan said. A government official said earlier the passenger had made a...
  • Origins of underwater stones a mystery

    02/09/2009 11:42:11 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 23 replies · 1,521+ views
    United Press International ^ | Monday, February 9, 2009 | unattributed
    An archaeologist says it remains a mystery how a circle of stones initially arrived at the floor of Michigan's Grand Traverse Bay. Underwater archeologist Mark Holley said while he first discovered the underwater stones in 2007, no one has been able to prove whether the rocks were placed there by nature or by mankind, the Chicago Tribune reported Sunday. "The first thing I said when I came out of the water was, 'Oh no, I wish we wouldn't have found this,'" Holley said of his discovery. "This is going to invite so much controversy that this is where we're going...
  • Westwood One Launches 'The Monica Crowley Show' (debuts Sat April 1st at Noon ET)

    03/28/2006 4:58:35 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 12 replies · 2,886+ views
    Westwood One Press Release ^ | Monday March 20th, 2006 | Peter Sessa
    WESTWOOD ONE LAUNCHES THE MONICA CROWLEY SHOW --New Program to Air Saturdays, Noon - 3 p.m. ET-- Beginning Saturday, April 1, 2006 New York, NY Monday, Mar 20, 2006 - Westwood One (NYSE: WON) is proud to announce the national launch of The Monica Crowley Show, the three-hour talk program hosted by author and news personality Monica Crowley. The show begins Saturday, April 1, 2006, and will air from noon to 3 p.m. ET. The Monica Crowley Show will debut on major market stations across the country including: WABC-AM New York, WTKK-FM Boston and WTNT-AM Washington DC. The show will...
  • Hungry Mich. Wolves Turning on Each Other

    03/11/2006 11:00:51 AM PST · by george76 · 146 replies · 2,202+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 11 | JOHN FLESHER
    Gnawing leisurely on the remains of a moose carcass, the wolf pack's alpha male seemed unaware that mortal danger was coming ever closer. Suddenly the eight-member rival pack burst into view. The alpha scrambled to his feet, but too late. Howling and barking, the enemy chased him down and mercilessly attacked, killing the hapless victim within a couple of minutes. It's not unusual for the gray wolves on Isle Royale National Park to target each other, said John Vucetich, a Michigan Tech University wildlife biologist who witnessed the carnage from an airplane in January. But the rival pack's brazen invasion...
  • Mainstream Against Extremist

    07/28/2005 12:01:03 AM PDT · by GoldwaterBooster · 290+ views
    Traverse City Record Eagle ^ | July 26, 2005 | Tom Carr
    TRAVERSE CITY - Few area residents had ever heard of the Texas-based American Film Renaissance or Cheryl Felicia Rhoads before founder Genie Aldrich announced the Traverse Bay Freedom FilmFest that opens Friday. Aldrich calls her FilmFest a conservative alternative to the larger Traverse City Film Festival, which opens Wednesday. That festival is the baby of Michael Moore - an Oscar-winning liberal filmmaker whose name is decidedly well known nationally, inspiring both admiration and acrimony. Aldrich spearheaded what early announcements dubbed a "counter festival ... in response to Michael Moore" after appearing at a June 6 Traverse City Commission meeting.
  • Local Heroes182nd Transportation Company Parade Grand Marshals June 9

    07/08/2005 9:11:51 AM PDT · by InformedMomOf6 · 2 replies · 182+ views
    klastv.com ^ | May 18, 2005 | DTE Energy
    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- DTE Energy today announced that members of the United States Army's 182nd Transportation Company home from duty in Iraq will serve as the Grand Marshals of the DTE Energy Cherry Royale Parade July 9. The parade is one of the highlights of the National Cherry Festival held here annually. As grand marshals, the Traverse City-based unit will represent all U.S. military men and women serving in Iraq. The 182nd Transportation Company is comprised of soldiers from Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. Their responsibilities in Iraq include driving the fuel trucks that often...
  • Ticket ripped because of sticker

    08/18/2004 9:37:16 PM PDT · by Lexinom · 59 replies · 1,964+ views
    Record-Eagle ^ | 17 August 2004 | Ian C. Storey
    Ticket ripped because of sticker Teacher, 55, wanted to see a president BY IAN C. STOREY Record-Eagle staff writer TRAVERSE CITY - Kathryn Mead wanted to see her first sitting president when George W. Bush visited the city.       Instead, Bush campaign staffers tore up the 55-year-old social studies teacher's ticket and refused her admission because she sported a small sticker on her blouse that touted the Democratic ticket of John Kerry and John Edwards.       "I had my ticket and photo identification, but they would not let me in because of this sticker," said...
  • Rousing rally for Bush in Traverse City (Mich. & poll included)

    08/17/2004 3:14:14 PM PDT · by demlosers · 22 replies · 1,069+ views
    Petoskey News Review ^ | August 17, 2004 | FRED GRAY
    BY FRED GRAY NEWS-REVIEW STAFF WRITER TRAVERSE CITY - "Boy, I'm glad to be here," George Bush told 12,000 enthusiastic supporters at Traverse City's open air civic center arena on Monday after prolonged chants of "four more years, four more years" had subsided, if only momentarily. "It's a beautiful part of our country. Good to be here in Cherry Country. And it really looks like Bush-Cheney country, too," he said with a broad grin. Deeply tanned and wearing a blue open-collar shirt, Bush's visit was the first to Traverse City by a sitting president since Gerald Ford paid a weekend...
  • A DAY IN THE LIFE OF PRESIDENT BUSH (PHOTOS) 8.16.2004

    08/16/2004 4:13:22 PM PDT · by TruthNtegrity · 551 replies · 6,229+ views
    Yahoo,Whitehouse.gov | 8.16.2004 | TruthNtegrity
    The President spoke at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Convention at the Dr. Albert B. Sabin Cincinnati Cinergy Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. While in Ohio, he visited the museum to the Underground Highway. The President flew to Michigan where he appeared at a campaign rally in Traverse City, Michigan. The crowd here was wildly supportive of the President, yelling out positive statements throughout his speech. (clip shown at end of Brit Hume's news hour.)
  • President strays from beaten path with Traverse City campaign stop

    08/16/2004 5:23:37 AM PDT · by wmichgrad · 18 replies · 739+ views
    MLive.com ^ | August 16, 2004 | JOHN FLESHER
    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — President Bush is detouring again from the well-traveled campaign trail of southern Michigan to seek votes in a small town up north. Bush was to speak Monday afternoon in Traverse City, which last drew a presidential visit in 1975, when Gerald Ford rode in the National Cherry Festival parade. The outdoor rally at the Grand Traverse County Civic Center comes barely a month after Bush campaigned in the Upper Peninsula city of Marquette, where no sitting president had appeared since William Howard Taft nearly a century earlier. "Every single vote counts and we're going to...
  • Bay resorts have to watch grass grow: Limit on clearing beaches promises slow tourist season

    05/29/2004 3:49:43 PM PDT · by FourPeas · 9 replies · 171+ views
    The Grand Rapids Press ^ | Saturday, May 29, 2004 | Ed White
    TRAVERSE CITY -- Ralph Bergsma pulled out a postcard from years ago, an aerial picture of his sandy shoreline along Grand Traverse Bay. Not a blade of grass in sight. "They used to call it the 'Miracle Mile'," said Bergsma, the owner of the Waterfront Inn on U.S. 31. Fast-forward to 2004: He said hotel guests use a bridge to walk over beach vegetation to play in the bay. Years of low water levels on the Great Lakes have allowed weeds and other plants to emerge on the resort's 800 feet of shore. With the summer season knocking again, the...
  • 101st Soldiers, Michigan town facilitate pen-pal program

    01/02/2004 7:07:00 AM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 13 replies · 283+ views
    CJTF 7 ^ | Jan. 1, 2004
    CJTF-7 Public AffairsBAGHDAD, IraqRelease #040101a  101st Soldiers, Michigan town facilitate pen-pal program MOSUL, Iraq – Traverse City, Mich., has taken an interest in the Qayyarah-Nineveh region of Iraq. Since early September, three 3rd and 4th grade classes have started a correspondence with 4th grade Iraqi children in the village of Tulul Nasir. This pen-pal program sparked the interest of residents in Traverse City, who responded with boxes of art supplies and t-shirts for the children and mail and food for the soldiers. The pen-pal project includes seventy-one 4th grade children in Tulul Nasir and seventy-one 3rd and 4th grade children...
  • Pro-lifers barred from parade 'Issues' deemed not appropriate for community event

    06/22/2003 11:53:58 AM PDT · by Coleus · 10 replies · 164+ views
    Pro-lifers barred from parade 'Issues' deemed not appropriate for community event After seven years of participation, pro-life students were barred from a community parade in Michigan because "issues" were considered inappropriate for such an event. The group didn't fit the theme of "cherries, children and fun," insisted a committee of volunteers who reviewed applications for the National Cherry Festival's Junior Royale Parade in Traverse City, the local Record-Eagle said. That came as a surprise to Andrea Becker of Students for Life. "I was disgusted really," she said, according to the daily. "We purposefully try to not put the word 'abortion'...
  • LAST MINUTE POSTHUMUS RALLIES ACROSS MICHIGAN - ALL NOV 4 (Tomorrow)

    11/03/2002 6:35:59 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 37 replies · 422+ views
    Posthumus Campaign | 11-4-02
    We need a big turnout here. TRAVERSE CITY Cherry Capitol Airport General Aviation Terminal 1330 Airport Access Road 7:30 AM ALPENA Alpena County Regional Airport Lobby 1617 Airport Rd 8:45AM SAGINAW MBS International Airport Mid-Michigan Air Center 8370 Garfield Rd Freeland, MI 10:30 AM LANSING Capitol Building Michigan and Capitol Ave 12:15PM BATTLE CREEK Duncan Aviation 15745 South Airport Rd Battle Creek 1:30 BENTON HARBOR Southwest MI Regional Air Lobby 1123 Territorial Rd 3:00 GRAND RAPIDS Gerald R Ford International Airport Northern Air East Hanger 5500 44th Street SE 4:45 MACOMB Wolverine Golf Clubhouse 17201 25 Mile Road Macomb 7:30