August 13, 1989 |
Vanilla beaches of fine-grain sand. Seagulls swooping overhead. Sailboats on the horizon. Fluffy white clouds in an azure sky. Out to the east as far as you can see, unbroken horizons of blue, blue water. Door County. Call it the Midwest's revenge. For years, we Eastern snobs looked down our noses at the Great Lakes. What possible reason could there be to trade the mighty Atlantic for a vacation here? As far as we seaboarders knew, these were oversized puddles, rust-belt sewers that were boring at best and toxic at worst.
January 4, 1999 |
People in this city, who like to think of themselves as tougher than other big-city dwellers when it comes to the tests of a frigid winter, had taken to lamenting Chicago's lack of "a real winter" in recent years. Longtime Chicagoans had begun recalling the freezer-locker winters of the past - the frozen Chicago River and the ice shelf built by freezing waves along Lake Michigan - with the same nostalgia that fans of the hapless Bears now harbor for onetime coach "Iron" Mike Ditka.
October 1, 1990 |
PHILADELPHIA QUIZ TIME 1. Philadelphia was an important Colonial city. Name the present state of these other Colonial cities. a. Savannah ---------- e. Baltimore ----------- b. Charleston --------- f. Schenectady ---------- c. Norfolk ----------- g. New Haven ---------- d. New Castle ---------- h. Plymouth ----------- 2. Erie, Pennsylvania, is a port city on the Great Lakes. Name the state and lake for each of the following lakeports. STATE LAKE a. Rochester ----------- ------------ b. Toledo ----------- ------------ c. Bay City ----------- ------------ d. Duluth ----------- ------------ e. Milwaukee ----------- ------------ f. Michigan City ----------- ------------ g. Waukegan ----------- ------------ 3. The Susquehanna River flows through the entire depth of Pennsylvania from border (New York)
August 3, 1989 |
On Tuesday, Dr. William N. Kelley was vacationing at a Lake Michigan resort, soaking up sunshine and basking in the cool lake breezes. Yesterday, he arrived in Philadelphia and walked into the center of a lingering storm at the University of Pennsylvania's vast health-care complex. Ending months of speculation, Penn officials announced yesterday that they had hired Kelley, 50, an internist from the University of Michigan, as executive vice president of the troubled University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, effective Oct. 1. He will be responsible for the university's 701-bed hospital, medical school and physician-practice plan.
July 31, 1987
When future historians decide who took the lead in preparing America for the 21st century, they may well focus on the nation's governors. The chief executives of the 50 states increasingly are where the action is, while President Reagan and Congress, deadlocked, play to the cameras. Proof of that was abundant in the National Governors' Association's annual summer conference held the past several days in Traverse City, Mich. It is a measure of the well-justified cynicism of the times that many would assume such a gathering must be simply a glorified junket.
April 19, 1987 |
After shedding its old skin for some new finery, the Gazela is making ready to embark on one of its most ambitious journeys as Philadelphia's tall ship. In mid-May, the Portuguese-built barkentine will set sail down the Delaware River to begin a three-month trip that will take it to the Great Lakes via the St. Lawrence Seaway. The destination is Traverse City, Mich., where the Gazela will participate in the state of Michigan's sesquicentennial celebration. But along the way, the 104-year-old fishing vessel will show off at cities along the Atlantic seaboard and at Canadian ports such as Quebec and Montreal.
June 5, 2013
Tornado widest ever in the U.S. A tornado that swept through Oklahoma on Friday was the widest tornado in American history, the National Weather Service said Tuesday. The El Reno, Okla., tornado scraped out a damage path up to 2.6 miles wide and 16.2 miles long, a swath at points wider and longer than Manhattan. The storm broke the record held by a 2.5-mile-wide Hallam, Neb., twister in 2004. The human aftermath left by Friday's twister was painfully apparent, with at least 18 people killed in the latest massive tornado to carve through Oklahoma this spring.
January 25, 1987 |
Commemoratives honoring Michigan statehood and the Pan American Games and a special stamp promoting love will issued this week by the U.S. Postal Service. Each stamp has a denomination of 22 cents. The first commemorative of the 1987 stamp program will be issued tomorrow for the 150th anniversary of Michigan statehood. The design by Robert Wilbert, artist and professor at Wayne State University, depicts a white pine, the state tree, standing in dark silhouette at sunrise on Lake Huron.
August 10, 1988 |
So much has happened here that it is hard to decide where to begin my report from this quiet haven at the top of Lake Michigan. Skipping over the usual quota of births, deaths, marriages and scandals (which often occur here in combinations unique to small islands), ignoring the archeological discovery that may (or may not) soon shake the world like another Stonehenge, forgetting for the moment the dramatic technological breakthrough that has seen the hard benches on the Beaver Islander (the ferry that connects us to the mainland)