Randy Essex Detroit Free Press Published 11:59 AM EDT Mar 12, 2019 Everybody loves hot cars, but here's a hot story about a cold car. A family in Chadron, Nebraska, in the state's western Panhandle, decided to have some fun after a weekend snowfall of nearly a foot. According to the Omaha World-Herald, "Jason Blundell, a 43-year-old concrete plant manager, and his two teenage kids shoveled neighboring driveways into a massive mound and created a work of art. They spent five hours sculpting a clone of the 1967 Ford Mustang GTA that they store in their garage, then they posted a photo to Facebook." The family, which is experienced in snow sculpture, used a skid loader and concrete wood floats to move the snow, then used shovels, ice scrapers and a squirt bottle to sculpt the Mustang. The family even measured the real Mustang to be sure the proportions were right. Then, the World-Herald reported, Nebraska State Patrol Sgt. Mick Downing, who goes to the same church … [Read more...] about Ford Mustang made of snow gets a ‘ticket’ by Nebraska officer
NEW YORK (AP) — Some skeptics of #MeToo activism are hoping Brett Kavanaugh's angry, tearful denial of sexual assault allegations might help fuel a backlash against the year-old movement. But advocates for victimized women say it's now too powerful to be derailed. The mixed reactions followed Thursday's vehement assertion by Kavanaugh and his Republican allies that he was the victim of a "political hit job" by Democrats. They suggested that Kavanaugh's accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, was being exploited for partisan purposes. In a Philadelphia Inquirer column on Friday titled "Kavanaugh creates #MeToo moment for accused men," conservative writer Christine Flowers expressed empathy for the embattled federal judge, who is President Donald Trump's nominee to fill a Supreme Court vacancy. "Through those real tears, the rage came through like a laser and a sword," Flowers wrote. "And for a moment, I felt as if, finally, one man had found the courage to say my life matters." As for … [Read more...] about After Kavanaugh-Ford hearing, does MeToo face a backlash?
Phoebe Wall Howard Detroit Free Press Published 11:41 p.m. UTC May 28, 2018 After his ship landed on Omaha Beach at Normandy, sailor Paul Grambsch carefully lowered a tattered American flag to the deck. He rolled up the soiled fabric and tucked it into a sea bag that would be found more than 50 years later, upon his death. That flag saved by the Midwesterner is just one of many artifacts preserved on the World War II ship where it was first hoisted. Next weekend, people will journey to the west coast of Michigan to visit the USS LST 393, which delivered soldiers and tanks to the battle that led to the liberation of Europe and the defeat of Adolf Hitler. The ship, now a museum anchored in Muskegon, is hosting a D-Day commemoration June 1-2 that includes tours, a dance and military re-enactments. The nonprofit museum is what happens when a little town gets a big idea. The … [Read more...] about Ship that landed on D-Day, then hauled autos, now a museum in Muskegon
Here’s a list of Memorial Day events in the St. Paul area. Afton: 11:15 a.m. Monday at Evergreen Cemetery, 15730 S. Afton Blvd. Anoka: 10 a.m. Monday at Anoka Veterans Memorial, Forest Hill Cemetery, West Main Street and U.S. 10. Apple Valley: 11 a.m. Monday outside American Legion Post 1776, 14521 Granada Drive. Guest speaker Jay Horn, U.S. Army, who has served in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kosovo. POW ceremony by Civil Air Patrol, music by the Scott Highlands Middle School Band. Bayport: American Legion parade beginning at 8:30 a.m. Monday at Minnesota 95 and Central Avenue and proceeding north on Minnesota 95, west on Seventh Avenue, south on Fifth Street and west on Fifth Avenue to Hazelwood Cemetery. Parade Grand Marshals will be Joel Eder and Delmar Eder, who grew up in Lake Elmo and are active members of the Bayport American Legion. Joel served in the U.S. Marine Corps, and Delmar in the U.S. Air Force. At the cemetery, memorial ceremony featuring music and recitations and a … [Read more...] about St. Paul area Memorial Day events
Nebraska men’s golf coach Bill Spangler and men’s tennis coach Kerry McDermott will not return after their contracts expire this summer, Athletic Director Bill Moos announced in a press release Wednesday.“I would like to thank Coach Spangler and Coach McDermott for their dedicated years of outstanding service to the University of Nebraska, and wish them the best in their future endeavors,” Moos said in the release.A national search for their replacements will begin immediately. McDermott had an annual salary of $70,000 and Spangler made $65,000.McDermott was hired in 1982 and had the second-longest tenure of any coach in the athletic department. The men’s tennis team went 11-15 overall and 1-10 in the Big Ten last season.Men’s tennis last had an individual NCAA qualifier in 2002 and a doubles NCAA qualifier in 2012, though it was 1993 before that. It has one individual and one doubles conference champion since 2000. The program has also not … [Read more...] about Nebraska A.D. Bill Moos declines to renew contracts of men’s tennis, golf coaches