May 28, 2013 |
The quarterback who led Grand Valley State to three Division II national titles has gone missing after possibly having "some kind of mental episode," a law enforcement official said Tuesday. Cullen Finnerty, 30, may have run into the woods while on a fishing trip near Baldwin, Mich., about 65 miles north of Grand Rapids. According to Lake County Sheriff Robert Hilts, Finnerty's family told investigators that the former football star “was nervous about something and it was suspected that he might be having some kind of a mental episode.” Finnerty, who was briefly a member of the Baltimore Ravens, was reported missing Sunday night.
April 27, 2013 |
After months of drought, many areas of the Midwest on Saturday continued to fight off flooding from rising rivers that are not expected to crest for several more days. National Weather Service forecasters expect flooding to continue throughout the week along the Des Plaines, Fox, Illinois and other rivers and their tributaries in Illinois. U.S. Geological Survey monitors in the area have recorded record floods. Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has declared 48 counties in his state disaster areas.
April 9, 2013 |
"Smokefall" appears to be Noah Haidle's version of "Our Town. " Nearly every American playwright has one, but most keep them hidden in desk drawers. This addition to the Thornton Wilder 2.0 collection, however, has been honored with an attentive production, directed by Anne Kauffman at South Coast Repertory (in a shared world premiere with Chicago's Goodman Theatre). Those with a penchant for homespun elegy playfully whipped up may enjoy "Smokefall," but the work is really a collection of derivative themes in search of a fleshed-out drama.
February 4, 2013 |
Southwest Airlines said Monday it will double points on all U.S. travel for members of its frequent flier program for flights booked before May 15. The Dallas-based carrier made the announcement on its website and also revealed that Grand Rapids, Mich., will be the next AirTran Airways city to be converted to Southwest service. Travelers who want to cash in on the double Rapid Rewards points deal can find it here . “Members will receive 12 points (instead of six)
July 11, 2011 |
First Lady Michelle Obama will travel to California to attend a funeral service on Tuesday for former First Lady Betty Ford, the White House has announced. Ford, born Elizabeth Anne Bloomer in Chicago on April 8, 1918, was the wife of Republican President Gerald R. Ford, who served from 1974-1977. She died Friday at age 93 in a hospital in Rancho Mirage, Calif. President Ford died in 2006. Michelle Obama will travel to Palm Desert, Calif., for Mrs. Ford’s funeral, the White House said.
October 10, 2009 |
A surfing enthusiast whose entry in a new art competition expresses his love of the sea won the $250,000 top prize. After beating nine other finalists Thursday to win the ArtPrize event in Grand Rapids, Mich., Ran Ortner of Brooklyn, N.Y., said that for the first time in his adult life, he will be able to worry less about paying his rent and concentrate more on creating his art. The public selected the finalists and winners "American Idol"-style from among 1,262 works displayed throughout downtown Grand Rapids.