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September 29, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Congress is sending President Bush a bill that would extend for two years a federal program to clean up areas of pollution and contaminated sediment around the Great Lakes. The House voted 411-9 in favor of the measure approving $54 million a year over the next two years. The original five-year bill, passed in 2003, was to expire this year. The House had sought $150 million a year over five years for the cleanup operation but acceded to a lower level passed by the Senate. "While it is unfortunate that we could not pass the bill at the funding level approved by the House, I am excited that this cleanup program will continue without interruption," said the bill's sponsor, Rep. Vernon J. Ehlers (R-Mich.
April 16, 2014 | By Tiffany Hsu
In balmy Southern California this week, the polar vortex is putting a chill on Simon Baitler's Passover meals. On Monday night, 21 people dined at his Santa Monica house to celebrate the Jewish holiday. Another 10 were scheduled to be there Tuesday evening. To feed them all, Baitler had to get creative because a winter of historically frigid proportions has caused a shortage of whitefish, a key ingredient in the Seder feast's traditional gefilte fish. Most of the country gets its whitefish from the Great Lakes, which this winter were so thickly caked in ice that they are just now starting to thaw.
January 13, 2003 | Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune
They came from New York and Los Angeles and the South Side of Chicago, and though they may not have intended it, they were on the front lines of desegregating America -- years before anyone had heard of Rosa Parks or Martin Luther King Jr. Moreover, they helped pry open a predominantly white institution -- the United States Navy -- simply by playing their horns and drums and bass fiddles.
March 9, 2014 | By John M. Glionna
CORNUCOPIA, Wis. - On some days, Kevin Hunt stands at his Star North gas station in this eye-blink of a town on mighty Lake Superior, marveling at Mother Nature and his own dumb luck. Everywhere he looks: ice and people. Months ago, many warned him not to invest in a place where fair-weather tourists flee in the fall and the big lake's waters turn cold and storm-tossed, forcing the 100 or so hardy full-time residents of Cornucopia to hibernate for the winter. He'd be out of business by March, they said.
January 22, 2012 | By Karin Winegar, Special to the Los Angeles Times
At dawn on the dock, a few sailors kiss spouses and dogs goodbye. Then we muster on the quarterdeck: 17 crew (nine volunteers and eight professional sailors) ranging from a 19-year-old South Carolina college student to a 76-year-old Michigan farmer. I have cruised the South Pacific, the Atlantic and the Mediterranean on the most luxurious ships afloat and have been crew on sailing and racing sailboats for decades in inland lakes, the Great Lakes and the Caribbean. As a volunteer on a tall ship, however, I knew I'd have a rare chance to learn classic skills and be part of a genuine adventure.
March 30, 2003
Hurray for Susan Spano ("A Shipshape Way to See Lake Michigan," Feb. 23) for finding American Canadian Caribbean Line, which we treasure. In 10 years, my husband and I have done eight ACCL cruises -- up and down the Intracoastal Waterway, the Panama Canel to Belize, to Chicago via the Erie Canal and Great Lakes. This year we plan two more. We keep in contact with many passengers we've met. It's great for the over-60 crowd. Jeanne B. Jones Palos Verdes Estates Send letters to Travel, L.A. Times, 202 W. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA 90012; fax (213)
December 22, 2009 | By Joel Hood and James Janega
The fight to keep invasive Asian carp out of the Great Lakes reached the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, as Michigan's attorney general filed a lawsuit seeking closure of two shipping locks near Chicago. Claiming Illinois officials have been lax, Michigan Atty. Gen. Mike Cox asked justices for immediate action to seal off the most direct route for fish entering Lake Michigan, in hopes of protecting the region's $7-billion fishing industry. "We don't want to have to look back years later . . . and say, 'What was the matter with us?
July 15, 1985
The San Francisco-based company said that its repeated efforts to enter negotiations relating to the acquisition of Great Lakes by Itel have been rebuffed by Great Lakes, including the refusal of Great Lakes to schedule a meeting with representatives of Itel at which Itel was prepared to make an all cash offer to acquire a 100% interest in Great Lakes. Itel said it won't proceed with its offer to acquire Great Lakes at this time.
February 14, 2001 | Bloomberg News
Tennenbaum & Co., a money manager with a 9.9% stake in Great Lakes Aviation Ltd., offered to buy the rest of the regional commuter airline for $4 a share in "cash and securities." The Los Angeles-based asset manager made the bid in a letter to Great Lakes, disclosed in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The investor group holds 858,400 shares, valuing its bid for the remaining 7.8 million outstanding at about $31.2 million. Shares rose 75 cents to close at $2.
December 3, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Much of the Midwest and Great Lakes region received an early jolt of wintry weather today, as snowfalls of up to 10 inches closed schools, toppled power lines and snarled travel. A blizzard warning was posted in parts of Wisconsin. In hard-hit Iowa, Iowa State and Drake universities were among scores of schools and businesses that closed their doors or delayed opening today as high winds and heavy snows brought much of Iowa to a standstill.
February 13, 2014 | Ricardo Lopez
California is lining up to become the largest state to ban the sale of cosmetic products, such as facial scrubs, containing tiny plastic beads that find their way into waterways and the ocean. Assemblyman Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) plans to introduce a bill Thursday that would ban the sale of products containing the microbeads, which are too small to be removed by water treatment processes after they drain out of sinks and showers. A New York legislator introduced a similar measure Tuesday after scientists found high concentrations of the tiny exfoliating beads in the state's lakes and other waters.
December 22, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
All six of the Dodgers' domestically based minor league affiliates will have new managers next season. The makeover was the byproduct of two significant moves: triple-A manager Lorenzo Bundy was promoted to major league third base coach, and double-A manager Jody Reed joined the New York Yankees as a field coordinator. Here's a list of the Dodgers' managerial assignments: Triple-A Albuquerque: Damon Berryhill Double-A Chattanooga: Razor Shines Class A Rancho Cucamonga: P.J. Forbes Class A Great Lakes: Bill Haselman Rookie Ogden: Lee Tinsley Rookie Arizona: John Shoemaker Of the six managers, Haselman and Tinsley are newcomers to the organization.
October 28, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
Shortstop Corey Seager and right-hander Yimi Garcia will represent the Dodgers at the Arizona Fall League's showcase event Saturday. The AFL's Fall Stars game will be televised live by MLB Network at 5 p.m. PDT. The game will be played at Surprise Stadium, the spring-training home of the Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers. Seager, 19, is the youngest player in the AFL, a finishing school for baseball's top prospects. In 10 games with the Glendale Desert Dogs, he is hitting .162.
September 8, 2013 | McClatchy Newspapers
Baseball historians know him as a businessman who helped bring Major League ball back to Milwaukee, but Edmund B. Fitzgerald is better known for his family connection to one of America's most famous shipwrecks. All 29 sailors on the freighter Edmund Fitzgerald drowned in Lake Superior on Nov. 10, 1975. The next year, they were memorialized in Gordon Lightfoot's haunting ballad, "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald. " The reasons for the wreck are still uncertain, but its legacy followed Fitzgerald throughout his life.
July 30, 2013 | By David Lauter
WASHINGTON - Nationwide public opinion on abortion has remained largely unchanged for the last two decades, but that overall steadiness masks a widened gap between conservative and liberal parts of the country, new polling data indicate. Opposition to legal abortion has significantly increased since the mid-1990s in the most antiabortion part of the country, the south-central swath of states that stretches from Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky west to Texas and Oklahoma, according to new data released by the Pew Research Center.
June 7, 2013 | By Mike Hiserman
The Dodgers took Jacksonville right-hander Chris Anderson with their first pick Thursday in Major League Baseball's annual amateur draft, which might leave fans wondering how the team's most recent top picks are faring. So here you go: As they did today, last season the Dodgers had the 18th overall pick, and used it to select Corey Seager, a North Carolina high school shortstop. Seager is playing for the club's Class-A affiliate at Great Lakes in the Midwest League, and he is batting .256.
January 28, 1996 | From Associated Press
A fast-moving storm socked the Great Lakes with up to 2 feet of snow and powerful wind Saturday, forcing even snowplows off roads. "It's terrible up here, a total whiteout," said Craig Tasson, assistant manager of Jim's Union 76 Service in Ishpeming, Mich. "They took all the plows off the roads and told everybody to stay home."
August 19, 1990 | From United Press International
Heavy thunderstorms rumbled through the Great Lakes states Saturday, causing flooding and threatening dams in Wisconsin, and bringing other flooding to Illinois and Indiana, the National Weather Service reported. Tomah, Wis., was deluged by more than eight inches of rain in a two-hour period early Saturday. The downpour raised waters of Lake Tomah and the Lemonweir River, straining two dams and sending floodwaters up to three feet deep through some areas of the town of 7,200.
June 7, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez and Steve Dilbeck
Your browser does not support iframes. When a group of Dodgers scouts traveled to Mexico last spring, Yasiel Puig wasn't the only top prospect they signed. In fact, he wasn't the first. Days before they signed Puig, the Dodgers reached an agreement with Mexican left-hander Julio Urias . Urias, 16, is now pitching for the Dodgers' Class-A affiliate based in Great Lakes, Mich., becoming the Midwest League's youngest player in more than two decades. Urias earned his first professional victory Thursday night, as he held West Michigan to one hit over five scoreless innings.
August 5, 2012 | By Jen Leo
Wait! Don't get sick from swimming. See if the water is clean before you dive in. Name: Swim Guide Available for: iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Android What it does : The app helps you find clean water at beaches, lakes and rivers in California, the Great Lakes, the East and the South, as well as in British Columbia, Canada. Includes descriptions, photos and color-coded safety warnings. Cost: Free What's hot: The corresponding website didn't work for me, but the app was terrific.
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