January 15, 1998 |
Under cover of morning darkness, the Merrie Men of Downtown rumbled through the city, loaded for deer. A pickup and a van passed the baseball stadium and the high-rise business district to converge, as planned, on Weebetook Lane. The drivers parked on a block of stately dwellings. They drew camouflage outfits over their jeans and reached for their crossbows and quivers. They waved to a passing dog-walker.
February 2, 1996 |
President Clinton's biggest liability in the Midwest in the November general election may not be the economy or his foreign policy but his wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, according to poll results released here Thursday--two days before a scheduled visit by the first lady. Negative publicity surrounding Mrs. Clinton has run high of late with renewed allegations of impropriety over her role in the White House travel office firings and the Whitewater land deal.
April 13, 2006 |
Two infected airline passengers may have helped spread the state's mumps epidemic to six neighboring states, health officials said in Des Moines. The Iowa health department identified two people who were potentially infectious when they were traveling in late March and early April. The mumps epidemic is the nation's first in 20 years. Health officials say 515 suspected cases have been reported in Iowa.
April 24, 2005 |
More than a month after spring's official start, Old Man Winter is revisiting the Midwest. Snow began falling in parts of the region, with as much as 1 foot expected in eastern Michigan and northern Ohio by tonight, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures well below normal are expected with a freeze warning posted for a wide area.
December 24, 2002 |
A storm dumped snow across the southern Plains, making a mess of roads and muddling air travel. At least four traffic deaths were blamed on the ice and snow. The National Weather Service posted storm warnings for the Texas Panhandle and parts of Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, Arkansas, Missouri and Illinois. Two people were killed in weather-related traffic accidents in Oklahoma, and two others died in Kansas. Snow caused delays Monday at airports in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Okla.
February 4, 2007 |
Bitterly cold winter weather gripped the Midwest, and whiteout conditions were blamed for major traffic pileups in Michigan and Ohio. Blizzard warnings were in effect for parts of Michigan, and temperatures reached 17 below zero in the Upper Peninsula. Winds of 40 mph threatened to drive wind chill readings to as low as 30 degrees below zero.