LOCAL NEWS for THU 18OCT18
On Wednesday night at approximately 7:49, troopers from the Michigan State
Police West Branch Post were dispatched to a traffic crash involving a
Chrysler Pacifica and farm combine. The crash occurred approximately an
eighth of a mile west of Lorenz Road in Tawas Township. The driver of the
passenger car, 30 year old Allison Mitchell of National City was
pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the combine, a 44 year old
Tawas City man was not injured. The investigation indicated the combine
was traveling west on M-55 when the operator observed in his rearview
mirror a passenger vehicle that was rapidly approaching from behind. The
approaching vehicle collided into the rear of the combine. The preliminary
investigation revealed that Mitchell may have been texting while driving.
No signs of braking were observed at the scene and seatbelts were not
used. Drugs or alcohol do not appear to be factors and the crash remains
under investigation. Assisting the State Police were the Iosco County
Sheriff's Office, Tawas Police Authority, Tawas City Fire Department and
Iosco County EMS.
large bird kill-off north of Oscoda may be attributed to weather.
Hundreds of migrating songbirds were found along the shores of
Lake Huron north of Oscoda. According to the Iosco County News Herald,
Peggy Ridgeway of the AuSable Valley Audubon said the birds were found
from Greenbush to just north of the U.S. 23/F-41 intersection. Ridgeway
said speculation is the birds were out over the water migrating at night
when the massive cold front came in last week. The birds were possibly
struck by lightning, hit a large storm updraft or were taken down by
hailstones. Ridgeway said the birds were mainly warblers, juncos,
woodpeckers and other migrating songbirds.
City of Caseville joined the effort to address boating navigation problems
at the mouth of the Pigeon River. At its recent meeting, the
Caseville board approved a resolution to request the Army Corps of
Engineers begin a feasibility study. According to the Huron Daily Tribune
the study would be the waters along the breakwall at Pointe Park. At the
request of the Huron Yacht Club, the city and Caseville Township have been
asked to support the process. When winds blow in directly from the west,
it makes things difficult to get out to the lake, boats are banging up
against the walls and water gets up onto the seawall and makes things
slippery. An Army Corps of Engineers feasibility study would be the next
step, which could take a considerable amount of time.
off of momentum and initial investments by the Bay Area Community
Foundation and Saginaw Bay Watershed Initiative Network, Huron Pines has
been awarded an additional
from the EPA
$19,981 from The Coastal Management Program
in the Michigan Office of the Great Lakes to support coastal
stormwater management. Huron Pines will continue to work with community
leaders along the coast to address environmental and public health
concerns caused by polluted storm water runoff. The funding will help
Huron Pines collaborate with schools, local governments and residents in
the communities of Au Gres, Tawas, East Tawas and Rogers City, to conduct
storm water assessments to make the best recommendations for keeping
pollution from reaching nearby waterways and entering Lake Huron.
Boys Soccer Districts:
Bad Axe 4 Elkton Pigeon
Bayport Laker 0
Whittemore Prescott vs Roscommon 4pm
Tawas Area vs Gladwin 4:30PM
Ogemaw Heights vs Pinconning 4:30pm
Unionville Sebewaing vs Frankenmuth 4:30pm
Alcona vs Fairview 7pm
LOCAL NEWS for WED 17OCT18
man was injured when he crashed into a vehicle that was pulled over after
another driver hit a deer Monday in Sanilac County. According to M-Live,
Sanilac Central Dispatch got a 911 call about 6:35am Monday for a
two-vehicle crash on Old 51 near Roach Road. The Sanilac County Sheriff's
Office reports A 36-year-old Applegate man was driving a Dodge pickup
truck when he hit a deer, pulled off to the side of Old 51 and turned his
hazard lights on. He was outside his vehicle on the east shoulder of the
road checking the deer when a southbound Honda CRV ran into the back of
the pickup. The 77-year-old Croswell man driving the Honda was treated and
taken to McLaren-Port Huron. His condition was not released by police.
Investigators said the other driver was not injured. The crash remains
trial for a Mio man accused of armed robbery has been scheduled.
Benjamin Barron Junior, 36, of Mio is facing a felony armed robbery charge
and misdemeanor charge of brandishing a weapon in public. According to the
Oscoda County Herald, Barron is charged with allegedly barricading himself
inside Mio Pioneer Pharmacy causing a standoff with police on May 1st.
Barron's trial is set to begin on January 22nd after a scheduled status
conference on December 3rd. Because Barron is a four time habitual
offender, he could face an enhanced sentence of up to life in prison.
on the U.S. 23 construction project continues. Traffic will continue to
run on the southbound lane as work continues on the northbound lane. The
sidewalk bike path along the northbound lane is still closed as
construction continues north. Intermittent lane closures will continue
north of Aulerich Road, allowing efficient delivery of materials. Most of
the concrete curb and gutter construction south of Aulerich Road was
completed last week. Many driveway approaches south of Aulerich road were
paved, base course paving north of Aulerich Road continues this week.
Sub-base enhancement continues which will provide better resistance to
winter frost and thaw conditions by allowing proper water drainage. For
more information contact MDOT’s Alpena Transportation Service Center at
West Branch Rose City School District saw an increase in students during
the recent count day. The Student count day was held on October 3rd.
According to the Ogemaw County Herald, West Branch Rose City School
Superintendent, Phil Mikulski said there were 2053 students present for
the count day. Mikulski said that is 41 more than the district budgeted
for. He also said the number is down from last year's count of 2095
students, but that number included some additional students from other
districts who received partial instruction at West Branch Rose City
schools. The Fall student count is used for ninety percent of the
district's funding from the state.
LOCAL NEWS for TUE 16OCT18
a 15-year hiatus, largemouth bass virus has re-emerged. The virus has been
confirmed as a factor in a fish kill in Cedar Lake in Alcona and Iosco
counties, with additional lakes in the area being examined. Its origin and
how it is spread are unknown, but anglers are considered a likely path for
transmitting the virus through the movement of live, infected fish from
one water to another, or by using contaminated and uncleaned gear or boats
in uninfected waters. The virus is not known to infect humans, and
infected fish are safe to eat as long as the fish is thoroughly cooked.
Largemouth Bass Virus cannot be eradicated from lakes, nor can infected
fish be treated. The best way to halt the virus is by anglers and boaters
properly cleaning their equipment and doing their part to prevent the
spread. For more information visit the story on our
DNR News page.
Oscoda Township Board of Trustees has made a hire for planning services.
Trustees approved hiring Place and Main Advisors LLC to provide
contracted facilitation services. According to the Oscoda Press, Place and
Main will be providing services related to strategic planning for Oscoda
Township. The hire was made after reviewing the township's master plan
which did not include who would carry out the stated goals and by when.
Superintendent Dave Schaeffer said that there are also no goals and
objectives in the master plan to meet certification requirements for
Oscoda to become a Redevelopment Ready Community. Membership in the RRC
could open up grant opportunities for the township. The Board of Trustees
will most likely meet with Place and Main later this month and hope to
have a plan in place by the end of the year.
Huron County Board of Commissioners continued their discussion on wind
turbine noise complaints. At their meeting the board opted not to
hire ABD Engineering and Design to help investigate wind turbine noise
complaints. According to the Huron Daily Tribune, the board did vote to
expand its contract with the Clark Hill Law Firm to include a review of
the county's wind turbine complaint process. Commissioner John Nugent said
developers should do year-long sound studies to get a true picture of the
noise a turbine causes in all conditions. Three noise complaints are
currently before the county and Building and Zoning Director Jeff smith
said data is needed from all three property owners in order to evaluate
LOCAL NEWS for MON 15OCT18
Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency has consolidated in Oscoda
County. The Service Agency has consolidated to a single location
after the organization chose to move to a new building. According to the
Oscoda County Herald, Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency Family
Services Coordinator, Penny Irelan, said three of the organization's
services were spread out across the county. She said Early Head Start,
Preschool and Head Start found it difficult to collaborate being at
different locations in the county. Irelan said the new building, at 429
Pearl Street in Mio, will provide more work space, a full kitchen, a
closer location to town, better communication between the three branches
and lease payments condensed from three to one saving the organization
almost fifty percent.
Michigan Department of Natural Resources honored conservation officers who
responded to incidents around the state last Thursday in Lansing. Among
the officers recognized was Jeff Panich of Lincoln. Panich was honored for
rescuing two people in July who fell off their personal watercraft in
Tawas Bay without their safety lanyard and were unable to reach the
watercraft, heading further into the lake. The man and woman were in the
water for approximately thirty minutes before Panich arrived to rescue
them. Panich received the DNR live saving medal for his actions.
Whittemore Prescott School District saw a decrease in students during the
Fall Student Count Day. The first of two student counts was held on
Wednesday, October 3rd. According to the Ogemaw County Herald, Whittemore
Prescott Area Schools saw a loss of 42 students. Superintendent Joe
Perrera said there were 750 students on count day, 356 at the high school
and 394 in the elementary school. Perrera said last year there were 792
students for the fall count and 793 for the Spring count. Perrera stated
that the district has budgeted for a loss of forty students for the past
four years because it seems to be the trend based on the district's data.
The funding for the district is based on the Fall and Spring student
counts with Fall determining ninety percent and Spring ten percent of
funding from the State.
Pines will hold a workshop dealing with the removal of Autumn Olive
Tuesday. Autumn Olive is pervasive throughout Alcona County and its
aggressive spread prohibits other desirable native plants from growing.
The workshop will include details on the proper Autumn Olive removal
options followed by a hands-on demonstration at the Hubbard Lake property
at 720 Holiday Inn Road beginning tomorrow at 9am. Huron Pines will
provide gloves and safety gear. To register or for more information visit
Huron Pines Dot Org.
LOCAL NEWS for FRI 12OCT18
The National Transportation Safety Board recently issued a preliminary
report on the plane crash in Wilbur Township last month. The
National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash along with
the Federal Aviation Administration. According to the Oscoda Press, the
crash occurred September 25th in Huron Manistee National Forest land and
was initially discovered by the Oscoda Township Police Department. The
remains of the pilot were found ad are believed to be a 33 year old
Orlando, Florida man. Michigan State Police Detective Sergeant John
Richards said that due to the condition of the victim, they are having a
difficult time getting a positive identification. The NTSB preliminary
report states that the airplane was destroyed by impact forces and a post
impact fire. Official confirmation of the pilot's name and details of the
crash will be included in future reports of the incident.
the continuing effort to provide clean, safe drinking water, mains in
Baldwin Township will be flushed beginning Monday, October 15th
through Friday, October 19th. Discolored water and lower water
pressure may be encountered during the process. For more information
contact the Baldwin Township Water Department.
LOCAL NEWS for THU 11OCT18
County Officials approved having another tire recycling event.
Oscoda County Commissioner Jack Kischnick
said last year's recycling event was very successful. According to the
Oscoda County Herald, Kischnick said multiple semi-trailers worth of tires
were taken out of the county. Kischinck suggested using money left over
from last year's event be
to support this year's event. The board voted unanimously to use the
leftover money to fund this year's event, which will cost approximately
$4,000 dollars. Kischnick said no date has been set but the tire recycling
will probably be held at last year's location, the Tri-Town Fire
County has joined a Brownfield Assessment Grant Coalition. The Iosco
County Board of Commissioners entered a coalition agreement with Ogemaw,
Crawford and Roscommon Counties. According to the Iosco county News
Herald, Brownfield sites are burdened by pollution or other environmental
issues that could hamper their redevelopment by private individuals.
Ronald Smedley, Brownfield Redevelopment Coordinator, told the board that
if a grant is awarded to the coalition, it could be as much as $400,000
dollars, which would be split between the four counties. He said the
funding could be used to do Brownfield assessments with the state doing
the administration at the sites. Brownfield Redevelopment Authorities work
to clean up the sites so there can be further redevelopment in communities
and create enhanced economic opportunities.
ballots for all jurisdictions across Michigan are now available for the
public to view at the
The Secretary of State website. Select your county, jurisdiction
and precinct to view your local ballot. See your ballot
STATE NEWS for THU 18OCT18
Halloween parties, football tailgaters and other events that can involve
alcohol, it can also involve people making bad decisions and getting
behind the wheel after one too many. Which is why police will deploy extra
road patrols beginning tonight through November 4th for the "Drive Sober
Or Get Pulled Over" campaign. Officers will be watching for impaired
drivers especially in areas with a higher fatal crash rate. October had
the third highest number of alcohol-related fatal crashes --- only behind
August and July--and is the fourth highest month for drug-related
fatalities on the road.
Many residents in rural areas of the UP will have access to high speed
internet as Microsoft and Packerland Broadband unveiled new technology. 9
and 10 News reports the goal is to have a few thousand people hooked up by
the end of next year. Governor Rick Snyder has said we need broadband in
every corner of Michigan to bring back our smaller communities.
unemployment rate fell by a tenth of a percentage point to 4.0 percent in
September. Figures released by the Michigan Department of Technology,
Management & Budget show Michigan's jobless rate was three-tenths of a
percentage point higher than the national rate of 3.7 percent last month.
The agency says total employment in Michigan rose slightly by one thousand
during the month while the number of unemployed fell by eight thousand.
There will be a new sheriff in Missaukee County in December.
Undersheriff Wil Yancer will become sheriff when current Sheriff Jim
Bosscher retires. Yancer will finish out a two year term and then he plans
to run for the job in 2020.
Detroit Free Press Chemical Bank Marathon is this Sunday and for the first
time ever, a couple will get married during the marathon. The Grand Rapids
couple, 33 - year-old Steven Phillips and 31-year-old Whitney Black are
both running the marathon and plan to get married halfway through. Black
says they're doing it to inspire others too....she's running after a car
accident several years ago and 20 surgeries and Phillips used to weigh
over 300 pounds and took up running and lost 130 pounds.
STATE NEWS for WED 17OCT18
marijuana sales starting in Canada, it has become the largest country with
a legal national pot marketplace. At least 111 legal pot shops are
expected to open across the nation of 37 million people today. Canadians
also can order marijuana products through websites run by provinces or
private retailers. Hours ahead of legalization taking effect, a Canadian
government official told The Associated Press that anyone convicted for
possessing up to 30 grams of weed will be pardoned.
Seven Michigan Technological University students in Houghton were left
homeless when their off-campus home caught fire Monday night. W-L-U-C says
they've been placed in Wadsworth Hall on campus for now. No one was hurt.
There's no word yet on what caused the fire. Michigan Tech vice president
for student affairs and advancement Les Cook, says they'll work as much as
they can to provide them as much support as they need to get them back on
An appeal for help after a northern Michigan home is destroyed by fire
Monday night on the Kalkaska-Orange Township border. 9 and 10 News reports
a woman in the home and a firefighter were taken to the hospital, while
two dogs were rescued. Homeowner Gayle Sieting says he ran to the store
and came home to find the house on fire. He says he doesn't have insurance
on the house and says friends and family are helping .
new state law expected to help snow plow contractors and commuters.
Governor Snyder signed the bill yesterday allowing commercial snowplow
drivers to keep their vehicles' amber flashing lights as they move between
parking lots. The governor saying it helps plow drivers err on the side of
caution. The flashing lights makes it easier for other drivers to see the
plows not only while pushing snow, but as they move from one job to
Police are looking for a man and two women involved with stealing a big
screen TV from a WalMart near Big Rapids. The Mecosta County Sheriff's
Office says the white man, about six foot two wearing a vest, took the 55
inch tv and a sound bar Tuesday and got into a green Jeep Liberty with two
females. They say the vehicle left the parking lot recklessly almost
hitting several vehicles. Anyone with information should call the
STATE NEWS for TUE 16OCT18
Cheboygan man has been charged with killing his wife Carol Jean Pierce in
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin in the mid-70's. 9 and 10 News reports police from
Wisconsin and northern Michigan have been searching the home of Richard
Pierce for her remains. Pierce is being held without bail in Cheboygan,
but police want to send him back to Wisconsin. Pierce is fighting
the attempt at extradition.
woman and a firefighter were taken to the hospital last night after a fire
on the border of Kalkaska and Orange Township in northern Michigan. Two
dogs were also reportedly rescued from the home. The cause of the fire is
under investigation. Fire at a home in Houghton in the U-P late last night
caused a lot of damage to the upper portion of the home. W-L-U-C reports
no one was injured and the cause is being investigated.
Lake Casino in southwest Michigan is doing away with plastic straws .
Casino spokesman Jeff Sorenson says both Gun Lake Casino and the Gun Lake
Tribe that owns the casino are dedicated to being good stewards to the
environment. Beginning in November, the casino will use straws that can be
northern Michigan woman has been arrested nearly a year after the death of
a woman in Alpena, Emily Seaton. 9 and 10 News reports Danielle Robillard
has been arrested and charged with dealing narcotics. State Police say she
had provided drugs to Seaton before her death.
STATE NEWS for MON 15OCT18
arrest has been made in Battle Creek in the murder of a 22-year-old man ,
Khari Davis, at Claude Evans Park. Police Davis showed up at Bronson
Battle Creek Hospital with a gunshot wound to the head and was soon
pronounced dead. An 18- year-old has been arrested in the shooting.
Michigan State Police continue to investigate after the remains of
eleven infants were found in the ceiling of what used to be a funeral home
in Detroit. Construction workers found the remains Friday evening inside
the former Cantrell Funeral Home while they were working on rehabbing
buildings. Police say eight bodies were found in a cardboard box while
three were found in a single small casket. State officials shut down the
funeral home last April after inspectors found decomposing remains and
today for Brian Koppe in northern Michigan in a double fatal accident last
July. He's accused of causing a chain reaction crash that killed
motorcyclist Kevin Copeland and his passenger, Erica McCurry. Koppe is
accused of slamming into an suv from behind, rolling it on its side when
Copeland crashed into the flipped SUV.
Michigan had a big win over Wisconsin Saturday, but 76 people were
ejected from Michigan Stadium in the process. U-of-M Police Deputy Chief
Melissa Overton says one person was arrested for assault and battery,
there were 10 ejected for alcohol in the stadium, and 16 for disorderly
conduct. A few were ejected for having a fake ID and 33 for possessing
someone else's ID.
dog teams hit the trails in Marquette County over the weekend for the UP
200 Dryland Dash. Racers competed for two thousand dollars in prizes that
was split among the top competitors.
STATE NEWS for FRI 12OCT18
construction workers in six different unions have reached a contract deal
that will keep them on the job for the next six years. The agreement
between MITA and the Michigan Laborers' District Council calls for a $9.50
an hour raise over the six years -- as well as more generous overtime. The
deal does NOT involve the road engineers, who were locked out in
September. They will negotiate with MITA after the road construction
season is done.
An Oakland County jury is expected to begin deliberations later
today in the case of a Rochester Hills man accused of shooting at a teen
who was asking for directions to school. Jeff Zeigler testified in his own
defense yesterday. He told jurors he wanted to fire a warning shot, but
his hand slipped on the gun and it fired before he could aim the gun
higher in the air. Jurors have already seen home security video, showing
14-year old Brennan Walker running away from the front door and Zeigler
firing a shot. Zeigler faces up to life in prison if convicted.
who may have been a victim of a Catholic priest in the Diocese of
Kalamazoo is asked to contact police. The Diocese of Lansing removed
Reverend Robert Gerl from priestly permissions last week because of
credible allegations of sexual assault involving an adult male decades
ago. He has worked as a school counselor in west Michigan between 2000 and
Police in the southwest city of Sturgis are looking for two suspects
who attacked and robbed a 70-year-old man Thursday morning. WOOD TV
reports it happened inside a business and the man has injuries to his face
and head. He was taken to the hospital. Police have surveillance photos of
the suspects and say they're confident they'll find them.
STATE NEWS for THU 11OCT18
More flooding has occurred in the Upper Peninsula on Wednesday, just a few
months after devastating flooding on Father's Day. W-L-U-C reports there
were flooding issues on M-26 in Hubbel and on US 41 in Chassel Wednesday.
The heavy rains also caused a road closure on M-203 north of Hancock
because of a dirt slide and downed power line. It was closed for about an
hour. Road work continues after the flooding in June.
Two women have been charged for lying about being sexually assaulted
on Mackinac Island. The women who were working on the island under student
visas from South Africa have been charged with filing a false police
report. Michigan State Police and Mackinac Island Police investigated
using undercover officers, a forensic artist and federal authorities.
Metro Detroit relief effort is asking people for help in the aftermath of
Hurricane Michael. The group "DRAW--or, "Disaster Relief At Work" is
accepting donations of cleaning supplies, tarps, heavy duty trash bags and
bug spray for residents in the hardest hit areas. supplies can be dropped
off at the Coffee Bucket in Waterford or donate on line at "draw buckets
dot org slash donate."
The Mesick Consolidated Schools in northern Michigan are trying to
pass a bond issue for the third time. They say it would cost owners of a
100-thousand dollar home just under 500 dollars a year. If approved in
November, it would allow elementary school students to move into a new
wing at the high school and include safety upgrades and more classroom
technology. Schools superintendent Scott Akom tells 9 and 10 News that the
kindergarten classrooms in the elementary building are starting to sink
with uneven floors.
northern Michigan woman will learn her fate today for stealing thousands
of dollars from her employer. Carolyn Switala was the office manager at
Maxbauer's Meat Market for two years when the owners saw that she was
falsifying gift card transactions, according to court documents. Switala
admitted to embezzlement of 20- thousand dollars or more.
OCTOBER 18th, 2018
Google's New Pixel 3 Smartphone Becomes
World's Largest Earthquake Drill
'Great ShakeOut' earthquake drills - the world's largest, with over 19
million people due to take part around the world. Official ShakeOut
Regions located across the U.S. - led by California - plus parts of
Canada, New Zealand, Japan, Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands,
Guam, and American Samoa.
World's Highest-Paid TV Actresses List Published
'Sports Memorabilia Auction', featuring Joe DiMaggio's World Series
Jersey, valued at $400,000 and the 1937 Heisman Memorial Trophy presented
to Yale University Halfback Clint Frank, also estimated at $400,000.
Paula Abdul Begins First Solo North American Tour in More Than
25 Years - Paula Abdul begins 'STRAIGHT UP PAULA!' tour, her
first solo North American headline tour in more than 25 years.
Alaska Day state holiday marking formal transfer of the territory from
Russia to the U.S. in 1867.
House of Representatives on Recess
OCTOBER 19th, 2018
New IPhone Available To Pre-Order
Apple's new iPhone XR available to pre-order, following launch last
month. They will be available in stores October 26th.
'Making a Murderer' Returns To Netflix for Second Season -
Season two of the documentary series telling the story of
Steven Avery and his co-defendant and nephew Brenda Dassey, their families
and the legal teams fighting for justice on their behalf. The new season
features 10 episodes, taking an in-depth look at the post-conviction
process, and exploring the emotional toll of the process.
11th Installment of 'Halloween' Movie Franchise Released In
Theaters - Picking up 40 years after the original film as a
direct sequel, the movie follows Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) and her
final encounter with Michael Myers.
Wizard of Oz' Ruby Slippers Return To the Smithsonian - Ruby
slippers from 'The Wizard of Oz' movie return to view at the Smithsonian's
National Museum of American History after a year of research and
conservation treatment following the museum's successful Kickstarter
campaign to #KeepThemRuby.
House of Representatives on Recess
OCTOBER 20th, 2018
Early Voting Begins in Nevada for the Midterm
President Trump Holds MAGA Rally in Elko, Nevada (11AM PT)
Former Vice President Biden Campaigns for Nevada Democrats
(Las Vegas, 8:30 AM PT)
Vice President Joe Biden will travel to Las Vegas on Saturday, October
20th, the first day of early voting, to headline a rally hosted by the
Nevada State Democratic Party, Latino Victory Fund, and Culinary Workers
Union Local 226.
Early Voting Begins in New Mexico for Midterm Elections
Afghanistan Parliamentary Elections-Earlier this
month the Taliban ordered its fighters to target security forces and
authorities who are helping organize the elections, describing the process
as 'completely bogus'. The group says the elections are being held 'for
the sole purpose of legitimizing those stooges who are authorized by the
7TH ANNIVERSARY OF MOAMMAR GADHAFI KILLED IN LIBYA
OCTOBER 21st, 2018
2018 COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTION
CEREMONY - Inducting Ricky Skaggs (Modern Era), Dottie West
(Veterans Era) and Johnny Gimble (Recording and/or Touring Musician).
MARK TWAIN PRIZE FOR AMERICAN HUMOR PRESENTED TO JULIA
LOUIS-DREYFUS (8PM ET)
21st annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor presented to 'Veep' and
'Seinfeld' actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
90th birthday of Whitey Ford, American former professional baseball
pitcher who spent his entire 16-year Major League Baseball career with the
New York Yankees. He is a 10-time MLB All-Star, six-time World Series
champion and was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974.
NFL hosts regular season game in London: Tennessee Titans @ Los Angeles
Chargers at Wembley Stadium (9:30AM ET).
OCTOBER 22nd, 2018
PRESIDENT TRUMP HOLDS MAGA RALLY IN HOUSTON
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA TO CAMPAIGN FOR NEVADA DEMOCRATS (LAS
VEGAS, 1PM PT)
President Barack Obama will travel to Las Vegas on Monday, October 22nd to
campaign for the Nevada Democratic ticket. At a rally hosted by the Nevada
State Democratic Party, President Obama will lay out the high stakes of
November's election for Nevada families and highlight Jacky Rosen for U.S.
Senate, Steve Sisolak for governor, and Democratic candidates up and down
DONALD TRUMP JR. AT RALLY FOR GOP INDIANA SENATORIAL CANDIDATE
MIKE BRAUN (4PM ET)
Indiana Republican Party Right Track Results Tour - a statewide tour
highlighting Indiana's Right Track Results team, ahead of the midterm
elections - continues with Trump Organization Executive Vice President
Donald Trump Jr. attending a rally for senatorial candidate Mike Braun.
Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb and Republican Congressional candidate Greg
Pence (brother of Vice President Mike Pence) also participate.
EARLY VOTING BEGINS IN ALASKA FOR THE MIDTERM ELECTIONS
EARLY VOTING BEGINS IN ARKANSAS FOR THE MIDTERM ELECTIONS
EARLY VOTING BEGINS IN COLORADO FOR THE MIDTERM ELECTIONS
EARLY VOTING BEGINS IN MASSACHUSETTS FOR THE MIDTERM ELECTIONS
EARLY VOTING BEGINS IN TEXAS FOR THE MIDTERM ELECTIONS
Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Edward R. Murrow Awards
Gala, honoring excellence in broadcast and digital journalism (6PM ET).
80th birthday of Christopher Lloyd, American actor best known for playing
Emmett 'Doc' Brown in the 'Back to the Future' trilogy, Uncle Fester in
'The Addams Family' movies, Judge Doom in 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit?', and
Jim Ignatowski on the TV comedy series 'Taxi'.
50th birthday of Shaggy, singer best known for his hit singles 'Oh
Carolina', 'Boombastic', 'It Wasn't Me' and 'Angel'
OCTOBER 23rd, 2018
THE FUTURE INVESTMENT INITIATIVE EVENT IN SAUDI
ARABIA - The Future Investment Initiative (FII) event, dubbed
the 'Davos of the Desert'. Several western individuals and businesses have
pulled out of the event in recent weeks over Saudi Arabia's suspected
involvement in the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul
earlier this month.
THE WASHINGTON POST DISCUSSION WITH NASA ADMINISTRATOR
BRIDENSTINE AND VICE PRESIDENT PENCE (9:00AM ET)
The Washington Post, in partnership with the American Institute of
Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and the Association of Space Explorers
(ASE), hosts 'Transformers: Space' discussion, on the future of human
spaceflight, the new 'space race', and the launch of the first flights
from U.S. soil since the space shuttle retired in 2011, with NASA
Administrator Jim Bridenstine, Vice President Mike Pence, NASA astronaut
Victor Glover and former astronauts Leland Melvin and Nicole Stott, Boeing
Director of Starliner Crew and Mission Systems Chris Ferguson, The
Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye 'The Science Guy', Smithsonian's National
Air and Space Museum Director Ellen Stofan, and Association of
Universities for Research in Astronomy Executive Vice President Heidi
EARLY VOTING BEGINS IN HAWAII FOR THE MIDTERM ELECTIONS
EARLY VOTING BEGINS IN LOUISIANA FOR THE MIDTERM ELECTIONS
EARLY VOTING BEGINS IN UTAH FOR THE MIDTERM ELECTIONS
20th anniversary of Britney Spears releasing her debut single, '...Baby
One More Time', the first song on the then 16-year-old's debut album of
the same name, which followed in 1999. The iconic accompanying video
features Spears as a Catholic high school student dancing round her
60th anniversary of the Smurfs first appearing in long-running
French-language comic book 'Johan and Peewit' in a story titled 'La Flute
a six schtroumpfs' ('The Smurfs and The Magic Flute'). The blue and white
characters, known as Les Schtroumpfs in French, were created by cartoonist
Pierre Culliford (aka Peyo). They have since spawned their own cartoons,
live action movies, videogames and theme park attractions.
MLB WORLD SERIES BEGINS
25th anniversary of Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Joe Carter becoming the
second player to end a World Series with a home run. His three-run shot in
the ninth inning gave Toronto an 8-6 victory over the Philadelphia
Phillies in Game 6.
OCTOBER, 24th, 2018
EARLY VOTING BEGINS IN WEST VIRGINIA FOR THE
International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners
continues. Speakers today include Apple CEO Tim Cook.
Forbes World's Highest-Paid TV Actresses list published.
UNITED NATIONS DAY
Devoted to 'making known to the people of the world the aims and
achievements of the United Nations, and to gaining their support for the
work of the United Nations' * Presidential Proclamation urges governors
and other U.S. officials to observe the day with appropriate ceremonies
and activities. Held on the day the U.N. Charter entered into force in
NATIONAL BOLOGNA DAY
OCTOBER 25th, 2018
EARLY VOTING BEGINS IN MARYLAND FOR THE MIDTERM
FORBES WORLD'S HIGHEST-PAID TV ACTORS LIST PUBLISHED
90th birthday of Marion Ross, American actress best known for playing Mrs.
Cunningham on 'Happy Days'.
OCTOBER 26th, 2018
Keystone Annual Dinner, with keynote from former Arkansas Governor Mike
Huckabee (10PM ET).
WISCONSIN GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATES DEBATE, WITH INCUMBENT
REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR SCOTT WALKER AND DEMOCRAT TONY EVERS (MILWAUKEE, 7PM
Apple's new iPhone XR available in stores.
IRELAND PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS
Referendum also held on whether to reform laws against blasphemy.
Los Angeles Comic Con, multimedia pop culture, comic book, horror and
gaming convention, formerly Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo.
Comic Con Paris - pop culture event celebrating TV shows, movies, comic
books, graphic novels, anime and gaming.
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