Traverse City Record-Eagle

Our Views

October 28, 2013

Cheers and Jeers: 10/28/2013

To Kingsley Elementary School for receiving national recognition for closing an achievement gap between economically disadvantaged pupils and their peers. The National Title 1 Association, a membership organization of state Title 1 directors, recognizes up to two schools from each state per year for successful Title 1 programs. Title 1 is federal funding intended to benefit low-income students. Kingsley elementary will represent Michigan in 2014.

n To the National Cherry Festival, which has announced that the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels aerobatics team will fly at the Cherry Festival next summer for first time in four years. The Blue Angels had performed at the festival every other year for the last 20 years. In 2012 they were booked for a War of 1812 commemoration and could not appear here. The will perform on the festival’s kickoff weekend, July 5-6. The group will fly in a practice show July 4.

n To Northwestern Michigan College, which is heading back into the field of team sports after a nearly 40-year hiatus. NMC’s club soccer team already has played nine games this season. NMC has offered only intramural sports since men’s varsity sports teams and women’s cheerleading were disbanded in 1978 when the federal Title IX program — which mandated equal footing for men’s and women’s sports — was implemented.

n To the Wings of Wonder raptor rehabilitation center, which recently released three full-grown red-tailed hawks which were rehabilitated after being found in northern Michigan. The birds were released at the Flintfields Horse Park in Williamsburg.

n To Nguyen Duyen of Vietnam, who was diagnosed with a hole in her heart shortly after arriving in Mancelona in late August to attend school and learn English. The petite 17-year-old was diagnosed when she took a sports physical to get on the cross country team. She came to Mancelona through an exchange program called CCI Greenheart, but when told she had to return to Vietnam, severed ties with the program. Her host mom, Jody Garchow, is trying to find ways to allow her to stay here and get treatment for her condition.

Text Only

Facebook
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Associated Press Video
Facebook Is Officially A Mobile Company 'Fifty Shades of Grey': Watch the Super Sexy First Trailer Now! Swiftair Loses Contact With Air Algerie Aircraft Diamond Stone, Malik Newman, Josh Jackson and others showcase talent Free Arturo - The World's Saddest Polar Bear A Look Back at Batman On Film Through The Years LeBron James -- Dropped $2k On Cupcake Apology ... Proceeds To Benefit Charity Snoop Dogg Says He Smoked Weed at the White House Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Chris Pratt Interrupts Interview To French Braid Intern's Hair Shirtless Super Mario Balotelli Dances While Ironing - @TheBuzzeronFOX Whoa! Watch "Housewives" Star Do the Unthinkable LeBron apologizes to neighbors with cupcakes Justin Bieber In Calvin Klein Underwear Shoot Samsung Pre-Trolls The IPhone 6 With New Ad Jimmy Kimmel Introduces His Baby Girl Swim Daily, Nina Agdal in the Cook Islands Guilty Dog Apologizes to Baby for Stealing Her Toy Prince George Turns 1 and is Already a Trendsetter Train Collides With Semi Truck Carrying Lighter Fluid