“I know we can climb it. Given time, the tank could go to the top of the world.”Cpl. Howard Brewer wasn’t simply being macho. After a reconnaissance ride April 11, 1919, Brewer was sure his 14-ton Whippet tank could climb to the 14,115-foot summit of Pikes Peak. Another member of the team, Sgt. A.H. Worrell, told The Gazette that he had “driven tanks over trees and trenches on the western front and I am betting we get to the top.”The mountain-climbing mission came at the nexus of money and morale — the U.S. Treasury Secretary was to announce a final “Victory Liberty” loan drive, starting April 21, to get Americans to buy $4.5 billion of government bonds to close out the country’s final bills from World War I.The Navy immediately announced a supporting campaign. A “Victory Ship” would depart from San Francisco, bound for New York, and would travel each day at the reported rate Americans bought the bond.The Navy’s … [Read more...] about 100 years ago, a tank took on the challenge of Pikes Peak
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Sister Ann Weltz poses for a photograph at home in Concord, Calif., on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. Late last year Weltz was fired as executive director of the Bay Area Crisis Nursery, that she founded 37 years ago. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group) This newborn boy was delivered on the lobby couch of the Bay Area Crisis Nursery on Tuesday after the mother went into labor as she was dropping off her other infant son for the nonprofit to care for when she went to a hospital. (Courtesy of Bay Area Crisis Nursery) The Bay Area Crisis Nursery is photographed in Concord, Calif., on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. Late last year Sister Ann Weltz was fired as executive director of the Bay Area Crisis Nursery, that she founded 37 years ago. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group) Clayton Valley Woman’s Club members donated items valued at $1,200 for children temporarily residing at Bay Area Crisis Nursery in Concord. President Judy Disbrow, left, chose BACN as the recipient of the … [Read more...] about ‘It was the worst day of my life’: Sister Ann founded the Bay Area Crisis Nursery 37 years ago. And then she got fired.
Jerry Green Special to The Detroit News Published 7:14 PM EST Jan 27, 2019 Atlanta — The character in the plaid bathing shorts ambled toward the swimming pool, stripped off his shirt, and plopped down on a chaise longue, ignoring his admirers. “There he is,” I muttered to myself as I spied him through the overlooking windows. Joe Namath, for the second day, was defying the commands of NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle, and skipping a mandatory press session. We were at Super Bowl III a half-century ago, and Namath was the most controversial — and most compelling — athlete in America. He was a swinger, a carouser, a charmer, a braggart. And he had clammed up. Weeb Ewbank, coach of the American Football League’s New York Jets, was at the podium extolling the attributes of Namath and his underdog team, for the Super Bowl journalists. And there was Namath sunning … [Read more...] about Green: Fifty years later, legend of Joe Namath lives on
Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press Updated 5:07 pm CST, Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Nichelle Nichols as Uhura and William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk turned plenty of heads with their famous televised kiss in the 1968 “Star Trek” episode, “Plato's Stepchildren.” Nichelle Nichols as Uhura and William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk turned plenty of heads with their famous televised kiss in the 1968 “Star Trek” episode, “Plato's Stepchildren.” Photo: CBS Via Getty Images Photo: CBS Via Getty Images Image 1 of / 33 Caption Close Image 1 of 33 Nichelle Nichols as Uhura and William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk turned plenty of heads with their famous televised kiss in the 1968 “Star Trek” episode, “Plato's … [Read more...] about Star Trek’s interracial kiss 50 years ago heralded change
A CO Armagh man has denied involvement in the disappearance and murder of a Newry teenager almost 30 years ago. The suspect from Portadown insists he does not know what happened to Caroline Graham (19) and said "there is no evidence to connect me to anything". It comes as the family of the teenager, who disappeared in Portadown in April 1989, issued a fresh appeal for information. Originally from Newry, Caroline had been living between a hostel and an address at Hanover Street in the Portadown area for around two years before her disappearance. Caroline Graham Police launched a murder inquiry in August 2012, but her body has never been found. The chief suspect, who is aged in his late fifties, has said while he knew the teenager in 1989, he does not know what what happened to her. "I have been arrested five or six times and questioned, and the police accused me of murdering her... I did not," he told the BBC. "I am telling you what I told them, I don't know what happened to … [Read more...] about Co Armagh man denies murdering Newry teenager Caroline Graham almost 30 years ago