Traverse City Area Doctor Out After Criticizing County Vaccine Policy
A county medical director in the Traverse City area said he's losing his job, weeks after he criticized elected officials for a policy that bans mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for county employees and controls vaccine messages from the...detroit.cbslocal.com
Michigan high school baseball player dies two weeks after ‘freak accident’ collision during game
BATH – A Michigan teen has died following injuries sustained during a high school baseball game last month. Gardner was knocked unconscious after trying to tag a player out at second base when the collision occurred. “I never would have thought it would lead to this,” said junior varsity coach Michael Collins. Cooper was trying to catch the ball and tag a runner at second base when he was struck in the head in a collision, Collins said. The GoFundMe account was set up to pay for medical expenses and is now asking for additional donations to help pay for funeral expenses.mlive.com
Kalamazoo man sentenced to 43 years in prison for killing man he said ‘deserved it’
CASS COUNTY, MI — A Kalamazoo man was sentenced Friday, Dec. 18, to a minimum of 43 years in prison for the January killing of 40-year-old Dowagiac resident Michael Collins. Justin Robert-Gabriel Carlton, 41, pleaded guilty in October to one count of second-degree murder for his role in the Jan. 17 slaying. Related: Kalamazoo man pleads guilty in murder of Cass County residentCarlton was given credit by Cass County Circuit Judge Mark Herman for 325 days served and could serve up to 70 years in prison, said Ravan Bakeman, administrative assistant with the Cass County Prosecutor’s Office. Carlton will not be eligible for parole until he has served at least 43 years of the prison sentence. He has a pretrial hearing scheduled for Jan. 4 in Cass County Circuit Court.mlive.com
Kalamazoo man pleads guilty in murder of Cass County resident
CASS COUNTY, MI — A Kalamazoo man will serve a minimum of 43 years in prison after pleading guilty Monday to the slaying of 40-year-old Dowagiac resident Michael Collins on Jan. 17. Carlton also had charges dismissed of possessing a weapon in the Cass County Jail and resisting law enforcement officers on March 8 at the jail. While pleading guilty to the murder charge, Carlton acknowledged entering Collins' Dowagiac home, along with co-defendant Jay Penar of White Pigeon. He has a pretrial hearing scheduled for Oct. 26 in Cass County Circuit Court. Carlton will be sentenced in front of Cass County Circuit Judge Mark Herman on Dec. 18.mlive.com
As political conventions go virtual, so does the chatter
The pandemic has fundamentally reshaped this year's presidential election, prompting both parties to ditch their traditional arena-style conventions. Instead, what he mostly got in his social media feeds were posts from left-leaning friends, trolls and memes disparaging Republican convention speakers. In South Carolina, one grassroots Trump backer hosted mask-wearing fellow supporters at a watch party in Aiken County. But other Republicans like Emma Scott, a University of South Carolina junior, opted to keep their distance. Scott chairs the South Carolina Federation of College Republicans, which relied on Zoom calls or group messages to stay connected and discuss this weeks speeches.
Facts and Figures about the 72nd Emmy Awards nominations
Irons was nominated for an Emmy Award for outstanding lead actor in a limited series or movie on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. (Colin Hutton/HBO via AP)LOS ANGELES Notable facts and figures from Tuesdays nominations for the 72nd Emmy Awards:___WATCHMEN SOARS BUT ROOTS RUNS DEEPHBO's Watchmen led all shows with a whopping 26 nominations, but that doesn't come close to the record for a limited series. Another HBO limited series, 2008's John Adams, holds the record for limited series Emmy wins with 13, from 23 nominations. The work earned Aldrin and Collins 2020 Emmy nominations for best cinematography for a nonfiction program. The nominees for best supporting actress in a limited series also include 69-year-old Margo Martindale and 60-year-old Tracey Ullman for Mrs.
NASA astronauts go back to the future with capsule launch
(SpaceX via AP)CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Its back to the future as NASA astronauts launch again from the U.S. aboard a retro-style Right Stuff capsule. SpaceXs Dragon crew capsule outshines NASAs old Apollo spacecraft in virtually every way. This fresh take on a vintage look will be on full display Wednesday when SpaceX plans to launch NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken to the International Space Station a first for a private company. Russias workhorse Soyuz capsules, still in use after a half-century plus, have kept NASA astronauts flying to the space station. A test dummy soloed on last years Dragon crew capsule debut.
SpaceX's 1st astronaut launch breaking new ground for style
It will be the first astronaut launch from NASAs Kennedy Space Center since the last shuttle flight in 2011. They'll catch a ride to the launch pad in a Tesla Model X electric car. It will be the first astronaut launch from NASAs Kennedy Space Center since the last shuttle flight in 2011. The worm adorns the Astro-Tesla, Falcon and even the astronauts' suits, along with NASAs original blue meatball-shaped logo. The white-suited Hurley and Behnken will transfer from the white Tesla to the white Dragon atop the equally white Falcon 9.
China defends the WHO after Trump and others say it is deferring to Beijing
He also said on Twitter that the WHO is "China centric" even though the organization is largely funded by the U.S. The latter comment echoes many of the top critiques of the WHO, such as too readily trusting information reported by China. Japanese deputy prime minister and finance minister Taro Aso said in parliament that some have started calling the World Health Organization the "Chinese Health Organization," NHK reported. Beijing defended the WHO in its squabble with Taiwan, which China claims as its territory. China reported the outbreak to the WHO in late December but confirmed human-to-human transmission only days before the Lunar New Year holidays in late January.cnbc.com
"They're back from the moon!": The Apollo 11 splashdown, 50 years later
In the 2006 documentary "In the Shadow of the Moon," Collins recalled: "I can remember the beautiful water. Millions of Americans tuned in to watch as Walter Cronkite anchored CBS News coverage of the triumphant conclusion of the Apollo 11 moon mission. Splashdown and recoveryHow CBS News covered the Apollo 11 splashdownWith its red-and-white striped parachutes deployed, the Apollo 11 command module completed the final leg of its epic journey. This is Apollo 11 reading you loud and clear." A presidential welcomeNixon greets Apollo 11 astronauts after splashdownAfter a helicopter delivered them to the USS Hornet recovery ship, the astronauts were ushered into a Mobile Quarantine Facility on the hangar deck as a precaution.cbsnews.com
Google Doodle celebrates 50 years since moon landing
Scott Barbour/Getty Images(CNN) - The moon landing got the Google Doodle treatment for its 50th anniversary, retold from launch to landing by one of the three astronauts on the history-making mission. Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Collins began their mission July 16, 1969, launching from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. On July 20, Armstrong and Aldrin departed on the lunar module, called the "Eagle," which would separate from the command module to make the 13-minute descent to the surface of the moon. Collins waited on the other side of the moon from the comfort of the command module that would take all three men home. In the words immortalized on the plaque they planted on the moon: "We came in peace for all mankind."
Apollo 11 astronauts reunite on 50th anniversary of moonshot
Apollo 11 astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins reunited Friday on the eve of the 50th anniversary of humanity's first moon landing. "We're bringing the glamour back" to the space program, Trump said. The vice president is commemorating Saturday's anniversary at Florida's Kennedy Space Center, visiting the launch pad where Apollo 11 blasted off. NASA televised a two-hour show Friday afternoon remembering Apollo 11 but also looking forward to its future moon plans. ___Follow AP's full coverage of the Apollo 11 anniversary at: https://apnews.com/Apollo11moonlanding___The Associated Press Health and Science Department receives support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Department of Science Education.chicagotribune.com
Google Celebrates Apollo 11 Moon Landing With Doodle
(CNN) The moon landing got the Google Doodle treatment for its 50th anniversary, retold from launch to landing by one of the three astronauts on the history-making mission. If you click it, youll see Apollo 11 command module pilot Michael Collins narrating a short cartoon rendering of the eight-day mission, peppered with anecdotes from life on board. Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Collins began their mission July 16, 1969, launching from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. On July 20, Armstrong and Aldrin departed on the lunar module, called the Eagle, which would separate from the command module to make the 13-minute descent to the surface of the moon. Collins waited on the other side of the moon from the comfort of the command module that would take all three men home.detroit.cbslocal.com
Apollo 11 astronaut returns to launch pad where first humans lifted off for the moon
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins returned to the launch pad Tuesday at NASAs Kennedy Space Center in Florida where he flew to the moon 50 years ago along with the late Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins speaks at a panel discussion on the 50th anniversary of the launch, in Cocoa Beach, Florida, U.S., July 16, 2019. REUTERS/Joe SkipperWonderful feeling to be back at launch pad 39A, Collins, the command module pilot for Apollo 11, said in an interview on the pad with Kennedy Space Center Director Bob Cabana, himself a veteran of four space shuttle launches and a former shuttle commander. Aldrin, 89, was to join Collins on the launch pad but canceled. Collins was to be joined Tuesday evening at a gala in Cape Canaveral, Florida, by Charles Duke, the youngest human to walk on the moon as an Apollo 16 astronaut, Apollo flight director Gerald Griffin, Apollo 9 astronaut Rusty Schweickart, and four-time shuttle veteran Charlie Precourt.feeds.reuters.com
Apollo 11 astronaut returns to launch pad 50 years later
"Apollo 11 ... was serious business. Another spectator, Karin Wise, of Jonesboro, Georgia, was 19 during Apollo 11 and recalled being glued to TV coverage. Back at Kennedy, NASA televised original launch video of Apollo 11, timed down to the second. The crowd also included members of NASA's next moon management team, including Charlie Blackwell-Thompson, launch director for the still-in-development Space Launch System moon rocket. The lone female launch controller for Apollo 11, JoAnn Morgan, enjoyed seeing the much updated- firing room.chicagotribune.com
Arthur I. Cyr: The Moon landing still resonates
Lunar mission Apollo 13 in April 1970 had to abort the planned landing after an explosion. From the beginning, the U.S. space program reflected the intensity of the Cold War with the Soviet Union. After the successful Apollo Moon program, U.S. space efforts focused on the Space Shuttle, also initially planned in 1969. The relatively low-key announcement included far less fanfare, and generated far less public interest, than was the case regarding the Moon program. Arthur I. Cyr is a Clausen Distinguished Professor at Carthage College and author of After the Cold War (Macmillan/Palgrave and NYU Press).monroenews.com
Famous Apollo 11 Astronaut Returns To Site
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins returned Tuesday to the exact spot where he flew to the moon 50 years ago with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. Apollo 11 was serious business. The crowd also included members of NASAs next moon management team, including Charlie Blackwell-Thompson, launch director for the still-in-development Space Launch System moon rocket. Blackwell-Thompson said she got goosebumps listening to the replay of the Apollo 11 countdown. Later Tuesday, Collins was going to be reunited with two other Apollo astronauts at an evening gala at Kennedy, including Apollo 16 moonwalker Charlie Duke, who was the capsule communicator in Mission Control for the Apollo 11 moon landing.detroit.cbslocal.com
Michael Collins remembers Neil Armstrong's skill
Michael Collins remembers Neil Armstrong's skill At a NASA event honoring Neil Armstrong Monday, Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins talks about how good of an astronaut and pilot Neil Armstrong was. Collins and others were celebrating the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing on the moon.cbsnews.com
Michael Collins honors Neil Armstrong
Michael Collins honors Neil Armstrong Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins, speaking at an event honoring Neil Armstrong, recounts a childhood story about his fellow astronaut. Collins and others were celebrating the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing on the moon.cbsnews.com