Traverse City/ Northern Michigan Buzz
Guy drives 70mph down Front Street and get in an accident, sends 3 people to the hospital, more from 7 and 4 here...
Grand Traverse County Meals on Wheels in Limbo - more from 9 and 10 here...
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE and JESSICA BIEL gave "People" magazine the exclusive on their wedding. Coverage will hit People.com tomorrow. Justin says the wedding was "magical" and Jessica calls it "a fantasy". Meanwhile, we've also learned that Jessica wore a PINK dress . . . and that JIMMY FALLON was among the wedding guests.
LANCE ARMSTRONG was officially stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned from cycling for life. The president of cycling's governing body said, quote, "Lance Armstrong has no place in cycling, and he deserves to be forgotten in cycling. This is a landmark day for cycling." The director of the Tour de France thinks Lance should pay back the prize money he won from his seven consecutive titles from 1999 to 2005. Meanwhile, Lance could lose up to $15 million a year in endorsements and speaking fees.
DONALD TRUMP said yesterday on "Fox & Friends" that he's dropping a "very, very big" announcement tomorrow concerning PRESIDENT OBAMA that could affect the election. He added that it's, quote, "large, bordering on gigantic."
TAYLOR SWIFT is permeating the media this week promoting her album"Red" . . . so why not test your Taylor trivia with the "10 Things You Didn't Know About Taylor Swift". A couple of them actually surprised me.
#1.) She's an award-winning poet.
In the fourth grade, Taylor's poem "Monster In My Closet" placed first in a national poetry contest. Here's the poem: "There's a monster in my closet and I don't know what to do / Have you ever seen him? / Has he ever pounced on you?"
#2.) Taylor's dad owns 3% of her record label.
He was an early investor in Big Machine Records.
#3.) Taylor's brother Austin is a student at Vanderbilt University.
He transferred from Notre Dame.
#4.) The DIXIE CHICKS were a major influence.
There are others . . . but she ranks the Chicks way up there.
#5.) She wrote a novel when she was 12.
It's 350 pages and it's DONE. (--She only wrote it to make the rest of us feel like underachievers.)
#6.) Taylor's grandmother on her mom's side was an opera singer.
#7.) Her first job involved tons of bugs.
She knocked praying mantis pods out of trees on her family's Christmas tree farm.
#8.) Taylor Swift was the first "Saturday Night Live" host to ever write their own monologue.
It was song she wrote called "My Monologue Song".
#9.) The thought of a real tattoo actually terrifies her.
#10.) She's sort of blind.
When she's not wearing glasses, she's wearing contact lenses.
Want to sound smart? You don't need to use big words . . . just cut out five shorter words that make you SOUND STUPID. Three of them are words we misuse to try to make sentences have more impact: "Actually," "basically," and "literally". One of them makes us look like everything we've said in the past was dishonest . . . "honestly." And the fifth one is "like," which we use just like "um."
Last Friday, around 12:45 A.M., a man with a KNIFE busted into an Arby's in Ohio and demanded money. A 56-year-old manager was the only person in the store, and she escaped by wriggling through the DRIVE-THRU WINDOW. This week, Arby's FIRED her for leaving the store unattended. But she stands by her decision, and said, quote, "I [was] like, 'I'm not going to die in Arby's tonight.'"