Jeff Seidel Detroit Free Press Published 11:29 AM EST Dec 23, 2018 Dear Santa, It’s hard to be a sports fan in the Motor City. The Detroit Lions are going backwards. The Tigers are stuck in a rebuild, years from being good again. The Pistons can’t win enough to get anybody excited. The Red Wings have fallen off the radar. Michigan football was blown out by Ohio State, wasting an amazing opportunity. And MSU football lost a recruit to Rutgers. That’s like you, Santa, losing an elf to the Easter Bunny. It just sounds wrong. So big fella, we got a long wish list here in Michigan, so many things we need, and I’d suggest bringing the big sleigh. Related: Carlos Monarrez's Lions wish list: Do Jim Bob Cooter a favor, fire him Tigers The worst part of a rebuild is the waiting for the youngsters to arrive. But you, dear Santa, could change that with one simple little gift. The Tigers could use a time machine, a slick DeLorean straight from “Back to the … [Read more...] about Michigan sports in desperate need. Can you help us, Santa?
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Omar Abdel Baqui Detroit Free Press Published 8:57 AM EST Dec 21, 2018 Michigan lost some living legends in 2018 — people who spent their lives fighting for civil rights, challenging the status quo and perfecting their craft. Although these people are no longer here, their stories, art and work remains with us forever. Here are several notable people tied to Michigan who died in 2018. Aretha Franklin The Queen of Soul died of pancreatic cancer in her Detroit home the morning of Aug. 16. She was 76. Aretha Franklin moved to Detroit at 4-years-old and began her music career at New Bethel Baptist Church — where her father, the Rev. C.L Franklin, was pastor. Franklin's Aug. 31 funeral was fit for a queen, drawing massive crowds of fans, celebrities and media from all over the world. Cliff Russell Media personality Cliff Russell, who died Feb. 18 at age 61, was a man of many trades and a man of many firsts. Russel was a radio … [Read more...] about In memoriam: A look back at who Michigan lost in 2018
Chris Solari Detroit Free Press Published 4:01 p.m. UTC May 31, 2018 Michigan State football has to wait more than three months before it can begin its quest for a Big Ten championship — and perhaps beyond. That does not mean we can’t look ahead. The Spartans’ seven-home/five-away schedule is favorable for the most part, with a daunting early September trip to the desert heat at Arizona State and a game at Penn State that could well decide the Big Ten East Division champion. MSU also welcomes both Michigan and Ohio State to Spartan Stadium and avoids West Division-favorite Wisconsin again. Here’s a game-by-game look at the Spartans’ season. MSU mailbag: Tracking football breakout candidates MSU's 2018 roster: Breaking down the outlook of every position Oct. 20: Michigan Wolverines Where: Spartan Stadium, East Lansing. Last year’s record: 8-5, 5-4 Big Ten. Postseason: Lost, 26-19, to South Carolina in Outback Bowl. … [Read more...] about Michigan State vs. Michigan football in 2018: Who wins?
HAMMOND – Calumet Avenue between Michigan and Sibley streets is closed under further notice after a site inspection today revealed a massive cavity beneath the roadway tied to INDOT's reconstruction work. Southbound lanes are closed due to the ground underneath being washed out. Northbound lanes are open for now, but a city engineering department official said the northbound lanes will have to be closed during repairs. During the course of the Indiana Department of Transportation's reconstruction of the Calumet Avenue Bridge over the Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad, an INDOT contractor pierced the top of an 84-foot brick sewer on May 4, according to a city news release. Attempts by the contractor since then to shore up the area and keep the roadway open have been unsuccessful. The roadway was being supported by only a 6-inch slab of reinforced concrete slab. Hammond Sanitary District Sewer Maintenance crews performed a visual inspection of the inside of … [Read more...] about Calumet Avenue in Hammond closed after site inspection discovers massive cavity below roadway
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest For some in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, a ghost town is home The end of copper mining left a lot of ghost towns in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. But not all of them are deserted. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 17 Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs John Carlisle, Detroit Free Press Published 6:01 a.m. ET Feb. 16, 2018 | Updated 8:59 a.m. ET Feb. 17, 2018 CLOSE The end of copper mining left a lot of ghost towns in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. But not all of them are deserted. Ryan Garza, Detroit Free Press The end of copper mining left a lot of ghost towns in Michigan. But not all of them are deserted. CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN 17 … [Read more...] about For some in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, a ghost town is home