News archive from 16 January 2012, page 22

Carolyn Hax: State how you want to be treated

Dear Carolyn: When is it OK to ask a partner to change a behavior, and when does it cross a line? My partner and I are discussing this honestly and caringly because we have some differences in how we prefer to be treated, and while we both want to...

 

Divorcing woman falls for male BFF

QUESTION: I am getting a divorce and finding that I'm in love with my best friend. He has been my best friend since 1986-87 and is someone whom I talk to about everything. He has never interfered in my marriage, and I never interrupted his...

 
State program reaches out to keep kids in school

State program reaches out to keep kids in school

Brandon Marcilis is just the kind of kid state Superintendent Mike Flanagan had in mind when he urged school leaders in 2009 to take a more active role in keeping kids in school. Brandon is on track to graduate today, but two years ago it was a far...

 
Man charged with bilking $1.2 million out of seniors says they didn't need it anyway

Man charged with bilking $1.2 million out of seniors says they didn't need it anyway

They didn't need the money because they lived frugally. That's the reason Brian Marsack gave his victims after allegedly bilking them out of their life savings by posing as a Goldman Sachs investment broker. Edward Mancini, 91, his late wife, Joan,...

 
Michigan's public universities see 24% increases in 'unrestricted' net assets

Michigan's public universities see 24% increases in 'unrestricted' net assets

Michigan's public universities increased the amount of money listed on their books as "unrestricted" net assets to about $4.2 billion, or by 24% over the previous fiscal year, a Free Press review of financial documents shows. That fact is...

 

Roadwork to start at I-75 and 12 Mile; snarls expected

Drivers on I-75 will have new delays to endure starting as early as this week as the state begins several weeks of repairs to overpasses at 12 Mile Road. The Michigan Department of Transportation said some of the work will begin today as crews prepare...

 
Detriot auto show attendees do some shopping, dreaming

Detriot auto show attendees do some shopping, dreaming

While some shopped for cars they plan to buy, others at the North American International Auto Show on Sunday got into vehicles they dream about owning. Beth Quick, 42, of Capac may have found her next car after spending more than two hours checking...

 

Madison Heights man shot, killed in parking lot of home

Clarence Tariq Hammond III punched out of work at the Macomb Correctional Facility about 10 p.m. Friday. By midnight, he'd been gunned down in the parking lot of his home at President Madison Apartments in Madison Heights. Now police are trying to...

 

Detroit Police Department switches to electronic reporting system for traffic crashes

The Detroit Police Department is now taking traffic crash reports electronically. The city purchased a system called iyeCrash using a grant from the Michigan State Police and the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning's Electronic Crash Capture...

 
Somber Week for Packers, and the Defense Does Nothing to Lift Spirits

Somber Week for Packers, and the Defense Does Nothing to Lift Spirits

GREEN BAY, Wis. - Twenty minutes before kickoff, the Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin stepped off an elevator on the press level of Lambeau Field and approached the door of the coaches’ skybox, his usual perch on game day. A...

 

Michael Rosenberg: I zip-lined in Costa Rica -- and survived

Recently I found myself flying head-first, stomach-down over a river in Costa Rica, with only a rope and a couple of hooks keeping me from an instant and flamboyant death, and the odd thing about this is I actually paid for the privilege. My wife,...

 

2 men charged in shooting tied to Amber Alert

Two men have been charged in connection with an incident that prompted an Amber Alert in Detroit last week. Jeremy Phillips, 19, and Gregory Walker, 18, both of Detroit, are charged with shooting at people inside a home in the 11400 block of...

 

GM: Tech chief Stephens plans to retire on April 1

Tom Stephens, chief technology officer and a vice chairman for General Motors, will retire April 1, the company said in a statement Sunday. Stephens, 63, has been vice chairman and global technology head since February, GM said. Before assuming that...

 

Lottery results for Jan. 15

MICHIGAN Sunday Daily 3 and 4 Midday 694 and 2135 Evening 410 and 2032 Keno 5, 14, 16, 19, 33, 34, 35, 38, 40, 41, 42, 47, 53, 54, 56, 57, 65, 70, 72, 74, 77, 79 Fantasy 5 13, 18, 22, 26, 29 Tuesday's Mega Millions jackpot $50 million Wednesday's...

 

Huntsman to quit GOP race, back Romney

CHARLESTON, S.C.-Jon Huntsman staked his entire presidential campaign on New Hampshire in the hopes he could emerge from the shadow of fellow Mormon Mitt Romney to become a legitimate competitor. But less than a week after a disappointing third-place...

 

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