News archive from 30 September 2013

Miss Behaviour, In Trouble win stakes at Belmont

NEW YORK -- Miss Behaviour and In Trouble won $200,000 stakes for 2-year-olds at Belmont Park to remain unbeaten. Miss Behaviour improved to 3 for 3 with a one-length victory over Sweet Whiskey, the even-money favorite, in the Matron Stakes for...

 
Michigan Traveler: Navigating the confusing world of travel flash deals

Michigan Traveler: Navigating the confusing world of travel flash deals

SUTTONS BAY, MICH. - It was a Groupon find — $99 for a five-hour wine tour of the Leelanau for two. It was 37% off the normal price. So I bit. So did Diane Colvin of Hazel Park, a veteran flash deal traveler. “Groupon has greatly improved my social...

 

Michigan Traveler: Flight change not a bump, just inconvenient

Dear Traveler: I am writing about Delta's continual habit of bumping passengers without compensation or accommodation. I was recently notified that the nonstop flight I purchased in June for travel this month had a schedule change and I got bumped to...

 
Travel smart: Sleep in the world's largest cave

Travel smart: Sleep in the world's largest cave

The world's largest cave, Son Doong Cave in Vietnam, is starting public adventure tours in February that let you sleep overnight inside. The trip, offered by Oxalis Adventure Tours, costs $3,000 for a week, plus airfare (about $2,000 from Detroit)....

 

Despite Dez's big day, Cowboys blowing 11-point lead to Chargers

Join the writers and editors of SportsDay as we discuss tonight's Cowboys game starting at 3 p.m. Offer your comments in the ScribbleLive module below and we will incorporate them when possible. Click here to enjoy the chat on your tablet and mobile...

Dallas News, 19:00 in Sport
 
Travel deal: Nab holiday airfares

Travel deal: Nab holiday airfares

Traveling for the holidays? Book international airfare right now and domestic fares by mid-October or you will pay more, urges Kayak, which monitors holiday fares. Their other tips: ■ Thanksgiving: Save 20% by flying the Monday or Tuesday...

 
Jim McMahon peed in a cooler on stage during roast of Mike Ditka: Robert Smigel 

Jim McMahon peed in a cooler on stage during roast of Mike Ditka: Robert Smigel 

Sometimes stories get better over time. Tales get taller, odd moments become outrageous, you know the drill. That may be the case with the 2001 roast of former Bears coach Mike Ditka, but let’s have a moment of suspended disbelief and assume that this...

Daily News, 19:00 in Sport
 

Cool travel app: Find lodging in a home

Site: Airbnb free app, available for iPhone at iTunes and Android at Google Play. Lowdown: Mobile version of the popular app that finds you private accommodations, such as in a home; rooms are available in 192 countries. It's also easy to upload a...

 
Fall color slow, promises October show

Fall color slow, promises October show

Michigan fall color has been tardy making an entrance this September but now seems to be making up for lost time. “It is changing by the hour,” said Cathy Clementz of Northcountry Campground & Cabins in Newberry. She said today that color is...

 
FAA group recommends easing rules on electronics in-flight

FAA group recommends easing rules on electronics in-flight

A Federal Aviation Administration advisory group has recommended that passengers be allowed to use personal electronic devices such as tablets, e-readers and smartphones during takeoffs and landings, according to an Associated Press report. The...

 
New ways to experience fall color in Michigan

New ways to experience fall color in Michigan

It's officially fall, and the landscape is starting to show it. As the trees start to turn, Michiganders are gearing up for the annual autumn adventure in search of Mother Nature's color display. But who says the only way to experience Michigan's fall...

 

Health Insider: Racism takes toll on kids' mental health, study finds

Being a victim of racism may trigger poor mental health, depression and anxiety in children and teens, according to a new review. The report, published in the October issue of the journal Social Science & Medicine, looked at 461 cases of links...

 

Fashion victims: Some wardrobe trends are hazardous to your health

For thousands of years, otherwise smart men and women have been putty in the hands of clothing trends, often to the physical detriment of their bodies. Although the corset and the bustle may be gone, they have been replaced by ultra-skinny jeans,...

 

Health and wellness events: Support groups, fund-raisers and more

TODAY JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes: A 3-mile walk to help fund research for prevention, treatment and a cure for type 1 Diabetes and its complications. 8:30 a.m. registration, 9:30 a.m. walk. www.walk.jdrf.org. Register. Walkers are encouraged to raise...

 
Some new moms swear by consuming baby's placenta

Some new moms swear by consuming baby's placenta

CHICAGO - Molly Halper never dreamed she'd consume her baby's placenta, an organ that serves as a link between mother and fetus and is usually discarded after birth. “My husband and I used to make jokes” about people who did that, said Halper, who...

 

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