Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Wayne State offers students a 30% discount

Posted By on Wed, Aug 27, 2014 at 1:48 PM

But there's a catch. There's always a catch: To be eligible, students must complete at least 24 credits during the fall 2014 and winter 2015 semesters and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. Please note that the Spring/Summer Tuition Break cannot be combined with other tuition discounts...

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Jimmy John's workers organize in Baltimore; Will metro Detroit follow?

Posted By on Wed, Aug 27, 2014 at 1:36 PM

In These Times has an interesting story about the fast food workers of Baltimore-area Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches organizing under the Industrial Workers of the World: Fast-Food Workers Bite Back at Jimmy John's Sandwich Shops.  Though the Jimmy John’s employees in Baltimore have only been informally organizing for about six...

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Watch 'Wizard Wars' co-creator and Detroit area native Rick Lax perform 13 magic tricks

Posted By on Wed, Aug 27, 2014 at 11:34 AM

Rick Lax used to practice magic tricks at Caribou Coffee as part of Royal Oak's little street performance scene. He moved to Las Vegas in what was supposed to be a short stint to work on a book about magic, but his stay has since extended to seven years, in...

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News Hits: Water fair draws thousands, oil company halts operations in suburbs

Posted By on Wed, Aug 27, 2014 at 10:25 AM

‘CARE’ BUILDING DEMOLISHED Any memories of the so-called “Care” building in downtown Detroit will have to live on through a Kid Rock music video and countless photos of the past that captured the structure. Last week, the 5,800-square-foot building was demolished by court order. Anthony Pieroni, part-owner of real...

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Lake Erie toxic algae generates water alert for Canadian island

Posted By on Wed, Aug 27, 2014 at 10:11 AM

Toxic algae in Lake Erie prompted officials in Canada to issue a water alert for residents of Pelee Island, The Toledo Blade reports. The alert, issued by the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, says the blue-green algae has impacted water quality along the island's shoreline. Beaches have been closed, the...

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BBC: Bicycling through Detroit is awesome

Posted By on Wed, Aug 27, 2014 at 9:54 AM

Here's something refreshing: A piece of writing on Detroit that doesn't bash it or unduly dwell on its problems. A "Travel" piece on BBC's website offers an account by Joe Baur of participating in one of Stephen Johnson’s bicycle-based Motor City Brew Tours. Maybe the points are already known well enough to this city's cyclists, but it's a pleasure to see somebody enjoying a ride through Detroit, posting attractive photos, and walking that fine line between critic and Pollyanna we don't see often enough.

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NYT: Company offering $3 billion loan to Detroit that uses DIA collection as collateral

Posted By on Wed, Aug 27, 2014 at 8:39 AM

Someone opposed to the so-called grand bargain, the proposal that shores up Detroit's pension funds with hundreds of millions of dollars in financial aid from the state and foundations, sent New York Times reporter Mary Williams Walsh an interesting item. A company called Art Capital is willing to loan...

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More flooding in Detroit on Tuesday

Posted By on Wed, Aug 27, 2014 at 8:30 AM

Detroit got hit with even more rain on Tuesday, and while not as bad as the Aug. 11 floods, it was still pretty bad if you happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.  We were wrapping up an interview in Hamtramck, a town that we knew was...

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Derek Jeter's last at bat in Comerica Park

Posted By on Tue, Aug 26, 2014 at 5:22 PM

Kalamazoo Central High School grad and New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter is playing his final games at Comerica Park this week. Jeter, 40, is retiring. While he might be back for the playoffs (fingers crossed?) this is considered his final farewell in Detroit. Will you be there? What...

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Now Hiring: Sky Zone Taylor

Posted By on Tue, Aug 26, 2014 at 4:14 PM

Where would you rather work? In an office with glaring fluorescent lights and a grueling workload? Or in a bouncy land where all walkable surface is made of trampoline? Sky Zone Taylor, part of the burgeoning franchise of trampoline parks, plans to hire 75 "energetic" employees for its brand new...

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