Maryann Struman Detroit Free Press Published 1:52 PM EST Jan 31, 2019 Michigan will see a dramatic warm-up this weekend, with temperatures swinging 60 degrees or more and raising the risk of flooding, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Arctic air that has gripped the state is moving out and a warm front is moving in — a big one. According to the National Weather Service in White Lake, southeast Michigan could see record temperatures in the low to mid-50s on Sunday and Monday — a big change from Thursday morning's reading of minus 13 degrees. Monday's forecast also calls for rain and fog. But the record warmth also could result in rapid snowmelt, ice jams and water run-off, the agency said. “While we are in the middle of the winter season and cold temperatures are on our minds, it’s important to remember that the rapid change in weather and snow melt could lead to dangerous flooding,” said James K. Joseph, FEMA … [Read more...] about Record warmth in Michigan could bring flooding
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opinion Lee Edwards Published 9:59 PM EST Nov 12, 2018 The fall of the Berlin Wall 29 years ago was one of the most consequential events of the 20th century, exposing the Soviet Union as a corrupt weak “empire” and effectively ending the Cold War. But it did not happen overnight. The fall of the wall was preceded by decades of political tyranny and economic backwardness. By January 1989 there was scarcely a ruble’s worth of difference between a Third World nation and a member of the Warsaw Pact, the group of Eastern and Central European nations that served at Moscow’s pleasure. While the West enjoyed prosperity and personal freedom, the East had fallen into an economic and political morass. Eastern Europe’s industrial sector was a monument to bureaucratic inefficiency and waste. Singapore, an Asian city-state of only 2 million people, exported 20 percent more machinery to the West in 1987 than all of Eastern Europe. The once impregnable Iron … [Read more...] about Why the Berlin wall fell
Jeff Seidel Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EDT Oct 10, 2018 KENORA, Ontario – Joe Murphy hunches over, unable to speak, unable to respond. His eyes float to the back of his head. His forehead creases with wrinkles. Frozen in place. Still strong and athletic, the muscles in his arms tense. His hands contort, his fingers curl and lock in place, becoming rigid as a brick. Down the right side of his neck, there is an old scar, near the jugular, where he says he was knifed. Murphy, who was the No. 1 overall pick by the Detroit Red Wings in 1986, starts mumbling under his breath and rocks back and forth. His head is nearly bald, his face weathered, like an old piece of wood that was forgotten and left outside. He springs up, pulls out a bungee cord and whips it over his head, the metal hook whizzing through the air, … [Read more...] about Finding Joe Murphy: How Red Wings’ No. 1 pick became homeless
By Nolan Bianchi Special to The Detroit News Published 5:25 PM EDT Sep 19, 2018 Grosse Pointe – Reggie Jackson is getting close to stepping back on a basketball court. In the meantime, he’s getting close to his community. The Pistons guard – who missed 37 games last season due to a Grade 3 sprain in his right ankle – was on hand Wednesday representing his Determined to Assist Foundation for the grand opening of a renovated literacy lounge at Marquette Elementary-Middle School. The upgrades, done in partnership with Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan, included new books, furniture, and wall graphics with inspirational quotes. It is the seventh initiative of the sort done by Jackson and his foundation, which he said is an attempt to improve resources that were a “big building block” for his own life growing up. “Reading allowed me to dream big, dream more vivid, which made my dream more achievable,” Jackson said before reading … [Read more...] about Reggie Jackson: Fans will see ‘promise’ of Detroit Pistons in Dwane Casey’s system
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