Kristen Jordan Shamus Detroit Free Press Published 6:01 AM EDT Mar 20, 2019 Looking back, Robert Cotton wonders what might have stacked the deck against him. Could it have been the hot summer days when he swam as a child in the polluted waters of the Huron River? Could it have been when his family moved to Monterrey, Mexico, and he was exposed to pesticides used to kill termites? Could it have been chemicals in the food he ate? Cotton, 51, of Ann Arbor may never know. All he knows is that he has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a degenerative motor neuron disease more commonly known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease. It's stealing his ability to do the things he loves most — being active outdoors running and cycling. Soon, he knows, ALS will take his life. “A small percentage of us that have ALS, and it’s very small, like 10 percent, make it past 10 years,” said Cotton, who has … [Read more...] about Study: Michigan’s manufacturing legacy may affect health, environment
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Candice Williams The Detroit News Published 11:55 PM EST Nov 5, 2018 Detroit — With its industrial environment and gritty charm, the city's Eastern Market neighborhood survived during a time when development was stagnant — even as similar markets in other cities disappeared. Now with development booming in the city and moving outward from the central business district, officials are working on a plan for the neighborhood to keep the core market intact and maintain the area’s identity. The plan comes as at least two new developments are being proposed in the area — a $70 million "gateway" project featuring housing and retail, and a mixed-use development on the site of the former Joe Muer Seafood restaurant on Gratiot. “Our mandate is to try to find ways to preserve and enhance the asset of a neighborhood and make sure that any planning outcome benefits a neighborhood,” said Maurice Cox, the … [Read more...] about Eastern Market looks to keep identity as developments sprout up
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader The Americas Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro casts his vote in Caracas during the presidential election. (Juan Barreto/AFP/Getty Images) by Anthony Faiola by Anthony Faiola Email the author May 20 at 12:04 PM Email the author CARACAS — Venezuelans went to the polls Sunday in an internationally condemned election that critics call a power grab by President Nicolás Maduro, who is seeking a new six-year term. Traditional opposition parties in this crisis-plagued nation of 31 million have been largely prevented from fielding candidates. They have called for a boycott of Sunday’s vote, claiming that … [Read more...] about Crisis-weary Venezuelans are voting in election decried as a Maduro power grab
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Today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Mustang is said to carry the legacy of an ill-fated promotion involving both NCAA basketball and the Uncola, 7UP. Let’s see whether its price proves a slam dunk or a bottleneck. Baked Alaska is an overly complicated dessert made up of ice cream, cake, and meringue. That’s then doused in alcohol and set ablaze just as it’s served so as to brown the peaky whipped egg white topping. It’s a dramatic presentation to be sure, but fire? At the table? I think not. I’d much rather my food be cooked in the kitchen and then served to me after all the open flame parts of the process have been completed. A similar request might be made for yesterday’s interesting but seemingly half-baked 1987 Range Rover Turbo D. A rare two-door diesel import with a valued five-speed stick, it came with a litany of mechanical issues—leaks and mounts mostly—that needed to be addressed before the British wagon could be deemed a … [Read more...] about At $20,000, Could This 1990 Ford Mustang 5.0 Be The Ultimate Pop Culture Reference?