By Peter M. DeLorenzo Detroit. Ah yes, 2018, what a spectacular time to be in the automobile business. With the promise of new beginnings and untold profits dancing in "The New Visionaries'" heads, a Next Frontier marked by a horde of shiny happy zombie cars careening across the landscape, and a blissfully unaware populace with joker-like grins plastered on their faces as they revel in the mindless, pay-as-you-go un-involvement – what could possibly go wrong? Meanwhile the real-world market has been upended by actual paying customers and their insatiable desire for Crossovers, SUVs and Trucks, to the point that legacy auto companies like GM have been caught out of position and unprepared, forcing it to close underperforming plants and cut thousands of workers. GM blames the market conditions, but I place the blame squarely on management for their lack of planning and inability to anticipate where the market was going. Add to this chaotic situation the headlong rush of … [Read more...] about DIGITAL DISCIPLES, ZOMBIE CARS, AND ENOUGH DELUSION AND HUBRIS TO POWER THE NEW EMERALD AUTO CITY JUST OVER THE HILL. WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG, BESIDES EVERYTHING? THAT’S RIGHT, IT’S TIME FOR THE AUTOEXTREMIST 2018 YEAR IN REVIEW!
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By R.A. Schuetz Updated 9:26 pm CDT, Sunday, September 16, 2018 Sam Young speaks during a press conference Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Salt Lake City. Young, a Mormon man who led a campaign criticizing the church's practice of allowing closed-door, one-on-one interviews of youth by lay leaders has been kicked out of the faith. Young read a verdict letter for the first time Sunday that had been delivered to him following an earlier disciplinary hearing with local church leaders in Houston. Young, a 65-year-old lifelong Mormon, becomes the third high-profile member of the faith who led protests about church policy to be excommunicated in recent years. less Sam Young speaks during a press conference Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Salt Lake City. Young, a Mormon man who led a campaign criticizing the church's practice of allowing closed-door, one-on-one interviews of ... more Photo: Rick Bowmer, AP Sam Young reacts … [Read more...] about Sugar Land bishop excommunicated for speaking out against Mormon church
Phoebe Wall Howard Detroit Free Press Published 4:56 p.m. UTC Aug 29, 2018 MAUNABO, Puerto Rico — A light rain is falling, as happens most days on a tropical island. A man leans over to grab his bulletproof vest off the back of a chair. He pulls the heavy material over his arms and onto his shoulders while perspiration drips slowly down his face. The body armor protects his 6-foot-2-inch frame. But the 19-year police veteran says nothing can protect him from the nightmares of failed rescues and destroyed homes he has seen since Hurricane Maria last year devastated his island, home to 3 million American citizens. He turns away, rubbing his eyes. “Don’t confuse my tears as negative,” said Eleobadis Delgado, who since Maria has declined job offers in Chicago that would move him closer to his children and grandchildren. More Ford Motor Co.: How a Ford dealership in Puerto Rico became a rescue site These sunflowers in Dearborn have personal meaning … [Read more...] about The hidden injury Puerto Ricans still feel a year after Hurricane Maria
The Detroit News Published 10:23 p.m. UTC Jun 25, 2018 The Detroit News promptly corrects factual errors or clarifies misleading information. Please let us know if you think we may have published incorrect or misleading information. Call us at (800) 678-4115. Fax us at (313) 496-5400. E-mail us at [email protected] Please indicate whether you're responding to content online or in the newspaper. The following corrections and clarifications have been published: JUNE News: State Sen. Patrick Colbeck proposed additional court cases be added to a social studies section on “domestic conflicts and tensions.” He did not advocate striking references to Roe vs. Wade and Miranda, as reported in a June 19 story. Business: A quote by Bill Ford Jr. in a June 18 story should have said, "It's where the future will be built. We're going to have a corridor of mobility. The train station will be a spectacular building. It will be open to the public. One thing I … [Read more...] about Corrections & Clarifications
By Andrew Dansby Published 9:00 am, Thursday, June 14, 2018 Photo: Courtesy Photo / Courtesy Photo Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Lacy J. Dalton is a folk/Americana singer who scored more than a dozen country music hits in the 1980s. Lacy J. Dalton is a folk/Americana singer who scored more than a dozen country music hits in the 1980s. Photo: Courtesy Photo / Courtesy Photo Lacy J. Dalton still making good music after all these years 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Country music for years produced numerous songs about country music. I’m not talking about the wife leaving, train departing, dog dying, truck trucking, barfly drinking fare that Steve Goodman documented in “You Never Even Called Me By My Name,” but songs about the country-music industry itself, and its colorful cast of characters. … [Read more...] about Lacy J. Dalton still making good music after all these years