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  1. Wojo's pigskin picks: Michigan State wants no part of Michigan's stunning upset history

    Now that Michigan State is ruler of the state and ruler of the Big Ten, it's my duty, as arbiter of all that's righteous and ridiculous about college football, to lay out the responsibilities for such a lofty position.

  2. As a new TV season approaches, fave shows get ready to sign off

    If we're just about at the beginning of a new TV season, why does it feel so much like things are ending? Maybe because they are: 'Sons of Anarchy,' 'The Newsroom,' 'Mad Men' and more.

  3. Devin Gardner won't last as Michigan's starting QB if turnovers don't stop

    There could be another Michigan stunner, but it won't happen Saturday. Do not be surprised if starting quarterback Devin Gardner finishes the season on the bench even if he remains healthy if turnovers remain a problem.

  4. Slide-in bridge technology allows a quicker fix

    MDOT shows off the latest in bridge replacement technology, in which a new bridge is constructed next to the old span and then slid into place.

  5. Review: 'Frank' strikes some seriously odd chords

    'Frank' is an odd little rock-and-roll fable likely destined to become a cult hit for late night stoners everywhere. That's because the title character wears a large papier mache head with a fixed expression of vague wonder day and night.

  6. Now's the time to seed your lawn, fix damage

    Any bare spot in the lawn larger than 4 inches in diameter should be reseeded before weeds have a chance to sprout. The good news is now is the best time do the job. And this is also the perfect time to aerate the lawn.

  7. Ice Bucket Challenge has us put up or shut up

    I guess it was only a matter of time before the chain reaction of a do-good movement came under attack by naysayers. The otherwise heart-warming Ice Bucket Challenge is under siege.

  8. Trendy yarn craft replaces knitting needles with arms

    Earlier this year, Lynette Halalay reached beyond the art of hand-knitting when she embraced what's probably the hottest trend among knitters today: arm-knitting.

  9. Shrimp cakes won't make budget crabby

    I love crab cakes, but the price of crab causes me to cringe and my wallet shrink. So instead I make shrimp cakes, blending the ingredients, in the processor.

  10. Review: 'Life of Crime' can't find pulse behind its kooky characters

    Director-screenwriter Daniel Schechter transforms Elmore Leonard's novel 'The Switch' into the film 'Life of Crime,' a movie that plays out in the goofy caper genre with very little feel of urgency.

  11. Review: Witty and wise 'May in the Summer' ponders love, family

    'May in the Summer' is a lovely meditation on family and love with crossing cultures and second thoughts.

  12. Today's garage doors come in many styles

    With so many improvements in the design and functionality of today's garage doors, it has often moved to the top of the home improvement 'to do' list and can be a great way to improve your home's curb appeal.

  13. Beware, Detroit: Flood relief may not be coming

    Plenty of Detroit homeowners got a big surprise from their insurance agents after the recent flooding in the tri-county area, finding that their policies didn't cover losses from water damage caused by the storm.

  14. Is mother's cold intolerance part of dementia?

    Dear Dr. Roach: My mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2009, and she is taking Namenda and Aricept to help slow the advancement of the disease.

  15. Responsibility for birth control falls on both men and women

    Dear Abby: I am sick to death of hearing about people who have too many kids and the hardship it imposes.

  16. Mark Schauer joins the war on women

    It is richly ironic that Schauer so ardently embraced the nomination of a pro-life Supreme Court candidate at last weekend's state party convention.

  17. New Jersey WR Cam Chambers among many visitors for MSU opener

    Michigan State opens its 2014 season on Friday against Jacksonville State, and that will be an opportunity for high school prospects who are not playing that ...

    • 9:23 AM, Aug. 28, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • DRIVE

    Battle of the Three-bangers: '14 Ford Fiesta vs. '95 Geo Metro

    Sure, the terrific 1.0-liter Fiesta won International Engine of the Year. Ford wants 3-cylinder US bragging rights? It's gotta go through the Geo Metro first.

    • 10:22 PM, Aug. 27, 2014
    • BUSINESS

    $4 billion loan no grand bargain for Detroit

    Detroit's holdout bond insurers, facing the prospect of meager returns in the city's historic bankruptcy case, are not going quietly.

  18. All of a sudden, stars aren't aligning for the Tigers

    Don't count on any of this making much sense. David Price turning into Vincent Price. Drew Smyly turning into David Price.

    • 9:47 AM, Aug. 28, 2014
    • LIFESTYLE

    A different day of infamy

    World War II began on a different morning for Stan Krajewski. On our side of the ocean, the day that lives in infamy is Dec. 7, 1941. If we didn't learn it in ...

  19. In Jerry Lumpe, Al Kaline remembers fondly a great Tigers teammate, great friend

    With all due respect to the great Derek Jeter, this is a story about a Yankees player who was dying. Not retiring. And about the Tigers great who was his ...

  20. Small contractors make big gains working on Detroit's M-1 Rail project

    In her hard hat and chartreuse neon vest, Tiffany Hart is at ease supervising a crew of traffic flaggers amid chaotic Woodward Avenue traffic. As she should ...

  21. Wife is unwilling to care for difficult mother-in-law

    Dear Abby: My mother-in-law is 80 and in the early stages of Alzheimer's. She lives alone an hour and a half from us. She also has a professional who takes ...

  22. Jaguar's new little XE sedan favored to succeed despite mighty Germans

    Mission Impossible. David and Goliath. Feeding the five thousand. Tom and Jerry.

  23. Himalayan salt still salt despite minerals

    Dear Dr. Roach: What do you know about Himalayan salt? Is it harmful to take every day? I am told that it can help lower blood pressure because it has minerals ...

  24. What will new era in college football mean for Spartans, Wolverines?

    They live in a gated community now. But money doesn't always buy acceptance. And as college football enters a new era out with the parochial, in with a ...

    • 12:09 AM, Aug. 27, 2014
    • LIFESTYLE

    Illness that blinds, saps hearing bravely battled by child from Michigan

    NBC Nightly News correspondent Peter Alexander was sitting at the Diuble family kitchen table in Manchester a couple months ago watching 11-year-old Lilly's ...

  25. Michigan needs to follow Michigan State's lead, and embrace defense

    There are schemes and slogans and all sorts of ways to piece together a winning season. But generally, there's one time-tested way to sustain it. Michigan ...

  26. Review: Conspiracies and gunfire drive 'November Man'

    Filled with efficient thrills, 'The November Man' is both more taut and tough than you'd expect from a late August spy action flick. Then again, it's produced ...

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