News@noon: new nursing degree, Jeff Gordon on Harbaugh

The Detroit News

Today is Monday, April 4, 2016, and we're a day away from the Tigers season opener and five days from the home opener. And this is the year of no retreat. With the end of spring training camp, the team is mostly optimistic about the start of the season. But fans aren't feeling as optimistic about the weather.  We'll be live at the ballpark on Friday, no matter how cold it is, bringing you all the action, starting at 9 a.m.

The question of the day is: What do you think the Tigers' record will be this year? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter.

Here's what else is making news today:

Nursing degree battle

Lois Westergard, of Alpena, checks her father, Richard Thomas. She has an associate degree in nursing, but the community college in Alpena can’t offer the bachelor’s degree she wants.

Wayne County botching foreclosures?

Model 3 mania

Down with the EM?

Don't leave us, Pav!

Jeff Gordon on the line

  • In this week's episode of the Miked Up podcast, NASCAR legend Jeff Gordon joins us to discuss a new partnership with automotive coatings supplier Axalta and the University of Michigan.The guys also get his opinion on Jim Harbaugh and the new Corvette. 

Let them eat cake

Sarah Williams, Troy, adjusts an Amaretto meringue swan, just one of her two desserts entered in the professional category at Leon & Lulu's "Let Them Eat Cake Pro-Am Baking Extravaganza" in Clawson, Michigan on April 3, 2016. Shop owners threw the sugary bash to celebrate their store's 10th anniversary.

  • More than two dozen bakers showed off their best desserts during Leon & Lulu’s “Let Them Eat Cake,” a professional and amateur cake-making competition and benefit for the Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan. Check out some of the delicious creations here

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