News@noon: Opening Day antics, Romney for Trump
Today is Friday April 8, 2016, and Opening Day is finally here! It may feel like winter outside, but the game will go on. So get excited and stay positive! And check out Tony Paul's choices for the Top 10 Opening Day games.
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Here's what else is making news today:
Romney for Trump
- Michigan Republican Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel said Thursday she will pledge her national delegate vote to presidential front-runner Donald Trump since the New York billionaire won last month’s primary.
The Golden Rule and the Pope
- Pope Francis said Friday that Catholics should look to their own consciences more than Vatican rules to negotiate the complexities of sex, marriage and family life, demanding the church shift its emphasis from doctrine to mercy in confronting some of the thorniest issues facing the faithful.
The Detroit Zoo’s 83 penguins took a stroll Thursday to their new home. Zoo handlers escorted the waddling waders along a celebrity-style red carpet (which was actually blue, to reflect their icy cold habitat) lined with cheering young fans and posing for pictures along the way. Check out the video here.
Calley gets critical
- When state Rep. Sheldon Neeley said Snyder’s emergency managers were responsible for the city’s lead-contaminated water, it set off a series of Jan. 3 emails within the governor’s office that criticized Neeley two days before Snyder declared a state of emergency in Genesee County. “Most state reps in the minority party spend 6 years in pure irrelevance, so this is just his way of mattering,” Calley wrote in an email. “He is not productive and he is not going to be productive. The issue is worth more to him in the media than it ever could be as a problem solver.”
Iggy Pop is the cure
- Iggy Pop was effusive in his praise for his hometown Thursday night at the Fox Theatre, beaming as he called Detroit the “No. 1 place in the (expletive) world” during his earth-shaking sold-out concert at the historic downtown venue.
Metalsmiths show some muscle
Given Detroit's love of metal and steel, it's no surprise a growing number of metalsmiths are making furniture, housewares and architectural components in the Motor City.
At the movies
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