News@noon: Opening Day antics, Romney for Trump

The Detroit News

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.

Fans pose for pictures next to the big tiger statue outside Comerica Park during last year's Opening Day in Detroit.

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Here's what else is making news today:

Romney for Trump

The Golden Rule and the Pope

Cuteness overload 

A penguin makes its way to its new habitat at the Polk Penguin Conservation Center at the Detroit Zoo on Thursday, April 7, 2016.

  • 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 

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

Before you grab your popcorn, check out our reviews this week: "Midnight Special" | "The Boss" | "Game of Silence" | "Hardcore Henry" | "Mr. Right" | "Demolition" | "Marguerite" | "My Golden Days"

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