News@noon: DMC follow-up; bringing back the burkini
Today is Friday, August 26, 2016, and we're proud to say the state of Michigan has launched an investigation into the Detroit Medical Center, the same day The Detroit News reported about years of doctor complaints about dirty, broken and missing surgical instruments.
Today, investigative reporters Karen Bouffard and Joel Kurth bring you two new reports: Hospital records such as those concerning dirty medical instruments are not released publicly and oversight in hospitals in general is lacking.
We'll be following up on what happens with the DMC hospitals in Midtown.
For now, here's what else is making news today:
Canton has a lot to celebrate
- Excitement filled the air Thursday as supporters celebrated the return of three summer Olympians. The crowd cheered and waved mini American flags as swimmer and Olympic medalist Allison Schmitt and hurdlers Jeff Porter and Tiffany Porter, all of Canton Township, arrived for a parade for the city’s Hometown Olympic Heroes Celebration at Heritage Park Amphitheater.
Bring back the burkini
- France’s top administrative court overturned a ban on burkinis in a Mediterranean town, in a decision Friday that should set legal precedent regarding a swimsuit crackdown that has divided the country and provoked shock around the world.
- The bans grew increasingly controversial as images circulated online of some Muslim women being ordered to remove body-concealing garments on French Riviera beaches.
Trump's Labor Day weekend visit
- Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is planning a Sept. 3 trip to Detroit as part of his campaign’s new effort to drum up support from African-American voters.
Need for speed
- Reporter Tony Paul had quite an adventure taking a ride on an inflatable boat, jetting down the Detroit River at upward of 60 miles per hour. It was part of a preview for the Gold Cup hydroboat races and Hydrofest on the riverfront this weekend.
- NASCAR returns to Michigan International Speedway this weekend for the Pure Michigan 400, although don't expect to see Dale Earnhart Jr. He has not been cleared by doctors to return to racing and will miss at least two more races. But Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill will be there. He's the grand marshal.
Working for the weekend
Hopefully you'll get a break this weekend. If you have some free time, here are some suggestions for what to do:
- Catch a movie: Out this week are “Don’t Breathe,” a breathless, visceral, nerve-racking thrill ride; "Southside With You," a quiet film that chronicles the first date between a young Barack Obama and Michelle Robinson; "Hands of Stone," the story of boxer Roberto Duran; and Werner Herzog’s “Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World,” a dive into the perils of the internet.
- Try a new recipe: Chef Aaron Wright of Bistro Joe's in Birmingham shares his favorite dishes with you. Try steak and potato kebabs with a creamy cilantro sauce for kick. Or as long as you've got the grill out, why not go for skirt steak with black beans and corn and tomato salsa. For dessert: a rave-worthy buttermilk cake.
- Finally get your home office organized and efficient with these tips.
- Or keep the kids busy before their return to school with this cute end-of-summer art project.
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