News@noon: The best bachelor party; shapely houses
Today is Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, and MSU fans are getting worried. UM fans on the other hand.... they can't wait.
When the Wolverines and Spartans play at high noon Saturday, it will be a tale of two schools hurtling in opposite directions. Michigan is 7-0 and ranked second in the nation. Michigan State is 2-5 and floundering.
Will it be that bad? Or will it be a competition? Let us know what you think in the comments section or tweet us @detroitnews.
Here's what else we are working on today:
No 'easy path to fraud'
- Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says the election is "rigged." Michigan's elections designer says that'd be tough to do in this state. Chris Thomas has been at the forefront of designing and fine-tuning how Michiganians vote in elections as the state’s elections director for the past 35 years. “I don’t really know how I would do it,” he said. “I don’t see any easy path to doing a fraud that would make a difference in an outcome of an election.”
- Donald Trump’s campaign is downplaying new federal filings that show Hillary Clinton with an $85 million cash advantage in the final stretch of the campaign. Trump’s message matters more than “dollars and cents,” running mate Mike Pence said Friday.
- Pence said Friday it’s up to Trump to decide if he wants to plunge more of his personal fortune into the campaign. The latest contribution reports, up to date as of Wednesday, show he had given only about $33,000 this month — far short of the $2 million he typically gives.
- Trump had a campaign rally in Toledo yesterday, where he ripped double-digit Affordable Care Act premium increases, political corruption and international trade agreements. Ohio is a key swing state, and he predicted he will win “a lot bigger than people even understand.”
- Also yesterday, a close call for Pence as his campaign plane slid off a runway during a rainstorm at New York’s LaGuardia Airport, tearing up two tracks of concrete before coming to rest on a patch of grass.
A shapely house
- Orson Squire Fowler was a man ahead of his time, and his most lasting legacy may be his contribution to American architecture: octagon houses. Built primarily during the second half of the 19th century before the Civil War, Michigan has, or had, 105 octagon houses, the third highest number of octagon houses in the nation. Here's the story of how a local one was saved.
Flipping the tech script
Pete Karmanos Jr. is at it again. The tech mogul who moved his Compuware Corp. to downtown Detroit long before it was cool now is heading to Pontiac. That’s where the MadDog Technology firm he co-founded said Thursday it is moving three of its companies and 52 new jobs.
Movies, music and more
- Halloween is Monday, so that means this weekend is going to be full of festive stuff to do. Here are a few of the area’s top events. And here's where you can get a spooky good drink or meal.
- And if you're an adult that wants to feel like a kid again, the First Draft beer blog has done some beer and candy pairings you should try.
- If you are a little late to the game and running out of time to get a costume, try making one of these instead.
- Maybe you'd rather spend a little time this weekend catching a movie. Check the reviews out here: Gimme Danger, the vivid documentary of Iggy Pop and the Stooges, Inferno, the third entry in the “Da Vinci Code” series, the impressive Brazilian film Aquarius, and the other music doc of the week Oasis: Supersonic.
The best bachelor party
- A group of men from Michigan have returned from a bachelor party in Tennessee with a stray dog and her litter of puppies in tow. Each of the men took one of the puppies, whom they named Brimmie, Rosie, Daisy, Knox, Gunner, Bear and Finn. The groom's grandparents took the mother as well as a puppy.
- Fiat Chrysler’s all-new, 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde (or QV for short) clocked a blistering 7-minute, 32-second lap around the hallowed Nurburgring race track this fall to claim the fastest lap ever recorded by a four-door sedan. Not bad for a car that doubles as a daily driver.
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