Breana Noble and Lauren Abdel-Razzaq The Detroit News Published 10:47 p.m. UTC Jun 21, 2018 More than 20,000 people have signed up for free tours of Michigan Central Depot this weekend — so many, in fact, that Ford Motor Co. has stopped taking reservations ahead of its planned renovations to the iconic Corktown building. Ford does not plan to extend tours beyond the weekend because of the company's construction plan schedule, spokeswoman Marisa Bradley said. However, there could be future opportunities as Ford explores its broader plans, she added. For those who've made reservations, the former train station is open from 1-6 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The building is located at 2001 15th St. in Detroit. "I think what’s been really exciting is to see how much passion and love for what this symbolizes for the city and the future," Bradley said. "We’ve heard from dozens of people who have shared their stories … [Read more...] about 6 things to look for while touring the Michigan Central Depot
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Michelle Boorstein and Sarah Pulliam Bailey, The Washington Post Published 2:50 pm, Sunday, June 10, 2018 Photo: Washington Post Photo By Sarah Pulliam Bailey As Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Paige Patterson, seen here May 4 at a commencement in Fort Worth, was one of the most powerful leaders in the history of the Southern Baptist Convention, a giant force in American evangelicalism. Paige Patterson, seen here May 4 at a commencement in Fort Worth, was one of the most powerful leaders in the history of the Southern Baptist Convention, a giant force in American evangelicalism. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Sarah Pulliam Bailey As How women led to the dramatic rise and fall of Southern Baptist leader Paige Patterson 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Southern Baptists pride themselves on being independent, … [Read more...] about How women led to the dramatic rise and fall of Southern Baptist leader Paige Patterson
Watch this, America. A state may be about to do something sensible, bipartisan and even humanitarian to take care of its people. It could still fall apart, as it has before. But Virginia’s lawmakers appear to be on the verge of insuring about 400,000 low-income residents by expanding Medicaid after years of refusing to do so. Remember, Virginia is a place where thousands of people queue up before dawn on one weekend every summer to get free treatment from volunteers who turn livestock pens into medical crash units at the Wise County Fairgrounds because people are so desperate for care. It’s a scene I visited four years ago when the Remote Area Medical clinic was the only hope for folks with bleeding gums, black lungs, oxygen tanks and broken backs to get treatment. [When medical care means a cot in a cow pen and the mercy of volunteers] In 2014, Molly Bass, 3, waited in the car for 15 hours because her dad, Tim Bass, needed some dental work done and couldn’t afford … [Read more...] about Will Virginia finally do the right thing for 400,000 people desperate for health care?
Fishlake National Forest • The leaves of the Pando aspen grove glow in the low sunshine of an October afternoon. The straight, vertical trunks repeat into the distance like a house of mirrors, and under a backlit canopy of foliage, Pando feels at once infinite and enclosed. For 106 acres on the southwest bank of Fish Lake in Sevier County, a single root system unites this forest. Pando is the biggest aspen “clone” ever identified, the single most massive living organism known on Earth. Though little known in Utah, Pando has gained fame as a tourist destination and as a symbol of sustainability and interconnectedness. It is being researched, photographed, talked about. It has inspired poetry, sermons, even comedy sketches. Scientists say it could be on the brink of collapse. “It’s dying from within,” says Paul Rogers, an ecology professor at Utah State University and director of the Western Aspen Alliance. “We’re sort of in an … [Read more...] about Utah’s Pando aspen grove is the most massive living thing known on Earth. It may die soon.
BULLETIN -- AP: "Obama to name former aide Samantha Power as US ambassador to UN, replacing [Susan] Rice." POLITICO: "Power, an Irish-born author on human rights and genocide, served as an aide at the National Security Council as the senior director for multilateral affairs and was named chair of the Atrocities Prevention Board that Obama created las year." –“Donilon to Resign as National Security Adviser,” by N.Y. Times Mark Landler: “Tom Donilon, the national security adviser, is resigning and will be replaced by Susan E. Rice, the American ambassador to the United Nations … The appointment, which Mr. Obama plans to make [this] afternoon, puts Ms. Rice, 48, an outspoken diplomat and a close political ally, at the heart of the administration’s foreign-policy apparatus. It is also a defiant gesture to Republicans who harshly criticized Ms. Rice for presenting an erroneous account of the deadly attacks on the American mission in Benghazi … [Read more...] about TOM DONILON OUT, SUSAN RICE IN AS NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER — SAMANTHA POWER TO U.N. AMBASSADOR! — NEW STATUS SYMBOL: secret e-dress — ESPO b’day