Bob Wojnowski The Detroit News Published 10:45 PM EDT Jun 3, 2019 Detroit — Looking for help, hoping for impact. That’s where we sit, fidgeting impatiently, waiting for the local sports doldrums to lift. Oh, and they will lift. Cyclical (not cynical) history suggests it. At the moment, Boston is gobbling it all up, on the verge of boasting three reigning champions — Patriots, Red Sox, Bruins. Be jealous, but don’t be discouraged. In fact, the last city with three professional champs at the same time was Detroit in 1935 with the Tigers, Red Wings and Lions. (Yes, ask your great-grandpa). Now, Detroit hasn’t won a championship in the four major pro sports since the Red Wings in 2008. Michigan or Michigan State hasn’t won a national title in football or basketball since the Spartans captured the 2000 NCAA Tournament. For that to change, someone has to spark it — a player, a coach, a trade. With that in mind, I’ve … [Read more...] about Wojo: Detroit sports needs a big impact guy; here’s your list
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Tom Hays, Associated Press Updated 7:11 am CDT, Monday, April 8, 2019 FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2018, file photo, television actress Allison Mack leaves federal court in New York. Jury selection is set to begin for a trial featuring sensational allegations that a cult-like group based in upstate New York turned women into sex slaves who were branded with the initials of its spiritual leader. Prosecutors say the purported self-help group called NXIVM formed a secret society of women who had unwanted sex with guru Keith Raniere. Raniere and three co-defendants including heiress Clare Bronfman and TV actress Allison Mack have pleaded not guilty to conspiracy and other charges in the sex-trafficking case. Potential jurors will be asked to fill out questionnaires Monday, April 8, 2019, in federal court in Brooklyn. less FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2018, file photo, television actress Allison Mack leaves federal court in New York. Jury selection is set to begin for a trial featuring … [Read more...] about Jury selection to begin in New York group’s sex-slave case
Carol Cain Detroit Free Press Business Columnist Published 7:00 AM EDT Mar 16, 2019 It’s taken 100 years but American women are finally making a significant impact in politics. It was Aug. 18, 1920, when the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote was ratified. Progress has been slow but the movement got an infusion in 2018 when women won top jobs in Michigan, including governor, as pink enveloped the nation. The momentum continues. Already six Democratic women have joined the 2020 presidential contest and there are more waiting to join local and statewide races. “Given the impact of women on the 2018 midterms there is no reason to think that trend will not continue with the 2020 election,” said Arnold Weinfeld, interim director of Michigan State University's Institute for Public Policy and Social Research. The institute runs the Michigan Political Leadership Program, which had its annual … [Read more...] about Michigan’s political party chairs — both women— answer 6 questions
opinion Nancy Kaffer Detroit Free Press Published 7:01 AM EST Jan 6, 2019 For Michigan women, the 2018 midterm elections were an unparalleled triumph. Women ran for office in record numbers. Organized, campaigned and voted in record numbers. And won, in record numbers. Michiganders elected women to the offices of governor, attorney general and secretary of state, and sent six women to the U.S. Congress. Michiganders elected a whopping 53 women to the state Legislature, enough to propel Michigan from the middle ranks of female representation to 12th in the nation, per the Center for American Women and Politics. These are remarkable victories, and after years of stagnation, it's real growth. And it's depressing. More: Election was slam dunk for women in MichiganKaffer: How they lost: What went wrong for Michigan GOP candidates in the 2018 midterm election Women are 51 percent of the state's population. Even after a … [Read more...] about 53 women in Michigan’s Legislature is alarming. Here’s why.
Opinion Just like Teemu Pukki not getting a penalty for being brough down at Brentford, Norwich City will be hostage to fitness fortune whatever business they were to do in January. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Paul Chesterton In his weekly column, Norwich City correspondent Michael Bailey gets caught out by the arrival of January and asks, where’s the panic headed to this season? It says a lot that it took a fair amount of New Year’s Day for me to twig the January transfer window had effectively opened.There have been seasons where patching up, repairing, lending a hand or trying to reach the next level have all kicked in weeks before the actual window opened. January 1 was then fever pitch.It was all shaping up just like that at Ipswich Town, until Tuesday’s horrible home defeat to Millwall. Paul Lambert’s recruitment sales pitch is going to need to be better than anything else he has ever muttered – and he is going to need to … [Read more...] about Michael Bailey: Canaries may well be better out of the usual January madness