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New lion heads for Detroit's Whitney Building are a sign of times

The lions are coming back. Starting next week, workmen from Ram Construction will begin hauling 26 lion heads up 19 stories to the top of the David Whitney Building on Grand Circus Park. More

Air museum to drop 'Yankee' as it flies toward new era

Aviation fans inspect a historic visiting aircraft at one of the Yankee Air Museum's annual air shows.A view of people checking out the Yankee Air Show at Willow Run Airport in Belleville, Saturday August 9, 2008. MADALYN RUGGIERO/Special to the News Madalyn Ruggiero

The Yankee Air Museum will be soaring shortly into welcoming skies and a bright future, complete with an inspiring and appropriate new name. More

Children's Hospital of Michigan restricts visits to limit spread of respiratory virus

Children's Hospital of Michigan is restricting visits to patients to help curb a rash of viral respiratory infections affecting children in Michigan and across the Midwest. More

Domestic abuse now at 'epidemic' levels

Domestic abuse cases rarely make headlines unless you're somebody famous like NFL player Ray Rice, or, as in the case of the recent arrest of Assistant Wayne County Prosecutor Robert Stevens, in a position of power. More

Make your recreation healthier with Fresh Air Fit programs

Learn yoga on the beach or go for a hike with Michigan's Fresh Air Fit program, which runs into fall. Michigan DNR

Michigan's Fresh Air Fit program partners state parks with local fitness instructors to offer health and wellness activities in the great outdoors. More

Study: Americans endure unwanted care near death

David Walker, former U.S. comptroller general Facebook

Americans suffer needless discomfort and undergo unwanted and costly care as they die, in part because of a medical system ruled by 'perverse incentives' for aggressive care and not enough conversation about what people want, according to a report released Wednesday. More

Drugstores, retailers dive deeper into vaccines

A sign telling customers that they can get a flu shot in a Walgreen store is seen Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in Indianapolis. The nation's biggest drugstores and retailers are grabbing larger chunks of the immunization market, giving customers more convenient options to protect themselves against the flu, pneumonia and more than a dozen other illnesses. Darron Cummings / AP

Walgreen provided enough flu shots last season to protect a population roughly twice the size of Los Angeles. More

The key to being well-liked is to make yourself likable

Dear Abby: I'm a 15-year-old girl. When I'm with the high school group of kids at my church, I try to extend myself and talk, but they never reciprocate much. More

Heal time longer on fingertip crush injuries

Dear Dr. Roach: Three months ago, I slammed the fingertip of my left index finger in a drawer. The fingertip is still swollen and painful. My doctor sent me for an X-ray, and there is no fracture. I can bend it at the joint, but cannot put pressure on the fingertip. More

John Lennon, Warren Zevon — the many faces of artist, ad exec Tom Maniaci

Tom Maniaci of Birmingham turned a passion for pop art into a business called Frame Your Face in 2001. Frame Your Face

Warren Zevon is not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and Randy Newman is. If you're Tom Maniaci of Birmingham, that's sort of like Alan Trammell not being in the Baseball Hall of Fame when so many stiffs have plaques. More

More children live to age 5, work still to be done

A local health worker administers a vaccine to a baby at a local health center at the financial district of Makati, east of Manila, Philippines. More of the world's children are surviving to their fifth birthday, but a new report finds 6.3 million still died last year, mostly from preventable causes. Bullit Marquez / AP

Washington — More of the world's children are surviving to their fifth birthday, but 6.3 million still died last year, mostly from preventable causes, the U.N. children's agency said Tuesday. More

Hamtramck Fire Dept. will celebrate 100th

The Hamtramck Fire Department will celebrate 100 years of service with Polish food and dancing. More

Husband's 'educational' DVDs get flunking grade from wife

Dear Abby: I am a full-time mother of three young children and have been married for nine years. Since the beginning, my husband has pushed to have things 'his way.' He struggles with his temper and has yelled at me over little things. More

Guillian-Barre causes progressive weakness

Dear Dr. Roach: Three months ago, my daughter, age 50 and a healthy person, was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome. The onset was gradual, beginning with numbness in her hands and feet, and severe pain in her back. More

App of the Week: Red Cross Blood Donor

Keep track of donations on the Red Cross' app. Red Cross

A new free app from the Red Cross lets blood donors keep track of donations, manage appointments and receive info from Red Cross about certain blood type shortages and emergencies. More

Women's Night Out will benefit Royal Oak PTA

The fourth annual Royal Oak Women's Night Out is 6-9 p.m. Sept. 24 at Blackfinn Ameripub, 530 S. Main in Royal Oak. More

Miss America: Bigger issues to worry about than her red cup

Miss America 2015 Kira Kazantsev of New York poses for photographers during the traditional toe dip in the Atlantic Ocean on Monday morning, the day after she was crowned. Julio Cortez / AP

While she realizes everything she does now will be scrutinized and commented on, Kira Kazantsev says she performed Pharrell Williams' song 'Happy' while tapping a cup on the floor during the talent competition because that's what she wanted to do, regardless of what anyone else might think. More

FitBark: Startup by ex-banker creates a fitness tracker for Fido

Davide Rossi is the CEO of Fitbark, a startup company that makes fitness-tracking devices for dogs. Pictured with Davide is Vasco, a lab mix who is owned by a friend. Rich Sugg / MCT

Davide Rossi was working as an investment banker in New York City when the idea occurred to him: What if there were a fitness tracker for dogs? More

For fans, college football poses wedding dilemma

Emily Younker planned football into her wedding to make sure Crimson Tide fans stayed put. Brynn Anderson / AP

Emily Younker isn't getting married until next year but she's already made sure the date doesn't conflict with college football and sent one invitation: To Big Al, the elephant mascot of the University of Alabama Crimson Tide. More

St. Tropez has charm enough to attract 6 million visitors a year

The old fishing port of St. Tropez, France, is one of many tourist destinations to be found there, including museums, chateaus, cafes, markets and boutique shops. Patricia Sheridan / MCT

The sexy, sunny siren of the Cote d'Azur, St. Tropez, has been luring men to the French Riviera long before Brigitte Bardot made it a jet-set touchstone with the 1956 film 'And God Created Woman.' More

Lady Bird's legacy lives on at wildflower center

A butterfly rests on a flower at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas. Visitors to the center named for the late wife of President Lyndon B. Johnson can stroll along paths featuring colorful blooms abuzz with butterflies, relax while swinging under towering oaks and let their children play in a new family garden. Eric Gay / AP

Austin, Texas — Visitors to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas, can stroll along paths featuring colorful blooms abuzz with butterflies, relax while swinging under towering oaks, let their children play in a new family garden, get id More

Written thank-yous for gifts show heartfelt appreciation

Dear Abby: I turned 14 and had a small party with relatives to celebrate. A few days later my mom bought thank-you cards and said I should send them out. More

Search on for cancer pain relief alternative

Dear Dr. Roach: I’m about midway through a 5-year follow-up treatment of aromatase inhibitors for estrogen positive breast cancer (after surgery and radiation). I was told to expect joint pain, and I have had it, but I’m using let­rozole, which for me has the lowest level of side effects. More

University District couple rescue magnificent, neglected 1930 Tudor

 Todd McInturf

Regality rules inside Ken and Lori Sanders' 1930 English Tudor in Detroit's University District. The house, to be featured on Sunday's University District home and garden tour, is a mix of both antique and contemporary decor. More

Compassion missing in dismissal of gay teacher

For so many reasons, and on so many levels, it's hard not to be passionate about Barb Webb, the gay Marian High School teacher who was terminated a couple weeks ago after the administration learned she was pregnant. More

Purse maker opens shop in Penobscot Building

Angela Boone of Angelique Collections in the Penobscott building with her woven purses. Daniel Mears / The Detroit News

Angela Boone, owner of Angelique Collections, always knew she wanted to make purses, but never seemed to have time until she experienced an unfortunate turn of events. More

If I can can cherry tomato and ginger jam, so can you

Golden tomato ginger jam. Joy of Cooking

This year I decided to venture into the jam realm, and when I saw this recipe for golden cherry tomato and ginger jam, I knew it was something I was only going to be able to enjoy if I actually made it myself. More

Take a leap of faith and plant bulbs in October

Fields of tulips and daffodils in the spring are worth the wait. PhotoDisc

More than a decade ago, my late partner Jeff Ball and I planted a few hundred daffodils, and over the years, they have multiplied and flowered every spring, making a stunning display. More

Follow a checklist for seasonal home shutdown

You can install a wireless system yourself, such as the iSmart Alarm, that can be monitored via smartphone, tablet or computer. iSmart Alarm Inc.

With the Labor Day weekend unofficially signaling the end of summer, many folks are starting to think about shutting down their cottage for the winter or preparing to winterize their home before they head south. More

Welcome Mat: The latest and greatest for your home

The Michigan AIDS Coalition (MAC), in partnership withDIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS, announces its fifth-annual Dining by Design. DIFFA

DIFFA's Dining by Design will feature dining installations, food and music; take a sofie, win an Art Van sofa; 'Bridge of Blooms' wins photo contest and more. More



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