Daily Archive: April 10, 2013

    Detroit beats Chicago for best travel destination nod

    Detroit is the place to be! At least, according to one travel writer. David Landsel has compiled a list of over-rated destinations and suggested alternatives. He chose Detroit over Chicago as one of the best places to travel to. It’s nothing new for Michiganders to talk about the many choices in our area for fun,…

    Henry Ford Hospital offers new patient gowns with more coverage

    Detroit’s Henry Ford Hospital has a new patient gown that aims to offer a little more style, comfort and rear coverage. The new design, which resembles a wrap-around robe, closes in the back and front. It’s also made of a thicker, cotton and polyester blend than a typical gown so that it keeps patients warmer. Three snaps, as…

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    Two Men Tie the Knot In Africa’s ‘First Traditional Gay Wedding’

    Two 27-year-old South African men, Tshepo Cameron Modisane (pictured left) and Thoba Calvin Sithole(pictured right), tied the knot Saturday in a ceremony that is being heralded as the nation’s first gay wedding, according to the Huffington Post. The couple was married in the town of KwaDukuza and stood before 200 guests as they exchanged their …

    Michigan residents leave for D.C. immigration march

    On Wednesday, Apr. 10 dozens of metro Detroiters will be in Washington D.C. for what’s being called a historic national immigration march on the Capital. Residents from southwest Detroit plan to gather with the expected masses for a rally they hope puts more pressure on Congress to create a pathway to citizenship for millions…

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    Robin Kelly Elected to Succeed Jesse Jackson Jr.

    (AP) — Former Illinois state Rep. Robin Kelly, whose campaign received a $2 million boost from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, easily captured Tuesday’s special election to replace former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. The win for the Matteson Democrat was widely expected as the Chicago-area district, which Jackson represented from 1995 …

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    Student Arrested In Texas College Stabbing Attack

    A student went on a building-to-building stabbing attack at a Texas community college Tuesday, wounding at least 14 people before being subdued and arrested, authorities said. The stabbing suspect was originally identified as Demond Lago, but has now be identified as Dylan Quick. The attack happened at about 11:20 a.m. on the Lone Star Community College System’s campus in Cypress and sent at least 12 people to area hospitals, including four taken by helicopter, according to Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department spokesman Robert Rasa. He said several people refused treatment at the scene. …