Justin Rogers The Detroit News Published 6:14 PM EST Dec 20, 2018 Allen Park — How often did we hear a Detroit Lions player or coach say "every year is different" this offseason? But there's a lot of truth to the phrase. Each offseason, there's typically significant roster turnover, both for the team's starting lineup and rotational depth. Not even factoring in the those under contract who could get cut, the Lions have 22 players on expiring deals. And looking over that list, you'll be hard pressed to say more than an handful merit coming back in 2019. After last week's game against Buffalo, a loss which officially eliminated the Lions from playoff contention, veteran defensive tackle Ricky Jean Francois talked about the importance of the remaining two games. "You don’t know who is looking at you, so you’ve got to come out there as if you’re going to the playoffs or you’re trying to win a division title,” … [Read more...] about A quick look at the Detroit Lions’ free agents to be
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Mark Kurlyandchik Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EST Nov 15, 2018 Halloween may be over but many of metro Detroit’s restaurants continue to be haunted by ghosts of a different type. “We’ve had people with relatively easy, mellow prep jobs walk off in the middle of a shift. We’ve had people that seem phenomenal on paper just not show up for work and disappear,” said Axle Brewing Company owner Dan Riley, whose Livernois Tap beer hall and restaurant in Ferndale has struggled to attract and retain line cooks. Riley’s account has become painfully common among local restaurants feeling the effects of a nationwide skilled labor shortage that's particularly challenging emerging culinary markets like metro Detroit. “I had five interviews scheduled last week for a line cook,” said Samy Eid of his family’s upscale Lebanese restaurant Phoenicia in Birmingham. “None of them showed up and only one of … [Read more...] about A skilled labor shortage is changing metro Detroit restaurants
SEPTEMBER 16, 2016, 4:23:59 A.M. 911 operator: “This line is recorded. Where is your emergency?” Laura: “I’m at Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “I’m sorry. Where are you?” Laura: “Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “OK, what’s the emergency?” Laura: “I’m having an asthma attack. I’m dying.” 911 operator: “Whereabouts are you at the hospital?” Laura: “Emergency room.” 911 operator: “OK.” Laura: “I can’t get in.” 911 operator: “Let me get you into Somerville. You’re outside?” Laura: “Mm-hm.” 911 operator: “Are you in the parking lot?” Laura: “Yeah.” 911 operator: “Are you in a vehicle?” Laura: “No. I’m just outside it.” 911 operator: “At the door?” Laura: “Asthma. Asthma.” 911 operator: “Are you … [Read more...] about Laura Levis died outside a Boston-area ER. The doors were locked. Why?
Travis M. Andrews, The Washington Post Published 10:35 am CDT, Thursday, October 18, 2018 Kevin Paul Gilbert and his granddaughter Vera play at the Kentucky Castle in Versailles, Kentucky, on Oct. 3, 2018. Kevin Paul Gilbert and his granddaughter Vera play at the Kentucky Castle in Versailles, Kentucky, on Oct. 3, 2018. Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Jessica Ebelhar A walk through the fields of Raven Run Nature Sanctuary is rewarded with delicate shades of color.The site in Lexington, Ky., is shown on Oct. 2, 2018. A walk through the fields of Raven Run Nature Sanctuary is rewarded with delicate shades of color.The site in Lexington, Ky., is shown on Oct. 2, 2018. Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Jessica Ebelhar Visitors sample bourbon at Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Ky., on Oct. 5, 2018. Visitors sample bourbon at … [Read more...] about Going beyond bourbon and ponies in Lexington, Ky.
Anthony Fenech Detroit Free Press Published 7:00 AM EDT Oct 17, 2018 It’s been a generally quiet off-season for the Detroit Tigers, though back-to-back core muscle repair surgeries to starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann and outfielder Christin Stewart certainly raised eyebrows. Zimmermann’s surgery was somewhat surprising: he finished the season seemingly in full health, but perhaps the surgery can fix some underlying issues that might have been bothering him behind the scenes. Stewart complained of an abdominal strain late in the season and missed the final three games of the season. The Tigers are optimistic both players will be at full health for the start of spring training. Onto a six-pack of questions in the latest Tigers mailbag: A: I’d say the overall flexibility the front office showed this season. It begins with the draft: The Tigers drafted a different kind of player this season, more athletic, more projectable. They pushed some of their prospects … [Read more...] about Detroit Tigers mailbag: Where is the first baseman of the future?