Brian McCollum Detroit Free Press Published 6:13 PM EST Jan 30, 2019 Martha Reeves is pointing fingers at a Detroit medical facility that recently treated her elderly brother, saying some of his belongings were missing when he was discharged. The Motown singer and former politician filed an incident report Friday with the Detroit Police Department. She told the Free Press her eldest brother, Benny Reeves, had been recovering from a broken hip at the Detroit Medical Center's Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan on Mack Avenue. When he was discharged Thursday, his wallet — which included credit cards, Social Security identification and $152 in cash — was missing, she said. The wallet had been in a box with other belongings, which was packed after he was admitted to the facility on Jan. 12, she said. The hospital is investigating, a DMC spokeswoman said. "To be robbed like this is obscene," said Reeves, a former Detroit City Council member and the … [Read more...] about Martha Reeves claims brother’s belongings swiped at hospital
By Washington Post | PUBLISHED: January 30, 2019 at 5:07 am | UPDATED: January 30, 2019 at 9:49 am By Monica Hesse | The Washington Post As of this week, women are running for president – multiple women – and lo, the country has been awarded the chance for a do-over. This time, we swear, we won’t order them to smile more if they really want our votes. This time, we’ll stop using phrases such as “likable enough?” when what we really mean is, “too many ovaries?” Our collective consciousness has been raised and so we’ll begin by . . . excavating one of the candidate’s decades-old love life? Sigh. The candidate in question is Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., whose past relationship with former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown was confirmed for the national media when Brown published an op-ed: Yes, they’d dated. And, yes, he “may have influenced her career” by appointing her to two commissions. But then again, … [Read more...] about What we’re really doing when we rehash Kamala Harris’s love life
My husband, Andrew, and I first moved to France at the end of 2000. It had always been a dream of mine to live in France, after studying French in the UK. We spent eight years in Paris and two years in Rennes, had a brief spell in Glasgow, then seven years ago we moved to Toulouse where we plan to stay. We have two children, Oscar (8) and Eloïse (6). We thought about applying for nationality after we moved to Toulouse, but despite having lived in France for 10 years previously, we had to wait until we had been back in the country for five years. By this point Brexit had happened and we were all the more determined to apply, along with a lot more other Brits. For us, the most important things were to have stability for ourselves and our children with the uncertainty of Brexit, and also to be able to vote. We didn't actually apply as a family as that's not possible, you have to make an individual application. Luckily my husband and I managed to get … [Read more...] about Becoming French: ‘We belong in France and we feel European’
By Heide Brandes Published 9:47 am PST, Friday, January 25, 2019 Frank Ropp takes a call in the lost-and-found at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square hotel in November. Frank Ropp takes a call in the lost-and-found at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square hotel in November. Photo: Photos By Liz Hafalia / The Chronicle 2018 Buy photo Photo: Photos By Liz Hafalia / The Chronicle 2018 Image 1 of / 4 Caption Close Image 1 of 4 Frank Ropp takes a call in the lost-and-found at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square hotel in November. Frank Ropp takes a call in the lost-and-found at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square hotel in November. Photo: Photos By Liz Hafalia / The Chronicle 2018 Buy photo What happens to … [Read more...] about What happens to the stuff we leave in hotel rooms?
Video Tim Krul knows how big the next few games are for Norwich City Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Paul Chesterton Tim Krul insists Norwich City must grasp their big chance to get to the Premier League. Krul knows what it takes to win promotion from the Championship, after a success at Newcastle United earlier in his career, and the 30-year-old is urging Daniel Farke’s squad to seize the day.City are preparing for a massive double header against their main promotion rivals, with Sheffield United at Carrow Road this weekend followed by a trip to leaders Leeds.Second-placed Norwich may control their own destiny, but City’s number one is warning the real graft still lies ahead.“The opportunity is there. We have to grasp it. Don’t be shy, don’t be afraid of it. Embrace the fact we are up there after 28 games,” he said. “If you are second, a point off the top at this stage, you are allowed to be confident but this league is … [Read more...] about ‘Don’t be shy, don’t be afraid of it. Embrace the fact we are up there’