When you’ve been making music for as long as Chris Smither has - he released his first album in 1971 -- it’s understandable that, when you hit a certain milestone, you want to do something special to mark the occasion.
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The Saline and Pioneer boys cross country teams had remarkably similar Saturday performances. They were just in different locations.
Scientific advancements may soon turn science fiction into science fact, making it possible for the average person to live to age 120 or older.
Today’s question is: Do you think that radical life extension would be a good or bad thing for society?
Just over half of Americans (51%) say that radical life extension would be a bad thing for society, according to the Pew Research Center survey that we have been exploring in this week’s series. About four of ten (41%) say it would be good for society.
What are Americans worried about when it comes to the use of medical treatments and devices that increase the life span? Equal access is one of the main concerns. A large majority of Americans (79%) say that everybody should be able to get life-lengthening treatments, but two-thirds (66%) also think that only the wealthy will have access.
Two-thirds (66%) also believe that longer life would strain the nation’s natural resources. A majority (53%) don’t believe that radical life extension would make the economy more productive.
And many Americans have moral objections: Almost six of ten (58%) say that these medical treatments would be “fundamentally unnatural.”
Do you think that only the rich will have access to life-lengthening medical treatments?
Would radical life extension strain our resources?
Is radical life extension simply unnatural?
Dr. Wayne E. Baker is a sociologist on the faculty of the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. Baker blogs daily at Our Values and can be reached at email@example.com or on Facebook.
DEAR DOCTOR K:
I have mitral valve prolapse. What does this mean? And why don't I need treatment for it?
Bridge players take great pleasure in making a contract after correctly anticipating trouble in the form of unfavorable distribution. In today's deal, South is in four hearts. West leads the spade ace and continues with the spade queen. After ruffing, how should declarer continue?
North's takeout double was flexible, unlike a two-club overcall. Also, note South's jump to four hearts. This showed a relatively weak hand with a lot of hearts. With a very strong hand, South would have started with a two-diamond cue-bid
Communication will be the key to meeting new acquaintances and learning new skills in the coming months. Don't let a personal matter stand between you and your goals. Don't limit what you can do or stop short of success.
Here is the daily Los Angeles Times crossword puzzle for September 11: 20130911pzdxl-a.pdf
Last night, my boyfriend of seven months introduced me by his ex-girlfriend's name, then hurriedly corrected himself. I stated very calmly, "You just called me 'Rhonda,'" and he denied it. I left the bar and began to walk home.
He feels bad, but says it means nothing. He does not seem as contrite as I feel like he should be, making it worse.
A few days ago, I asked him to remove the 100-plus pictures of her on his Facebook page, and put one of me up. They have been broken up for quite some time. He put one of me up but didn't delete the pictures of her. He has since deleted them, but it feels like it is too late.
My 13-year-old son, "Wiley," was playing a game on my cellphone. I stupidly forgot to delete a short video of myself engaged in a sex act with my ex-husband, "Cliff." Wiley didn't confront me or mention it, but given his sudden change in behavior, I'm almost certain he saw it.
The next morning I mentioned it and apologized, hoping we could get past the awkwardness, but Wiley wouldn't admit this is what's bothering him. He acted as if he didn't know what I was talking about. Now he's shutting down. He won't talk to me. He's off in his own world as if I'm a stranger, where a few days before we would laugh, share and trust each other.
NBCU-M grad and Saline resident Sean Panikkar sang the Spanish version of “My Heart Will Go On” with the opera-singing trio Forte on Tuesday night’s episode of “America’s Got Talent,” but will Forte go on - to the finals?
When Kenny Seiler came out of a 13-year retirement to return to the Saline varsity volleyball sideline, it was nights like Tuesday he was looking forward to.
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A water main break had restricted eastbound traffic Tuesday evening to one lane on Stadium Boulevard just west of the intersection with Washtenaw Avenue in Ann Arbor.
Brianne Bowen | AnnArbor.com
Lincoln has the big poll win. Now, it moves on to the big game.
The Railsplitters’ home matchup against Temperance Bedford Friday won our Week 3 Game of the Week poll, drawing nearly 2,000 votes in a runaway win. It’s Lincoln’s second Game of the Week win in three weeks.
That means we’ll be back in Splitter Nation hosting a live chat, taking photos and writing multiple stories starting at kickoff, 7 p.m. Friday.
The game will feature a pair of teams coming in at 2-0. Lincoln topped Huron, 46-14 Friday, a week after beating Belleville 30-9.
Bedford, meanwhile, has a pair of 40-plus point wins already in the books: 47-0 opening weekend over Utica Ford and 56-25 over Toledo St. Francis.
Courtney Sacco | AnnArbor.com file photoChelsea receiver Tim Mantel played quarterback for one play in the Bulldogs’ 17-14 loss to Belleville. He should either retire on top or consider switching positions, because the result was perfect. The senior wide receiver threw an 81-yard touchdown pass on his only attempt.
Two men broke into an Ann Arbor Indian restaurant Sunday morning by breaking a glass door to enter the business, police said.
Brianne Bowen | Ann Arbor News
They say records are meant to be broken, and a 116-year-old mark just might fall Tuesday in Ann Arbor.
This record isn’t some ancient University of Michigan football stat, though. This one was set on the thermometer.