Tom Perkins | For AnnArbor.com
On a recent afternoon, Kathy Scharp's 9- and 10-year old ballet students worked at the barre, performing strengthening and stretching exercises.
The girls in the class are learning pointe, while the boys are learning jumps and preparations for turns.
Courtney Sacco | AnnArbor.com file
Dottie Davis first came to Huron High School as a coach in 1979 and quickly found herself with a problem.
But once you start reading about Walt, the novel's 29-year-old, Boston-loving main character, and his beloved regular breakfast place, The Early Bird Cafe, that empty booth, the centerpiece of a cover bathed in primary colors, starts to look portentous.
Patrick Record | AnnArbor.comIn the second half of Saline’s 37-29 Friday night win over Ypsilanti Community, the Hornets had one quarterback and one primary running back.
My husband is 99 percent bed-bound with primary progressive MS. My oldest son is bipolar (he's off his meds and doing great), and my youngest son has Asperger's. I know ... wow.
My husband refuses to even try to understand the boys. When they have behavior problems, he tells them if he could, he would backhand them. Great parenting, huh? But at the same time, the boys and I are expected to have our lives revolve around his disability and stop everything when he needs help. His MS is always top priority.
At family gatherings, my brother's wife puts my brother down with negative comments, says indirect, hurtful comments to her son's girlfriend, and is, in general, denigrating to other relatives. My mother has started to speak up when my brother's wife says something negative about my brother, which appears to have brought on comments from my brother's wife about how difficult my mother is and how she should go to a nursing home due to her age. (Both of these comments about my mother are utterly wrong.)
My sister and I are trying to figure out how to not enable these situations and also how to not engage in her negative behavior. We don't feel avoiding family gatherings is an option. Should we set boundaries? Should we ignore her? We need help with how we should handle ourselves to make our family gatherings more pleasant.
-- Two Sisters
You may need to alter some of the variables in your life in order to ease stress and avoid loss in the year ahead. The right move could bring high returns, but temptation could cost you dearly. Learn from your past mistakes and use your head at all times.
Saturday was the last time Michigan and Notre Dame will play in Ann Arbor for the foreseeable future. Devin Gardner and Jeremy Gallon sent the Fighting Irish out with a bang in Michigan's 41-30 win.
Patrick Record | AnnArbor.comThe University of Michigan pulled out all the stops for the second “Under the Lights” game against Notre Dame.
The 115,109 fans at the stadium, a new stadium record, were treated to a number of jet flyovers, multiple celebrity appearances and a stunning halftime show. Rumor has it there was also a football game squeezed in there somewhere.
Ryan J. Stanton | AnnArbor.comThe luck of the Irish only goes so far.
Dozens of Notre Dame fans — and yes, some Michigan fans, too — lingered outside the Big House for more than an hour after Saturday night's game started, searching for the elusive extra ticket to Under The Lights II, and many came up empty handed.
For those lucky enough to score a last-minute ticket from a scalper, the going rate seemed to be about $140-$150.
The Michigan vs. Notre Dame football game may not have started until the sun went down, but the parties started soon after it came up. Along State Street, Hill Street and other areas on and around campus and Michigan Stadium, there were parties aplenty.
Daniel Brenner | AnnArbor.comNo coach will turn down a win, but Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard coach Brian Lemons admitted his team made too many mistakes to win Saturday’s matchup against Whitmore Lake. The Irish overcame those struggles and defeated Whitmore Lake 25-14, to improve to 2-0 on the season, but for Lemons, there is plenty of work to be done.
Ben Freed | AnnArbor.comRelated:
- Student binge drinking: Are tailgaters drinking more or are we just able to see more of it?
- Students start waiting 22 hours before Michigan-Notre Dame game for front-row seats
- Read more football coverage at MLive.com/Wolverines.
The football game between Michigan and Notre Dame might not kick off until 8 p.m., but the pre-games were in full swing by mid-afternoon.
The sights and sounds — and yes, smells — of the student tailgating parties bombarded the senses throughout the neighborhoods bordering campus.
DEAR DOCTOR K:
I went to my doctor after a few episodes of shortness of breath. It turned out to be atrial fibrillation. How is this condition treated?
Joe Hermitt | PennLive.comSTATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Eastern Michigan struck first, but Penn State struck last and far more often on Saturday as the Nittany Lions steamrolled the Eagles, 45-7.
Eastern scored the first points of the game when linebacker Hunter Matt recovered a Christian Hackenberg fumble and returned it 11 yards for a score. Saline native Dylan Mulder added on an extra point to give the Eagles a 7-0 lead with 4:01 left in the first quarter.
The early misstep seemed to wake up the young Hackenberg, who would go on to throw for 311 yards and a touchdown. Zach Zwinak and Bill Belton each ran for a pair of scores for Penn State.
Here is the daily Los Angeles Times crossword puzzle for September 7: 20130907pzdxl-a.pdf
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