It's all about the odds, and one lone ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials said Sunday.
Using their superhero powers for good: U-M football alums raise money for developments at C.S. Mott Hospital
For C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, money raised from the three-day Champions for Children’s Hearts charity event that drew a slew of University of Michigan football alumni and other former athletes back to Ann Arbor this weekend fills a critical void.
- Ann Arbor school board ratifies contracts with 3 unions that will save district $3.4M
- Domestic partner benefits: Ann Arbor couples at forefront of lawsuit challenging ban
- Federal judge hears arguments against state law banning domestic partner health benefits
Teachers in the Ann Arbor Public Schools are set to lose insurance benefits for their same-sex and domestic partners starting June 30, as a result of the union opening its contract to take a 3 percent pay cut.
Just two things could prevent this from happening: a ruling on a grievance filed against the Ann Arbor school district, or a ruling on a lawsuit against Gov. Rick Snyder filed in federal district court that involves two Ann Arbor schools couples.
Angela Smith | For AnnArbor.comAfter two and a half years of serving brides-to-be in the Ann Arbor area, Stacy Fork is ready to expand The Gown Shop.
The bridal boutique at 122 S. Main is taking on an additional 1180 square feet of space that was formerly occupied by Sithe Global.
The Michigan Growth Capital Symposium, held this coming week in Ypsilanti, will bring together investors from across the country to discuss the state of venture capital and meet the “Best of the Midwest” in startup companies.
The two-day event will feature panel discussions and presentations by emerging technology and early-stage companies. Ann Arbor-based managing director for the Venture Investors fund Jim Adox said top regional funds as well as major funds from the coasts attend the event.
Ryan J. Stanton | AnnArbor.comWhen Sindi Keesan enlisted her partner Jim Deigert's help in building a house at 512 Felch St. in Ann Arbor in 1986, she never imagined it'd still be a work in progress three decades later.
One step at a time, she and Deigert — a trained electrician and son of a civil engineer — have pieced together most of the house themselves over the years, and it's been a learning experience.
AAPS budget crisis: As schools cut programs next year, community needs to see management of this year's deficit
AnnArbor.com file photoCuts to the Ann Arbor Public Schools took another step forward last week as the school board agreed to trim $4.984 million from next year’s budget.
courtesy of the University of Michigan Special Collections LibraryThe expansive space occupied by the exhibit “The Many Hats of Robert Altman: A Life in Cinema”—at the University of Michigan Hatcher Graduate Library—fits well with this Hollywood legend’s oversized talent.
Using nine entry overhead banners featuring photos of stars like Karen Black, Shelley Duvall, Henry Gibson, Elliott Gould, and Michael Murphy — as well as placards, personal correspondence, and oversized panels strategically placed throughout the Graduate Library’s Exhibition Room — the exhibit looks like just about the right size for Altman.
Mary Morris, U-M Hatcher public information specialist, succinctly says in the display’s press release, “This exhibit draws on the riches of the University of Michigan’s Robert Altman archive, including examples of his novel approach to overlapping dialogue, his exploration of movie genres, his use of ensemble casts, and how audiences and critics viewed his work. It includes materials from “M*A*S*H” (1970), “Gosford Park” (2001), “Nashville” (1975) and more (as) researched by students from the U-M Department of Screen Arts & Cultures.”
Daniel Brenner | AnnArbor.comLexi Pew spent Thursday at the Greenhills girls tennis regional, making up for lost time.
The 19-year-old Greenhills graduate started last season as a Gryphons doubles player and team captain, looking forward to leading her teammates to another state finals appearance.
I'm having trouble dealing with my violent niece and nephew, 5 and 7. I have two children of my own a little older. We are a tight family that (mostly, despite this big issue) enjoys hanging out together quite often. It's common for the 5-year-old to hold my 7-year-old down and just swing punches.
The boy was kicked out of day care at 2 for his violent tendencies. In an effort to not tear the family apart, we've tried to deal with it by telling ourselves that in time it will go away. Things aren't better, except that he is wiser now and waits for when he thinks we're not watching to hit our kids. At a recent birthday, the two hit or kicked every kid at least once.
I took care of my husband for 10 years before his death from early-onset Alzheimer's. I am in a relationship now, and I'm finding that a widow's status is far different than that of a wife.
Not long ago, I was invited to a friend's daughter's wedding. When I asked if I could bring "Sam," I was told, "No, we don't know him and there are a lot of other people we would like to invite." I got the same response from my first cousin when I asked if I could bring Sam to her son's wedding: "No, we don't have room for him and we don't know him."
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