The Detroit News Published 5:43 p.m. UTC May 27, 2018 Michigan and Michigan State are in the running to land three-star defensive lineman Michael Fletcher. The 6-foot-5, 240-pound Flint Carman-Ainsworth star unveiled his top six schools Sunday, listing Michigan and Michigan State along with Wisconsin, Alabama, Kentucky and Nebraska. Fletcher tweeted that he’ll be making his decision 6 p.m. June 29 at Carman-Ainsworth High School. Fletcher is rated a four-star prospect by 247Sports, but a three-star recruit according to the 247Sports Composite. He’s ranked No. 387 nationally, and No. 25 among strong-side defensive ends. He’s ranked No. 11 overall in the state of Michigan, according to the 247Sports Composite. … [Read more...] about UM, MSU among finalists for Carman-Ainsworth’s Michael Fletcher
Mark Phelan Detroit Free Press Auto Critic Published 10:00 p.m. UTC May 27, 2018 Daring designs and innovative features will rule the day as WardsAuto honors 2018’s 10 best vehicle interiors at Cobo Center this week. The winners demonstrate several interesting trends. This is the eighth time Wards has presented the awards. Criteria include value, creativity, comfort, fit and finish, ergonomics, design harmony, materials and technology. Trends this year include automakers stretching the envelope with designs that would’ve been reserved for nonproduction concept cars a few years ago, Wards managing editor Tom Murphy said. Wards’s editors evaluated 40 interiors that were new or significantly changed from last year. Reflecting buying trends, six of the winners are in trucks and utility vehicles. The winning vehicles range in price from a $29,775 subcompact SUV to a $201,540 twin-turbo V8 plug-in hybrid luxury car. Read more: The top 10, in alphabetical order: … [Read more...] about These 10 new cars and trucks have the best interiors
Associated Press Published 4:19 p.m. UTC May 27, 2018 IONIA, Mich. — Fifteen Michigan inmates have received associate's degrees from Calvin College. The prisoners are the first in the Calvin Prison Initiative program to earn a degree. The program, which launched in 2016, provides up to 20 inmates annually with the opportunity to pursue a bachelor's degree in ministry leadership. "My ultimate dream is to be a professor and be able to teach," said inmate graduate Dustin Gordon. "This program has instilled in me a deep need to pay it forward." The program currently enrolls 55 students. Inmates from any of the men's prisons in the Michigan Department of Corrections system can apply. Each August about 20 admitted students are transferred to Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility in Ionia. The goal of the program, which is funded through private money, is to educate inmates and inspire change to the culture of prison. Shawn England, a student inmate who is facing life without … [Read more...] about Michigan prisoner says program gives him something to live for
Associated Press Published 3:42 p.m. UTC May 27, 2018 LOCKPORT TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Authorities say three people were killed in a southwestern Michigan crash in which a car struck a tree and the vehicle split in half. St. Joseph County sheriff's officials say 23-year-old Damian Long, 29-year-old Christina Slusher and 20-year-old Kassidy Robinette died in the Saturday morning crash in Lockport Township. Investigators say Long, who was driving, lost control on a turn and the car hit a tree. Police say speed likely played a role but they haven't determined if drugs or alcohol were factors. … [Read more...] about 3 die in southwestern Michigan crash in which car hits tree
Susan Selasky Detroit Free Press Food Writer Published 11:01 p.m. UTC May 27, 2018 When cooking beef, poultry and pork, always have an instant-read thermometer on Steaks Final internal cooking temperature for steaks: Chicken Most chicken (and turkey) cuts need a medium fire. They should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160-165 degrees before you remove them from the grill. You can take them off the grill at 160 degrees. The temperature will continue to rise. Pork For chops and steaks, the internal temperature should reach 160 degrees.Whole cuts (roasts, shoulder, loin) of pork should be cooked to an internal temperature of 145 degrees and allowed to rest three minutes before slicing. Note: The U.S. Department of Agriculture says ground beef and pork should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160 degrees. More on Freep.com: 5 new cookbooks and recipes to launch the grilling season Indirect or direct heat during grilling? How to choose … [Read more...] about Grilling: How do you know when it’s done?