Vince Ellis Detroit Free Press Published 5:02 p.m. UTC May 28, 2018 It used to be simple. For NBA prospects with the option to return to school, they needed to hear one thing: A first-round guarantee. But in recent years, since the unprecedented infusion of TV in 2016, guaranteed money has been available for picks taken in the first half of the second round. Wisconsin junior power forward Ethan Happ is aware of the trend. Happ, who worked out for the Detroit Pistons on Thursday, and his agent will have that in mind when they decide whether to keep his name in the draft as the Wednesday deadline looms. The Pistons have a just second-round pick (42nd overall) in the 60-pick June 21 draft. “Detroit has a great pick and I thought I had a good workout, but obviously there are other good candidates in talking with their GM and assistant GMs,” Happ said at the Auburn Hills practice facility. “There’s no guarantees in this draft business, but I’m … [Read more...] about Ethan Happ debates NBA draft or Wisconsin; What about Detroit Pistons?
Beth J. Harpaz Associated Press Published 4:03 p.m. UTC May 28, 2018 Orlando doesn’t have a lock on theme park news this summer. Sure, Toy Story Land at Disney World and a new “Fast & Furious” attraction at Universal Orlando will be getting attention. But there are lots of other exciting openings around the country. Fans of Wonder Woman can ride the first coaster named for her, Wonder Woman Golden Lasso Coaster, at Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio. The coaster has a design built on a slender twisting monorail with riders lined up in single seats for their 90-degree drop and an upside-down thrill. Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim, California, plans a June 23 opening for Pixar Pier. The site, replacing the previous Paradise Pier, will consist of four Pixar-themed neighborhoods with attractions, food and merchandise inspired by Pixar stories and characters. One neighborhood, themed on Pixar’s “The Incredibles” movie, includes … [Read more...] about Toy Story Land, Wonder Woman coaster new at theme parks
Keith Roach To Your Health Published 4:02 p.m. UTC May 28, 2018 Dear Dr. Roach: I have been reading a lot about the cardiovascular and general health benefits of supplemental vitamin C and lysine given that human beings are the only animal that does not produce vitamin C. I also read that otherwise healthy adults should be taking 4,000 milligrams of vitamin C and 2,400 milligrams of lysine, with adults suffering from cardiovascular disease taking up to 6,000 milligrams of vitamin C daily. What do you think about this? B.S. Dear B.S.: I disagree with the sources you have been reading. Humans and primates do need dietary vitamin C, but so do some birds, fruit bats, guinea pigs, coho salmon and other species, which also are unable to make it. More importantly, large trials — such as the Physician’s Health Study II, which randomly assigned nearly 15,000 men to vitamin C versus placebo — found no significant difference in heart disease, cancer or death rates. Foods … [Read more...] about Doc: Check for conflicts of interest in sources of info
opinion Paul W. Smith Published 2:45 p.m. UTC May 28, 2018 “Outta’ My Mind on a Monday Moanin’” Along the Po River, bound for Chioggia, Italy. With over 60 of our WJR Travel Club Members, (some making a first stop in Rome, then meeting up with the rest of us for a couple days in Florence) all headed to Venice to catch our Uniworld River Cruise: “Venice & the Gems of Northern Italy.” We quickly learned just how good our travel company, Cruise & Tour, really is. Happily, everything is (as expected) first class all the way. Smooth sailing (no pun intended) with the Crull family (Dennis, Peggy and son Charlie) showing us time and time again they are truly experienced professionals looking after every little detail so that we can leave the “heavy lifting” to them and enjoy trouble free travel. (Speaking of heavy lifting, when will we finally figure out we need about half of what we always pack ?) (You too ?) … [Read more...] about Column: Tribute to American soldiers
opinion By Medvis Jackson Published 2:47 p.m. UTC May 28, 2018 It was roughly one year ago when I returned to the city to interview for the Challenge Detroit fellowship. While I am a native of Detroit, it had been 10 years since I had lived full time in Detroit, spending four years in upstate New York for university and an additional six years working in web and digital communications in New York City. I loved New York City. I enjoyed constantly being in earshot of five different languages, riding the subway, and trying to choose between a snack of Jamaican beef patties on Flatbush Avenue or scallion pancakes in Chinatown. And yet Detroit beckoned me. It tugged on the strings of my memory and knocked on the door of my heart. A walk down a tree-lined street in Prospect-Lefferts Garden reminded me of those in Rosedale Park. Late nights in Bushwick took my mind back to the cracked concrete sidewalks of the Grand River & Oakman … [Read more...] about Opinion: My call to come home to Detroit