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  • Concept Cars Make Big Splash at Shanghai Motor Show

     
    On April 20, the 2013 Shanghai motor show kicked off. As The Detroit Free Press puts it, the event served up a high-decibel dosage of fashion, sports and music (oh, and cars) to some 10,000 journalists. More than 100 automakers......
  • Speaking of Sports

     
    The Detroit Free Press reports: (University of Michigan football coach) Brady Hoke likely will be getting a new title: J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Head Football Coach. The Harris family is donating $10 million to endow the position and......
  • Ranked No. 1 nationally in 2008, Florida's Caladesi Beach's beginning to draw raves and tourists

    Ranked No. 1 nationally in 2008, Florida's Caladesi Beach's beginning to draw raves and tourists
    Caladesi beach is a secret getaway in Florida, an undiscovered gem. That's what I wanted to tell you, but honestly, I can't. Why? The secret's out. Way out. Since Caladesi Island State Park beach near Tampa/St. Petersburg was named the best beach in...
  • Spiritual destinations: Attending religious services far from home

    Spiritual destinations: Attending religious services far from home
    She was walking down the street in Monrovia, Liberia, feeling angry. Then she and her friends heard singing. And it was gospel music. And they followed the sound right into a church. "It sounded like a Baptist church choir, just like home,"...
  • Frank Lloyd Wright's vision flows through Fallingwater

    Frank Lloyd Wright's vision flows through Fallingwater
    MILL RUN, Pa. - Masterpiece. Art. Perfection. Many fancy words and rapturous phrases have described Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright's most famous house. It's all true. But what is also true is that I kept thinking, wow, this house is not childproof. A...
  • Make fire and eat cattails at outdoor skills camp

    Make fire and eat cattails at outdoor skills camp
    MIKADO, Mich. - One dumb camper - me - left a tent pole at home. No problem for Jim Miller, owner of Willow Winds. He cut the trunk of a young tamarack, bent it into an arc, sharpened each end and, voila! Nature's tent pole. It's not that someone else...
  • Experience grand vistas as Amtrak's Empire Builder travels through Montana and the Rockies

    Experience grand vistas as Amtrak's Empire Builder travels through Montana and the Rockies
    NEAR WAGNER, Montana - The train rolls past distant hills - mountains, an easterner would call them. But it's just a tease. Out here is mostly prairie and thin wire fences and undulating gray moguls of land, mysterious for what lies beneath, all...
  • Even with its namesake glaciers receding, national park is magnificent

    Even with its namesake glaciers receding, national park is magnificent
    "Climate Change Could Destroy Glacier National Park" - recent headline --- GLACIER NATIONAL PARK - Lest you panic and picture Glacier National Park sprouting palm trees and reinventing itself as the Florida of northwest Montana, here's a big secret....
  • Fly-fishing in winter? Northern Michigan river offers zen-like experience

    Anglers know something that tourists don't. You can fly-fish all year round, even in winter. Beyond skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, skating and winter zip-lining, the latest tourist attraction in northern Michigan is getting in a float boat and having...
  • 2013 Infiniti JX tones down attitude

    2013 Infiniti JX tones down attitude
    Infiniti chose an odd time to go mainstream. The luxury brand made a name for itself with quirky crossovers like the predatory FX, but its new * * * 2013 JX 35 sticks to the straight and narrow like a plough horse in a field. The seven-passenger family...
  • 2013 Ram 1500 SLT 4x4 pickup: Top-notch fuel economy, advanced features

    2013 Ram 1500 SLT 4x4 pickup: Top-notch fuel economy, advanced features
    Armed with advanced features and exceptional fuel economy, theĀ  2013 Ram 1500 SLT 4x4 pickup is the first V6-powered full-size pickup that doesn't sneer "cheapskate" every time you start the engine. The Ram 1500 is the artist formerly known as the...