May 10, 2015 |
AFTER A WEEK of contemplation, Mike Babcock wants to see what's on the open market. And despite their interest in keeping Babcock on as head coach, the Detroit Red Wings will give him that opportunity. The Red Wings granted Babcock permission to speak to interested parties beginning at noon yesterday, the team announced. His negotiation window with interested parties will extend through May 25. Babcock, 52, is hockey's most sought-after free agent this summer - including players.
August 16, 2012 |
STERLING HEIGHTS, MICH. - Contractors found about a dozen pieces of human flesh and other body parts Wednesday while they were clearing debris in a sewer pipe 50 feet below a busy suburban Detroit roadway. Workers stumbled upon the parts about 8:30 a.m. while beginning their daily work in the 9-foot, 6-inch-wide pipe in Sterling Heights. "It's not like there were arms or legs, it was small pieces," said Sterling Heights Police Lt. Luke Riley. "One of the pieces has what appears to be part of a tattoo.
August 3, 2012 |
DETROIT - From the street, the two decomposing bodies were nearly invisible, concealed in an overgrown lot alongside worn-out car tires and a moldy sofa. The teenagers had been shot, stripped to their underwear, and left on a deserted block. They were just the latest victims of foul play whose remains went undiscovered for days after being hidden deep inside Detroit's vast urban wilderness - a crumbling wasteland rarely visited by outsiders and infrequently patrolled by police. Abandoned and neglected parts of the city are quickly becoming dumping grounds for the dead - at least a dozen bodies over 12 months.
June 27, 2011
DETROIT - Unlike this city, Philadelphia's population is rising. Unlike Philadelphia, Detroit's business community is as galvanized and aggressively optimistic as a Disney theme park. Over the weekend, members of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists were bombarded by some biggies from the past, the Big Three automakers, and the future, Quicken Loans, which just brought 1,600 high-tech jobs to downtown - and will add an equal number in the months ahead, jobs dragged from the suburbs because its young staff wanted to be where the action is. The action is still modest, but the downtown bowl has new buildings, refurbished hotels, casinos and a Hard Rock Cafe.
September 30, 2006 |
Larry Brown's dispute over $40 million in his contract after his firing by the New York Knicks went before NBA commissioner David Stern yesterday. Stern isn't expected to rule for up to two weeks. Neither the NBA nor the Knicks would comment. Joe Glass, Brown's agent, said he would not comment for "another 10 days or two weeks. " Brown was fired June 22. The Knicks want to void the remaining four years on his contract. Elsewhere: Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson will undergo surgery to replace his right hip on Tuesday.
July 8, 1998 |
Michael Jackson, casino mogul? Bet on it, he says. He visited Detroit yesterday with entrepreneur Don Barden to announce plans to build a casino-entertainment complex in the city, promising that it would provide family entertainment. The complex - pegged for an 87-acre site along the Detroit River - would be called Majestic Kingdom and would employ about 6,000 people. The attractions would include the Michael Jackson Thriller Theme Park, a hotel resort designed by the singer, a casino, botanical gardens, nightclubs and restaurants.
June 9, 1998 |
With a hockey card tucked in his suit-jacket pocket and his jaw chomping furiously on his lucky bubble gum like a hyperactive teenager, Ron Wilson, the self-assured Washington coach, presents a striking contrast to his Detroit counterpart, the enigmatic Scotty Bowman. Bowman, with his cold glare and defiant chin, does not seem given to the kind of sentimentality that moves Wilson to carry a card of his father, Larry, dressed in a Red Wings uniform. The late Larry Wilson played for and coached Detroit, one reason Ron Wilson is thrilled that the Red Wings are the Caps' opponents when the Stanley Cup finals begin tonight at Detroit's Joe Louis Arena.
June 5, 1997 |
The Renaissance Center, a shiny riverfront complex of tubular skyscrapers, looms like a crystal fortress over this perishing downtown, standing guard alone against the forces ravaging the Motor City. Yesterday, just down Jefferson Avenue at the City-County Building, it had some help. The Spirit of Detroit - a 20-foot-tall statue of a seated man clutching a tiny family in one hand and an earth-like sphere in the other - was wearing a Red Wings jersey. And all day long, camera-toting visitors, inspired by their hockey team's two-games-to-none lead over the Flyers in the Stanley Cup finals, gathered in front of the 44-year-old bronze figure as if it were some giant talisman destined to revive Detroit and bring their Wings a Cup. "This city has been going downhill, but even so, it was still getting a bad rap," said Kristin Ward, 31, of Royal Oak, who was handed a Red Wings flag as she posed her 6-month-old son, Spencer, by the statue.
June 23, 1995 |
Who knew? Looking back, maybe a lot of us who watched the New Jersey Devils whip the Flyers in the semifinals should have known. During the Devils' six-game strangulation of the Atlantic Division champs, we were too consumed with what Eric Lindros, John LeClair and Mikael Renberg weren't doing to notice what the Devils were doing - evolving into a seamless, flawless machine, a team that was much more than just a gimmicky defense and a strong goaltender....
June 19, 1995 |
The Chicago Blackhawks have called a news conference for noon today, perhaps to allow coach Darryl Sutter a chance to say goodbye. Sutter, who led the Blackhawks to the Western Conference finals in his third season with the team, has been mulling whether to continue in the high- pressure job or devote more time to his family. Blackhawks owner William Wirtz said last night the team offered Sutter a contract extension before the playoffs, but would not discuss Sutter's plans.