Todd Spangler Detroit Free Press Published 1:22 p.m. UTC Aug 8, 2018 In early returns, businessman John James led Sandy Pensler in the race for the Republican nomination to face U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., in November. With about 15 percent of the state's precincts reporting, James had 174,534 votes, or 58 percent, to Pensler's 124,677 or 41 percent. James' lead, if it holds, is notable, since in the days before the election, President Donald Trump endorsed James, who is an Army veteran who attended West Point and flew Apache helicopters in Iraq. Trump also did a recorded robocall for voters on James' behalf (and that of Republican gubernatorial candidate and state Attorney General Bill Schuette) in the days before the election, saying “John James is truly the real deal — he will be a star" in the Senate. More: See all the election results for metro Detroit and statewide races More: Ballot shortages reported in Oakland County; … [Read more...] about Who’s winning the race to face U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow?
Hollywood star Debbie Reynolds also played the starring role raising her two children, Carrie and Todd Fisher. Today, Todd is the sole survivor, with many a story to tell our Tracy Smith: The late Debbie Reynolds once said that the two hardest things she ever did in her life were childbirth and "Singin' in the Rain." Take at look at the musical number "Good Morning": At the time, she was only 19 years old, with no prior dancing experience! But she more than kept up with Donald O'Connor and Gene Kelly. It seems failure wasn't an option for Reynolds, in the movies, or as a mother to her two children, Carrie and Todd. Todd, now 60, lives in Las Vegas, not far from where his mom used to perform. In a new book, "My Girls: A Lifetime with Carrie and Debbie" (HarperCollins), he says that Debbie tried to give him and sister Carrie a happy childhood, even when their idyllic world fell apart. Smith asked, "What kind of mom was Debbie?" "My mother was the ultimate mother," he … [Read more...] about Todd Fisher on life with Carrie & Debbie
It was a painful loss for movie fans when actress and screenwriter Carrie Fisher and her mother, Oscar-nominated actress Debbie Reynolds, passed away within hours of one another in December 2016. But no one would have felt the pain more acutely than Todd Fisher. In his new memoir, "My Girls" (HarperCollins), Fisher writes about his sister Carrie and mother Debbie, recounting a lifetime in the orbit of two irrepressible Hollywood stars. Read the excerpt below, and don't miss Tracy Smith's interview with Todd Fisher on CBS' "Sunday Morning" June 24! There's a small, beautiful town in Colorado called Ouray, about fifty miles from Telluride, that's hallowed ground to our family. When Carrie and I were very little, Mom shot a movie called How the West Was Won, in the hills around and above Ouray. A couple of years later The Unsinkable Molly Brown was shot in the same area. We were among the few lucky children of movie stars whose moms loved taking them on location, and Grandma … [Read more...] about Book excerpt: Todd Fisher remembers Carrie and Debbie in “My Girls”
One of Florida's U.S. Senators was among a group of lawmakers that were denied entry Tuesday to a Homestead facility housing some of the nearly 2,000 children that have been separated from their families since the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" policy on undocumented immigration. Sen. Bill Nelson was expecting to meet with federal officials and get a firsthand look at the shelter, one of three centers for undocumented children in South Florida, but said he and a group that included Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz were denied entry. "They are now embarrassed and don't want us to check on the comfort and welfare of these children," Nelson told reporters outside the facility. "This is absolutely ridiculous, I am ashamed that the administration is doing this." The Democratic lawmakers showed up to see the conditions of the children inside and to see how many were separated from their families at the border. Wasserman Schultz said they were told they could enter earlier … [Read more...] about U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz Denied Entry at Homestead Facility Housing Hundreds of Immigrant Children
0 Comments Tearful officer admits noting wrong time of crash that killed Nathan Gault and Debbie Whyte BelfastTelegraph.co.uk A female police officer who investigated a fatal road crash in Co Fermanagh which left two schoolchildren dead has tearfully admitted that she got the time of collision wrong. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/tearful-officer-admits-noting-wrong-time-of-crash-that-killed-nathan-gault-and-debbie-whyte-37007758.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article37007757.ece/71775/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-06-14_new_41725984_I2.JPG Email A female police officer who investigated a fatal road crash in Co Fermanagh which left two schoolchildren dead has tearfully admitted that she got the time of collision wrong. Sergeant Melanie Hicks told the inquest into the deaths of Nathan Gault (15) and Debbie Whyte (14) it was "truly regrettable". The Devenish College pupils were struck by a Renault Megane being driven by Yvonne … [Read more...] about Tearful officer admits noting wrong time of crash that killed Nathan Gault and Debbie Whyte