"A painting considered beyond repair after being submerged in filthy floodwater when the Thames breached its banks in 1928 will be seen in something approaching its wild and lurid former glory on Tuesday when it goes on public display for the first time in a century," The Guardian writes.
President Obama's plan to cut the deficit doesn't exactly spare Medicare, Medicaid, and other federal health programs. But he also doesn't propose the sweeping sorts of changes envisioned by House Republicans earlier this year.
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, this summer has been the second-hottest ever recorded in the United States, helping to push power demand in homes to record levels. As some worry that the growing use of fossil fuels to produce electricity for cooling is unsustainable, one man is urging Americans to live without air conditioning.
Ann Arbor, MI â€“ The Ann Arbor Transportation Authority plans to dip into reserves to start the transition to a proposed county-wide service. The board approved its 2012 fiscal year budget Thursday night, and is also looking for assurances that a proposed north-south commuter rail project is still viable. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ann Arbor, MI â€“ Some Ann Arbor school district parents say reductions in busing are leading to safety concerns. They say the district also did a poor job of communicating bus service changes. More than a dozen community members, mostly from the north side of Ann Arbor, brought their concerns to the school board Wednesday night. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ann Arbor, MI â€“ Ann Arbor officials think they could save more than 500-thousand dollars a year by contracting with the county Sheriff's department for dispatch services. The possible consolidation was discussed at a council work session Monday night. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI â€“ Among the events marking the 10th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks was the unveiling of a memorial at Eastern Michigan University. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.