Ask Amy: Is my mom’s insistence on an odd spelling of Nana an attention grab?
Dear Amy: I’m hoping you can give me some insight for compassion. Here’s the rub though – she recently became a grandmother and has declared a very odd spelling of her chosen grandmother nickname. She has chosen to be called “Nana.” She has decided that it must be spelled “Nan’nah.”And she is insistent upon the spelling she has created. I understand it’s not a huge ask, but I’m just having trouble taking it as seriously as she does. You can email Amy Dickinson at email@example.com or send a letter to Ask Amy, P.O.mlive.com
2 women hospitalized after vehicle collision in Jackson
JACKSON, MI -- A crash at a Jackson intersection left two women hospitalized Saturday, police said. At about 2:57 p.m. Aug. 20, an officer from the Jackson Police Department responded to a traffic crash report at the intersection of Cooper and Ganson streets in Jackson. A vehicle ran a red traffic light to enter the intersection, causing a collision with another vehicle, police said. A woman who was a passenger in the at-fault vehicle was taken to Henry Ford Jackson Hospital for a suspected stomach injury, police said. The at-fault driver could face a civil infraction citation for running a red light, police said.mlive.com
Suspected drunk driver arrested after vehicle lands in Jackson pond
JACKSON, MI -- A few too many drinks and a missed stop sign left a 30-year-old Jackson man and his vehicle stranded in a Jackson pond early Sunday, police said. At about 2:55 a.m. Aug. 21, Jackson Police Department officers responded to a report of a vehicle in a pond at Cascades Falls Park. Police determined the driver had failed to stop for a stop sign at the intersection of S. Brown Street and Denton Road, causing his vehicle to leave the road and land in the pond, police said. The driver was standing on the roof of his submerged vehicle when police and fire crews arrived, said Jackson Police and Fire Services Director Elmer Hitt. Jackson Fire Department personnel assisted the man in getting out of the water.mlive.com
Pets of the week: Dove is one adorable puppy. Lucy is a curious girl
JACKSON, MI – Dove and Lucy are just two of the many pets at Cascades Humane Society that are looking for loving forever homes. Cascades Humane Society, 1515 Carmen Drive, is open to the public from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. CHS also has a Pet Food Pantry to help families going through financial hardship. CHS accepts cat or dog food donations, as long as the food is in its original packaging. The Pet Food Pantry is open from noon to 2 p.m. on the first Saturday of the month.mlive.com
How to Watch “Dirty Little Secret” Lifetime movie premiere
Dirty Little Secret premieres tonight at 8/7c on Lifetime. Based on a true story, Dirty Little Secret follows Lucy and her mother Joanna. At seventeen years old, Lucy is preparing for college—an endeavor that must be kept secret from her mother, who suffers from hoarding disorder. Watch the premiere tonight at 8/7c on Lifetime. Where to watch:You can stream Dirty Little Secret for free when you register for Philo (start free trial).mlive.com
Black University of Michigan student believes poster vandalism was racially motivated
ANN ARBOR, MI - University of Michigan police are investigating an vandalism complaint a Black residential advisor says was racially motivated. Another poster board designed by Lucy displayed information about him for students in his hallway, and like the other board, it was ripped in half by an unknown individual, he said. Officials filed a report based on the video, and the incident is under investigation, she said. Lucy has organized an awareness campaign highlighting the harassment, saying that he and fellow Black RAs have faced issues with other students in the past. Replicas of Lucy’s two poster boards will be placed across campus, said Rebekah Modrak, professor in the Stamps School of Art.mlive.com
How to Watch “Lucy and Desi” Amy Poehler’s “I Love Lucy” documentary
Amy Poehler’s new documentary on the iconic series I Love Lucy is now available for streaming. Watch the incredible story of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz for free with an Amazon Prime Video subscription. Premiering today, Lucy and Desi explores the legendary partnership between Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. Where to watch:Stream Lucy and Desi free for 30 days when you register for Amazon Prime Video. Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz risked everything to be together.” -Prime Videomlive.com
Pets of the week: Formerly abandoned Revo needs love. Lucy loves to go for walks
JACKSON, MI -- The Jackson County Animal Shelter, 3770 Spring Arbor Road, has many pets available for adoption. Lucy had a litter of puppies who have been adopted and she now needs a home. Weimaraner dogs are high energy, devoted and affectionate. Cat adoption fees are $60 for one cat, $80 for two, which includes applicable tests, vaccines and spay/neutering. See more pets available for adoption at Petango.com.mlive.com
Solar wing jammed on NASA spacecraft chasing asteroids
NASA is debating whether to try to fix a jammed solar panel on its newly launched Lucy spacecraft, en route to explore an unprecedented number of asteroids. The problem cropped up shortly after the spacecraft's Oct. 16 liftoff on a 12-year journey. After measuring the electric current this week, NASA reported Wednesday that one of Lucy’s two giant, circular solar panels is only between 75% and 95% extended.news.yahoo.com
Discoverer of Lucy asteroid mission's namesake fossil excited to watch Saturday launch
Decades ago, Donald Johanson found fossils of an early hominin that would rewrite scientists' understanding of our species. This weekend, he'll watch Lucy, a spacecraft named for the discovery, blast off Earth.space.com
NASA's Lucy asteroid mission will explore mysteries of the early of solar system
Spacecraft have visited most pockets of the solar system by now, but a new region is about to come under the robotic inspection when the Lucy mission blasts off to visit the two clumps of asteroids that flank mighty Jupiter in its orbit.space.com
Oh, say can you see: 5-year-old’s anthem version goes viral
Louisville head coach Jeff Walz instructs his team in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Boston College, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Louisville coach Jeff Walz first heard his daughter sing the national anthem while she was in the playroom at their house earlier this week. So was his team after it heard a recorded rendition of 5-year-old Lucy singing the “The Star-Spangled Banner” Thursday night before the Senior Night game against Georgia Tech. They were staging their own Senior night game for Cardinals star Dana Evans. “I knew though she wouldn't have wanted to do it if I told her.”___More AP college basketball: https://apnews.com/hub/womens-college-basketball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25.
Westland family reminds others to be safe with fireworks a year after 4-year-old girl suffers fractured skull
WESTLAND, Mich. A year ago, just after the Fourth of July weekend, we covered the story of 3-year-old Lucy. Lucy was 70 yards away from the fireworks being set off by a neighbor when one struck her. READ: With public shows canceled, fireworks stores seeing uptick in salesAccording to WalletHub, 67 percent of annual fireworks injuries happen with a month of the Fourth of July. READ: With public shows canceled, fireworks stores seeing uptick in salesMarie Bukis is Lucys mother. READ: Detroit police want people to follow these safety tips when using fireworks this holiday weekend
‘I have to save my dog’ -- Michigan woman scares off black bear to rescue pup
GRAYLING, Mich. – Not many people have come face-to-face with a bear enough to understand how scary of a situation it can be. Heather Willobee said it wasn’t the first time she crossed paths with a bear, but April 18 was different. "But I also knew she wasn’t coming alone and that something big was right behind her.”A 300 pound black bear had tussled with Lucy and was chasing her home. Willobee said she was able to get Lucy inside and realized she needed to go to the vet immediately, but the bear was still outside. Once Lucy was in the backseat, Willobee turned around and saw the bear was back.
"Joker" and "Lucy in the Sky" performances are out of this world
Jason Carr sat down with movie reviewer Greg Russell to chat about the new movies everyone is talking about. "Joker" is a statement about being failed by the world around you and feeling lonely. "Joker" is rated R.Lucy in the Sky"Lucy in the Sky" is all about a woman trying to make it outer space. Lucy is an astronaut that doesn't come back the same after going to space, which leaves her with numerous questions. You can see "Lucy in the Sky" in theaters next weekend.
Pet Sitter Throws 10-Week-Old Puppy to Ground in Shocking Video
Amanda and Bryce Horton were horrified when they logged on to their home security camera to see their pet sitter throwing their 10-week-old puppy Lucy to the ground. She is such a little puppy, but not only does she throw her but after she throws her, she stands, like, 'What are you going to do now? [Bryce] was able to talk through the camera to her and say, 'Hey, we saw what you did to our puppy. Amanda and Bryce had met the pet sitter using the popular app Rover, though they asked the sitter to watch Lucy that time themselves. We have permanently deactivated this sitter from our platform.Fortunately, Lucy wasnt seriously injured.