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Morning Buzz for Tuesday, Oct. 20

Posted at 9:28 AM, Oct 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-20 09:28:43-04

Here's what's making headlines for Tuesday, Oct. 20.

1. Calvin University, one of Michigan's hidden jewels, has made the top five of Michigan's Best Colleges and Universities.

Another Grand Rapids College, Aquinas, also made the list, coming in at 8th with Hope College coming in at 9.

Wallet Hub compiled the data as part of their annual survey of the best schools in the country as the deadlines creep up for college selection for high school seniors.

The application deadline for the fall semester of 2021 is November 1.

2. Michigan's newest restaurant is coming to the 27th floor of the historic Amway Grand Plaza, Curio Collection by Hilton.

The restaurant will open on November 17. Soaring high above the Grand Rapids cityscape, MDRD (Madrid) will bring an elevated all-occasion dining option to Grand Rapids.

They'll offer modern Spanish cuisine, lavish libations, and an energetic atmosphere with jaw-dropping unobstructed views.

3. Being masked up is taking on a new meaning this Halloween. The City of Grand Rapids has announced some safety tips to make sure trick-or-treating is safe this year.

GRPD, along with the Kent County and Michigan Health Department, are telling homeowners to not hand out candy if you are feeling sick.

If you're healthy, wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose, and put markings on your driveway or porch that will keep trick-or-treaters six feet apart from each other.

Those going house to house should avoid congregating in large groups, and should not share candy with other people.

Of course, everyone should keep washing their hands and using hand sanitizer.

4. New research suggests a dog's personality may change as they age.

Researchers studied the personalities of more than 200 border collies between the ages of 6-months and 15-years-old finding a dog's personality changes throughout their lifetime.

For example, a dog's attentiveness and problem-solving ability changed early in life and began to even out after the dog turned 6-years-old

Researchers say one thing that didn't change with age was a dog's ability to tolerate frustrating situations.

5. The World Series begins tonight, and Taco Bell will be offering freebies once again.

Its "Steal a Base giveaway is returning for a ninth year in a row. Rewards members can get free tacos if a base is stolen during the series.

The promotion offers the Doritos Locos tacos, which is usually $1.89 a piece. This is all happening through the Taco Bell App.