Thursday, October 28, 2010

Sit down when you read this: Economy in red and blues

Posted By on Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 11:13 AM

Last April we posted a link to what News Editor Curt Guyette described as: a devastating interactive map that chronicles the progression of national job losses over the past two years, showing county by county where they have been cut and where they are growing. It is like...

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Court expansion: Ferndale courthouse too small for pot case

Posted By on Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 4:10 PM

How big is this medical marijuana thing? Well, in the case of an alleged dispensary busted by the Oakland County Sheriff, the Ferndale courthouse is too small to seat the nine defendants and their attorneys at the table for the upcoming case. Linda Carroll, the public information officer for the...

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Freeman's freedom? Judge orders new trial in contested murder case

Posted By on Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 5:23 PM

A federal judge today granted a new trial for a Michigan man who has been serving a life sentence in prison since 1986 for a Port Huron murder. In a 52-page opinion, U.S. District Court Judge Denise Page Hood in Detroit conditionally granted Frederick Freeman’s habeas corpus petition filed in...

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Watch Larry Gabriel tie one on — actually two

Posted By on Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 5:28 PM

A recent column by Larry Gabriel, Tying it all together, included a description of a problem-solving exercise involving ropes hanging from a ceiling and a riddle of how to tie them together. A metapher for the kind of creative thinking that Detroiters are going to puzzle through a vision for...

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

No smoking: Detroit incinerator shuts down

Posted By on Tue, Oct 12, 2010 at 11:13 AM

According to Covanta Energy, minority owner and operator of Detroit’s waste-to-energy incinerator, the facility that burns Detroit’s municipal waste has shut down because of “economic factors,”according to a company statement. The main cause of those difficulties is an ability to negotiate a contract with Detroit Thermal, which previously...

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Monday, October 11, 2010

Mitten Gas Prices Jump. One Guy Gets Pissed.

Posted By on Mon, Oct 11, 2010 at 9:15 AM

Welcome to the working week: This morning at the gas station on the corner of Livernois and 7 Mile, this digit overheard a ruddy-cheeked guy with a doughy midriff shouting at the exasperated cash-register gent behind the bullet-proof glass that if gas prices get any higher he was going...

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Friday, October 8, 2010

UPDATED A Neighbor's Behavior of Assholian Proportion Part 2246

Posted By on Fri, Oct 8, 2010 at 10:51 AM

If we launched an asshole-of-the-week blog, this post would likely kick it off: Seven-year-old Trenton resident Kathleen Edward is suffering from Huntington’s Disease, the same brain disorder that killed her 24-year-old mother. The girl is dying and the scene is as horrible as anything you could nightmare up. Tragic. There...

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Guy killed by hearse driven by friend.

Posted By on Fri, Oct 8, 2010 at 9:30 AM

Our heart goes out to this guy, to be sure. It went like this: Over in Macomb Township early yesterday, 22-year-old Samuel York had his hearse-driving pal drop him off at a party. Moments later, York darted into the path of the same 1999 Chevrolet hearse as it drove off...

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

'Gimme Your Caddy, Lady,' Chirp Two Little Boys

Posted By on Thu, Oct 7, 2010 at 10:01 AM

Yesterday afternoon two kiddies in black hoodies carjacked a woman and her daughter at Eastwood and Beaconsfield in Harper Woods. They demanded the keys to her sweet ride, a 2008 Cadillac Escalade, got in and sped off. The woman, unfortunately, did not rock any May Kom moves -- it seems...

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Solutions for Detroit (to start the day)

Posted By on Wed, Oct 6, 2010 at 11:47 AM

Anytime a thousand Detroiters get in a room, there’s the hope for good energy. This morning, it was great. Gathering for the annual “Solutions At Sunrise” fundraising breakfast for Southwest Solutions at the Masonic Temple, Mayor Dave Bing¸Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano, State Rep. Rashida Talib (D-Detroit) and about...

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