Ernie Harwell dies at 92

Ernie Harwell, the acclaimed Tigers broadcaster whose eloquence and kindness made him a beloved Michigan institution, died tonight after a nearly yearlong bout with cancer. He was 92.

Detroit Free Press: Stimulus plan created or saved virtually no jobs in Michigan

-- Seven months into the massive federal stimulus program, the vast majority of government grants, contracts and loans in Michigan so far have created or retained virtually no jobs, a Free Press analysis shows.

21st Century Toledo: Urban Prairie

US cities may have to be bulldozed in order to survive

"The government looking at expanding a pioneering scheme in Flint, one of the poorest US cities, which involves razing entire districts and returning the land to nature.

Local politicians believe the city must contract by as much as 40 per cent, concentrating the dwindling population and local services into a more viable area."

Monica Conyers debates school children

If you have not seen this you should. Monica Conyers gets testy and begins debating a child when the child asks her about her behavior for calling the Detroit City Council President Shrek. BTW is calling someone Shrek a bad thing? The young lady, who is an 8th Grader, seems to have more sense than Conyers, and I would vote for her for council.

Detroit's Mayor charged w/8 counts......

Updated video included- Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and former chief of staff Christine Beatty surrendered to Wayne County authorities this afternoon after Prosecutor Kym Worthy charged them today with perjury, obstruction, conspiracy and misconduct. Kilpatrick said that he expects "full and complete vindication."

At least Detroit's City Council has figured out what to do...

Pity we don't emulate Detroit in the manner.......

"Detroit city council calls on mayor to resign"

......Of course, our mayor hasn't been caught in a sex scandal ....yet.

Kwame Kilpatrick blames his attention on media "lynch mob" mentality

Kwame Kilpatrick blames his attention on a media lynch mob mentality, forgetting that he lied under oath and right now who knows what else he did (allegations of murder, sex, parties, affairs, hiding public documents from the public, spending on tax payer money on personal items, favoring friends in business dealings, yada yada yada not really serious right?).
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