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Benny Napoleon will run for mayor

Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon announced his intentions to run for mayor of Detroit March 26 at the Masonic Temple. Over 1,200 community leaders — including UAW President Bob King, local pastors and others — attended. Napoleon said Detroit must “grow” its way out of its problems. ...

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Gentlemen ride Harleys

Surely the three young men — William S. Harley and brothers Arthur and Walter Davidson — who invented the V twin-engine motorcycle 110 years ago could not have known the status their motor-powered pedal-bike would have today. The “Bentley of bikes,” is how one metro rider describes Harley-Davidson motorcycles. ...

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93 years and still going

People came from all over the metro area in their most dapper ballroom attire to celebrate Detroiter Houston Pritchett’s 93rd birthday. Mr. Pritchett, the father of seven children, celebrated his birthday at Burton Manor in Livonia with family and friends. “I am crazy about a party,” Pritchett told this reporter. “(And) this a good party!” More than 300 people attended. There were vendors, an open buffet an ...

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WCCCD’s Dual Enrollment Program helps Celia Luna jumpstart successful career

You do the math and you don’t have to be a genius like Celia Luna, an instructor in algebra, to figure this out. The economic doldrums and the skyrocketing costs of higher education is forcing many families to encourage their children to take advantage of dual credit, concurrent enrollment or joint enrollment — whichever name you choose — programs. These all allow students to earn college credits while fini ...

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All of Nain Rouge, not just the dwarf, should be banished

On Sunday, March 24, some Detroiters will gather in Cass Park to watch the 4th Annual Marche du Nain Rouge. According to legend, the founder of Detroit, Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, encountered a nain rouge (French for red dwarf) one morning while out on his daily walk through the city. Cadillac’s immediate response was to strike the dwarf with his cane. The dwarf ran off, cursing the city as he fled. It i ...

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Paramount Homeowners

Homeowners filled Wayne County Circuit Court Judge John H. Gillis’ courtroom March 4 for a hearing to get assistance in making settlements with the Police and Fire Pension Board to keep their homes. However, no representative for the Pension Board was in attendance and the hearing did not happen as expected. According to Gillis’ clerk, there was a mix up with the date. ...

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