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    In Final Mayoral Debate, Candidates Must Convince Detroit Voters

    Page 1 of 2Retired South African President Nelson Mandela once said, “A good leader can engage in a debate frankly and thoroughly, knowing that at the end he and the other side must be closer, and thus emerge stronger.”If these words ring true for one of the world’s most respected leaders, surely they can serve as a guiding light for Detroit as it…

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    Special Teams Errors Cost Lions

    Mike Nugent’s 54 yard field goal as time expired gave the Bengals a 27-24 victory over the Lions. This was set up by a poor 28 yard punt by Sam Martin. Nugent had already missed one field goal but was able to make his longest attempt when the game was on the line.Sam Martin has been spectacular for the Lions minus his last punt. The fifth round…

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    Tigers Come Within One Game of Elimination

    Game five was yet another showcase of how ineffective the Tigers offense has been. In the 4-3 loss, the Tigers were only able to produce one run in three different innings. They missed an opportunity in the first when Miguel Cabrera was thrown out at the plate. Cabrera ran through a stop sign at third and was out by a mile. Anibal Sanchez gave…

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    City Council Rejects Belle Isle Lease

    The City Council on Monday rejected Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr’s agreement with the state for the lease of Belle Isle according to reports by Fox 2 News: Detroit City Council approved an alternate plan, a shorter lease of 10 years, by a vote of 4 – 2. JoAnne Watson and Brenda Jones voted no. The council says a shorter lease is better for the…

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    Government Shutdown – No End In Sight

    Washington (CNN) — After weeks of talking past each other, congressional leaders and President Barack Obama talked to each other Wednesday evening — only to emerge evidently no closer to a deal to halt the government’s budget stalemate.The White House meeting, coming a day after the start of the federal government shutdown, served at least one…

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    5 Problems, 5 Solutions

    5 problems with iOS 7, and how to fix them(CNN) — The new version of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 7, was released September 18 to mostly positive reviews.It was the biggest change to iOS since it was introduced six years ago, overhauled to add a slate of new features and a more streamlined, flat, abstract look.But nobody’s perfect, right?I…

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    Stalemate: Obama Rips GOP For Shutdown

    Washington (CNN) — Republicans forced an unnecessary budget crisis in their single-minded effort to dismantle health care reforms, President Barack Obama said Tuesday as frustration spread across Washington and the country on the first day of a government shutdown.In some of his strongest criticism to date, Obama said the shutdown is intended to…

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    Lions Beat Bears to Grab Division Lead

    The Lions put up 27 points in the second quarter on Sunday on their way to a 40-32 victory over the Chicago Bears. The score doesn’t reflect the Lions domination of the Bears. Chicago scored 16 points in the last four minutes of the game.In the second quarter, the Lions were able to score three touchdowns between 6:09 and 2:43 remaining. …

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    Baggage Claim Opens Today With All-Star Cast

    ‘Baggage Claim’ explores love and relationships with an all-star cast Pledging to keep herself from being the oldest and the only woman in her entire family never to wed, Montana embarks on a thirty-day, thirty-thousand-mile expedition to charm a potential suitor into becoming her fiancé.Director: David E. TalbertWriters: David E. Talbert…

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    Federal Furlough Notices In Next 24-36 Hours

    Close to half of the 2.1 million federal employees could be furloughed in a shutdown. Barring a sudden turn in stalemated budget talks, federal workers will begin to get verbal furlough notices in the next 24 to 36 hours, according to a top union official briefed by the White House budget office on Thursday.The Obama administration is taking steps…

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    Honest Government Is Better Detroit

    Innovative good governance summit to address public trust, private sector role Detroit, there is an urgent need for an open, transparent and an integrity driven government at city hall, especially at a time when Detroit, come November, will be seeking political leadership in a new mayor and new city council by districts.Truth be told, Detroit has…

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    ‘We Earned Our Pensions’

    Gail Turner (left) and Brenda Goss Andrews have both given decades of service to the city of Detroit. – Andre Smith photosRoughly 25,000 retirees stand to lose their pensions and health care in a city that is in bankruptcy now, trying to decipher its future in bankruptcy court.That is the message leaders of the Retired Detroit Police Members…

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    Chrysler Files For IPO

    Chrysler Group filed for an initial public offering on Monday, potentially setting the stage for the automaker’s return to the public market.The shares being sold in the proposed offering come from the stake of a trust established to cover medical benefits for retired workers that now owns 41.5% of the company.The trust was set up in 2007 as a way…