Monthly Archives: December 2008

Important Holiday Advice

  Offer hugs, not gunfire Hug a loved one this New Year’s Eve instead of firing a gun into the air. That’s the message Detroit Police and the Neighborhood Services Organization/Youth Initiatives Project are sending as they plan their fifth … Continue reading

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Crime Beat: Ypsilanti Township Tourism

See the (Murder) Sites: An Interactive Experience! (Warning! We ID!)   Armed thieves rob 3 women Three women were robbed outside an Ypsilanti Township apartment complex Sunday morning, officials said. A 19-year-old Ypsilanti Township woman told police she took two … Continue reading

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The Elevator

  The Elevator It’s the only elevator on campus and it won’t come. I’m up on the eighth floor of Pierce Hall, the high rise dorm – I’m estimating that it’s somewhere in the four a.m. area – the evening’s … Continue reading

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Reserve Your Spot Now!

this is sure to be a popular event!   FRIDAY – December 26 BIKE YPSI: BIKE TO WORK 8 a.m., start at Bombadills Café, 217 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti. Also, 5:15 p.m., return trip, Larcom Municipal Building, 100 N. Fifth … Continue reading

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Merry X-mas

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  Sister In the parking lot Having fallen Unmendable Indifferent to the earth Its black ice   Now you’re gone Only too often Like all the time Always the same thing Also known As nothing   Once you gestured Things … Continue reading

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Crime Beat: Holidays Are For Family

  JACKSON Man bites mom in fight, cops say A 19-year-old man has been arrested after police say he bit his mother in the face. The Jackson Citizen Patriot reports a 39-year-old Jackson woman was hospitalized Wednesday after her son … Continue reading

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Quote Bag: Decorous and Daring

  The dress was both decorous and daring. No woman could criticize, no man fail to notice. — Vera Caspary   Her face had the prettiness that the first glance almost exhausts, the prettiness, amazing in its quantity, that one … Continue reading

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Crime Beat: The Value of Experts

  Anti-kidnapping expert kidnapped MEXICO CITY – A U.S. anti-kidnapping expert was abducted by gunman in northern Mexico last week, a sign of just how bold this nation’s kidnapping gangs have become. U.S. security consultant Felix Batista – who claims … Continue reading

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Flesh House by Stuart MacBride

  Flesh House, Stuart MacBride, St. Martin’s Minotaur, $24.95.   I consider Stuart MacBride to be one of the top emerging writers of the past several years. What I most enjoy about his books is their mixture of the commonplace … Continue reading

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