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  1. Air museum to drop 'Yankee' as it flies toward new era

    The Yankee Air Museum will be soaring shortly into welcoming skies and a bright future, complete with an inspiring and appropriate new name.

    • 11:48 PM, Sep. 15, 2014
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    John Lennon, Warren Zevon the many faces of artist, ad exec Tom Maniaci

    Warren Zevon is not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and Randy Newman is. If you're Tom Maniaci of Birmingham, that's sort of like Alan Trammell not being in the Baseball Hall of Fame when so many stiffs have plaques.

  2. Gov. Snyder as you've never heard him before

    The governor who ran four years ago as 'one tough nerd' suddenly sounds different. In his last two campaign commercials, Rick Snyder's voice is deeper.

  3. 5-year-old teaches mother a lesson

    Aline Topouzian is older than her years, so her mom decided it was time to have the talk.

  4. Powerless and waiting after Detroit area storm

    My electricity has been out since Friday night, but count me as one of the happy people. It's 50-50, explains the guy in the dark blue work shirt Sunday afternoon. 'Half the people are glad to see you,' he says.

    • 11:41 PM, Sep. 3, 2014
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    After losing son, ex-Lions QB Eric Hipple battles against depression, suicide

    The family will gather for a backyard barbecue, and Eric Hipple will wonder: Who would Jeffrey have brought?

    • 8:48 AM, Sep. 2, 2014
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    Neal Rubin: Mark Ridley gets serious about his heart attack

    Mark Ridley is a smart individual, but even smart men tend to be stupid when it comes to trivial details like their health and well-being.

    • 9:47 AM, Aug. 28, 2014
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    A different day of infamy

    World War II began on a different morning for Stan Krajewski. On our side of the ocean, the day that lives in infamy is Dec. 7, 1941. If we didn't learn it in school, we've seen it in the movies.

    • 10:35 PM, Aug. 25, 2014
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    '24' star Mary Lynn Rajskub brings her comedy act home to Royal Oak club

    The comedy club was full Sunday night, which meant Trenton was pretty much empty. Twenty-six members of Mary Lynn Rajskub's immediate family were in Royal Oak for the show.

    • 6:26 PM, Aug. 25, 2014
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    Five friends set out to cross Lake Michigan on stand-up paddleboards

    It's the sort of thought you have if you are strong and spirited and adventurous, and maybe if you've knocked back a couple of beers. You stand on the shore of Lake Michigan, look across the water and ask yourself, 'Wouldn't it be fun to cross over to the other side?' The notion had occurred, independently, to Andrew Pritchard and two of his friends from Traverse City.

    • 10:03 AM, Aug. 21, 2014
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    Grand bargain's a winner from a Northern Michigan perspective

    From high up the Michigan map, Paul Beachnau has an interesting perspective on the grand bargain. He likes it. From high up the Marriott Hotel at the RenCen a few weeks ago, he had an interesting perspective on Detroit. He liked that, too.

    • 1:12 PM, Aug. 19, 2014
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    93-year-old woman wants to fix up home she's owned for 52 years

    The neighborhood was so nice in the old days that some people didn't want Arlener Harries in it. Now she's apologizing, for the block and for the house in the middle of it she has lived in since 1962.

  5. Russia, China, slowing economy threaten Europe car sales rally

    Western Europe's car market was heading for a slow but steady recovery as sales finally hit rock bottom last year after the great recession, but evidence is mounting that even this unspectacular recovery might be in jeopardy.

    • 3:36 PM, Aug. 11, 2014
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    Why women don't get tickets during the Dream Cruise and men stack 'em up

    Steve Lehto will tell you that of the hundreds of drivers who came to him with their tickets for burning rubber, speeding or perhaps driving a tad recklessly, the number of women was exactly zero.

  6. With no money to burn, Detroit firehouse gets a helping hand from kickball

    It was simple in the old days. If you broke your ax, the fire department gave you a new one. These are the new days, when the city can't even supply its ...

    • 11:57 AM, Aug. 5, 2014
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    Cutting corners on parking meter maintenance costs Detroit a pretty penny

    Here's how a broke city got broker: too many cheap batteries and too few new locks. The 9-volt batteries power Detroit's parking meters. The locks protect the ...

    • 8:40 AM, Aug. 4, 2014
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    Detroit: the SpaghettiOs capital of America

    We used to build more cars than anyplace else, but we don't anymore. We used to have a gold record factory on the west side of the city, but we don't anymore. ...

    • 11:53 PM, Jul. 30, 2014
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    Maire's journey

    Maire Kent floated off into the Atlantic Ocean on Saturday, bound for parts and adventures unknown. That was 14 days after she set sail on Lake Michigan. It ...

    • 12:16 AM, Jul. 29, 2014
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    They vote early, and often

    Even when you're old enough to live in a retirement community, it turns out, there's peer pressure. At least at Fox Run, nobody is leaning on you to skip ...

  7. Bound for San Diego, Coast Guardsman's mover gets beached in Mo.

    When the driver of the moving van carrying all 15,840 pounds of your earthly possessions gets fired on his way to San Diego and abandons the trailer in some ...

    • 12:15 AM, Jul. 24, 2014
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    Event encourages people to register on state donor list

    What's formally known as the Gift of Life MOTTEP Foundation's walk/run raises money and attention for the cause, and it's not too late to step in.

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