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COP-KILLER FOUND GUILTY Mathews convicted on all charges in murder of Taylor police officer By David Komer The News-Herald

DETROIT — Tyress Thearndos Mathews was found guilty in the murder of Taylor police Cpl. Matthew Edwards on Friday in the second day of deliberations in Wayne County Circuit Court. Mathews, 37, was found guilty on five counts in murder of Edwards, 31, on July 23, 2010 at the Coppertree Apartments. Mathews will be sentenced Nov. 28. Deliberations began late Thursday morning and ended

Friday afternoon. The crowd gasped at the reading, relieved. Mathews blew a kiss to his supporters as he was taken out by sheriff ’s deputies. The charges were first-degree murder; murder of a peace officer; the third was reduced to assault with intent to do great Mathews Edwards bodily harm less than murder; being a felon in possession of a firearm; and felony use of a Piche, Edwards’ partner. firearm. Edwards and Piche were He also was convicted of assault responding to a breaking-andto do less than great bodily harm entering call at Coppertree, off less than murder on Cpl. Gregory North Line Road, at 5:47 a.m.

Neighbor Marcellis Grover testified seeing Mathews ambush Edwards by pulling out a gun and shooting him in the head. “He never had a chance,” Grover said in testimony. As Edwards fell, Grover said Mathews shot him five more times. Piche gave chase to Mathews who fled, engaged in a shootout and arrested Mathews. Mathews was shot multiple times before throwing his empty gun in the parking lot.

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DETROIT — It took two years for the trial of a woman accused of killing two of her children to get under way, and only two hours for a jury to convict her of murder. Sharon Hinojosa, 31, was convicted Tuesday in Wayne County Hinojosa Circuit Court of two counts of first-degree murder and arson. The charges stem from the Oct. 9, 2009, deaths of Alayna Hinojosa, 3, and Anthony Hinojosa, 4. The children died in an earlymorning fire that engulfed their home in the Huron Estates Mobile Home Park near Inkster and King roads in Huron Township. Sentencing is scheduled for 9 a.m. Nov. 30 before Judge Daniel Hathaway. The murder convictions carry an automatic penalty of life in prison without the possibility of

Alayna Hinojosa, 3, and Anthony Hinojosa, 4, died in an early-morning fire on Oct. 9, 2009, that engulfed their home in the Huron Estates Mobile Home Park near Inkster and King roads in Huron Township. A jury Tuesday convicted the children’s mother, Sharon Hinojosa, 31, of two counts of first-degree murder and arson.

‘They didn’t have to die’ Lead investigator discusses Hinojosa homicide case, lauds crime task force By Jackie Harrison- Martin Staff Writer

HURON TWP. — When a mobile home turned into a deadly inferno that killed two children, it was the start of a nightmarish investigation for township police Lt. Scott Carey. The trial in that case ended Wednesday in Wayne County Circuit Court with a guilty verdict on two firstdegree murder charges and one arson charge against Sharon Hinojosa, 31. Two of her children, Alayna Hinojosa, 3, and Anthony Hinojosa, 4, died in an early-morning blaze in their mobile home Oct. 9, 2009. Hinojosa took her youngest child, Aiden, out of the burning mobile home. A fourth child of hers wasn’t there. It brought an end to one of the most emotional and disturbing cases PLEASE SEE GUILTY/2-A the township Police Department has

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handled. Speaking after the verdict was handed down by Wayne County Circuit Judge Daniel Hathaway, Carey, the lead officer in the investigation, expressed his thoughts. “I’m glad it’s over,” said Carey, a 13-year veteran. “I have to thank the Downriver Violent Crimes Task Force. They really helped us out. Without PLEASE SEE CASE/2-A

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“Just (expletive) kill me,” Piche said Mathews told him. Testimony revealed that Mathews used a Detroit Police Department .40-caliber Glock in the shooting. The recovered gun had two identifying stamps of origin on it. Mathews has never been a Detroit police officer. “It doesn’t matter how Mathews procured the gun — it was a surprise to Edwards and Piche,” Assistant Wayne County

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parole. The trial began Nov. 1 after numerous delays due to competency exam requests from both sides. After testimony from township police, a technician from the Michigan State Police Crime Lab, a medical examiner, her former boyfriend, neighbors and two bar employees, Hinojosa took the stand in her defense. According to Hinojosa, the fire, from what she remembers of it, was an accident. Her account of the incident began with a visit to the mobile home from her then-boyfriend, Justin Whisler, the day before the fire. At times both crying and laughing during her testimony, she told the court that she knew when Whisler left the mobile home after his visit that their relationship was over and she was upset. Hinojosa said she went to her car, got tiki oil out of the trunk and when she

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them, this (verdict) probably never would have happened.” Carey said once the task force was called, the township had about 20 detectives at its disposal within an hour. The task force is made up of officers from throughout Downriver with different areas of expertise. Since the task force was formed about seven years

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Prosecutor Robert Stevens said in his closing argument. Taylor police Detective Jeffrey Adamisin recovered evidence from the scene and said that the safety mechanism on Edwards’ gun still was intact. Brett Sojda, Michigan State Police firearms and tool mark identification expert, testified that one of the bullets fired by Mathews damaged Edwards’ gun to the point where it was inoperable even if the first shot to the head had not been fatal. Piche was walking toward the apartment of Mathews’ estranged wife when the attack happened. Piche turned to see Edwards falling back from Mathews’ additional gunshots. There were five apartment witnesses in all, with Grover the only one to see the first shot. Stevens called them five heroes for testifying, adding that Piche is the sixth hero. Stevens said the case was not a whodunit. “Time is a thief — it does not need an accomplice,” he said. “Mr. Mathews was that accomplice.” Defense attorney Todd Perkins noted Grover’s inconsistencies with previous testimony and cited a lack of DNA evidence. Perkins claimed that a prior fight between Mathews and Grover moti-

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Hinojosa suspected that Whisler was seeing someone else. Whisler also was in the process of having Hinojosa evicted from the mobile home, which he owned. Carey said Hinojosa later set the fire and left only with Aiden. He said Hinojosa made frantic calls to Whisler in an attempt to get him back to the mobile home, including telling him some people with bats were at the door for him and they were beating on the door. She also told him that the mobile home had been firebombed. Carey said it wasn’t until a neighbor got on the phone and confirmed for Whisler that the mobile home was on fire that he and the other woman rushed to the residence. Police questioned Whisler, the other woman and Hinojosa after the fire at the station separately. Although Carey said Hinojosa was leading police to think Whisler set the fire, they knew by the interview with the other woman that Hinojosa’s story did not add up. Carey said Hinojosa

began changing her story from that point and the investigation focused completely on her. Contrary to some television news reports at the time, Whisler was never thought to be responsible for the fire. Carey also elaborated on an incident that occurred at the police station that officers could not discuss at the time of investigation. Hinojosa ingested rubbing alcohol some time after she was brought to the station. Carey said Hinojosa asked to use a restroom and was directed to one that women in the department use. When she came out of the restroom, Carey said Hinojosa told an officer that she had just drank rubbing alcohol. She was taken to Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital. While there, Carey said Hinojosa was overheard telling a nurse that she had killed her children. He also said that she tried to kill herself by biting off her intravenous tube. “She said she wanted to commit suicide so she could be with her children,”

Carey said. That is not the first time she said she attempted suicide. Hinojosa testified that she took 25 Valium pills and put a cigarette in the lip of a gas tank in an attempt to commit suicide the day before the fire. Despite saying she took all of those prescription tranquilizer pills, Carey said she can clearly recall everything she did that day and the next leading up to the fire. He said, ironically, she could not recall all the telephone calls she made to family as the mobile home burned or any “damaging details” thereafter. The two bar employees testified that Hinojosa asked them what they would do if their boyfriend did not want their children. That conversation took place about a month before the fire. The families of Alayna and Anthony were in the courtroom on the final day of the trial. There were no outbursts once the verdict was read, only tears.

ago, it has had a 100 percent success rate in helping to solve violent crimes. “They were assigned to different jobs,” Carey said. “There were officers at the crime scene. Some worked on search warrants for the house and cell phones. There were neighborhood canvases and those who interviewed her co-workers and friends. They were everywhere.” Carey said there were significant moments in the case. One came when Carey said a firefighter overheard Hinojosa talking to her

estranged boyfriend, Justin Whisler. “She said something like, ‘Now it’s just me, you and Aiden.’ I don’t know why you’re so upset. I saved your kid,”’ Carey said. Aiden was the only child that Hinojosa and Whisler had together. During the beginning stages of the investigation, Carey said detectives worked more than 50 hours on the case within three days. He said those initial days of the investigation were grueling and heart-wrench-

ing. According to court testimony, one child was found on a bedroom floor and the other on a bed. According to a medical examiner, both died of smoke inhalation. “This was just something no one should have to see,” Carey said. A debriefing for firefighters and police officers was held after the fire for anyone who needed to talk about the deaths. Carey commended the work of Samantha Tieber, a county prosecutor. He also singled out

Huron police Officer Jon Bettendorf, and Brownstown Township police Sgts. Michael McCarthy and Thomas Dayfield for their critical interviews of Hinojosa and others in the case. Carey said he believes Hinojosa sacrificed her children because of the failing relationship with Whisler. “This is a real tragedy,” Carey said. “She had family that would have taken her kids. They didn’t have to die.”

“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13, which was featured on the program for the Hero’s Tribute memorial service for Cpl. Matthew Edwards vated the star witness’ testimony. Grover had been relocated by Taylor police before going missing a week before the trial. He testified to being approached at a party last summer about being “a snitch.” Stevens countered that the only detail that mattered was Grover seeing the first shot from Mathews. Perkins cited a lack of physical DNA evidence and lack of identifying fingerprints. Perkins attacked a blood test error and a lack of fingerprints in his closing argument. Michigan State Police fingerprint identification expert Kathleen Lewis had testified that only one indentifying print of Mathews’ palm was picked up from his red minivan at the scene. Partial prints were taken from a window screen, beer cans he was drinking from and his gun. None were enough for a complete match. A blood sample “internal error” occurred with Edwards and Mathews’ blood samples being switched in the first test results, Michigan State Police DNA analyst Glen Hall said.

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returned, spilled the oil on the porch and inside the front door. Hinojosa said she tried to burn three pictures of her and Whisler. At about that same time, she said her then-1-year-old son, Aiden, fell off a bed and when she went to get the baby, a fire had started and got out of control. Whisler is the father of Aiden, but he is not the father of her other three children. She has another son who lives with his father. He was not at the mobile home at the time of the fire. Hinojosa got out of the mobile home with Aiden, but left Alayna and Anthony in the burning structure. Huron police Lt. Scott Carey was called out of bed at about 4 a.m. that day and became the officer in charge of the investigation. He said he believes he knows what actually happened. Several details have never been reported before. Carey said when Whisler came to the mobile home to retrieve something before the fire, he had another woman with him in the car. According to Carey,

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A second test submitted by body fluid expert Brandon Good was submitted and tested correctly. “They switched the labels,” Stevens said in his closing argument. “Big deal.” Sojda testified that shell casings recovered from the scene were from .40-caliber Glocks. Piche’s gun was a departissued Glock. The markings left on the shell were not able to be linked back to individual guns, however. That morning Mathews was seen by eyewitnesses as trying to break into the apartment window and had beer cans on and around his minivan in the parking lot. Mathews, according to witnesses, was in an agitated state and was yelling outside his wife’s apartment on his birthday for a few hours, neighbor Keta Holmes said. Holmes said that Mathews “hadn’t been around in awhile,” and she thought, “Uh-oh, there’s going to be trouble.”

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First-quarter budgetary report shows city on track By Dave Herndon

While no other department was overbudget, the ALLEN PARK — The city budget as a whole was first-quarter budget report in pretty bad shape, having was released by the city Oct. used nearly $11.7 million of 28. its $19.5 million yearly budThe fiscal year runs from get. That equates to about 60 July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2012. percent of the budget. Only the clerk’s office had The finance and treasurused more than 25 percent er’s offices, City Hall, the of its budget for the year. Fire Department, parks and City Clerk Michael Mizzi recreation and the solid has used 29.67 percent of his waste fund all were under 20 budget, but that includes a percent of their yearly bud$4,400 one-time payout for gets for the quarter. sick and vacation days to a The solid waste fund had former employee. only used about 10.5 percent “Other than that payout, of its budget, but invoices we are underbudget for the for August and September first quarter,” he said. still were outstanding when The News-Herald

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the report was compiled. Those invoices represent another $255,840. That would make the fund come in just under the 25 percent goal for the quarter. Eighty-seven percent of the property taxes budgeted for the year have been received. About 37 percent of state revenues expected have been collected and slightly more than the 25 percent per quarter goal of grant revenue has been taken in. The only income-related fund that was significantly below the standard 25 percent goal is for interest and

rentals, which has taken in about 12.5 percent of the budget. A large portion of the income relating to this account is for ice rental at the community center, which typically has little to no activity until the second quarter of the year. The passage of Proposal 1 in Tuesday’s election will cause the second-quarter reports to be revised as a large revenue stream will be added to the budget for police and fire expenses. Contact Staff Writer Dave Herndon at 1-734-246-0867 or dherndon@heritage.com, or on Twitter @NHDaveH.

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Joe Kanthack (left) and Russell Priskorn, both World War II veterans, have lunch Friday at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1136 in Wyandotte. Kanthack, who lives in Southgate, was in the Navy during the war and Priskorn, a Wyandotte resident, served in the military for 36 years.

Millage increase might not be enough to save all city services, jobs By Jim Kasuba The News-Herald

WYANDOTTE — The good news for city officials is that voters approved a 1.75-mill charter amendment by a healthy margin Tuesday. They can breathe a little easier knowing that won’t have to make 00:00 they substantial reductions in personnel or services. Videos But the caveat is that it might not be enough, espeCheck out our videos of the Aldi store opening in cially when looking down Woodhaven, our continuing coverage of the trial of the man accused in the shooting death of Taylor police Cpl. the road. Matthew Edwards and football talk from staffers Hank Originally, the City Minckiewicz and Scott Held to name just a few. Council approved a proposed charter amendment asking voters to consider Send us photos a 3-mill increase, but the Did you decorate your house for Halloween this year or state Attorney General’s have a fun costume you’d like to show off? If so, snap a Office said it would not picture and send it to rcizio@heritage.com and we might use issue an approval letter it online or in a future edition of The News-Herald and would recommend that Newspapers. Make sure to include any pertinent information, Gov. Rick Snyder reject the your name and location, such as the 5000 block of proposal. Sycamore, for example. The reason was a technicality. The Attorney General’s Office said it Join us on Twitter: believed a requirement for Become a News-Herald follower. Just click a three-fifths vote required on the Twitter tab on the home page of our the city to count Mayor website. Joseph Peterson, even though he cannot vote except in the case of a tie. Join us on Facebook: The original vote to put We already have over 3,449 fans on a 3-mill increase to voters Facebook. Just click on the Facebook tab on was approved by the counthe home page of our website.

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cil 4-2 on July 18, but it was declared invalid, at least for the purposes of gaining Snyder’s approval to get a charter amendment on the ballot. The two council members who voted against a resolution asking voters for a 3-mill increase, James DeSana and Sheri Sutherby-Fricke, voted yes for a compromise 1.75-mill increase a few weeks later. Citizens for Responsible Government in Wyandotte, a ballot question committee, supported the charter amendment, but warned that it might not be enough. Richard Miller, who serves as recorder of the ballot question committee, said 3 mills are actually what is needed to keep the city in the black. Miller said he believes the city’s hopes hinge upon the state returning some of the revenue-sharing money it formerly provided to communities. Councilman Lawrence Stec said the council did the right thing by giving voters the opportunity to vote on this and he’s pleased with the outcome. However, Stec reminded taxpayers that the city

doesn’t have to levy the entire millage for all three years if other money becomes available. He said it’s unlikely that property values will go up considerably, but like Miller, Stec said he hopes “something will happen in Lansing with revenue sharing.” City Administrator Todd Drysdale said the new millage will be placed on winter tax bills and mailed to property owners on Dec. 1. A public hearing is scheduled for Nov. 21 for the City Council to approve levying the new mills. “Although a vote is required to levy the tax, our municipal finance attorneys essentially indicate that it is a formality and that approval has been made by the people as a result of the content of the ballot language and the affirmative vote,” Drysdale said. He added that the city typically does not include city taxes on the winter bills. In subsequent years, the millage will be on the summer tax bill, as normal. Drysdale said that the 2012 fiscal year budget showed a shortfall of approximately $1.4 million.

Additional revenue from the charter amendment approval provides $1.015 million, leaving a projected deficit of about $382,000 for this fiscal year. The council approved $364,000 in cuts when adopting the budget. Since that time, four full-time employees no longer are working for the city, resulting in a projected savings of $292,000. Drysdale said the city also increased fees for birth and death certificates, rental dwelling registrations and garage sale permits, which should raise an additional $32,000 for the fiscal year. So with the actions taken by the council to cut $364,000 and projected revenue of $32,000, coupled with the new property tax revenue, Drysdale said the city will have a balanced budget this year, which he said does not even take into account the $292,000 in savings through employee attrition. However, the five-year financial plan doesn’t look as rosy. Drysdale said there’s a projected deficit PLEASE SEE MILLAGE/4-A

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The News-Herald and Press & Guide Newspapers will publish their annual directory Dec. 21. For the first time, it will be a combined directory, covering information in Dearborn, Dearborn Heights and Downriver. Given the quantity of facts and figures that are part of the annual publication, it is an undertaking that requires a great deal of preparation. That yearly collection of information is under way once again as we prepare for the 2012 edition. The newspapers are asking for organizations to check their listings at

www.livingdownriver.com, the online version of the directory, and to submit updates, if needed. The print version is based on the online version, which is updated throughout the year. Updated information is requested for the following categories, which are on the left side of the Web page: ■ “Faith,” which includes all houses of worship. ■ “Clubs and organizations.” ■ “Family/job support,” which includes community assistance agencies. ■ “Support groups.” ■ “Museums.”

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In Memory

By Dennis Hinzmann

SS Edmund Fitzgerald Memorial Festival organizers Roscoe Clark (left) and Tom Abair hold a picture of the legendary freighter Thursday at Belanger Park in River Rouge. Thursday was the 36th anniversary of the sinking of the ship on Nov. 10, 1975. The freighter was built in River Rouge.

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John Beck, a history teacher at Heritage Christian Academy in Kalamazoo, made a Lego replica of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald and had it on display at a memorial gathering Thursday in River Rouge. It is made of more than 18,000 pieces and took him more than eight years to build.

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irst, let us protect those who need protecting. Let me tell you a story. It’s a bit of history. A bit of a lesson. A bit of humanity. And, a lot about what adults need to do when they see a wrong, especially and always a wrong involving a child or any other creature weaker than they. My story spans decades and countries, but first, let me give you a little background. Like millions of people across the United States, I’ve been listening all week to continuing reports about the sex-abuse scandal enveloping Penn State, its vaunted head football coach, Joe Paterno, and a former assistant coach, Jerry Sandusky. With each revelation of what was reported about Sandusky and when, and who knew what when, and who did or did not report and act on repeated accounts of abuse involving young boys, I have become more and more horrified — as a parent, as an adult, as a human being. According to the Pennsylvania State Police, in 1998 it was reported that Sandusky had “inap-

propriate contact” in a shower My guess, however, is that this with a boy. In 2000, the state police is only the beginning of the truth say, janitors observed Sandusky about what really went on. I’m involved in a sex act with a boy in sure the numbers will rise. a shower room, but did not report So, outrage shouts across the the incident because they “feared nation’s television screens. Sports for their jobs.” and other talk radio shows hash Then, in 2002, the report says, a out, digest, dissect and debate this graduate assistant almost unbelievable coach reported that story from every angle he saw Sandusky imaginable. involved in the Or so I think, until I “rape” of a boy of lock onto one comment about 10 years old among the rest about in a locker room these crimes against shower at the innocence and the university’s football heart of our children’s building. futures. The comment Yet, the report came in a discussion says, nothing hapabout what eyewitnesses MAVIS MCKINNEY pened. to the assaults should Unbelievably, that have done. witness did nothDid they do enough? ing to rescue the child, and didn’t And how accountable some report the assault until the next of the people involved should day. be: should they be fired; kept on; So, time and the Penn State foot- forgiven because they did the best ball program moved on as usual. they could at the time? Now, it is 2011 and the nation is Equivocating instead of taking riveted by these revelations of sex- a stand, one commentator said, ual abuse that might have involved well, he didn’t know what he as many as eight boys and gone on would have done if he had been over 15 years. confronted with such a situation

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as the alleged rape, given the circumstances of jobs and futures. Really? A supposed grown man? A man who witnessed the sexual assault of a child questions how he would behave? Because of his job? Because of his future prospects at the university and in its football program? What happened to his decency and humanity? To paraphrase: Please forgive him and others like him for they know not what they say. As most of us do, I learned early in my life how I was supposed to react if a dangerous situation arose. There was no question. You help, you protect, you tell your parents, you tell the authorities. You have a moral obligation. It is tradition in my family, and it was the heritage of my grandmother, Margaret McColl Godfrey. Grandma was born in 1903 in Scotland. She was trained as a nurse and lived in Falkirk, a quiet life in a quiet, friendly old town. She loved her husband, her three children, her country, and gardening, reading and learning

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“My sense is it’s not he tilting at windmills to alter term going anywhere,” he corlimits has ended even rectly concluded. “It will before the tilting take someone with more influence than me” he began. The latest “Don Quixote” opined in what will vie for is state Rep. Rick Olson (Runderstatement of the year. Saline). He’s a smart and So the anti-term limit dedicated fellow who confolks, and you know who you are, wonder what stratcluded, and he is not alone, that term limits egy could posare a detersibly turn this around? rent to good Michigan has government. It downplays expefour living forrience, which mer governors, is celebrated in and in varying every other job degrees, each under the sun, has some interest in their but not at the legacy. Here is Capitol. a chance to put The antiTIM SKUBICK government their new mark folks convinced on state history. How ’bout a joint news enough Michigan voters conference with former that six years in the House of Representatives and eight Govs. Milliken, Blanchard, years in the Senate would be Engler and Granholm? And good enough and it most cer- while you are at it, how tainly would end the notion ’bout inviting the former of career politicians. It most speakers of the House, certainly did not, but that’s including Paul Hillegonds, Bobby Crim, Gary Owens, beside the point. They won Lew Dodak, Rick Johnson this thing fair and square, and the state’s residents did and all the others. And speak. for good measure, solicit Olson wanted to give the support of the former lawmakers a choice to spend Senate majority leaders, including Dan DeGrow, 14 years in one house or Ken Sikkema, Mike Bishop the other. He sensed some (oops, can’t put him buyers’ remorse out there and felt there was a slight next to Ms. Granholm), chance this modification Dick Posthmus and Bob might fly. Vanderlaan. But the news conference One guy who has would not be enough, the no remorse is Patrick anti-T.L. faction would Anderson, one of the authors of the law. Years argue. All those leaders ago, he hinted that he’d be have a donors’ list stashed willing to revisit this law somewhere. Dust it off, get “to see if we made the right on the horn, and each could raise mucho — $5 million decision.” Well, that time is at hand, would be needed. and the revisit was short The Center for Michigan, and not so sweet for Mr. which has talked for years Olson. The freshman lawabout the need to change maker did not even know this law, could bring all of Mr. Anderson, but before the these folks together and two could chat, Anderson coordinate the effort. But, alas, you’re right. dug in with, “I’m clearly not convinced that anything This is too much heavy liftneeds to be done to the con- ing. They would never do it. The out-of-state pro-term stitution.” Or in case anyone missed limit guys would parachute the point, he added that he is in to kill this before it multiplied. Angry residents willing to talk about it, but would never buy it anyway, not willing to go there. especially if all these politi“I’d say that’s a good cians told them the change summary,” he smiles while is needed. politely dumping on this The bottom line is crystal renewed change effort. clear: Term limits are here Mr. Olson got another to stay. huge dose of reality. He Tim Skubick is the host of went looking for other lawthe TV show “Off the Record” makers to join him. He got and blogs regularly at exactly two — himself and MiCentral at TheNewsHerald. his seatmate. com.

— but, most of all, she had an ingrained sense of equality and fair play. Grandma had beautiful blue eyes, fair hair and soft, lovely skin. She was on the small side, just a wee bit over 5 feet tall, but she had a heart so large that she would leap to defend any creature in need. She was known for that in many little ways, but her sense of how to handle right and wrong played out one day in the late 1940s and became the talk of the town. It happened as she was coming home from the library and she saw a man with a horse-drawn wagon going through Falkirk’s downtown area. The horse was pulling quite a load, as the family story goes, and was having a bit of a struggle. The driver got off the wagon and began to roughly pull the animal along, and then he cracked its flank several times with a whip. That was the last he swung his whip that day, as my grandmother ran up and whacked him about the head and shoulders with her purse, stunning him and knocking him away from the laboring horse.

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order to receive a higher pension. What I would suggest is that we ask all current and future city employees to have one or the other: (1) A cap To the Editor: I would like to add my on their pension (say no more than $50,000 per year), or (2) That no overtwo cents as a concerned resident of time is calculated into their compensaAllen Park. tion calculation for their pension. This I have spoken with several police alone will save the city millions of dolofficers in the last few weeks regardlars over the next several years. ing what I believe needs to be done in However, in order for this to work, order to help solve the problem. Our you have to ask the current city financial problem is a combination employees to take this concession, not of several factors — drop in taxable just the new hires. value, bad contracts, legacy costs and It is hard to ask the residents of the dreaded studio project. Allen Park to fund what I believe My solution to help with the longis excessive pensions of some city term viability of our city is to ask retirees. I know that not all, and not all the city unions to open up their many, city retirees are making in contracts. We need to stop what I call the perversion of the pension system. excess of $50,000. In fact, a member of the retirement board said that 18 perMany city employees will acknowledge that some individuals have taken cent of the retirees are making over $50,000 per year in pension. I calculate advantage of the contract and soaked up as much overtime as possible in that to be approximately 45 retirees.

Just think, we are living longer. Our legacy costs will only compound if we don’t address this situation. Let’s take a lesson from the city’s largest taxpayer, Ford Motor Co. It addressed the legacy costs. It didn’t ask the taxpayers for more money. It had great leadership in Alan Mulally. The unions worked with the executives at Ford. Today it is very profitable. Ford, in turn, rewarded this by paying profitsharing and is now going to start paying dividends on its stocks. While we have to address many issues in the city, I think that this is just one of the things the new leadership can do in order to make sure future generations of Allen Parkers aren’t paying the debt for the benefit of today’s Allen Parkers. Mike Mullins Allen Park


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had stories ready to go and lections Downriver got the winners — and the are the busiest of times for our newslosers, if they’d answer — room staff and our on the phone as soon as the website. results came in so we could Downriver residents post stories before the night was through. know that We had sevif they want eral complete the results stories posted from area within hours of races quickly, TheNews the results comHerald.com is ing in. the place to get In short, we them. rocked it. I’m especially Election Day proud of our hasn’t been our team during only website RENE CIZIO this election success this because we had week. results on the We’ve had site, on Facebook and on staff at the trial of the our Twitter page faster than accused murderer of any other media outlet had Taylor police Cpl. Matthew them. Edwards and have had We didn’t stop there. We updates posted daily, and had photos and videos we sometimes several times posted from polls around a day if there was a major Downriver and we had development. Storify compilations of Thanks to our staff ’s comments voters left on our diligent work, we also were social media pages that we the first media outlet to shared across the Web. publish the guilty verdict Our staffers knew what in the murder trial of Sharon Hinojosa of Huron races were most important Township, whose two young to Downriver voters and children died in 2009 in a they made sure that they

trailer fire she intentionally set. Our staffers also were onsite when a 9-year-old Brownstown Township girl tearfully testified in 33rd District Court in Woodhaven about her father, who allegedly was intoxicated and used her as his designated driver. We posted to our website and social media pages as the girl’s testimony was being heard in Judge Michael McNally’s courtroom. In short, if there is an important story happening Downriver you can bet we’ve got up-to-date information about it on our website faster than anyone else.

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arlier this year, the Senate Armed Services Committee, which I chair, began an investigation of counterfeit electronic parts finding their way into the systems that our military uses to defend us. We recently held our first hearing to look at what our investigation has discovered so far, and what we have found will shock the American public. There is a flood of counterfeit electronic parts entering the defense supply chain. It is endangering our troops and costing us a fortune. And the overwhelming share of these counterfeits comes from one country: China. Here is some of what we have found: ■ Looking at just a slice

CARL LEVIN Government Accountability Office, acting undercover, to go online and buy electronic parts used in military systems. Every single part the GAO has received so far has been counterfeit. The GAO found suppliers who not only sold them counterfeit parts when they sought real parts, suppliers also were willing to sell them parts

Chinese authorities impeded our investigation, refusing even to issue visas to our investigators to enter mainland China. of the defense contracting universe, the committee reviewed 1,800 cases of electronic parts suspected to be counterfeit. Those 1,800 cover more than 1 million individual parts. Now, 1 million parts is surely a huge number, but remember, we’ve only looked at a portion of the defense supply chain. Those 1,800 cases are just the tip of the iceberg. ■ Staff selected more than 100 of those cases to trace the suspect parts back through the supply chain. In more than 70 percent of cases, the trail led to China, where a brazenly open market in counterfeit electronic parts thrives. In most of the remaining cases, the trail led to known resale points for parts coming from China. ■ We also conducted detailed investigations of how suspect counterfeit parts from China ended up in three key defense systems. In each case, we traced the parts through a complex web of subcontractors and suppliers back to Chinese companies. It is stunning how far the counterfeiters are willing to go. We asked the

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with nonexistent, made-up part numbers. Every one of the counterfeit parts they received came from China. Too often, the cost of replacing counterfeit parts once they are discovered falls on taxpayers. We are working on legislation that would change Pentagon rules so that contractors, not taxpayers, pay to replace counterfeit parts when they are discovered. We will require that contractors notify the military immediately when they discover electronic parts that are suspected to be counterfeit, and that they report those counterfeit cases to a computerized system that contractors and the government use to track such problems. But as we do that, we also must stop the flood of counterfeit parts at the source — and that source is mainly in China. Witnesses told us how counterfeiters in China remove electronic parts from scrapped computers and other electronic waste, and how they wash the parts in dirty rivers and dry them in the street. Counterfeiters make this scrap look like new parts

and sell them openly in markets in Chinese cities and through the Internet to buyers around the world. Chinese authorities impeded our investigation, refusing even to issue visas to our investigators to enter mainland China. At one point, a Chinese embassy official told staff that the issues we were investigating were “sensitive” and that the investigation could be “damaging” to United States-China relations. They got it backwards. What is damaging to United States-China relations is China’s refusal to act against brazen counterfeiting. If China does not act promptly to end counterfeiting, then we will have no choice but to treat all electronic parts coming in from China — whether for military or civilian use — as suspected counterfeits. That would mean requiring inspection of all shipments of Chinese electronic parts to ensure that they are legitimate. We cannot afford to put our troops at risk by arming them with unreliable weapons or asking them to fly planes with fake parts on them. We cannot afford

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MUSIC TO YOUR EARS off the holidays a bit early this year as Jazz@37North presents “Holiday In The Islands” from 6 to The Grosse Ile Musicale 8 p.m. Nov. 20 at 37 North Church, 14250 Reeck Road, will celebrate its 80th anniSouthgate. versary with a program Wear your favorite and luncheon starting at Hawaiian shirt, shorts, noon Nov. 18 at the Grosse sunglasses, sandals, flip Ile Yacht Club, 29677 East flops and beach hat as The River Road. Gratitude Steel Band Award-winning barberplays Christmas favorites shop quarter Resisting influenced by the music A-rest will perform and be of Hawaii, Tahiti, the honored during the proCaribbean and Africa. gram. The concert is free, and A buffet luncheon at 1:30 audience members are p.m. will follow. encouraged to dress “island RSVP by Nov. 12 to Carol Stephenson at 1-734-676-8647. style.” Tropical refreshments will be served after the conCome warm your soul cert with a chance to mix and your spirit and kick ■ For a complete listing, visit Thenewsherald. com.

and mingle with the artists. For more information call the church at 1-734-283-7161 or Jazz@37North promoter Mark Clark at 1-734-497-3829. The Taylor Community Chorus’ annual Christmas Concert, “A Christmas Tapestry,” is set for 4 p.m. Dec. 4 at the William D. Ford Senior Activity Center, 6750 Troy St. A Celtic cantata will be performed in addition to favorite holiday melodies. Tickets at $5 will be available at the door. Soul singer and New Orleans native Aaron Neville will take the

stage at 8 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Prechter Educational and Performing Arts Center on the campus of Wayne County Community College District, 21000 North Line Road. Part of the successful Neville Brothers group, Aaron Neville also has scored hits such as “Tell It like It Is” and “Everybody Plays the Fool” on the R&B and adult contemporary charts on his own. The concert will include classic Christmas songs as well as some of his greatest hits. Tickets at $30, $40 and $50 are on sale at www.wcccd. edu and at the box office at 1-734-374-3200.

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Death Notices BARNES, JANET M.; age 85; Riverview, MI.; November 7, 2011. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth D. Loving mother of Sandra (Scott) Higgins; proud grandmother of Steven, Nicole (Dave) Kakoczki, Michelle and Ashleigh; dear great grandmother of Jaelynn, Mason and great granddaughter on the way. She loved her family and her church family. She loved to sing in the choir, work on bazaars, rummage sales and dinners for the church. She enjoyed volunteer work with the American Red Cross for 30 years. Visitation Thursday, November 10, 2011, 2 to 8 p.m. at The Ridge Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, Trenton. Services Friday 12 Noon at funeral home. www.Martenson.com

BERNETT, DONNA J.; age 77; November 8, 2011; of Riverview. Beloved wife of the late Larry. Loving mother of Michelle (John) Scigiel; dearest grandmother of Ava Scigiel; dear sister of Mary Ellen Browe; also survived by nieces and nephews. Mass was held Saturday from Our Lady of the Woods, Woodhaven. Arrangements by John Molnar Funeral Home, Brownstown Chapel. www.molnarfuneralhome.com CLARK, VICKEY; November 10, 2011; of Woodhaven. Beloved wife of the late William. For funeral information please call 734-6715400, The Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 3200 West Rd., or visit online at www.martenson.com

NOWITZKE, LAURA LEE; age 41; November 8, 2011; of Taylor. Beloved wife of Eric; dearest mother of Danielle, Jeremy and Christopher; dear daughter of Virgil Sharp and Glenda White and daughterin-law of Dave and Nora Straub; loving sister of the late James W. Nowitzke. Funeral Service Tuesday, 11 a.m. at the Taylor Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 9800 S. Telegraph Road. Visitation Monday, 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the family. Share a memory at howepeterson.com

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CLARK, YVONNE; left this world on November 8, 2011 and was joyously reunited with Bill, her friend and lover of 71 years. She was born on October 3, 1923 to Moxie Lake and Ida (Besocke) Strawbridge, their only child. Yvonne met Bill in 1940 and spent the rest of her life with him, except for a short period of time while he was in military service in Hawaii, and for the past 8 weeks with his passing on September 12, 2011. Yvonne was predeceased by her oldest son, William Jr. (Billie); her mother and father; and many good friends. She is survived by her son, Richard, his wife Cheryl and their adopted children, Roger and Rebecca and three grandchildren, of Traverse City, MI. Her loss is mourned by her grandson, Richard Lake Leosh, his children, Lliam, Aubrey and Emily Leosh and his parents, Juanita and Ken Leosh of Grand Rapids, MI and by Marc Haefling of Lincoln Park, who joined the Clark family in 1969 when they became his guardian; as well as special niece, Patricia (Patterson) Sampier and her family of Osseneke, MI; and special nephew, Ronald Patterson Jr. and his family. Yvonne will be sadly missed by her cousin, Claudia Hutchisson, her children, Lurene, Alysia and Kim and their families; and a large circle of friends and extended family in Pennsylvania and California. She and Bill were active in the Riverview Senior Club and were founders and faithful members of Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church. Services were Friday at J.L. Peters Funeral Home, 3880 Fort Street, Lincoln Park. Sign the guest book at www.jlpeterfuneralhome.com Memorial contributions can be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society at 21311 Civic Center Drive Southfield, MI 48076 or to the Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church. LOLLINI, RIGGS; age 88; of Taylor; November 8, 2011. Visit our online guestbook and share memories at www.voranfuneralhome.com

CLEARY, MARY ELLEN; age 83; of Riverview, formerly of Lincoln Park; November 11, 2011. Loving mother of Christine Cleary, Marguerite (Salvatore) Sclafani, Michael Cleary, Dennis (Mary) Cleary, Patrice (Rick) Gudewicz, Brian Cleary, Patrick (Vera) Cleary, Mary Catherine (Harold) Jackman and Robert (Deanie) Cleary; proud grandmother of 20; great grandmother of 16; dear sister of Joan Riley and Dianne (Howard) Stears; sisterin-law of Brenda Lane. Preceded in death by husband, Patrick; brothers, Russel Lane and Bill Lane; sister, Jacqueline Barbolla; and grandson, Joel Cleary. For visitation and service times please call The Trenton Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 734-671-5400 or visit www.martenson.com

FEKETE, HELEN; November 8, 2011. Visit Mrs. Fekete's online guestbook at the John Molnar Funeral Home, Brownstown Chapel, www.molnarfuneralhome.com

GOOD, MICKEL L.; November 7, 2011. Visit Mr. Good's online guestbook at the John Molnar Funeral Home, Brownstown Chapel, www.molnarfuneralhome.com

GRANT, MARYANN M.; November 8, 2011. Visit Mrs. Grant's online guestbook at the John Molnar Funeral Home, Southgate Chapel, www.molnarfuneralhome.com

WALLEN, JAMES GARY; age 51; of Taylor, MI; November 10, 2011. Loving husband of Tammy; beloved father of Jason and Chelsea; dearest brother of Sherry Green (Douglas) and Anthony (Diane); dear grandfather of Jared. Preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Cora; as well as his brother, Darrin; also survived by other loving family and friends. Visitation Monday, November 14, 2011 from 2 to 9 p.m. at the Taylor Chapel of Voran Funeral Home, 23750 Goddard Rd. (313) 2911800. Funeral Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. from the funeral home. Obituary/Guestbook at www.voranfuneralhome.com

PARKER, GEORGE "RED"; November 7, 2011; age 90. Beloved husband of Alice for 61 years; dear father of Alice Harris (Kelly), George Jr. and Stephen (Betty); loving grandfather of Leila, Leena and Leia; also survived by many great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family. George was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters and one brother. George was born in Amesbury, Massachusetts to George Parker and Georgeana Collopy. He attended Haverhill High School and worked as a welder at Portsmouth Navy Yard and Bath Iron Works. He retired from Federal Mogul in Detroit working as a machine operator. Funeral Mass was Friday, November 11, 2011, 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 22430 Michigan Ave., Dearborn. Prayers Friday 9:30 a.m. from the Dearborn Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 22546 Michigan Ave. Visitation was Thursday 4 to 9 p.m. with Rosary at 7 p.m. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery. howepeterson.com

be available for young children. Complimentary tickets can be reserved online at www.splonline.com or by calling 1-734-676-2942. Huron Valley Eagles Aerie 3732, 13636 Telegraph, Flat Rock, presents bluegrass music at 8 p.m. Saturdays. Bo Isaac and Summer Town Road will take the stage Nov. 12. Tickets are $10. Children 12 and younger get in free with a parent. Call Roy Cobb at 1-313-3817751 or Dana Cupp Jr. at 1-586-754-6955 for more information. PLEASE SEE MUSIC/15-A

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LAUHOFF, ALLAN G.; age 80; formerly of Taylor; November 6, 2011. Beloved husband of Mary; loving father of Terry Lauhoff and Nancy (Alfred) Anderson; dearest grandfather of Matthew Anderson. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar and Frances (Boyce) Lauhoff; his brother, Edgar and his sisters, Betty Hyman, Shirley Coward and Martha Chandler. He is also survived by John Pryblok. Funeral was Wednesday, 2 p.m. at Michigan Memorial Funeral Home, (next to Michigan Memorial Park) 30895 Huron River Dr., Huron Twp., 734783-2646. Visitation was Wednesday, 1 p.m. until the time of service. Interment in Michigan Memorial Park. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Mackinaw City Bible Church Missions, 308 West Central Avenue., Mackinaw SUCIC, PETER M.; age City, MI 49701, 616-436- 91; November 10, 2011; lifelong resident of 5112. born in www.michiganmemorialfuneralhome.com Wyandotte; Croatia. Preceded in death by his dear wife, Dolores (Goreta) Sucic. Survived by his brother-in-laws, Aurel and Eugene Goreta; and several nieces and nephews in Canada and Croatia. Visitation arrangements were pending at the time of publication. Please call R.J. Nixon Funeral Home 734-284-1600 for more information. www.nixonfuneralhome.com

WARREN, LOIS JEAN; age 72; November 9, 2011; of Allen Park. Beloved wife of Charles; loving mother of Theresa (Michael) Rayburn and Michele (James) Dickinson; proud grandmother of Kristal Rayburn, Kevin Rayburn and Matthew Dickinson; also survived by one sister, Lisa Pruitt; and two brothers, Charles and Sonny Pruitt; as well as other family and friends. Preceded in death by her parents, Luther and Mary Pruitt; and two brothers, Daryl Pruitt and Luther Pruitt, Jr. Funeral Service was Saturday at The Allen Park Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes. Interment Smith Cemetery, KY. To share a memory visit Jean's eternal tribute www.martenson.com

PARISH, DOROTHY ESTHER; age 102; of Wyandotte; November 9, 2011. Loving wife of the late Lester; dearest mother of Mary (Don) Rushlow, the late Esther Waeghe, Lester Jr. (Sandra), Theodore Sr,. and Howard Sr. (Kathleen); 12 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren. Visitation Friday 1 to 8 p.m. at R.J. Nixon Funeral Home, Wyandotte. Funeral Saturday 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Wyandotte. In State 1 p.m. Burial Ferndale Cemetery.

Aug. 29, 1981 ~ Nov. 11, 2009

WOOD, MARION C.; November 8, 2011. Visit Mrs. Wood's online guestbook at the John Molnar Funeral Home, Southgate Chapel, www.molnarfuneralhome.com

Va n O S T E N B U R G , ALAN J.; of Wyandotte; age 90; born June 22, 1921, in Detroit, Michigan. Preceded in death by his wife, Gladys in 2000. Father of Diane Belinc (Robert); grandfather of Rob and Jill Belinc; brother of Muriel Armstrong. He served his country with honor in W.W.II, serving in General Patton's 3rd army in Europe (Battle of the Bulge). Upon his return from the war, he worked 42 years at Cadillac Motors. He loved cars, church, and his family. A Memorial Service is scheduled for Friday, November 18, 2011 at 11 a.m., at Warrendale Community Church, 19700 Ford Rd., Dearborn, MI.

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p.m. Saturdays. Bo Isaac and Summer Town Road will take the stage Nov. 12. Tickets are $10. Children 12 and younger get in free with a parent. Call Roy Cobb at 1-313-3817751 or Dana Cupp Jr. at 1-586-754-6955 for more information.

at Jazz Cafe at Music Hall, 350 Madison, Detroit. The jazz vocalist will entertain with a blend of jazz, pop and bluegrass styles. Drink specials and free appetizers will round out each event. Visit www.jazzcafedetroit. com for more information. Metal maestros Judas Priest will rock at 6 p.m. Nov. 13 at Joe Louis Arena with guests Black Label Society and Thin Lizzy. Tickets at $25, $45, $65 and $80 are on sale at www. olympiaentertainment.com, the Fox Theatre and Joe Louis Arena box offices and Ticketmaster locations. Call 1-800-745-3000 to order by phone.

Tickets to see the “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover” crooner range from $39.50 to $110 and are on sale at www. olympiaentertainment. com and www.live nation.com, the Fox and Joe Louis box offices and Ticketmaster locations. Call 1-800-745-3000 to order by phone.

Theatre. Tickets ranging from $32.50 to $75 are on sale at www.olympiaentertainment.com, the Fox and Joe Louis box offices and Ticketmaster locations. Call 1-800-745-3000 to order by phone.

Hip hop heavyweights Kanye West and Jay-Z will join The Taylor Town Trade forces to rock the Center, 22525 Ecorse Road, crowd at 7:30 p.m. Nov. presents “The Taylor 26 at The Palace of Town Opry,” live music Auburn Hills. from 2 to 5 p.m. every Tickets to see the Friday. The concerts are duo’s “Watch the free. All ages are welcome. Throne” tour range Judas Priest from $49.50 to $129.50 The Kentuckians of www.ticketmaster.com, Teen queen Demi Lovato and are on sale at Michigan, 28391 Bredow Ticketmaster locations and will make a stop at the Fox www.palacenet.com, www. Road, Romulus, host live the MotorCity box office. Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16. livenation.com, The Palace bluegrass music from 7 to 11 Call 1-800-745-3000 to order Tickets to see the and DTE box offices and p.m. every Friday. by phone. Ticketmaster locations. “Skyscraper” singer range Admission is $6, and a from $29.50 to $49.50 and Call 1-800-745-3000 to order buffet dinner is offered from are on sale at www.olymGuns N’ Roses will by phone. 7 to 8 p.m. for $8. include an 8 p.m. Dec. 1 stop piaentertainment.com, Visit www.ketuckianthe Fox Theatre and Joe Guitarist Gary Hoey will at The Palace of Auburn sofmichigan.741.com or Hills on its first U.S. tour in Louis Arena box offices and return to the City Theatre call 1-734-782-0132 for more at 8 p.m. Nov. 26 on his annu- five years. Ticketmaster locations. details. Tickets to see the Call 1-800-745-3000 to order al “Ho Ho Hoey Tour.” “Welcome to the Jungle” Hoey is known for his by phone. The Fort Street Chorale group, at $75 general admisseries of Christmas CDs and Chamber Orchestra Country sensation and radio station visits dur- sion floor and $49.50 to will present Handel’s $75 reserved, are on sale LeAnn Rimes will croon ing the holidays. “Messiah” at 7:30 p.m. at www.palacenet.com Tickets at $27 are on sale at 8 p.m. Nov. 16 at Sound Dec. 3 and 3 p.m. Dec. 4 at and www.livenation.com, at www.olympiaentertainBoard inside MotorCity Fort Street Presbyterian The Palace box office and ment.com, the Fox and Casino Hotel. Church, 631 W. Fort, Ticketmaster locations. Joe Louis box offices and Tickets to see the “Blue” Detroit. “Superfan” seating also is Ticketmaster locations. singer at $37 and $39 are on Tickets are $20 for general sale at www.ticketmaster. Call 1-800-745-3000 to order available. admission. Group rates Call 1-800-745-3000 to order by phone. com, Ticketmaster locaand patron seating also are by phone. tions and the MotorCity box available. Call 1-313-961-4533 office. Rockabilly rebel Brian or go to www.fortstreet.org Donny & Marie — Call 1-800-745-3000 to order Setzer will have Sound to order. Christmas in Detroit will Board inside MotorCity by phone. run Nov. 29 to Dec. 4 at the Casino Hotel rockin’ at 8 The Jazz Cafe Happy Fox Theatre. Singer-songwriter Paul p.m. Dec. 1. Hour with Nicole New The singing-and-dancing Simon will bring his Tickets to see the “Rock will run from 5 to 7 p.m. sibling duo of Donny and smooth sound to the Fox This Town” singer at Tuesdays through Fridays Marie Osmond will usher Theatre at 8 p.m. Nov. 18. $56 and $60 are on sale at

in the holiday season with songs, dancing and comedy skits. Tickets ranging from $30 to $100 are on sale at www. olympiaentertainment.com, the Fox and Joe Louis box offices and Ticketmaster locations. Call 1-800-745-3000 to order by phone. R&B divas En Vogue will perform at 8 p.m. Dec. 8 at Sound Board inside MotorCity Casino Hotel. Tickets to see the “Hold On” singers at $32 and $35 are on sale at the MotorCity box office, Ticketmaster locations and www. ticketmaster.com. Call 1-800-745-3000 to order by phone. The Ultimate Doo Wop Show featuring acts from The Contours and The Vogues to The Eldorados and Rama Lama Big Band will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Fox

A holiday favorite returns as Mannheim Steamroller drops in to the Fox Theatre at 8 p.m. Dec. 10. Tickets ranging from $30 to $85 are on sale at www.olympiaentertainment.com, the Fox and Joe Louis box offices and Ticketmaster locations. Call 1-800-745-3000 to order by phone. Jingle Bell Rock with Eddie Money, Lou Gramm and Mickey Thomas, will take over MotorCity Casino Hotel at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11. Tickets at $39 and $43 are on sale at www.ticketmaster. com and Ticketmaster locations. Call 1-800-745-3000 to order by phone. Detroit songstress Karen Newman will take the stage for “Christmas Eve on Woodward Avenue” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21 at the Fox Theatre. The festive program will be filled with original songs and holiday favorites. Tickets at $23.50 and $48.50 are on sale at www. olympiaentertainment.com, the Fox and Joe Louis box offices and Ticketmaster locations. Call 1-800-745-3000 to order by phone.

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FAMILY & COMMUNITY SUPPORTS COORDINATOR Human Services professional needed to supervise a dynamic team of Service & Support Specialists to assist with the day-to-day operations of coordinating services and supports to adults with developmental disabilities and their families. Master degree in Rehabilitation, Counseling, Special Education, Social Work, Nursing, Early Intervention or related field is required. Also requires three (3) years of experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities including one (1) year of supervisory experience. Please submit resume in person or mail, along with an employment application, which is available at Lucasdd.org. If in need of ADA accommodations, contact us directly at 419-380-4033.

SPECIALIZED SUPPORT COORDINATOR Experienced human services professional needed to supervise staff that develop and monitor behavioral support programs for individuals with developmental disabilities. Master's degree in Vocational Rehabilitation, Education, Counseling, Psychology or related area plus three years experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities required. Also requires two years of oversight or development of Behavior Support or Individualized Service Plans and one year of supervisory experience. Please submit resume in person or mail, along with an employment application, which is available at Lucasdd.org. If in need of ADA accommodations, contact us directly at 419-380-4033. Lucas County Board of DD Human Resources Dept./MK 1154 Larc Lane Toledo, OH 43614 An Equal Opportunity Employer

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Incumbents all win in city, school district elections By Jim Kasuba The News-Herald

RIVERVIEW — Voters apparently were satisfied with the job their elected officials have been doing. As a result of Tuesday’s election, all incumbents have been returned to the City Council and Board of Education. One open four-year seat on the school board not sought by an incumbent went to Gary O’Brien. Perhaps the race that drew the greatest interest was for mayor. Mayor Tim Durand easily defeated challenger Bill Towle by an almost 3-1 margin in a contest few observers believed Towle could win, based on his lack of public service experience

and lack of widespread community support. Towle said that he realized his chances of winning were slim, but he used the campaign as a vehicle to get out his message of financial accountability and a need for a forum for residents to air their concerns. Durand was elected to his fifth term and proclaimed that his support was citywide, finishing first in every precinct. “I got 71 percent of the vote, or (roughly) three out of four voters,” Durand said. “A lot of people (who voted for Towle) voted for anybody but me. After 16 years (as mayor), everybody is not your friend.” Although the battle of words between Durand and Towle got contentious at

times during council meetings, Durand said it’s been that way for the past couple years, not just during the campaign. Towle said he looks at the election results in this way: He has four years to change the minds of those who supported the mayor and Durand has four years to change the minds of those who voted for him. Towle said he will continue to attend council meetings and serve as a watchdog for residents. “I plan on pursuing access to the city (cable TV) channel so in the future the residents are not denied the opportunity to present information that all residents are entitled to before casting a ballot,” Towle said. In the days before the

Mayor looks forward to working with new council members “continue to manage our The News-Herald very tight budget through the difficult times ahead.” Kenneth Wrobel, who won FLAT ROCK— Jonathan the most votes of any City Dropiewski is planning to bring businesses to his city. Council member on the ballot, said he is happy with the Dropiewski, who was reresults of the election. elected mayor in Tuesday’s Wrobel, who has been on election, said that in his the council since 1984, said coming two-year term he the most difficult thing to would “really like to focus manage is the budget. on business development.” He said it is difficult to “We’ve got a great city,” consider cuts when the city he said. already has made many. According to the city’s “There’s a lot of consewebsite, Dropiewski, who quences when you’re dealhas been mayor since ing with people’s personal 2010, graduated from the University of Detroit Jesuit lives,” he said. Two newcomers also High School. He then earned a bachelor of science degree were elected to the council from Georgetown University Tuesday, Gary Borden and Deborah Wilkins. and a master’s degree in Dropiewski said he looks business administration forward to working with the from the University of two new council members, Michigan. and also expressed his gratiDropiewski said that along with business he will tude to the efforts of former

By Dennis Hinzmann

members who did not run or were not re-elected. Wrobel said the mayor and the council get along well and he hopes that will continue with the new members. “My whole life is here,” said Wrobel, who was raised in the city and has raised his own family there, as well. Voters also passed a tax proposal to fund police and fire services. “The millage will help us out greatly,” Wrobel said. The mayor, who served on the council from 200309, said he is “very happy” Wrobel was elected.” “I’m looking forward to the next two years,” Dropiewski said. “We’ve got a great city.” Contact news intern Dennis Hinzmann at dhinzmann@heritage.com.

election, Towle and William Prucknic, who lost in his bid for a spot on the council, requested that the Cable Commission allow them time to air their views. However, they learned that the commission consists of only two members, not enough for a quorum or to conduct a meeting. Therefore, their request was denied. Durand said that the City Council plans to review cable operations, but warned that the cable system has been “heavily neutered” through state regulation a few years ago. Durand said cable companies no longer are required to provide local access, so at the moment the city’s Cable

Commission has no duties. The decision of what to air on the channel could fall to the City Council. Towle said he still believes that the city could be in financial hot water if officials don’t take steps to correct what he said is a huge looming deficit. “I hope that the mayor and his team can deliver what they promised to the residents — no new taxes and the same level of services — given the current $4.9 million deficit in the general fund,” Towle said. “Time will tell.” Durand responded that Towle has manufactured this number, a practice the

Newly elected officials to be sworn in By Dave Herndon The News-Herald

ALLEN PARK — Newly elected city officials will be sworn in at a special meeting at 7 p.m. tomorrow. The meeting will be in the council chambers at City Hall, 16850 Southfield Road All of the winners from Tuesday’s election, even those who already were in office must be sworn in for the new term. William Matakas will be the next mayor; Maureen Armstrong, the treasurer; and Mike Mizzi retains his office as the clerk. Bob Keenan, Angelo Degiulio, Dennis Hayes, Harry Sisko, Larry Templin and Tina Gaworecki will PLEASE SEE WIN/17-A serve on the City Council.

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New mayor, clerk, council members swept into office By Dave Herndon

Treasurer John Kay Kessey did not seek another term. The council votes were led MELVINDALE — Voters by Hess, who will serve as cast their ballots for change mayor pro-tem. Her new colTuesday night, electing a leagues will be Carl Louvet, new mayor and most of the Medina Balderas, Wheeler City Council. Marsee, Nicole Barnes and When election results David Cybulski. They all rolled in, only one incumhad 649 votes or more. The bent, Kalley Hess, had closest competitor among managed to maintain her the other candidates had 478 position. votes. Councilwoman Stacy Striz “It’s a clear mandate that ousted Mayor Valerie Cadez, we need to get transparency taking nearly 60 percent of back in place in this city,” the vote. Marsee said. Clerk Norine Peeples The candidates ran as received 452 votes, but her “teams” in the sense that challenger, Diana Zarazua, they paired off with one or managed hundreds more in the other of the mayoral winning the day. candidates. Each team had Karen Lowe, who was six council candidates, a unopposed, took 732 votes clerk and a treasurer canen route to winning the didate. treasurer’s job. Incumbent Every member of team

Striz was elected by a wide margin. “We committed to cutting attorney costs and keeping the community clean,” Striz said. The outgoing mayor and the current City Council still will have one final meeting before they have to pass the gavel to the next council. “It will be an interesting meeting, I’m sure,” Striz said. Striz has several ideas on issues to address during her term as mayor. In addition to some of her campaign promises, she wants to look into marketing some houses in the city to people who recently had their residences purchased from them by the nearby Marathon Oil site, which is upgrading its Detroit facil-

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oath of office at 8 p.m. tomorrow at City Hall, 14100 Civic Park Drive. FROM PAGE 16-A Coming up short were challengers David Ryan and mayor said his challenger Prucknic. Write-in candihas repeatedly done when date Donald Capezza also he addresses the council. picked up a handful of votes. In the City Council race, In the school board race, Lynn Blanchette, Thomas President Robyn Vitale, Coffey and Elmer Trombley whose four-year term were all easily returned to expired, chose to run for their seats. All newly elected a partial two-year term. city officials will take the She won by a large margin,

defeating write-in candidate Amy Wright. Also returning to the board for the next four years is Amy Laura-Frazier, who will join Vitale and O’Brien on the board. The election had a turnout of 29 percent, considered high for a local election without any ballot questions. Contact Staff Writer Jim Kasuba at jimk@heritage.com.

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Woodhaven Aldi store opens for business By Erica Perdue

said she is thrilled the city now has an Aldi. Haye invited the public WOODHAVEN — Cusout and said he can speak tomers waited outside on behalf of the whole of Aldi with shopping corporation when he carts Thursday for Mayor says everyone is excited Patricia Odette to cut the to have a new store openribbon and for the doors to ing in a community like slide open. Woodhaven. The city’s newest busi“We’re really excited to ness, 20076 West Road, continue our long-term relationship with the Detroitopened at 9 a.m. Thursday. metro area,” Haye said. Odette cut the ribbon “Go Lions!” with Aldi District Manager Cider, doughnuts and Tim Haye and other employcoffee were provided for ees next to her. Fire Chief Janet Sikes those waiting to be the first The News-Herald

customers. Gift bags with Aldi samples were given out and ultimate game-day tailgating kits were raffled off. “Shoppers throughout southeastern Michigan are in on the Aldi-secret, the highest quality products at incredibly low prices,” said J.T. Branneman, Aldi Webberville division director of operations. “We’re grateful for the warm welcome we’ve received for our first Woodhaven store and are fortunate that thousands of

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Residents reject two proposals By Jackie Harrison-Martin

with the approval of the council. That ballot question ROCKWOOD — Resifailed, with 72 residents supdents spoke in Tuesday’s porting it and 196 residents election through their colrejecting it. lective votes, rejecting two Mayor Daniel Guzzi comballot proposals and Mayor mented on the failed proposDaniel Guzzi said he and als Wednesday morning, the City Council will move saying, “If this is how the forward according to their people want us to operate, wishes. that is what we will do.” The proposal to increase Guzzi said the idea behind the amount of a purchase the purchasing proposal was the purchasing officer is to save the city from $700 to authorized to make without $1,500, which is the average first securing approval of cost each time the council the council, and to increase puts out a bid package on a the amount of purchases project. without first securing sealed The mayor said there is bids failed. a lot of work that goes into Unofficially, 108 residents bid packages for projects, supported the proposal and such as bid meetings, engi160 rejected it. neering work and putting The proposal was asking together the specifications to increase the amount of a to the package. purchase from $500 to $3,000 “It gets quite pricy,” he for the purchasing officer, said. “Anytime we do things, and from $3,000 to $5,000 for such as purchasing a police purchases without secured car, a waste water pump bids. or upgrade our computer A second proposal asked systems, we have to put whether to change the posi- together a bid package.” tions of clerk and treasurer Guzzi said he doesn’t from elected to appointed believe residents had any positions. If approved, the misgivings about the intent positions would have been behind either proposal. appointed by the mayor He believes residents did The News-Herald

not get enough information on the purchasing proposal and that was a factor in it not getting passed. He also said residents here are somewhat reluctant to change, which also more than likely played a role in the defeat of the issue. The purchasing process has been a part of the city’s charter since 1964, the mayor said. “All we were doing was trying to put a cost-saving measure in place,” Guzzi said. As for the change in the positions of the clerk and treasurer, he said, once again, the interest of the city was at heart. He pointed out the fact that James Herzog has been the city’s treasurer for the past 37 years. Herzog and Colleen Oney were unopposed in their bids for re-election as treasurer and clerk, respectively. “His (Herzog’s) expertise in banking has helped our community tremendously over the years,” Guzzi said. That expertise has kept the city from having to pay for an additional person to handle some of the work

Herzog oversees, according to Guzzi. He said if the city were to lose Herzog at some point, it would be difficult to replace his knowledge and background. “The system works exceptionally well with Mr. Herzog in place,” Guzzi said. Although they have an “excellent” clerk in place with Colleen Oney, he said, and have had good ones in the past as well, there is value in being able to select someone and knowing they have the skills to handle the job. He said some people have run for the position not knowing the workload that is expected. On the other hand, he said there are times when there is an ideal candidate in the community, but that individual is shy about going through a campaign to serve in the job. Nevertheless, Guzzi said, there was never intent to take the rights away from residents and this was an attempt to find the most qualified person to do the job.

In celebration of the new store, and the company’s work with the Detroit area, Aldi is sponsoring this year’s Turkey Trot on Nov. 24 and will provide food and beverages to participants. The store will be open from 9 a.m. to 8

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and more. ALLEN PARK The senior center is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays. Cell phone LINCOLN PARK Hot lunches are served donations at 11:30 a.m. weekdays for Memorial bricks The city clerk’s office is those 60 and older through accepting cell phones for The Lions Club of Lincoln a Wayne County program. Cell Phones for Soldiers, There is a $2.25 suggested Park is selling bricks to be an organization that will donation. Reservations are placed in Lions Park on required at least 24 hours donate one hour of talk time Riverside Drive. The park to military members overis designed and built for all in advance at 1-313-429-1089, seas for every cell phone ext. 1705. children, including those collected. with disabilities. The clerk’s office is open Bricks are available for Computer help from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. $150 and $100. The Melvindale Public Mondays to Thursdays at For more information, Library, 18650 Allen Road, City Hall, 16850 Southfield call club President Clifford offers one-on-one comRoad. Wimmer at 1-313-382-9534. puter training, including Call 1-313-928-1144 or visit the Internet, email and www.cellphonesforsoldiers. Seniors seek Microsoft Office. com for more information. Sign up at the circulation buddies desk. Commission Four senior social clubs For more information, are accepting applications visit the library or call 1-313seats open for new members from any- 429-1090. The city is looking for one 55 or older. several new commission Each club meets from 9 members. School news a.m. to 3 p.m. one day each Call 1-313-928-1470 for week at the band shell, 3240 The Melvindale-Northern more information. Ferris. Allen Park Board of Free bus transportation Education meets at 7 p.m. on Government channel for Lincoln Park residents the second Monday of the is available to and from club month, mainly in the boardIf residents wish to activities. For more inforroom of the administration receive the public educamation, call 1-313-386-1817. building, 18530 Prospect. tion channel, they must Some meetings are held at subscribe to the Comcast the district’s schools. Hot lunches or WOW! cable providers. The meetings are open to Those are the only two available the public. providers that have paid Visit www.melnap.k12. A hot lunch is provided the city for the equipment mi.us or call 1-313-389-3300 five days a week for senior to broadcast the channel. for more information. citizens at the band shell, Recorded council meetings 3240 Ferris. and community information Reservations can be made City sessions are aired on the channel. by calling 1-313-386-2641 The City Council meets at between 9 and 11 a.m. week7:30 p.m. the first and third Phone ICE days. The suggested donaWednesdays of the month tion is $2.25. First responders are at City Hall, 3100 Oakwood Hot meals also can be encouraging everyone to put Blvd. delivered to homebound “ICE” in their cell phones. The meetings are open To help them contact fam- seniors on weekdays. to the public. Agendas and Clients are assessed by need. ily members, first respondmeeting minutes are at Call the Wayne County ers encourage people to put www.melvindale.org. Office of Nutrition at 1-800an “in case of emergency,” 851-1454 for more informaor ICE, entry in their cell tion. SOUTHGATE phones’ telephone book. “ICE” stickers are available free at the city clerk’s MELVINDALE Seminar office at City Hall, 16850 for veterans Southfield Road, for placeTeen Coalition ment on the back of a cell The Military Order of the phone. Melvindale High School Purple Heart will be holding is looking for students to a seminar for veterans about join the Teen Coalition, disability, health and other Animal licenses which discusses the issues benefits from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. All dogs and cats at least of underage drinking and 16 at Veterans of Foreign 6 months old must have a drug use. Wars Post 9283, 16200 Dixlicense and be immunized Members receive training, Toledo. against rabies before a participate in activities and There will be eligibility license is issued. attend community events. forms there and veterans’ Residents are allowed a The coalition meets each organization officers on maximum of three pets per week, with occasional week- hand to process them and household. end and evening events. The answer questions. The cost of a license for group is supervised by a Richard Anderson, direcone year is $5 at the city prevention specialist. tor of Great Lakes National clerk’s office at City Hall, Call 1-734-785-7705 or send Cemetery near Holly, will 16850 Southfield Road. an email to sb@iamtgc.net speak about how to arrange For more information, for more information. for interment there. call 1-313-928-1144. Call Dave Polczynski at 1-734-282-7073 for more inforExercise classes mation. Seniors get fit The Parks and Recreation A low-impact exercise Department is hosting a class for those 50 and older For children in need variety of exercise classes is being offered at the at the civic arena, 4300 S. The Southgate community center, 15800 Dearborn St. Goodfellows are looking to White Ave. It’s $3 a class Call 1-313-429-1089 for give gifts this holiday season from 9 to 10 a.m. Mondays, more information. to children 16 and younger Wednesdays and Fridays. who are in need. On Mondays, the class Applications can be Senior center uses exercise bands. picked up at the mayor’s Wednesdays feature hand activities office in City Hall, 14400 weights and Fridays are for Dix-Toledo, or at the Fire Those 55 and older mat exercise. Department, 14730 Reaume can become members of For more information, Parkway, until Nov. 18. the senior center, 4300 S. call 1-313-928-0771. For more information, Dearborn St. call the mayor’s office at 1Membership is $15 per Membership pays 734-258-3022 or Marc Hatfield person or $20 per couple, at 1-734-771-5754. and includes mailed calenActivities and services dars, preferred seating and for Allen Park residents 50 discounts on trips, activiand older are available at City biz the community center, 15800 ties, programs, free rides The City Council meets for nondrivers to scheduled White Ave. at 8 p.m. on the first and appointments and more. Membership in the prothird Wednesdays of every The center also offers gram is $9 per year with month at City Hall, 14400 daily exercise, volunteer a fee for some programs, Dix-Toledo. Work sessions, opportunities, a wide variwhich include exercise, if scheduled, precede the ety of enrichment classes, health screenings, cards meetings. dining out, card playing, and games, golf practice, Visit www.southgatemovie matinees, casino trips arts and crafts classes, luncheons, holiday parties and more. For more information, call 1-313-928-0770.

Lunch is available at 11:30 a.m. weekdays at the community center, 15800 White Ave., through Wayne County’s program for residents 60 and older. Reservations must be made one day in advance by calling 1-313-928-1775. The suggested donation is $2.25. Allen Park residents who are 60 or older and need homebound meals can call 1-800-851-1454 for details.

City business The City Council meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at City Hall, 16850 Southfield Road.

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Volunteers are needed for the Southgate Meals on Wheels program one or two mornings a week. Call 1-800-851-1455 for more information.

The Taylor Veterans Museum is seeking volunteers to serve as greeters. The museum in City Hall, 23555 Goddard Road, honors veterans from Taylor and beyond. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Volunteer shifts are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. Call 1-734-374-2798 to volunteer.

School news The Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at City Hall, 14400 Dix-Toledo. Visit www.southgate schools.com for more information.

Tuning in Residents who are unable to attend Board of Education meetings, but still want to keep in touch with what’s going on in the school district, can tune in and learn. The school board meetings are telecast live at 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month on Comcast Channel 12 and WOW Channel 18. An encore telecast is played at 6 p.m. the following Thursday on Comcast Channel 22 and WOW Channel 15.

Young job seekers The Southgate Service Center of the Michigan Works! program is offering training and counseling for job seekers ages 17 to 21. Those who meet certain low-income guidelines are eligible to receive the following assistance: General Educational Development certificate preparation, career assessment, resume preparation, interviewing techniques, job search assistance and life skills workshops. Call 1-734-362-7031 or 1-734362-7032 for more information. The center is in the Downriver Community Conference building, 15100 North Line Road.

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Meals on Wheels Volunteers are needed to package and/or deliver meals to seniors throughout the city. Volunteers are needed between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. weekdays for one or two hours a day. Call site manager Sheila Tochalauski at 1-734-287-9460 for more information.

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Those 50 and older who want to stay active and have fun can sign up for free wallyball or volleyball at the recreation center, 22805 Goddard Road. For more information, call 1-734-374-3901.

Tune in to city news Residents who can’t make it to City Hall on the first and third Tuesdays of each month for City Council meetings can tune in to Comcast cable Channel 12 and WOW Channel 10. The meetings will be aired at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and 7 p.m. Thursdays the weeks after the meetings.

Ordinance hotline A 24-hour ordinance hotline is available for residents to report ordinance violations anonymously. The hotline number is 1-734-374-0100. Callers can leave a complaint in a voicemail message. Within 24 hours of the initial call, an ordinance officer will visit the location and assess the situation.

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Those 55 and older can join the William D. Ford Senior Activity Center for activities. There is no membership fee. Just come to the center, 6750 Troy, and bring your friends. For more information on activities, events and times, call 1-313-291-7740.

New members are sought for the Friends of the Taylor Community Library. The City Council meets Annual membership is $5. on the first and third The group participates Tuesdays of the month at in activities to generate City Hall, 23555 Goddard financial support to help Road. fund programs and projects Regular council meetings for the library. The friends are scheduled for 7 p.m. the hold a used-book sale from first and third Tuesdays of 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the third each month. Typically, study Saturday of each month at sessions will be held at 6 the log cabin. p.m. on the Mondays before The library is at 12303 regular meetings. Pardee Road in Heritage Call 1-734-374-1474 for Park. Call 1-734-287-4840 for more information. more information.

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School news The Board of Education holds its regular meetings on the second and fourth Mondays of the month at the district administration building, 23033 North Line Road. The regular meeting is at 6 p.m. There are no study sessions. The board also holds committee of the whole meetings on the first and third Mondays of the month.

Senior citizens and residents with medical conditions can sign up for the File of Life program at the senior center, 14700 Reaume Parkway, or at the city clerk’s office in City Hall, 14400 Dix-Toledo. The file is a small medical history card that can be attached to a refrigerator to provide easy access in an Bowling for fun emergency. Taylor seniors can head Call 1-734-258-3066 or 1-734to Skore Lanes, 22255 Ecorse 258-3015 for more informaRoad, for bowling at 12:30 tion. p.m. every Wednesday. It is not a sanctioned TAYLOR league, and all are welcome. The cost is $5.50 for three games, and includes a raffle. Get involved For more information, The Police Citizens call 1-313-291-7740. Advisory Committee is looking to add members. City residents, church leaders or Senior game social people doing business in the The Friends of the Ford city are welcome. Senior Center host a game The committee serves as social at 1:30 p.m. every a sounding board for the Wednesday. Seniors have the Police Department on variopportunity to play board ous issues. and card games or just

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Ticket to ride Taylor seniors who need a ride to shopping, the drugstore or bank can make the trip with Dial-aRide. Reservations are necessary and must be made at least 24 hours in advance by calling 1-313-291-7740. City of Southgate, October 19, 2011 City Council Meeting Minutes Present:

Batko,

Ferencz,

Ganzberger, George, Rauch,

Rollet,

Zamecki. Absent: Moved by

None. by

Rollet,

Zamecki,

approved

the

supported

unanimously Good

Fellows

request to Solicit Donations at

local

intersections

on

November 25th & 26th. Moved by Ganzberger, supported by

Rollet,

unanimously

awarded the bid for On-Call Zamboni

Repair

to

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Ice Resurfacing. Moved by Ferencz, supported by

Ganzberger,

unanimously

authorized of

a

purchase

Dump

Truck

from

Wolverine Freightliner. Moved by George, supported by

Zamecki,

recommended

unanimously transfer

of

stock for business located at 12625 Dix. Moved by

by

Rollet,

Ganzberger,

supported

unanimously

authorized purchase of Bulk Road Salt Reserve Provisions from the Detroit Salt Company.

City of Taylor Notice to Bidders

Moved by Ganzberger, supported by

The Taylor Community Development Corporation (TCDC) will accept sealed bids at the Office of the City Clerk, 23555 Goddard Road, Taylor, Michigan, 48180, first floor, until 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 13, 2011 for capping of designated areas at Beverly Road and I-94 with clay: Capping of approximately 27 acres at Beverly Road and I-94 with approximately 95,000 cubic yards of clay (60,000 cubic yards already on site)

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socialize. The cost is $2 for a snack. The William D. Ford Senior Activity Center is at 6750 Troy. Call 1-313-291-7740 for more information.

George,

unanimously

approved participation in the Office

Max

America

Saves

Program. Moved by Rollet, supported by Zamecki, unanimously adopted Ordinance #937 to rezone 12530

Tuesday, for scheduled is meeting pre-bid mandatory A November 29, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. The pre-bid meeting will be held at the subject property located at Beverly Road and I-94, Taylor, Michigan.

Fort from C-1 to C-2.

Bid particulars and specifications may be obtained from the city website at www.cityoftaylor.com and/or www.mitn.info.

by

Copies of the bid particulars and specifications are also available at the City of Taylor, Office of the City Clerk starting on Monday, November 14, 2011, upon payment of $15.00 if the bid is picked up or $20.00 if the bid is mailed, none of which will be refunded.

Complex Signage as proposed.

All bids shall be in conformance with the City of Taylor Bid Specifications. All bids shall include a bid bond or a certified cashier’s check, in an amount equal to five (5%) of the total bid amount which will be returned upon successful award of bid. The check shall be made payable to the Treasurer of the City of Taylor.

Moved by Zamecki, supported Ganzberger,

supports

unanimously

the

Municipal

Moved by Batko, supported by Ferencz, unanimously approved Warrant #1195. Moved by Zamecki, supported by

George,

unanimously

adjourned at 8:40 PM.

The TCDC reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids, either in whole or in part,

Full text minutes are available

to waive any informalities and to accept the bid proposal (s) deemed to be in the best interest of the TCDC.

14400 Dix Toledo Highway.

at the Office of the City Clerk,

Mary Ann Rilley City Clerk

Phillip J. Rauch, Council President Thomas M. Alexander, City Clerk

Publish November 13, 2011

Publish November 13, 2011

Any questions can be directed to the Department of Development Services at (734) 374-1562.


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OFF THE BLOTTER The following incidents are compiled from crimes recently reported by Downriver police departments.

LINCOLN PARK An iPod was stolen out of a 2004 Pontiac in the 1700 block of Progress overnight Nov. 5. A woman’s bicycle was stolen while it was alongside a house in the 1400 block of Austin at about 5 p.m. Nov. 6. Someone threw a pumpkin through the window of a mobile home in the 3000 block of Dix-Toledo at about 2:30 a.m. Nov. 6. An air conditioning unit was stolen out of the back yard of a vacant home in the 900 block of New York between Sept. 13 and Nov. 7. A subcontractor for Flagstar Bank, which owns the house, went there Nov. 7 to prepare it for the winter when he found it missing. A window on the east side of K&M Tire, 2251 Dix-Toledo, was smashed at about 3:30 p.m. Oct. 28. A report was made Nov. 7 after an employee found a surveillance tape that shows two white males and one black male, all teenagers, throwing rocks at the window and running away.

SOUTHGATE The door of a garage was damaged in an attempted breaking and entering in the 14700 block of Balsam between 4 and 6 p.m. Nov. 2. The person was unable to get in the garage and nothing was reported missing. An iPod, a Nintendo DS and a pair of sunglasses were stolen out of a 2011 Chevrolet Camaro in the 14000 block of Helen between 11 p.m. Nov. 2 and 1 a.m. Nov. 3. A Garmin GPS and clothing were stolen out of a 2010 Ford Escape in 14100 block of Helen between 11 p.m. Nov. 2 and 8:30 a.m. Nov. 3. All four stock rims and tires were stolen off a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado in the driveway of a house in the 16900 block of Walter between 11 p.m. Nov. 2 and 8:30 a.m. Nov. 3. The truck was found on cinder blocks. Thirty CDs were stolen out of a 2007 Chevrolet Sebring in the 16500 block of Grace Court between 4 p.m. Nov. 3 and 1 a.m. Nov. 4. A 2000 Dodge Intrepid was damaged after an

A 2003 Ford F-250 that had a trailer attached was stolen out of the 1600 block of Emmons between 4 and 7 a.m. Nov. 8. The trailer had a 48-inch Ferris riding lawn mower, a walk-behind mower, a push mower, two weed whackers, an edger and other miscellaneous tools in it. At about 1:30 p.m. that day, Detroit police found the trailer at 23rd Street near Martin Luther King. It was unclear if the tools and equipment were inside. The truck was found in Detroit at a different location. — Alan Burdziak

older-model Cadillac was smashed into it and driven away in the parking lot of Mallie’s Sports Grill & Bar, 19400 North Line Road, at about 2:30 a.m. Nov. 6. About $115 and a checkbook were stolen out of a woman’s purse at Southgate Urgent Care, 15777 North Line Road, between 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Nov. 2 while she was working. She told police that she normally keeps her purse under her desk. The passenger-side window was smashed and a CB radio, Garmin GPS, DVD player and jar of change were stolen out of a truck at Harbor Freight, 14437 Eureka Rd., between 1 p.m. Nov. 5 and 11 a.m. Nov. 6. — Alan Burdziak

WYANDOTTE It was “three strikes and you’re out” for a 55-year-old woman accused of bothering residents of the 700 block of Kings Highway on the morning of Nov. 4. Police were sent there at 10:43 a.m. She told them she was locked out of her house. Officers returned at 11:12 a.m. after a call that the woman had returned to a neighbor’s porch. Officers PLEASE SEE BLOTTER/22-A

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were able to get into the woman’s house, but told her not to return or she would be arrested. Police were sent at 11:55 a.m. and after seeing the woman on a neighbor’s porch, she was arrested for trespassing. At about 1:30 a.m. Nov. 5, a 43-year-old Wyandotte resident police described as “highly intoxicated” reported that as he was leav-

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send them in time for The Crucible, to let them know they’re pulling for them. Brenda Pinkowski, 47, said Alex has written letters about how difficult it is going through boot camp. He wrote that they were trying to break him, his mom said, but he won’t let it happen. Jozie and Brenda Pinkowski said all three of them are confident he will complete The Crucible. “He came this far and I want him to go all the way,” Jozie Pinkowski said. The 2nd Recruit Battalion, Platoon 2098, Echo Company stationed at Parris Island, S.C., will receive the letters in time to read them before it starts The Crucible. Alex Pinkowski, 19, a 2010 graduate of Southgate Anderson High School, enlisted in March after one year at Henry Ford Community College in Dearborn. His mother said he wanted to be in the military since the eighth grade and decided to be a Marine when he was a senior. “I’m pretty proud of them both,” Brenda Pinkowski said, “him for going and her for supporting (him).” If Alex Pinkowski and his peers in the platoon pass The Crucible, set for Nov. 21 to 23, they will receive an EGA pin — Eagle, Global, Anchor — that all Marines get when

ing a bar in the 900 block of Oak, he fround that someone damaged the windows on his pickup truck. The man called a friend who told him that a man whose name he gave police bragged about damaging the windows. Police arrested a 28-yearold Monroe woman for operating while intoxicated, second offense, after a traffic stop at about 1 a.m. Nov. 5 on 10th Street. The driver had turned into the parking lot of a closed business, stopped for a moment but then began they graduate. Graduation is scheduled for Dec. 2. “He’s being brave, following his heart and doing what he wants to do,” Jozie Pinkowski said. They’ve only talked to Alex once, for five minutes, since he flew to South Carolina on Labor Day. The only other contact they’ve had is through letters. They carry around a “flat Alex,” a cardboard cutout of him holding a fishing pole. They take pictures with it and send them to him. Brenda Pinkowski said fishing is his favorite thing to do; sometimes he’s gone fishing

driving with the passenger door open. She was pulled over after the officer saw her swerve on Ford Avenue, almost striking a curb. She said she only had one drink at a bar and said she was driving home to Monroe, but police said she was extremely off balance. She was taken to Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, where she was given a blood test. Her passenger, a 32-yearold Newport man, originally was released at the scene, but was later arrested for disorderly conduct after he urinated on the outside wall of a party store. from dawn to dusk. Alex Pinkowski has taken his sister with him fishing before and when they get a chance, she said she wants him to take her for a brothersister fishing trip. “When I get to see him the first time, I want to tell him I love him, I’m proud of him and that he should take me fishing,” Jozie Pinkowski said. “I’ve been wanting to go fishing with him for a while.” Contact Staff Writer Alan Burdziak at aburdziak@heritage.com or 1-734-246-0882 or follow him on Twitter @AlanBurdziak.

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Use your photos to make personalized holiday gifts that last a lifetime Finding that perfect holiday gift for friends and family is always challenging. Clothes are difficult unless you know the perfect size and style. You can miss the mark on books and music if you’re not intimately familiar with the genres that interest the recipient. One type of gift that will never go out of style is the personal, handmade present. While that may sound cliche, the fact is, something heartfelt — created from memories new and old — will almost always be more valuable to someone than something store-bought and mass-produced. The hard part is narrowing down the list of things you can make. A good start is to recall all your favorite memories by looking through the pictures you’ve taken throughout the year. After all, clothes may go out of style, but photos never will — so you will want pictures that will last for years to come. How many photos do you and your family take each year? Hundreds? Thousands? Unfortunately, many of those photos end up staying stored indefinitely on your camera or smartphone, your hard drive or in email attachments. Creating great gifts with those photos — right from home — is a snap, and the key is to start with great-looking photos.

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Technology gifts for the whole family Buying holiday gifts can be a fun and easy experience when you go to the right place, and there is a certain joy that you get when you see someone opening a gift they’ve been waiting for all year. No matter the age of the person you’re buying for, there is one kind of product that is perfect for everyone: technology. Whether it’s new headphones, a USB flash drive for a stocking stuffer, or an e-reader, there is something for everyone. Digital lifestyle expert and TV personality Mario Armstrong suggests making the shopping experience easy by finding one place shoppers can turn to for all their technology-giftshopping needs. “Staples is a great place for that,” says Armstrong “they offer customers a great in store experience where shoppers can test products to ensure they are getting the best one for them. Also, if anyone is confused or needs a little guidance, their EasyTech Associates can help them decide, purchase and even help set up their new technology gifts.” Here are some of Mario’s must-have picks for this holiday season available at Staples:

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CHEVROLET Model Aveo

Camaro

Camaro

Camaro

Cavalier

Cobalt

Cobalt

Colorado

Year Miles

2011 3,365

2011 5,004

2011 6,501

Price

$15,850

$34,999

$33,999

2010 23,683 $27,500 2004 104,846 $6,995

2009 16,077 $13,995

2007 84,206 $7,595

2008 28,790 $12,995

Stock#

20080A

11938A

20313A

Dealer

Zubor Buick GMC

Rodgers Chevrolet

Rodgers Chevrolet

HHR

HHR

HHR

HHR

HHR

HHR

Impala

Impala

Impala

Impala Malibu

Malibu

Malibu

Malibu Maxx

Monte Carlo

Silverado 1500

Silverado 1500 Silverado 1500

Silverado 1500

Silverado 1500

Silverado 1500 TrailBlazer

TrailBlazer

TrailBlazer Traverse

2011 11,192

$15,900

2011 14,831 $15,500 2011 9,487

2011 7,453

$13,500

$13,500

2011 18,648 $12,900 2011 27,311

$11,990

2011 11,906

$18,585

2007 112,515 $6,999

2010 18,402 $23,995

31442

(877) 987-3368

Focus

(888) 288-4194

Focus

(866) 541-3208

Focus

(888) 679-5827

Focus

P8319

Rodgers Chevrolet

(888) 703-2047

Focus

Lunghamer Buick GMC

(866) 541-3208

Focus

Zubor Buick GMC

2011 15,461 $15,900

Flex

(888) 703-2047

165657

165637

165647

165607

165677

165667

165627

165567 P8316 J1177

Lunghamer Buick GMC

Lunghamer Buick GMC

Lunghamer Buick GMC

Lunghamer Buick GMC

Lunghamer Buick GMC

Lunghamer Buick GMC

Lunghamer Buick GMC

(866) 541-3208

(866) 541-3208

(866) 541-3208

(866) 541-3208

(866) 541-3208

(866) 541-3208

(866) 541-3208

Rodgers Chevrolet

(888) 703-2047

Moran Chevrolet

(888) 496-9391

2009 46,848 $14,494

11583A

Rodgers Chevrolet

(888) 703-2047

2009 61,288 $12,200

12304

Jack Demmer Ford

(888) 698-9339

2009 57,394 $12,999

2011 17,069 $19,999

2011 31,851 $16,995

20153A J1187

5169AB

Rodgers Chevrolet

(888) 496-9391 (888) 703-2047

Milosch`s Palace

11936A

Rodgers Chevrolet

2005 65,715 $11,995

31470

Southgate Ford

2009 28,008 $27,245

2009 12,857 $19,995 2008 41,147 $22,992

2008 39,985 $20,995

2004 98,733 $16,992

2002 74,636 $10,995

2008 22,238 $23,488

2006 83,512 $13,995

2006 83,444 $10,988

2011 18,578 $27,992

J3307B

11854A 31490

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UT11422 20194A J1180

A6115

Moran Chevrolet

Rodgers Chevrolet Southgate Ford

Midland Ford Lincoln Mercury Moran Chevrolet

Midland Ford Lincoln Mercury

Zubor Buick GMC Moran Chevrolet Suburban Ford

T110819A Golling Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram UT11394

(888) 703-2047

Moran Chevrolet

2009 43,427 $15,994

2005 55,678 $11,995

Midland Ford Lincoln Mercury

(866) 636-9074

(888) 496-9391 (888) 377-1049

(888) 703-2047

(888) 377-1049 (888) 377-1036

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(888) 496-9391

Year Miles

Sebring

2002 61,494 $6,988

Price

2002 120,539 $3,495

2002 127,957 $2,995

Stock#

F12083B

Dealer

Sterling Heights Dodge Chrysler Jeep

NP119201 Golling Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram

46341A

Dorian Ford

Town & Country

2009 44,449 $19,988

NP120872 Golling Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram

Town & Country

2008 46,842 $18,780

1267A

Town & Country Town & Country

2009 37,469 $19,988 2006 53,555 $12,995

Model

Year Miles

Challenger

2010 26,485 $21,995

Dakota

Grand Caravan

Grand Caravan

Grand Caravan

Grand Caravan Journey

Price

2009 29,273 $14,995

2007 54,563 $16,995

2008 34,935 $19,995

2008 27,342 $15,988

2008 57,745 $14,995 2005 152,277 $5,995

2010 17,281 $17,988

N129976A Golling Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram

(888) 947-2670

34091A

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Zubor Buick GMC

Dorian Ford

(888) 679-5827

Stock#

Dealer

Phone

Sterling Heights Dodge Chrysler Jeep

(888) 378-3806

4113

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5170TA

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(866) 636-9074

9967X

Roy O Brien Ford

(888) 709-0718

P4252

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U1124A

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NP119288 Golling Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram

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(888) 378-3806

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(888) 378-3806

(888) 947-2670

2009 38,177 $23,495 2004 64,105 $8,995

2004 116,818 $4,949

(888) 378-3806

257767TB Dorian Ford

(888) 288-4194

5175T

(866) 636-9074

5172AB

Milosch`s Palace Milosch`s Palace

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(866) 636-9074

Price

2011 13,251 $18,995

2007 35,191 $21,695

2010 36,342 $18,400

2007 93,403 $16,988

Escape

2011 4,646

Escape

2010 22,397 $18,995

$23,992

$22,988

Stock#

Dealer

Phone

Moran Chevrolet

(888) 496-9391

31314

Southgate Ford

A21690

Jack Demmer Ford

J1167

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1099X

Roy O Brien Ford

(888) 709-0718

UT11413

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(888) 288-4194

B6088

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Midland Ford Lincoln Mercury

Escape

2009 31,236 $20,788

1097X

Roy O Brien Ford

Escape

2009 37,986 $17,995

47541A

Dorian Ford Dorian Ford

2009 42,959 $16,788

(888) 377-1036

258020TA Dorian Ford

UT11396

2009 52,918 $19,992

(888) 698-9339

Golling Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram

2009 15,193 $21,992

2009 52,361 $20,995

(888) 377-1049

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Suburban Ford

Midland Ford Lincoln Mercury Roy O Brien Ford

(888) 377-1036

(888) 709-0718 (888) 377-1036

(888) 288-4194

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2009 36,055 $15,995

39131A

Escape

2009 60,511

258014TA Dorian Ford

(888) 288-4194

20268A

(888) 703-2047

Escape

2009 45,645 $15,995 $15,595

258017TA Dorian Ford

Escape

2002 134,105 $4,995

47511A

Dorian Ford

Expedition EL

2007 96,362 $19,995

B6114

Suburban Ford

Explorer

2009 41,495 $16,988

9951X

Expedition Explorer

Explorer

2000 124,024 $6,494

2009 55,141 $17,988 2004 81,222 $11,995

9995X

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Roy O Brien Ford

Q12071A Sterling Heights Dodge Chrysler Jeep

(888) 288-4194

(888) 288-4194

(877) 987-3368

(888) 709-0718

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Explorer

2002 145,662 $5,995

Q12057A Sterling Heights Dodge Chrysler Jeep

F-150

2009 35,399 $21,995

47461A

Dorian Ford

(888) 288-4194

Midland Ford Lincoln Mercury

(888) 377-1036

F-150

F-150

2009 38,465 $26,995

2009 44,188 $18,500

31489

200979A

F-150

2008 62,368 $26,992

UT11400

F-150

2008 73,026 $21,495

A5945

F-150

2008 53,990 $21,800

103868A

F-150

2006 50,243 $19,992

UT11406

F-150

2005 77,042 $11,600

12264

F-150

2001 160,693 $4,995

2204P

F-150

F-150

(888) 377-1036

(888) 377-1049

Southgate Ford

(888) 377-1049

2010 23,132 $15,995 2010 22,974 $15,488 2009 34,298 $12,788 2009 88,418 $11,992

31435 B6128

K2467A K2327A

Southgate Ford Suburban Ford

Roy O Brien Ford Roy O Brien Ford

UC11420 Midland Ford Lincoln Mercury

2008 37,759 $12,495

31493

2005 61,462 $8,992

UC11417 Midland Ford Lincoln Mercury

2008 50,000 $11,495

31397

Southgate Ford Southgate Ford

(888) 377-1049 (877) 987-3368

(888) 709-0718 (888) 709-0718 (888) 377-1036

(888) 377-1049 (888) 377-1049 (888) 377-1036

2000 122,898 $5,695

30644

Southgate Ford

(888) 377-1049

2009 25,992 $15,695

31416

Southgate Ford

(888) 377-1049

38711A

Dorian Ford

(888) 288-4194

31487

Southgate Ford

1039X

Roy O Brien Ford

P3244A

Zubor Buick GMC

31492

Southgate Ford

(888) 377-1049

Dealer

Phone

Moran Chevrolet

(888) 496-9391

Midland Ford Lincoln Mercury

(888) 377-1036

2006 66,321 $12,992 2009 55,811

$14,992

2009 16,433 $13,995

PT11415

Midland Ford Lincoln Mercury

UC11407 Midland Ford Lincoln Mercury

(888) 377-1036

258022TA Dorian Ford

(888) 288-4194

Taurus

2010 17,927 $33,788

1073X

(888) 709-0718

Taurus Taurus Taurus

Taurus X

2003 103,369 $6,995

2011 21,601 $26,788 2005 82,496 $7,995 2002 87,829 $6,495

2008 51,231 $17,995

UC11392 Midland Ford Lincoln Mercury

(888) 377-1036

2011 31,484 $29,995

Mustang

B6065

Roy O Brien Ford

Suburban Ford

(888) 377-1036

(888) 377-1049 (888) 709-0718 (888) 679-5827

(877) 987-3368

GMC Model

Year Miles

Acadia

2008 59,162 $25,999

Acadia

Sierra 1500 Sierra 1500 Sierra 1500

Yukon

Price

2009 34,992 $25,900

2009 46,251 $27,900 2009 46,060 $15,992 2008 53,641 $23,990

1999 65,968 $6,995

2006 83,013 $17,995

2008 65,864 $31,995

Stock# P3322

Zubor Buick GMC

P2920B

Zubor Buick GMC

11259A

Zubor Buick GMC

5173TA

Milosch`s Palace

J1166

UT11405

258028TA Dorian Ford

J1196

Moran Chevrolet

(888) 679-5827 (888) 679-5827

(888) 679-5827

(888) 288-4194

(866) 636-9074

(888) 496-9391

2005 56,726 $17,995

2002 124,556 $6,995

T11234A

Southgate Ford

Jack Demmer Ford

Jack Demmer Ford Suburban Ford

Midland Ford Lincoln Mercury

Sterling Heights Dodge Chrysler Jeep Jack Demmer Ford

258026TA Dorian Ford

Dorian Ford

(888) 378-3806

(888) 377-1049

(888) 698-9339

(888) 698-9339

(877) 987-3368 (888) 377-1036

(888) 378-3806

(888) 698-9339

(888) 288-4194

(888) 288-4194

Price

Stock#

Dealer

Phone

2010 32,320 $17,320

U3493

Honda Bloomfield

(877) 613-8128

2006 95,665 $9,991

U3488

Honda Bloomfield

(877) 613-8128

2007 124,834 $20,659

U3489

Honda Bloomfield

11-1379A Honda Bloomfield

(877) 613-8128

(877) 613-8128

JEEP Model

Year Miles

Grand Cherokee

2009 47,433 $34,975

Grand Cherokee

Grand Cherokee Liberty

Patriot

Wrangler

Wrangler

Price

2011 22,586 $25,995

2007 79,240 $14,988

2010 18,784 $19,988

2007 30,022 $14,992

2004 62,240 $15,995

Stock#

Dealer

551345

Sterling Heights Dodge Chrysler Jeep

119598A

Golling Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram

P4250

Sterling Heights Dodge Chrysler Jeep

NP120853 Golling Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram

UT11397

5171TA

2002 39,203 $12,495

A6104

Model

Year Miles

Stock#

Sedona

2004 96,466 $6,992

Midland Ford Lincoln Mercury

Milosch`s Palace Suburban Ford

Phone

(888) 378-3806 (888) 378-3806

(888) 947-2670

(888) 947-2670 (888) 377-1036

(866) 636-9074

(877) 987-3368

KIA Rio

Price

2006 97,506 $6,569

20300A

UT11401

Dealer

Rodgers Chevrolet

Midland Ford Lincoln Mercury

Phone

(888) 703-2047

(888) 377-1036

LEXUS Model

RX 350

Year Miles

Price

Stock#

Year Miles

Price

Stock#

200986

Jack Demmer Ford

Price

2009 26,473 $29,995

11A330A

Dealer

Phone

Milosch`s Palace

(866) 636-9074

Dealer

Phone

Stock#

Dealer

Phone

P8321

Rodgers Chevrolet

(888) 703-2047

LINCOLN Model

FORD

Escape

Midland Ford Lincoln Mercury

Southgate Ford

31331

Odyssey

(888) 703-2047

Escape

UT11404

(877) 987-3368

Taurus

Civic

Rodgers Chevrolet

2010 22,015 $32,995

2010 11,359

(888) 377-1049

2011 13,335 $15,695

(888) 947-2670

20212A

Escape

Southgate Ford

2007 50,792 $12,992

(888) 288-4194

(877) 987-3368

Edge

31223

(888) 377-1049

2009 44,492 $16,488

Suburban Ford

Edge

(888) 288-4194

Suburban Ford

Southgate Ford

Civic

B6006

Crown Victoria

Dorian Ford

31431

$15,695

(888) 947-2670

Dorian Ford

Econoline Wagon

25571A

$15,695

2011 11,006

Year Miles

41891B

2004 56,812 $14,995

Year Miles

2011 9,752

(888) 377-1036

Fusion

Civic

2004 71,998 $13,995

Model

2009 94,492 $23,992

Model

Ram 1500

Stratus

Fusion

(888) 378-3806

Sterling Heights Dodge Chrysler Jeep

Stratus

Fusion

2010 21,412 $24,995

Phone

PL4251

Ram Pickup 1500

Fusion

(888) 377-1036

2009 23,790 $16,995

Ram 2500

Freestyle

Yukon XL

Journey

Ram 1500

Focus

(877) 987-3368

(888) 947-2670

DODGE Caliber

Focus

2008 34,748 $34,995

Midland Ford Lincoln Mercury

HONDA

Model

Sebring

Focus

Sierra 1500

CHRYSLER Concorde

Flex

Focus

P3313A

HHR

(888) 703-2047

(888) 679-5827

(888) 288-4194

Dorian Ford

2011 31,870 $15,950

HHR

IA6021

258036TA Dorian Ford

38681B

HHR

$15,900

1999 137,517 $10,995

F-250 Super Duty

Focus

Suburban Ford

Moran Chevrolet

Lunghamer Buick GMC

2011 11,950

F-250 Super Duty

Phone

(888) 496-9391

A6054

J5467A

Lunghamer Buick GMC

157742

HHR

UT11414

(866) 541-3208

165707

2007 82,252 $10,900 2005 94,244 $8,779

1997 74,815 $7,992

Flex

Equinox

Equinox

F-250

MKZ

2010 45,957 $21,350

(888) 698-9339

MERCURY Model

Year Miles

Milan

2009 44,458 $15,822

Grand Marquis Mountaineer

1993 98,710 $3,395

19340B

Dorian Ford

(888) 288-4194

2004 140,483 $6,438

20262A

Rodgers Chevrolet

(888) 703-2047

Model

Year Miles

Stock#

Dealer

Phone

G6

2009 14,595 $15,890

200911A

Jack Demmer Ford

(888) 698-9339

UT11399

Midland Ford Lincoln Mercury

(888) 377-1036

PONTIAC G6

2009 9,510

Price

$17,788

J5574A

Moran Chevrolet

2008 45,542 $11,995

11D309W Milosch`s Palace

Model

Year Miles

Stock#

Ion

2007 40,534 $10,688

G6

Montana SV6

2006 100,488 $9,992

(888) 496-9391

(866) 636-9074

SATURN Aura

Price

2008 39,050 $13,117

20361A

Dealer

Rodgers Chevrolet

NP110057 Golling Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram

Phone

(888) 703-2047

(888) 947-2670

SUBARU Model

Year Miles

2009 37,184 $21,425

Price

U3491

Honda Bloomfield

(877) 613-8128

Year Miles

Price

Stock#

Dealer

Phone

Model

Year Miles

Price

Stock#

Yaris

2008 35,378 $11,419

Outback

Stock#

Dealer

Phone

SUZUKI Model XL-7

2008 69,533 $15,992

UT11416

Midland Ford Lincoln Mercury

(888) 377-1036

TOYOTA Corolla

2009 28,317 $15,100

200899A

Dealer

Phone

20246A

Jack Demmer Ford

Rodgers Chevrolet

(888) 698-9339

Stock#

Dealer

Phone

(888) 703-2047

VOLKSWAGEN Model GTI

Year Miles

Price

2009 18,189 $18,988

NF0658

Golling Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram

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Made in America, or is it? It’s not always simple All parts are made all over the globe By Russ Heaps

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Buying an American car seems, well, somehow patriotic. Waving the flag today, however, by putting your car-buying money where your buy-American heart is, grows evermore difficult. In fact, buying almost anything American is a challenge. Once upon a time, the United States had healthy industries in textiles and clothing, furniture, steel, electronics, shoes and leather goods, among other products. Essentially the core of each of these manufacturing industries has moved off shore. You can spend an hour at Walmart or Target looking at labels and studying packaging without, perhaps, finding one that claims “Made in America.” Pinning down exactly what is American made when new-vehicle shopping is about as intuitive as successfully solving a Rubik’s Cube. Just when you think you have it figured out because one side is solved, you turn the cube to find the next side isn’t. Depending on which criteria, or side of the made-in-America cube, you study, you may well come up with a list of vehicles not supported by other criteria. Buying American when it came to cars and trucks used to be as simple as heading to a General Motors, Ford or Chrysler dealership; you can toss in Studebaker, American Motors or any number of disappeared domestic brands, too. The global economy and competition, though, have muddied the waters. Ford and GM are still firmly rooted in the United States. Chrysler is more difficult to pigeonhole. The American taxpayer owns a chunk of it, but so does Italy’s Fiat; and Fiat is making all of the decisions. Does the Fiat connection make Chrysler an Italian brand? None of its cars are assembled there. There was a day when you could say a Chevy is made in America and a BMW is made in Germany. It’s much more complicated today. Several import brands have U.S. factories assembling vehicles. While the Big Three are assembling some vehicles outside the United States, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Honda, Toyota, Subaru, Nissan, Mazda, Hyundai, Kia, Volkswagen and Mitsubishi are making one or more vehicles in America. If a car is bolted together in the U.S. by U.S. workers, does it qualify as American made? Some would say, yes; but hold the phone! Carmakers around the world source parts from global suppliers. If a car is built in the U.S., but the majority of its parts are sourced from other countries, is it American made? In other words, what is the percentage of American content and what percentage qualifies a vehicle as American made? The federal government thought it had the answer when it issued the American Automobile Labeling Act (AALA) in the early 1990s. Its goal was to prevent import brands from advertising vehicles they assembled here with basically imported parts as “American made.” Responding to a successful lobbying campaign by the Big Three domestic auto makers, Congress decreed that for a manufacturer to claim a particular model “American made,” its final assembly must take place in the United States with all of its key

parts, or roughly 75 percent of its content, being sourced from American suppliers. The AALA is a confusing mishmash of formulas with quirky elements, such as the percentage of content isn’t based on the quantity of parts, but on their value. A $9 American-made part offsets three $3 foreign-made parts. Battalions of pencil pushers at the car manufacturers are kept busy year around calculating all of this clear-as-mud nonsense. Oh, and by the way, for purposes of the AALA, Canada qualifies as part of the United States. That’s right; Canadian assembly plants and parts manufacturers are considered as American as U.S. ones; however, Mexican assembly plants and parts suppliers don’t qualify. Huh? Is the distinction lost on you? Not surprising. In compliance with the AALA, every price sticker mounted on a new car’s window displays where the car was assembled and the percentage of its American-Canadian content, as well as the country of origin for its engine and transmission. Another yardstick you may use to establish “American made” is where the profits for the sale of a particular vehicle go. Do they flow into a U.S. corporation’s coffers or to an account in Japan, Germany, Korea or elsewhere? A Toyota Camry is assembled in Kentucky, but profits from its sale go to and are reinvested in Japan. Using this criteria is fine, but following the money to determine “Made in America” leads to identifying the 2011 Acura RDX, assembled by American workers in Ohio with 70 percent

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Why is diesel fuel more expensive than gas? DR. CRANKSHAFT

LES JACKSON Q: Can you tell me why diesel fuel is more expensive than gas? For many years it was cheaper and now in recent years, it’s as much as gasoline and even more in some places. I thought it was an easier fuel to refine and I know that the majority of vehicles in Europe and Asia run on it. What gives, and should I forget buying a diesel car? — Jason in San Francisco A: That’s a very good question that I’ve tried to find a definitive answer for a long time. Here’s what I know: Until several years ago, the average price of diesel fuel was usually lower than the average price of gasoline but during some winters when the demand for heating oil was high, the price of diesel fuel could rise above the gasoline price. Since September 2004, the price of diesel fuel has been consistently higher than the price of regular gasoline all year round for several reasons. The biggest reason is that world demand for diesel fuel and other distillate fuel oils has been increasing steadily. This is due to growth in China, India, Europe, and even here in the U.S., putting more pressure on the stretchedto-the-limit global refining capacity. Adding to that stress is our transition to low-sulfur diesel fuel, which has affected diesel fuel production and distribution costs. Since the Federal excise tax on diesel fuel is 6 cents higher per gallon (24.4 cents per gallon) than the tax on gasoline (18 cents) any increases in production costs tend to accentuate the pump price. Another reason is that Europe used to export diesel fuel to the U.S., but as European environmental agencies have been promoting diesel’s advantages with lower taxes and other incentives the demand has skyrocketed. The result is that now more than 50 percent of all cars run on diesel in most European countries. That loss of European diesel exports has more or less permanently raised the price of fuel here. Add to all that the devastation that Katrina brought to refineries in the gulf states in 2005. Two diesel refineries had to be converted to gasoline production, adding to the problem of availability and costs. Then there’s always the winter demand for heating oil, which also cuts down on diesel production. Still, diesel cars have exceptionally better mileage figures than gasoline-powered cars (across the board) and I’d strongly consider one. Diesel fuel won’t get cheaper but neither will gasoline. It’s all about miles-per-gallon from here on out. Q: I’m thinking about buying a Nissan Leaf and I’m a bit worried about getting into a crash with an electric car. The fear I have is that the battery could be severely damaged and I could get electrocuted while sitting inside waiting for emergency crews. How serious is that risk? Also, if I got stuck in traffic in a snowstorm how long would the car run just sitting there? I don’t want to talk about this with the dealer or at Nissan’s website. Thank you. — Doris in Boston A: I think your fears are a bit overstated. The Leaf ’s engineers

have placed the battery in a structural area of the car that’s highly protected and would be the least likely thing damaged in all but the most horrendous crashes. In such a crash, the fuel tank in a normal car would almost certainly be split open, creating a real possibility of fire. Even if your car’s battery was damaged, there’s limited risk of electrocution. More likely would be that

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AUTO NEWS IN BRIEF Joe’s million-mile Honda gets a town parade It’s often been said that if you care for your older car properly, you’d get more miles out of it — on average, about 150,000 miles, according to Consumer Reports. Proof positive this week, when a 1990 Honda Accord driven by a Maine man rolled its odometer to 1 million miles. The proud, meticulous owner, Joe LoCicero, was rewarded for his preventive maintenance diligence, and he was offered bragging rights, a surprise parade and a new 2012 Honda Civic, which, if he’s careful, will last as long as his previous Honda — or until 2033. I wonder if LoCicero will document his new car driving and maintenance records on his blog, millionmilejoe.com. ... I suppose we’ll find out!

Women more likely to be injured in car accidents than men According to a study to be published in the December issue of the American Journal of Public Health, women who wear seatbelts are much more likely to be injured in a car accident (especially their chests or spines) than their male

The Electric Ford Focus. counterparts. The study, which looked at crash injury data from 1998–2008, concluded that many of the safety upgrades to vehicles haven’t considered female drivers, though to be fair, the most recent data doesn’t include more tailored upgrades in the past four years. In a press release of findings ahead of publication, researchers say women are more likely to be injured due to their shorter stature and preferred seating positions and postures, which most automotive safety features aren’t designed to take into consideration. How can women decrease their crash injury risks? Experts suggest women sit further back

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Neighbors, family and friends mingle with Honda officials. On the left, his new, surprise 2012 Honda Accord; on the right, the million-mile 1990 Honda. half a world away, in Korea, Chevrolet customers set a Guinness World Record by using their Chevies to create the world’s largest car logo. Fans of the popular brand can also celebrate by enjoying the new documentary, Chevy 100, an American Story, at its premier in Detroit, or on the Velocity Channel later this month.

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Detroit Martin Luther King running back Dennis Norfleet had a big first half against Roosevelt in a Division 2 regional championship game Friday night. Norfleet had 178 rushing yards and two touchdowns in the first half of his team’s 33-0 victory. The Bears, Downriver League champs, bowed out this year with a 10-2 record.

Crusaders crush Bears King’s first-half outburst too much for Roosevelt to overcome By Hank Minckiewicz The News-Herald

It was clear Friday night that the Detroit Martin Luther King football team wanted to get the ball into the hands of its star

running back Dennis Norfleet early and often. On the first play of the Crusaders’ first possession, they decided to do away with the middleman and direct snapped the ball to Norfleet, who went around right end 68

yards for a touchdown. “They ran the Wildcat, overloaded the short side and ran that way,” said Roosevelt Coach Ron Adams. “We all know what kind of a back Dennis Norfleet is and he found a seam and was gone.”

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Trenton also got seconds from Dossey (200 freestyle), MitsusadaBoylan (50 freestyle) and Dossey (500 freestyle) and showed its depth by taking the third, fourth and fifth spots in the 50 freestyle thanks to Perugi, Cat Miller and Erin Johnson. Defending champion Allen Park got its lone individual title from Haley Defeyter, who successfully defended her title in the 500 freestyle. Carlson got pair of wins from Sarah Cameron, the league champ in the 200 freestyle and breastroke. Teammate Theresa Mitchell was first in the 200 medley and butterfly. Fourth-place Woodhaven saw Lauren Pawelec set a new league record in the 50 freestyle after she finished the race in 25.52 seconds, topping the mark set by Allen Park’s Meghan Pearson in 2009. She later won the 100 freestyle by more than two seconds. The next stop for several area teams are Tuesday’s MHSAA diving regionals. Allen Park, Woodhaven and Roosevelt will be at Birmingham Groves while Trenton heads to Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook.

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Host Milan repeated as league champions and the Devils were 67 points ahead of Riverview to claim the runner-up spot. Abby Miklos, Ania Latala, Morgan Bammer and Kira Gates opened the meet by winning the 200-yard medley relay and Miklos later claimed the league title in the 500 freestyle. She also took second in the 200 freestyle and joined Bammer, Gates and Latala on the runner-up 200 freestyle relay team. Latala took second in the individual medley and butterfly and Gates took the runner-up spot in the 100 freestyle. Bammer added a third in the 500 freestyle. Huron’s best finish was a fifth in the 200 freestyle relay thanks to Carrie Bath, Madi Schmalzried, Kate Herrmann and Alli Blanchard, who finished the race in a season-best time. The foursome returned to turn in another season-best performance after finishing sixth in the medley relay. Espie Gonzalez, Kelsey Hewett, Blanchard and Herrmann added a fifth in the 400 freestyle relay. Bath (100 freestyle) and Blanchard (breaststroke) added sixth-place finishes and career-best performances. The Chiefs also got new personalbest swims from Veronica Rates, Alyssa Foster, Gonzalez, Hewett, Kate Ruffner, Shelby Philipski, Sophie Do and Nikki Bagozzi.

Host Trenton capped a perfect run through the Downriver League by rolling to the title at the league championship meet last Friday. The Trojanettes swept all three relays and picked up two individual crowns to finish more than 150 points ahead of runner-up Allen Park. Mandy Kell One of those indiPhoto by Larry Caruso vidual titles was a Roosevelt Coach Ron Adams talks to his team after new league record as diver Mandy their 33-0 loss to Detroit Martin Luther King in a Kell repeated as champion with a Michigan High School Athletic Association Division 2 score of 431.60 to lead a sweep of the regional championship game in Wyandotte. top three spots in the competition. The score topped her league record game, holding them to 1-of-7 set last fall. Teammates Lauren Thackery and for two yards. Tony Parker Sam Kinney took the next two spots also intercepted a pass. FROM PAGE 1-D on a day Trenton roared away thanks Wyandotte’s offense did to its depth. not respond as well in the game. Senior Kara Stadleman added a win second half as the team With the win, MLK tried to pass more, but con- in the backstroke and swam on the advances to play in the D2 victorious 200 and 400 freestyle relay tinued to sputter. state semifinals against The shutout was only the teams. the winner of Saturda Rachel Sieloff, Megan Dossey, second since Adams took afternoon’s Birmingham Jaimee Perugi and Emi Mitsusadaover the program in 2006. Devils are second Brother Rice-Southfield Boylan helped win the two freestyle The other came against game. Grosse Ile ended its regular season Melvindale during the 2009 relays. The Bears’ defense was with a second-place finish at last Jessa Passerman, Marissa Wiltse, regular season. gashed early Friday night Saturday’s Huron League championMegan Pek and Perugi opened the Quarterback Kevin and big plays led to the ships. meet by winning the 200 medley relay. 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Leonard, Woodhaven, 1:06.52; Dossey, Kara Stadelman), son, was a big weapon for Jaimee Perugi), 1:59.79; 2. 1. Theresa Mitchell, Carlson, 5. Madi Day, Trenton, 1:08.73; 3:47.95; 2. Carlson, 3:49.50; 3. “At halftime we went in MLK Friday night, it was Woodhaven, 2:00.37; 3. Allen 1:00.99; 2. Jessica Leonard, 6. Kara Guobis, Allen Park, as said ‘What do you want Woodhaven, 3:56.94; 4. Allen a bit of a surprise that the Park, 2:00.95; 4. Roosevelt, Woodhaven, 1:03.00; 3. Haley 1:11.23. to do? Do you want to just Park, 3:59.18; 5. Roosevelt, Crusaders threw the ball as 2:08.32; 5. Taylor, 2:20.47; 6. Blair, Carlson, 1:03.63; 4. Erin 4:03.81; 6. Lincoln Park, shorten the clock and get well as they did. Lincoln Park, 2:43.29. Ellefson, Allen Park, 1:05.81; 5. 100 breaststroke 5:01.06. out of here or see what we Megan Pek, Trenton, 1:07.34; In the first half Norfleet can get done?’” said Adams. 200 freestyle 6. Tayler Heath, Allen Park, rushed for 178 yards and The answer came when 1. 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Emi Mitsusada- WSU. right near the end of the “We knew we had to step The pair will conduct a League has opening for youth Boylan, Trenton, 58.85; 5. first half and was aided by up and play with a little 200 individual medley Amanda Smith, Allen Park, baseball fundamentals camp baseball teams. a late pass interference call more intensity and that’s 1. Theresa Mitchell, Carlson, 59.83; 6. Jaimee Perugi, Tren- from 9 a.m. until noon and a Openings are available in against the Bears. what we did,” said Adams. 2:22.13; 2. Nicole Manthei, ton, 1:01.12. high school prospects camp age brackets 8U to 18U. That score came on a Roosevelt, 2:22.69; 3. Erin Wyandotte, the from 2-5 p.m. There is divisional play quick 41-yard drive that Ellefson, Allen Park, 2:23.90; 4. 500 freestyle Downriver League champ, The fundamentals camp is for experienced, competitive was set up by a Roosevelt Kara Stadleman, Trenton, 1. Haley Defeyter, Allen Park, open to players in grades 2-12 finished the season 10-2. travel teams and for first-year fumble. 2:25.51; 5. Haley Blair, Carl- 5:31.64; 2. Megan Dossey, and the baseball prospects “I can’t tell you how teams. Norfleet’s second touchson, 2:25.95; 6. Megan Pek, Trenton, 5:36.14; 3. Sydney camp is is open to players in proud I am of this team, Contact Len Makowski down run of the night was Trenton, 2:30.18. Phillips, Woodhaven, 5:45.03; especially the captains grades 9-12. at 313-383-0578 or 4. Gabrielle Wojtala, Trenton, one for the highlight reel Matt, Dunn, Parker and Each camp carries a $100 lenmakowski@hotmail.com. 50 freestyle 5:51.30; 5. Rachel Sieloff, Trenas the Wyandotte defense (Tyler) Hamilton; you forced him 10 yards deep on couldn’t have asked for bet- 1. Lauren Pawelec, Wood- ton, 5:51.39; 6. Madi Day, Trenhaven, 25.52; 2. 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VOLLEYBALL REGIONALS

Inter-City moves into quarterfinals By Shane Preston

ting out a narrow game 1 victory. The wheels came off briefly as Mooney took the next two games in decisive fashion. “I was really proud of the way the team pulled together after a couple really rough games,” Doran said. “People really stepped up to play and took charge of the game.” Taylor led Inter-City with 20 kills with Saenz not far behind with 19 kills and six blocks. Jillian Kraatz had 43 assists on the night and Danielle Fressel was a tough defender around the net with six blocks for the Chargers. Inter-City will take on Deckerville in the state quarterfinals in Mt. Morris on Tuesday at 6 pm.

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Just three more wins. That’s all Inter-City needs to be crowned state champions after it advanced to the Division 4 state quarterfinals by beating Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes for a Regional 28 championship on Thursday at Westland Huron Valley Lutheran. The Chargers topped the Lakers in four games 25-13, 19-25, 25-13, 25-22. “It was a really exciting match and I was really proud to see the girls pull it off,” Inter-City Coach Abigail Doran said. “They have improved a lot these past few weeks as individuals and as a team.” Nikki Taylor and Alyssa Saenz were forces at the net for the Chargers, recording 19 and 14 kills, respectively. Rachel Muscat paced many of Inter-City’s scoring runs with four service aces. On Tuesday, the Chargers defeated Marine City Cardinal Mooney in the regional semifinals in five games 25-22, 20-25, 1025, 25-15, 15-10. The Chargers played tough from the start, gut-

Richard eliminated

Courtney Hunter swings away for Inter-City during the Chargers’ regional championship match against Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes.

Gabriel Richard ended its season with a loss to defending state champion Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central in Tuesday’s Division 3 semifinals in Grass Lake. The Kestrels, who went on to win the regional championship two days later, defeated Gabriel Richard in three games 2624, 25-22, 17-25.

Bedford beats Bears in D1 regional final By Scott Held

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It wasn’t long after Thursday’s quick three-set sweep by perennial powerhouse Temperance Bedford that Roosevelt Coach Colleen Minor could look back on the progress her final team made in the last few weeks. “They overachieved in so many aspects of the game to get to a regional final,” said the longtime coach, who will step aside during the offseason. “We had a big mountain to climb and they climbed away. I’m very proud of this group.” The Bears, who gutted out a five-set match to reach the Class A regional championship match at Woodhaven, found themselves in an early hole after falling 25-4 in the opening set and never could dig their way out. “We played with too much fear and couldn’t pass the ball,” Minor said. “When that happens, you’re in trouble.” The Mules completed the sweep by winning the next two sets, 25-11 and 25-10. Bedford will take on Livonia Stevenson in Tuesday’s quarterfinal at Wayne Memorial. The winner heads to Battle Creek this weekend for the semifinals. Rachel Zimmers had nine assists and Jill Davis added four kills for the Bears, who also got three kills from Dallas Stover. Roosevelt won the tiebreaker of Tuesday’s semifinal 15-12 over Dearborn to stay alive in the postseason. Wyandotte won the first two sets 25-17 and 25-16 but Dearborn rallied back from a six-point deficit to win the third 25-23. The Pioneers made the tiebreaker necessary after winning the fourth set by the same score. Zimmers served three straight points in the tiebreaker to give the Bears a cushion and Dearborn returned a volley out of bounds to end the match. Alyssa Kainz had 14 kills

Josie DeGregorio and the Roosevelt Bears reached a Divison 1 regional final before falling to Bedford on Thursday. Photo by Larry Caruso

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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2011

DEER HUNTING 2011

The season’s at hand

Michigan’s firearms opener again will attract thousands in serach of a whitetail trophy Michigan’s deer herd is estimated to be huge in the lower southern penninsula, moderate in the northern half andf growing in the UP

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ith special hunts for youth and the disabled and archery season, the whitetail season has been open for around two months. But for many, the “real” season begins Tuesday with the start of the firearms season. Here is a look for the DNR about what to expect when you take to the field this year. Over the last few years, around 700,000 individuals have purchased a license to hunt deer in Michigan. These hunters ultimately spend more than 9.6 million days afield and take more than 400,000 deer. Over 300,000 hunters participate in Michigan’s archery season, about 600,000 hunt with a firearm and 200,000 with a muzzleloader. While the number of firearm season hunters often rises and falls as the traditional Nov. 15th opening day rotates through days of the week, expanded youth hunting programs and crossbow hunting opportunities have increased participation among other segments of the hunting population. Although surveys show that the leading reasons many participate in deer hunting is simply the opportunity to spend time outdoors with friends and family, many hunters prepare each season to give themselves the best chance to see and take deer. Deer are not evenly distributed across the state. There are considerable differences in habitat and deer numbers across Michigan’s three regions - the Upper Peninsula, northern Lower Peninsula, and southern Lower Peninsula. In addition to this regional variability, every year hunters only a few miles apart have very different experiences observing and harvesting deer. Across the state, reports on the soft mast crop are generally positive, with particularly good production of apples. The hard mast crop has shown low production overall, though some scattered areas have noted fair

Hunter Heritage Program goes into effect in 2012 Some of the biggest news about deer hunting in Michigan this year will not come into play until 2012, when the Mentored Youth Hunt, also known as the Hunter Heritage Program, comes into effect. The new program will create an opportunity for youths who are less than 10 years old to become deer hunters. But there are some immediate changes, too. Currently, youths who are at least 10 years of age may hunt deer with a bow and arrow or crossbow if the youth is safety certified or in possession of an apprentice license and accompanied by a parent, guardian or adult 21 years of age or older. New this year, youths may hunt with a firearm is they are at least 10 years old, either hunter safety trained, in possession of a firearms license or junior combination license, and accompanied by an adult at least 18 years or age; or in possession of an apprentice license, accompanied by a parent, guardian or adult 21 years of age. In either case, youngsters less than 14 years of age may hunt in private land only. “Accompanied by” means the adult must be able to come to the immediate aid of the apprentice and stay within a distance that allows “uninterrupted, unaided visual and verbal contact.” The Hunter Heritage Program or Mentored Youth Hunt “is a great opportunity for Michigan’s youth,” said Department of Natural Resources Director Rodney Stokes. “Our youngsters can start hunting earlier with a safe program, which can have a lifelong impact on their interest in conservation and natural resources.” The Natural Resources Commission has been charged with developing the program. The NRC has appointed a six-member committee to make recommendations for specific rules for the new Mentored Youth Hunt program. The law creates a mentored youth hunt license,

amounts of acorns and beechnuts. Maps and computer-based tools are increasingly available to narrow in on the best locations to focus scouting efforts, including the Mi-HUNT interactive web application available at www.michigan,gov/ mihunt. While these and other resources are a great benefit for hunters, there is no substitute for personally scouting areas in advance of a hunting trip. Here is the outlook for hunting in specific Michigan regions:

Southern Lower Peninsula An average of nearly 360,000 hunters have pursued deer in this region over the last few years, including more than 185,000 participants in the archery season, more than 290,000 firearm hunters, and an average of about 125,000 hunters pursuing deer with a muzzleloader. Baiting has been reinstated as legal throughout the SLP. Baiting may only occur from Oct. 1-Jan. 1. Hunters are restricted to no more than two gallons of bait per hunting site spread over 100 square feet (equivalent to a 10 foot by 10 foot area).

which will enable youths to hunt, not just deer, but turkey and small game as well. The license will be $7.50, and will be available starting in the 2012 hunting season. Under the law, a parent or guardian must apply for the license on behalf of the youngster. Once the youth reaches 10 years of age, the youth will be eligible for the apprentice license or must successfully complete hunter safety training. Youngsters (and parents) are reminded that apprentice licenses may only be purchased for two years, at which time the new hunter must complete s hunter safety education course to continue hunting. For more information on the Mentored Youth Hunt Program starting in 2012, go to www.michigan.gov/mentored hunting. The deer population in southern Michigan is expected to be similar to the last few years. Abundant food and cover in the form of agricultural crops and scattered swamps and woodlots provide very good habitat across the southern Michigan landscape. This high quality habitat, combined with relatively mild winter conditions, results in an abundant and productive deer population. Deer populations generally exceed DNR goals and fawns generally come in sets of twins and triplets. High numbers of antlerless permits are available again this year, particularly in the multi-county DMU 486 (most of southern Michigan except St. Clair, Macomb, Wayne, and Monroe counties).

Northern Lower Peninsula An average of about 285,000 hunters have pursued deer in this region over the last few years, including more than 115,000 participants in the archery season, an average of over 250,000 firearm hunters, and more than 50,000 hunters pursuing deer with a muzzleloader. Baiting has been reinstated as legal for most of the NLP; however, baiting is still banned in DMU 487.

Within the eastern portion of the region, TB prevalence continues to show a declining trend over the long term, but no detectable change has occurred over the previous five years. Goals and hunting regulations in the eastern NLP are therefore driven more by the objective to continue to reduce TB 3 prevalence than by numbers of deer in this region. It is important for hunters to continue to observe the ban on baiting and feeding in DMU 487 and to harvest at least as many antlerless deer as bucks. Mild winter conditions for the second year in a row in the region should lead to increasing deer numbers. Deer numbers on many state land areas appear to be on the rise, though they are still below goal in some areas. In some units, indications are that there is an overabundance of deer on private land but lower than desired populations on public land. Special antlerless seasons and private land license quotas are used in these units to target deer on private land even if abundant sign and sightings do not occur on public land.

Upper Peninsula More than 100,000 hunters have pursued deer in the UP in recent years, including approximately 30,000 participants in the archery season, over 90,000 firearm hunters, and more than 20,000 hunters pursuing deer with a muzzleloader. Within the UP, deer populations continue to slowly increase following a second mild winter in a row. Fawn production should be good, though predation may have produced some losses. Antlered buck numbers will likely be on the rise, as the increased production of fawns in 2010 should lead to greater antlered buck numbers this year. More deer will be found in the Southern UP near Lake Michigan, with fewer in the Northern UP near Lake Superior.


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2011 DEER HUNT

Rules differ on taking bucks and does Michigan’s basic deer hunting licenses – firearms, archery and the combination license – are good for a legal buck anywhere in the state, but when it comes to taking antlerless deer, the rules are a little more complicated. Hunters may use the kill tags from an archery license to take an antlerless deer anytime archery during archery season, except they may not use a crossbow to take an antlerless deer during the late (Dec.1 – Jan. 1) archery season in the Upper Peninsula. Antlerless licenses are available for all seasons in most areas of the state. Hunters may use these tags in appropriate deer management units (DMUs) during any open season. Antlerless licenses are not generally available in DMUs where the deer population is below goal, though hunters may use their archery license tags in those areas. Antlerless licenses are issued for either private land or public land. Hunters must have a public-land antlerless license to hunt on lands enrolled in the Commercial Forest Act Generally speaking, hunters may purchase up to five antlerless licenses per day, for a total of up to five licenses per year, though

Help the hungry Hunters who are willing to share the rewards of their deer-hunting efforts with the less fortunate should check out Sportsmen Against Hunger. The program, which began in 1991, is designed to help hunters donate venison to those in need. “The program’s a winwin situation,” explained Dean Hall, an officer with the Michigan Bow Hunters Association and chairman of Sportsmen Against Hunger. “We have a lot of people who out there – especially during times like these – who need help getting enough to eat. We can help the soup kitchens and shelters and food pantries with donations of venison.” Although the program is designed for deer hunting season, Hall said his crew has been active all summer, The state’s hunting rules are complicated when it come to antlerless deer. too, working with landowners who have crop-damage Montmorency, Alpena, there is no season limit antlerless licenses available, go to www.michigan. in DMUs 486 and 487. And Oscoda, Alcona and Iosco) permits identify programs gov/huntingdrawings. there some DMUs where in the northeastern Lower that can use the venison. “Anyone who donates a In addition, hunters the purchase limit is two Peninsula. whole deer does not have to per day; Check the 2011 Hunters are reminded with a firearms or combipay any processing fees,” nation license can use the that the a late antlerless Antlerless Deer Hunting kill tag from that license deer season is open Dec. 19 Hall said. “We reimburse Digest for details. the processors for their to tag an antlerless deer – Jan. 1 in DMU 486, 487, There are quotas in each deer management unit lim- during the firearms and 005, 015, 064 and part of 006. efforts. “And sportsmen who iting the total number of muzzleloading seasons Check the 2011 Michigan wish to donate as little as licenses available. in DMU 487, the sixAntlerless Deer Hunting a pound or two of venison To see which DMUs have county area (Presque Isle, Digest for details.

can donate, too.” Hall recommends interested hunters go the group’s website www. sportsmenagainsthunger. org for a list of processors who are enrolled in the program. They can donate small amounts of venison to those processors, who will pass it along to appropriate recipients. “It’s a community effort,” Hall said. Last year, sportsmen donated 23,000 pounds – almost 100,000 servings – of venison to the effort. In addition, a number of sports show organizers offer reduced admission to their events if visitors bring in a canned food item. Last year, more than 30,000 pounds of canned good were donated to the effort. Sportsmen can also donate $1 when they purchase their hunting licenses. And additional tax-deductable donations to help defray the cost of processing are welcome, too. “Sportsmen do a great job with this program and the people who need the protein benefit from it as well,” Hall said. “It’s a winwin situation.” For more information, visit the Sportsmen Against Hunger website or call 1-586-552-6517.

Take care of your venison right from the start The reasons why people hunt deer are probably as varied as the people who hunt them, but the vast majority share at least one common trait: They want to put venison on the table. An excellent source of high-quality, low-fat protein, venison has become increasingly popular in the food world. And as the movement toward locally produced, sustainable food sources gains steam, venison fits perfectly; it comes directly into the food supply from the wild, absent the manipulations of the meat production industry But it’s a lengthy path from woods to the table and how hunters process their game has a significant impact on its palatability. Proper field care of deer is the first step toward a

rewarding experience in the kitchen. The Department of Natural Resources reminds hunters that proper field dressing of deer is mostly a matter of paying attention to detail. The first detail is timing; generally, the sooner you can dress a deer – especially in warm weather – the better off you’ll be. It’s also a lot easier to field dress an animal while it’s still warm. The DNR recommends rubber or latex gloves when field-dressing deer, as much for your own sake as for that of the meat. One of the keys to field dressing an animal is to avoid contacting the meat with contaminants, either internal (feces, stomach contents or urine) or external (hair or dirt).

The first step -- after you’ve tagged the deer – is to roll it on its back. Make sure you have a sharp knife (dull knives lead to accidents). Locate the breast bone. Pull the hide away from the carcass (to avoid puncturing any internal organs) and make a small incision in the animal’s chest just below the breast bone. Insert your middle and forefingers in the shape of a V and push up against the skin. Insert the knife, cutting surface up, between the fingers and cut through the abdominal wall and down toward the pelvis. By working from the chest toward the pelvis, you are cutting in the direction the hair grows, making it easier to avoid getting hair on the meat.

If the deer is a buck, cut around both sides of the reproductive organs. Cut between the hams carefully to free a buck’s urethra. Cut around the anus. And, if it’s a doe, cut around the vaginal tract, as well. You’ll have to cut to a depth of about four inches. Do not sever the rectum or the urethra. If pellets or fecal material are present in the rectum, some hunters recommend tying it shut with a piece of string. If it’s a doe -- or a buck and you do not plan to mount the trophy -- you can cut up through the center of the breast bone, all the way up to the neck. If it’s an old or large animal, a small saw will make it easier to get through the rib cage. If it’s a buck that you want to mount it, do not

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2011 DEER HUNT

Baiting is back, but restrictions apply The biggest change in deer regulations for the 2011 season is that outside of Deer Management Unit (DMU) 487, the sixcounty tuberculosis area in the northeast Lower Peninsula, baiting deer will once again be allowed in the Lower Peninsula. Within DMU 487 (which includes Alcona, Alpena, Iosco, Montmorency, Oscoda, and Presque Isle counties) a total ban on baiting remains in effect. Hunters are reminded, however, that some baiting restrictions still apply wherever they hunt deer in Michigan. The regulations are intended to minimize the effects of concentrating deer together. Such concentration increases contact among animals, which is of concern because it can increase the chance that undetected diseases – such

as bovine tuberculosis or chronic wasting disease – may quickly grow to a problematic level before any action is possible. First of all, the quantity of bait is limited to no more than two gallons per hunting site. For those who have a difficult time imagining what two gallons looks like, well, grab a couple of gallon milk jugs, fill them up, empty them into a five gallon bucket and mark the level. That’s two gallons – 40 percent of a five-gallon bucket. Put another way, a gallon is .133 cubic feet. A cube of slightly more than 6 inches on a side is a gallon, and a cubic foot is almost 7.5 gallons. A 50-pound sack of shelled corn contains approximately six gallons volume. Remember the regulation is two gallons per

hunting site – not two gallons a day as some have interpreted the rule. If you distribute two gallons of bait to a site that has already been baited and all the previous bait has not been consumed, you are over the limit. If you are hunting within view of two or more places where you’ve spread two gallons of bait, you are also over the limit, even if you’re sharing a blind or tree stand with another hunter. In addition to the restriction on quantity, the bait must be spread over a 100-square-foot area. The idea is to minimize noseto-nose contact among animals. Dumping two gallons in a pile not only promotes nose-to-nose contact, it is against the regulation. Hunters may use mineral blocks, but they count against the two-gallon

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the organs from connective tissue with your knife. Keep the liver and heart for the table, if you’re inclined. Prop the body cavity open (a stick will help) to facilitate cooling and allow the

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free. The DNR does not recommend splitting the pelvic bone, as many injuries occur while doing so. If you insist on splitting the pelvis, use a small saw instead of a knife. Instead, pull the rectum

mote what biologists call indirect contact between deer. In this case, a sick deer may leave a disease agent at the site, and an uninfected deer may pick up the illness when it visits at a later time. Because it is best to minimize both nose-tonose (direct) contact and indirect among animals, the Department of Natural Resources recommends that you move bait locations around. You do not have to bait the same 100 square feet every time. Just as many hunters adjust their setup based on wind direction or anticipation of deer moving to or from bedding areas at different times of the day, you should adjust your setup to keep deer from repeatedly visiting the exact same bait location. Finally, baiting may commence no sooner than Oct.1. Those hunting during the early antlerless blood to drain. Wipe out the season, youth seasons, or season for disabled veterbody cavity. The carcass is now ready to be transported ans in September may not to where you want to hang it use bait. And though there is no until you’re ready to take it restriction on the time of home or to a processor. day that bait may be dislimit. Mineral blocks are discouraged, however, because they promote numerous animals contacting the same surface or coming to the exact same place repeatedly. Remember, the idea is to reduce the amount of contact among animals. Automatic spin-casting feeders are one way to distribute bait over a 100-square foot area, but care should be taken not to broadcast excessive bait. If the feeder is set to broadcast two gallons of bait once a day and the bait from the previous day is not consumed, you will be over the limit. Similarly, because automatic feeders are rarely moved, they continue to broadcast over the same area. Even if the bait is consumed before more is distributed, this can pro-

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Heroines and Serpents

Three female artists team for new show

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hether art is meant to send a message or not is of no importance to the three female artists participating in “Affairs with Heroines and Serpents, a new show that opened yesterday at River’s Edge Gallery in Wyandotte. Meaningful art is the only way they know to do it. “I placed these well-established artists on the same stage because of that,” gallery director Jeremy Hansen said. Barbara Melnik Carson, Birgit Huttemann-Holz and Patricia Izzo only knew each other through their work, but were so impressed with one another’s art that they quickly accepted Hansen’s invitation to show together. They knew they couldn’t help but give a female bent to their work, but didn’t want this show to be just about feminism. They wanted it to be about their life’s work. Hutteman-Holz, who was raised and educated in Germany, pointed out that words are made non-gender spe-

“Together Again,” a threedimensional work by Barbara Melnik Carson, is part of “Affairs with Heroines and Serpents,” a new, three-artist show running through Jan. 31 at River’s Edge Gallery in Wyandotte.

cific in Europe by adding a capital “I” and then “nes” — thus the word “HeroInes”. They pointed out that their histories (as all of mankind) have been made up of both HeroInes and Serpents … the light and the dark, the good and the evil. All three artists said that this has become a basic motivation in much of their art. All three also are mistresses of their own medium, although quite different from each other. Melnik Carson uses clay and found objects to create threedimensional images that tell a story. Titles such as “Sacred Words” and “Cures and Conversations” give some information, but the rest is up to the artist to spill the beans or the viewer to fill in his or her own thoughts. Huttemann-Holz uses an encaustics technique, a very difficult medium that she’s mastered. She begins with bees wax, mixes in tints to make her own colors and applies it to a wood base with a torch. Then she moves the wax around by melting it and basically paints with fire. Figuratives, she says, “are the most difficult; you can ruin it in

“Tomorrows are Made Up of Nows,” is a black-and-white photograph from Wyandotte fine art photographer Patricia Izzo.

the last stroke, the last pass of fire.” Her selection is all figurative, with such meaningful titles as “Dialogue with Eve” and “Lilith’s Odyssey.” Izzo not only is a trained painter, but also a worldrenowned photographer. Both mediums are used in her selection of work. Besides traditional black and white photography (she has let the digital age pass her by and only shoots with film), she also hand paints many of

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her images — some so much so that it would be difficult to differentiate them from a painting. She chooses unusual substrates to print her art on, using everything from metal to canvas to watercolor paper. Her titles, such as the Emily Dickinson quote, “Tomorrows are made up of Nows” and “Little Saint of Broken Dolls,” give a hint of what the artist was seeing but leave plenty of room for the viewer to ponder. their meanings.

Foodies can attend soiree to support conservatory By Andrea Blum The News-Herald

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atisfy your sweet tooth and help gardening gurus beautify their little patch of Taylor. The Taylor Conservatory Foundation invites the community to the sixth annual Sweet Harvest event at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Crystal Gardens, 16703 Fort St., Southgate. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Guests can enjoy an evening cocktail reception, gourmet food stations, smooth jazz music, a premium bar and scrumptious desserts. Sweet Harvest is the largest fundraiser for the Taylor Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Money raised at the event supports children’s programming and continued garden development. Members of the founda-

tion board and its Garden Groomer team are all volunteers from throughout the region: from the cities of Allen Park, Lincoln Park, Livonia, Southgate, Saline, Southgate, Taylor, Trenton, Westland and Wyandotte and the townships of Brownstown and Grosse Ile. Volunteer and membership opportunities are open to residents of all communities. This year marks the fiveyear anniversary of public operation at the conservatory. In that time, more than 30,000 people have visited the gardens, attended classes and participated in programs. “Sweet Harvest is our one big fundraiser of the year,” said Larry Wright, foundation board president and chairman of the event. “We guarantee everyone will

enjoy the evening and go home with the satisfaction of providing children and adults with a place to learn about nature and enjoy the beauty of the conservatory and gardens.” One of the new highlights of the 2011 Sweet Harvest will be a Chocolate Boutique featuring artisan chocolates handmade and donated by local businesswoman Ronnie Jacek. There will be live and silent auctions, including gift baskets, horticultural items and hand-painted and carved pumpkins. Guests can bid on items like a sporty New Year’s Eve package, (including two Detroit Red Wings tickets), handcrafted metal art for the garden and a Gift Card Tree. Also continued from last year is the popular “Attic Treasures” table — a

selection of vintage jewelry, purses, hats and glassware. Guests also will have a chance to win a fully loaded Apple IPad2 and a Detroit Tigers suite at Comerica Park for 20 guests. “Each year, we add a different twist to the event,” Executive Director Patty Donahue said. “This year,

“Affairs with Heroines and Serpents” runs through Jan.31 at the gallery, 3024 Biddle Ave. As part of the exhibit, an open meeting for the Michigan Chapter of the Women’s Caucus for Art will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Anyone interested in the group is invited to attend and also hear the three artists talk about their work. For more about the exhibit, visit www.artattheedge.com.

Photos courtesy of River’s Edge Gallery

Birgit HuttemannHolz contributed “Dialogue with Eve,” one of her encaustic works made with wax and fire, to the new show.

Chocolatey delights of all varieties will tempt tastebuds at the Taylor Conservatory Foundation’s annual Sweet Harvest event Wednesday at Crystal Gardens in Southgate. Rotary, Jackson, Snider and Parker Dentistry Partnership, PNC Bank, Taylor Walmart, Concord EMS, Josephine Ford Cancer Center and ITC Holdings. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available for corporations and individuals. “Sweet Harvest is a great way to take your employees out for a night of fun,” said Rick Sollars, sponsor cochairman of the event along with Chris Coffman. Tickets to Sweet Harvest there is an international are $50 in advance or $60 at theme. Each table will have the door. Seating is limited, a beautiful fall centerpiece so early reservations are with two flags representrecommended. ing the USA and another Call Sherry Molloy at country. The food and our 1-734-287-4614 for tickets auction baskets will have an or sponsorship informainternational flavor as well.” tion. For online ticket purSponsors for the evening chases or donations to the include: Fritz Enterprises, Conservatory, visit www. taylorconservatory.org. Huron Valley Steel, Taylor


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Trenton author Donald Henkel stopped by the Trenton Veterans Memorial Library on Nov. 2 to read and discuss his book “Times in Rhyme with Reason.” He signed copies of his books, as well. Henkel also is the author of “A Legend of Santa Claus and His Brother, Fred.” Truman High School’s Distributive Educational Club of America — known as DECA — and marketing program put on a Safe Halloween Event Oct. 22 and

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face painting, treat bag decorating, popcorn hand making, and other arts and crafts. The students ran a game room consisting of bingo and cornhole. Other activities included trick-ortreating from classroom to classroom and a haunted hallway designed by students. There was pizza, soft drinks and raffle baskets for sale with half of the proceeds going to Relay for Life and the other half to the DECA program. The event was a success with more than 1,000 parents and children participating. The following companies donated to the event: Matkin Printing, Messenger Printing, Hungry Howie’s, Photo by E.L. Conley Upper Crust Pizza , Trenton author Donald Henkel discusses his book Marinas Pizza, Donut “Times in Rhyme with Reason” at the Trenton Veterans Kastle, Debucks, Mary Memorial Library. Kay (representative: Karen Katus), Birds Big celebrate Halloween. They invited the community into Pumpkins, Tim Hortons offered a variety of activities and ACE hardware. the school to provide kids such as pumpkin painting, with a safe and fun way to

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Space varies when planting Q: I am new to the gardening world and have decided to plant a perennial plant garden. The coneflowers label states that I am to plant them 28 inches apart. My husband says that I am to double the inches to 56 inches apart. I am so confused. Can you answer my question? When it comes to plants, trees, etc., how much space am I supposed to give my plants? Gloria Mullin Trenton A: This is a very broad question and many factors need to be considered. The distances on the plant label are suggested based on the size of a mature plant. Many gardeners plant much closer than those to get a denser look in their gardens. If, for example, you planted coneflowers 28 inches apart as you stated, it would be several years before they would grow large enough to fill in the voids between plants. If you planted them 18 to 24 inches apart, you would achieve a fuller look the first season. You also need to consider that perennials should be divided every four to five years in order to maintain a healthy plant and vigorous growth habits. Again in the case of your coneflowers, it could take close to four years for it to spread to the 28 inches suggested by the label. It would then be time to divide, and you would begin again with a smaller plant. I prefer to crowd mine closer together rather spread them out. Consider bloom times when designing your perennial beds. For example, plant early blooming perennials such as peony, iris, and delphinium close to later blooming varieties such as balloon flower, rudibecka, and bee balm. As the blooms fade on the earlier plants, they will be getting started on the later blooming ones. You will have constant color throughout the summer. Don’t overlook adding annuals to your perennial beds also; they will enhance your color scheme by producing seasonlong color. Trees and shrubs are a

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PAUL RODMAN totally different story. You need to take time and carefully consider the mature size of trees taking into consideration distance to lot lines, buildings and util-

ity lines. I’ve seen many cases where a blue spruce has been planted 2 to 3 feet from a house and had to be removed seven to eight years later because it had outgrown its location. When choosing a large shade tree, determine its mature size and be sure to allow that area plus a little before planting. There are many dwarf ornamental trees and shrubs available that are suited for placement closer to houses that will remain small with minimum maintenance. Any tree and shrub should be pruned on a regular basis to ensure proper air circulation, and light penetration to keep it healthy and disease resistant. Trees are a valuable part of the environment. They shade our homes, remove pollutants from the air and provide homes for wildlife. We just need to do our homework before we begin

planting them.

Garden calendar 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday — The Taylor Conservatory Foundation will host “Sweet Harvest” at Crystal Gardens, 16703 Fort St., Southgate. Enjoy a cocktail reception, strolling food stations, desserts, a special table with handcrafted chocolates, music and silent and live auctions. Advanced tickets are $50 and available at events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oe idk=a07e4wuufc587b0cf74& llr=wk4nr8bab. At the door, tickets will be $60. Send your gardening questions to advanced master gardener Paul Rodman at digitdownriver@gmail.com; or Garden Question, The NewsHerald Newspapers, One Heritage Place, Southgate, MI 48195; or call 1-313-7191181. Be sure to leave your name, city of residence and phone number.

Alexis Chiu talks to the host of the “All Girls Matter” community pageant held Nov. 5 to benefit the Taylor Blessings in a Backpack program. Girls ages 4 to 17 who are involved in community service took part in the pageant at the William Ford Senior Center in Taylor.

“All Girls Matter” contestant Tatum Pepper (right) was named winner in the pageant’s junior princess category. First runner-up went to Angelina Molinaro. In the princess category, Diamond Cyr took first place, followed by first runner-up Abbey Neal. Courtney Martin earned the pageant’s queen title with Elexia Verbick taking the runner-up spot.

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CRAFT SHOWS

What’s Going On is a listing of activities for nonprofit organizations. The deadline to submit items is noon Tuesdays. Email them to Shannon Rossi at rossi_ 1017@yahoo.com. List the time, date, location, cost and a phone number for more information. For a complete listing, visit TheNewsHerald.com.

testing for dogs, nail trims Story Time for ages three Someone Special; preCraft show; 10 a.m. Art and craft show and microchipping; all to five, Tuesdays at 1:30 hosted by the Downriver sented by VFW Post 1136 to 4 p.m. Dec. 3; crafters animals must be leashed or p.m. through Nov. 15; After Italian American Club; Ladies Auxiliary; 10 a.m. and vendors needed; O.W. in a carrier; 1-734-926-1098, School Story Time, for kin9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. to 5 p.m. Nov. 19; tables will Best Middle School, 22201 dergarten through second info@basilsbuddies.org or 13; Downriver Italian be on display with craft Powers St., Dearborn grade, 6:30 p.m. through Nov. www.basilsbuddies.org. American Hall, 646 Biddle items and unique gifts; Heights; for more informa16; 1-734-258-3002. Book sale; 10 a.m. to 2 Ave., Wyandotte; free and crafters still needed; $10 for tion or to request an applip.m. Nov. 19; held by the Robert Harris, author cation, contact Gretchen open to the public; craftan 8-foot table; VFW Post Friends of the Taylor of “Motor City Rock and Brayer at 1-313-299-9479. 1136 Hall, 633 Ford Ave., ers and vendors from the Library; hardcovers $1, Roll: Music of the Sixties Craft show; 10 a.m. to 4 Wyandotte. Downriver community; and Seventies,” will be at paperbacks 25 cents or five for vendor information, p.m. Dec. 4; crafters needed, Craft show; Trinity the Paluch Senior Complex, for $1; print a coupon for one contact the DIA Hall at 1handmade crafts only; Wesleyan church, 14250 17000 Champaign, Allen free hardcover or five paper- 734-285-4044. held by Little League of North Line, Southgate; 10 backs at www.friendsofthePark, at 7 p.m. Nov. 16; there Northwest Taylor; Taylor a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 19; $20 to Arc Downriver annual taylorlibrary.com; proceeds will be a slide presentation; Moose Family Center, 9981 rent a table; call 1-734-283bazaar; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. BLOOD DRIVES go to children’s programs; presented by Friends of the S. Telegraph; call 1-313-2927161. 13; raising money for chilGil Talbert Community Allen Park Public Libraries; Taylor Library, 12303 Pardee dren and adults with devel0155 or 1-313-295-4010, for Craft show; 10 a.m. to 4 Center, 29340 S. Gibraltar books will be available to Road. opmental and cognitive more information. p.m. Nov. 20; Taylor Moose Road, Gibraltar; 1 to 7 p.m. buy for signing; refreshBreakfast with St. disabilities; 4212 13th St., Holiday art and craft Family Center, 9981 S. Nov. 23; walk-ins welcome; ments will be served folNicholas: 8 a.m. to noon Wyandotte; 1-734-283-0710. show; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. Telegraph. 1-734-671-1466. lowing the presentation; no Dec. 11; Our Lady of Mount 10; Rivers of Living Water Craft bazaar; 9 a.m. to Arts & Crafts Show; 10 St. Paul Lutheran charge for the event. Carmel Catholic Church, Ministries, 14400 Beech 4 p.m. Dec. 3; Community a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 19; bake Church Fellowship Hall, 2550 Low-cost vaccine 2609 10th St., Wyandotte; sale, cabbage rolls and other of Christ church; 14601 Daly, Taylor; original works Edsel, Trenton; 9 a.m. to 3 clinic hosted by Basil’s adults $6, children $4; www. ethnic foods; $1 admission only, no vendors; registraPennsylvania Road, p.m. Dec. 4; call the church Buddies; 10 a.m. to 3 ourladyofmountcarmel.org. with raffle, 50/50 every tion $25; for an application, Riverview; 8-foot space office to make an appointp.m. Nov. 19, St. Cyprian Lincoln Park Farmers hour; Sts. Peter & Paul contact Emma Dwyer at is $20 plus one item ment, 1-734-676-1565. Market special holiday Church, 13249 Pennsylvania emmadwyer2002@yahoo. valued at $5 or more for Church Hall, 750 N. Beech market; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Road, Riverview; licensed customer raffle, proceeds Daly, Dearborn Heights; 1com or 1-313-377-0207. Nov. 20; held at the corner veterinarian on-site; no 734-552-9653 or 1-248-946-0173. go to food pantry; call Send craft show informaCLASSES of Fort Park Boulevard and appointments necessary; tion to Shannon Rossi at Santa’s Secret 1-734-604-1972 or email kscAdult yoga classes; Philomene Street; cash, cash only; vaccines for rossi_1017@yahoo.com. Workshop for that drouillard@live.com. offered by Henry Ford credit, debit or Bridge dogs and cats, heartworm Wyandotte Hospital; 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Dec. 1; SPORTS � KIDS MOVIES participants should bring a C W WY 8AM 4:30 4PM 3:30 3PM 2:30 2PM 1:30 9:30 10AM 10:30 11AM 11:30 12PM 12:30 1PM 9AM 8:30 mat and wear comfortable News FOX 2 News News Wendy Access Live Glass Glass Divorce Alex Judy Judy FOX 2 2 News clothing; must be 18 or older Ellen Today News Paid Prog. 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Priest involved in Independent Catholicism By Shannon Rossi

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erry Brohl of Wyandotte always wanted to be a priest. In fact, Brohl was in the seminary for his first two years of high school. “Then I discovered girls,” he said with a laugh. “I never really lost interest in the church or the priesthood, though.” Brohl, ordained through the United Catholic Church in 2003, did not come to the priesthood in a conventional way. Growing up in Wyandotte, he was raised in the Roman Catholic tradition. As an adult, he worked as a full-time religious education director at a Roman Catholic parish in Maryland. When he lost his job with that church in 1978, Brohl came to a point in his life when he felt he had to decide if he wanted to continue to be involved in the Catholic Church. “I decided I didn’t want to be involved that way,” he said. “It was not a faith crisis. I just didn’t feel like I could present myself as a representative of the church any longer.” During that time, Brohl saw the church going in a direction that he didn’t agree with. “The church was becoming more conservative,” he said. “That was a big disappointment for me.” For more than 20 years after this decision, Brohl was not associated with any church in any way. In 2002, he came to the decision that not being involved with any church had left a void in his life. “I needed to do something about that,” he said. Brohl knew that one of his cousins was an ordained priest in an Independent Catholic Church. “That’s what kind of enabled me to have a little perspective when I started evaluating churches,” he

The Rev. Jerry Brohl said. So, he took to the Internet to learn about what was going on in terms of alternative Roman Catholic communities. Brohl joined the United Catholic Church, led at the time by Archbishop Robert Bowman. “I was invited to become ordained,” he said. “I was ordained as an Independent Roman Catholic priest in 2003.” At the time, Brohl considered the United Catholic Church to be the most authoritative and balanced of all the Independent Catholic churches out there. Though he is no longer under the jurisdiction of the United Catholic Church, Brohl has founded a Franciscan order, the Contemporary Order of St. Francis. “Much of my upbringing as a child, and even as an adult, was mostly religion, the stuff of being a believer,” he said. “I felt deficient in my spirituality. I didn’t feel that I had a theological understanding in my heart.”

Franciscanism was the right choice for Brohl, he said, because it was based on an appreciation of what Jesus did for people when he died and what God did in creating people in his own image and likeness. “St. Francis is the patron saint of animals and ecology,” he said. “I’m interested in those things too.” Becoming an Independent Catholic priest is a bit different from becoming a traditional Roman Catholic priest. “There are two main ways ordination can occur,” Brohl said. “Either you’re already ordained before joining an Independent Catholic church, or when you join, the leadership of that jurisdiction looks at your background to judge whether ordination would be appropriate.” According to Brohl, some churches do a better job than others at helping priests discern a calling. “Some are very loose in the preparation they require, others are stricter,” he said. The Independent Catholic priesthood itself

differs significantly from that of the traditional Roman Catholic Church, as well. Both men and women can be ordained. Married people are welcomed into the priesthood. There also is generally no issue with homosexual ordination, but it varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Finally, priests are generally not given any kind of compensation from the parishes they serve. “We’re what would be called ‘worker priests,’ which means that most of us would have another career,” Brohl said. He is the priest for St. John XXIII Independent Roman Catholic House Church in Wyandotte. It is a small community, only seven regular members attend services. The services are held at the home of Brohl and his wife, Jo Ann. “Anyone can join us,” he said. “You don’t have to belong to a particular denomination. You don’t even have to believe in Catholicism.” This small group comes together to pray, to celebrate Mass and to work for the community. “We all get involved in each other’s business,” he said with a laugh. “We really do, because we’re like a family.” Though Brohl and the members of his church do not believe they are in the wrong, the traditional Roman Catholic Church has been strongly opposed to Independent churches, using the term “Roman Catholic” to define them. In June, Brohl attended the American Catholic Council in Detroit. “The purpose of the conference was to bring together reform-minded Catholics in one location to get ourselves better organized,” he said. The American Catholic Council’s goal was to work on establishing a national platform to bring the

dozens of reform organizations together. Countering the conference, the Roman Catholic Church also held a conference. The conference related Catholic teaching according to the pope and the Magesterium to people. “As far as I’m concerned, the objective should be to try to build as many bridges as possible,” Brohl said of the conflict. “I think sometimes we put ourselves in a position where we become so entrenched in what we feel about our religion that it sets us up in opposition to those who are different from ourselves.” For Brohl, one of the best things that could happen is that the leaders of the Roman Catholic Church would be more open to those who are more progressive. “I have no problem with people being traditional or conservative,” he said. “Be as conservative as you want, but allow people to be different from yourself.” Issues such as female clergy and homosexuality are part of what divides many Independent Catholics from traditional Roman Catholics. “We always start with the Gospel first,” Brohl said. He emphasized that anyone is welcome in his church. Personally, he said, he always has been open to matters that cause contention. It also is important for Brohl to find similarities with other religions. “It’s more constructive for us and our planet if we look at the things we have in common,” he said. Though Brohl had very high hopes for Independent Catholicism after the American Catholic Council conference in June, he has been somewhat disappointed in the results. “Independent Catholics are so divided and fragmented,” he said. “Churches need to know that Independent Catholicism is not a threat

to the conventional Roman Catholic Church.” Brohl hasn’t received much support from Catholic Churches Downriver, though that is not true of all Downriver Catholic Churches. He has, however, received support from Glenwood United Methodist Church in Wyandotte. “We appreciate them,” he said. Brohl also belongs to the Wyandotte Ministerial Association. His small church has become very involved with the community. “Jesus had a preference for the poor and people who are sinners,” Brohl said. “My attitude is that what God gives us, we give to others.” That is the theory behind the ministries at St. John XXIII. Some of the church’s ministries include, In His Name, a food pantry and soup kitchen, and other ministries important to the church members. As for the future of St. John XXIII Independent Roman Catholic House Church, Brohl is open to wherever the Holy Spirit takes the church. He recently learned of another Independent Catholic community that purchased an empty Roman Catholic Church in Detroit. “We’ve become involved with them,” Brohl said. “They have a Franciscan community there for me to relate to and work with.” Brohl doesn’t believe the Roman Catholic Church is going to change any time soon. “It’s going to be a long haul,” he said. “I’m not confident there will be any positive changes to open the hearts and minds of the current leadership.” Still, Brohl has hope for a day when churches can form a dialogue and accept each other’s differences. To learn more about St. John XXIII Independent Roman Catholic House Church, visit www. sjxxiiichurch.org.

island spirit. The Gratitude Steel Band will play Christmas favorites with influences from the music of Hawaii, Tahiti, the Caribbean and Africa. The concert is free and open to all. The preferred dress is “island style.” Tropical refreshments will be served after the concert. A meet and greet with the artists also is on tap. For more information, contact 37 North Church at 1-734-283-7161 or

Jazz@37North promoter, Mark Clark at 1-734-497-3829.

UNDER DOWNRIVER SPIRES ■ For a complete listing, 30 daily readings to provisit TheNewsHerald.com vide additional insights into holiday survival. Allen Park Presbyterian Changes in Mass Church is at 7101 Park Ave. Effective the first Sunday For more information, in Advent, the Roman contact Norma Bentley at Catholic Mass will change. norm@appc.us or Barry To learn how these changes Davis at barry@appc.us. To will impact parishioners, register, send an email to an information session will griefshare@appc.us. be hosted by the Education Commission of St. Frances Healing conference Cabrini Catholic Church. Marty Blackwelder Dan McAfee, director of will present “Times of the Office for Christian Worship for the Archdiocese of Detroit, will facilitate the session. The session will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 17. McAfee will give a brief overview of the changes that have taken place in the Mass throughout history and the changes taking place today. The session will be held at the church, 9000 Laurence, Allen Park.

Refreshing Conference,” a faith and healing service, at 6 p.m. Nov. 19 and 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nov. 20. Blackwelder serves as an international evangelist in Tulsa. He and his wife, Lola, travel to teach on the subject of healing and ministering to the sick. The services are free and open to the public. They will be held at New Hope Assembly of God, 14000 Racho Blvd., Taylor. There will be a staff

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GriefShare Allen Park Presbyterian Church will host a GriefShare seminar at 7 p.m. Nov. 15. The seminar will feature practical suggestions and reassurance through video interviews with counselors, grief experts and others who have experienced the holidays after a loved one’s death. Topics will include, “Why the Holidays are Tough,” “What to Expect,” “How to Prepare,” “How to Manage Relationships and Holiday Socials” and “Using the Holidays to Help You Heal.” Attendees will receive a free book with more than

nursery Nov. 19 and a full children’s ministry at both services Nov. 20. For more information, call 1-734-2874673 or visit www.newhopeag.com.

Jazz@37North Kick off the holiday season early this year with “Holiday in the Islands” from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 20. Wear a Hawaiian shirt, shorts, sunglasses and a beach hat to get in the

The Wyandotte Ministerial Association will sponsor a special Thanksgiving service at 6 p.m. Nov. 20. Various Wyandotte churches will participate in the service. The service will take place at First Presbyterian Church, 2250 Oak St., Wyandotte.

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Charmaine Noronha, right, hikes the pinnacles of Cathedral Rock in Sedona, Ariz. A landmark of Sedona’s skyline and one of the most photographed sights in Arizona, Cathedral Rock is located in the Coconino National Forest in Yavapai County.

Checking out the New Age vibe in Arizona By CHARMAINE NORONHA Of The Associated Press

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EDONA, Ariz. (AP) — “You’re a teacher, a guider. You transmit energy. You also have a deep connection to the spirit world, to spirits,” says spiritual adviser Leon Pelletier, as he analyzes a Polaroid of my aura. That’s right, a Polaroid of my aura. I had just undergone an otherworldly photo shoot. I’d stepped right up to a deep purple chair, placed my palms on an outline of hands and poof, moments later, there was a blurry vision of my face enveloped by hues of blue and white with a dollop of light pink. Now, I’m no New Age devotee — heck, I barely downward dog. But I am curious about spiritual pursuits. So on a trip to Arizona, I decided to stop in Sedona to have my “aura” photographed before hiking the area’s famed “energy vortexes.” A post-hike photo would determine if my soul had been reconfigured. If I didn’t come out healed, revitalized and with a pinkhued aura — considered the color of unconditional love

and harmony in spiritual circles — at least I’d have seen some stunning scenery. I’m slightly perplexed by Pelletier’s analysis of my connection to the spirit world since the only spirits I seem to know well are gin and vodka. But as I sit in his dimly lit office, adorned with butterfly cutouts, transcendental music providing a solemn soundtrack to his assessment and sandalwood incense wafting through the air, I’m pretty sure he’s not talking cocktails. I can’t exactly suspend my suspension of disbelief now though, so I head off with Pelletier to hike Cathedral Rock. A landmark of Sedona’s skyline and one of the most photographed sights in Arizona, Cathedral Rock is located in the Coconino National Forest, just over a twohour drive from Phoenix. Cathedral is considered one of the four main energy vortexes in Sedona. (Note to the grammar police: They are referred to as vortexes, not vortices.) A vortex, according to believers, is an area of invisible, swirling energy emanating from the earth that produces an uplifting, healing, rejuvenating

sensation. The source is unknown and not scientifically proven, but that hasn’t stopped Sedona from building a culture and tourism industry around it. The city, with a population of just over 10,000, is a place where crystal merchants, aging hippies and the unapologetically wacky converge. It seems like every other person is a healer or a psychic; many say they were drawn here by the city’s mystical powers. And whether you believe in auras or not, Cathedral Rock stuns the senses. A gleaming sun beams over mustard-red buttes, spires and mesas that surround the city like the ruins of fortress walls. The air is warm but crisp. The silence of the vast desert landscape is interrupted only by calls from wildlife, the rustling of birds through trees and the occasional human passer-by. Everywhere you turn, a cartoon-like pinnacle stands higher than the next. As we begin our ascent upon the rusty red rocks, I expect to see Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote scoot by with a trail of “meep, meep” as they scuffle up dust from the rocks, which get their

trademark coloring from iron ore. According to Pelletier, Cathedral Rock is a “feminine” energy source, which can help build qualities like kindness, compassion, patience, and the ability to let others need you and depend on you. I could stand to refine my so-called ladylike attributes, so I say bring it! Of course I’m skeptical — but open to the possibilities nonetheless. And I have to admit I’m surprised to feel an odd tingling sensation in my fingers as we begin our walk. Pelletier says we’re close to an “energy spring.” He attributes a juniper tree’s twisted trunks and branches to the vortex energy and asks if I’d like to sit near the tree and undergo “integrated energy therapy.” Huh? You mean hiking these rocks doesn’t provide enough purported healing? But when in Sedona... So I nestle into a spot on a rock. Pelletier asks me to come up with something I’d like to see manifest in my life. Ryan Gosling, the dreamy actor, I mutter. He starts what sounds like a prayer — minus references to God

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FYI SEDONA, ARIZ.: www.visitsedona.com/ . The Sedona Metaphysical Spiritual Association, a Chamber of Commerce Affinity Group, has an outreach program at http://www.sedonaspiritual.com/ . A number of businesses in Sedona offer aura analysis and other spiritual services, including guided visits to Cathedral Rock and other nearby sites. Leon Pelletier — http://www.sedonaheartwalk.com/aura-photos.shtml — charges $125 for aura photos, analysis and guided hike. CATHEDRAL ROCK: www.fs.fed.us/r3/coconino/recreation/red_rock/cathedral-rock-tr.shtml — and says he’s tapping into nine “cellular memory” areas: guilt, shame, “shoulds,” distrust, threat, heartache, anger, stress, and fear, while asking for the reverse of each feeling. No desert lizard appears as Prince Charming but we continue our ascent. There is no distinct path so we create our own, hopping from rock to rock and latching onto rock faces to pull ourselves higher and higher. We finally reach a summit of sorts, nestled between two massive pinnacles. All I can see for miles are the orangered rocks interspersed with lush greenery. I can’t say I felt the vortexes but it’s hard not to be affected by the beauty of this landscape. I sit for a while and take it all in as a vulture loops through the sky in the distance. After a while we begin our descent, and were back on solid ground 90 minutes later.

As I posed for my post-hike aura picture in Pelletier’s office, my muscles ached, my skin glistened with sweat and my voice was hoarse from dehydration. But my photo emanated magenta with streaks of orangey-pink. Apparently, I had done it. “You now have the energy of unconditional love. You’ve built a deeper connection to spirituality. Orange is the energy of creation. You’ve wiped the slate clean and come out a new person,” said Pelletier. I can’t say I felt like an entirely new being, but I definitely felt a renewed appreciation for Mother Earth in all her glory, and amid my fatigue from the hike, I also felt renewed and content. I’m not holding out hope for Ryan Gosling to “manifest” in my life. But I do have some pretty spectacular photos to make him jealous if we ever do meet.

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he Victorian Christmas Trail, Stratford Tourism Alliance’s special holiday offer, is back for its second debut making Christmas shopping both fun and festive. The Victorian Christmas Trail package includes 8 tickets to be redeemed at your choice of the 16 shops for a unique holiday gift. The package is valid for three days from the date of purchase now through Dec. 20 and can be purchased at Stratford Tourism Alliance, open seven days a week, for $20 with a package value of Photos courtesy of Stratford Tourism Alliance over $40. With 16 local stops offering distinctive presents for The Victorian Christmas Stratford Christmas Trail shoppers, this is a great way to Trail shops dressed up for inspire your holiday shopping. the season and have gifts

ready and waiting for you include: Alexandra Salon and Day Spa, Anything Grows, Balzac’s Coffee Roasters, Bradshaws & Kitchen Detail, Chocolate Barr’s Candies, CloseKnit Quality Yarns, Cozyn’s Garden Gallery, Distinctly Tea, JENN & Larry’s Brittle & Shakes, Kitchen Connaisseur, Small-Mart General Mercantile, Tea Leaves Tea Tasting Bar, The Touchmark Shop, Treasures, Turnbull & Stewart and Your Local Market Co-op. Purchase your Victorian Christmas Trail before Nov. 15 for a chance to win two tickets to the Stratford Symphony Orchestra’s holiday concert at the Festival

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Deborah Sullivan of Taylor ran across these fine feathered fellows in Marshall. Here’s hoping they escape the Thanksgiving dinner table.

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s seasons change, homeowners’ routines change along with them. Whether it’s children coming in and out of the house more frequently between school and activities, or service workers helping to get home repairs done before the holidays, you want to ensure safe and controlled access when you’re not available. One recent “Key Hiding Habits” survey of homeowners in St. Louis found that respondents hide extra keys for such purposes in all kinds of places, from beneath a flowerpot to under the

bushes - yet among those who do, about one fifth don’t recall where they hid the key, leading to an opportunity for a lockout situation. In fact, getting locked out of the house happens more than you’d think. Over a 12-month period, a quarter of those polled were locked out at least once and a smaller number twice. Believe it or not, some were locked out five times or more. To ensure worry-free home security, there are simple things you can do to help ensure that the right people can enter your home, and also deter those you want to keep out of your home. Here are some home security tips: • Go keyless. Avoid keys entirely by

One tip to keep burglars away is to make your home look lived in. If you keep the drapes and shades closed during the day, it can give an unintended signal to burglars that you’re not home, so go ahead and leave the windows upgrading to an electronic keypad door lock, eliminating any worries about lost keys or the need to keep making replacements. Electronic locks provide keyless entry to a home using secure access codes, so there’s no more hiding of keys in places where the wrong person might find them. For example, Schlage electronic locks can be installed quickly with just a screwdriver and allow you to add, change or delete user codes in seconds, ensuring that the people you want to enter

your home can come and go as they please. You can also create a temporary code for someone such as a plumber or pet-sitter who needs to enter and exit while you’re away. To learn more, visit http://www.keyless. schlage.com. * Use motion sensors. In the fall and winter months of the year it’s especially helpful to have a light on for family members and others who need to leave or come home in the dark. One way is to leave the porch light on, but you can take lighting a step further

by installing motion-activated lights. Available in home improvement stores, these lights can be installed at your entry door or by the garage door, and will turn on automatically when a person or car approaches, ensuring a well-lit entry to your home and making it harder for intruders to hide in waiting. * Make your home look lived in. If you keep the drapes and shades closed during the day, it can give an unintended signal to burglars that you’re not home, so go ahead and

leave the windows uncovered as if you were there. Turn down the ringer on your home phone, as well as the volume on the answering machine - while you’re away at work, dashing back and forth between activities, or even if you’re simply working in the garden or backyard - as these sounds can be a signal to others that no one’s inside. By making these easy changes, you can add to your home’s security and also ensure greater convenience for the entire family. Courtesy ARAcontent

Quick, easy room updates for your kids can help make wintertime seem less dreary As temperatures drop and the days grow shorter, kids begin spending more and more time indoors. To help make spending time inside more enjoyable, give your child’s room a fun makeover. With bright colors and fun details, you can transform a bland bed or playroom into a kid-friendly space they won’t want to leave.

Color the walls An easy way to inject color and personality into any room is with paint, and Dutch Boy’s Crayola palette is perfect for creating a fun atmosphere. Kids can choose colors that match those in their crayon boxes, with names like Granny Smith Apple, Razzmatazz, Crayola Canary and Inch Worm. If you’re in need of some extra creative inspiration, Dutch Boy’s website offers a number of images and idea cards using color combinations from the Crayola palette. You can even download how-to painting instructions and coloring pages for the kids. And don’t stop at the walls - paint dressers, chairs and other furniture bright colors to make the whole room pop. All 96 shades of the Crayola palette are available in Dutch Boy’s popular Refresh line, so you’re sure to find the perfect color to match your child’s personality.

Canopy To give your child’s room unique flair, divide

the space and add privacy, a canopy will do the trick. Whether store-bought or hand-made, a canopy can create a whimsical feel that your child will love. Drape your child’s choice of lightweight fabrics from four ceiling hooks to create a customized cover for his or her bed. And while canopies are usually seen as bed accessories, don’t think that’s where they have to stay. Hang a version with a circular base and arrange plush cushions on the floor to create a comfy reading

nook for your little one.

Chalkboard Inspiring creativity and adding some fun to your child’s room is as easy as A-B-C. With chalkboard paint, you can give your child a new way to practice the alphabet, arithmetic, drawing and much more. Simply cover a flat surface with a product like easy-spray Krylon Chalkboard Paint, let dry, and voila! For a standard message board, paint the backside

of a bulletin board or other sturdy panel with a few coats of paint. Hang the board on the wall with a piece of colorful ribbon or set on an easel, and you’ve got an easy-to-clean way for kids to learn and play. You might even transform tabletops or toy box covers into chalkboards to give them more space to get creative.

Wall decals Build on your child’s new bright walls and give the room a more personalized

feel with wall decals or stickers. These temporary art pieces are available in a wide range of sizes, shapes, designs and colors, and the options of kid-friendly styles are endless. From animals, to movie characters, to sports logos, to stars and flowers, there is sure to be a design or theme that matches any child’s personality and age. Because the stickers are easily removed, kids can simply transition to more traditional letters, mirrors, landscapes and silhouettes

as they grow older. Some companies can even make decals from photos, so the design possibilities are truly limitless. You can help your kids enjoy the great indoors this season and give their rooms new appeal with these few easy updates. Helping to plan and decorate their “new” rooms will also give your kids a sense of pride in the finished product, so they’ll enjoy their spaces through the fall months and beyond. Courtesy ARAcontent


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Buying a fixer-upper?

How to make the most of your remodel With home prices and interest rates still low across the country, and inventories high, it’s a great time to be in the market for a fixer-upper. By buying a house that needs some work, you can achieve your dream home for less than you would probably pay for a move-in-ready abode. To ensure you’re making the most of your investment, however, it pays to take a look at your credit before you buy and begin your remodel. You’ll not only need credit to cover the purchase price of the house, but you’ll need it for renovation expenses as well. The first step you should take in your bid to buy a fixer-upper is to check your credit report and score. Websites like www.creditreport.com can help you understand your credit. Understanding your credit will help you know whether or not you can afford to buy a house that needs work and if you’ll be able to pay for the needed renovations. You should also carefully research what your options are for financing your remodel. Learn what your options are, from traditional fixed mortgages to home equity lines of credit, and decide

before you buy which type of financing will be best for you. Getting a handle on your financing before you buy can help ensure you stay on budget when you’re in the middle of renovations. When you’ve got a clear picture of your credit status and financing options, you can start looking at fixer-uppers. When you find a good prospect, have your remodeling contractor walk through the house with you so he can give you a rough estimate of what needs to be done and how much the work will cost. If you’re buying a house that’s in basically good condition but just looks dated, you’ll have to make some decisions about where to invest your money. Focus on improvements that will not only look good, but will also enhance the value of your home. Resources like Remodeling Magazine’s Cost vs. Value report can give you a good idea of how much of your original investment you’ll recoup on different remodeling projects at the time of resale. Once you’ve signed all the paperwork and the house is yours, it’s time to get to work. If you’re handy, you may be able to save money by

The excitement of remodeling a house into your dream home can make it easy to get carried away on spending. doing some of the renovation work yourself. Projects like painting, adding crown molding and even putting down new flooring are well within the skills of most do-it-yourselfers. More complex projects like drywall, plumbing or electrical

work may be best left to professionals. Whether you do the work yourself, or hire contractors, you’ll need to carefully manage all aspects of the renovation to ensure your remodel stays on budget. The excitement of remod-

eling a house into your dream home can make it easy to get carried away on spending. Keep in mind that remodeling estimates are just that - an estimate. The final tab is rarely exactly what your contractor predicted it

would be. Build in at least 10 percent extra to cover emergency overruns, and avoid making any unnecessary changes to the plans while the project is underway. Courtesy of ARAcontent

Escape with an at-home relaxation retreat With tight schedules and even tighter budgets, it’s becoming more difficult for people to indulge in the luxury of a day spa visit or relaxing vacation. Recent studies show when it comes to life’s little luxuries, like that sliver of cheesecake, we can’t resist the urge to give ourselves a treat from time to time. If your relaxation routine is the treat you can’t resist, consider an at-home regimen to maintain that touch of luxury while saving time and money. Consider the following tips to create an at-home relaxation retreat: • Create a relaxation station. A soothing retreat is hard to come by in a cluttered home. Identify the quietest area of your home and do a mini-makeover of the space. Remove any extraneous items to create streamlined counter and tabletops. Add a few fluffy throw pillows you can nestle into, add a dimmer switch to overhead lights and find soothing scents like lavender to complete the environment. • Massage away the day. Add a light massage into your relaxation routine to make the most of “me” time. Enjoy a book and a massage in your favorite chair with the HoMedics Swedish Massage Cushion, or rest on a comfy couch

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using a handheld massager on a sore neck. Adding soothing massage will help you relax and escape from the pressures of your 9 to 5. • Enjoy the little things. Take time each day to enjoy the little pleasures that often go unnoticed. Being more conscious of what we often push aside for “more important” things can really help you refocus and feel more relaxed. So whether it’s taking a full hour to meditate in the morning or enjoying a small piece of dark chocolate after dinner, don’t forget that while we shouldn’t sweat the small stuff, we also shouldn’t forget the little things that make us happier. • No whirlpool? No problem. Use steaming water and aromatherapy candles to create a spa-like mood in and around your tub. An addition like the HoMedics Body Bubbles Bath Spa can turn any bath into a soothing, bubbly massage. Turn on some soft music for a truly relaxing soak. • Skip the salon and DIY nails. Mix up trips to the nail salon with taking time for yourself to pamper your piggies. Invest in a few neutral polish shades and a manicure kit to do your nails and toenails at

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How to turn your first home into a decorator’s showcase Whether you’ve signed a lease agreement or purchased a house, moving into your first home is an exciting time. For many people, it’s their first opportunity to express their personal style by decorating their own space. Whatever your taste - contemporary or classic, modern or rustic - you want your first home’s interior decor to look polished and put-together. And you’d probably rather not spend a bundle achieving that look. Do-it-yourself home decor is popular for exactly those reasons. By doing the design and implementation yourself, you can save a lot of money. Plus, many people find that doing it themselves makes decorating their homes an even more personal and rewarding experience. So where do you start if you want to turn your first home into a decorator’s showcase? Focusing on a few key areas can yield high-impact results. Start with the walls; they’re the largest design element in any room, and repainting them is an easy, high-payoff way to begin redecorating. Choose colors that not only speak to you, but that also make sense with key furniture pieces you already have. For example, if you have a great sofa that you love, consider choosing a color or two from the pattern and using that on the walls. Another smart paint strategy is to do three walls in a restful, neutral color and then spice things up with a more vibrant hue

Whatever your taste - contemporary or classic, modern or rustic - you want your first home’s interior decor to look polished and put-together. on a fourth “accent” wall. Whatever color you choose, remember to buy the best quality paint you can afford. It will last longer and look great. Another option for dressing up your walls is to use removable murals. Wall murals are a favorite design trick of interior decorators. Repositionable murals,

like MuralsYourWay.com’s SmartStick line, make it easy to decorate with a mural - minus the commitment or expense of having one professionally painted. The moisture-resistant murals can be placed and then repositioned anywhere in the house, even the bathroom or kitchen (where Mediterranean

wall murals are hugely popular). Once you’ve gussied up your walls, it’s time to look down and think about the floor. Flooring is the second largest design element in a room and it forms the foundation for your other design decisions. If you’ve got the budget and the gumption, you can remove and replace old carpet, re-stain worn wood and retile dated floors. If your means and your DIY skills are more modest, you can always cover up unappealing carpet with throw rugs that speak to your tastes. Carpet tiles are also a

great way to get the look and feel of new carpet without the expense and installation challenges of wall-to-wall. And bathrooms and kitchens can both benefit from a new flooring of easy-to-install vinyl tiles. Finally, accessories are the icing on the cake when it comes to your interior decor. Even if your furniture is mature, you can make it look young again with new accent pillows and slipcovers. It’s possible to find reasonably priced artwork to fit nearly every design theme these days, whether you look online or hit one

of the big box home design stores. Window treatments are another accessory that will give you more bang for the buck. You can get a designer look for less when you dress up cheap, storebought panels with some personal touches. Turning your first home into a decorator’s showcase doesn’t have to cost a lot. A sense of adventure, some creativity and the willingness to do the work yourself can have your home looking like something from a TV interior design show in no time. Courtesy of ARAcontent

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BROWNSTOWN: $139,900: Beautiful Home On Well Landscaped Lot With Loads Of Privacy. Gorgeous Sun Room Off Living Room Overlooking Woods In Rear. Home Is Well Kept With Loads Of Updates Including Newer Roof. Great Location. Show And Sell. Full Bath Off Master Bedroom. Very Clean Will Look At All Offers. Great Location, (3434230)

BROWNSTOWN: $57,900: Very Nice Ranch Style Condo In The Back Of Complex, Which Minimizes Traffic. Oak Cabs In Kitchen, Vaulted Ceilings, Doorwalls Off Both Bedrooms, Efficient Utilities. Great Place To Call Home! Appliances Are Negotiable. Private Owner, No Reo Or Short Sale! Buyers Must Have Pre-Approval Or Pof W/ Offers. (3433426)

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WAYNE $19,900: Cash Only... Handy Man Special!! Not Bank Owned Or Short Sale, Wayne/Westland Schools Buyer To Pay For, Order And Assume All City Inspection Requirements. (3432879)

CARLETON $160,000: This Older Farmhouse On 10 Acres Has Pole Barn With Corral, 1.5 Garage And Shed. Newer Furnace (1yr) And Newer Roof (3yrs). Large Family Room With Natural Fireplace. Partial Unfinished Basement. Close To Village Of Carleton And Easy Access To I-275. Horses Are Welcome! Purchaser To Assume Remaining Water Assessment. (3433506)

BROWNSTOWN TWP $135,000: Nice 3 Bedroom Brick Ranch On Over 2.5 Acres. Close To Freeways, Schools, Shopping. Appliances Stay. 1st Floor Laundry. Newer Furnace, Central Air And Roof. Covered Concrete Patio To Sit Back And Enjoy Your Park Like Setting. (3434292)

NEW BOSTON $25,900: Newer Windows And That’s A Start. Bring Your Imagination And Your Tool Belt And Fix This One Up! Located In The Village Of Waltz. Close To Schools, Freeways, Etc. Btvai! All Measurements Are Approximate. Subject To Senior Management Approval. Buyer To Order, Pay For And Assume Municipal Inspection. (3433694)

Flat Rock $104,900: Small Restaurant Up Front With Storage Building And Possible Rental Unit Next To Storage Area In The Back. All Fixtures Are Included In Sale. Great Opportunity! Subject To Upper Mgmt Approval. As-Is Sale. Seller Will Do No Repairs And If Any Inspections Are Required, They Are Buyer’s Responsibility. Must Have Pof Or Pre-Approval W/ Offers. Min $2000 Emd Required With Offers. (3433355)

ALLEN PARK $44,900: Make An Offer On This Brick Home With Newer Roof, Furnace, Central Air, Windows, Vinyl Trim. Nicely Finished Rec Room In Partially Finished Basement. Newer Carpeting. Subject To Short Sale Approval. (3433833)

WOODHAVEN $59,900: Country In The City! Over Half Acre With 2 Garages. 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Full Basement. 2nd Garage Features To Extra Tall Doors... Wide Enough For At Least 4 Vehicles. Updated Roof, Plumbing And Electrical. Easy Access To Shopping, Schools, Freeway. Subject To Short Sale Approval. Buyer To Assume Any Repairs Required By The City Of Woodhaven. (3433754)

WALTZ $129,900: Need A Meeting Hall? This Well Maintained Bldg Could Be Used For Meetings, Banquets, Weddings, Showers, Etc. Beautiful Oak Floor In Open Hall Area. Men/Women Restrooms. Kitchen. Stage Area. Right In The Heart Of Waltz W/Easy Access To I-275. Plenty Of Parking. Includes Chairs, Tables, Appliances, Etc. (See Inventory). This One Is A Must See! (3434207)

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FLAT ROCK $549/mo: Privately Owned Units, Located In Creekside Village, Condo/ Townhome For Lease, $549.00 For 2 Bedroom, Plus $35.00 For Energy Fee Includes Heat & Water Clean, Neat Units. Laundromat On Site, Tot Lot. $25.00 Credit App Fee Applied To Security Deposit Of $199.00 If Accepted. 3 Bedroom Also Available For $795.00 W/$45.00 Energy Fee (3431192)

CARLETON $119,900: $20,000 Reduction! Desirable Village Of Carleton. Well Maintained, MoveIn Cond. Home Still In Original Builder’s Family. Enjoy Traditional Period Charm: Leaded Gls Drs, Orig Wd Trm (Gumwood), Wood 6 Pnl Drs & Hardwd Flrs.’08 New Rf & Wtr Htr. Wallside Dbl Pane Wdws. Nat F/Plc W/Built In Book Cases. Sunroom (4 Seas). Dry Full Bsmnt. Maint Free Ext. Airing Deck. Summer Tax Has $349 Vil Tax. (3427984)

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ROCK $50,000: FLAT 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Classic Home With Hardwood Floors. Fireplace In Living Room With 2 Sets Of French Doors Leading Out Onto Enclosed Front Porch. Also Enclosed Back Porch. 3rd Floor Bonus Room (No Central Heat). Some Newer Windows. Formal Dining Room. Den/Office On Main Floor. Subject To Short Sale Approval. (3433114)

HURON TOWNSHIP: $475,000: Working Horse Facility, Over 25 Acres, 52 Stalls, 60x180 Indoor Arena, 60x180 Outdoor Arena, Tack Room, Horse Barn, Hay Barn, Stallion Barn, Paddocks, Rental Home Or Trainer Lodging 1 Bedroom, LV Rm, Kit, Bath. Owner HomeAll Oak Trim-Staircase, Beautiful Updated Kitchen W/Twin Built-In Convection Ovens, All Hardwood Floors, Parking For Horse Trailers & Boarders, Only 6 Miles From Pinnacle Racetrack (3429557)

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NICE HOME NEAR BELLEVILLE LAKE 4 bedroom brick colonial on an irregular oversized lot. Home offers central vac system, home generator, security system, intercom system, remodeled kitchen and bath as well as a 3-car garage with one large overhead garage door. $314,900 211108851

BEST VALUE FOR THE MONEY!! Super cute & clean remodeled home. Just move right in..truly a turn key. Open concept kit. to living area. New kit. cabinets & counter top. All new windows & ac unit. Sun room adds extra square footage. Shed in back yard stays. All furniture in the home is negotiable. All appl. incl. Hurry.....make an appointment today!! $37,000 211106197

BEAUTIFUL BRICK CAPE COD With a huge lot on a quiet dead end street! This home features hardwood & laminate floors, updated plumbing, most newer windows, newer furnace & HVAC. Lrg LIV RM has a FP! Kitchen has oak cabinets! DIN RM opens to lrg sunroom w/cathedral ceiling & doorwall to deck! Nicely landscaped & fenced yard! $70,000 211106128

LVERY CLEAN AND WELL KEPT HOME! Lots of storage. 2 car detached garage. Newer carpet. Very clean home. Lovely garden, lots of flowers, in the backyard. Subject to 3rd party approval. $29,900 211107149

THREE BEDROOM RANCH WITH A 2 CAR GARAGE. HOME SALE IS SUBJECT TO THIRD PARTY APPROVAL. $25,000 211109212

BEAUTIFUL OPPORTUNITY TO OWN A LUXURY HOME Just a walk down the street to the lovely lake view. Elegant marble, granite,& rich woodwork thru-out. Grand foyer w/soaring ceilings. Baths for every bdrm. Open & bright gourmet dream kitchen. Entertain or relax in a serene wooded garden. Come tour this lovely home today. $549,500 211109741

CORPORATE OWNED MULTI-FAMILY Lower unit has 2BD & direct BSMNT access. Upper unit has 1BD & outside access to BSMNT. Privacy fenced yard. Covered rear porch. Garage. Buyer is responsible for all City inspect. & reqs. For seller financing incentives, agents and their buyers are requested to contact our Chase loan officer. $16,500 211110045

NICE CAPE COD WITH FAMILY ROOM. Thermal windows. Large Concrete Patio. Covered Front Porch, 2 car garage. Updated Kitchen. Subject to 3rd party approval. $35,000 211108833

CLEAN***CLEAN***CLEAN IMMACULATE 3 bedroom brick ranch w/2 car detached garage. This home is truly move in ready for an exceptional price. Sale price subject to short sale approval. Buyer responsible for all city requirements. Property is as is. $49,900 211108694

VERY NICE 4 BEDROOM HOME W/1.5 BATHS! And 1 car attached garage. New 2 car gar. built in 2004 on spacious double lot w/new driveway. Newer furnace, copper plumbing, circuit breakers & led security lighting on the exterior of home. Beautiful view of a park directly across the street. Sale price subject to third party approval. $59,900 211108888

VERY CHARMING WELL KEPT HOME! 3rd bedroom is there just requires 2 walls to be reinstalled. Hrdwd floors thruout. Beautiful family room w/fireplace. Fabulous master bdrm w/3 closets and built-in dressers great fin. bsmt w/rec room and built-in wet bar & full bath, beautiful landscaping and patio. Certificate of approval is done just come see. $84,900 211108883

EXCELLENT OPENING PRICE! 2 Bedroom Condo! Ideal location! Enjoy maintenancefree living! Send your offer today. Bank of America Home Loans or Merrill Lynch prequalification required on all financed offers. $47,900 211117172

FRESH & CLEAN 2 BDRM RANCH! With separate din rm, & partially finished basement* neutral paint & newer carpeting, new ceramic tile in kit, din rm & bathroom. Covered porch in rear & shed. Conveniently located to freeways & shopping. $49,900 211113551

LOOK AT THIS UNIQUE HOME! Originally 5BDRM,one has been converted to a large 1st flr laundry. Original owner has kept this house in good condition. 4BDRMs,2baths,FAM RM & DIN RM! Double lot has plenty of space for a gar. Updates include roof in ‘03,newer windows, carpet & hot water tank. FAM RM has door wall to deck. Upstairs bathroom is nicely remodeled. Cozy & comfortable! $49,900 211107982

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY!!!! Brick duplex in the heart of Wyandotte! Lower flat features a sun porch, huge dining room and living room. Lots of built-in storage. Upper 4 room flat has 3 bedrooms! Separate entrances for each unit. Could easily be converted to a large single family home!!! $50,000 211107266

WONDERFUL FARMINGTON HILLS HOME This 2 bedroom ranch has a fenced in yard with central air and a 2 car detached garage. Also has a shed for extra storage. Stove and refrigerator included. $26,500 211107448

HOME FOR LEASE IN ALLEN PARK!! Updated kit w/ample counter & storage space, new tile, all appli. stay including dishwasher. Natural fireplace in fam rm. New energy efficient furnace, ac & tankless hot water heater. No smoking. Pets welcome with $250 non refundable clean fee & extra $25/mnth. Lease $1,000 211116697

MAGNIFICENT & UNIQUE HOME Offering an open floor plan + a blank canvas for you to complete “Your Perfect Dream Home”. Professionally constructed using 2 x 6 materials and features the ability to create your own room sizes, style, and other features. No need to settle for somebody else’s taste. $230,000 211054025

NEWER HOME OLD TRENTON FEATURES VAULTED

ONE LOOK AND CALL THIS HOME. 4 bdrms,& 2 full baths. Spacious kitchen can be an eat-in or enjoy the separate DIN RM. Doorwall to covered patio, lrg double lot. The 3 car gar. has stairs leading to the 14 x 32 loft! MUST MUST SEE! Many updates such as furnace, a/c, windows and water heater. Nice! $94,900 21110906328171820

NEW HOME BUILT IN 2008. Very nice kit, 2 full baths & laundry. Att. 2 car gar. has an extra storage room & workshop. HUGE lot has a large shed & a wide gate to pull in your toys and boat. Seller financing available! Take a look! $72,900 211109273

NICE NEW PRICE FOR THIS SPACIOUS TRILEVEL with oh-so-much potential! Fix her up and make this a fantastic family home, complete with an in-ground pool for lazy summer fun. Sold is as-is condition. Make an offer today! $39,900 211100696

ADORABLE 3 BEDROOM BUNGALOW! 2 car garage only 8 yrs old. Well maintained home w/new windows, vinyl siding, newer furnace, & c/a. Hardwood flrs, updated bath, partial fin bsmt w/glass block windows. Freshly painted in neutral colors. Private yard, covered front porch & outdoor patio area. Nice large yard. Come view a pleasant well cared for home. $99,900 211015148

WELCOMING ALL INVESTORS & 1ST TIME BUYERS! To this bank-owned foreclosure, as-is sale buyer to sign acr w/ city of Detroit prior to close. 4 bed 2 bath 1.5 story brick home w/ fireplace has lots of potential. Needs tlc. Bring all offers. Buyer or buyers agent to verify all info. $7,500 211112466

BEAUTIFUL BRICK BROADFRONT RANCH HOME! Attached side entrance garage. Relaxing 4 season sun room, open concept kit, DIN RM, FAM RM, natural frpl, large mstr bed w/private bath. New carpet, paint, neutral kit w/large pantry & new floor, 3 ceramic tiled baths, nice yard w/ garden shed. Spotlessly clean.$143,500 #211074966

FULL BRICK BUNGALOW IN AN EXCELLENT LOCATION. Foyer w/new pergo floors. Full bath w/oak vanity. HWD flrs under carpeting. Newer windows, roof, C/A. New copper plumbing-2008, HWT-2008, Circuit breakers, New electrical service. Fin bsmt. w/glass block vented windows, 2.5 car garage w/new (2008) remote/opener. Covered front porch.$65,000 211097563

GORGEOUS RANCH ON OPEN WATER to Detroit River & Lake Erie*Updated kit w/ oak cabinets, a great water view*Great rm w/wood burning stove*Master bedrm w/ jacuzzi & private full bath*2nd full updated bathrm*New roof-3 yrs*New F/A & C/A -5 yrs, newer windows & interior drs. Much More! $279,900 211098338

LOTS OF SPACE/HUGE KITCHEN AND COZY FAMILY ROOM! Basement used to be nicely finished with knotty pine paneling. Loads of potential with just some elbow grease and a positive mind. Owner must do a short sale for medical reasons. You have so much already done: glass block windows in basement and vinyl upstairs, circuit breakers, let’s go!!! $25,900 211080844

WELL MAINTAINED 3 BD. BRICK HOME. This home is in move in condition. Complete with dining room, family room, gas fireplace, large yard, deck and attached 2 car garage. Built in 2004. Appliances stay. Bring all offers. $79,900 211096067

NOT A FORECLOSURE OR SHORT SALE PRESTIGIOUS CORNERSTONE SUB! Fresh carpet throughout, nice open concept beautiful foyer that leads to kitchen with 10ft ceilings, middle-unit w/a cement patio & backs-up to open grass/ct yd original owner selling this meticulously maintained, sparkling clean 3 br (awesome flr plan w/2 main level br’s & upper level w/3rd guest br w/its own private bath) 3 full bath (main level master br/bath) appliances stay. 2 car garage. $124,900 211101914

BEAUTIFUL GROUND FLOOR UNIT! 2 bed, 2 bath condo w/garage. Kit is completely remodeled w/new cabinets & ceramic tile. New carpet throughout. Stove, dshwshr, refrig & microwave are included. This condo is a must see! $69,900 211116953

VERY WELL MAINTAINED HOME! This Home has lots to offer. Formal DIN RM, Full Bsmt, Some Newer Windows, Updated Kit, Roof, Furnace, Carpet, Paint, & Much, Much More. This Home Also Has a Parking Pad-could be used for a garage, Located near Schools, Recreation Center and Parks. BRING ALL OFFERS!!! $24,900 211051960

NESTLED IN A BEAUTIFUL PARK LIKE SETTING! This lower ranch provides 1250+ sq. ft. of maintenance free living. Features inc’d appl, private entrance & add’l private patio, att. gar, Mstr. Bath, guest bath, private laundry area, shelving in garage for maximum storage. Conveniently located w/i minutes of I 75, I 94, & Sfld. Eway, schools, shopping, and places of worship. Priced to Sell! $69,900 211064308

3 BEDROOM BRICK RANCH! With HWD flrs, lrg kitch & a fin. bsmnt w/wet bar & 2 full bath. This home also offers a newer roof & updated bath. Many extras for the price. Make an offer! Subject to third party approval. $44,900 211117064

WOW IS WHAT YOU SAY WHEN YOU SEE THIS VALUE!!! Everything is new!!! Granite counter tops, fresh paint, new carpet, new windows, roof, kitchen remodeled. No maintenance to do, just move in and relax. Great neighborhood. $119,900 211085484

GREAT DEAL ON A WELL KEPT 4 BEDROOM HOME! Bordering Lincoln Park. Huge living rm & formal dining rm w/new carpet. Lg open kit w/breakfast area & all appl incl! New furnace & C/A. Security system. Great neighbors w/well kept homes. One month security deposit + 1st month lease payment. Available for Sale $26,000 211061081 and Lease $695 211107953

HOME IS UP TO CODE! Seller to provide ARC! This is a remarkable and clean home. The seller has taken pride of ownership. The roof 2001, newer copper plumbing and updated electrical system. Fourth bedroom does not have a closet. Truly a nice house that you can call home. A must see! $35,000 211109622

GORGEOUS COMMUNITY.. This home is extremely well decorated w/cathedral ceilings beautifully landscaped custom bar & fin bsmt, 1st floor has a cozy frpl, open Kit w/att dining are w/a sliding door leading to a nice deck for entertaining. 2 car att gar. $183,000 211087782

CEILINGS, NATURAL FIREPLACE FIRST FLOOR LAUNDRY FULL BASEMENT PARTLY FINISHED. 3RD FULL BATH STUBBED IN. THIS IS A SHORT SALE AND REQUIRES 3RD PARTY APPROVAL. $69,900 211108894

no smoking allowed. 1/2 unit of a side by side duplex. Share backyard, parking pad. Bsmnt w/walk out. Remodeled & ready to move into! 3 Bed, upper attic spacious for storing items, near downtown, & superior condition. $950 for Lease 211116078

The News-Herald 11-13-2011  

A PDF of The News-Herald located in Southgate, MI.

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