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Suh wants to be billionaire; will Lions help it happen?

freep.com — Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh wants to be a billionaire, or so he told the Wall Street Journal. And the contract he signs as a free agent this off-season could put him on the path to get there. So it stands to reason that money will be the biggest factor in where Suh plays football next year, right?
Nov 26, 2014

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Nov 26, 2014

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Ferguson teaches that black life is cheap in America

freep.com — It's happened before. It will happen again. And until we quell the still-burning fires of America's racial strife, we'll live with the smoke and ashes. Every parent of a child of color lives, every day, in fear that a hoodie, a certain gait or an offhand remark might inspire authorities to see menace, and to strike with lethal force.

Michigan interim AD Jim Hackett may stay for a while

freep.com — When Michigan interim athletic director Jim Hackett said he would be the person to evaluate football coach Brady Hoke, it was a statement: Hackett may have the "interim" title, but he isn't likely to go anywhere soon. Signs have pointed that way since he took over after Dave Brandon's resignation Oct.
Nov 26, 2014

U-M keeping AD Jim Hackett wouldn't surprise me. What would surprise me is Jim Harbaugh not being coach by spring. on.freep.com/1rkcmEh

Nov 26, 2014

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DTE says 9,000 still without power in metro Detroit

freep.com — With Thanksgiving on Thursday, DTE says it hopes to restore service to a majority of customers by tonight. Post-windstorm power restorations are 95 percent complete, but about 9,000 customers are still in the dark this morning in southeast Michigan, DTE Energy reports.
Nov 26, 2014

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Nov 26, 2014

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Nov 26, 2014

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The most important confrontation between Brown and Wilson

freep.com — The first was when Officer Wilson told Brown and a friend to stop walking in the street. The second was when Wilson thought Brown and his friend matched the description of suspects in a just-reported robbery and called Brown over to his car.
Nov 26, 2014

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Brady Hoke lacks certain qualities needed for success

freep.com — Brady Hoke is about to lose his job because he couldn't develop a quarterback. Or hire the right offensive coordinator. Or find a headset that felt comfortable. He's about to lose his job because he won the first year and lost more the next three.
Nov 26, 2014

Column from @shawnwindsor: Hoke lacks certain qualities needed for success on.freep.com/1rmmhZQ

Michigan DC Greg Mattison named a Broyles Award nominee

freep.com — Michigan defensive coordinator Greg Mattison said before the season he expected his defense to be special. The numbers reflect the U-M's impressive season on that side of the ball, the reason Mattison was named today as one of 40 nominees for the Broyles Award as the nation's assistant coach.

Can Michigan repeat offensive explosion against Ohio State

freep.com — Last year, at least they had done it. Michigan had scored more than a couple of measly touchdowns in a game before it hung 41 on Ohio State at the end of the regular season and came within a two-point conversion of beating the Buckeyes. This year?

More than 30 have applied to fill Detroit council seat

freep.com — An outgoing state representative and a couple former council candidates are among the more than 30 people who have applied to fill the vacancy on the Detroit City Council. Those interested have until 4 p.m. on Dec. 5 to submit an application at the Detroit City Clerk's office, 2 Woodward Avenue.
Nov 26, 2014

State Rep. durhal one of 30 to file for vacant council seat. on.freep.com/1zYgN7o via @freep

Nov 26, 2014

So far, 35 have applied to fill Detroit City Council vacancy, incl a state rep. Deadline to apply is 12/5. freep.com/story/news/loc…

Are you standing in line and looking for a deal?

freep.com — Are you shopping on Thanksgiving night? Hitting the stores on Black Friday? Let's go together! I'll be out and about Thanksgiving night, writing about the things I find - door busters, deals, sleep-deprived shoppers. And I'll be back out on Friday morning, checking to see what's left.

Selden Standard makes 4-star debut

freep.com — From the bronzed, grilled quail with pickled cranberries to the addictive roasted cauliflower with tahini and lemon - And oh, that duck sausage dish! - I simply can't get enough of chef Andy Hollyday's bright, exciting flavors and rustic, seasonal menu at the new Selden Standard in Detroit.

Sorry you have to eat and shop, but the best sales are on Thanksgiving

freep.com — Well, according to the National Retail Federation, about 140.1 million shoppers say they either will or may shop on either Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Saturday or Sunday. And though that's down slightly from last year's 140.3 million, when they hit the stores, they're expected to spend a lot of money - about $50 billion.

Edgar De La Rosa considered a Rule 5 standout

freep.com — He couldn't make the Tigers' 40-man roster, but rocket-armed right-hander Edgar De La Rosa could find a new home in the Rule 5 draft. Baseball America broke down the cream of the Rule 5 crop and listed De La Rosa as one of the 10 best candidates for the Dec.

Fred Hill Briefcase Drill Team to step high for last Thanksgiving parade

freep.com — Thanksgiving Day will mark the beginning of the end of an era for the Fred Hill Briefcase Drill Team. Founder and drillmaster Fred Hill said Monday his team's appearance Thursday will be its last in the America's Thanksgiving Parade in Detroit.
Nov 26, 2014

Aw. The briefcase drill team steps its last tomorrow in #Detroit's #Thanksgiving parade. on.freep.com/1uIWRAf

Nov 26, 2014

Last hurrah near for Fred Hill Briefcase team. Loved them in Lawyers in Love video @SongsofJBrowne on.freep.com/1zXY3ow via @freep

Federal lawsuit alleges asbestos cover-up at Dearborn Heights schools

freep.com — A Dearborn Heights school district endangered students and staff by falsifying a report and covering up past asbestos contamination at two schools, according to explosive records filed with a federal lawsuit on Tuesday. Officials at Dearborn Heights Schools District No.
Nov 26, 2014

RT @LoriAHiggins: Did a Wayne County district cover up asbestos contamination? See @paulegan4 story on fed lawsuit. on.freep.com/1vM3sAj via @freep

Nov 26, 2014

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Nov 26, 2014

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Catholic school official arrested on child sex charges

freep.com — The admissions director at a Catholic preparatory high school in Macomb County was arrested today on charges of child sexual abuse, authorities said. Joseph Peter Sturza, 47, of Macomb Township, was arraigned this morning on several felony charges that were authorized after parents of a student at the Austin Catholic Academy in Ray Township intercepted emails sent by Sturza to their child, the Macomb County Sheriff's Office said in a news release.
Nov 26, 2014

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Rezoning vote for Red Wings arena on hold

freep.com — The rezoning of land to make way for the new Red Wings arena won't happen until next year after developers on Tuesday asked City Council to put the zoning vote on hold. The request from Olympia Development of Michigan, an Ilitch-owned company, to delay the vote came hours after a council committee suggested a handful of amendments to Olympia's original zoning request.
Nov 26, 2014

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Nov 26, 2014

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Wayne Co. residents get 5 more months to pay tax debts

freep.com — Instead of taking ownership in a mass of tax foreclosures on Jan. 1, the Wayne County Treasurer's office said taxpayers have until May 26 next year to pay back taxes on "reverted" properties.
Nov 26, 2014

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Prosecutor Kym Worthy inspires ABC drama project

freep.com — Kym Worthy is famous in metro Detroit for her tough, tenacious work as Wayne County prosecutor. Now a possible TV series could spread her story to a much wider audience. Entertainment news website deadline.com reported Tuesday that Viola Davis, star of ABC's hit drama "How to Get Away With Murder," plans to produce an ABC drama project about a strong female attorney.