Dec
04

Alco-Haul

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My bar-hopping days are long gone, so maybe I know not of what I type. So call me naive, but do we need bars to be open until 4 a.m.? A hurried-through bill by the Michigan State Legislature would allow some bars to stay open until 4 in the morning on weekends. According to the bill’s [...]

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Dec
01

After Just 17 Games, Van Gundy Seems at a Loss

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Welcome to the world of Pistons basketball, Stan Van Gundy. Giving the coach all the personnel power in the world can’t save this bunch from itself. Van Gundy is 17 games into his reign as Pistons czar and already he has that look and demeanor of his recent coaching predecessors. Heavy sighs, long pauses before [...]

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Chris Spielman sat in front of his locker and fumed. It was a potentially explosive moment. The Lions had just been demolished, 45-0, at the hands of the Washington Redskins. It was the opening week of the 1991 season and the Lions had traveled to the Nation’s Capital to take on the ‘Skins without Barry [...]

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Nov
20

Cos and Effect

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In 1984, Bill Cosby helped save an entire television network. Thirty years later, he’s toxic to an entire industry. It was in ’84 when NBC, lagging far behind brethren CBS and ABC in ratings to the point of being a national joke, brought in Cosby and built a sitcom around him. Cosby was 46 years [...]

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Categories : crime, Entertainment
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Nov
17

Pistons Can Play in Timbuktu as Long as They Win

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It’s the refrain of the real estate professional. Location, location, location! It’s true. You can take the same 1200 square foot ranch house, lift it from its current lot and plunk it down in another, and the property value will go up or down based on the neighborhood and other location-related factors. The home itself [...]

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Nov
04

Keep On Truckin’

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Why does the ice cream man have the market cornered on driving trucks around the neighborhood, selling his wares? Think about his clientele—six-year-olds, who aren’t exactly loaded. How much disposable income does a first grader have? This may seem like a strange time to bring this up, because we’re hardly in ice cream truck season, [...]

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Categories : economy, Enotes, society
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Bruce Bochy gets paid a lot of money to manage the San Francisco Giants, and sometimes the best way to earn that kind of dough is to sit in the dugout, shut up and don’t screw things up. Especially come October. This one’s for every skipper who’s tried to fix things that weren’t broken; for [...]

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Categories : Baseball
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To hear the media tell it, the Stan Van Gundy hire is the first time the Pistons have given so much power to one man. Don’t they remember Dickie Vitale? On Wednesday, the Pistons will tip-off in Denver against the Nuggets to open the 2014-15 NBA season—which will be Van Gundy’s first as the team’s [...]

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The Red Wings captain of today was wearing a suit when he should have been wearing a uniform. When the Red Wings honored defenseman Nick Lidstrom last winter by retiring his no. 5 jersey, the evening was jarred by the sight of two current Red Wings and former Lidstrom teammates, Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg, [...]

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Oct
16

Wing Cha-Ching!

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It takes about 15 seconds to eat one, from start to finish. They cost about 79 cents a pound, raw at the supermarket. They are made up of bone more than meat. So why are chicken wings at the restaurant so expensive? I like a chicken wing as much as the next person. You can [...]

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Categories : Enotes, food
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