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    Imlay City got a huge boost some years back from...

    Imlay City got a huge boost some years back from the GM Tech Center, USATACOM, Chrysler-Stirling, etc when the judge was considering a judicial fiat consolidating all tri-county school systems to...
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    Buddy Parker, Bobby Layne, Doak Walker, Leon...

    Buddy Parker, Bobby Layne, Doak Walker, Leon Hart, Les Bingamon...... Where are you guys when we need you sooooooo bad?
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    Further commentary on the Epstein case: 38759

    Further commentary on the Epstein case:


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    Seems like another Arkancide. 38726

    Seems like another Arkancide.


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  5. The quote is from a 1960 book, "The Insolent...

    The quote is from a 1960 book, "The Insolent Chariots"
  6. Before it got taken over by NOAA, the Great Lakes...

    Before it got taken over by NOAA, the Great Lakes Survey was run by the Corps of Engineers. In addition to the navigational charts, they also produced a graph of mean lake levels from 1880 or so to...
  7. Plus dishonorable mention for the Vile Vega and...

    Plus dishonorable mention for the Vile Vega and the Awful Astre in the 70s.
  8. I was in the house a few years back. It was the...

    I was in the house a few years back. It was the result of new money and an "Ō always wanted this in a house" which kept the house (and cost) getting totally out of hand.
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    Ray, in your pic, the Sam Browne belts don't seem...

    Ray, in your pic, the Sam Browne belts don't seem to be uniform. Some support the left side and some the right side of the belt.
  10. So do Koreans and Chinese. Ambitious blacks used...

    So do Koreans and Chinese. Ambitious blacks used to own their own little stores in the black areas of town. Somewhere in the sixties, that became uncool and ambitious blacks all wanted to go to...
  11. I am old enough to have felt (in 1964) that most...

    I am old enough to have felt (in 1964) that most of our racial problems were behind us and that we were looking at a future of "race blind" interactions.

    More the fool me.

    If there can be...
  12. Getting rid of the "blighters" would quickly...

    Getting rid of the "blighters" would quickly eliminate the blight.
  13. Even during Detroit boom times, the part of the...

    Even during Detroit boom times, the part of the state above a line from Bay City to Muskegon was not doing all that well. The extraction industries (timber, iron ore, copper) had declined and there...
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    I can understand what O3H is saying, though...

    I can understand what O3H is saying, though somewhat ineffectually. Detroit Public Schools were once the standout in the state. Because of their size, they could offer programs that none of the...
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    I can remember the Detroit News as being 60 cents...

    I can remember the Detroit News as being 60 cents for a seven day subscription. The Sunday paper was a "visual feast". The thinnest paper was Saturday. The Sunday funnies were multiple pages in...
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    www.fox2detroit.com/news/local-news/army-corps-of-...

    www.fox2detroit.com/news/local-news/army-corps-of-engineers-predicts-record-great-lakes-levels-more-potential-flooding-this-summer?fbclid=IwAR0PpuQqJj_T5n_go1loHUoAZs2UkkAOfkmcBHZh7SAowuz8BcCwZrzCCLY
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    One of the problems on housing is expectations. ...

    One of the problems on housing is expectations. In 1941, my parents bought a brick two bedroom one bath bungalow (with expansible attic) on Nottingham in NE Detroit for $3,500. Most people with two...
  18. Before this thing was built (at great expense)...

    Before this thing was built (at great expense) the term "parking lot shuttle" was poo-pooed by the urban crowd here, but that was exactly what they got. My opinion was that the proposed line would...
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    Two separate problems here. 1. Lake levels: ...

    Two separate problems here.

    1. Lake levels: Lake levels vary from year to year. The Great Lakes Survey (since merged with Coast and Geodetic Survey) used to provide a time graph with lake...
  20. Most of the top ten are warm weather cities.

    Most of the top ten are warm weather cities.
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    In the forties and fifties, Martin Bus Lines used...

    In the forties and fifties, Martin Bus Lines used to have a twice daily run from Hotel Rochester in downtown Rochester to the end of the DSR Woodward line in Royal Oak so that you could get downtown...
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    "Armchair developer"??? DYes are only experts in...

    "Armchair developer"??? DYes are only experts in spending other people's money!
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    E & B Brew 103. Sort of like Goebel Private...

    E & B Brew 103. Sort of like Goebel Private Stock 22.
  24. The whole "problem with "regionalism" is that to...

    The whole "problem with "regionalism" is that to most of the populace outside the city limits of Detroit, it just means "send us your money".
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    There was nothing quite like the satisfying thunk...

    There was nothing quite like the satisfying thunk of the Sunday morning paper hitting the storm door and landing on the door mat. Then there was the pleasure of wading though the paper with multiple...
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