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February 2, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Mary Beck, 96, the first woman elected to Detroit's City Council, died Sunday in Clinton Township, Mich. The cause of death was not reported. The daughter of Ukrainian immigrants, Beck was born in Ford City, Pa. She earned her bachelor's degree and law degree from the University of Pennsylvania and was a juvenile court investigator and social worker. She was elected to the Detroit City Council in 1950, a post she held for 20 years.
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October 21, 2010 | CNN
? A county prosecutor in Michigan is proposing a law that could punish parents with jail time for repeatedly missing their children's parent-teacher conferences. Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy introduced a proposal Tuesday at a Detroit City Council meeting that would require a parent to attend at least one parent-teacher conference a year or face up to three days in jail, said Maria Miller, Worthy's press secretary. The proposal, which Worthy has also sent to the state Legislature and the Wayne County Commission, would exempt parents whose children are performing exceptionally well or who are actively engaged with their children's teachers.
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SPORTS
September 21, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Detroit City Council voted to relocate the Detroit Grand Prix from downtown to Belle Isle next year, a move officials said was needed to keep the Indy car race in Detroit.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 12, 2010 | By Mike Rubin, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Inside a Detroit police precinct, an African American lieutenant wearily addresses an off-screen documentary crew. She stands beside an enormous dry-erase board full of tiny red and black names representing murder victims. "They don't make felt markers that write any smaller so we've sort of hit capacity," she says of the cluttered board. "Get 'em solved, make room for the next one. " She tilts her head in a half-hearted shrug, then adds, "We might be the last assembly line in Detroit.
NATIONAL
May 6, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
A report prepared for the Detroit City Council concludes that Democratic Mayor Kwame M. Kilpatrick violated the city charter in his handling of a text-messaging sex scandal but that removing him from office would be difficult in the face of pending criminal charges. The report, expected to be made public today, accuses Kilpatrick of violating the charter's provisions against using public office for private gain and of settling city civil litigation without the council's consent.
NATIONAL
August 27, 2008 | From the Washington Post
Michigan Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm announced Tuesday that she will hold a hearing to decide whether Kwame M. Kilpatrick should be forced from office, denying the beleaguered Detroit mayor's appeal to have the hearing delayed or canceled. Granholm, who, like Kilpatrick, is a Democrat, signed an order Monday night scheduling the hearing into allegations of official misconduct and released it Tuesday. Granholm was responding to a request by the Detroit City Council to begin the process of removing Kilpatrick from office.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 23, 1988 | JOHN VOLAND, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Want to invest in art but have a thin wallet? Check out the first Ugly Art Show and Auction, to be held next month in Detroit. Pastor David Eberhard (who also is a member of the Detroit City Council) said Monday he hopes the July 20 sale of the alleged "art" will raise $10,000 for a $2-million restoration project at the historic Trinity Lutheran Church.
NATIONAL
October 21, 2010 | CNN
? A county prosecutor in Michigan is proposing a law that could punish parents with jail time for repeatedly missing their children's parent-teacher conferences. Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy introduced a proposal Tuesday at a Detroit City Council meeting that would require a parent to attend at least one parent-teacher conference a year or face up to three days in jail, said Maria Miller, Worthy's press secretary. The proposal, which Worthy has also sent to the state Legislature and the Wayne County Commission, would exempt parents whose children are performing exceptionally well or who are actively engaged with their children's teachers.
NEWS
February 17, 1989 | JAMES RISEN, Times Staff Writer
For 15 years, Detroit Mayor Coleman A. Young has been the unrivaled political master of the nation's sixth-largest city--and one of the most powerful black politicians anywhere in America. Young has held a virtual monopoly on Detroit politics since he was first elected in 1974, and his office has become a mandatory stop for virtually any Democrat seeking national office. But as he readies his bid this year for an unprecedented fifth term, the 70-year-old Young's future is far from secure.
NATIONAL
March 25, 2008 | Stephen Braun, Times Staff Writer
The civic soap opera engulfing Detroit Mayor Kwame M. Kilpatrick took a new plot twist Monday when a county prosecutor charged the onetime rising political star with obstruction of justice, perjury and misconduct in office, all related to a romantic relationship with his former chief of staff. Facing political catastrophe and a long prison term, Kilpatrick defiantly vowed to fight the civil felony charges, which grew out of an $8.
NATIONAL
August 27, 2008 | From the Washington Post
Michigan Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm announced Tuesday that she will hold a hearing to decide whether Kwame M. Kilpatrick should be forced from office, denying the beleaguered Detroit mayor's appeal to have the hearing delayed or canceled. Granholm, who, like Kilpatrick, is a Democrat, signed an order Monday night scheduling the hearing into allegations of official misconduct and released it Tuesday. Granholm was responding to a request by the Detroit City Council to begin the process of removing Kilpatrick from office.
NATIONAL
May 6, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
A report prepared for the Detroit City Council concludes that Democratic Mayor Kwame M. Kilpatrick violated the city charter in his handling of a text-messaging sex scandal but that removing him from office would be difficult in the face of pending criminal charges. The report, expected to be made public today, accuses Kilpatrick of violating the charter's provisions against using public office for private gain and of settling city civil litigation without the council's consent.
NATIONAL
March 25, 2008 | Stephen Braun, Times Staff Writer
The civic soap opera engulfing Detroit Mayor Kwame M. Kilpatrick took a new plot twist Monday when a county prosecutor charged the onetime rising political star with obstruction of justice, perjury and misconduct in office, all related to a romantic relationship with his former chief of staff. Facing political catastrophe and a long prison term, Kilpatrick defiantly vowed to fight the civil felony charges, which grew out of an $8.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Mary Beck, 96, the first woman elected to Detroit's City Council, died Sunday in Clinton Township, Mich. The cause of death was not reported. The daughter of Ukrainian immigrants, Beck was born in Ford City, Pa. She earned her bachelor's degree and law degree from the University of Pennsylvania and was a juvenile court investigator and social worker. She was elected to the Detroit City Council in 1950, a post she held for 20 years.
SPORTS
September 21, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Detroit City Council voted to relocate the Detroit Grand Prix from downtown to Belle Isle next year, a move officials said was needed to keep the Indy car race in Detroit.
NEWS
May 2, 1989 | From United Press International
The only child of City Council member Barbara-Rose Collins was hospitalized in serious condition Monday with three gunshot wounds, authorities said. Christopher Collins, 19, was shot in the left arm, chest and abdomen Sunday night as three unidentified men drove past him in a car and opened fire, police said. His mother, who was elected to the council in 1981, voted against a gun-control ordinance last week. The ordinance would have required Detroit handgun owners to register weapons with the Police Department every three years and take safety training.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 12, 2010 | By Mike Rubin, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Inside a Detroit police precinct, an African American lieutenant wearily addresses an off-screen documentary crew. She stands beside an enormous dry-erase board full of tiny red and black names representing murder victims. "They don't make felt markers that write any smaller so we've sort of hit capacity," she says of the cluttered board. "Get 'em solved, make room for the next one. " She tilts her head in a half-hearted shrug, then adds, "We might be the last assembly line in Detroit.
NEWS
May 2, 1989 | From United Press International
The only child of City Council member Barbara-Rose Collins was hospitalized in serious condition Monday with three gunshot wounds, authorities said. Christopher Collins, 19, was shot in the left arm, chest and abdomen Sunday night as three unidentified men drove past him in a car and opened fire, police said. His mother, who was elected to the council in 1981, voted against a gun-control ordinance last week. The ordinance would have required Detroit handgun owners to register weapons with the Police Department every three years and take safety training.
NEWS
February 17, 1989 | JAMES RISEN, Times Staff Writer
For 15 years, Detroit Mayor Coleman A. Young has been the unrivaled political master of the nation's sixth-largest city--and one of the most powerful black politicians anywhere in America. Young has held a virtual monopoly on Detroit politics since he was first elected in 1974, and his office has become a mandatory stop for virtually any Democrat seeking national office. But as he readies his bid this year for an unprecedented fifth term, the 70-year-old Young's future is far from secure.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 23, 1988 | JOHN VOLAND, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Want to invest in art but have a thin wallet? Check out the first Ugly Art Show and Auction, to be held next month in Detroit. Pastor David Eberhard (who also is a member of the Detroit City Council) said Monday he hopes the July 20 sale of the alleged "art" will raise $10,000 for a $2-million restoration project at the historic Trinity Lutheran Church.
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