February 14, 2013 |
DUCKS AT DETROIT When: 4:30 PST. Where: Joe Louis Arena. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 830. Records: Ducks 9-2-1, Red Wings 7-4-2. Record vs. Red Wings (2011-12): 1-2-1. Update: Center Henrik Zetterberg has 13 assists for the Red Wings, who rank among the league's worst in power-play and penalty-killing situations. Ducks goaltender Jonas Hiller skated through the full practice Thursday and could play by Saturday, when the Ducks wrap up their six-game trip in Nashville.
September 20, 2012 |
A worker at a Chrysler factory in Detroit fatally stabbed a fellow employee Thursday on the carmaker's grounds, then fled and apparently committed suicide at a municipal park, police said. Work at the Jefferson North Assembly Plant was halted as employees on the first shift were sent home, Chrysler said. The company didn't say when production would resume at the factory that makes Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs. The incident began about 8 a.m. when a man stabbed a coworker on the factory grounds, Detroit Police Officer Phillip Cook told the Los Angeles Times by telephone.
September 20, 2010 |
Michael Imperioli, who was Christopher on "The Sopranos" and a police detective on the American version of "Life on Mars," is back in the station house for "Detroit 1-8-7," premiering Tuesday on ABC. The "187" refers to the section of the California Penal Code that defines homicide, but gangs across the country use it as slang for murder. Way to go, California! There are a lot of police shows this year, with several new ones joining the many already on the air, a bounty that underscores just how much one procedural drama is like another.
July 20, 2013 |
There's a scene in the movie version of "The Grapes of Wrath" that's stuck in my head. It's where a guy in a suit drives out to tell Muley the sharecropper that he and his family have to get off the land they've been farming for three generations. MULEY: You mean get off my own land? THE MAN: Now don't go blaming me. It ain't my fault. MULEY'S SON: Whose fault is it? THE MAN: You know who owns the land - the Shawnee Land and Cattle Co. MULEY: Who's the Shawnee Land and Cattle Comp'ny?
June 7, 1997
Mike Downey asks how low can Philly go (June 4). Well, let's see. Unlike Detroit, our teams play their games in the city, not in the suburbs 30 miles away, so ancillary revenues from games involving the Phillies, Eagles, 76ers and Flyers support our community, not land developers and politicians. Unlike Detroit, we don't riot and loot when our teams win a championship. And unlike Detroit, we don't celebrate Halloween with serial arson. So I guess we can go a little lower. Finally, those of us with roots in Philly can attest that we never boo blind children on an Easter egg hunt.
December 19, 2013 |
Are you an aspiring writer who wants to get cozy in a house and practice your craft, but just can't afford to pay for that house? Detroit has an offer for you. A group called Write-A-House is offering a writer-in-residency program. The chosen writer will get a house that is 80% renovated (by young people learning the construction trade). He or she will finish the work to make the house habitable and cover insurance and taxes. In exchange, the writer will be expected to live full time in the house, blog for the Write-A-House website, participate in literary readings and engage with the community.
November 1, 2012 |
As if Detroit didn't have enough problems, the city has the highest number of arson-related fires in the United States. This and other complex, incendiary issues are deftly examined in Tom Putnam and Brenna Sanchez's documentary "Burn," which vividly captures a year in the life of eastside Detroit's Engine Company 50. Over the years, a perfect storm of urban trauma - poverty, severe population loss and industrial decay - left Detroit with 80,000...