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February 14, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
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.
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.
September 20, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
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.
October 4, 2012 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
"Detropia" comes at you with the economically ravaged Motor City of Detroit clinging to its perch like a canary in a coal mine, gasping for breath. The new documentary from acclaimed filmmakers Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady examines the detritus of a major American city that has been imploding for years. It is a striking and moving study of "what was" versus "what it has become" as the filmmakers try to get at the whys. That the title suggests something other than utopia is made clear from the first frame.
September 20, 2010 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
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 | By Barry Goldman
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?
November 1, 2012 | By Gary Goldstein
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...
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