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Elaine Stritch died Thursday at her home in Birmingham at the age of 89. (Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty )
Sue Czarnecki July 18, 2014 at 02:21 pm
I saw Elaine last year at WSU's Drama School when she won an Apple Award. At 88, although herRead More memory was failing her & in a wheelchair, she still had "stage presence" & spunk. She had a ton of stories & was feisty as could be during the Q & A. I will miss her ... as will Broadway.
Jack Tocco in his 1996 handout photo taken by the FBI.
Dame Bridgid July 17, 2014 at 01:29 pm
I just hope he likes it hot.
Nadja Adolf July 17, 2014 at 02:32 pm
What is wrong with the author of this piece? What "golden age" of homicidal thugs is heRead More hallucinating? Gee, he misses the Golden Age of murders, forced prostitution, loan sharking, extortion, beatings and mutilations. I'd have loved to see this clown's memorializing of Joe Stalin and Idi Amin.
de anne July 21, 2014 at 02:13 am
As long as there is human life on earth..there will be those who benefit from others...organizedRead More crime is a fact of life..it hides behind black robes...badges..elected officials and government...What the author meant, by Golden Years, I believe, was a time when it was actually a part of this country's start..immigrants who were oppressed became the oppressors...part of every history of every country. Now we have unorganized thugs...killing innocents in the street...shooting the wrong people and those who can't aim to save themselves. ..I'm not glorifying the Mafia...but what we have today with the Russian, Mexican and plain street thugs is so much worse...we are all targets...it wasn't that way during those " old" days of organized crime. You can just be walking down a street and your a target for an initiation or you're mistaken for someone or a 2 yr.old is in the way. I'll take the mafia any day over this stupidity.
Maya Angelou, who inspired legions with her voice and activism, has died, her publicist said Wednesday. (Screenshot: CNN video)
Teresa Mask May 28, 2014 at 12:20 pm
"When people show you who they are, believe them the first time."
Lee Jacobsen May 28, 2014 at 05:33 pm
Her poem about inequality fits the Muslim women very well. "Take the blinders from yourRead More vision, take the padding from your ears, and confess you’ve heard me crying, and admit you’ve seen my tears. Equality, and I will be free. Equality, and I will be free."
Joseph Borrajo May 28, 2014 at 06:44 pm
In the pursuit of justice, activism is noble. P3
Ethan B. Shelton 1903-2014 (Photo: Halbritter Funeral Services)
Lee Jacobsen March 21, 2014 at 12:35 pm
A positive attitude is the key to longevity, there is positive in anything, even Obamacare, as itRead More allows folk to find a use for spending extra money that will help the less fortunate, whether they wanted the healthcare or not. The passengers on the 777 flight are probably safe and secure in Pakistan, held as long term hostages by nefarious folk. Obama will probably win the basketball March madness, since he deems that more important than world affairs, but that's ok, at least something is being accomplished. Keep that positve attitude.
RG March 31, 2014 at 04:40 pm
Considering how long and well he lived, we would be wise to heed his advice! Also, the fact thatRead More his son said that he will "miss his companionship" would imply he was a genuine man. I hope my children will miss that about me one day.
Kariann Hart April 19, 2014 at 07:41 am
This has absolutely nothing to do with politics. This has to do with a good man looking at lifeRead More from a positive view point. Maybe exercise, good food, and the ability to learn new things.
William Clay Ford Sr., 1925-2014 (Photo: Tom Pidgeon/Getty Images)
Jim March 11, 2014 at 09:25 am
I Thought the Lions practice facility was mainly located in Allen Park.
Michael D. Albano March 12, 2014 at 10:44 am
A few years back at a council meeting, it was stated that the Lion's Practice Facility is 18% inRead More Allen Park and 82% in Dearborn. The address is located on the Allen Park and that is why it is referred to as being in Allen Park...
Michael D. Albano March 12, 2014 at 10:45 am
A few years back at a council meeting, it was stated that the Lion's Practice Facility is 18% inRead More Allen Park and 82% in Dearborn. The address is located on the Allen Park side of the structure, and that is why it is referred to as being in Allen Park, when it reality, most of it is in Dearborn...
William Clay Ford Sr. died Sunday, March 9, at the age of 88. (Photo: Getty/AFP)
Kenn Bing March 10, 2014 at 07:55 am
My condolences to the Ford Family. In a world of faceless corporations and institutions, it isRead More good to see the roots of such a great company and to know the family is still a part of that corporation!
Matt Jam March 10, 2014 at 11:46 am
The Lions were a mess for so many years . But it was his team and he ran it his wayRead More . Just when they get a really good coach this happens . I think the Lions may make the playoffs . They should dedicate the season to WCF . He was a great man for the city with all his generous contributions and charity work . He will be missed . RIP True Blue Ford man .
honeywmodlin@dayrep.com March 10, 2014 at 07:42 pm
before I looked at the draft saying $8464 , I have faith ...that...my friends brother was realeyRead More earning money parttime on their apple labtop. . there uncle started doing this 4 only about and recently took care of the dept on there appartment and got a gorgeous Lexus LS400 . more tips here, www.pro43.ℂom
Mary Gage April 10, 2013 at 06:59 pm
Better watch it. Pretty soon we won't need the Grosse Pointe News any more with all the info comingRead More in on the Patch. Altho I know there's a lot more in the paper.
christopher January 11, 2013 at 11:04 am
A true man of class and a man who cared for this community greatly. God Bless
n salis January 11, 2013 at 06:52 pm
A Great Friend a True American who Loved Life he will be Truely Missed. N Salis
Pete Waldmeir, GP Woods September 10, 2012 at 03:53 pm
First time I met Ben he was working as a part-time student assistant in the Michigan State footballRead More press box. I was covering Duffy Daugherty's Spartans in those days. Ben ended up being my boss at The Detroit News. We went thru the transition from the Evening News Association to the Gannett Corp. purchase together. When Ben finally got fed up with Gannett and decided to leave The News, we had a going-away dinner together at the old London Chop House. During the dinner, Ben looked over at the Chop's famous No. 1 booth and saw that Joe Stroud, of the Free Press, was dining with the Rev. Billy Graham. Ben asked me, "Did you ever meet Billy Graham?" I said no. "Well," he said, "let's go meet him." So we left our table and walked over. "Rev. Graham," Ben said, "I'm Ben Burns and this is my friend, Pete Waldmeir." Rev. Graham looked up and smiled and Ben went on. "We just wanted to tell you that we're only going to get drunk and chase women tonight...we're not going to dance!" Bill Graham smiled even broader. "Oh, go ahead and dance." he said. "I won't tell anyone."
Erwin M. Fletcher September 12, 2012 at 12:22 am
Great story Pete, nice break from your usual mindless drivel.
Pete Waldmeir, GP Woods September 14, 2012 at 05:49 pm
U oughta know mindless drivel...
Pete Waldmeir, GP Woods August 23, 2012 at 03:31 pm
Joe Leonard was, indeed, one of the good guys. He was a great sounding board for rookie councilRead More members (like me, when I first signed on at GP Woods) and his approach to problems was always intelligent and even-handed. He'll be missed by many friends and family.
Virginia June 21, 2012 at 05:30 pm
My prayers are with you. Flaska did have a heart larger than life. I will miss you buddy and it wasRead More an honor to have you as a friend this past year.
Kelly June 22, 2012 at 03:45 am
Taylor was an amazing guy and one of the sweetest people I know. He pushed me to go beyond what IRead More wanted to do and I'm happy to say that I was able to do that. Taylor, I'm still here and sober because of you, I just wish you were here with me.
Carole Baranowski June 23, 2012 at 11:07 pm
I only knew you for a short time but you made an impression on my son and granddaughter. I thankRead More you for being a part of their lives. You will be missed, but open arms are waiting for you in heaven.
Dan wagberg June 25, 2012 at 01:42 am
I'm so sorry to hear this. I will have all if his wonderful children in my prayers if the measureRead More of a man is his children, he was one great man. He will be greatly missed
Anthony Valentine June 4, 2011 at 12:34 am
Our prayers go out to the Wilhelm family. Kara (Karat Top) was a frequent visitor to our house. MyRead More daughter and her were both grads of 2010 and in the Arts Honor Society. She was a very polite and respectful young lady. She will surely be missed by her friends and family.
Emily Reed June 4, 2011 at 04:16 pm
I will miss her very much. But I will always remember our time in art class and art honor societyRead More together.
Trip Stephenson aka Trippy May 25, 2012 at 07:05 am
That was a woman i called my big sister she was an amaazing friend and im deffinately spending MayRead More 28, 2012 honoring and remembering the woman who talked to me when i was down and depressed and never failed to make me smile and laugh Kara you were truely my big sister and i love you WHOOP WHOOP you were a true down jugalette and im honored to say you were one of my two best friends see you when i get there until then im playing withered and remembering you <3
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