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‘Where Famous Detroiters Go to Die:’ A Few Sour Notes Creep into Salutes to Aretha –  Deadline Detroit

The queen gave us purity, grace and beauty in five decades of performances — always on-key, always in sync, always on beat. Journalists and fans largely strive for that tone in Thursday’s chorus of tributes, a kind of global hug or virtual wake. And yet, some coverage and posts about Aretha Franklin’s death slip into oddness, tackiness ...

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We’re not enemies of the people « Detroit News Watch

NEW YORK (AP) — Newspapers from Maine to Hawaii pushed back against President Donald Trump’s attacks on “fake news” Thursday with a coordinated series of editorials speaking up for a free and vigorous press. The Boston Globe, which set the campaign in motion by urging the unified voice, had estimated that some 350 newspapers would participate. They did across the ...

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Is Detroit Giving Up its ‘Ruin Porn’ Capital Distinction?  –  Deadline Detroit

Sure, two of Detroit’s greatest “ruin porn” structures — Michigan Central Station and the Packard Plant — are slated for a major overhaul. The Brewster-Douglass towers have been razed. Southwest Detroit Hospital has been cleaned up and fenced off.  Still, with all the other abandoned buildings, is Detroit no longer a ruins-sightseeing magnet for visitors? ...

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More Than 70 People Overdosed On Synthetic Marijuana In One New Haven Park « Detroit News Watch

(CNN) — As Fire Chief John Alston Jr. spoke to reporters in New Haven, Connecticut, about a spate of drug overdoses on Wednesday, he heard shouting coming from behind him. “We’re getting another call of a person,” Alston said. He quickly helped coordinate the response, and then returned to the microphone. That scene occurred the same day that more than ...

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Aretha Was a Mic-Dropping, Fur-Dropping Detroit Treasure Like No Other –  Deadline Detroit

Some years ago, I took a seminar with a well-known newspaper writing coach, Roy Peter Clark. He’s funny and engaging, and uses music to illustrate his teaching. To demonstrate what he means by voice, a writer’s fingerprint, he compares two recordings of “Respect” — Otis Redding’s and, of course, Aretha Franklin’s. Younger fans may not even know Redding’s ...

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See Who Topped U.S. News’ Rankings « Detroit News Watch

U.S. News & World Report has released its rankings of the best hospitals in America for 2018-19, evaluating more than 4,500 hospitals in the country across 16 specialties and nine procedures and conditions. U.S. News also ranked the best hospitals in America by region. In Michigan, the University of Michigan Hospitals-Michigan Medicine in Ann Arbor was ranked as the state’s ...

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QLine Stations and Comerica Park Windows Smashed; Ypsi Man Charged –  Deadline Detroit

Winston Lee Quiney An Ypsilanti man allegedly brought a sledgehammer to wreak havoc on two streetcar stations. The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office charges Winston Lee Quiney, 30, in connection with using a sledgehammer to break windows at the Montcalm and Adelaide stations, as well as at Comerica Park.  The alleged vandalism happened early the morning of ...

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Critics Slam Vatican’s Disturbing Silence On Abuse Cover-Ups « Detroit News Watch

(CNN) — The Vatican has declined to respond to an explosive grand jury report detailing decades of sexual abuse and cover-ups by priests and bishops in Pennsylvania, refusing even to say whether church officials in Rome have read the damaging documents. “We have no comment at this time,” Paloma Ovejero, deputy director of the Vatican’s press office, said Wednesday. RELATED: ...

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