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Actions and reactions : Four protest targets — and a couple of responses

By Metro Times news staff

Published: 6/23/2010

Types: News, Politics

Four official targets for demonstrations — "actions" in the USSF vocabulary — have been slated through five days of the gathering.  The first, a rally by hundreds of protestors with 17 cardboard coffins symbolizing deaths activists blame on DTE, began Tuesday afternoon at the ...[MORE]

2008's Most Dubious: The now ex-mayor, Ted Nugent and the runners-up, from dumb crooks to dumb auto execs

By Metro Times news staff

Published: 12/31/2008

Types: Cover Story

For a brief and delusional moment, we actually entertained the fleeting thought of offering our annual Dubious Achievement awards without having ex-Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick as the feature's centerpiece. Maybe it was the result of extreme Kwamster fatigue. But the thought passed quickly, like a f...[MORE]

Talking points: War-related quotes tell the story

By Metro Times news staff

Published: 3/19/2008

Types: News, War

The decision to remove Saddam Hussein was the right decision early in my presidency; it is the right decision at this point in my presidency; and it will forever be the right decision. —President George Bush, March 11, 2008 *** We need to join the world community and communities like Bra...[MORE]

Letters to the Editor

By Metro Times news staff

Published: 6/13/2007

Types: News, Media

Schools worth saving I just saw the article on Whittier and Longfellow schools ("From school bells to doorbells," Metro Times, June 6). I've been keeping tabs on this drama for some time now, as these schools share the same architect as a school in Rochester Hills that I worked on saving for ...[MORE]

Boob of the Year: Kid Rock bottoms out, and 34 more booby prizes

By Metro Times news staff

Published: 1/3/2007

Types: Cover Story

When we at the Metro Times assumed the awesome responsibility of naming Detroit's "Boob of the Year," we knew that the decision-making process could go one of two ways. There was the possibility of fierce and heated debate as we thrashed through the nomination process, carefully weighi...[MORE]

Other views

By Metro Times news staff

Published: 8/9/2006

Types: News, Government

If anyone wonders why the UN has rendered itself worse than irrelevant in the Arab-Israeli conflict, all he or she need do is read UN Secretary General Kofi Annan’s July 20 statement. Annan goes to great pains to suggest equal fault and moral equivalence between the rockets of Hezbollah and Hamas th...[MORE]

Proactive

By Metro Times news staff

Published: 4/19/2006

Types: News

Park it — What better way to celebrate Earth Day than running around a park? Participants in the Sierra Club's Annual Walk or Run can chose between a four-mile jog or two-mile walk around scenic Kent Lake on Saturday, April 22. The $25 registration fee benefits environmental education p...[MORE]

Proactive

By Metro Times news staff

Published: 2/22/2006

Types: News

Waste not — Wondering how to recycle more of your garbage? The Southeast Oakland County Resource Recovery Authority (SOCRRA) is organizing a workshop to explain where and how to recycle household items and demonstrate what can and can't be recycled (using an actual bag of trash). Free, bu...[MORE]

Proactive

By Metro Times news staff

Published: 2/15/2006

Types: News

Heat-seeking humans — The second annual Heat the Streets and Walk for Warmth will be held Saturday, Feb. 25, in downtown Detroit. The event will raise money to help keep the heat on for hundreds of low-income families that have been hit hard by rising energy costs. Sponsored by the Detroit Departmen...[MORE]

Proactive

By Metro Times news staff

Published: 2/8/2006

Types: News

Mission possible — Paul Rogat Loeb mortared together a sturdy book about hope in The Impossible Will Take a While. Subtitled A Citizen's Guide to Hope in a Time of Fear, Loeb's 2004 publication is an anthology of poets, memoirists, essayists, fiction writers and others who loosely fit und...[MORE]

Proactive

By Metro Times news staff

Published: 2/1/2006

Types: News

The union's real state — By the time this issue of MT hits the streets, President George Bush will have blitzed the mainstream media with his State of the Union address. For a reality check, try Peace Action of Michigan's "Counter-State of the Union and World Address," presented by Fran S...[MORE]

Proactive

By Metro Times news staff

Published: 1/25/2006

Types: News

Working for peace — The Detroit Labor Committee for Peace & Justice will be offering a view of the war in Iraq as "seen through the eyes of the working people sent to fight it, their families, the labor movement, and the community." Among the speakers will be Mike Hoffman, co-founder o...[MORE]

Proactive

By Metro Times news staff

Published: 1/18/2006

Types: News

Think Detroit is looking for volunteers to help coach and manage Little League games for young Detroiters. The group seeks to build character in young people through sports and leadership development, and organizes baseball, basketball, flag football and volleyball games for city youth to achiev...[MORE]

Proactive

By Metro Times news staff

Published: 1/11/2006

Types: News, Politics

Taxman cometh — The group’s name may not sound sexy, but the Accounting Aid Society helps thousands of senior citizens and low-income families in metro Detroit keep their money in the community. The society helped nearly 7,000 people complete federal and state tax returns last year, ...[MORE]

Proactive

By Metro Times news staff

Published: 12/14/2005

Types: News

Time flies — Each year volunteers search the Rouge River watershed looking for stoneflies — sensitive creatures that serve as a kind of barometer to water quality. If the aqua’s clean, lots of the little buggers will be found. The annual winter search takes place this year on ...[MORE]

Proactive

By Metro Times news staff

Published: 12/7/2005

Types: News

Bazaar times — Proactive is a big believer in pursuing enlightened self-interest, and this week we offer up an item that makes doing so a snap. The Women’s Survival Center of Oakland County is a worthy nonprofit organization the offers free legal services, counseling, mentoring and...[MORE]

Proactive

By Metro Times news staff

Published: 11/30/2005

Types: News

Strike back — If you look at what’s going on in the labor market and fear that all blue collar workers will soon either be laid off from what used to be good-paying factory jobs or left toiling away for little more than minimum wage, then you should hit the Crystal Gardens Convention ...[MORE]

Proactive

By Metro Times news staff

Published: 11/23/2005

Types: News

Wrapping up —Temperatures are dropping, and heating prices are rising, so the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services is doing something to help those hurt by weather and greed. ACCESS is accepting donations of new blankets or cash to buy them — at $23 each — for di...[MORE]

Proactive

By Metro Times news staff

Published: 11/16/2005

Types: News

Store lore — If you’re looking to stock up on building and home improvement materials at a reasonable price, Habitat for Humanity can help. The group celebrated the grand opening of ReStore, its retail outlet for new and used building supplies, this week. ReStore will be offering dis...[MORE]

Proactive

By Metro Times news staff

Published: 11/9/2005

Types: News

Policing the police — A conference titled “Reshaping Community: Ending 50+ Years of Police Brutality” will open with an awards dinner at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18, and continue with a full slate of workshops and presentations beginning at 9 a.m. the following day. The event is s...[MORE]

Proactive

By Metro Times news staff

Published: 11/2/2005

Types: News, Politics

Food for thought — If you’ve ever wanted to participate in a food fight, this could be your chance. But dump those visions of Animal House. The national food drive dubbed “Food Fight” kicks off Nov. 6 and runs through Nov. 13. The whole thing was started in 1997 by students ...[MORE]

Proactive

By Metro Times news staff

Published: 10/26/2005

Types: News

Mental health — On Wednesday, Oct. 26, The Guidance Center of Southgate will host an informative open house for adults living with mental illness and their loved ones. The event’s purpose is twofold: to initiate a campaign to challenge the stigma associated with adults living with ment...[MORE]

Proactive

By Metro Times news staff

Published: 10/19/2005

Types: News

Here’s a first: Proactive is recommending its readers actually turn on their TV sets. Normally we’re inclined to dis all things tubal, but this week is different. Come 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 20, we plan on being glued to our sets so that we can watch Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and challeng...[MORE]

Proactive

By Metro Times news staff

Published: 10/12/2005

Types: News

Down with the devil — It’s almost Halloween, which means that it’s almost time for what used to be known around these parts as Devil’s Night. At one time, not all that long ago, a fair portion of the city would be set ablaze the night before Halloween. That ugliness has bee...[MORE]

Support shows: The boosters behind the candidates for Detroit's mayoralty sound off

By Metro Times news staff

Published: 10/12/2005

Types: Cover Story

In all the spit and fire of a mayoral campaign that’s likely to get even uglier as Election Day approaches, it’s easy to become cynical about the candidates. Character flaws and shady dealings are put under the media’s microscope. The candidates hammer away at each other in deba...[MORE]

Proactive

By Metro Times news staff

Published: 10/5/2005

Types: News

Peace on — If you couldn’t make it to D.C. for the massive anti-war rally staged there a few weeks back well ... you missed it, and nothing is going to equal that big deal. But there’s still a chance to add your voice to the peace chorus. There’s a protest being staged out at...[MORE]

Proactive

By Metro Times news staff

Published: 9/28/2005

Types: News

Health wise — The problem is health insurance. More specifically, the lack of health insurance. To address the problem, the state is engaging in a yearlong effort to “develop a plan that will result in health coverage for all Michigan residents.” Not to sound too cynical, but Proa...[MORE]

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