Michigan Truth Squad, "Congressional candidate Trott did not order elderly eviction; only handled paperwork" : HUD ordered the eviction of Texana Hollis, 101, from her longtime Detroit home after sending numerous notices to Hollis's son, who kept the warnings from his mom. While Trott's foreclosure law firm handled the eviction paperwork, it did not order the eviction.
Nancy Derringer, "Wayne State scholar gains national standing as a respectful voice for LGBT rights" : While the debate over gay rights and same-sex marriage has gotten strident at times, John Corvino rarely raises his voice.
Dan Varner, "Parents need help choosing the best school for their children" : Michigan created a vast marketplace of school choice, yet provides parents with almost no tools to gauge school quality.
Data Management Plans and Preservation Issues
Thurs., Apr. 17 – 3-5pm
Main Library North Conference Room, 4th Floor (map)
Hailey Mooney, Data Services Coordinator and Social Sciences Librarian
Lisa Schmidt, Electronic Records Archivist, University Archives
Practical, MSU-specific support and infrastructure for managing, archiving, and sharing research data; also how to comply with the data management plan requirements of the National Science Foundation and other funders.
Light refreshments will be served. No registration necessary!
Ford Motor Co. on Wednesday kicked off its 50th year of Mustang production with a special ceremony commemorating the 1 millionth pony car produced at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant.
Ford's iconic pony car debuted on this day in 1964 in New York; since then, the Dearborn automaker has sold more than 8.5 million Mustangs and now has plans to sell the car in Europe.
For the full article, see Karl Henkel, "Ford kicks off 50th year of Mustang production", Detroit News, April 17, 2013.
Al Kaline of the Detroit Tigers became the youngest baseball player to win the league batting title.
In 1955 Al Kaline, who had signed with the Tigers the day after graduating from high school two years earlier, became the youngest player to win the league batting title. Kaline played with the Tigers for twenty-two seasons. Having hit 399 home runs, he finished his career with a .297 batting average. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1980.
Source : Michigan Historical Calendar, courtesy of the Clarke Historical Library at Central Michigan University.
The first issue of the Big Rapids Pioneer, a five-column folio, was printed on April 17, 1862. Charlie Gay was the proprietor, owner, and co-editor with Ceylon C. Fuller. The paper was under the same management for nearly 22 years and 140 years later the paper is still being published. Today, the Big Rapids Pioneer maintains a
website, a facebook page, and is available via Kindle.
Sources : Mecosta County wikipedia entry.
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