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Jack Lessenberry, "Who Really Owns the Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority?" : Matty Moroun has another monopoly that may be even more outrageous than his ownership of the bridge.
Tom Watkins, "Political Fear Is Killing America" : When will enough be enough for senseless gun violence?
For two magical days in 1975, the rock group Kiss visited Cadillac, Michigan, participating in the homecoming parade, performing at the homecoming dance, and making an indelible impression on the High School Class of 1975 and the entire town. For more information, see
Julie Hinds, "Movie about when Kiss came to Cadillac could film in Michigan", Detroit Free Press, March 9, 2012. Note : Access limited to Gannett Detroit Free Press subscribers.
"Kiss movie to film in Michigan, Gene Simmons says", Detroit Free Press, July 31, 2014.
Pontiac native Richard Dixon hijacked an Eastern Air Lines plane to fly him from Detroit to Cuba on Oct. 9, 1971. He was arrested a little more than four years later and subsequently found guilty of murdering a west Michigan police officer. Dixon is currently imprisoned in Michigan's Kinross Correctional Facility in the Upper Peninsula.
For the full article, see Zlati Meyer, "This week in Michigan history: Pontiac native hijacks plane for a lift to Cuba", Detroit Free Press, October 7, 2012.
License Plate assembly line at Michigan State Prison in Jackson
10-9-1958 Detroit News photo
Source: Wayne State University Virtual Motor City Collection
Ionia Reformatory becomes the first penitentiary in the world to make raido available to all prisoners.
Source : Michigan History, September/October 2011
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