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Judge to hear from sides in Detroit water shutoffs


DETROIT - A hearing is scheduled in bankruptcy court on a motion to stop Detroit's water department from shutting off service to residents with unpaid bills.

Attorneys for the city and opponents of the shutoffs are expected to present evidence Monday before federal Judge Steven Rhodes.

Detroit residents at risk of shut off and public health officials are expected to testify.

The water department stepped up shutoffs in March of accounts 60 days behind or owing more than $150. About 15,000 customers had service shut off in April through June.

The city has faced international criticism for the shutoffs, and several groups appealed to the United Nations for support.

The shutoffs were suspended about a month this summer to give water officials time to inform customers about service stoppages and payment plans.

 
 

Lions stuff Packers 19-7

DETROIT - If Detroit's defensive front plays like this, it may not matter how banged up the secondary is.

Don Carey returned a fumble 40 yards for a touchdown, and Detroit's defensive front stuffed Green Bay on Sunday, leading the Lions to a 19-7 victory over Aaron Rodgers and the Packers.

The Lions (2-1) came into the game with a secondary decimated by injuries, but that didn't much matter with Rodgers under constant pressure. He was sacked twice and threw for only 162 yards, and Green Bay (1-2) wasn't any better when running the ball. 

 
 

Ruby Dee memorialized in NYC with song and dance
NEW YORK - Actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee was memorialized Saturday in poetry, dance and song at a packed Harlem cathedral where Alicia Keys sang her song "Superwoman," Wynton Marsalis performed a stirring trumpet solo, and well-wishes were sent from Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte and the White House.

The three-hour celebration of Lee's life was held at the cavernous Riverside Church in New York on Saturday.  

 
 

Governor Snyder, Mayor Duggan, Goldman Sachs celebrate Small Businesses in Detroit

Valerie Jarrett, Warren Buffett, Michael R. Bloomberg and Dr. Michael Porter Congratulate More Than 60 Small Business Owners Completing Classes to Grow, Create Jobs

DETROIT, MI – Billionaire businessman Warren Buffet, White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett, and Goldman Sachs Chairman and CEO Lloyd Blankfein, were all in Detroit Thursday morning to congratulate 64 business owners who successfully completed the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program.

A cheering standing-room-only crowd packed Wayne State’s Community Arts auditorium to celebrate Detroit and Southeast Michigan small business owners whose enterprises are expected to create jobs, thrive, and grow as a result of participation in the program.

 
 


Duggan Chief of Staff Alexis Wiley offers views on the future of Detroit Water System

DETROIT, MI (Tell Us Det) - Will Detroit’s water system, one the largest in the nation, come under the management of a regional water authority?

The question is up for a vote by the Detroit City Council, whether to approve the Great Lakes Regional Water Authority agreement reached by Mayor Mike Duggan with county executives from Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties and Governor Rick Snyder.

 
 

M1-RAIL on track with $12.2 Million Federal Grant from U.S. DOT

DETROIT (Tell Us Det) - The M1-Rail project will stay on track thanks to a $12.2 million federal grant announced Monday in Detroit by U. S Transportation Secretary Anthony Fox, it will go toward construction of 3.1 streetcar line.

A cross section of public and private partners, led by M1-Rail CEO Matt Cullen, joined Secretary Fox for announcement held at Grand Circus, the third stop on the MI-rail line which began construction in July.

 
 

Broadway In Detroit and ANNIE Support the Michigan Humane Society

With a Special Fundraising Event on Saturday, September 27

DETROIT - Broadway in Detroit today announced that it is partnering with the Michigan Humane Society (MHS) on a special fundraiser for the non-profit organization through the upcoming engagement of ANNIE at the Fisher Theatre. Those who are familiar with the iconic Tony® Award-winning musical know that it stars a red-headed girl named Annie and her best friend, Sandy the dog. 

 
 

Detroit Public Library presents "Freedom Riders" and "Slavery by Another Name" Sept. 13 and 20

DETROIT - The Dale Rich Collection, in collaboration with the Detroit Public Library, presents screenings of two lauded PBS documentaries, "Freedom Riders" and "Slavery by Another Name." The free events at the DPL"s main branch will be held on Sept. 13 and Sept. 20 respectively, from 1 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.

In conjunction with the documentaries, Rich will introduce an exhibit of both historic and contemporary photos from the Selma Bridge and Freedom Riders experiences, plus dozens of Rich's own photographs of various national and local marches, rallies and protests.

 
 

Best Western Plus, Sterling Heights to be sold at online auction
CHICAGO, IL - CBRE today announced that a 246-room full-service hotel located at 34911 Van Dyke Avenue, Sterling Heights, Michigan, and currently flagged a Best Western Plus, will be offered for sale through an online auction to take place Friday, October 24, 2014. The opening bid is $2,000,000 or approximately $8,130 per room. The use of the Best Western name is subject to application to and approval by Best Western International, Inc. The auction is being managed by CBRE Auction Services. 

 
 

Aviation Event In Western Wayne County

CANTON - The State of Michigan, Department of Aeronautics has the mission statement of : “To promote long-term, sustainable growth of general aviation throughout Michigan.” September is Michigan Aviation Month in the State of Michigan. The Canton-Plymouth Mettetal Airport will be hosting an open house on Saturday, September 27, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.  

 
 

 

 
 

Eastern High School of Detroit - All Classes Annual Alumni Reunion on Sunday, October 5, 2014

DETROIT - The Eastern High School Alumni Association of Detroit will hold its annual school alumni reunion on Sunday, Oct. 5th beginning at 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Ukranian Cultural Center on Ryan Road in Warren.

Eastern High School was formed in 1901. In 1967, a new Eastern High School was built on the corner of East Lafayette and Mt. Elliott. (Following the death of Martin Luther King, Jr. , Mayor Roman Gibbs renamed Eastern High School, Martin Luther King Jr. High School.   

 
 

Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless is the world’s first stereo earbuds with built-in heart rate monitor and Sport Life App

NASHUA, NH - Take training to the next level and get the ultimate wireless workout with Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless, new earbuds – and an all-in-one training solution with Jabra Sport Life application - announced by Jabra today. Combining an in-ear biometric heart rate monitor, immersive Dolby® Digital sound and real-time voice coaching, Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless will inspire runners, cyclists, and exercisers of all types to beat their best performance.

 
 

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Postseason playoff tickets for Wild Card and ALDS games now on sale



DETROIT – Individual game tickets for Detroit Tigers potential 2014 Wild Card and American League Division Series home games at Comerica Park are now on sale.

Tickets will ONLY be available by visiting www.tigers.com. Tickets will not be available at the Comerica Park box office or by phone. There is a limit of 12 tickets per customer, per game.

35 world-renowned and emerging artist to be unveiled during DLECTRICITY in Midtown Detroit Sept. 26-27


DETROIT – Inspired by nighttime art and light festivals from around the world, DLECTRICITY will once again illuminate Detroit this fall. Today, Midtown Detroit, Inc. (MDI) announced DTE Energy as presenting sponsor of this free illuminated urban spectacle featuring 35 world-renowned and emerging artists. The outdoor arts celebration will be held Sept. 26-27 in Midtown from 7 p.m. to midnight.

Rainbow PUSH Global Automotive Summit To Focus On Ethnic Inclusion


General Motors CEO Mary Barra and Hyundai Motor America President & CEO Dave Zuchowski to Discuss the Benefits of Diversity and Inclusion in Business


DETROIT – The Rainbow PUSH Automotive Project, an initiative of the Citizenship Education Fund, proudly announces its lineup of speakers for the 15thAnnual Rainbow PUSH Global Automotive Summit. This year’s theme is: “Driving Ethnic Inclusion in the Global Automotive Expansion.” The Summit will be held Monday, Oct. 13, at the MGM Grand Detroit Meeting & Events Center, 1777 Third Street, Detroit, Michigan 48226. 

Yahoo rakes in another jackpot from Alibaba's IPO


SAN FRANCISCO - Yahoo is making amends for years of blundering with one smart move: an early investment in China's Alibaba Group that has turned into a multibillion-dollar boon.

The latest windfall will be delivered with Alibaba's record-setting IPO completed late Thursday, which is expected raise up to $25 billion for the e-commerce company and its early backers. Alibaba's shares will begin trading for the first time on Friday on the New York Stock Exchange.

Tickets now on sale for MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at the Fisher Theatre, October 21 - November 16


DETROIT, MI - Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy, and Broadway In Detroit are proud to announce that single tickets for the Detroit engagement of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL are now on sale. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will play at Detroit’s Fisher Theatre, October 21 – November 16

Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 1-800-982-2787, online at www.broadwayindetroit.com or www.ticketmaster.com and at the Fisher Theatre box office.

Actress Keisha Knight-Pulliam to Speak to Detroit Girls at Kenedi Treasure Brunch


DETROIT, MI – Keisha Knight Pulliam, the actress who won hearts as a child star playing Rudy Huxtable on The Cosby Show is heading to Detroit on October 19, 2014 to motivate young women.

Knight Pulliam, who is the CEO of Kizzy Productions and founder of non-profit Kamp Kizzy will be joining Detroit-born, Atlanta-based teenprenuers Kenedi and Treasure Bishop as a speaker at their first You Go Girl Empowerment Brunch.  

Feds release $71.5M withheld during migrant crisis

Central American immigrants ride north atop a freight train known as “La Bestia,” or “The Beast,” near Juchitan, Mexico. It is part of a long and perilous journey through Mexico to reach the U.S. border. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

MIAMI - Groups that provide refugee services across the United States expressed relief Thursday after the federal government announced the release of $71.5 million it had reprogrammed in June to deal with the thousands of unaccompanied minors who crossed the border this year. 

Scots reject independence in historic vote

Pro-union supporters celebrate as Scottish independence referendum results are returned at a 'Better Together' event in Glasgow, Scotland, on September 19, 2014. (AFP Photo/Andy Buchanan)

EDINBURGH, Scotland - Scottish voters have resoundingly rejected independence, deciding to remain part of the United Kingdom after a historic referendum that shook the country to its core. 

 

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