July 30, 2013 |
Now that Detroit has filed for bankruptcy, will other financially challenged big cities follow Motown to U.S. Bankruptcy Court to escape some of what they owe? Maybe, but Philadelphia is unlikely to be one of them. Michigan officials wanted their biggest city to go bankrupt. They expect this will enable the city to trim what it has to pay investors who own city bonds, retired police who collect city pensions, and other creditors. "Michigan's antipathy for bondholders is startling," said Matt Fabian, managing director of Massachusetts-based Municipal Market Advisors.
February 26, 1996 |
It's looking more and more like the real winners in the battle over radio personality Paul W. Smith are going to be the lawyers. On Friday, Smith, popular morning host on talk station WWDB-FM (96.5), said he "absolutely, definitely" is going back home to Detroit in the next few months to take over perhaps the plum job in Detroit radio - morning host on top-rated news/talk titan WJR-AM. "This is my dream job," declared Smith, 42, a suburban Detroit native who has idolized the man he would replace, J.P. McCarthy, since he was a young boy. McCarthy died in August.
April 7, 2009 |
Marian Hossa scored twice and Chris Osgood tied Dominik Hasek for 10th on the NHL career wins list in helping Detroit to a 4-1 victory over host Buffalo last night. Hossa, who reached the 40-goal plateau for the third time, added an assist. Brad Stuart and Nicklas Lidstrom also scored for the Central Division-leading Red Wings. With 111 points, Detroit, coming off a 3-2 win over Minnesota on Sunday, moved to within four points of league-leading San Jose. The Sabres' playoff chances grew slimmer as Buffalo lost its second straight.
June 8, 1997 |
It's official now. The Flyers are the Legion of Gloom. Detroit's 2-1 victory over the Flyers last night gave the Red Wings their first Stanley Cup in 42 years and ignited an emotional celebration inside Joe Louis Arena and on the streets surrounding it. Striving to win Philadelphia's first major professional sports title since 1983, the Flyers instead were swept out of the Stanley Cup finals in four one-sided losses. Defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom scored Game 4's first goal, another deflating long shot, in the final minute of the opening period.
November 25, 1988 |
The last time they closed Barney Topolawski's church, the police had to drag him out of the basement in handcuffs. That was in 1981, when General Motors bulldozed Poletown. GM wanted the old Detroit neighborhood for a plant, so the city moved 1,500 families out. Immaculate Conception was one of the last buildings to go. Topolawski and a dozen others held on, barricading themselves in for days without water or electricity. This time, he's not sure what he'll do. But he isn't going quietly.
June 1, 2006 |
Detroit's defense would not let the Pistons' season end. The Pistons got back to their swarming ways when the Miami Heat had the basketball, and Tayshaun Prince scored a career-playoff-high 29 points to lift Detroit to a 91-78 win last night in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals. Miami - which still leads the best-of-seven series, three games to two - did not score in the final 3 1/2 minutes as Detroit pulled away with the last nine points of the game. "They took their defense up to another level," Heat coach Pat Riley said in a televised press conference.
March 1, 2013 |
KHALIF WYATT is a scorer. That's his mentality. It's what he does best. Even when he struggles for, say, the opening 38 minutes. Following a first-half doughnut, at which point Temple trailed by eight, the Atlantic 10's top scorer hit the final 2 minutes Thursday night at the Liacouras Center with one field goal on 11 shots. Not coincidentally, the Owls were still down five to Detroit. Then, everything changed. Wyatt took over, as he's done before. Once again, the transformation was decisive.
April 29, 2015 |
ATLANTIC CITY - Kevyn Orr, the bankruptcy attorney whose Detroit credentials set off alarms on Wall Street when he was appointed by Gov. Christie as part of an Atlantic City emergency management team, is leaving the post, the governor's office said Monday. Orr's role was described as "counsel" to Kevin Lavin, the full-time emergency manager, whose duties to date have been mostly those of a super-auditor of the city's finances. Lavin is being paid $135,000 a year; Orr's compensation, billed by the hour, has not been made public.
October 20, 2012 |
DETROIT - Prince Fielder waved his arms frantically, gleefully calling off his teammates before catching the final out. From the moment Fielder signed his massive contract in January, an entire city had been waiting for a moment like this. Max Scherzer capped a stupendous stretch for Detroit's starting rotation, and the Tigers advanced to the World Series for the second time in seven seasons by beating the New York Yankees, 8-1, Thursday for a four-game sweep of the AL Championship Series.
September 19, 1999 |
Putting down her token-filled plastic cup, Yvonne Hulsey wedged a smoldering cigarette into the corner of her mouth. Rising from the stool where she had been parked for two hours in front of a flashing, gurgling, chortling slot machine, she put a hand to her lower back. "Honey, this thing has about worn me out," she said, stretching her free hand into the air. The 74-year-old Hulsey, a "retired housewife" from Ohio who was in Detroit attending a veterans' reunion with her husband, did not look to be the kind of person on which Detroit might risk its future.