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  • Bobby Rogers dies at 73; original member of Motown's the Miracles

    Bobby Rogers dies at 73; original member of Motown's the Miracles
    Bobby Rogers, an original member of the Motown group the Miracles, who collaborated with lead vocalist and songwriter Smokey Robinson and kept the musical franchise going after its biggest name left, died Sunday at his suburban Detroit home. He was 73....
  • Alex Karras dies at 77; NFL star turned actor

    Alex Karras dies at 77; NFL star turned actor
    Alex Karras, an All-Pro defensive tackle for the Detroit Lions who later worked as a "Monday Night Football" co-host and parlayed his hulking strength into a Hollywood acting career, died Wednesday. He was 77. Karras died at his Los Angeles home, his...
  • Stanford Ovshinsky dies at 89; inventor founded new field of electronics

     Stanford Ovshinsky dies at 89; inventor founded new field of electronics
    Stanford Ovshinsky was not a household name like Thomas Edison or Albert Einstein, but he was often compared to them, for good reason. He invented the nickel-metal hydride battery, which has powered high-tech items such as cellphones, laptop computers...
  • Thanksgiving leftovers recipes

    Thanksgiving leftovers recipes
    When we're all done stuffing ourselves today, many of us will be looking to get back on the healthy track. We can do it while making use of our tasty Thanksgiving leftovers. Here are some recipes from Sparkpeople.com, Shape Magazine and Cooking Light...
  • For the record

    School bonds: An article in the Nov. 29 Section A about a risky type of construction financing used by school districts said that news of one bond issued by the Poway district was first reported by the Voice of San Diego website. That website has...
  • 'Detroit City' finds optimism amid the devastation

    'Detroit City' finds optimism amid the devastation
    You hear strange things in Detroit. While I was visiting my parents this year, I watched the city's annual Thanksgiving Day parade on TV. At the end, Mayor Dave Bing, the former Detroit Pistons star, climbed up to Santa's sleigh to deliver the key to...
  • Perfect suckers for the Bears

    Perfect suckers for the Bears
    If the Bears can’t play the Cardinals again, then they get perhaps the best opponent for their half of a must-win/then-pray Sunday to decide their postseason fate. I mean, do you know how bad the Lions are? Bad enough to lose 38-10 to the...
  • Jerry Nelson dies at 78; puppeteer voiced Count von Count

    Jerry Nelson, the puppeteer best known for giving voice to Count von Count, the silly but instructional vampire mathematician on television's "Sesame Street," died Thursday at his home in Cape Cod, Mass., the Sesame Workshop announced. He was 78....
  • Jane Nebel Henson dies at 78; partner with Jim Henson in Muppets

    Jane Nebel Henson dies at 78; partner with Jim Henson in Muppets
    Jane Nebel Henson knew Kermit before he was the Frog, saw the Cookie Monster before he lost his "fiendish" teeth and was around for the pre-diva days of Miss Piggy. Henson, the wife and longtime artistic collaborator of legendary Muppets creator Jim...
  • Al Neuharth dies at 89; newspaper mogul created USA Today

    Al Neuharth dies at 89; newspaper mogul created USA Today
    Al Neuharth, the newspaper mogul who in 1982 made a $1-billion gamble called USA Today that earned derision for its emphasis on brevity, flashy graphics and upbeat stories but endured to become the nation's largest-circulation newspaper, died Friday in...
  • $2,000 gift from 'rooftop pastor' to ex-mayor investigated

    $2,000 gift from 'rooftop pastor' to ex-mayor investigated
    Chicago's "rooftop pastor," the Rev. Corey Brooks, said Tuesday he gave $2,000 in church members' donations to disgraced former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who is on trial on racketeering charges. Brooks said Kilpatrick, who was forced to resign as...