Archive for November 2008

Mourning a Good Friend, and Trying to Make Sense of the Wal-Mart Stampede

November 30, 2008

damour.jpgJdimytai Damour was a big man — 270 pounds, by one account — but he was a gentle giant to his friends, who said he loved to chat about movies, Japanese anime and politics.¬†

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Pop Winans Recovering from Massive Stroke, Heart Attack

November 25, 2008

pop-winans.gifGrammy-nominated gospel singer David “Pop” Winans, patriarch of the iconic first family of contemporary gospel music, is making what doctors consider a miraculous recovery from two strokes, seizures and a heart attack, said his son, the Rev. Marvin Winans, on Wednesday in an exclusive interview with The Detroit News.

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New Detroit Mayor Ken Cockrel Faces Perjury Questions

November 25, 2008

ken-cockrel10.jpgThe second Detroit mayor in a row is facing questions about possible perjury. An attorney for Mayor Ken Cockrel Jr. acknowledged Monday that his client met last week with state attorneys to discuss a document stating he didn’t owe campaign fines in two previous city elections.

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New Jersey Church Shooting Suspect Captured in Georgia

November 25, 2008

joseph-pallipurath.jpgA California man accused of driving to New Jersey and fatally shooting his estranged wife and another man inside a church on Sunday has been captured in Georgia. Joseph M. Pallipurath was captured around midnight in Monroe, east of Atlanta, said New Jersey district U.S. Marshal James Plousis.

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Obama says New Team will ‘Jolt’ Economy

November 25, 2008

barack-obama98.jpgWith the economy in crisis, President-elect Barack Obama pledged Monday to honor the commitments the outgoing Bush administration has made to rescue financial markets and urged the new, incoming Congress to pass a major stimulus package “right away” to restore growth and create jobs.

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Russian Warships Approach Venezuela for Naval Exercises

November 25, 2008

russia-warship.jpgVenezuela’s President Hugo Chavez says Russian warships soon will reach his country’s waters for joint naval exercises in the Caribbean.

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Ted Haggard’s Return May be Too Early, Some Say

November 25, 2008

Earlier this month, a guest took the pulpit at Open Bible Fellowship in Morrison, Ill., a 350-member church surrounded by cornfields. The speaker was an insurance salesman from Colorado named Ted Haggard.

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