Monthly Archives: June 2009

The Monica Conyers diversion

By Joel Thurtell Monica Conyers is small fry. So the Detroit City Councilwoman now faces a possible 5-year prison term for taking bribes, and the special agent in charge of the Detroit FBI office, Andrew Arena, is boasting that the … Continue reading

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Matty & the Reds (herring, that is)

By Joel Thurtell Matty’s bait has a rotten smell, and I don’t plan to chew on it. That’s why you won’t read joelontheroad fussing over Matty’s lawsuit claiming a proposed government-owned alternative to his private Ambassador bridge is racially discriminatory. … Continue reading

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Swim in the Rouge?

By Joel Thurtell If somebody would have told me 20 years ago that the Rouge River would be fishable and swimmable most of the time, I would not have believed it, and yet we have done it. — Jim Ridgway, … Continue reading

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“Up the Rouge!” — the audio version

By Joel Thurtell Almost there: The audio version of the Wayne State University Press book by Detroit Free Press photographer Patricia Beck and me will be for sale next week.  The audio book will be published by Hardalee Press of … Continue reading

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