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Traverse City bureau: 231-929-4180
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THURSDAY AMs PREVIEW:
DETROIT HOUSING PROJECT
DETROIT — A vacant Detroit housing project that was home to the Supremes before the talented trio struck gold with Motown is coming down starting Wednesday. Mayor Dave Bing and federal officials will cue up the first stage of demolition of the massive Frederick Douglass Homes — known to most Detroit residents as the Brewster projects. Developing from 10:30 a.m. news conference.
AP Photos planned.
DETROIT — Chrysler says its U.S. sales rose 12 percent last month for its best August in six years. Chrysler says it sold almost 166,000 cars and trucks last month. The company predicts that total U.S. sales will run at an annual rate of 16.1 million. That could make August the auto industry's best month since May of 2007, before the Great Recession. All automakers report sales numbers Wednesday. Analysts expect total sales to rise about 12 percent from a year ago. By Tom Krisher.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Real estate magnate and Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross plans to give $200 million to the University of Michigan for its business school and athletics programs. The Ann Arbor school made the announcement Wednesday, saying it represents the largest single donation in the university's history. The school says the gift will "significantly transform the student experience at the business school and athletic campus."
ALAMAZOO, Mich. — A yearlong study has found that police in Kalamazoo are more than two times as likely to stop black motorists than white motorists. The study by Lamberth Consulting concluded Kalamazoo Public Safety officers racially profile and target black motorists in traffic stops.
EXCHANGE-MARS MISSION MEAL
MIKADO, Mich. — An Alcona County woman got top honors for a side-dish recipe she put together for a crew simulating a four-month trip to Mars. "It was all made with dried ingredients because they don't have fresh in outer space," said Diana Zeiman of Mikado. The 60-year-old learned last week that a crew simulating a space trip to Mars loved her recipe for a pasta salad made out of dehydrated vegetables and pepperoni and awarded her first place. By Betsy Lehndorff. The Alpena News .
BOSTON — The Detroit Tigers play the Boston Red Sox in the final game of a three-game series at Fenway Park. 7:10 p.m. start.