Week of 4.24.17

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JVS Trade Secrets

“And life goes on,” said Connie Holzer, honorary chair and keynote speaker at the JVS Trade Secrets fundraising dinner. (It attracted record attendance - 560 @ $150 and up – to the Troy Marriott.) Holzer’s unique business experience did not even begin until her car dealer husband of 52 years died when she was 70 years old. Although the economy was in the dumps, she mortgaged the home where she had raised six children, got concessions from their 130 employees, and rebuilt the Tom Holzer Ford dealership into the 4th ranked regionally and 10th ranked nationally. “You are never too old to begin a new life,” she concluded. Women to Work recipient Kimberly Baker, whose fairytale life crashed when her husband went to jail for tax fraud, praised Judy Richmond and the JVS computer program. She attended it on a scholarship. “And now..because of people in this room... I can feed my kids,” Baker said, apologizing for her tears. The venue provided ample space to display the event’s traditional pick-your-own-prize raffle of 62 items, the main cocktail hour diversion.
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May 2017

MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO NOWHERE: A budget proposal by the Trump administration may be the final blow to plans for a regional mass transit system for southeast Michigan. A proposed Regional Transit Authority (RTA) millage failed in November 2016, when voters in Oakland and Macomb counties rejected the four-county millage, while passing in Wayne and Washtenaw counties. Deal was, it had to win in three of ...more»
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Rochester Hills death under investigation


04/14/2017 - Investigators with the Oakland County Sheriff's Office are investigating the death of a 46-year-old Rochester Hills man who was found unresponsive on the morning of Monday, April 10, in his vehicle in a parking lot in the 1400 block of Rochester Road.

Deputies patrolling a commercial parking lot in Rochester Hills were told by a person in the area that a vehicle was left running and a person was slumped over the steering wheel, the sheriff's office said. Deputies checked on the man, who was unresponsive and didn't appear to be breathing. The deputies then entered the vehicle and pulled the man out of the car to begin lifesaving measures.

Deputies at the scene performed CPR until paramedics with the Rochester Hills Fire Department arrived and took over medical treatment. The man was transported to Crittenton Hospital, where he died.

The incident is under investigation.

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