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ChildSafe Michigan Legends Gala
Legends were the story at the ChildSafe gala. But not the celebrity type. Rather at-risk children and their dreams for becoming Legends of Tomorrow – a doctor, a ballerina, a teacher. To make those dreams come true, 310 supporters ($300) flocked to the Townsend Hotel for the annual benefit. Event co-chairs SuSu Sosnick and Christine & David Colman and board chair Keith Pomeroy greeted the 125 VIPs ($500) who arrived early for a reception in the Clancy Room before dinner, a salute to honoree Sandy Pierce and a live auction conducted by Christopher Aslanian.
oakland confidential GET WELL SOON: We know others will join us in wishing Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson a speedy recovery after back surgery on June 1 in the green mountain state of North Carolina. Word is he had a pretty aggressive surgery to help him get out of the wheelchair he was finding himself bound to more and more, and one Republican said that he is already feeling better. Patterson was seriously ...more»
Urgent city meetings are occurring in Birmingham to clarify the definition of personal services for the purpose of determining whether some commercial businesses that have rented first floor space in downtown Birmingham are stretching the ordinance regulating the type of occupancy by stating that ad agencies, marketing firms, real estate offices, web development offices and others, "could" be for personal use because a person hypothetically "could" walk in off the street and request their services. ...more>
The startling and alarming rise in sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) among young people aged 15 to 24 and gay males in this country, and learning that fully half of the population of those aged 15 to 24, which numbers about 110 million men and women in the United States, are afflicted with chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, human papilloma virus (HPV), HIV and other sexually transmitted infections – should be a wake up call for everyone....more>
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