- A rookie empties her clip into a stranger on Christmas Eve, only to find out he wasn’t a stranger at all. Tresa Baldas of the Detroit Free Press tells the tale. M.L. Elrick (Twitter @elrick/Facebook ML ELRICK/Instagram ml_elrick), Marc Fellhauer (Twitter @MarcFell) carry the show while Shawn Windsor (Twitter @ShawnWindsor) gets ready to carry his bags to the airport in Indy. Joey Zuver pulls the levers so very clever.
- THE STRAIGHT DOPE: It was just a brief in the news on Christmas 2020: A cop is run off the road and ends up in a shoot-out. Then … nothing. UNTIL one of ML’s hockey buddies contacted him with a tip about THE REST OF THE STORY.
- Tresa Baldas takes the case and dials in to discuss the tangled tale she unwound for the Free Press. Read it here.
- Patrick LaRiviera of National Fleet Services zooms in to tell a more uplifting hockey story: a recap of the Sixth Annual Clark Park Charity Hockey Classic, that is on track to raise $50,000 for Detroit kids. You can still help us make our goal with a contribution by clicking this link.
- ML also works in a plug for his campaign’s social media handles — #ML4DETROIT — and his campaign website, www.ml4detroit.com.
- GEEK OF THE WEEK: Somewhere along the way, GOW got hijacked and turned into The Return of the Great Debate. Find out who lost the debate and who won Geek of the Week.
- THIS WEEK IN SOFT HISTORY: Perfesser Jennings is off this week, studying for next week’s exams.
- ROOM 7609: The Other ML says The Fall is Manchester’s greatest band. THE ML cues up “Free Range” and a spirited discussion ensues which, of course, somehow leads back to The Smiths.
- FIRST AMENDMENT TIME: You want our take on politics and stimulus money. We deliver.
- HARD OUT: Need a new ride? Roy O’Brien has been putting metro Detroiters on wheels for 74 years. Before you shop anywhere else, get on the right track to 9 Mile and Mack and check out their super groovy showroom. Find our more at www.royobrien.net.
- Stop looking so terrible and go get a haircut from Lady Janes. Visit Lady Janes website, find the nearest location and book your appointment today.
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