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AP-MI--Michigan News Digest 1:30 pm, MI

September 9, 2018

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Michigan at 1:30 p.m. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Detroit bureau at 800-642-4125 or 313-259-0650 or apmichigan@ap.org. Ken Kusmer is on the desk. AP-Michigan News Editor Roger Schneider can be reached at 313-259-0650 or rschneider@ap.org. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date. All times are Eastern.

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DETROIT — A black pastor’s controversial eulogy at Aretha Franklin’s funeral laid bare before the world what black women say they have experienced for generations: sexism and inequality in their houses of worship every Sunday. In eulogizing the beloved artist known as the Queen of Soul, the Rev. Jasper Williams Jr. declared that as “proud, beautiful and fine as our black women are, one thing a black woman cannot do — a black woman cannot raise a black boy to be a man.” The backlash was immediate, given Franklin’s role as a mother and a pillar for women’s rights. By Corey Williams. SENT: 1,090 words, photo.



BRIMLEY, Mich. — Michigan’s Upper Peninsula has fluorescent minerals that glow when placed under UV light. Brimley resident Erik Rintamaki collects and sells the rocks, which he’s named “yooperlites,” MLive reported . Rintamaki also leads tours with a UV light where he shows others how to spot them. SENT: 210 words.


PORT HURON, Mich. — The St. Clair County Courthouse’s newest employee has an important job — to comfort those going through unimaginable times. Bruin, a 5-year-old golden retriever, has a quiet demeanor and silky ears. He came to the prosecutor’s victims rights office from the nonprofit Canine Advocacy Program, which “was developed to provide advocacy services to child victims utilizing a highly trained dog to help alleviate the anxiety associated with being involved in the criminal justice system,” according to its website. Bruin is undergoing training to sit quietly in the courtroom at the feet of child witnesses to help reduce the trauma they may be going through. By Liz Shepard, The Times Herald. SENT IN ADVANCE: 683 words.


HARBOR BEACH, Mich. — Gary Buchholz, owner of Buchholz Hoof Care of Harbor Beach, has been in the business of caring for the hooves of area cows for 26 years. Buchholz said he started out working for his next door neighbor, who was a hoof trimmer, for five years. After that, he went into business himself, equipped with the knowledge necessary to be successful. During an average day, he will service between 60 to 90 cows. By Seth Stapleton, the Huron Daily Tribune. SENT IN ADVANCE: 447 words.


— RESTAURANT SHOOTINGS: Authorities say three young men were shot to death in a White Castle on Detroit’s west side.

— BOATING DEATHS: Authorities say two people have died after the boat they were on struck a bridge in western Michigan.

— TOWN HALL-ARAB MUSEUM: A Detroit-area town hall-style event will feature personal stories, a panel discussion and theatrical performance focused on surveillance and imprisonment of U.S. Arabs, Muslims and other communities of color.

— GREAT LAKES DISASTERS: The last living survivor of the Carl D. Bradley sinking six decades ago is scheduled to be part of a program on Great Lakes maritime disasters.



DETROIT — Matt Patricia has appeared to push the Detroit Lions more than they ever were under Jim Caldwell. The Lions seemed to run more and hit more. And, they may have gotten yelled at more. On the practice field over the last several weeks, it wasn’t hard to see or hear Patricia. By Sports Writer Larry Lage. SENT: 680 words, photos.


DETROIT — The St. Louis Cardinals close a series in Detroit, hoping to improve their postseason positioning. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 1:10 p.m.


TEMPE, Ariz. — Arizona State kicked off the Herm Edwards era with a blowout of UTSA. Beating a school from a smaller conference could be expected. Rallying from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter against the nation’s No. 15 team? Now that’s a statement. Brandon Ruiz kicked a 28-yard field goal as time expired and the Sun Devils notched a marquee win early in Edwards’ tenure, knocking off No. 15 Michigan State 16-13 on Saturday night. By Sports Writer John Marshall. SENT: 735 words, photos.


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