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BC-MI--Michigan Weekend Exchange Digest, MI

February 6, 2019

AP-Michigan stories for Feb. 10-11. Members using Exchange stories should retain bylines and newspaper credit lines. If you have questions, please contact the desk at (313) 259-0650.

For Sunday, Feb. 10, and thereafter.

EXCHANGE-HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. _ Clara Garbon-Radnoti has painful memories of the Holocaust, which claimed the lives of more than 6 million European Jews during World War II, including more than 500,000 from her native Hungary. Among them were her father, her sister and 31 first cousins. Garbon-Radnoti, who was a teenager, said she escaped by hiding in 22 places around Hungary as the Nazis and their Hungarian supporters hunted for Jews to deport to death camps. By Oralandar Brand-Williams, The Detroit News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1364 words

EXCHANGE-PET PROTECTION

PONTIAC, Mich. _ A new bipartisan legislation signed into law last month is expanding existing federal protections for the pets of domestic violence survivors. U.S. Senator Gary Peters made a stop at Pontiac’s Haven women’s shelter recently to speak on the Pet and Women Safety (PAWS) Act. The shelter opened its Farber Family Pet Center in 2017, allowing survivors to be near their pets for the entirety of their stay at Haven and removing the fear of violence against them if they’re left behind with an abusive partner. By Natalie Broda, The Oakland Press. SENT IN ADVANCE: 357 words

For Monday, Feb. 11, and thereafter.

EXCHANGE-ICE RESCUE TRAINED

SHEPHERD, Mich. _ James Uthe, a Shepherd Tri-Township firefighter-paramedic was treading the freezing water in a hole cut through 11-inch ice to a pond about 15-feet deep. Aaron Lloyd, another firefighter, clipped Uthe to a two-keeled boat. Firefighters on shore pulled ropes and dragged the boat and Uthe out of the water and onto the relative dry of ice. Mission accomplished. By Eric Baerren, Morning Sun. SENT IN ADVANCE: 522 words

EXCHANGE-FARMHOUSE MUSEUM

MASON, Mich. _ Five generations of Scott Shattuck’s family have lived in his 131-year-old farmhouse. The white house, with its wrap-around porch sits on more than 12 acres. Shattuck’s grandfather and father were born there. He grew up there, and raised his kids there. By Rachel Greco, Lansing State Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 799 words

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