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For use Sunday, Sept. 2, and thereafter.


BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — For seven decades, 26 Fremont St. was home to one Battle Creek family. But the house passed to other owners in the 1950s, became apartments and then became empty, abandoned. The Calhoun County Land Bank Authority took it over in a 2015 tax foreclosure. The land bank now has plans to restore it. The land bank owns 26 historic homes that it doesn't want to demolish, but that need to be rehabbed. By Kalea Hall, Battle Creek Enquirer. SENT IN ADVANCE: 886 words.


DETROIT — To many people, London Muldrow is a walking miracle. The 4-year-old bounces around and talks like any typical youngster, even though a bullet is lodged in the left side of her brain. The bullet is a sad reminder of being shot in the head about four months ago outside a Detroit gas station as her mother, Laurice Henderson, watched in horror. The girl and her mother got caught in the crossfire when an argument between two men erupted into gunfire. London is preparing for kindergarten this fall. By Oralander Brand-Williams, The Detroit News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 637 words.

For use Monday, Sept. 3, and thereafter.


SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — Southfield's mavens of modern art applauded after cutting the ribbon recently on metro Detroit's most ambitious new piece of public art — described as "an abstract grove of trees." Red Pole Park is a public art piece that's bright red, three stories tall, made of used utility poles stretching the length of a football field. About $50,000 of state tax money was put into the project by the Michigan Economic Development Corp. By Bill Laitner, Detroit Free Press. SENT IN ADVANCE: 612 words.


FLINT, Mich. — The United Auto Workers Local 599 building has stood on East Leith Street on Flint's north end for more than 60 years. Now, it's getting a new life as a nightclub and event center. Once serving as the largest local union in the world, Local 599 served approximately 28,000 Buick workers at its peak in the 1960s. But those figures began to dwindle and the final vehicle, a LeSabre, rolled off the assembly line at Buick City, a sprawling 364-acre site on the south end, on June, 29, 1999. By Roberto Acosta, The Flint Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 564 words.