Up for the challenge Sat, Jul 19 2014 12:00 PM

(Flint, MI)—When I left Flint in 1970 the population was 193,317. The automobile factories ran three shifts, often seven days a week. Money was everywhere. Flint’s police department drove new Buicks every year. Life was good.
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Put your glazers on yum

(Clare, MI)—Here I am, back in Michigan attending my 50th high school class reunion. I told my doctors that my chemo regimen was controlling my life and I needed a break. They agreed, and my wife and I came back for five weeks. It’s great [..]

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Sons created their own path to achievement

Fathers' Day was last weekend. I told my two sons the same message I have always given them: “Don’t get me anything. Fathers’ Day is a bunch of baloney (not my exact words) thought up by the greeting card industry and merchants.&rd [..]

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Dogged by a canine tale

When Officer Jim Zoll (now a Chief in Washington State) got a police dog, his assaults at the hands of street crooks plummeted. Crooks didn’t mind taking on a cop if they could throw the first punch while the officer was looking at his shoes. B [..]

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A quiet police partner is one with four legs

In 1978, some Chula Vista police officers approached Chief Bill Winters with the idea of having police dogs. I’m a fan of Winters, even though it took him 16 years to promote me. Among his many plusses, Bill was open to consider new ideas. For [..]

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