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Growing up in Flint, Michigan I was the youngest kid in the neighborhood. When playing football with the big guys, they usually let me participate so they could practice their tackling. But, other than sports, I was often told to "get lost." I don [..]

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The art of creativity can yield breathtaking results

The Star-News is publishing archived columns written by Richard Peña. Today’s column first appeared Aug. 3, 2012.

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Not everyone finds candy sweet

Please do not infer from what I write on this topic that I favor one side or the other. From my "investigation" so far it seems Eyecandy Showgirls may have submitted a fraudulent application when they declared the business would be a "comedy club [..]

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Cops chip away at crime

(Flint, MI)—When I worked as a Flint patrolman the force consisted of around 300 officers. Today, through attrition and layoffs, there are about 120 cops with 36 more expected to be laid off soon. While Chula Vista usually investigates less tha [..]

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Up for the challenge

(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. Flint&rsq [..]

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