Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A Closer Look at a Selection of Photos from the Press & Guide Dec. 29, 2010

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2010 in Review - July to September
 

Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano stands with Dearborn Heights residents Hala Alaouie, Julia Saad and Mohamed-Ali Saad at the Islamic Center of America for a candlelight vigil in memory of Sept. 11, 2001.
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When Miss USA Rima Fakih arrives at La Pita for a luncheon in her honor in July she proudly displays a sign given to her by Mayor Jack O’Reilly that will be displayed on welcome signs at city entrances.
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Athena Sterlini gets a tour of her rebuilt house from grandson Danny in August. Joe Kadaf, Broker and Owner of Remax Leading Edge had paid for the rehabilitation of Sterlini’s residence that had suffered water damage and became seriously infested with mold causing her health to deteriorate.
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The Whitmore Bolles synchronized swim team does a back dive into the water in July during the annual exhibition at Dunworth Pool. They danced and swam to “Arthur” by Arthur and are coached by Andrea Schilbe and Michelle Talasis.
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On the first permissible day of high school football practice in August the Fordson team began at precisely . Besides getting a jump on the season, many of the players fasted during the day for Ramadan.
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Dan and Maria Ackerman watch old and new cars drive by from their shaded perch at Cherry Hill in July during the Telegraph Tomorrow Cruise.
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Dearborn High All-Area honoree Chloe Palajac, who was a league champion in three events, gets encouragement and direction from her teammates during a dual meet his past season.
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Monday, December 27, 2010

A Closer Look at a Selection of Photos from the Press & Guide Dec. 26, 2010

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2010 in Review - April to June


Christian missionaries Negeen Mayel, David Wood, Paul Rezkalla and Dr. Nabeel Qureshi, who were arrested at the Dearborn Arab International Festival in June, listen to Judge Mark Somers during their arraignment in 19th District Court in July.
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As the Dearborn Truck Plant cab assembly line continues to move, workers occasionally paused to smile at visiting Tigers ball players and media visitors. Ford’s renewed profitability in the second quarter meant the restoration of hundreds of jobs at the factory.
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Neelesh Nundkumar rides Laura during his traditional wedding parade, called a Baraat, in June at the Dearborn Inn. Laura, a 28-year-old African elephant lives in Newaygo and has appeared in other weddings at the hotel.
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Defendants await their court hearings on the stage of Edsel Ford High School in May during Law Day activities. 19th District Court Judge Hultgren held court for an audience of students that included arraignments, even those of three students charged with fighting in the school.
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Rick Murray holds Bonita and Mick in a special vest pouch at the Mutt Strut in May. They are rescue dogs and wear goggles for eye protection when Murray rides his bike.
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Military pall bearers salute a flag draped coffin containing the remains of19 forgotten veterans laid to rest with military honors during Dearborn’s 2010 Memorial Day Parade. The cremated remains of the veterans, some of which have been languishing in city funeral homes since 1950, were carried in a casket on a horse-drawn caisson down
Michigan Avenue
.
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Instructor Belal Mougrabi quickly and artfully flips a flan in May at the HFCC 5101 Restaurant buffet.
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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A Closer Look at a Selection of Photos from the Press & Guide Dec. 22, 2010

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Shopper Maya Campbell gets a ride around the Dearborn Wal-Mart Dec. 20 from Police Officer Wayne Seccombe for the annual Shop with a Cop/Fireman event. The Dearborn Police Officers Charity and the Dearborn Fire Fighters Burn Drive along with Wal-Mart treated 38 kids from five to 13 years of age to a $100 shopping spree.  The children were identified by youth officers and the Dearborn Public Schools as in need during this holiday season.
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Encouraged by treats and guided by Dearborn Animal Shelter Director Elaine Greene, “Aldo” wags his tail dipped in poster paint on a canvas to create a Pupcatso Dec. 14. The art work by animals is auctioned off to raise money for the facility.
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To the beat of drums and the call of a trumpet, men in the crowd rhythmically strike themselves with chains during a ceremony in Hemlock Park in February. Almost 2,000 people marched from the Karbala Center to the park to commemorate Arba’een, an important religious event to Shi’a Muslims.
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Dearborn Symphony Orchestra Conductor Kypros Markou waits in the wings for his entrance onto the stage in February. Almost 2,000 kids from Dearborn, the Heights and even home schooled children were treated to a concert of classics.
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Workers occasionally paused to smile at the ball players and media visitors in January during a visit by Tigers players and coaches to the Ford Motor Company’s Dearborn Truck Plant.
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Dearborn School Board Trustee Hussein Berry carries an American flag in January during a protest against terrorism at US District Court in Detroit. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab appeared in U.S. District Court for his arraignment on six charges. The Nigerian resident is accused of attempting to blow up the airliner and nearly 300 people on board at the direction of al-Qaida operatives based in the Arabian Peninsula.
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Monday, December 20, 2010

A Closer Look at a Selection of Photos from the Press & Guide Dec. 19, 2010

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Dearborn firefighters work to extricate a trapped driver inside and outside of a car that rolled over Dec. 14 on
Rotunda Drive
near Oakwood. Some roads continued to be slippery in the low temperatures and strong winds.
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The historic Schaefer Building is reflected in the front windows Dec. 10 of the soon to open Dearborn Town Center on the former site of the Montgomery Ward Building in east Dearborn.
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Local artist Janet Kondziela works on her oil painting of a slab of ribs from Westpoint Barbeque Dec. 6 as part of the “Dearborn Paints – Good Food” project. Until September of 2011, she will be visiting local Dearborn establishments and creating on site paintings of their unique products.
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Fordson boys’ basketball team will compete Tuesday in the second of three games scheduled for the Dearborn Holiday Showcase series.
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Thursday, December 16, 2010

A Closer Look at a Selection of Photos from the Press & Guide Dec. 15, 2010

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Mayburn Street resident Erica Lovier looks over her 2010 Fusion Dec 12 after a large tree limb fell on it smashing its windows and causing other damage. She said her whole house shook when the branch, laden with ice, came down in the building wind.
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Dearborn firefighters look over the scene on
Ross Street
after a garage exploded Dec 13 damaging the house associated with it (background) and several others in the neighborhood. Authorities believe a 100 lb. propane tank used for heating caused the blast, which occurred shortly after .
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Glass Academy glassblower Louie Sanchez cuts molten glass to form a bottom to a bowl he shaped Dec. 4 during the facility’s annual open house.
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Sitting with Ahmed Boomrod, Hakim Fakhoury discusses changes he proposed to his preferred developer agreement during a contentious meeting with the mayor and city council in April. With some new facts and a new face involved, City Council voted Monday to wait at least until the end of the month before ending a development contract with Hakim Fakhoury’s Dearborn Village Partners.
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Pianist Curtis Posuniak performs for his annual Henry Ford Estate Holiday Lunch concert Dec. 10. The historic building will close Friday Dec. 17 for several years of renovation and he has been conducting the concerts since 1979.
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Dearborn High senior captain Aaron DeGiulio takes the plunge in the Pioneers season opening dual meet victory at Fordson Dec. 9.
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Monday, December 13, 2010

A Closer Look at a Selection of Photos from the Press & Guide Dec. 12, 2010

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Dearborn firefighters use special saws Dec. 9 to cut apart a 2009 Ford pickup during a demonstration of new Res Q Tec equipment. The city purchased the tools using a $97,000 “Assistance to Firefighters” grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. With nearly twice the strength of older jaws of life, the new equipment is more effective in cutting through the stronger steel used in current model vehicles. Video of the event is on the Press & Guide website at: PressAndGuide.com.
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The Boychoir of Ann Arbor performs for the crowd Nov. 22 at the Henry Ford Museum for the annual Members Tree Lighting Ceremony.
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Rosemary Jefferson sits on Santa’s lap Dec. 3 at the Dearborn Historical Museum’s Commandant’s Quarters for the annual Victorian Christmas open house. Her late husband, Arthur, was one of the more well know Santa Claus characters in Dearborn for many years.
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Mary Olson entertains visitors Dec. 3 at the Dearborn Historical Museum’s Commandant’s Quarters for the annual Victorian Christmas open house.
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Thursday, December 9, 2010

A Closer Look at a Selection of Photos from the Press & Guide Dec. 8, 2010

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Haider Koussan, owner of the Greenland Market nearby, attempts to get the attention of motorists for Goodfellow donations at
Ford Road
and
Slivery Lane
Dec 4. The charitable organization tries to make sure no child goes without a Christmas.
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Pam Johnson makes a generous donation to the Goodfellows bucket of Patricia Richardson Dec. 4 at the intersection of
Outer Drive
and
Michigan Avenue
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Bethany, Sophia and Indira Ayala watch Santa’s arrival at the Fire Safety House Dec. 3. The effort by Dearborn firefighters raises funds for the
Burn Drive
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A Beirlein excavator creates a pile of sand Dec. 1 adjacent to the pit that had been the old Fairlane Inn pool. The hotel at Brady and
Michigan Avenue
was the Quality Inn in its latest version before it closed.
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Dearborn High All-Area selection Ahmad Jawad takes flight in pursuit of the ball during a game this past season. The senior led the Pioneers with 20 goals.
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Monday, December 6, 2010

A Closer Look at a Selection of Photos from the Press & Guide Dec. 5, 2010

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Helen Thomas, journalist, author, former columnist at Hearst Newspapers, and former White House bureau chief for United Press International, speaks to an appreciative audience Dec. 2 at Byblos Banquet Center. She signed copies of her recent book at the cultural education workshop titled Images and Perceptions of Arab Americans sponsored by Arab Detroit.
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Alex Yono listens to 19th District Court Judge Mark Somers in August during his pretrial hearing in the stabbing death of Mohamad Abboud. He was sentenced to five years probation, the first of which he will spend in jail.
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Empty2010Bowls07:            Macenzie and Valerie Landon look over bowl sculptures created by Dearborn school art students Nov. 29 at the Annual Empty Bowls event at
Park Place
. The majority of visitors’ donations from the meal go to Gleaners food bank. Each year students in the Dearborn public schools create bowls that are sold for donations at the event.
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Fordson High School art student Khadije Zahr shapes a coiled ceramic bowl Nov. 29 at the Annual Empty Bowls event at
Park Place
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Annapolis’ Zack Fields and Robichaud’s Khaliq Spicer go head-to-head during action last season. The outstanding pair of junior centers will return to the starting lineup this season.
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Breon Banks is one of only three players returning to the roster at Edsel Ford this season.
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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

A Closer Look at a Selection of Photos from the Press & Guide Dec. 1, 2010

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Meghan McLuckie and Carol Matthews seem amazed by the lit tree at the Henry Ford Museum for the annual Members Tree Lighting Ceremony Nov. 22.
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Santa, backed by the Boychoir of Ann Arbor, waves to the crowd at the Henry Ford Museum for the annual Members Tree Lighting Ceremony Nov. 22.
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David Nielsen is one of the many to pet “Philly” a pit bull mix puppy offered for adoption by Friends of the Animal Shelter volunteer Tracy Balazy at the Home and Garden Show in the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center in March. Dearborn is considering a ban on the breed.
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New Highview Elementary Principal Cynthia Nickel walks the cafeteria during lunch at the school Nov. 19.
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Fordson’s Mohammad Faraj runs away from fell All-City honoree Toufic Sareini, of Dearborn High, during playoffs.
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Dearborn High All-City quarter back C. J. Mifsud runs for daylight during the Pioneers thrilling battle with Fordson in the first round of playoffs.
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