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Texas Windstorm Insurance Association: Part 2

Rep. Craig Eiland, who sits on House insurance committee, said he received $620K in legal fees in case against state insurance agency TWIA February 28, 2011 By Steve...

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Texas Windstorm Insurance Association: Part 4

Texas’ government-operated property insurance agency — TWIA — found “hazardous to the public” in the wake of Texas Watchdog’s...

Punching Out – Review of Book on Detroit

In mid-January, TV funnyman Stephen Colbert joined an ages-old tradition with a shot at Detroit. “What if we turned Detroit into a bombing range?” Colbert pondered....

Pat Burrows, MC5 Bassist, Left and No One Noticed

The Detroit music legacy is composed of so many players, and it seems as if they die every day. Sometimes it’s hard to keep up, and it seems that one long lost player...

See Music Sales, By Format, Since 1973

Check out the evolving music industry album sales by format. Among the surprises:      1. 8 track sales peaked in 1979, and it wasn’t until...

Border’s Bankruptcy? Shed No Tears

 I’d love to lament the bankruptcy of Borders, and I do in that it owes Penguin some $41 million, which no doubt includes some royalties that will be withheld...

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Texas Windstorm Insurance Association: Part 3

Top TWIA officials leave with tens of thousands in severance pay — and a pickup truck February 17, 2011 By Steve Miller, Texas Watchdog Two high-ranking employees...

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Texas Windstorm Insurance Association: Part 1

Texas state Rep. Todd Hunter accepted $25k donation from Hurricane Ike lawyer Steve Mostyn’s firm days after being chosen to mediate his case February 16, 2011 By...

Parents of Murderess in Italy Charged with Slander. Justice is Funny There.

You want a true crime, consider the case of Amanda Knox. She’s the Washington state woman who sits in an Italian prison convicted of the murder of her roommate in...

Louder Than Love; And Give Some to the Michigan Palace, Too

Talked to Tony D’Annunzio last week about his forthcoming documentary on the Grande Ballroom, Louder Than Love. Checking the trailer, really nice work. Love the Don...