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Rotation_slim
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Post Number: 31
Registered: 10-2005
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Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - 8:50 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

They are the last 2 people to recive the key to the City of Detroit (SH from Coleman Young in 1980)

THATS WHY I LOVE THIS CITY!
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Clark1mt
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Post Number: 45
Registered: 06-2005
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Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - 8:55 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Well, in 1980, no one knew what kind of scumbag Hussein would be.
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Dtwphoenix
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Post Number: 40
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Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - 8:59 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Well, in 1980, he was our scumbag.
In 2005, he's again our scumbag, this time without a country.
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Metrodetguy
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Post Number: 2263
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 71.144.118.23
Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - 9:04 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Does anyone know if Kilpatrick's claim that "only three other people have received the key to the city" is accurate? It seems inaccurate (gee what a surprise). I say this because a relative of mine was awarded the key to the city. With all due respect to Mr. Bettis, you would think that there have been many other individuals in the course of Detroit history that would have also been deserving of this honor.
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Metrodetguy
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Post Number: 2264
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Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - 9:21 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

...Looks like another erroneous claim by KK (about things big and small)

"1974 Detroit Mayor Coleman Young presented the Keys to the City of Detroit to Phil Ranelin, Donald Byrd, Marcus Belgrave, Harold McKinney and Wendell Harrison at the Ford Auditorium for their cultural contributions to the people of Detroit"

http://www.ranelin.com/ranelin /awards.html

Please add any other key holders that you may find...
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Hamtramck_steve
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Post Number: 2691
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 69.209.179.137
Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - 9:28 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Do we count Santa just once, since he's one man, or should we count each Turkey Day separately?
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Gannon
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Post Number: 5504
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Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - 10:36 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I met a fellow who had the key to the city?!


One of my clients (now deceased) used to be a huge supporter of Marcus Belgrave. A couple of the parties at his Bloomfield estate were just awesome.


I think they make Santa give the key back...off-camera, of course.


Can we sue Saddam for it's return too, or is it larger than a small claims value?!
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Metrodetguy
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Post Number: 2265
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Posted From: 70.233.2.205
Posted on Wednesday, February 01, 2006 - 4:11 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

At least Kilpatrick's office has now corrected themselves to "only three other people have received the key to the city...IN THE LAST 20 YEARS".

Now let's see if that is accurate...
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Metrodetguy
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Post Number: 2266
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Posted From: 70.233.2.205
Posted on Wednesday, February 01, 2006 - 4:17 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

DREW SHARP: Mayor turns key into tacky stunt

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs .dll/article?AID=/20060201/SPO RTS1101/602010332/1124/SPORTS
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Aiw
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Post Number: 5261
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Posted From: 209.216.150.127
Posted on Wednesday, February 01, 2006 - 4:20 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I saw one on eBay once...
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Jjaba
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Post Number: 3013
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Posted From: 67.160.138.107
Posted on Wednesday, February 01, 2006 - 4:27 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Why was Saadam given the key to the City of Detroit?

Does he still have it on his keyring along with the keys to the Palaces? We know he doesn't have the keys to his cell block right now. Saadam looking clean with starched white shirts in Court, BTW. (They got Chinese in Iraq?)

jjaba.
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1honey
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Post Number: 88
Registered: 02-2005
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Posted on Wednesday, February 01, 2006 - 4:54 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Did KK give Shepherdd, Redus & Travis the 3 young men that saved that trucker from that (tanker on 75 in SW Detroit) fire a key?
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1honey
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Post Number: 89
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Posted on Wednesday, February 01, 2006 - 4:56 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Good question why was Saadam given the key to the City of Detroit?
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Upinottawa
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Post Number: 165
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Posted on Wednesday, February 01, 2006 - 5:00 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Check out the link below for a partial answer to the question above:

http://www.wndu.com/news/03200 3/news_19147.php
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1honey
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Post Number: 90
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Posted on Thursday, February 02, 2006 - 11:36 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Wow, thanks!!!
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Metrodetguy
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Post Number: 2280
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Posted From: 207.200.116.139
Posted on Monday, February 06, 2006 - 2:56 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

...And now the story has changed once again. The Kilpatrick Administration now says that Bettis is "only the fourth person to receive the key to the city from HIM since he became mayor". Seems that KK and his people forgot about their three other previous awardees, including Louis Farrakhan. Now let's see if this latest claim is accurate...
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Ilovedetroit
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Post Number: 2049
Registered: 02-2005
Posted From: 63.149.5.130
Posted on Monday, February 06, 2006 - 2:58 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Metro - You had a relative receive the key??? Hmmmm could it have been "SATAN?" haha
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Metrodetguy
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Post Number: 2282
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Posted From: 69.221.34.35
Posted on Tuesday, February 07, 2006 - 3:24 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Sorry "Ilovedetroit" but you and I ARE NOT related. Let me guess, you have an "explanation" for KK's three different versions of this (latest) story.

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