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Operation nears completion on Beaumont's beautiful new addition

Date Posted: June 11 2004

The next generation of hospital is nearing completion at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. When it opens in September , patients are almost certainly going to appreciate the amenities, fixtures,...

Time to register to vote

Date Posted: June 11 2004

In the 2000 presidential election, voters from union households represented 26 percent of all U.S. voters. But in Michigan, which was a key political battleground state that year, 43 percent...

Asbestos talks collapse in Congress

Date Posted: May 28 2004

WASHINGTON (PAI) – Despite efforts at a compromise acceptable to unions and business, talks on legislation to settle asbestos cases collapsed on May 10. The legislation would have established a...

Dig this: keep safe in the trenches

Date Posted: May 28 2004

In January 2003, two construction laborers somewhere in the U.S. died when the trench in which they were working caved in. Only teenagers, the brothers were laying conduit in the...

News Briefs

Date Posted: May 28 2004

ENR ranks top U.S. contractors  Three Michigan-based construction firms were ranked in the 2004 list of Engineering News Record’s top 100 contractors (in terms of revenue), and several more made...

Pharmacists issue wrong prescription for mail-order drugs

Date Posted: May 28 2004

LANSING – There aren’t many glimmers of good news when it comes to bringing down the high cost of prescription drugs, although purchasing drugs through the mail is one area...

'Sumptuous' Wayne County building menu of trades, Chezcore

Date Posted: May 28 2004

“Just look at this place,” enthused Local 324 operating engineer “Big Jake” Jacobs, walking up the front steps of the Wayne County Building. “Look at all the details. Nobody builds...

The Gangbox Assorted News and Notes

Date Posted: May 28 2004

GOP blocks OT debate. The GOP-run House of Representatives blocked debate on President Bush’s plan to cut overtime pay for U.S. workers. The move by the House earlier this month came...

Bush's overtime pay plan bludgeoned again, but they haven't quite killed the beast

Date Posted: May 14 2004

WASHINGTON – In a remarkable turn of events and a rare, major victory for organized labor, the U.S. Senate voted on May 4 to block implementation of President Bush’s plan...

From B-24s to GM transmissions, versatile Willow Run plant thrives

Date Posted: May 14 2004

YPSILANTI – Formerly the linchpin of Michigan’s deserved reputation as the “Arsenal of Democracy,” where 8,684 B-24 Liberator bombers were built during World War II, the Willow Run assembly plant...

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