Metro Detroit: Newsmakers April 11, 2008




Livingston Daily Press & Argus:

Denny McLain, famed Detroit Tigers pitcher from the 1968 World Series team, was taken into custody this afternoon on an outstanding warrant for failing to appear on a civil charge, Sheriff Bob Bezotte confirmed. Judge Theresa Brennan in Brighton issued the warrant on Jan. 16 when McLain failed to appear for a deposition, Bezotte said. The judge set bond at 10 percent of $175,000. No further details are available at this time... Denny McLain in custody of Livingston Sheriff (Fri, 4/11)

Detroit Free Press:

Nothing says "spring is here" like the radio hosts over at WDET begging for money during the on-air pledge drive. They've been at it again this week. I've had an attitude with the NPR affiliate ( since they started adding and subtracting programs that I liked and gradually getting rid of music programming. I launched a boycott when they got rid of Judy Adams in December 2005. I didn't listen for months after that. Never mind the Soup Nazi, I was the Radio Nazi: No 'DET for you, Oneita! It was ugly and painful for me as a music- and information-loving listener, a volunteer and a supporter, but I had to do it. Gradually, in 2006, I began sneaking back... Now you can have my money, WDET (Fri, 4/11)

Detroit News:

If it's been a while since you've headed to the doctor, stop making excuses and head to your area mall or community center for free health screenings through Project Healthy Living. The health screening project, which kicks off today at Southfield Civic Center in Southfield and features Channel 7's Carolyn Clifford and Bill Spencer, runs through May 10. The project offers 20 screening sites in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw, Livingston, Sanilac and St. Clair counties. Free services include screening for blood pressure, height and weight, glaucoma, health hazard appraisal, and counseling and counseling referral... Channel 7 kicks off free health-screening (Fri, 4/11)

WWJ-TV (Channel 62) and CBS are looking for more Metro Detroit reality stars and will be holding a local casting call for its upcoming season of "Big Brother 10." Auditions will take place from 3-6 p.m. April 19 at Roosevelt's Billiards Bar & Grill, 27843 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington Hills. For the uninitiated, "Big Brother" follows a group of strangers living together in a house outfitted with dozens of cameras and microphones recording their every move 24 hours a day, seven days a week. One by one, the Houseguests are voted out of the house until, at the end of three months, the last remaining Houseguest wins the grand prize. Those interested in auditioning to be on "Big Brother 10" should go to and download an application and eligibility requirements. Applicants must be 21 and older... 'Big Brother' looking for Metro Detroiters (Fri, 4/11)







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