Ilitch aids civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks, others
By Christopher Botta, Staff Writer
Published February 24, 2014,
In his chambers in Detroit, Judge Damon Keith holds a copy of a check in his hand and has a story to tell. It’s about the time Mike Ilitch came to the aid of Rosa Parks, whose legendary defiance of segregation in 1955 led to the black civil rights movement.
“It’s for $2,000, dated November the first, 1994. It’s from Little Caesars Enterprises to Riverfront Apartments, and I know it was just one of many,” said Keith, 91, who has been a U.S. Court of Appeals judge in Detroit for the last 46 years. “It’s important that people know what Mr. Mike Ilitch did for Ms. Rosa Parks because it’s symbolic of what he has always done for the people of our city.”
Congrats on your first game at the cathedral! But you, like so many Wings fans have before you, will have to choose after the game. Are you a Lafayette Coney Island person or an American Coney Island fan?
How perfect is this? Wings in high def on HNIC. My neighbor Sabrina who is now a fashion designer but used to be a big name pastry chef just brought over a plate of magnificent Christmas cookies. A cup of egg nog and a Datsyuk goal.
it's the little moments in life that make it so great.
One last note about last night's game. I was watching the Wings bench as they came out for the third period and I'm not sure if TV caught it but Babcock went down the bench tapping each player on the shoulders or a back slap as if to say "Here we go, let's get this rolling."
Tonight wasn't the most action packed game I've ever seen. But it had its moments. Lots of good looking Red Wing fans including a contingent of Swedes wearing the Tre Kronor sweaters and replete with viking hats. But let's get to the fun:
Wings on the attack in the first period. How do you know it's the first period? Red Wings attacking in my end and Weiss is still playing.
The very beginning of Abdelkader getting rubbed out good in the first period. We can't show you any more of this play because DECENCY!
What do we want? Cleary! When do we want it? NOW!
The Mule, the BIG goal. Remember the scene in Fast Times at Ridgemont High where Brad Hamilton gets fired from All American Burger for a dust up with a customer only because a coworker had to piss? "I hope you had a helluva nap Henrique!"
Tatar unassisted, but loved by many........And there was much rejoicing