Paul Egan Detroit Free Press Published 1:45 p.m. UTC Aug 28, 2018 One brother is accusing another of murdering their mother in an ongoing court battle over the estate of a wealthy Ann Arbor-area woman. Nila (Jean) Oxender, who was 84, drowned in the hot tub of her Arizona condo on Nov. 23, 2016 — just hours before a scheduled telephone conference with an attorney to discuss changes to her multimillion-dollar will and trusts. Oxender’s body was discovered by her son Ted, 59, also of Ann Arbor, who had stayed overnight in the three-bedroom condo after arriving for Thanksgiving the previous day with his wife, Maritza. Oxender’s other son, Derrick, 61, accuses Ted and his wife of drowning his mother, according to documents filed in Washtenaw County Probate Court. He wants Ted Oxender removed from control of her $5.2-million estate, which would clear the way for a potential wrongful-death claim. One forensic pathologist has termed … [Read more...] about Ann Arbor mom found dead in hot tub. Now one brother blames other.
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Sunday August 19, 2018 08:30 PM Candidates are making a big push ahead of Tuesday's primary in Alaska, with a few dozen attending a meet-and-greet at a mega-church in Alaska's biggest city Written by By BECKY BOHRER, Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Candidates are making big campaign pushes ahead of Tuesday's primary in Alaska, with a few dozen attending a meet-and-greet Sunday at a mega-church in Alaska's biggest city. Vehicles, some festooned with flags or campaign signs, sporadically dotted the parking lot of the Anchorage Baptist Temple, which has hosted the candidate meet-up event for decades, Pastor Jerry Prevo said. Tables trimmed with red, white and blue and decked with literature, buttons or signs welcomed people who walked into the brightly lit lobby. Parishioners were able to stop by before or after Sunday morning's contemporary service. The service itself was attended by the candidates, some of whom were bopping their heads to the upbeat music and … [Read more...] about Candidates make big push ahead of Tuesday primary in Alaska
Kaitlyn Kanzler NorthJersey Published 10:31 p.m. UTC Jul 6, 2018 A New York man won $1 million in May after purchasing a scratch-off ticket at a North Jersey store, making him one of nine people that month to win at least $10,000 from a scratch-off ticket sold in North Jersey. Pardeep Kumar of Astoria, New York, purchased a $1,000,000 Spectacular ticket at the 7-Eleven on Washington Avenue in Bergenfield while he was visiting some family, according to a press release from the New Jersey Lottery. Kumar scratched the ticket in the store and saw he had won $1 million. "As he kept scratching, he was overwhelmed with excitement when he realized it was a lucky day indeed," the release said. "After revealing the jackpot prize, [Kumar] tried to contain his enthusiasm in the store because he wasn't ready for everyone around him to know he had just won $1 million." Kumar brought the ticket to his family and soon after, along with his two brothers, went to NJ Lottery … [Read more...] about Several North Jersey stores sell big winning scratch-offs in May
John A. Burtka IV is executive director of the American Conservative magazine. Among conservatives, the erosion of civil society is most often attributed to the heavy hand of the administrative state. While the welfare system, especially at the federal level, certainly deserves its fair share of the blame, a growing number of conservatives, including Tucker Carlson, Patrick Deneen, Rusty Reno, Michael Brendan Dougherty and Rod Dreher, have also expressed concern about the side effects of economic globalization and the elite culture that shapes many corporations. In short, conservatives are coming to see that Big Business can also threaten our liberties and the flourishing of civil society.I am not insinuating that capitalism is bad or that the free markets haven’t dramatically reduced poverty and raised living standards. What I am saying is we should not underestimate the importance of our immediate commercial environment to the forging of a sense of community, and that the … [Read more...] about Conservatives should be wary of Big Business
Eight years ago, Andrew Jackson II saw himself on the cusp of possibility in a world of firsts. He boarded a bus that January with dozens of family members and friends, headed to the National Mall to watch the nation’s first black president — the first person he had ever voted for — make history. As he watched the jumbo screens show Barack Obama sworn in on that sub-freezing day, his body was swept with warmth. “I can take a chance to breathe,” he remembers thinking. “Obama will put us on the right course.” He was 27 and living on his own after graduating from Louisiana State University. By day, he worked at a flooring warehouse, but his spare time was spent auditioning for musicals in Houston’s burgeoning arts scene. He saw a future breaking his own barriers as a singer in Atlanta or an actor in Hollywood. Today, Jackson is back living in a four-room trailer next to his parents’ house in rural Louisiana, where he works three jobs … [Read more...] about America just spent 8 years with a black president. For many African Americans, it meant one big thing: freedom to ‘dream’