Funeral arrangements are incomplete for Richard Allen Loar, age 65, of Newark. Richard passed away, Wednesday, March 13, at his residence. Rick and I worked together for many years at State Farm. I got the news of his passing from a mutual friend. Rick was a hard worker and could do very difficult, touchy things very well. He was always
Dick Allen: Baseball's Iconoclastic Slugger
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He cherishes diversity and differences of opinion and he shuns extremism. My hope is that history will show he was closer to the mark than the Republican Party of today. Anyone who wants to understand modern Michigan history-or who wants to know how our politics and government could be better today-ought to read this book. William Milliken, Michigan's longest-serving governor, stands as an icon of decency even among the state's most cynical political observers. Often seen by the public as a man above politics, Milliken was in truth an astute deal maker who governed by crafting coalitions with politicians that spanned the gamut from Detroit's hard-left Coleman Young to the rural conservatives of his own Republican Party. Born in Traverse City, Michigan, Milliken fought in World War II and returned home to run the family business, served as lieutenant governor from to , and was then elected to four-year terms in , , and Milliken stepped down after fourteen years and a record of education reform, environmental protection, urban policy, and civil rights-and a series of bruising tax fights.
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Forty years ago this weekend, the Walking Dead, a k a the Phillies, drew 14, to Connie Mack Stadium for a three-game series with the Houston Astros. On Saturday, as the crowds and the music neared crescendo at a phenomenon the media decided to call Woodstock, a Phillies throng of 3, watched Rick Wise shut out the Astros, Dick Allen backed Wise with his 26th homer. The Phillies were just months from a transaction that would change the business of baseball more profoundly than the Black Sox Scandal or even Brooklyn's signing of Jack Roosevelt Robinson. In fact, Bob Carpenter and general manager John Quinn had already decided to part with their franchise player.
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