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Golf for Foster Kids event set for September 16

The annual “Fore” The Seventh Generation Golf for Foster Kids Classic will take place Monday, Sept. 16 at Fox Hills Golf Course near Plymouth.

The golf outing serves as a fund-raiser for those in the Wayne County Child Welfare System, providing “resources needed for them to thrive in a safe, loving and stable home and creates opportunities for these children to pursue their dreams and become productive members of our community,” according to Lorraine Weber, chair of the For the Seventh Generation board of directors.

The cost of entering is $160 per player, a price that includes 18 holes of golf with cart, lunch, a silent auction and photo.

The discounted price for a foursome is $600. For those who prefer to attend just the awards banquet, the cost is $80.

“We must recognize that the actions we take now have a profound impact into the future,” said Weber, who for years served as director of the Detroit Bar Association before retiring. “How we deal with our most vulnerable children today will change not only their lives, but the lives of their children for years to come.”

Participants can register online at

For more information, call Karen Hatch at 313.436.5096.

Court denies inmates’ appeal of $900 award in Ramadan suit

LANSING (AP) — A federal appeals court has denied four Muslim inmates who challenged a jury's decision to award them $900 in damages after Michigan prison officials did not provide them with adequate meals during Ramadan.

The three-judge panel on Monday upheld a lower judge's refusal to hold a new trial on the damages.

The jury had determined that Michigan Department of Corrections officials violated the inmates' constitutional rights by no longer giving Muslims prisoners bigger meals during breakfast and dinner to accommodate their fasting.

 Jurors awarded $150 for each Ramadan that was disrupted in 2011 and 2012 — or $900 total to the inmates.

The prisoners appealed, arguing jurors ignored their spiritual harms.

The appellate judges said spiritual injuries are hard to quantify, and they saw no reason to second-guess jurors' determination.

Photo shows black bear relaxing on porch at New Hampshire hotel

BRETTON WOODS, N.H. (AP) — It seems bears enjoy a good view just like any other visitor to the White Mountains in New Hampshire.

A photo snapped June 29 by an employee at the Omni Mount Washington Resort shows a black bear holding onto a rail on the veranda and looking out.

The photo was taken around 5 a.m. and the employee, Sam Geesaman, said he had only wanted to get a photo of the sunrise.

Instead, he caught the bear as it climbed stairs in search of a trash can.

The bear moved on after Gessaman loudly clapped and stomped.

New Hampshire routinely has reports of bears finding their way into homes, campgrounds and even apartment complexes.

Last year, food shortages were blamed for a sharp increase in bear-human conflicts and the highest numbers of bear killings since 2014.


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