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Published:February 7th, 2009 17:27 EST
Go Now: What a week in Detroit

Go Now: What a week in Detroit

By Garrett Godwin

Hello, this is Garrett Godwin, and it is time to Go Now once more. On this special edition, I`m giving you what has happened in the state of Michigan:

  • Kwame Kilpatrick has been released from prison after serving 99 out of his 120-day sentence on the charges that includes committing perjury, obstruction of justice, and pleading no contest. It has been reported from newspapers and television stations across the city that the former Mayor of Detroit has moved him and his family to Texas for employment opportunities in hopes of paying the $1 million in restitution.

  • Meanwhile, current and interim Mayor Kenneth Cockrel continues to make plans in improving Detroit with his "no-frills approach", stated by the Free Press. The 43-year-old is in the running for this year`s upcoming election, as he sets out to bring justice to the streets and weed out corruption within the system as well. "We need to improve public safety; we need to clean up the streets of Detroit and fight crime," he stated in the first debate aired on WADL-TV two months ago. "The future of Detroit must rest on family. We must make the city safe for seniors through fighting crime and employing police officers. The city of Detroit is tough, but the Detroiters are even tougher." The election for Mayor is two weeks from Tuesday.

  • Hollywood continues to come to Michigan with the development of Motown Motion Picture Studios in Pontiac; it was stated by Gov. Jennifer Granholm during Tuesday`s state address. The news of this led many residents to call the Free Press for job opportunities in the future. For inquiries, send them at" target=_new>

  • On top of it, Wonderstruck Studios LLC will be operating temporarily at the former MGM Grand Casino Hotel in downtown Detroit. Granholm told the Free Press that the animation studio will be investing almost $86 million and creating over 400 jobs with an average weekly wage of $1,729. Wonderstruck will be developing computer-generated visual effects and animated content for film and television, games, commercials, made-for-DVDs, and video games targeting families and young audiences.

    And that is all the time we have here, so thanks for joining me. But don`t forget to check out the latest right here on the SOP.

    For now, Garrett Godwin, and I have to Go Now once more -- so stay warm, take care of yourself, and see you later.