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Citizens Academy gives inside peek at police, ﬁre and court operations
Application deadline is March 8 for 10-week program
By Ben Baird
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The city is offering the Ann Arbor Citizens Police, Fire and Courts Academy to residents who want to learn more how these pub-
lic safety areas function. The academy is a 10-week program beginning March 15. Residents who want to take part must register by 5 p.m. March 8. “Citizens often wish they had a better way to voice
concerns and ask questions about the public safety system,” organizers said in a news release. “In turn, Ann Arbor Police and Fire and the 15th District Court members wish the public had a better understanding of the challenges facing police officers, firefighters, prosecuting attorneys, defense attorneys and
judges.” The academy aims to help provide this understanding and will cover various topics, including detective investigations, polygraph testing, firearms, personal protection equipment, traffic stop scenarios, the canine unit, the special tactics unit, LAWNET, 911 operations,
emergency management, first aid, CPR, fire behavior, hazardous material, the criminal justice system, court processes, and court programs. Classes will be once a week from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays from March 19 to May 21. Classes will be
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Huron girls clinch SEC Red title.
Teen faces trial in connection to football brawl
By Ben Baird
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Bashir Garain is set to stand trial in April for assault charges in connection to a brawl following an Oct. 12 football game between Huron and Pioneer high schools. Garain, an 18-year-old Ann Arbor man and Pioneer student, was in court Feb. 12 for a pre-trial hearing. He is Bashir Garain set to return to court on April 1 for trial before Judge Donald Shelton in Washtenaw County circuit court, according to the prosecutor’s office. He was charged in November with two felony charges of assault with
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Miss Michigan Angela Venditti visited veterans at the VA Ann Arbor Medical Center Feb. 15 as part of National Salute to Veterans Week. The week aims to honor veterans, to increase community awareness of VA’s role in providing comprehensive medical care to the nation’s veterans and to encourage Americans to visit hospitalized veterans and become VA volunteers.
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Film on men aging features Bo Schembechler’s doctor
By Amy Bell
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Dr. Kim Eagle, director of the Cardiovascular Center at the University of Michigan Health System, is featured in the documentary “The Embrace of Aging: The Male Perspective of Growing Old.”
A Novi-based filmmaker has taken on the task of showing men the process of aging and how to embrace it. According to the U.S. Census, 17.3 percent of the U.S. population are older than 65. However, those numbers are expected to increase drastically with the baby boomer generation, which is comprised of 78.2 million Americans, the first turning 65 in 2012. “Never before in our history is there going to be such a large number of people stepping into their senior years,”
said 10-time Emmy winning filmmaker Keith Famie, who directed “The Embrace of Aging: The Male Perspective of Growing Old.” The movie is part of a three-part series that will also feature a documentary about women and the aging process as well as a film about dying. The film explores ways for men to embrace aging and the need for them to eat good, heart-healthy foods, exercise, building connections and friendships. The Michigan-based documentary consists of nearly two years of filming, which took Famie and his crew all throughout the United States
and even to the mountains of Sardinia, Italy an area known for having the longest-lived men in the world. “The goal was to create a documentary that engages audience by way of both medical, scientific, clinical and rich human interest stories of men going through aging process,” Famie said. “It’s not manly to ignore your health, it’s ridiculous,” said Dr. Kim Eagle, University of Michigan cardiologist who is featured in the film. Eagle is known throughout Ann Arbor for having treated University
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