File - Danielle Emerson


File - Danielle Emerson
In The City
The Battle of the Bite
What each town brings to the city & who’s got the better grub
GM, Chrysler face the
tough economy, the
President’s ‘tough love’
policy and an economy
from cty to nation that
is turning away from the
auto industry as a large
source of income.
see page 4
is In
The City?
Mayoral candidate Ken
Cockrel, Jr., weighs in
on Detroit; how its past
can shape its future,
advisory boad do’s and
don’ts and more as he
embarks on his quest to
be the best.
see page 4
In The City
Astoria Pastry Shop
Tasso Teftsis, 44, owner of Astoria Pastry Shop in Greektown and
Royal Oak, is a native of Thesslonniki, Greece. Teftsis came to the
United States at age 6.
April 2009
Olympia Restaurant
The restaurant has been familyowned and operated since 1983
and serves Greek, Italian and
American food. It’s located across
from Greektown Casino.
By Karen Shideler
By Karen Shideler
Family-owned, the restaurant has
over two decades of experience in
offering traditional, authentic Greek
dishes and very family friendly and is
open late for non-famiy-goers.
Photo: Derek Farr/Freelance
Pizza Papalis
Friends Jim Sekel, left, Jim Steen,
center, Walt Turner, second from
right, and Dave Hammer, far
right, are served one of Papalis’
famous deep-dish pizzas.
Photo: Patricia Beck/Detroit Free Press/KRT
McClatchy Newspapers
McClatchy Newspapers
by the bank, pick up the dry cleaning, buy a birthday card
and grab lunch from the drive-through when you find
and grab lunch from the drive-through when you find
yourself thinking, “Oh, wait. I’ll check online first to see
yourself thinking, “Oh, wait. I’ll check online first to see
which choice is healthiest at the hamburger place.”
which choice is healthiest at the hamburger place.”
Right. Like life happens that way.
Right. Like life happens that way.
But you don’t have to stop by a nutrition Web site to
But you don’t have to stop by a nutrition Web site to
make smart choices, says Karrie Stuhlsatz, a dietitian at
make smart choices, says Karrie Stuhlsatz, a dietitian at
Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kan.
Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kan.
She shared some secrets worth knowing, whether you
eat from the drive-through regularly or only on those days
eat from the drive-through regularly or only on those days
when your life is totally out of control. Many of these
when your life is totally out of control. Many of these ex-
examples are from McDonald’s, but the advice holds true
amples are from McDonald’s, but the advice holds true
for any brand.
for any brand.
burger at McDonald’s has 9 grams of fat.
1. The plainer it is, the healthier it is. A plain hamburger at McDonald’s has 9 grams of fat.
1 small sliced onion
1 1/2 TBSP Red Wine Vinegar
1 tsp Sugar
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp cracked peppercorns
1 8-ounce strip steak
1/2 cup beef stock
1 1/2 tsp Worcestire saurce
2 pocket pitas
Photo: Stuart Doe/Freelance
Mexican Village
Also located in Utica, Mich., this
is the oldest restaurant in Mexicantown. Specialties include
caldo can-can and burritos and
homemade desserts.
Photo: Ap Photo
She shared some secrets worth knowing, whether you
1. The plainer it is, the healthier it is. A plain ham-
El Zocalo, in the Mexican culture
means “center of life.” In every
Mexican town there’s a town plaza or town square - the most famous is El Zocalo in Mexico City.
So you’re headed toward the elevator, ready to drop
Glorious Gyros, Serves 2
-microwave onion immersed in water for 5 minutes
until water boils. let stand, drain, stir in vinegar &
sugar, chill for min. 20 mins to max. 3 hours
-combine coriander, onion powder and crushed
peppercorns & press steak with spices. Sear steak
in 1 tsp vegetable oil for 4-7 mins/side. Add beef
stock & worschire sauce to pan & cook for 3-4
mins or until it is about 2 TBSP. Slice steak, return
to sauce, and toss in pan.
-Heat pita for 1 min/side after brushing with light
vegetable oil & layer steak with pickled onions.
El Zocalo
by the bank, pick up the dry cleaning, buy a birthday card
Photo: Sylwia Kapuscinski/Detroit Free Press
Peagasus Taverna
In The City
So you’re headed toward the elevator, ready to drop
Photo: Sylwia Kapuscinski/Detroit Free Press
April 2009
Los Galanes
Known for its murals, it also has
excellent food with great specials
and happy hours. It’s located at
3362 Bagley Ave. in the heart of
the city’s Mexicantown district.
Photo: Stuart Doe/Freelance
Evie’s Tamales
Located at 3454 Bagley Ave., its
specialty is - of course - tamales.
Evie’s is a very family friendly
place and is host to birthday
parties and corporate dinners.
Photo: Ap Photo
Enticing Enchiladas, serves 2
Photo from
Steak gyro recipe courtesy of Amy Cotler, Food Network/
Photo by
Chicken Enchiladas recipe by Robin Miller, Food Network/
2 tsp olive oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 minced garlic cloves
2 Ilbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut
in 1-in pieces
1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and
1 4-ounce can diced green chiles
1/3 cup salsa
2 TBSP chopped fresh cilantro leaves
4 8-inch tortillas
1 1/3 cups shredded cheese
-Preheat oven to 400 degrees
-Heat oil in large skillet, add onion and
garlic and saute for 2 mins. Add chicken
and saute 5 mins, until golden brown and
cooked through. Remove half the chicken while reserving the rest.
-Stir in black beans, green chiles & salsa
& simmer 5 mins. until sauce thickens &
reduces. Stir in cilantro.
-Top each tortilla with chicken mixture,
roll up tortillas. Top rolled tortillas with
shredded cheese, then bake 15 mins.
In The City
April 2009
Car companies facing worst-case scenerio
By Bianca Prieto
The Orlando Sentinel
DETROIT – After his former girlfriend
taunted him, Phillip Alpert remembered the
nude photos she e-mailed to him while they
were dating.
He took revenge with an electronic blast
— e-mailing the photos of the 16-year-old
girl to more than 70 people, including her
parents, grandparents and teachers.
Three days later, Alpert, then 18, was
charged with transmitting child pornography.
Today Alpert is serving five years of probation
for the crime, and he is registered as a sex
offender — a label he must carry at least until
he is 43.
“I didn’t know how bad of a decision it
was,” Alpert, now 19, said recently at his
MetroWest apartment. “I don’t think it’s
Alpert is one of many people across the
country who are being charged with felonies
and getting sentenced as sex offenders for
doing something their friends do all the time,
unaware of potential criminal charges.
One national study found that as many as
20 percent of teens have sent or posted nude
or seminude photos of themselves in what
has become known as “sexting.” Young teens
are using high-tech phones to text, post or
e-mail racy photos — technically child porn.
Most do it for fun.
But getting caught means being kicked
off sports teams and facing expulsion from
school. Others are going to jail.
Photo: Rashaun Rucker/Detroit Free Press
A Dodge Ram can be seen through barbwire fence at its Warren assembly plant.
“It’s become a troubling trend,” said
Marisa Nightingale, senior adviser for the
National Campaign to Prevent Teen and
Unplanned Pregnancy, which conducted the
study. “Since the beginning of time, teens
have flirted with each other and pushed the
envelope. But 10 to 15 years ago, it didn’t go
global in 30 seconds.”
Lawrence Walters, an Orlando attorney
who practices First Amendment and Internet
law, has been following the sexting trend as it
has been emerging across the country.
“It’s a new phenomena,” Walters said.
“Kids shouldn’t be doing this — shouldn’t
be engaging in this type of behavior. But
using these harsh criminal laws for child
pornography is a bit of overkill.”
DTE boasts big-name shows for summer
Contributed by ITC Staff Writers
Note: All evening shows unless noted
In May:
5/15: Korn/Avenged Sevenfold, 5:00
5/30: John Michael Montgomery, 7:00
5/31: Nine Inch Nails/Jane’s Addiction, 7:30
In June:
6/2: Coldplay ‘Viva La Vida Tour,’ 7:30
6/20: The Music of Led Zeppelin, 8:00
6/21: Legends of Motown, 7:30
6/24: Earth, Wind & Fire/Chicago, 7:30
6/25: New Kids on the Block with special
guests, dancers JabbaWockeez, 7:00
6/27: The Fray/Jack’s Mannequin, 7:00
In July:
7/1: Bad Company/Doobie Brothers, 7:30
7/9: REO Speedway/Styx, 7:00
7/10: Brad Paisley, special guest Dierks Bentley and Jimmy Wayne, 7:30
7/15: Judas Priest/Whitesnake, 7:00
7/19: Toby Keith/Trace Adkins, 7:30
More info at
Photo: AOL Music
(Above) The Fray will play with Jack’s
Mannequin at DTE on June 15 at 7 pm.
Photo: Vermillion Media Group
Earth, Wind and Fire will play at DTE with
Chicago on June 24 at 7 pm.
Just last month, a 15-year-old
Pennsylvania girl was charged with creating
child pornography for sending images of
herself via MySpace to a 27-year-old man.
Also last month, a Brevard County, Fla.,
teen was jailed after forwarding a cell phone
picture of his 16-year-old ex-girlfriend’s
naked breasts to another teen. The girlfriend
allowed the photo to be taken while the two
were dating, police said.
Bryce Dixon, 18, told investigators he
sent the photo because he thought the girl had
cheated on him with his best friend. He said
he knew that sending the photo would make
her mad.
A judge set Dixon’s bond at $140,000
for charges he faced, including transmission
of child pornography. Dixon, who remains
in jail, and his family declined to talk to
the Orlando Sentinel. In an interview aired
Tuesday on NBC’s “Today” show, he said he
made a stupid decision.
Some states are trying to adjust the laws
to deal with the problems of transmission
of intimate photos of teens to teens, Walters
said. But it hasn’t been an issue debated by
state lawmakers in Florida, said Republican
state Rep. Pat Patterson.
Law enforcement officers have their hands
tied when it comes to recommending charges
to the State Attorney’s Office in these types
of cases, said Orange County Sheriff’s Office
spokesman Deputy Carlos Padilla.
“They don’t have a choice because of how
the statute reads. Regardless of the situation,
the law dictates the charges, and they have to
register as a sexual offender,” Padilla said.
The consequences of sexting are
An Ohio teen hanged herself in May after
her ex-boyfriend forwarded nude photos
of her, sharing them with other high school
Even teen celebrities have been caught in
sexting scandals.
In September 2007, nude photos of
Disney’s “High School Musical” star Vanessa
Hudgens surfaced on the Internet. The photos
were alleged to be self-portraits taken with
Hudgens’ own cell phone and sent to her
boyfriend, co-star Zac Efron.
He later apologized for the photos,
according to numerous news reports.
The State of the City
With Ken Cockrel, Jr.
Alex Rodriguez answered one big
question Tuesday, admitting his cousin
repeatedly injected him with a substance
from the Dominican Republic.
The New York Yankees star third
baseman blamed his 2003 positive test on
being young and naive.
“I knew we weren’t taking Tic Tacs,”
said Rodriguez, who was joined at the head
table by Yankees general manager Brian
Cashman and manager Joe Girardi.
At the outset of the news conference,
before a horde of reporters at Steinbrenner
Field, Rodriguez said he was “a lot
Rodriguez began by reading a statement
in which he again apologized for taking
banned drugs. He also said he understands
the long road ahead toward earning back
others’ trust in him.
Then Rodriguez turned to his teammates
and searched for the right words.
It took 37 seconds -- a break in which he
looked side to side, blinked several times,
bit his lip and took a sip of water -- then
finally looked up and faced Derek Jeter &
“Thank you.”
Rodriguez said his cousin introduced
him to “boli,” saying it was an over-thecounter substance in the Dominican. From
2001 until 2003 with Texas, he said his
cousin injected him about twice a month
during six-month cycles to get an energy
“I didn’t think they were steroids,” he
said. “That’s again part of being young and
stupid. It was over the counter.