• MSU uniforms provided by Nike (Detroit News courtesy of Nike)

    The Detroit News

    Michigan State unveiled Tuesday morning its special Nike Pro Combat uniforms the football team will sport for the Michigan rivalry game on Oct. 15.

    The uniform, which includes a bronze helmet and black pants, has inscribed in back of the collar the words "Molon Labe," which means "come and take them" in Greek, a classic and defiant expression connected to King Leonidas of Sparta, according to msuspartans.com.

    Also according to msuspartans.com:"The uniform's overall innovation starts at the baselayer, as strategically placed seams, pads and cooling zones help minimize distraction and optimize protective coverage. It features customizable protection, incorporating a thin, incredibly strong carbon fiber plate. This symbolically mirrors that of the Spartan shield, which is emblazoned on the right of the baselayer. The Nike Pro Combat Deflex padding, combined with strategically placed

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  • Dick Cheney (AP photo)

    David Shepardson, Detroit News Washington Bureau

    Washington — Former Vice President Dick Cheney says he opposed the decision to save General Motors Corp. from collapse in December 2008.

    In a new memoir "In My Time" published Tuesday by Simon & Schuster, Cheney says he disagreed with President George W. Bush's decision to rescue GM with a $13.4 billion bailout in the final days of his term.

    "The president decided that he did not want to pull the plug on General Motors as we were headed out the door," Cheney wrote. "Although I understood the reasoning, I would have preferred that the government not get involved and was disappointed — but not surprised — when the Obama administration significantly increased the government intervention in the automobile industry shortly after taking office."

    Bush wanted "to give the incoming team time to decide on their policy options and therefore came up with a short-term package to keep GM afloat."

    Cheney makes no mention of Bush's decision to also

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  • Eleanor Josaitis, co-founder of Focus:HOPE

    The Detroit News

    Eleanor Josaitis was just another suburban housewife when she felt a calling. Living with her husband and five children in Taylor, she felt moved to build racial harmony in Detroit's segregated communities, and help the poor. So she packed up her family and moved them to Detroit's Sherwood Forest neighborhood after the 1967 riots.

    Soon after, she co-founded Focus: HOPE, one of the city's most vital institutions still working 43 years later to overcome racism, poverty and injustice by helping people find financial independence.

    Josaitis died early Tuesday at Angela Hospice in Livonia after a battle with cancer. She was 79.

    But she leaves a legacy as one of Detroit's civil rights leaders who touched countless lives.

    "Her impact has been limitless not just in terms of the direct services that Focus: HOPE offers, but the inspiration that she has provided to so many folks in this area," said William F. Jones Jr., CEO of

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