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OLD PHOTO: Michigan House Speaker Bobby Crim encouraged me to run in his Flint race

OLD PHOTO: Sitting on my throne with a newspaper on my lap in the old State Capitol Pressroom


Newspapers were a big part of my life.  I knew full well their importance.  I loved the smell when they just came off the press where the ink still glistened on the newsprint.  

In the above photo, I'm sitting in the old State Capitol Pressroom where reporters would gather for news conferences and for information from news releases and politicians trying to get their attention.

The news business back then depended on newspapers.  They served as tip sheets for other reporters doing stories.

I doubt that my grandkids will be familiar with this important vehicle for delivering the news.  

How will it change the way they understand the world?