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The scores of old masters held by the Detroit Institute of Arts might have fetched hundreds of millions of dollars at auction

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Rolling surf, deep forests ... You name it, Michigan's got it. Donald Hiscock is smitten by the mitten-shaped state

Band jailed for Nazi salute

Three Americans jailed for a month for violating Sweden's hate laws by giving Nazi salutes during a rock concert said prison and hometown notoriety won't change their racist views. Shawn Sugg, 30, of Otter Lake, Michigan, said yesterday: "The prosecutor tried to make me look like some evil guy, but I'm just a singer in the band."

Scraping the sky

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City & Business: A Model-T upbringing

DOWN through the years there has been considerable controversy about the origins of Harrods owner Mohamed al Fayed. In 1985, at the time Mr Fayed became a public figure by outmanoeuvring Lonrho chief "Tiny" Rowland in his bid for the most famous department store in the world, many in the media reported that he was of aristocratic Egyptian stock - a scion of landowners exporting cotton to the Lancashire mills.

FKI disposes of auto group

FKI disposes of auto group

Cannabis campaign: It's official - dope can ease your pain

Drugs derived from marijuana may reduce the plight of cancer and Aids sufferers

US company mounts Kalamazoo rescue

Kalamazoo, the troubled UK computer services company which named itself after a one-horse town in Michigan, has once again turned to the US, this time for a rescue refinancing.

Boy, 14, shoots babysitter then kills himself

Dryden (Reuter) - A 14-year-old American boy apparently shot to death the babysitter he was suspected of abducting. He then killed himself after a car chase near the north-west Ontario town of Dryden, police said on Thursday.

ADP in takeover talks

ADP, the acquisitive US computer group, is believed to be in early takeover discussions with Kalamazoo, the struggling computer services company, which yesterday admitted that rival Lynx had walked away from merger talks.

Father-figures in custody battle

Two men who both thought they were the biological father of a boy have been given visitation rights by a judge in Michigan, United States, despite a blood test proving that neither of the men had fathered the child.

Kalamazoo 'breaches' hit shares

Kalamazoo Computer Group's shares plunged 22p to a three-year low of 77.5p yesterday following a profits warning, resulting from the discovery of "certain breaches" of internal control within the UK business solutions division.

A dig at the reaper

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Child prodigy Ruth tells why she's all tied up in knots

The mathematical genius who went to Oxford at 12 tries to explain to Charles Arthur where her love of equations has led her since - and why her work will matter a century from now

28 killed as plane crashes in snow storm

Twenty-eight people were believed dead last night after a commuter plane crashed and burst into flames in a snowy field outside Detroit.
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