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22 years ago in Metro Times: Almost the entire week's paper was devoted to talking about "Detroit's Strategic Plan." City council members, professors from three different Michigan colleges, a pastor and several journalists are all asked for their take on the city's $750,000 plan to rejuvenate Detroit, all discussing problems that continue to plague the city today. What was happening: Hulkamania and the WWF drop the leg on Valentine's Day at the Pontiac Silverdome.

12 years ago in Metro Times: Jack Lessenberry rants about the opening days of the Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky scandal. Lessenberry touches on Newsweek's waiting for credible facts and losing out on the story while other news sources ran unverified. "Today, we can't tell parody from reality, entertainment from news, and discuss whether the president should be required to exhibit his penis to discover whether it exhibits 'distinctive characteristics.'" What was happening: Andrew Dice Clay at the State Theater.

6 years ago in Metro Times: Brian Smith delves into the Detroit rockers the Stooges and the MC5, in anticipation of The Fun House Art Show at CPOP Gallery, featuring artwork for '70s Stooges concerts and magazine covers featuring the band. Smith also interviews seminal Stooges guitarist Ron Asheton. Last year we lost Asheton, who died at his Ann Arbor home, as well as CPOP Gallery. What was happening: Former Black Flag frontman Henry Rollins at the Michigan Theater, and former NKOTB Jordan Knight moonlights at the Magic Bag.

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