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Serving Detroit

Quote of the Day
September 20, 2013

'During that time, I worked in human waste with my fellow employees, working to serve the city of Detroit. My fellow employees and I are entitled to a pension. I pray that Your Honor objects to this bankruptcy.'

William J. Howard, who retired after 35 years
in the Detroit Water Department, describing
working nights and weekends repairing the
city's sewers and incinerators, in testimony
before a United States Bankruptcy Court,
as the case heads  toward critical hearings
next month on Detroit’s eligibility  to file
for Chapter 9.

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