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Fenton Family Left Stranded by Some, Is Flint Crime Headed Towards Fenton?

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1. said after her broken down van full of adopted children were left on the side of the road and no one would help them.

"All the while, people pulled into the gas station. Stared at us. And did nothing."

2. Our newest Local Voices writer wrote .

"As long as I've been in the area, Flint has always been a place to be from...far away from."

3. , a , provided his thoughts on St. Patrick's Day after his wife had a hard time understanding America's traditions in

"Green beer? Why green beer? And how do you make green beer?"

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5. talked about dealing with cancer in the family with

"Cancer. That horrible heartbreaking noun that eats at your insides and causes endless hours of worry and pain."

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"While it’s easy to say you want to lose the belly fat, it’s another to actually follow through. Motivation to make daily change can be a struggle unless you have your reasons why out in front of you to remind you and keep you focused."

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Jason Alexander (Editor) March 30, 2012 at 01:27 PM
Would you have stopped to help the family with the broken down van?
Greg Frink March 30, 2012 at 04:59 PM
I would have stopped for sure. I guess its all in how we were raised in my opinion, I lost count of the spare tires I have put on peoples cars to help get them off the road.
stephanie pytlowanyj March 31, 2012 at 05:23 PM
I wouldn't have stopped for 3 reasons, and it has nothing to do with the children of various races it has to be with the following: 1) Safety--these days it's hardly safe to stop and help as you never know who you are helping. I had a guy stop along US-23 by Ypsi to help me change a tire and I felt afraid. I had already called road service. He ended up being OK and refused to take the $20 I wanted to give him but still you just never know. 2) When I see a man with a broken down vehicle I wouldn't stop and offer help b/c I figure they know what they are doing, while I don't. 3) The family was at a gas station so I would have assumed they had help. So others may not have stopped for some or all of the above reasons.

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