Bank robbed in Lowell

The Huntington National Bank in Lowell was robbed Wednesday afternoon, according to authorities, as the search continues for the suspect. Full Story
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Since: Mar 08

Byron Center, MI

#21 Mar 26, 2008
choices wrote:
everybody makes there choices in life. if you choose not to get a higher education, work hard to move up to a higher paying job that is your fault. you cant blame your problems on the president or the economy. everybody for the most part play by the same rules. they chose to have kids, family, cars to put gas in. if they cant afoord it on 9 and hour then better get another job
YES I MADE CHOICES IN MY LIFE I GRADUATED FROM HIGH SCHOOL IN 1969 THANK GOD I HATED SCHOOL.I worked a fewjobs everything from a bakery , Meijers as a bagger,a factory, even worked at Amway but because i knew better than the super i decided to quit because he wasn't going to tell me i couldnt have a smoke in the cafe. this was when smoking inside was allowed.( i no longer smoke ) i hate smoke lol. tHe i Served our country with 5 years in the army you are welcome it was my duty and should be mandentory still today. When I got out i was eligible to 8 years of college ... but I HATED SCHOOL . I chose to work in a furniture factory . I LOVE WORKING WITH WOOD.after that factory i went to another furniture manufacturer were i still am two different jobs in 31 years. Now the position that I hold has been readjusted to the "industry standard" and the pay has been REDUCED TO MORE THAN A DOLLAR AN HOUR LESS THAN WHAT IT WAS 4 years ago. and Amway has done the same with their payscales. IT IS CALLED CORPORATE GREED AND GLOBALIZATION .( BUT IN KNOW WAY IS CRIME THE ANSWER!) JUST AS EDUCATION IS NOT ALWAYS THE ANSWER; SOMETIMES GOD GIVEN TALENT IS ALL THATS NEEDED.
Jeremy

Ann Arbor, MI

#22 Mar 26, 2008
Wyoming Bob wrote:
IT IS CALLED CORPORATE GREED AND GLOBALIZATION.
Well, you got one part right. It's less about greed and more about globalization. Incase you hadn't noticed, we are living in a global market and in order to survive as a large corporation, you need to be competitive in that global market.

Most Americans have priced themselves out of a job. They don't realize that in the long run, taking concessions is better for them if they plan on surviving. Most Americans see the little picture inside the box instead of looking at the big picture 10 years from now.

I had to take a pay cut last year when we bought another company. It was well worth it! Within the next five years I will be making triple what I made before because of the success of our investment.

Since: Mar 08

Byron Center, MI

#23 Mar 26, 2008
Jeremy wrote:
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Well, you got one part right. It's less about greed and more about globalization. Incase you hadn't noticed, we are living in a global market and in order to survive as a large corporation, you need to be competitive in that global market.
Most Americans have priced themselves out of a job. They don't realize that in the long run, taking concessions is better for them if they plan on surviving. Most Americans see the little picture inside the box instead of looking at the big picture 10 years from now.
I had to take a pay cut last year when we bought another company. It was well worth it! Within the next five years I will be making triple what I made before because of the success of our investment.
Well great for you but i will never see another raise the only raise i get is the raise of my insurance premiums, the raise of my co-pays, and WHO IN GOD's WORLD SAID WE HAD TO GO GLOBAL FOR ANYTHING EXCEPT THE GREEDY FEW> IT HASNT DONE A DAMN THING FOR ME> WHAT HAVE I SEEN.......... LOOK AT ALL THE EMPTY FACTORIES>>> I remember when the parking lots on burlinggam were always packed 24/7 >> look at the empty steelcase buildings in GR and Kentwood.. and on and on Soon there wont be anyone left in the USA to purchase anything Guess you can move to Mexico or China! THANK GOD I MAY NEVER HAVE TO SEE IT BUT I PRAY THAT THE GREEDY FEW PAY DEARLY!!!!
Jeremy

Ann Arbor, MI

#24 Mar 26, 2008
Wyoming Bob wrote:
look at the empty steelcase buildings in GR and Kentwood..
You keep mentioning Steelcase like their a bad company. The guy who was the bestman in my wedding happens to be the Vice President of Northern, Eastern and Central Europe, Africa and the Middle East for Steelcase.

It's funny how you mention how poorly they're doing when they're posting record profits in 2007,(3.1 billion.) Where do you think a majority of that money flows through? Right through the Steelcase HQ on 44th & Eastern. They're also one of the first industries in the US to be environmentally friendly and operate using "green" manufacturing. That's technology not being taken advantage of by most of the other industries in the US.

Why would Steelcase stay in the US after everything it has been through when they could have easily moved to another country? Because they're smart. The know when to tighten the belt instead of bleeding themselves dry.

I think before you fire off at the mouth and believe you're an economical or business expert, you should get yourself a economics or business degree.
Bobby

Grandville, MI

#25 Mar 26, 2008
Wasn't the story about a bank robbery? Go bicker about the economy elsewhere.
common sense

Kalamazoo, MI

#26 Mar 27, 2008
This situation could be avoided by having bullet proof glass between the teller and the bank robber with a slot for transactions. I want my money not a conversation with the bank employees.
extreme commonsense

Kalamazoo, MI

#27 Mar 27, 2008
It would be more cost effective to install the bullet proof glass rather than to continue to be vulnerable to bank robbers.
Lovin Lowell

Nordland, WA

#28 Mar 27, 2008
extreme commonsense wrote:
It would be more cost effective to install the bullet proof glass rather than to continue to be vulnerable to bank robbers.
Have you ever been to Lowell? It's not like the inner city here. That's why most of us live here. I hope we wouldn't let some punk change our great town! I happen to love the fact that you can talk to your neighbors here and not have some barrier between us. That's what small town living is all about!
linda Marie Johnson

Niles, MI

#29 Mar 27, 2008
Chris wrote:
He fled on a bicycle??? And no one could catch him?
duh! biker most likely pedaled to a CAR!!
Jeff

United States

#30 Mar 27, 2008
twinmommy wrote:
Wyoming Bob: I didn't say go to college AND work two jobs. All I'm saying is that there are other options other than robbing banks and committing other crimes. I am being real, don't expect to get a good paying job without college. People work hard to get an education, why should others without get the same or close to same pay? What about temporary state aid. That is there. Especially if you have kids. Which in my opinion stop having if you can't support them!
Tom: What makes someone college material? Anyone can go to college.
Agree that people must take personal responsibility for their choices, including having children. Also, let's not forget that temporary "state" aid is funded by the hard working tax payers! When someone receives social services, we all end up paying. Let's avoid making abstractions about the state.
Anna

Lowell, MI

#31 Mar 28, 2008
hey i live in lowell.
Jeremy

Ann Arbor, MI

#32 Mar 28, 2008
Anna wrote:
hey i live in lowell.
Freakin awesome!! Tardo.
Tim

AOL

#33 Mar 28, 2008
Jay wrote:
What is going on in West Michigan with all the bank roberies?
Robbing a bank is a federal crime. If caught, if you dont have a big record, you spend time for a few years in a federal prison, much like a country club. Then you get out and it's no big deal. Many times when they get in, they learn how to become better criminals, and many become right hand men for rich people who are there on tax evasion etc. These robbers know that is why they stick to banks.
Wyoming Bob

Byron Center, MI

#34 Mar 28, 2008
Jeremy wrote:
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You keep mentioning Steelcase like their a bad company. The guy who was the bestman in my wedding happens to be the Vice President of Northern, Eastern and Central Europe, Africa and the Middle East for Steelcase.
It's funny how you mention how poorly they're doing when they're posting record profits in 2007,(3.1 billion.) Where do you think a majority of that money flows through? Right through the Steelcase HQ on 44th & Eastern. They're also one of the first industries in the US to be environmentally friendly and operate using "green" manufacturing. That's technology not being taken advantage of by most of the other industries in the US.
Why would Steelcase stay in the US after everything it has been through when they could have easily moved to another country? Because they're smart. The know when to tighten the belt instead of bleeding themselves dry.
I think before you fire off at the mouth and believe you're an economical or business expert, you should get yourself a economics or business degree.
Um since you seem so (informed) and have inside info on Steelcase tell me if you really believe that they are totally commited to staying in the US? I beleive corporate greed dictates where they will continue to manufacture products. DOWNSIZING, DEMANDING MORE FOR LESS FROM EMPLOYEES,. BTW DID YOU CATCH THE NEWS TODAYS ? STEELCASE CLOSING MORE OPERATIONS......... Blah Blah Blah same old ,same old .

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