Tradition • Character • Service

Tradition • Character • Service

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Mayor Apologizes - Recall Dropped

Wow! I never realized that posting a clarification of something the AP had reported vaguely would generate a run on the comments sections. If that is what it takes to get people using it, then it is worth it.

I am going to post this about Michael Sessions and the situation in Hillsdale. Thankfully media is less than an week away and we will have some FOOTBALL to talk about.

Article published Saturday, July 28, 2007 in Toledo Blade.

Hillsdale mayor makes apology for prank e-mail

HILLSDALE — The organizer of an effort to recall Hillsdale Mayor Michael Sessions has backed down after the 19-year-old leader apologized yesterday during a radio interview for a prank e-mail he sent to a former high school classmate’s mother.

Just a day after filing a second recall petition, former Councilman Jeff Buchhop withdrew the petition at the county clerk’s office yesterday.

A first petition was rejected Wednesday for vague language.

Mr. Sessions pleaded no contest July 2 in Hillsdale District Court to an annoyance charge for hacking into his ex-campaign manager’s college e-mail account and sending a malicious e-mail to the ex-classmate’s mother under the ex-manager’s name.

During an extended interview on WCSR Radio yesterday, Mr. Sessions answered a number of questions about the incident and offered an apology that Mr. Buchhop later said was satisfactory to him.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Gear Up!

Lots of new designs will be coming to the Online Store at E-shirts. A whole new line of all pink items are in the works and will be unveiled in the coming weeks.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Michael Sessions Clarification

The AP originally reported that Hillsdale Mayor Michael Sessions hacked into the EMU computer system to play his "prank". Eastern Michigan has clarified that he never did HACK into the system but used passwords to delete the other kids' accounts on AIM and He later sent harrassing emails to EMU falsely stating the other student was being less than studious.

A recall movement has begun in Hillsdale. has the police report linked on line and a reader posted a link to it on another Sessions article I posted earlier.

Click here to download.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Kalamazoo comes up short in CIFL Semis

The Hillsdale trio of Keith Recker, Dan Musielewicz, and Bill Skelton did all they could to extend their Continental Indoor Football League season last night in Flint.

Port Huron had won 25 games and cruised into the final four matchup with a 50 point win over Marion. The Xplosion limited the Pirates to just 37 points, but could only muster 29 of their own in what proved to be the season finale for the first-year franchise.

From Our Sports Central:

For the Xplosion, quarterback Bill Skelton completed eight of 20 passes for 124 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. He also ran 11 times for 43 yards. His counterpart, Pirates quarterback Shane Franzer, completed five of 12 passes for 62 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions.

Wide receiver Brian Dolph had four receptions for 74 yards and two touchdowns. He also recovered a fumble. Robert Height led the Pirates in receiving with three catches for 48 yards and two touchdowns. He also ran the ball eight times for 14 yards and a touchdown.

"Obviously, it's disappointing," (Former SVSU WR Brian) Dolph said. "It's a tough way to finish the season, especially coming so close. We thought we had a good chance of pulling it off. We knew that (in order to win) we had to keep it close and keep their offense off the field. They were the ones with the 25-0 record and we're coming in here with nothing to lose. I definitely think the pressure was squarely on their shoulders."

Xplosion kicker Brad Selent connected on two field goals of 31 and 23 yards respectively in the loss. DB David Gator and Eric Gardner each had an interception for Kalamazoo.

"It's been a great season," Kubiak said. "I can't say enough about our coaching staff and our players, especially for a first year organization. We fell a little short out here, but we're pretty proud of what we've done (this season)."

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Xplosion Advance to Division Championship

I had a chance to attend my first Continental Indoor Football League game last Saturday and it was one of the best times I have had at a football game in a long time. Of course winning an Xplosion mini helmet by having my paper airplane land third closest to the cone in the halftime contest was also a big highlight.

Seriously though, talk about playing for the love of the game! Hillsdale's all time leading passer Bill Skelton led Kalamazoo to a 51-40 victory over Chicago with a fiery performance. Two other ex-Chargers Keith Recker and Dan Musielewicz contributed all over the place on offense and special teams in the win. Sure these guys get a couple hundred bucks a game to play, but the effort and emotion on the field equaled that of players making hundreds of thousands a games. The intensity was quite evident in the fact there were scuffles during every series. One Chicago lineman even took a poke at a fan and a half full Wings Stadium was rocking all night long.

I don't care how minor league this brand of football is, it is still football played by guys who lay it all out every time they take the field.

One aspect very reminiscent of Hillsdale football was the way Xplosion fans were welcomed down on the field the same way Charger fans can mingle with players after the game.

Kalamazoo plays Friday night in Flint against defending champ Port Huron.

Friday, July 06, 2007

No More Yahoo lame My Space site.

Thanks to all of the members of the Yahoo Group, one of the first stages of

Due to increased spamming and better ways of getting the information out to readers, the Yahoo Group has been deleted from Yahoo.

You can now checkout the currently very limited Chargerblue page, if you'd like. C'mon. I need some friends!

Teen Mayor Busted

He made news across the world when he was elected mayor of Hillsdale at age 18.

Now he's making news for just doing crazy things 19 year-olds do. It seems Michael Sessions has some pretty strong computer skills and put them to work in a hacking prank that back-fired big time on him.

From the Detroit News.

Michael Sessions' youth earned him national publicity in 2005 as he became one of the youngest mayors in the United States.
On Tuesday, the 19-year-old mayor of Hillsdale blamed his youth for garnering the wrong type of attention -- a misdemeanor conviction.

A day earlier, Sessions pleaded no contest to sending an e-mail under someone else's name to the mother of a former friend, accusing him of drinking and running around with women.

In return for the plea, prosecutors dropped a more serious charge: that Sessions had hacked into the friend's MySpace and America Online accounts to delete his lists of personal contacts with their addresses and phone numbers.

"Young people make mistakes," he said. "We all make mistakes."

Sessions, who was convicted of malicious annoyance by writing, was ordered by a Hillsdale County district judge to perform 40 hours of community service and pay $850 in restitution and $100 in court costs.

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