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A tribute and a service

Juxtaposition of the day: On our home page, this is the top story,

GARY — The childhood hometown of Michael Jackson is planning a tribute Friday at his former house to mark the one-year anniversary of his death, and the mayor says his mother is among the people expected to attend.

and it's followed immediately by this one:

A service for a Michigan airman killed during a rescue operation in Afghanistan was held Tuesday in Fort Wayne, his wife's hometown.

First Lt. Joel Christopher Gentz, 25, of Grass Lake, Mich., was killed along with three other airmen in a helicopter crash June 9.

Statement of the obvious not necessary.