Giving Birth to A Scandal

Did Detroit cops investigate the mother of the mayor's son?

As mayor of Detroit, Coleman Young copes mainly with tedious municipal problems. But last January the monotony was interrupted: a paternity suit named the 71-year-old Young as father of Joel Loving, 6, born in 1982 to Annivory Calvert, 34. She claimed Young was her exclusive lover from 1981 to 1987. Twice divorced and unmarried, Young handled the allegation deftly. True, he was needled with jokes like the bumper sticker that said HONK IF YOU'RE MAYOR YOUNG'S SON. Still, after three blood tests indicated paternity, Young vowed to live up to his responsibilities. So the story faded.

Now it has bounced back...

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