In Michigan
12:33 pm
Tue October 5, 2010

Dantonio: I'll coach at Michigan on Saturday

EAST LANSING, MI –

Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio says he expects to be at this weekend's game at Michigan as he recovers from a mild heart attack and subsequent blood clot in his leg.

Dantonio said during a news conference today that he wasn't about to miss this rivalry game, and indicated he'll probably be in a box above the field Saturday. That was his plan last weekend against Wisconsin, but he was hospitalized Thursday because of the blood clot.

Dantonio has missed No. 17 Michigan State's last two games following his Sept. 19 heart attack.

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In Michigan
11:07 am
Tue October 5, 2010

Ilitch to buy Detroit Pistons

DETROIT, MI –

A person involved with the process says the Detroit Pistons have decided to sell the team to Mike Ilitch.

The person spoke to The Associated Press this morning on the condition of anonymity because of a confidentiality agreement. The person says both sides are negotiating financial terms of the deal.

Ilitch, the Little Caesars pizza mogul, also owns the Detroit Tigers and Detroit Red Wings. He said in August that he wanted to buy the Pistons in part to make sure another buyer doesn't move the NBA franchise out of town.

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In Michigan
6:10 pm
Mon October 4, 2010

Report shows where MI excels, needs work in medical field

LANSING, MI –
A new report shows Michigan is following a national trend of more cesarean-section childbirths. Michigan is slightly above the national average in percentage of C-sections, which is about one in three childbirths.

But the report from the Center for Healthcare Research and Transformation also shows Michigan is doing better than most states in successfully treating heart disease without surgery.

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In Michigan
5:44 pm
Mon October 4, 2010

Marine from southwestern Mich. dies in Afghanistan

UNION CITY, MI –
A Marine from southwestern Michigan has died while supporting combat operations in Afghanistan.

The Defense Department announced Monday that 22-year-old Sgt. Anthony D. Matteoni, of Union City, died Friday in Helmand province.

Matteoni was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

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In Michigan
5:13 pm
Mon October 4, 2010

Native American languages bill signed into law

LANSING, MI – A new state law allows tribal elders and other experts to become high school language instructors in Native American languages, even if they don't have teaching certificates.

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In Michigan
4:43 pm
Mon October 4, 2010

Michigan State's Dantonio discharged from hospital

EAST LANSING, MI –
Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio has been discharged from Sparrow Hospital again.

Dantonio was admitted Thursday with a blood clot in his leg and missed the Spartans' victory over Wisconsin on Saturday. It was his second straight missed game following a mild heart attack Sept. 19.

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In Michigan
4:42 pm
Mon October 4, 2010

Bernero, Snyder fight over jobs creation records

LANSING, MI –


Democratic Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero is criticizing his Republican rival for not having a specific plan to help create jobs.

Bernero spoke Monday at Niowave Inc., which he helped bring to Lansing. The company manufacturers custom parts used in particle accelerators.

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In Michigan
1:51 pm
Mon October 4, 2010

Hearing rescheduled for Mich. student's PPO request

ANN ARBOR, MI –

A hearing on a personal protection order request by the openly gay student assembly president at the University of Michigan has been pushed back three weeks.

The hearing, which had been scheduled for Monday, now will be held Oct. 25 in Washtenaw County Trial Court in Ann Arbor.

Chris Armstrong filed for the PPO last month, citing frequent harassment by assistant attorney general Andrew Shirvell over a five-month period.

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In Michigan
1:46 pm
Mon October 4, 2010

MSU football coach Mark Dantonio released from hospital

EAST LANSING, MI –

Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio has been released from Sparrow Hospital in Lansing after treatment for a blood clot.

The school says Dantonio was released at noon today.

Dantonio was admitted Thursday with a blood clot in a leg and missed the Spartans' 34-24 victory over Wisconsin on Saturday. He has missed two games following a mild heart attack Sept. 19.

A routine postoperative exam revealed the blood clot, which is common after a variety of surgical procedures.

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In Michigan
11:00 am
Mon October 4, 2010

Detroit symphony musicians go on strike

DETROIT – Musicians who refused to accept steep pay cuts demanded by the financially struggling Detroit Symphony Orchestra have hit the picket lines.

Dozens of tuxedo-clad musicians began picketing Monday morning at the Max M. Fisher Music Center in downtown Detroit, as a French horn quartet played in the background.

Symphony management declared an impasse Sept. 1 and began implementing a 33 percent base pay cut for orchestra veterans, from $104,650 to $70,200 in the first year.

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