Sports
9:05 am
Mon August 16, 2010

Tigers rally to beat White Sox 13-8

CHICAGO – Johnny Damon hit a go-ahead, two-run triple in the eighth inning, Jhonny Peralta homered twice and the Detroit Tigers rallied to beat the Chicago White Sox 13-8 on Sunday.

Miguel Cabrera and Ryan Raburn also connected for the Tigers, who won for only the third time in 16 road games. Detroit also snapped a string of 10 straight road series losses dating to a two-game sweep at Oakland in May.

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In Michigan
6:23 am
Mon August 16, 2010

MSU rail program draws attention

EAST LANSING, MI – Railroad companies from around North America are sending executives to Michigan State University's Railway Management Program this week.

Sixteen students are enrolled in the program, which is offered only three times every two years.

The mission is to learn not only how their industry can be better run, but also how rail impacts the rest of the business world.

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Sports
1:09 pm
Sun August 15, 2010

Detroit Lions fall in pre season opener 23-7 in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA – On a night when heavy rain pelted the Lions and Steelers for nearly a quarter and bolts of lightning led to a 73-minute delay that sent fans scurrying, Ben Roethlisberger found the best place to stay warm and dry.

The sideline.

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In Michigan
6:12 pm
Fri August 13, 2010

Report: Kalamazoo county residents contract equine encephalitis

KALAMAZOO, MI –

Health officials are warning people about contracting a form of encephalitis from mosquito bites. The Detroit News reports today that two Kalamazoo County residents have contracted Eastern equine encephalitis, a disease seen in horses but rarely seen in humans.

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In Michigan
6:07 pm
Fri August 13, 2010

Police: Israeli man also suspect in Israel attack

RAMLE, ISRAEL –

Israeli police say the suspect in stabbings in three states also was a suspect in a stabbing attack in Israel earlier this year, but charges were never pressed.

A senior police commander says Elias Abuelazam was believed to have stabbed a close acquaintance during an argument in a parked car in central Israel about six months ago. The commander says police dropped the case because the victim refused to cooperate with investigators.

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In Michigan
5:26 pm
Fri August 13, 2010

Enbridge: No cost estimate yet for Mich. oil spill

MARSHALL, MI –

The company owning a pipeline that spilled oil into a southern Michigan river has hired about 80 contractors to help deal with cleanup and other activities.

Enbridge Inc. has handled about 800 damage claims from residents in the Marshall and Battle Creek areas.

But Enbridge chief executive Patrick Daniel told The Associated Press on Friday the company isn't ready to estimate the total cleanup bill for the Kalamazoo River spill.

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In Michigan
5:12 pm
Fri August 13, 2010

AP Source: GM likely to file IPO papers next week

DETROIT –

A person familiar with the matter says General Motors Co. is likely to file paperwork next week that describes the plan to sell shares to the public.

The person says the company planned to file on Friday but delayed the move because it made two major announcements on Thursday. GM announced that CEO Edward Whitacre would step down as CEO Sept. 1 and be replaced by board member Daniel Akerson. It also reported a $1.3 billion second-quarter profit.

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In Michigan
4:42 pm
Fri August 13, 2010

Coal plant files suit with state

HOLLAND, MI –

Two coal plant companies plan to sue the state for delaying or denying permits to expand their operations. The Holland Board of Public Works says the Department of Natural Resources and Environment has taken too long to make a decision on a permit to expand.

Vince Hellwig is with the air quality division of the department. He says the permit process normally takes a couple years, and this permit faced even more hurdles.

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Top Stories
3:20 pm
Fri August 13, 2010

Two Lansing groups unveil plans for Cesar Chavez memorial in Old Town

Cesar E. Chavez (1927-1993) advocates for the rights of migrant farm workers across the U.S.
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Lansing, MI – Two Lansing community organizations are unveiling plans to honor legendary farm workers' advocate Cesar Chavez in the city's Old Town district.

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The Old Town Commercial Association and the group Lansing for Cesar Chavez want to create two memorials to the late activist. One is to name part of Grand River Avenue after Chavez. This co-designation would include two sets of street signs.

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In Michigan
6:28 pm
Thu August 12, 2010

MI vote canvas finds win margin of 15

LANSING, MI –


After a county-level canvassing in a tight Republican U.S. House primary race, Crystal Falls surgeon Dan Benishek has a 15-vote lead over state Sen. Jason Allen of Alanson. Both campaigns agreed today that the canvass shows Benishek as the leader, but Allen has not conceded and a re-count request is possible.

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