In Michigan
3:54 pm
Wed August 4, 2010

Snyder seeks to unite GOP going into the general election

LANSING, MI –

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In Michigan
2:33 pm
Wed August 4, 2010

Schauer alleges Enbridge violated federal regs

BATTLE CREEK, MI –

Democratic Congressman Mark Schauer says the company at the center of the massive oil spill in Calhoun County violated federal regulations mandating how such incidents are reported. Earlier this week, the House subcommittee that oversees the nation's pipeline systems announced it's investigating the incident that caused about a million gallons of oil to contaminate the Kalamazoo River. As a member of that subcommittee, Schauer says he'll hold the company accountable for their actions.

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In Michigan
10:45 am
Wed August 4, 2010

Schauer kicks off November re-election bid

Delta Township, MI –

With the primary election behind him, Democratic Congressman Mark Schauer is kicking off his re-election campaign for the November general election. He'll face the man who formerly held his seat, Republican Tim Walberg.

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In Michigan
8:53 am
Wed August 4, 2010

Walberg over Rooney, Carlson in 7th congressional race

UNDATED –

There will be a November re-match between former Congressman Tim Walberg and Democratic incumbent Mark Schauer. Walberg defeated Brian Rooney and Marvin Carlson in the Seventh Congressional District Republican primary.

Walberg says Schauer will not have President Barack Obama's coat-tails to ride on this November.

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In Michigan
8:52 am
Wed August 4, 2010

Election roundup: local millages

UNDATED –

Lansing area voters approved a millage renewal to continue basic operations for the Capital Area District Library System.

The 1.56 mill measure passed with about 70% support.

Two millages for the Capital Area Transportation Authority were approved by significant margins. One of the measures will fund expanded transportation services for the elderly and disabled.

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In Michigan
7:56 am
Wed August 4, 2010

Election roundup: other area races

UNDATED – In Ingham County commissioner contests, Republicans Donald Vickers, Jennifer Smith and Vince Dragonetti were victorious along with Democrat Andy Schor.

In area House district races, in the 67th, Jeff Osterle has won the Republican nomination, defeating Jeff Hall and Tricia Opper. Osterle will face incumbent Barb Byrum in November.

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Sports
7:17 am
Wed August 4, 2010

Lugnuts lose to TinCaps

LANSING, MI – The Fort Wayne TinCaps had an 8-5 victory over the Lansing Lugnuts yesterday on Jackson Field.

The TinCaps and Lugnuts play the second game of their four-game series tonight at 7:05.

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Sports
6:54 am
Wed August 4, 2010

Michigan State says Allen won't return next season

EAST LANSING, MI – Michigan State says guard Chris Allen won't return to the basketball team for the 2010-11 season.

Coach Tom Izzo says Allen will miss what would have been his senior season. Allen started 27 games and averaged 8 points a game last season for the Spartans, who made it the NCAA tournament's Final Four.

Izzo said in a statement Tuesday it's been no secret that Allen was in a tenuous position with the program since last spring. Izzo says Allen made progress but failed to meet all his obligations to the program.

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Sports
6:52 am
Wed August 4, 2010

Lions reach deal with No. 2 pick Suh

DETROIT – The Detroit Lions' wait to get defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh signed and on the field is almost over.

A person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press that Suh and the Lions agreed to terms on a five-year contract worth $40 million guaranteed and as much as $68 million. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the talks
were confidential and said both sides were working on the language of the deal Tuesday night.

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Sports
6:51 am
Wed August 4, 2010

Tigers earn split with 7-1 win over White Sox

DETROIT – Jeremy Bonderman allowed one run in 6 2-3 innings, Brennan Boesch and Johnny Damon each drove in two runs, and the Detroit Tigers earned a split of a day-night doubleheader with a 7-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night.

Damon was 3 for 5.

Chicago won the first game 12-2 as Juan Pierre homered for the first time in almost two years.


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