CLEVELAND – A person familiar with the situation says LeBron James has not spoken to Michigan State's Tom Izzo about Cleveland's coaching vacancy, and the two-time MVP has no plans get involved in the Cavaliers' search.
The source says James has stayed clear of the Cavs' pursuit of Izzo and will remain on the outside. The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because the team and the school are not commenting on Izzo's status.
James recently said in an interview that he will not lobby for any coach.
DETROIT – A federal judge in Detroit is holding a status conference in a 3-month-old lawsuit that challenges the government's new health care law.
The Thomas More Law Center of Ann Arbor filed a lawsuit on behalf of itself and four people from southeastern Michigan who don't have private health insurance and object to being told to purchase coverage.
U.S. District Judge George Caram Steeh has scheduled a status conference for Tuesday.
In the 1990s, the city of Lansing renamed a portion of Grand Avenue downtown in honor of Cesar Chavez. Opponents got a measure to change it back on the ballot though, and voters decided to remove the Chavez name.
Now, another effort is underway to rename a major street after the late labor leader.
The street in question is Grand River Avenue, in the heart of Old Town.
Lansing, MI – Six school districts that used to be among the highest spending in the state are now receiving less than what is supposed to be the minimum in state funding. That's because Governor Granholm cut the extra funding for more than 30 school districts last year.
There are a couple legislative proposals to help the districts that were hit the hardest in budget negotiations last year.
East Lansing, MI – A rare plant in Michigan State University's botanical collection is flowering. The Arum Titan has one of the largest flowers in the world. It's also called the corpse flower. Mike Grillo is a PhD student at MSU. He says it's pollinated by carrion-eating flies and beetles.
"It's got this darkish-red, burgundy color which resembles a rotting mammal. It also gives off a repugnant, rotting smell."