In Michigan
5:24 pm
Mon March 22, 2010

UM-Flint, MSU med school open preferred admissions

FLINT, MI –

The University of Michigan-Flint and Michigan State University have announced an early medical school acceptance program for certain undergraduates.

The program provides for assured admissions for junior undergraduates at the Flint campus into the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State.

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In Michigan
5:14 pm
Mon March 22, 2010

Compromise on texting-while-driving ban could be near

LANSING, MI – The Legislature could send a texting-while-driving ban to Governor Granholm's desk this week. Lawmakers have been negotiating the issue for weeks, and say they're close to a deal. A state Senate vote is expected Tuesday. And the House is expected to follow on Wednesday.

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In Michigan
10:27 am
Mon March 22, 2010

Supreme Court refuses again to block Asian carp at shipping locks

WASHINGTON, D.C. –

The Supreme Court has turned down a second request to immediately close shipping locks to prevent invasive Asian carp from infesting the Great Lakes.

The court today refused a renewed request by Michigan to issue a preliminary injunction that would order the locks closed. The justices turned down the original request in January.

Asian carp have been migrating up the Mississippi and Illinois rivers toward the Great Lakes, swarming waterways leading to Lake Michigan.

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In Michigan
8:10 am
Mon March 22, 2010

Supreme Court again refuses to close Chicago locks

LANSING, MI –

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused for a second time Michigan's request to shut down two Chicago-area shipping locks that connect the Mississippi River system to the Great Lakes. Michigan argued emergency action is needed to ensure the invasive Asian carp does not escape into Lake Michigan.

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In Michigan
6:37 am
Mon March 22, 2010

Vets' lodges want exemption from Mich. smoking ban

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Veterans clubs across Michigan are signing petitions that seek to exempt the lodges from the pending statewide smoking ban.

The petition drive so far has 1,500 signatures from members of posts of the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and other groups.

The Grand Rapids Press reports that organizers hope to present the petitions April 3 to lawmakers they've invited to the Royal Canadian Legion Post 84 in Royal Oak.

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In Michigan
6:33 am
Mon March 22, 2010

Inspectors in Michigan find destructive beetle

DETROIT – U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists in Detroit turned up a small yet destructive beetle in a sea container from Jordan.

The agency says the khapra beetle was found March 12 in a shipment of melon seeds. The khapra beetle damages grain and cereal products, seeds, cottonseed meal, nut meats, dried fruits and other products.

The shipment was quarantined. The U.S. Department of Agriculture will oversee any treatment options on the shipment.

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Sports
6:04 am
Mon March 22, 2010

Tigers game cancelled by rain

TAMPA, FL – Yankees manager Joe Girardi faced a pitching problem: too many pitchers and not enough innings.

Girardi and other team officials spent two hours after Sunday's game against the Detroit Tigers was canceled by rain organizing plans for eight different pitchers.

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Sports
6:03 am
Mon March 22, 2010

MSU women play Kentucky tonight

LOUISVILLE, KY – Kentucky coach Matthew Mitchell says he's not quite sure what freshman star A'dia Mathies will do for an encore.

Mathies poured in a career-high 32 points on Saturday as the fourth-seeded Wildcats knocked off 13th-seed Liberty in the opening round of the NCAA women's tournament. Kentucky plays fifth-seeded Michigan State on Monday.

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Sports
6:00 am
Mon March 22, 2010

Michigan State beats Maryland 85-83 at buzzer

SPOKANE, WA – Korie Lucious hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to cap a frantic finish and give injury-depleted Michigan State an 85-83 victory over Maryland on Sunday in the second round of the NCAA tournament.

After star guard Kalin Lucas went down with a leg injury, the Spartans blew a 15-point lead in the second half. Greivis Vasquez's basket put fourth-seeded Maryland ahead 83-82 with 6 seconds left, but Michigan State inbounded immediately and pushed up the floor.

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Sports
5:57 am
Mon March 22, 2010

Cavs complete rare sweep of Pistons

CLEVELAND – J.J. Hickson and Anthony Parker combined for 20 points in the decisive third quarter and Cleveland beat Detroit 104-79 on Sunday to give the Cavaliers their first season sweep of the Pistons in 30 years.

Cleveland held a double-digit lead most of the game, although the Pistons cut it to 55-47 on a basket by Jonas Jerebko with 10 minutes left in the third quarter. Hickson and Parker took charge, combining to score 16 of Cleveland's next 19 points while Detroit went more than five minutes without a field goal.

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