Governor Granholm wants Michigan's big city mayors to have the authority to name the superintendants of their local school districts. She wants to start with Detroit Mayor Dave Bing. Detroits' school are currently being run by an emergency financial manager. The governor says it would be a mistake to return control of the district to the Detroit school board next year.
The exchanges grew tense and cranky at times as the five Republicans and two Democrats running for governor appeared on the same stage for the first and probably only time Thursday. They debated before a crowd at a business conference on Mackinac Island.
DETROIT – Magglio Ordonez and Miguel Cabrera hit consecutive homers in a five-run seventh inning to lift the Detroit Tigers to a 12-6 win over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday, a day after a blown call cost Armando Galarraga a perfect game.
The Tigers were still sad first base umpire Jim Joyce made a mistake to negate the first perfecto in franchise history and probably weren't pleased that Major League Baseball let the call stand. But they moved on.