WKAR Features
10:06 am
Fri June 4, 2010

Gubernatorial candidates debate on Mackinac Island

MACKINAC ISLAND, MI –

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.

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Sports
6:03 am
Fri June 4, 2010

Lugnuts lose to Kernels

UNDATED – The Lansing Lugnuts lost to the Cedar Rapids Kernels, 11 to 5 yesterday.

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Sports
6:01 am
Fri June 4, 2010

Tigers beat up Indians 12-6 day after blown call

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.

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In Michigan
5:46 am
Fri June 4, 2010

Granholm: Michigan must continue to diversify

MACKINAC ISLAND, MI –

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1:00 am
Fri June 4, 2010

Leadership Giving - Endowments

Endowed funds are a conservative and intelligent way to guarantee the future of public broadcasting -- radio and television -- and enhance the quality of programming, education and outreach undertaken by the stations.

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In Michigan
6:19 pm
Thu June 3, 2010

Selig will not reverse umpire's blown call

New York, NY – NEW YORK (AP) - Bud Selig won't reverse an umpire's admitted blown call that cost Armando Galarraga a perfect game.

Selig says Major League Baseball will look at expanded replay and umpiring, but not the botched call Wednesday night.

Umpire Jim Joyce says he made a mistake on what would've been the final out in Detroit, where the Tigers beat Cleveland 3-0. The umpire personally apologized to Galarraga.

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In Michigan
6:10 pm
Thu June 3, 2010

Immigration ruling up for public comment

LANSING, MI –

The Michigan Supreme Court says it's not ready to adopt a new rule that would require judges to warn criminal defendants their guilty pleas could affect their immigration status.

The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled in favor of a man who was born in Honduras but is a legal U.S. resident. Jose Padilla was a truck driver charged with transporting marijuana, but he said his lawyer never told him he could be deported for a guilty plea.

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In Michigan
5:43 pm
Thu June 3, 2010

Corps rejects closing locks to block Asian carp

TRAVERSE CITY, MI –

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it has no immediate plans to close shipping locks near Chicago to prevent Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes.

The Corps on Thursday outlined short-term measure it will take to help keep the unwanted fish out of Lake Michigan.

Environmentalists and Great Lakes fishing groups have pushed to close two locks on Chicago waterways that are infested with bighead and silver carp. They fear the carp would ruin the lakes' $7 billion fishing industry.

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In Michigan
5:12 pm
Thu June 3, 2010

Bishop: Bridge vote waiting on MDOT data

MACKINAC ISLAND, MI –

Business leaders are urging the state Senate to act soon on a proposal to allow a public-private partnership to build a new international bridge connecting Detroit to Windsor, Ontario.

But, as Michigan Public Radio's Rick Pluta reports, the plan is stalled in a fight for information between Senate Republicans and the Michigan Department of Transportation.

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In Michigan
4:44 pm
Thu June 3, 2010

Granholm might participate in con/con

MACKINAC ISLAND, MI –

Governor Granholm is telling people at a business and politics conference on Mackinac Island that she thinks it would be a good idea to re-write the state constitution.

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