In Michigan
4:45 pm
Mon March 15, 2010

MI House panel approves HIV legislation

LANSING, MI –

Patients would no longer have to sign a consent form to take an HIV test under a bill on the state House floor. The measure was approved by the House Health Policy committee last week, but not without some debate.

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Supporters of the measure to eliminate the paperwork say it would make the process of HIV testing easier and less disconcerting for people.

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In Michigan
7:43 am
Mon March 15, 2010

Census forms coming this week

UNDATED – Homes across America will begin receiving the 2010 census form in the mail this week.
The census form is only ten questions long this year. Dichondra Johnson-Gieger with the Lansing census bureau office says it should take just a few minutes to fill out and return with the provided, postage-paid envelope.

The official count day is April 1st. Johnson-Gieger advises people not to wait, though.

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Sports
6:22 am
Mon March 15, 2010

Detroit sportscasters announce new lifetime award

DETROIT – The Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association has initiated a lifetime contribution award.

The Ernie Harwell Lifetime Contribution Award is named after the Hall of Fame Detroit Tigers announcer. Harwell is the first winner of the award.

It will annually honor an individual from the broadcast industry who has contributed outstanding time and effort to the betterment of sports broadcasting through a lifetime body of work.

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Sports
6:19 am
Mon March 15, 2010

Michigan St gets New Mexico St in NCAAs

EAST LANSING, MI – Michigan State has earned the No. 5 seed in the NCAA tournament's Midwest Region and a first-round matchup against 12th-seeded New Mexico State.

The game will be Friday in Spokane, Wash.

Last year's NCAA runner-up stretched its string of NCAA tournament bids to 13, all under coach Tom Izzo. That is the third-longest streak in the nation behind Kansas and Duke. The Spartans (24-8) earned an at-large berth this season after sharing
the Big Ten regular-season title with Ohio State and Purdue.

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Sports
6:18 am
Mon March 15, 2010

Porcello pitches 4 scoreless, Tigers beat Rays 9-6

LAKELAND, FL – Rick Porcello pitched four scoreless innings and rookie Austin Jackson tripled twice as Detroit beat Tampa Bay 9-6 on Sunday.

Porcello is a 21-year-old right-hander who won 14 games in 2009 as a rookie. He has yet to allow a run in nine exhibition innings.

On Sunday, he faced 15 batters, giving up two hits while striking out one and walking two in an efficient effort.

Jackson started in center and was 3-for-4 with three runs.

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In Michigan
6:13 am
Mon March 15, 2010

Financial manager to present new academic plan

DETROIT – Emergency financial manager Robert Bobb will discuss the state of the Detroit Public Schools and release a new academic plan to the community.

Targets to decrease the district's dropout rate and improve Michigan Educational Assessment Program test scores will be discussed during Monday night's program at Renaissance High School.

Bobb says in a release that the plan "significantly raises the bar for academic rigor at all levels."

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In Michigan
7:07 pm
Fri March 12, 2010

AFL-CIO endorses Bernero in MI race

LANSING, MI – The Michigan AFL-CIO has endorsed Democratic gubernatorial candidate Virg Bernero, igniting a battle for union endorsements in the race.

The state AFL-CIO represents over 600,000 active and retired members in 59 unions throughout Michigan, including the United Auto Workers, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, the American Federation of Teachers and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.

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In Michigan
3:35 pm
Fri March 12, 2010

Cherry urges people to fill out, turn in census forms

LANSING, MI – Lieutenant Governor John Cherry says it's critical that everyone in Michigan fill out and return the US Census forms. The forms should arrive in mailboxes next week.

The census results will determine whether Michigan loses a seat in Congress. And it will also determine how much money Michigan gets from the federal government for roads, schools, welfare, and job training. Cherry says the state could lose $10,000 in state funds for every person who isn't counted.

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In Michigan
3:25 pm
Fri March 12, 2010

Mich. reading scores improve, other results mixed

LANSING, MI – Michigan's public elementary and middle school students have improved their reading scores on standardized tests.

The scores released Friday are from Michigan Educational Assessment Program tests given to third- through ninth-graders in the fall of 2009.

Statewide reading scores improved at every grade level. The state said 90% of 3rd graders met or exceeded proficiency standards while 82% of 7th graders met standards.

Results in other academic subjects were mixed or down slightly.

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Sports
7:02 am
Fri March 12, 2010

MSU hockey team plays Michigan

UNDATED – MSU's hockey team will host Michigan tonight to begin a best-of-three CCHA Quarterfinal series this weekend.

Game time is 7:05 at Munn Arena, with games Saturday night and Sunday if necessary. MSU finished the regular season in second place in the conference standings.

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