Governor Granholm is asking the Legislature to act within two weeks on incentives to encourage 47,000 veteran teachers and other state workers to retire. She says that would give school districts time to make a retirement offer and hire replacements for the coming school year.
LAKELAND, FL – Miguel Cabrera hit his first homer of spring training and Scott Sizemore and Brennan Boesch also went deep for the Detroit Tigers as they knocked off the Toronto Blue Jays 10-7, with the wind blowing out on Monday.
DETROIT – Klarissa Bell says she isn't surprised that this year's Miss Basketball winner for Michigan came from Michigan State's loaded recruiting class.
The East Lansing senior just didn't think it would be her, despite averaging 21 points, nine rebounds, four assists and four steals this season. East Lansing plays Rockford in Tuesday's Class A quarterfinals.
Bell is a shooting guard who finished with 1,267 points in voting done by the Basketball Coaches of Michigan, putting her well ahead of a three-way battle for second.
EAST LANSING, MI – Michigan State will meet Mid-American Conference champion Bowling Green in the first round of the Kansas City region in the NCAA women's basketball tournament.
The fifth-seeded Spartans (22-9) are making their second straight tournament appearance and seventh in the past eight seasons. They finished No. 24 in the final Associated Press poll after losing to Iowa in the Big Ten tournament semifinals.
BOSTON – Paul Pierce, Ray Allen and Michael Finley scored 15 points apiece, and Kevin Garnett had 14 points and eight rebounds on Monday night to help the Boston Celtics coast to a 119-93 victory over the Detroit Pistons.
Boston rested its starters in the fourth quarter while beating up on a non-contender for the second straight home game. But in between was a 104-93 loss at Cleveland that could be a more important measurement of where the Celtics stand in the playoff hunt.
LANSING, MI – The City of Lansing is considering a deal that would keep the Sycamore Driving Range open and also help a youth development golf program. First Tee of Mid-Michigan offers golf instruction and guidance for youth throughout the region.
The Wolverine State has lost its only known wild wolverine.
The body of the 28-pound female was found Saturday along a trail in Michigan's Thumb. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment is investigating the cause of death.
The fierce hunters found mainly in northern woods and tundra gave their nickname to the state and to the University of Michigan's sports teams. There were no known sightings in the wild from the early 1800s until 2004.