In Michigan
4:44 pm
Tue March 16, 2010

Granholm asks Legislature to act on retirement incentives

LANSING, MI –

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.

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In Michigan
4:43 pm
Tue March 16, 2010

MSU breaks ground on new art museum

An artist's rendering of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at night.
Michigan State University

EAST LANSING, MI –

Hundreds of people gathered at Michigan State University today to break ground on the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum.

WKAR's Scott Pohl reports.

AUDIO: As music played and a giant crane raised the Sparty mascot above their heads, dignitaries turned the first spadefuls of dirt to begin construction on the Broad Art Museum.

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In Michigan
11:40 am
Tue March 16, 2010

MSU-Dubai executive director leaving

EAST LANSING, MI –

The executive director of Michigan State University's campus in Dubai is leaving that post.

Brendan Mullen's two-year contract to direct the Dubai campus from its inception expired in December. He will continue in the post through the end of the academic year.

Mullen plans to return to the East Lansing campus. As of July first, he'll join the department of sociology faculty.

In it's second year, the Dubai campus has 25 instructors and staff, and about 100 students.

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Sports
5:28 am
Tue March 16, 2010

Cabrera homers in Tigers' victory

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.

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Sports
5:27 am
Tue March 16, 2010

East Lansing G Klarissa Bell wins Miss Basketball

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.

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Sports
5:25 am
Tue March 16, 2010

Michigan State women seeded 5th in region

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.

Bowling Green, the No. 12 seed, is 27-6.

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Sports
5:23 am
Tue March 16, 2010

Celtics coast to 119-93 victory over Pistons

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.

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Sports
5:22 am
Tue March 16, 2010

Holmstrom's late goal lifts Red Wings past Flames

CALGARY, ALBERTA – Tomas Holmstrom scored his 20th goal of the season with 1:19 left in the third period to give the Detroit Red Wings a 2-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on Monday night.

The Red Wings (34-23-12) extended their lead to three points ahead of the Flames (34-26-9) for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference with 13 games remaining for each team.

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In Michigan
11:24 pm
Mon March 15, 2010

Lansing considering subsidies to keep golf range open

First Tee served about 300 kids at the Sycamore Creek driving range last year.
Rob South, WKAR

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.

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In Michigan
6:15 pm
Mon March 15, 2010

Michigan's only known wild wolverine found dead

MINDEN, MI –

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.

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