In Michigan
9:20 am
Mon March 1, 2010

MSU teams up with INgage to study and develop social media systems

East Lansing, MI – Michigan State University is teaming up with a communications and marketing firm to study how social media can be used to better serve the public. INgage Networks is setting up a research and development office at MSU. INgage president Kim Patrick Kobza says the partnership would help develop more efficient communications models.

Michigan State University is already using social media to help streamline communication in its popular extension services, which have seen significant cuts in funding.

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Sports
9:19 am
Mon March 1, 2010

MSU women beat Minnesota

EAST LANSING, MI – Michigan State women's basketball concluded the 2009-10 regular season on a high note, beating Minnesota, 70-50, Sunday at the Breslin Center. The Spartans (21-8, 12-6), who finished second in the Big Ten and have won 10 of their last 11 games, honored their four seniors in a post-game ceremony.

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Sports
6:01 am
Mon March 1, 2010

Crosby's goal wins it, Canada beats US 3-2

VANCOUVER, BC – Goalie Ryan Miller of East Lansing and the rest of Team USA aren't leaving Vancouver with the gold medal they'd hoped for in men's hockey.

They tied Canada with about 24 seconds left in regulation, but Sidney Crosby wristed a shot past Miller 7:40 into overtime, and Canada survived a tense game to beat the Americans 3-2 yesterday. It capped Canada's record gold rush in the Vancouver Games and set off a national celebration.

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Sports
5:58 am
Mon March 1, 2010

No. 14 Michigan State beats No. 3 Purdue

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN – Raymar Morgan had 16 points and 11 rebounds to help No. 14 Michigan State beat No. 3 Purdue 53-44 on Sunday and snap the Boilermakers' 10-game win streak.

Draymond Green added 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Spartans (22-7, 12-4 Big Ten), who avenged a 76-64 loss to the Boilermakers on Feb. 9 in East Lansing, Mich.

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In Michigan
5:54 am
Mon March 1, 2010

Panel to discuss Detroit schools' academic manager

DETROIT, MI – A state House subcommittee has called for public testimony as it looks into possible control of the Detroit Public Schools academics by an emergency financial manager.

The bipartisan panel meets Monday in the Detroit City Hall auditorium.

Parents, students, teachers and officials in the financially challenged district are expected to speak. The School District Academic Emergencies subcommittee is chaired by Detroit Democrat David Nathan.

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In Michigan
4:43 pm
Fri February 26, 2010

Gambling expansion proposals target Mich. ballot

LANSING, MI –

Two proposals that would expand gambling in Michigan have had preliminary reviews by a state elections board.

The Board of State Canvassers approved the form of petitions for the groups at a Friday meeting. Sponsors of each of the efforts still would have to gather more than 300,000 voter signatures in order to qualify for the November ballot.

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In Michigan
3:29 pm
Fri February 26, 2010

MI Senate expected to vote on moose hunting

LANSING, MI –

The state Senate is expected to vote soon on whether to create a moose-hunting season in Michigan. There are an estimated 500-600 moose living in the state, and the population is growing at 10% a year.

State Senator Jason Allen says it's time to allow for moose to be hunted, even if in very limited numbers.

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In Michigan
2:50 pm
Fri February 26, 2010

Granholm says she would veto stem cell rules

LANSING, MI –

Governor Granholm says she will not approve any efforts to write new restrictions into the amendment that allows embryonic stem cell research at publicly funded research clinics.

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In Michigan
11:18 am
Fri February 26, 2010

Schwarz to decide on bid for governor soon

EAST LANSING, MI –

Former Republican U.S. Representative Joe Schwarz will decide in the coming days if he'll join the Michigan governor's race as an independent.

The Battle Creek physician and former state senator ran for governor once before, when he unsuccessfully challenged Lieutenant Governor Dick Posthumus in the 2002 GOP primary.

Schwarz said Friday during the taping of WKAR-TV's "Off the Record" program that he no longer considers himself a Republican because the party has swung too far right on social issues.

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WKAR Features
8:36 am
Fri February 26, 2010

Ex-governors make joint appearance

LIVONIA, MI – Former Governors James Blanchard and John Engler were once political adversaries. But agreed far more than they disagreed in an unusual joint appearance Thursday to help raise money to train future political leaders.

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This was the first time the ex-governors shared a stage since they debated each other during the 1990 election. The event was a fundraiser for the Michigan Political Leadership Program, which helps train aspiring public servants.

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