MILWAUKEE – Tayshaun Prince scored a season-high 18 points and Rodney Stuckey added 18 to help the Detroit Pistons beat the Milwaukee Bucks 93-81 on Tuesday night.
Leading 64-62 going into the fourth, the Bucks tied it twice before Jason Maxiell's short jumper ignited a 16-6 run that turned the game decisively in the Pistons' favor. Ben Gordon's jumper capped the run and gave Detroit an 87-75 lead with 2:50 to go and they never looked back.
Ben Gordon scored 18 for the Pistons (18-32), who had lost six of the last eight games.
ST. LOUIS – Paul Kariya scored twice for his first goals at home in more than 15 months, and the St. Louis Blues recovered after blowing a two-goal cushion, beating the Detroit Red Wings 4-3 in a shootout on Tuesday night.
T.J. Oshie and Brad Boyes scored in the shootout for St. Louis. Goalie Chris Mason clinched it with a left pad save on Henrik Zetterberg in the third round.
Gov. Jennifer Granholm says she will draw the line against further cuts to education funding and restore Michigan's main college scholarship program.
But the Democratic governor hasn't yet said exactly how she plans to pay for those proposals and Republicans say they will fight back if she proposes tax increases. That leaves some educators skeptical about efforts to protect funding as Michigan's new budget debates begins.
Data from a Lansing study suggest hospitals can lower readmission rates with better "coaching" when patients are discharged. A study of 40 patients at Lansing's Ingham Regional Medical center shows readmissions within 30-days fell by 10% when caregivers more thoroughly discussed medication, follow-up and potential problems. Donna Beebe is the lead manager of the study.
LANSING, MI – Bernero's final stop was in his home town where he told a crowd of supporters that the best thing he could do for the city of Lansing was to govern the state.
Bernero's stump speech included his trademark enthusiasm for job creation and protection of the middle class. Bernero used his immigrant father as an example of how the working class is neglected by the "wall street wizards" who are more concerned with numbers than with human lives.
Some Republicans in the state House say the Legislature must reduce the Michigan Business Tax as the first and most important step to attract businesses to the state. It was part of a plan unveiled by the House G.O.P Tuesday.