WKAR Features
2:28 pm
Fri January 22, 2010

Under the Radar: Raphael reviews <em>The Imperial Cruise</em> by James Bradley

EAST LANSING, MI – Our book reviewer Lev Raphael has been reading a book critical of one of America's iconic presidents. It's called The Imperial Cruise by James Bradley, and Lev says it basically blames Teddy Roosevelt for the Japanese part of World War Two.

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In Michigan
7:51 am
Fri January 22, 2010

Lansing City Council rejects latest N. Cap Ramp deal

LANSING, MI – The Lansing City Council has turned down a request by Mayor Virg Bernero to hold a public hearing on a proposal to sell the North Capitol Parking Ramp to Lansing Community College. This is the third time the mayor has brought council a plan to sell the ramp to the college.

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Sports
7:33 am
Fri January 22, 2010

MSU Women beat Purdue

EAST LANSING, MI – The Michigan State women's basketball team snapped a three-game losing skid last night, topping Purdue, 72-54 at the Breslin Center.

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Sports
7:30 am
Fri January 22, 2010

Miller's SO goal gives Red Wings win over Wild

ST. PAUL, MN – Drew Miller scored his first career shootout goal in the eighth round and the Detroit Red Wings survived Minnesota's third-period rally to beat the Wild 4-3 on
Thursday night.

Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard stopped six shots in the shootout and denied Eric Belanger in the eighth round to set up Miller's winner. Miller beat Niklas Backstrom, who entered the game after the first period in place of injured starter Josh Harding.

The Wild overcame a 3-1 deficit with third-period goals from Martin Havlat and Andrew Brunette.

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In Michigan
6:21 pm
Thu January 21, 2010

Ex-treasurer giving Mich. governor's race a look

LANSING, MI –

Former Michigan Treasurer Robert Bowman is busy these days running Major League Baseball's Internet and marketing operations in New York, but he's also setting up meetings in Michigan to explore a gubernatorial campaign.

With the Democratic field virtually wide open, Bowman - who still has a home in Harbor Springs - thinks this might be the time to run.

Okemos media consultant Robert Kolt has spoken to Bowman and says "there's no doubt he's serious about it."

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In Michigan
6:18 pm
Thu January 21, 2010

Couple increase pledge to MSU art museum by $2M

EAST LANSING, MI –

A couple who gave their money and names to Michigan State University's planned art museum are kicking in an extra $2 million toward its growing cost.

Michigan State says Los Angeles billionaire Eli Broad and his wife Edythe have raised their pledge to $28 million.

The school said Wednesday it has raised about $33 million for the museum but says the estimated cost has risen to $40 million to $45 million from the original $30 million.

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In Michigan
6:13 pm
Thu January 21, 2010

Should a financial manager have control of curriculum?

LANSING, MI –

Detroit Public Schools emergency financial manager Robert Bobb told lawmakers in Lansing Thursday that he wants control over the district's academics. There is no bill drafted that would give him that level of control. But House Democrats are discussing the measure, even though they already rejected a similar plan from the Senate.

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In Michigan
6:11 pm
Thu January 21, 2010

Supreme Court overturns Michigan campaign spending law

LANSING, MI –

The U.S. Supreme Court has reversed a Michigan statute that outlaws corporate and union spending on political campaigns. Direct business and labor donations to candidates remain illegal. But unions and businesses may freely spend on their own political advertising.

Democratic Representative Kathy Angerer chairs the state House Elections and Ethics Committee.

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Sports
5:47 pm
Thu January 21, 2010

Tigers Miguel Cabrera treated for alcoholism

Detroit, MI – Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera has spent three months in a treatment program for alcoholism following a much-publicized drinking binge during the final weekend of the regular season.

Cabrera said Thursday that he's turned his life around and hasn't had a drink since he was taken into custody by police after a domestic-abuse complaint was filed by his wife in the early morning of Oct. 3 -- hours before a crucial game against the Chicago White Sox.

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In Michigan
5:46 pm
Thu January 21, 2010

Texting bills stall in MI Senate

LANSING, MI –

A bill that would make it a crime to send text messages while driving seems to have been shelved in the state Senate.

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