WKAR Features
2:37 pm
Thu January 14, 2010

Cadillac line important to GM's emergence from bankruptcy

DETROIT, MI –

As General Motors continues to emerge from bankruptcy, the success of the Cadillac nameplate, led by models built in Lansing, is crucial.

GM's luxury line may not lead the automaker in sales volume compared to Chevrolet or Buick, but it's important to GM's image.

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Sports
5:38 am
Thu January 14, 2010

Suspended Mich. St. players allowed to rejoin team

EAST LANSING, MI – Several of the Michigan State football players suspended from the Alamo Bowl because they were involved in an on-campus fight have been allowed to rejoin the team
for some offseason activities.

Spartans coach Mark Dantonio said Wednesday that he will allow the legal process for those players to take its course. That could affect players' future status.

Seven players, in addition to two permanently kicked off the team, face misdemeanor assault charges related to a Nov. 22 fight with members of a campus fraternity.

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Sports
5:37 am
Thu January 14, 2010

No. 7 Michigan State holds off Minnesota 60-53

EAST LANSING, MI – Durrell Summers scored all but one of his 13 points in the first half and Kalin Lucas had 11 of his 14 in the second, helping No. 7 Michigan State hold off Minnesota for a 60-53 win on Wednesday night.

The Spartans (14-3, 4-0 Big Ten) moved into a first-place tie with Illinois in the conference and will host the Fighting Illini on Saturday.

Lawrence Westbrook had 15 points and Damian Johnson scored 14 for the Golden Gophers (12-5, 3-2).

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In Michigan
6:17 pm
Wed January 13, 2010

MI group: Slash business taxes, expand sales tax

LANSING, MI –
A group of Michigan business executives is trying to build momentum for changes it says would help the state budget and improve the state's economic climate.

Business Leaders for Michigan says Wednesday it wants to slice the state's main business tax in half and replace the lost money with a sales tax on some services.

The sales tax would be broadened but its rate would be lowered from the current 6 percent to 5.5%.

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In Michigan
5:11 pm
Wed January 13, 2010

Michigan group seeks to get medical aid to Haiti

GRAND RAPIDS, MI –
The founder of a Michigan-based group that runs a school and clinic in Haiti is working to fly an emergency medical team to the island.

Thousands are feared dead after Tuesday afternoon's magnitude-7.0 quake.

The Grand Rapids-based Haiti Foundation Against Poverty runs a 140-student school and women's clinic in the Le Bours district of Port-au-Prince. It's unknown if any students or teachers were hurt or how much damage the buildings sustained.

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WKAR Features
2:34 pm
Wed January 13, 2010

Michigan legislature begins 2010 session

LANSING, MI –
The Michigan Legislature is back in session. The state constitution requires the Senate and the House to begin its work for the year at noon on the second Wednesday in January. Much of the focus this year will be on government reform. But, as Michigan Public Radio's Rick Pluta tells us, "reform" is a word that means different things to different people.

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Sports
2:23 pm
Wed January 13, 2010

Spartan LB Jones will return for senior season

East Lansing, MI – The Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year decided he's not ready to leave just yet.

Michigan State linebacker Greg Jones will return for his senior season. Jones, who shared defensive player of the year honors with Penn State's Jared Odrick this year, made the announcement Wednesday in East Lansing.

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In Michigan
9:56 am
Wed January 13, 2010

MI Senate Approps discusses federal stimulus

LANSING, MI –
The state Senate Appropriations Committee met Wednesday to discuss what's left of federal stimulus money.

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In Michigan
9:52 am
Wed January 13, 2010

THURSDAY: WKAR's Scott Pohl speaks with David Caldwell of Cadillac at Auto Show

East Lansing, MI – COMING UP: WKAR's Scott Pohl visited the press preview at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this week. Thursday on "Morning Edition," hear his interview with David Caldwell of Cadillac about the luxury line's role in helping GM emerge from bankruptcy.

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Sports
6:14 am
Wed January 13, 2010

Schremp scores 2, Isles blank Red Wings

UNIONDALE, NY – Rob Schremp posted his first two-goal game in the NHL, and Dwayne Roloson earned perhaps the easiest shutout of his career in the New York Islanders' 6-0 victory over
the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night.

Not even hot goalie Jimmy Howard, who earned three wins out West before the Red Wings reached Long Island to conclude a five-game trip, could bail out the defending Western Conference champions. Detroit is below the playoff cutoff and is in danger of missing the postseason for the first time since 1990.

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