In Michigan
5:32 am
Mon January 11, 2010

Lutz: GM should be 'solidly profitable' down road

DETROIT – A top executive for General Motors Co. says the automaker should be "solidly profitable" when demand for new cars and trucks rebounds to normal levels.

GM Vice Chairman Bob Lutz told the Society of Automotive Analysts on Sunday that the company has made strides only months after it restructured through more than $50 billion in federal aid and a government-led bankruptcy.

His prediction follows statements last week by chairman and interim CEO Ed Whitacre Jr. Whitacre said GM could be profitable this year.

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In Michigan
5:26 am
Mon January 11, 2010

Most MI schools participate in Race to the Top bid

LANSING, MI – A solid majority of Michigan school districts say they will support the state's bid to win more federal money for schools.

The Michigan Department of Education said Sunday that a preliminary count indicates it has received memos for Race to the Top funds from 703 local school districts and charter schools. Most were sent in without an endorsement from a union official.

Some of the districts may have been double-counted because memos could have been sent to both the state and intermediate school districts.

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Sports
6:38 pm
Sat January 9, 2010

Buckeyes get by Spartans 65-62

East Lansing, MI – Ohio State has a very potent inside-outside combination with center Jantel Lavender and point guard Samantha Prahalis.

It's a one-two punch that keeps the No. 6 Buckeyes as the team to beat in the Big Ten after Saturday's 65-62 victory at Michigan State (No. 21 ESPN/USA Today, No. 19 AP).

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In Michigan
6:15 pm
Fri January 8, 2010

Michigan solar, wind firms get federal tax credits

LANSING, MI –
Michigan companies that make solar panels, wind turbines and other alternative energy products are getting more than $200 million in tax credits through the federal stimulus package.

President Barack Obama announced the awarding of $2.3 billion in clean energy manufacturing tax credits to companies nationwide on Friday.

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In Michigan
6:11 pm
Fri January 8, 2010

Michigan State medical group in Dominican Republic

EAST LANSING, MI –
Fun in the Caribbean sun is only an afterthought for 32 Michigan State University medical students and faculty visiting the Dominican Republic.

Since arriving earlier this week in the capital city of Santo Domingo, the group has had a close-up look at medical conditions in a Third World country. They've visited a leper colony and the pediatric wards of a government-run hospital where patients must provide their own bedding. Still ahead are visits to a refugee camp and a trash dump that is home to some Dominicans.

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In Michigan
5:14 pm
Fri January 8, 2010

Some Michigan schools won't join Race to the Top

LANSING, MI –
Some Michigan school districts are choosing to not participate in the state's plan to try and win up to $400 million in federal cash for schools.

Several Oakland County school districts are among those saying Friday they won't sign documents endorsing Michigan's Race to the Top plan.

That means those districts wouldn't get money from the Obama administration competition even if Michigan is chosen as one of the program's state-level winners.

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Top Stories
4:47 pm
Fri January 8, 2010

Some MI House Democrats want Dillon to step down as Speaker

LANSING, MI –
Some state House Democrats want House Speaker Andy Dillon to step down from his position if he plans to run for Governor.

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In Focus Today
8:47 am
Fri January 8, 2010

Effort to restore promise scholarship continues

LANSING (MI) –

For the past three years, Michigan's high school seniors graduated knowing that they would get at least $4,000 from the state to help them pay for college or job training. But late last year the state eliminated the Michigan Promise scholarship.

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Sports
6:18 am
Fri January 8, 2010

Howard stops 51 shots, Red Wings edge Kings 2-1

LOS ANGELES – Rookie Jimmy Howard made 27 of his career-high 51 saves in the second period, Darren Helm scored with 18 seconds left in the third period, and Dan Cleary scored in the
final second of the first to lead the Detroit Red Wings to a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night.

Howard stopped the first 51 shots he faced before Ryan Smyth tied it on the Kings' final drive with 4:22 left. Smyth's power-play tally extended his goal streak to four games.


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In Michigan
11:09 pm
Thu January 7, 2010

Governor Granholm won't endorse in primary

LANSING, MI –
Governor Granholm says she knows the Obama Administration is already watching Michigan's gubernatorial race with interest.

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Granholm says, even though the White House may be interested in the candidates for governor, the President did not have a hand in pulling Lieutenant Governor John Cherry from the race. She says it would be hard for any elected official to win another title after eight years in office.

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