AUBURN HILLS, MI – Will Bynum scored 15 points and the new-look Detroit Pistons got off to a successful start with a 87-83 victory over the Miami Heat on Monday night in the pre-season opener for both teams.
DETROIT, MI – The newsstand price of The Detroit News and the Detroit Free Press has doubled to $1, the first increase since 2003.
The change covers papers sold Monday through Saturday at coin boxes or at retailers. The $1.50 price of the Sunday edition of the Free Press won't change in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties, although some dealers must stop selling it for $1.
The News doesn't publish a print edition on Sunday. Home delivery prices aren't changing.
LANSING, MI – Governor Granholm is getting ready to veto some parts of budgets passed by the Legislature. State lawmakers are discussing new revenue options. The Democratic-controlled House could start voting on new taxes and fees to help balance the budget as early as Tuesday.
LANSING, MI – Governor Granholm says the Legislature still has a lot of work to do as she readies her pen to veto parts of budgets sent to her last week.
Governor Granholm says she will meticulously review budgets before making her decisions on what to sign and what to veto. But she says there's a lot that she finds unacceptable. This is from her radio address that aired over the weekend.
CHICAGO – Jay Cutler threw two touchdown passes and ran for another, and the Chicago Bears pulled away in the second half to beat the Detroit Lions 48-24 on Sunday after they snapped their 19-game losing streak last week.
Matt Forte ran for 121 yards, rookie Johnny Knox returned a kickoff 102 yards and the Bears headed into their bye with their third straight win.