Sports
6:04 am
Sun December 6, 2009

Coach Dantonio speaks on suspensions

East Lansing, MI – Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio speaks on the on campus incident involving several members of the football team.

As the team awaits to hear where they will be headed for a bowl game later this afternoon, Head coach Mark Dantonio made a statement on Saturday involving the on campus incedent which led to two players being kicked of thee team ad 8 more being suspended indefinitely which includes the bowl game.

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Sports
6:02 am
Sun December 6, 2009

Michigan State faces Texas Tech in Alamo Bowl

East Lansing, MI – A short-handed Michigan State team will head to the Alamo Bowl to play Texas Tech.

The bowl selection announced Sunday gives the Spartans (6-6) something to focus on other than off-the-field turmoil that has dominated the program since eight players were suspended and two were dismissed from the team for being present at a Nov. 22 fight with fraternity members in a campus residence hall.

Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio says those players will not make the trip for the Jan. 2 bowl in San Antonio.

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Sports
4:47 pm
Sat December 5, 2009

Dantonio suspends 8 players from Bowl game

East Lansing, MI – EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio says the players suspended for being present at a campus fight will not make the Spartans' upcoming bowl trip.

Dantonio has kicked two players off the team and suspended eight others.

Police continue to investigate the Nov. 22 fight at a campus dorm involving players and fraternity members. No charges have been filed.

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Sports
9:56 pm
Fri December 4, 2009

Spartans pull away late to earn a 72-60 victory over Wofford

East Lansing, MI – EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Raymar Morgan scored a season-high 19 points and Kalin Lucas had 13 to help No. 9 Michigan State to a 72-60 victory over Wofford on Friday night.

Despite the victory giving Michigan State 44 consecutive non conference wins at home, Coach Tom Izzo feels his team has alot of growing if they want to to matter come March.

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In Michigan
6:13 pm
Fri December 4, 2009

City of Lansing Sued over Houghton's 2007 appointment to parks board

LANSING, MI – The City of Lansing is being sued to keep recently-elected councilmember Tina Houghton from taking office in January. It was discovered that Houghton owed the city $3,300 in delinquent taxes shortly after she was elected to represent the city's second ward last month.

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In Michigan
5:14 pm
Fri December 4, 2009

Decision on closing Ill. lock to come soon

LOCKPORT, ILL –
An Obama administration adviser says a decision could come within days on whether to temporarily close a shipping lock in a bid to stop the Asian carp from reaching Lake
Michigan.

Cameron Davis is the Great Lakes adviser to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He tells The Associated Press that discussions are under way about closing the O'Brien Lock while crews poison part of the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal.

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In Michigan
4:54 pm
Fri December 4, 2009

Student restraint bill introduced

LANSING, MI –
Michigan teachers could soon be charged with a crime if they use excessive restraint against misbehaving students.

There are guidelines for teachers to follow on how far a teacher can go to restrain an out-of-control student. A new bill in the state House would make those guidelines into law.

State Representative Deb Kennedy sponsored the bill. She says the law is necessary to insure the safety of students.

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In Michigan
4:41 pm
Fri December 4, 2009

Breast feeding in public may be civil right

LANSING, MI –
Mothers in Michigan who want to breast feed their children in public could soon be protected by the Civil Rights Act. Michigan Public Radio's Laura Weber has this report.

Mothers and physicians told a state House panel that preventing women from breast feeding their children in public is gender discrimination and a health concern. They say it's important for infants to be fed when they're hungry.

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In Michigan
4:13 pm
Fri December 4, 2009

Developers considering wind farm near Ludington

LUDINGTON, MI –
Developers are considering a 100-square-mile area of Lake Michigan near Ludington as the site for a wind energy farm with up to 200 turbines.

The Ludington Daily News reports the turbines would be placed 3.7 miles from shore and could reach 300 feet high.

Developers with Havgul Clean Energy and Sandia Wind described the project this week to officials from Mason and Oceana counties.

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Sports
5:55 am
Fri December 4, 2009

DeHaan leads No. 22 MSU past No. 4 N. Carolina

EAST LANSING, MI – Allyssa DeHaan scored all of her 14 points in the second half to help No. 22 Michigan State hold off No. 4 North Carolina 72-66 in an ACC/Big Ten challenge game on Thursday night.

Lauren Aitch had 15 points for the Spartans (5-2), and Aisha Jefferson had 13.

Italee Lucas scored 29 points for North Carolina (5-1).

Michigan State lead by 11 points in the second half before North Carolina rallied to take a 64-63 lead on Trinity Bursey's 3-pointer with about 2:30 left.

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