In Michigan
6:26 am
Fri November 27, 2009

Federal food assistance helps Michigan economy

Lansing, MI – A new report says federal stimulus funds that help low-income families buy food are also putting more money into Michigan's economy.

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Arts & Culture
6:15 am
Thu November 26, 2009

Detroit conductor Slatkin to stay out longer

DETROIT – Detroit Symphony Orchestra music director Leonard Slatkin will be taking some more time away from the podium.

The 65-year-old conductor has been sidelined since suffering a heart attack on Nov. 1.

He had been expected to lead the DSO in concerts from Dec. 10 to 13, but after consulting with his doctors has chosen to take additional time for rest.

Slatkin's next scheduled appearance with the orchestra is Jan. 14 through 17.

Conductor Andrew Litton will replace him for the December concerts.

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Sports
6:10 am
Thu November 26, 2009

LeBron scores 34 in Cavs' 98-88 win vs. Pistons

AUBURN HILLS, MI – LeBron James scored 12 of his 34 points in the first quarter, helping the Cleveland Cavaliers build a cushion it used to cruise to a 98-88 win over the Detroit Pistons
on Wednesday night.

James' strong start gave the Cavs a nine-point lead to start the second quarter. Reserve Daniel Gibson and Mo Williams combined to score 18 points in the second quarter to put them ahead by 18 at halftime.

When the Pistons pulled within 10 midway through the fourth quarter, James responded with a 3-pointer and a double-pump dunk.

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Sports
6:04 am
Thu November 26, 2009

Thrashers blank Red Wings

DETROIT – Ondrej Pavelec made 40 saves for his second shutout of the season and his career to lift the Atlanta Thrashers to a 2-0 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night.

Vyacheslav Kozlov had a goal and an assist, and Nik Antropov also scored to help Atlanta snap a three-game losing streak.

Jimmy Howard stopped 23 shots for Detroit. The Red Wings have lost four of their last five games.

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In Michigan
5:56 am
Thu November 26, 2009

Governor calls for volunteers

LANSING, MI – Governor Granholm says is asking people in Michigan to donate to food banks.

Governor Granholm used her Thanksgiving radio address to highlight a growing need for donations to Michigan's food banks. Michigan's high unemployment rate means the demand for donated food is greater than in previous years.

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In Michigan
6:30 pm
Wed November 25, 2009

Lansing City Market to open December 31

LANSING, MI –
Lansing officials say the new City Market will open for business on December 31.
That's a month later than originally planned. According to a report on the Lansing State Journal website, officials say the extension lessens disruptions for vendors during one of their busiest periods. They also say a post-Christmas lull will enable planners to fine tune their opening. The report also says that the owners of Williamston's Riverhouse Inn have signed an agreement to open a new restaurant at the market.

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In Michigan
4:42 pm
Wed November 25, 2009

State-run military academy to remain open

LANSING, MI –
Governor Granholm says a state-run military school for troubled teens will remain open, although it will be accepting fewer students. The Michigan Youth Challenge Academy was scheduled to close at the end of this year due to budget cuts.

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Top Stories
4:08 pm
Wed November 25, 2009

MSP steps up patrols on Thanksgiving holiday

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East Lansing, MI – The busiest travel days of the year have begun, and the Michigan State Police will be out in force over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend to enforce safe driving.

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All available state troopers will monitor Michigan's roads and highways this weekend for unsafe drivers. In 2008, there were nine fatal crashes and 13 deaths over the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Sports
9:21 pm
Tue November 24, 2009

Winston, Jenrette dismissed from team

East Lansing, MI – Michigan State football players Glenn Winston and Roderick Jenrette have been dismissed from the team for an unspecified violation of team rules.

Head coach Mark Dantonio announced the dismissals Tuesday night in a one-sentence statement. Both players have been removed from the team roster on Michigan State's official Web site.

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In Michigan
6:32 pm
Tue November 24, 2009

Governor signs law exempting babysitters from license rule

Lansing, MI – Governor Granholm has signed a law that makes it clear that babysitters and neighbors watching their friends' children don't have to get state daycare licenses.

The new law is the final chapter in a controversy where a Middleville woman was ordered to stop watching her neighbor's children before they got on the school bus. The case drew national attention.

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