Sports
6:21 am
Mon November 16, 2009

Favre to Rice helps Vikings get past Lions 27-10

MINNEAPOLIS – Brett Favre passed for a season-high 344 yards, 201 to Sidney Rice, and the Minnesota Vikings beat the Detroit Lions 27-10 on Sunday.

The Lions (1-8) joined the Houston Oilers, from Nov. 21, 1982 through Nov. 4, 1984, as the only NFL teams to lose 31 games in a 33-game stretch, according to STATS. They've played tough this season several times, as the Vikings can attest. But after a slew of injuries in this game and more poor pass coverage they dropped
their 12th straight at the Metrodome.

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Sports
6:18 am
Mon November 16, 2009

No. 10 Michigan State beats Detroit 71-62

DETROIT – Aisha Jefferson scored 16 points to help No. 10 Michigan State beat Detroit 71-62 on Sunday for its first win of the season.

The Spartans (1-1) trailed 37-36 at halftime but went on a 15-3 run early in the second half to take the lead for good. Courtney Schiffauer made consecutive 3-pointers at the start of the decisive stretch.

Lauren Aitch finished with 13 points and eight rebounds for Michigan State, which lost 77-74 at Dayton in its season opener on Friday night.

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Sports
6:16 am
Mon November 16, 2009

Nowitzki leads Mavs past Pistons

AUBURN HILLS, MI – Dirk Nowitzki scored 25 points, and rookie Rodrique Beaubois added 14 points on 6-for-6 shooting to help the Dallas Mavericks beat Detroit 95-90 on Sunday night,
snapping the Pistons' winning streak at three games.

Drew Gooden had 11 points and 11 rebounds, and Shawn Marion also had 11 points, and Jason Kidd added 10 points and seven assists for the Mavericks.

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In Michigan
6:13 am
Mon November 16, 2009

Senate GOP slows on reform plan push

LANSING, MI – The next couple weeks in Lansing should be quiet ones as lawmakers break for deer hunting and Thanksgiving. But their vacations only delay heated debates on issues that must be resolved before the end of the year.

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The lawmakers are expected to spend the remaining weeks this year getting down to a little R-and-R - that is, revenue and reform.

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In Michigan
6:06 am
Mon November 16, 2009

Mich. residents may see lower heating, gas costs

FLINT, MI – The Michigan Public Service Commission says Michigan residents could be in store for a cost-efficient winter.

The Flint Journal says the commission estimates that home heating costs will decline by as much as 16 percent compared with last year due to a mild winter forecast and adequate supply.

The panel says last winter was 4.8 percent colder than normal and a return to normal temperatures could reduce monthly heating bills by tens of dollars.

The outlook for motorists appears equally favorable.

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In Michigan
6:04 am
Mon November 16, 2009

Stimulus funds bring Mich. few private-sector jobs

DETROIT – An analysis by The Detroit Free Press has found that most of the federal stimulus funding that's reached Michigan has created few private-sector jobs.

The Free Press examined more than 1,800 awards to agencies, departments, municipalities and firms in Michigan under the stimulus act. It found that the biggest impact was spurring or protecting public-sector or summer jobs - not private-sector jobs.

Of the 22,513 stimulus jobs reported in Michigan, 13,555 were tied to state money for education, doled out to local school districts.

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In Michigan
6:02 am
Mon November 16, 2009

4 Silverdome proposals to be unsealed Monday

PONTIAC, MI – An Oakland County official says four proposals have been received for the Silverdome as part of an auction of the Detroit Lions' former home.

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson told The Detroit News on Saturday that the four sealed proposals for the vacant Silverdome property will be unsealed Monday.

Patterson said he did not know what was in the proposals.

The Silverdome has sat largely empty since the Detroit Lions moved to Ford Field in 2002.

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In Michigan
5:31 am
Mon November 16, 2009

Court to consider Mich. affirmative action ban

LANSING, MI – A federal appeals court is set to consider a lawsuit challenging Michigan's ban against racial preferences in public university admissions and government hiring.

Nineteen University of Michigan students, faculty and applicants say the 2006 anti-affirmative action ballot measure approved by voters is unconstitutional.

Critics say the constitutional amendment has created an unfair process where universities give weight to geographical diversity and legacy status but not racial identity.

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In Michigan
5:30 am
Sun November 15, 2009

PBS' "By the People" draws hundreds to Lansing

LANSING, MI – Over 300 people from all over Michigan spent the weekend in downtown Lansing in a unique event.

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Sports
6:57 pm
Sat November 14, 2009

Spartans become bowl eligiable with 40-37 victory over Purdue

West Lafayette, Ind – WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) Kirk Cousins threw three touchdown passes, and Michigan State overcame an 11-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat Purdue 40-37 and become bowl eligible on Saturday.

B.J. Cunningham caught three passes for 92 yards and a score for the Spartans (6-5, 4-3 Big Ten).

Purdue quarterback Joey Elliott completed 39 of 55 passes for 373 yards and two touchdowns. Keith Smith caught 15 passes for 152 yards and a TD for the Boilermakers (4-7, 3-4), who were eliminated from bowl contention.

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