Sports
6:04 am
Wed November 4, 2009

Osgood's shutout helps Red Wings beat Bruins 2-0

DETROIT – Henrik Zetterberg and Tomas Holmstrom scored in the first period, then Chris Osgood finished with his first shutout of the season to give the Detroit Red Wings a 2-0 win over the Boston Bruins.

Osgood made 29 saves Tuesday night. He also got help from the posts behind him to prevent a goal in both the first and second periods for the 50th shutout of his career.

The rebuilding Red Wings are 3-0-1 in their last four games and have a point in seven of their last eight games.

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In Michigan
6:11 pm
Tue November 3, 2009

Grand Rapids hospital worker refuses flu shot

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – A Grand Rapids hospital worker is refusing for religious reasons to take a flu shot required of all employees.

Rachel Denherder says she opposes vaccinations because of her Christian beliefs. She is a respiratory therapist at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital.

Hospital operator Spectrum Health is one of a growing number of health care systems that have started requiring employees to get flu shots.

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In Michigan
6:08 pm
Tue November 3, 2009

Detroit symphony's music director hospitalized

DETROIT – The music director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra has been hospitalized after experiencing chest discomfort while conducting a concert with the Rotterdam Philharmonic in the Netherlands.

A statement released Tuesday by the DSO says Leonard Slatkin was taken to a hospital Sunday with heart problems and coronary procedures were performed.

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In Michigan
5:40 pm
Tue November 3, 2009

MI judge throws out man's 2001 murder conviction

DETROIT – A judge has thrown out the 2001 murder conviction of a Detroit man after law students discovered evidence that wasn't shared with him at trial.

Dwayne Provience could be released from custody Tuesday when his family posts bond. Prosecutors agreed with his lawyers to ask Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Timothy Kenny to set aside the second-degree murder conviction.

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In Michigan
5:13 pm
Tue November 3, 2009

MI Budget chief says plan on 20% cut in government next year

LANSING, MI – Governor Granholm's budget chief say Michigan is facing another budget deficit in the coming fiscal year of $1.4 billion. The governor will present her plan for balancing that budget early next year.

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In Michigan
5:13 pm
Tue November 3, 2009

Lansing area election results

EAST LANSING, MI – Mid-Michigan winners and results from Tuesday's election:

INGHAM COUNTY:

Lansing Mayor: Virg Bernero
Lansing City Council At Large: Brian Jeffries, Kathie Dunbar
Lansing City Council Ward Two: Tina Houghton
Lansing City Council Ward Four: Jessica Yorko

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In Michigan
4:42 pm
Tue November 3, 2009

General Motors sales rise 4.7% in October

DETROIT, MI – General Motors Co. says its October sales rose 4.7% over the same month last year, a sign that the U.S. auto market was starting a slow recovery from its yearlong slump.

The nation's largest automaker said it sold 176,632 light vehicles last month, up about 13 percent from September sales. That's when nearly all automakers reported dismal numbers because the government's Cash for Clunkers rebates pulled September buyers into July and August.

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In Michigan
2:57 pm
Tue November 3, 2009

Lansing Clerk predicts 25% voter turnout

LANSING, MI – Heading into this election day, Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope had projected that 25% of eligible voters in the city would cast ballots. That would match the turnout of the 2005 mayoral election.

After checking in with poll locations around the city this morning, he expects that number to hold up.

"We do an 11 o'clock call-around to our precincts, and tracking that against a couple of other elections, I think we're on track for 25-percent turnout."

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In Michigan
5:38 am
Tue November 3, 2009

Education Committee to hear about federal stimulus requirements

LANSING, MI – State lawmakers must approve education-system reforms before the end of the year to be eligible for federal school-improvement dollars. The state House Education Committee will take testimony this week from a group that will tell the legislators what the state needs to do to qualify for the money.

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In Michigan
6:09 pm
Mon November 2, 2009

Mid-Michigan voters prepare for election day

EAST LANSING, MI – Thousands of mid-Michigan voters go to the polls Tuesday to decide a number of civic and school board races.

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