Sports
5:44 am
Thu October 29, 2009

Ray, Anderson no longer on Mich. St. active roster

EAST LANSING, MI – Michigan State reserve running backs Caulton Ray and Andre Anderson have been removed from the team's active roster.

Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio confirmed the move in a written statement Wednesday but did not elaborate.

Associate athletic director John Lewandowski said he will not speculate on the players' future with the program.

Both running backs had fallen behind true freshmen Larry Caper and Edwin Baker on the Spartans' depth chart.

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Sports
5:40 am
Thu October 29, 2009

Hamilton, Gordon lead Pistons past Grizzlies

MEMPHIS, TN – Richard Hamilton scored 25 points, Ben Gordon added 22, and the Detroit Pistons ran away from the Memphis Grizzlies 96-74 on Wednesday night in the season opener for both teams.

The two guards were a combined 17 of 31 from the floor, and that was after Hamilton started the game missing five of his first six shots.

Hamilton left the game after spraining his right ankle on a shot with just under 5 minutes to play. He hit one of the two ensuing free throws, then went straight to the dressing room on the next dead ball.

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In Michigan
5:32 am
Thu October 29, 2009

House introduces 20J supplement

Lansing, MI – A new bill has been introduced in the state House that would restore the money recently cut from the state's 39 wealthiest school districts. That money was vetoed by Governor Granholm last week.

The Senate Appropriations Committee called for the House to overturn the governor's veto, but it would take a two-thirds majority in both the House and Senate to override Granholm's veto.

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In Michigan
5:42 pm
Wed October 28, 2009

Senate committee opens hearings on stem cell research restrictions

Lansing, MI – The state Senate Health Policy Committee opened hearings Wednesday on a package that regulates stem cell research at universities and publicly funded clinics. That research is allowed by an amendment to the state constitution that was approved last year by Michigan voters.

Supporters of the package say it will ensure that stem cell research is not used unethically or to try to pursue some type of human cloning.

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Top Stories
8:41 am
Wed October 28, 2009

Union Sues Lansing Mayor

LANSING, MI – A local labor union is suing Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero for the return of a contribution the union made to a controversial campaign account.

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The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 665 claims in its lawsuit that Mayor Bernero misled the union into donating $5,000 to the City Administrative Account.

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Top Stories
6:04 am
Wed October 28, 2009

Ingham County Budget Approved

MASON, MI – Ingham County has approved what commissioner Mark Grebner calls "the grimmest budget" adopted in the last 30 years. The 2010 budget eliminates 13 vacant positions in the sheriff's department. The board avoided laying off deputies, instead making the cuts through attrition.

The board rejected commissioner Andy Schor's motion to shift $7,000 from the youth commission to the county contingency budget. It also turned down a proposal to allocate money to keep Rayner Park open. The new budget takes effect January 1.

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In Michigan
5:36 am
Wed October 28, 2009

State Senate kills Democratic physicians' tax plan

Lansing, MI – The state Senate has voted against a House plan to tax physicians for their services. The proposal was intended to fill the deep cuts made to Medicaid last month.

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In Michigan
5:47 pm
Tue October 27, 2009

DCH discusses H1N1

Lansing, MI – State health officials say H1N1 flu vaccinations are hard to find because the supply sent by the Center for Disease Control is much smaller than was promised.

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In Michigan
5:38 pm
Tue October 27, 2009

Governor expected to sign vetoes late in the week

Lansing, MI – Governor Granholm says she will make more line-item vetoes to budgets late this week, before the temporary budget runs out on October 31st, and she is still urging Senate Republicans to approve new revenue to fill deep cuts already made to the K-12 budget.

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Top Stories
12:31 pm
Tue October 27, 2009

Ingham County to focus on high-risk H1N1 groups

Lansing, MI – Ingham County health officials say the shortage of the H1N1 vaccine is forcing them to change their plans for immunizing all county residents.

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