In Michigan
6:38 am
Mon August 10, 2009

City Council to consider Complete Streets ordinance tonight

LANSING, MI – The Lansing City Council tonight could vote to approve an ordinance designed to make Lansing's streets friendlier to walkers and bikers.

The Complete Streets ordinance was introduced to council through a petition drive. It would require the city to include a network of trails and paths for non-motorized transportation.

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Sports
6:15 am
Mon August 10, 2009

Lugnuts defeated by Dragons

LANSING, MI – The Dayton Dragons defeated the Lansing Lugnuts 10-9 yesterday at Oldsmobile Park.

The two teams combined for 19 runs, 19 hits, and 19 runners stranded in the three-hour 21-minute game, topping the duration of the previous day's 18-5 Dayton rout.

The two teams play the finale of the four-game series tonight at 7:05 at Oldsmobile Park.

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Sports
6:12 am
Mon August 10, 2009

Zellous helps Shock beat Sky

AUBURN HILLS, MI – Shavonte Zellous scored 19 points and Katie Smith added 14 to help the Detroit Shock beat the Chicago Sky 64-58 on Sunday.

Zellous' 3-pointer with 14.9 seconds left in the third quarter gave the Shock (8-11) the lead for good at 47-44.

Candice Dupree led the Sky (11-12) with 16 points, and Dominique Canty had 13.

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Sports
6:10 am
Mon August 10, 2009

Polanco's clutch hit helps Tigers beat Twins 8-7

DETROIT – Placido Polanco hit a go-ahead single in the eighth inning, helping the Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 8-7 on Sunday.

The AL Central-leading Tigers have won five of seven games to keep their lead over the Chicago White Sox and third-place Twins.

Minnesota has lost seven of nine to trail the Tigers by 5 1/2 games after being behind by just two games before the recent slide.

Brandon Lyon (5-4) pitched a scoreless eighth and Fernando Rodney closed the game for his 23rd save in 24 chances.

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In Michigan
6:05 am
Mon August 10, 2009

Barnett Rosenberg dead at 82

EAST LANSING, MI – One of the most prominent researchers in Michigan State University history, Doctor Barnett Rosenberg, has died.

Rosenberg's career at MSU spanned 36 years, until 1997. He and his colleagues created the chemotherapy drug cisplatin, which was FDA approval in 1978.

He was named Michiganian of the year in 1979.

There will be no funeral services.

Barnett Rosenberg was 82.

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In Michigan
6:21 pm
Fri August 7, 2009

Mich. court splits on Lansing sex offender with no address

LANSING, MI – A Michigan court will consider whether a homeless Lansing sex offender can be punished for not registering an address with law enforcement.

61-year-old Randall Dowdy was told he could no longer stay at a Lansing shelter because he was a convicted sex offender.

Dowdy didn't give law enforcement a new address when he left the shelter in 2006 or check in once every three months. So prosecutors charged him with a felony and three misdemeanors.

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In Michigan
6:15 pm
Fri August 7, 2009

GM to issue 3.5 billion shares of stock in 2010

DETROIT, MI – General Motors Co. says it aims to register 3.5 billion shares of stock for a potential public offering sometime in 2010.

The company says that 2.5 billion shares would be common stock and 1 billion would be preferred.

The company is not saying when the shares would be sold.

GM also says that it will not report second-quarter earnings. It will report earnings for three- and nine-month periods before Sept. 30.

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In Michigan
5:12 pm
Fri August 7, 2009

Central Michigan seeks OK for new medical school

MT. PLEASANT, MI – A proposal to open a new Michigan medical school is advancing with Central Michigan University submitting an application to the national accrediting group for doctor training.

The Mount Pleasant-based university made the request to the Liaison Committee on Medical Education at a Wednesday meeting in Chicago.

Central Michigan's trustees voted in September 2008 to start a medical school. Students would spend the first two years on campus and the next two at area clinical facilities.

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Top Stories
4:53 pm
Fri August 7, 2009

State Rep: repeat of '07 would be "absolute worst thing"

EAST LANSING, MI – A ranking Republican in the state House says legislative leaders in budget negotiations with Governor Granholm want to avoid a repeat of 2007's government shutdown.

State Representative Chuck Moss is vice chair of the House Appropriations Committee. He was in the Legislature during a five-hour shutdown in 2007 that resulted from a budget standoff. And he says it's critical to reach consensus to avoid a repeat predicament.

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In Michigan
3:33 pm
Fri August 7, 2009

Music Festivals In Lansing and East Lansing

EAST LANSING, MI – Both Lansing and East Lansing will attract throngs of music lovers starting tonight, with big festivals on the same dates.

WKAR's Scott Pohl reports.

The National Folk Festival began a three-year run in East Lansing in 1999. It became an annual event, known as the Great Lakes Folk Festival, in 2002.

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