Lansing, MI – The state Senate subcommittee that oversees the higher education budget has approved a measure requiring universities to report the number of embryos it receives and stores for stem cell research.
The measure to require reports on embryonic stem cell research is being added into the universities budget after more serious stem cell bills have failed to generate support in the Legislature.
LAKELAND, FL – Curtis Granderson, playing against Detroit for the first time since being traded to New York, singled in his first two at-bats, and Greg Golson hit a two-run home run in the ninth inning to lift the Yankees to a 9-8 win over the Tigers on Wednesday.
Granderson also made a spectacular one-handed catch against the center-field wall.
Johnny Damon, who signed with Detroit after four seasons with the Yankees, did not play because of a sore big toe on his right foot.
INDIANAPOLIS – It seems every team has something to prove heading into the Big Ten tournament.
Ohio State's Evan Turner, the conference player of the year, will try to give the No. 5 Buckeyes a shot at a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. No. 6 Purdue wants to prove it can beat the big boys without injured forward Robbie Hummel. No. 13 Wisconsin wants to beef up its resume for NCAA seeding.
AUBURN HILLS, MI – Deron Williams had 18 points and 12 assists, and the Utah Jazz beat the Detroit Pistons 115-104 Wednesday night.
The Jazz had seven players in double figures as they posted their 10th straight victory over Detroit. Former Pistons center Mehmet Okur finished with 18 points, while Carlos Boozer had 11 points and 12 rebounds.
Detroit also had seven players score at least 10 points, led by Charlie Villanueva's 19, but couldn't avoid its seventh loss in eight games.
LANSING, MI – The state Senate has approved Governor Granholm's appointment of directors for the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Natural Resources and Environment.
Granholm named Rebecca Humphries to lead the new Department of Natural Resources and Environment. She had served as the director of the Department of Natural Resources, which was combined with the Department of Environmental Quality.