In Michigan
6:24 pm
Fri September 11, 2009

Granholm thanks 911 volunteers in radio address

LANSING, MI – Flags were at half-staff at state office buildings to commemorate the 8th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon. A small group of people gathered at the state Capitol to read the names of everyone who died in the attacks.

Friday was also a national day of service and remembrance by an act of Congress. In her weekly radio address, Governor Granholm says there are more than 100 service projects underway in Michigan.

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In Michigan
6:18 pm
Fri September 11, 2009

Granholm headed to Japan

LANSING, MI – Governor Granholm is headed to Japan this weekend on a business recruitment trip.

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Top Stories
6:12 pm
Fri September 11, 2009

Mich. man charged in 2 Owosso deaths, wanted to kill 3rd

OWOSSO, MI – A Michigan prosecutor says a man has been charged in the shooting deaths of an anti-abortion activist and a business owner and that he planned to kill a third man.

Shiawassee County Prosecutor Randy Colbry says Harlan James Drake is accused of shooting 63-year-old James Pouillon and 61-year-old Mike Fuoss Friday morning. It was not immediately clear whether he had an attorney.

Shiawassee County Sheriff George Braidwood says police are trying to determine the exact motive for the killing.

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In Michigan
5:45 pm
Fri September 11, 2009

AP Source: GM to restore salaried worker pay cuts

DETROIT, MI – A person familiar with the matter says General Motors Co. is telling employees in an e-mail that it will restore white-collar pay cuts made earlier this year, as of Sept. 1.

The person requested anonymity because no official announcement
has been made.

The company cut executive-level pay by 10 percent, manager pay by 7% and most other salaries by 5% in the spring as it struggled to avoid bankruptcy protection.

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In Michigan
5:48 am
Fri September 11, 2009

Granholm to meet again with legislative leaders

LANSING, MI – Governor Granholm is to meet again Friday with legislative leaders to talk about the budget. The deadline for completing the budget or risking a state government shutdown is three weeks away.

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Sports
5:39 am
Fri September 11, 2009

Royals beat Tigers 7-4 for 3-game sweep

KANSAS CITY, MO – Alex Gordon and Alberto Callaspo homered, leading the last-place Kansas City Royals past the Detroit Tigers 7-4 on Thursday for a surprising three-game sweep of the AL
Central leaders.

It was the first three-game sweep of an American League team at home this season for the Royals. They've won four straight overall for the first time since June 12-16.

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Sports
5:37 am
Fri September 11, 2009

Nolan leads Shock to verge of playoffs

AUBURN HILLS, MI – Deanna Nolan scored 34 points to lead Detroit to a 94-87 victory over the New York Liberty on Thursday night, helping the defending champion Shock clinch a playoff spot.

The Shock (17-16) continued their late-season surge, winning for the eight time in their last 10 games to move one-half game behind second place Atlanta in the Eastern Conference. Detroit, which began the season 9-14, secured a post-season berth when Chicago beat Indiana.

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In Michigan
6:45 pm
Thu September 10, 2009

1.3 million in Mich. lacked health coverage in '08

LANSING, MI – A new report says 1.3 million people in Michigan lacked health insurance last year.

The U.S. Census Bureau said Thursday 11.7% of state residents weren't covered through private companies or the government in 2008. That's up from 10.4% in 2007.

Things may be even worse now, because the figures don't include people who lost coverage as unemployment rose this year.

The Michigan League for Human Service says the report has good news and bad news for the state.

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In Michigan
6:42 pm
Thu September 10, 2009

MSU opens recycling center

EAST LANSING, MI – Michigan State University has officially opened its new surplus store and recycling center.

The 74,000 square foot facility can process three times more waste material than the university's center of Harrison Road. The new center features rainwater collection tanks, solar panels and motion sensors.

MSU trustee Melanie Foster says in addition to its main function, the center will become an important educational tool.

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In Michigan
6:35 pm
Thu September 10, 2009

MI House speaker says no round-the-clock sessions

LANSING, MI – House Speaker Andy Dillon doesn't expect a repeat of the round-the-clock sessions House members endured in September 2007 as they struggled to avoid a state shutdown.

Dillon said Thursday on a taping of public television's "Off the Record" program that House members will have to meet more often, but should be able to get budget bills passed by the Sept. 30 deadline.

He doesn't expect a repeat of the short government shutdown that took place in 2007, and sees no need for a continuation budget.

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