In Michigan
6:23 pm
Mon December 7, 2009

MSU honors breast cancer 'Race for Cure' founder

EAST LANSING, MI –
The founder of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure road-running series that's raised $1.3 billion to fight breast cancer is speaking at Michigan State University's
December graduation.

Nancy Brinker named the races for a sister killed by breast cancer. She talks Saturday on the second day of Michigan State's commencements and gets an honorary doctorate of humanities.

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In Michigan
6:19 pm
Mon December 7, 2009

Police wrap up investigation of MSU campus brawl

EAST LANSING, MI – Michigan State University police have presented most of the findings from their investigation of a campus fight to Ingham County prosecutors.

The Nov. 22 brawl at a campus dormitory led to the dismissal of two football players and the suspensions of eight others.

Police Sgt. Florene McGlothian-Taylor says the bulk of the investigators' report was sent to the prosecutor's office Friday. She did not say whether police would request arrest warrants.

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In Michigan
6:17 pm
Mon December 7, 2009

MI lawmakers edge closer to possible smoking ban

LANSING, MI –
A statewide smoking ban that has stalled for years in the Legislature could be in place by Christmas.

Although nothing is scheduled yet, a Senate committee this week could take up a bill that would ban smoking in all work places. The ban would include all restaurants and bars, but could exempt casino floors and cigar bars.

Republican Sen. Ron Jelinek of Three Oaks is hoping to push through a compromise soon.

He thinks "most legislators want to get it done."

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In Michigan
6:13 pm
Mon December 7, 2009

GM to invest $336M in Volt plant

DETROIT, MI –
General Motors plans to invest $336 million in its Detroit-Hamtramck plant next year to begin building the Chevy Volt.

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GM officials say the Volt will be constructed on an existing production line at the Detroit-Hamtramck plant.

The company plans to begin building Volt prototypes there in the spring. Full production is expected to start in the fall.

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In Michigan
6:10 pm
Mon December 7, 2009

MI Schools to be dealt financial blow on December 21

LANSING, MI –
Michigan school districts are scheduled to receive reduced payments on December 21 due to budget cuts. Democrats in Lansing say lawmakers need to approve new revenue soon so a handful of schools aren't forced to close.

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Democratic House Speaker Andy Dillon says the immediate future calls for quick, decisive action to avert cuts to schools that will be almost impossible to restore later.

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Sports
5:28 pm
Sun December 6, 2009

Michigan State ladies lose Big Ten opener to Indiana 68-63

East Lansing, MI – EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Jori Davis came alive in the second half and finished with 19 points to help Indiana beat Michigan State (No. 21 ESPN/USA Today, No. 22 AP) 68-63 in the teams' Big Ten opener on Sunday.

Davis was just 2-for-7 from the field in a five-point first half, but got hot after the break to help the Hoosiers (5-3) rally from a 10-point deficit.

Reserve Whitney Lindsay had 13 points for Indiana and Aulani Sinclair added 12.

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Sports
6:04 am
Sun December 6, 2009

Coach Dantonio speaks on suspensions

East Lansing, MI – Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio speaks on the on campus incident involving several members of the football team.

As the team awaits to hear where they will be headed for a bowl game later this afternoon, Head coach Mark Dantonio made a statement on Saturday involving the on campus incedent which led to two players being kicked of thee team ad 8 more being suspended indefinitely which includes the bowl game.

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Sports
6:02 am
Sun December 6, 2009

Michigan State faces Texas Tech in Alamo Bowl

East Lansing, MI – A short-handed Michigan State team will head to the Alamo Bowl to play Texas Tech.

The bowl selection announced Sunday gives the Spartans (6-6) something to focus on other than off-the-field turmoil that has dominated the program since eight players were suspended and two were dismissed from the team for being present at a Nov. 22 fight with fraternity members in a campus residence hall.

Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio says those players will not make the trip for the Jan. 2 bowl in San Antonio.

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Sports
4:47 pm
Sat December 5, 2009

Dantonio suspends 8 players from Bowl game

East Lansing, MI – EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio says the players suspended for being present at a campus fight will not make the Spartans' upcoming bowl trip.

Dantonio has kicked two players off the team and suspended eight others.

Police continue to investigate the Nov. 22 fight at a campus dorm involving players and fraternity members. No charges have been filed.

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Sports
9:56 pm
Fri December 4, 2009

Spartans pull away late to earn a 72-60 victory over Wofford

East Lansing, MI – EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Raymar Morgan scored a season-high 19 points and Kalin Lucas had 13 to help No. 9 Michigan State to a 72-60 victory over Wofford on Friday night.

Despite the victory giving Michigan State 44 consecutive non conference wins at home, Coach Tom Izzo feels his team has alot of growing if they want to to matter come March.

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