LANSING, MI – The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers beat the Lansing Lugnuts on Sunday afternoon at Oldsmobile Park. It was the first loss of the season for the Lugnuts against the Timber Rattlers after four consecutive wins to open the season series. There were five different lead changes in the game, the last seeing Lansing blow a 7-5 lead in the 8th inning. The Lugnuts and Rattlers play the finale of their three-game series tonight at 7:05 p. m.
NEW YORK – Joba Chamberlain won for the first time in almost a month and the New York Yankees got home runs from Mark Teixeira and Alex Rodriguez in a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday, completing a three-game sweep of the AL Central leaders.
The Yankees celebrated Old-Timers' Day with an excellent pitching performance by one of their youngsters. Chamberlain rebounded from two ineffective starts and New York edged punchless Detroit 2-1 for the second consecutive day.
Lansing, MI – In her weekly radio address, Governor Granholm vows to protect the Michigan Promise scholarship from the budget axe. The governor is engaged in budget talks with the Legislature's Democratic and Republican leaders.
LANSING, MI – Ingham County commissioners have approved a .65 mill proposal to fund the sheriff's department. Supporters of the measure want to avoid budget cuts that would reduce the number of deputies who patrol roads in rural townships.
Commissioner Randy Schafer says the entire county would benefit from the millage, including those cities and townships that have their own police protection.
LANSING, MI – The Cedar Rapids Kernels scored 11 unanswered runs to break open a tight game, trouncing the Lansing Lugnuts 13-6 before a crowd of 7,700 last night in Lansing. The rubber match in the three-game series will be played tonight at 7:05 at Oldsmobile Park.
LANSING, MI – Michigan wildlife officials will operate fewer check stations to monitor deer hunting this fall.
It's another sign of state government's budget problems. The Department of Natural Resources said Thursday it doesn't have the money to run as many check stations as it has in the past.
The department plans to close more than half of its 125 check stations and operate the remaining stations only during the Nov. 15-30 firearms season. A final list of open stations and hours will be established in the coming months.
LANSING, MI – Michigan is getting nearly $2 million from the federal stimulus package to support wind energy projects.
Three projects across the state were awarded grants this week from the U.S. Department of Energy.
The Michigan Aerospace Corp. in Ann Arbor will receive $748,000 for a study related to wind turbine reliability and efficiency. The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor will get about $413,500 to study techniques for voltage control and stability.