In Michigan
6:02 am
Mon July 6, 2009

Bankruptcy judge OKs General Motors sale plan

NEW YORK – A bankruptcy judge says General Motors can sell the bulk of its assets to a new company, clearing the way for the automaker to quickly emerge from bankruptcy.

U.S. Judge Robert Gerber ruled late Sunday that the sale is needed to avoid "immediate and irreparable harm" to GM.

GM's government-backed plan for a quick exit from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection hinges on the sale, which will allow the automaker to leave behind many of its costs and liabilities.

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Sports
5:47 am
Mon July 6, 2009

Red Wings resign young winger

DETROIT – After losing quite a bit this off season via free agency the Detroit Redwings kept one of their promising young talents; Ville Leino. The twenty-five year old winger signed a two year contract worth $1.6 million to stay in Detroit. Leino in thirteen regular season games had nine points and had two assists in the playoffs for the Western Conference champions.

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Sports
5:45 am
Mon July 6, 2009

Sun beat Shock in overtime

AUBURN HILLS, MI – Erin Phillips scored six of her 19 points in overtime, leading the Connecticut Sun to a 95-92 victory over the Detroit Shock on Sunday.

Sandrine Gruda, playing her first game of the season after representing France in the European championships, had a career-high 23 points for the Sun (5-4).

Detroit, which lost star Deanna Nolan to a pulled hamstring in the third quarter, fell to 2-7. Katie Smith had 28 points and rookie Shavonte Zellous added 20.

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Sports
5:43 am
Mon July 6, 2009

Lugnuts lose to Silver Hawks

LANSING, MI – The South Bend Silver Hawks beat the Lansing Lugnuts 7-1 on Sunday afternoon at Oldsmobile Park. The two teams will play the third game in a four-game series tonight at 7:05.

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Sports
5:40 am
Mon July 6, 2009

Tigers All-Stars: Verlander, Jackson, Granderson

MINNEAPOLIS – MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Detroit Tigers starting pitchers Edwin Jackson and Justin Verlander and center fielder Curtis Granderson have been selected for the All-Star game.

The rosters were revealed on Sunday afternoon. Third baseman Brandon Inge is one of five finalists for the last spot on the American League team, to be selected via internet voting.

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Sports
5:38 am
Mon July 6, 2009

Morneau, Blackburn lead Twins past Tigers 6-2

MINNEAPOLIS – MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Justin Morneau punctuated a productive series - and celebrated another All-Star game selection - with a two-run homer for the Minnesota Twins in a 6-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday.

Blackburn (7-4) took a shutout into the ninth inning before left fielder Denard Span dropped a line drive for an error and Brandon Inge followed with a two-run home run, his 19th.

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In Michigan
6:46 am
Fri July 3, 2009

Meijer, Acme Twp. group sign no-lawsuit agreement

TRAVERSE CITY, MI – Meijer Inc. and a developer have agreed to pay $75,000 to a group that fought their proposed superstore in a rural Michigan community.

Under a deal signed Wednesday, Concerned Citizens of Acme Township agreed not to sue Meijer or the Village at Grand Traverse LLC. Also released from liability were a law firm and a public relations firm that represented the companies.

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In Michigan
6:18 am
Fri July 3, 2009

Mich. governor to head to Germany, Belgium Monday

LANSING, MI – Gov. Jennifer Granholm plans to leave Monday for a trade trip to Germany and Belgium.

It will be the Democrat's eighth overseas trade trip. She plans to talk with leaders of high-tech companies she thinks can help Michigan move toward gaining jobs in green technology and alternative fuels, although her office hasn't provided specifics.

The governor has made previous trade trips to Germany, Austria, Japan, Sweden and the Middle East.

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Science/Tech
6:16 am
Fri July 3, 2009

Seagull die-off reported at Sleeping Bear Dunes

EMPIRE, MI – Dozens of dead seagulls are turning up along the Lake Michigan shoreline at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, and scientists suspect botulism.

In a statement Thursday, lakeshore officials say about 40 gull carcasses and hundreds of dead round gobies have been found this week. The fish are believed to carry botulism and pass it to birds that eat them.

Gobies eat invasive zebra and quagga mussels, which filter botulism and other toxins in the water.

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Sports
5:51 am
Fri July 3, 2009

Christon's 25 points lead Liberty past Shock

NEW YORK – NEW YORK (AP) - Shameka Christon scored 25 points to help the New York Liberty cruise to a 80-64 victory over the Detroit Shock on Thursday night.

Loree Moore had 15 points, Cathrine Kraayeveld added 13 and Essence Carson 12 to help the Liberty (3-6) snap a three-game losing streak.

Cheryl Ford scored 13 points and Deanna Nolan and Kara Braxton had 12 each for the defending champion Shock (2-6), who fell to last in the Eastern Conference.

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