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Monday, January 03, 2005

Five Things You Need to Know for Monday, January 3, 2005

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2004 Michigan News in Review
The Detroit Free Press has their 2004 News in Review section with top Michigan stories in a variety of categories. If you missed 2004 (or are feeling nostalgic) this will be especially useful.

Michigan Cities Consider Income Taxes
The Detroit News reports that Michigan cities including Mount Clemens, Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor are considering adding minicipal income taxes on residents & businesses to bolster their dwindling coffers. The article also has an online survey.

The Car is the Star
The Detroit News has a feature on Ford Motor Company CEO Bill Ford Jr's journey to Hollywood to work on getting Ford cars & trucks placed in movies and TV shows. The feature reports that efforts to get Fords in movies goes all the way back to Henry Ford.

U of M Falls to Texas in the Rose Bowl
A huge effort by Texas QB Vince Young and a last second field goal propelled the Texas Longhorns to a 38-37 victory over the University of Michigan in Rose Bowl.
Rose Bowl stories in the Free Press
2005 Rose Bowl in the Detroit News

Snowshoeing Gains in Popularity
Steve Griffin of Midland, Mich. is the author of "Snowshoeing." He said the pastime's main appeal is its ease. "If you can walk, you can snowshoe," he said. "I've had six knee surgeries. I can't downhill ski, and I can only cross-country ski a little bit. But I can snowshoe."

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