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Friday, January 07, 2005

Five Things You Need to Know for Friday, January 7, 2005

Thanks to The Great Lakes IT Report, WWJ and Matt Roush for the plug!!

Luring Invasive Great Lakes Species with Pheremones
The Great Lakes Radio Consortium reports that University of Minnesota Fisheries Professor Peter Sorenson has discovered a chemical compound that attracts the Eurasian ruffe, an invasive fish. This could be a breakthrough in controlling harmful fish populations.
Read the transcript of the Peter Sorenson interview at GLRC
Peter Sorenson's Research

Taylor Named Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice
The Detroit Free Press reports that on Thursday the Michigan Supreme Court selected Clifford Taylor to serve as its next chief justice. Taylor (on the 7 member court since 1997) is part of its conservative majority. The article reports that "...critics say Taylor is part of a Republican cadre of justices who have worked to overturn precedent and rule against criminal defendants and plaintiffs suing for personal injury damages".

Ann Arbor Folk Festival - January 28 & 29
The 28th Annual Folk Festival is scheduled for January 28 & 29, 2005 at Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor. The lineup includes the Indigo Girls, Glengarry Bhoys, Keb' Mo', Steppin' In It and many more.
Past folk festival performers
Directions & info for Hill Auditorium at the University of Michigan

Michigan Hunter Contracts Bovine TB
The Detroit Free Press reports state health officials said Thursday that a Michigan hunter has been diagnosed with bovine tuberculosis, which he apparently contracted while gutting a deer he killed in October in Alcona County.

Tsunami Relief Scam Warning
The Michigan Office of Financial and Insurance Services has issued a warning to all Michigan residents to be on alert for scammers who are unscrupulously using the tsunami tragedy in South Asia as a means to cheat consumers.

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