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Monday, January 10, 2005

Five Things You Need to Know for Monday, January 10, 2005

It's 2005 ... where's my flying car??

2005 North American International Auto Show
The Detroit Free Press reports that the Chrysler 300 and Ford Escape hybrid won the North American Car and Truck of the Year awards at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit's Cobo Hall on Sunday. The Free Press also has many more stories about fuel economy, upcoming models, concept cars & job outlook for the auto industry.
More about Car & Truck of the Year in the Freep
Complete 2005 North American International Auto Show coverage

New Michigan Legislature, Same Challenges
The Detroit News reports that the new Michigan House that starts this week will face the same task legislators have faced for the last 4 years: budget cuts in both the current budget ($350 million in the red) and next year's budget. Republicans have a 58-52 House majority and a 22-16 Senate majority.
More about Michigan budget cuts and the new House & Senate in the Detroit News

Early Treatment Effective Against Ash Borer
The Detroit Free Press reports that a study by MSU and the City of Troy has found that the best way to protect healthy ash trees from the emerald ash borer is to treat them before the pest gets established nearby. Michigan State University entomologist David Smitley said "Starting when it's first detected in your area ... that's going to give you the best chance of being successful."

Frankenmuth School Board to Decide on Bible class
The AP reports that a year ago, hundreds of Frankenmuth High School parents and students asked their Board of Education to offer a Bible course based on materials from the National Council on Bible Curriculum in Public Schools (who report that 288 schools in 35 states have adopted their course outline). Now the school board must decide whether to adopt the proposed class.

Snow Day in Saline!
Saline (Washtenaw County) received 8 1/2" of snow in Thursday's storm, and the Detroit Free Press has a feature on how many of the 8,000 residents turned it into a day for sledding, snowmobiling, shoveling ... and even swimming.

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