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Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Five Things You Need to Know for Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Overheard over dinner: "Look at that weather map -- winter in the age of global warming".

High-speed Web Over Power Line in mid-Michigan
The Grand Ledge Independent (via WWJ's Great Lakes IT Report) reports that a ew York company is opening an office in the city to be the first in Michigan to offer broadband access to the Internet over power lines. The technology allows a broadband signal to travel on a power line and is expected to cost about $30 per month.

Oliver Farms Sharing the Wealth of the Land
The Detroit Free Press reports that Oliver Farms co-owner Charlie Oliver was honored by the Food Bank Council of Michigan for over 20 years as a donor (371,000 pounds of vegetables in 2004) and advocate. "You're only on this planet for so long," co-owner Ron Oliver said. "My mother always said to give, and you'll get back."

Detroit/Kilpatrick to Cut Wages & 900 jobs
The Detroit News reports that Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is expected to announce measures including more than 900 job cuts, reductions in appointee salaries, eliminating city cars and reducing hours of bus service in an effort to stabilize the city's finances.

Barn Red Featured in West Michigan Film and Video Alliance Kick-off
The West Michigan Film and Video Alliance (WMFVA) kick-off event will be held at Celebration Cinema in Grand Rapids on Jan 20th, at 6 PM. Featured will be the new High Definition feature presentation of "Barn Red", shot in Michigan by Brauer Productions and starring Ernest Borgnine and Kimberly Norris Guerrero. Borgnine, filmaker Rich Brauer and other cast & crew will be in attendence.
West Michigan Film and Video Alliance Home Page
Barn Red Film information & high quality Trailer

2005 Detroit Free Press Restaurant of the Year
The Detroit Free Press has named chef Brian Polcyn's Five Lakes Grill their Restaurant of the Year. The Milford dining establishment offers familiar and delicious dishes prepared according to classic culinary principles.
Four recipes from the Five Lakes Grill in Milford
Freep's other Top Detroit Area Restaurants

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