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Friday, January 21, 2005

Five Things You Need to Know for Friday, January 21, 2005

This is a little late, but hey, it was -8 degrees this morning!

Detroit Public Schools May Need to Close Schools, Slash Budget
The Detroit Free Press reports that Detroit Public Schools officials have projected that the district will have to close nearly half (110) of its 252 schools and cut $380 million from its budget over the next three to five years to climb out of debt and keep up with declining enrollment.
More about Detroit School District's challenges in the Freep

Washtenaw Considers Countywide WiFi
The Great Lakes IT Report reports that Washtenaw County commissioners were to be asked last night for their support in implementing a countywide wireless high-speed Internet access system by the end of 2007.
Sign up for the Great Lakes IT Report

Coast to Coast Adventure Race - June 1st - 5th
The June 2005 Michigan Coast to Coast Adventure Race sold out in 3 days earlier this month. It looks like an interesting concept: Frankfort to Lake Huron with canoeing, mountain biking, orienteering, pack rafting, trekking & fixed ropes all part of the mix.
Infiterra Sports detailed race information

Auto Show's Coolest Rides ... Pre-teen Style
Apparently, after 3+ weeks of North American Auto Show coverage, you really have to work for the stories. The Detroit News has a feature wherein a panel of elementary schools students rate the best & worst vehicles of the show.

West Michigan Golf Show - February 4th-6th
The West Michigan Golf Show set for February 4-6, 2005 at the DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids. The show features hundreds of exhibits, interactive golf areas, equipment, merchandise, clinics and free lessons.

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