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Monday, January 24, 2005

Five Things You Need to Know for Monday, January 24, 2005

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Interlochen to Build Film School
The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports that the Interlochen Center for the Arts plans to build a $4 million film studies center. The Aaron and Helen L. DeRoy Center for Film Studies will contain a film studio, editing and production areas, student living areas and a movie screening room and curriculum will include production, screenwriting, film history and aesthetics, editing, sound design, acting and cinematography.

Great Lakes Water Levels Up
The Detroit News reports that water levels in the Great Lakes are as much as 16 inches over last year's mark -- good news for boating, shipping and shoreline property owners.

Snowboarding Movie to Include Mt. Bohemia Footage
The Detroit Free Press has a feature on part of a snowboarding movie that is being shot at the Keweenaw Peninsula's Mt. Bohemia that will be released in the fall. The filmaker feels that additional footage of the Upper Peninsula (from Keweenaw towns and the area) will differentiate the video from others on the market.

Saturday Storm Report
The Detroit Free Press reports that a weekend winter storm dropped a foot or more of snow in some parts of Michigan, delayed the start of Detroit's first annual Motown Winter Blast by three hours and in Ottawa County, added to a six-mile ice jam on the Grand River that flooded about 50 homes in a 15-mile area with up to 6 feet of freezing floodwaters.

Watkins & Granholm Continue to Fight
The Detroit Free Press reports that State schools Superintendent Tom Watkins and Gov. Jennifer Granholm continue to trade jabs. A spokesman for Granholm said Watkins has demanded "a large cash settlement" in return for his resignation. Watkins' attorney, George Ward, said Watkins only asked for the terms of a 1-year extended contract. Watkins is paid $168,000 a year, plus benefits.

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