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Thursday, February 03, 2005

Five Things You Need to Know for Thursday, February 3, 2005

Read this story and understand that spam is about to get a whole lot worse: Zombie trick expected to send spam sky high.

Michigan Legislation to Require Consent for Nationwide Cell Phone Directory
The Associated Press reports that Michigan lawmakers have introduced a bill to require consent from Michigan residents before their cell phone numbers are listed in a proposed nationwide directory. Some cellular carriers have proposed a nationwide 411 directory of mobile numbers but companies such as Verizon Wireless U.S. Cellular Corp. oppose it.

Zebra Mussels Spread to More Michigan Lakes
The Detroit Free Press reports that zebra mussels have been identified in more Michigan lakes including: Tamarack (Washtenaw County), Runyan (Livingston), Marion (Charlevoix), Spider (Grand Traverse), Long (Hillsdale), Indian (Kalamazoo), Gunn (Mason), and Corey, Fisher, Palmer, Sturgeon and Wahbememe (St. Joseph County).
Complete list from Michigan Sea Grant

UP Moose Relocation Celebrates 20 Years of Success
The UP Mining Journal has a nice feature (with great photos) about successful moose translocation efforts in Michigamme Township (begun in February of 1985 by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources). 19 cows and 10 bull moose were captured from Algonquin Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada, and released just north of Michigamme on the Peshekee Grade. Township officials plan to recognize the historic event with a celebration from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Michigamme Museum.

Michigan Reactions to the State of the Union Address
Both the Detroit Free Press & News have features on last night's State of the Union address. The Detroit News added reactions of Michigan residents Predictably, jobs, manufacturing and health costs were important.
State of the Union in the Freep

Tower Automotive Files for Bankruptcy
The Detroit Free Press reports that multibillion-dollar auto supplier Tower Automotive filed for bankruptcy protection Wednesday, citing lower vehicle production, rapidly rising steel prices and massive debt. Tower (based in Novi) has 2,800 employees in Michigan.

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