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Thursday, February 24, 2005

Five Things You Need to Know for Thursday, February 24, 20052005

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When a Promise Isn't a Promise
The Detroit News reports that Gov. Granholm's proposed changes to Michigan Merit Scholarships include reneging on a 2000 pledge by the Engler Administration to award an estimated 48,600 middle school students scholarships of up to $500 for college if they passed state achievement tests.

MSU Clinches Share of Big 10 Crown
The Lansing State Journal reports that the No. 6 Michigan State women's basketball team clinched at least a share of the Big Ten title with a 77-34 shellacking of U-M. The Spartans were led by 21 from center Kelli Roehrig, 20 from forward Liz Shimek (who scored her 1000th career point) and 14 from guard Victoria Lucas-Perry.

Detroit Techno Fest Gets Agreement
The Detroit Free Press reports that Detroit artist Kevin Saunderson has signed a deal with the City of Detroit to produce Hart Plaza's annual techno party. The new contract, a two-year deal with an extension option, will also bring a new name to the Memorial Day weekend marquee: "Fuse-In Detroit: Electronic Movement." It may also bring an admission charge to fans of the traditionally free fest.
Visit the FUSE inDetroit web site

The Reel Thing - Student Film Festival
WZZM TV-13 Grand Rapids reports that the "Reel Thing" student film festival starts today in Grand Rapids. The event is open for filmmakers and videographers ages 14 to 21 from Kent County and surrounding counties and is at the Wealthy Theater from today through Saturday.
Visit the Reel Thing Film Fest web site

Unemployment Loophole Closing
The Detroit Free Press reports that the Michigan Senate approved a four bill package that will prohibit companies from transferring payroll to other employers to obtain a lower unemployment insurance rate and pay less taxes. The practice cost the state unemployment fund $62-95 million last year according to state estimates.

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