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Thursday, March 10, 2005

Five Things You Need to Know for Thursday, March 10, 2005

There's always room for another invention ... witness the Cup-A-Cake.


Wind Farms on Lake Michigan
Earthwatch Radio has an audio feature reporting that energy developers are looking at coastlines and even the surface of the Great Lakes for windmills. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory recently produced a new map of Michigan's wind resources that you can find from the link below.

Michigan Not Cool Enough
The Detroit News reports that the number of people 25-34 dropped by 5,800 last year, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates to be released today. Since 2000, Michigan has lost about 51,000 people in that age range (Michigan ranks 11th in the US). Overall, the state's population grew about 1/3% to just over 10 million.

What about Hockey, Volleyball, Wrestling, Cheerleading, Swimming & Diving?
Basketball & football get great coverage in the media. Today's Detroit News has a story that looks at some less popular sports who nonetheless have athletes vying for the right to call themselves state champions.

Beach Case Update
WXMI-TV (Grand Rapids) reports that complex theories and conflicting case law are being presented in the beach walking case before the Michigan Supreme Court. A ruling isn't expected until summer, and if the court rules in favor of the defendant, Michigan would be the only Great Lakes state to require people to walk in the water along its coast.

Slow Ice Fishing Reported Around Michigan
The Detroit News reports that cold temperatures, strong winds and cloudy water have poor catches as the norm for ice fishing around the state according to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. This is a pretty detailed report!

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