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Monday, March 14, 2005

Five Things You Need to Know for Monday, March 14, 2005

From the Department of Disturbing Headlines, we bring you Cell-phone companies want towers in cemeteries.

Let the Sun Shine In
This week is "Sunshine Week", and Michigan newspapers like the Port Huron Times-Herald have lots of pieces regarding public access to governmental information. One problem is that while Michigan's FOIA law gives residents the right of access to many public records, stiffening fee structures and a vague description of what materials to which public bodies can deny access to the information.
Read Michigan Freedom of Information Act in the Times-Herald

Visit the Sunshine Week web site

The Squeaky Wheel Gets the Scholarship
The Detroit Free Press reports that criticism from parents and lawmakers have prompted Gov. Granholm to reverse course and promise to deliver college scholarships (up to $500) for thousands of high school students who qualified while in middle school. Granholm had wanted to eliminate the grants to save $9 million, in light of the state's budget deficit.

MSU Men's & Women's Teams in NCAA Tourney
The Lansing State Journal has a pair of features on MSU's men's and women's basketball teams. The Spartan women have received the number one seed for the first time in school history and will meet Alcorn State on Saturday. The men have the #5 seed and will face Old Dominion on Friday night.
Read MSU women land No. 1 seed in the LSJ

Read MSU gets No. 5 seed, will face Old Dominion in the LSJ

Northern Michigan Wolf Search Doesn't Find Prints
The Flint Journal reports that while a two-week search for wolf tracks in northern Michigan in about 2,000 square miles between Rogers City and the north end of Torch Lake did not find a single print, Department of Natural Resources biologists say they are not really surprised. The DNR believes there are at least 360 wolves in the Upper Peninsula and that at least three must have crossed the ice somewhere near the Mackinac Bridge during the winter.

Student Art in UP Gallery
The UP Mining Journal has a feature relating how the U.P. Style Gallery in Marquette and Ewen Trout Creek Schools have struck a partnership to celebrate National Youth Art month. All this month, works of art by Ewen Trout Creek kindergarten through 12th grade students will be featured at the gallery.

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