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Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Five Things You Need to Know for Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Michigan History Magazine informs us that on this date in 1972 Fred Bear was the first person inducted into the Archery Hall of Fame (read more). Bonus Trivia Question: Did they play Ted Nugent's Fred Bear at the induction ceremony?

Plans for Bill to Regionally Regulate Ballast
The Detroit Free press reports that State Sen. Patty Birkholz (R-Saugatuck) plans to introduce a bill this week authorizing Michigan to form a coalition with the region's other seven states to regulate the oceangoing ship ballast widely suspected of ferrying exotic species to the region, rather than leaving reulation to the federal government.

Ann Arbor Film Festival - March 15 - 20
The Detroit Free Press reports that the Ann Arbor Film Festival, a showcase experimental films for over 40 years, will be held Tuesday through Sunday at the Michigan Theater.
Ann Arbor Film Festival Web Site

Survey Says ... Job Recovery
WZZM TV-13 (Grand Rapids) reports that the latest employment survey from Manpower, Inc. indicates a positive job outlook. Statewide, surveyed employers are expecting a 22% net job growth.

Michigan Faith Based Office
The Detroit Free Press reports that yesterday's creation of the Office of Community and Faith-Based Initiatives by Gov. Granholm has drawn both praise and concerns. The office is designed to help faith-based groups play a larger role in helping children, elderly people and poor people obtain state assistance.

Northwest Flying Low
The Detroit News reports that Michigan-based Northwest Airlines finished worst among 11 major U.S. air carriers in a customer satisfaction survey released Monday by J.D. Power and Associates. The airline disputes the findings.

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