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Friday, March 17, 2006

Falling: Tiger Stadium & Trees, Rising: Inventors & Detroit

Last weekend, Michigan in Pictures took in a little baseball, Pewabic Pottery in Detroit turned 103 and President Bush affirmed he understood Michigan's trade concerns.

Down notes for the week included news that the Michigan budget could see a major hit from decreased tobacco payments (though we can take comfort that less people smoking will probably reduce our health care bill), word that this might be the end for Tiger Stadium, and announcement that a bill before the Senate could adversely impact Michigan's forests.

There was more silver lining than cloud, however, with good news like a nearly $300 million boost to Detroit's economy by Super Bowl XL, a study that found Michigan's economy can support a biodiesel plant, and the Freep and MAKE Magazine shone a light on Michigan's Inventors.

Michigan History Magazine looked back on Madame Cadillac's arrival in Detroit and the Michigan Walk of Fame picked the first 12 Michiganians to be set in concrete. Meanwhile, Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick looked ahead to "Next Detroit" in his State of the City address.

Looking for fun stuff to do? Get off the couch with the MSU Fringe Festival (Mar 19) or get your Irish on in Bay City, Lansing and Muskegon.

Have a great weekend.

And do yourself a favor and click on the beautiful photo from Sarah Steffens.

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# posted by farlane @ 4:12 PM
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