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Wayne County landfill drops request for tenfold radiation increase

freep.com — Gov. Snyder has convened a panel looking at regulations on disposing of technologically enhanced, naturally occurring radioactive materials A Wayne County hazardous waste landfill, under scrutiny for taking other state's low-activity radioactive wastes from oil and gas fracking, has withdrawn a request to state regulators to increase its allowed radiation limits tenfold.
Oct 24, 2014

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Oct 24, 2014

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Oct 24, 2014

RT @keithmatheny: Wayne County haz waste landfill drops request for tenfold increase in allowed radiation levels. on.freep.com/1wnUBlQ @freep #fracking

Oct 24, 2014

Wayne County haz waste landfill drops request for tenfold increase in allowed radiation levels. on.freep.com/1wnUBlQ @freep #fracking

Michigan becomes more diverse, but less than U.S. as a whole

freep.com — By 2060, the chance that two randomly-selected Michiganders will be of different racial or ethnic backgrounds will increase from 39% to 60%, according to a USA Today Diversity Index which analyzed census data and demographic trends.

Staff predictions: MSU beats Michigan by double digits

freep.com — It's that time of year when usually civil friends, neighbors and family members say dirty, rotten things to each other. In the name of football.
Oct 24, 2014

MSU-Michigan staff picks. @shawnwindsor and I are the only ones who expect competition Saturday. freep.com/story/sports/c…

Was Ford's former PR chief bugged during crisis in 2001?

freep.com — Were the phone or office of Ford Motor's public relations vice president bugged back during the final months before former CEO Jac Nasser was fired in 2001?
Oct 24, 2014

In new book "What Did Jesus Drive," ex-spokesman at @Ford @JHVines says company bugged his phone in 2001 tire crisis freep.com/story/money/bu…

Michael Bolton interviews Duggan for Detroit documentary

freep.com — Grammy award-winning singer Michael Bolton's documentary about Detroit and its potential resurgence is moving forward after he quietly interviewed Mayor Mike Duggan Thursday in his office at City Hall. Bolton gave a surprise performance at Tuesday's Motown Homecoming at the Roostertail ahead of the Wednesday premiere of "Motown: The Musical."

Jeff Seidel: Math adds up to MSU win over U-M

freep.com — The blood is in the water. And this is going to turn into Shark Week - Spartans' style. Michigan State is going to run away with a 35-14 victory over Michigan on Saturday. The Spartans will take control by doing what they do best: forcing turnovers.
Oct 24, 2014

Math almost gets @seideljeff to consider a Michigan upset of MSU, then brings him back to his initial pick. freep.com/story/sports/c…

Oct 24, 2014

Everything adds up to an MSU win over UM. But upsets happen and Mich has a chance, if... My column. freep.com/story/sports/c…

Ford 3Q earnings fall

freep.com — Asia continues to represent growth for Ford but the $44 million earnings is a falloff from $116 million last year. Ford earned $835 million in the third quarter, down substantially from $1.3 billion a year ago, as sales and profits in North America felt the short-term impact of an aggressive year of product launches.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @alisapriddle: Ford earned $835 million in the third quarter, down substantially from $1.3 billion a year ago. on.freep.com/1sgLLRJ

Oct 24, 2014

Ford earned $835 million in the third quarter, down substantially from $1.3 billion a year ago. on.freep.com/1sgLLRJ

Oct 24, 2014

Third-quarter earnings fall at #Ford in midst of flurry of product launches. on.freep.com/1sgLLRJ

TLC cancels 'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo'

freep.com — It looks like we won't be following the redneck escapades of sassy young Honey Boo Boo anymore. Except maybe in re-runs. TMZ reports that TLC has canceled the reality show in the wake of reports that Mama June Shannon is dating a man once convicted of child molestation.

The story of the ‘Spartan Bob’ game

freep.com — Each day this week, we'll look at a famous, enduring quote from the Michigan State-Michigan rivalry: "They stopped the clock, Jim. They stopped the clock when they shouldn't have. That clock should have run out. That's unbelievable. ... That's criminal. ... Jim, this game was stolen from the Michigan Wolverines."

Twins take sides when it comes to Wolverine-Spartan matchup

freep.com — You could call them a genetic anomaly. College twins Carolyn and Christina Ridella share similar traits and have strong, family blood ties - but one bleeds green, the other blue. Carolyn's a Spartan. Christina's a Wolverine. They inherited the college-preference gene from their parents. Mom's a Spartan. Dad's a Wolverine.

Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera has ankle surgery

freep.com — Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera underwent successful right ankle surgery to remove bone spurs and to repair a stress fracture to his navicular bone Wednesday afternoon, the team announced today. The procedure was performed by Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte, North Carolina. Cabrera will be re-evaluated in three months.

Doctor who contracted Ebola virus graduated from Grosse Pointe North

freep.com — Selfless leadership and a smile. Those are things that Kate Calabresa Murray, the principal at Grosse Pointe North High School, remembers most about Dr. Craig Spencer, a North graduate at the center of the latest Ebola drama in the U.S.

Ex-Michigan WR Csont'e York sentenced to jail

freep.com — Former Michigan wide receiver Csont'e York was sent to the Washtenaw County jail today to serve seven days for two misdemeanor assault convictions. York was in court to be sentenced by Judge Elizabeth Pollard Hines for a July 18 incident in which he punched one man, knocking him unconscious and sending him to the hospital with a broken jaw, and pushed another man.

When bad fashion happens to good people

freep.com — Every once in awhile, you see some poor soul dressed in a less than flattering manner - bedroom slippers at the mall, holey pants - and you think: Is she trying to be fashionable or is she just a wreck? I am now in a position to tell you the answer, because recently, I've been that poor soul.

Cass Tech coach Thomas Wilcher takes neutral stance in rivalry

freep.com — For Thomas Wilcher, the Michigan-Michigan State game can get tricky. As Detroit Cass Tech's football coach, he has players on both teams. Redshirt freshman offensive lineman Dennis Finley plays for the Spartans, and Michigan has cornerbacks Jourdan Lewis, Terry Richardson and Delonte Hollowell, linebacker Royce Jenkins-Stone, safety Delano Hill and offensive lineman David Dawson.
Oct 24, 2014

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Oct 23, 2014

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Oct 23, 2014

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FEMA: $110M in flood aid given to Michigan residents

freep.com — More than $110 million in federal disaster aid has been approved for 92,000 Michigan residents affected by the historic flooding in August that swept across southeast Michigan. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, applications for aid will continue to be accepted up until the Nov. 24 deadline.

MSU’s Jack Conklin was overlooked as a recruit, but not anymore

freep.com — Nothing says desperation like sending a waterskiing video to Ron Zook. Somewhere in their fruitless attempts to get a serious look from a major college coach, Darren and Jack Conklin heard Zook, then coach at Illinois, was a big water-skier.
Oct 24, 2014

Oh, and here's the link on Jack Conklin, MSU's most talented O-lineman in a long time, and his converted dad. freep.com/story/sports/c…

Oct 24, 2014

RT @joerexrode: MSU's best find yet? Jack Conklin may go from Wayne State partial offer to first-round pick in a 4-year span. freep.com/story/sports/c…

Oct 24, 2014

MSU's best find yet? Jack Conklin may go from Wayne State partial offer to first-round pick in a 4-year span. freep.com/story/sports/c…

'No indication anything done wrong'

freep.com — Despite a popular backlash against an 11-year-old Hartland boy, there was nothing wrong with shooting a 12-point albino buck with a crossbow, the state says. The act was perfectly legal, according to Michigan Department of Natural Resources deer program specialist Brent Rudolph.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @rochelleriley: How horrible! MT@freep: @MichiganDNR says shooting of rare albino deer by 11-yr-old was legal on.freep.com/1znoiYU pic.twitter.com/aDZVHEw3R5

Oct 24, 2014

How horrible! MT@freep: @MichiganDNR says shooting of rare albino deer by 11-yr-old was legal on.freep.com/1znoiYU pic.twitter.com/aDZVHEw3R5