Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Oakland Press Michigan budget from AP

Michigan noon Associated Press budget for the Wednesday 7/20 edition of the Oakland Press

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VOTERS’ MOOD-MICHIGAN — A poll released Tuesday shows more voters are optimistic about Michigan’s economic recovery, but more than half think the state is on the wrong track and give Gov. Rick Snyder a negative job rating.
MICHIGAN RIVER-OIL SPILL — Nearly a year after an oil spill polluted the Kalamazoo River in southern Michigan, crews continue cleaning up the mess. Government agencies including the Environmental Protection Agency are scheduled to provide an update on the process Tuesday afternoon.
Eds: Developing from a 3 p.m. teleconference.
MACKINAC RACE-BOATERS KILLED — Greg Freeman, chairman of the Chicago Yacht Club’s Race to Mackinac, on Tuesday was to discuss the capsizing of a boat that killed the skipper and another crew member.
Eds: Developing from 11 a.m. news conference via Skype.
McMILLAN TOWNSHIP — Police say a 64-year-old woman was attacked by a captive, nearly 400-pound black bear while feeding two of the animals in the western Upper Peninsula. Michigan State Police say the woman from Ewen was attacked Monday afternoon while feeding the bears in a large, fenced-in area on private property in Ontonagon County’s McMillan Township. Police say the woman, who was alone, drove a short distance home and called 911.
NEW YORK — It’s a bit counterintuitive: The rise of electronic books led to the death of Borders bookstores, but the demise of the chain that pioneered big-box bookselling could ultimately hurt electronic book sales. With one less place to browse and research new book titles, analysts and consumers say e-book readers will be less inclined to buy electronic books. By Retail Writer Mae Anderson.
DETROIT — Nissan Motor Co. is raising the price of the Leaf electric car. The base price of the 2012 model-year Leaf will be $35,200, up nearly $2,500 from the 2011 model year. Drivers can also lease the Leaf for $369 per month, up $19. By Auto Writer Dee-Ann Durbin.
DETROIT — Detroit trails Cleveland by one game atop the AL Central. Rick Porcello takes the mound for the Tigers in the first of a two-game series against Oakland. By Sports Writer Noah Trister. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.
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