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August 28, 2009
March 29, 2014 | By Mike Hiserman
SUNDAY'S EAST REGIONAL FINAL At Madison Square Garden, New York NO. 7 CONNECTICUT (29-8) VS. NO. 4 MICHIGAN STATE (29-8) When: 11:20 a.m. PDT. TV: Channel 2. UPDATE: Branden Dawson is perhaps the best barometer for Michigan State, which is 15-0 when he has scored in double figures. Dawson, a 6-6 junior, is averaging 11.4 points and 8.3 rebounds for the season but 20 points and nine rebounds in NCAA tournament games. Bolstering the Spartans inside is 6-10 senior Adreian Payne, who averages 16.5 points and 7.2 rebounds.
September 8, 2009
March 28, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
Gay rights advocates in Michigan cheered Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr.'s announcement Friday that the federal government will recognize about 300 same-sex marriages hastily performed March 22. But the small victory translates to more complications for some newlyweds. After a federal judge struck down the state's gay marriage ban March 21, Deborah Dolney, 28, and her fiancee, Jessie-Mae Secord, 33, seized the opportunity to get married. Four counties opened their offices the next day to issue marriage licenses, and Dolney and Secord were among those in line.
March 11, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Indiana Coach Tom Crean got pretty emotional after the Hoosiers' 72-71 victory over Michigan on Sunday. But it wasn't all the kind of emotion one might expect from a coach whose team had just come back from a five-point deficit in the final 41 seconds to claim the victory and the Big Ten title. During the postgame handshakes, Crean and Michigan assistant coach Jeff Meyer reportedly got into each other's faces while exchanging angry words and "rapidly - and ridiculously - patted the other on the back," according to Yahoo!
March 25, 2013 | By David G. Savage
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court will hear Michigan's appeal of a surprising ruling that struck down its voters' ban on giving “preferential treatment” to students based on their race, weighing the emotionally tense issue of affirmative action for the second time in a year. The Michigan measure is nearly identical to the California proposition that in 1996 abolished race-based affirmative action policies for admission to the state's colleges and universities. But defenders of affirmative action went to federal court in Michigan and won a ruling from the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals that held the state measure unconstitutional on the grounds it took away a civil rights provision that benefited minorities.
February 20, 2012 | By Paul West
With a new poll hinting at a tightening race in the pivotal Michigan primary, Republican presidential contender Rick Santorum tried to stoke blue-collar resentments Monday in the conservative western part of the state. The former Pennsylvania senator is aiming for a knockout blow of Mitt Romney in one of his rival's traditional strongholds.  Santorum told supporters in the gritty Great Lakes harbor town of Muskegon that he is anticipating "what could be a sound heard 'round the world here in Michigan" next week.
January 24, 2010 | By L.L. Brasier
During a single week in August, Faye Miller's comfortable world vanished. That's when Miller, 51, a homemaker in Rochester Hills, Mich., took her therapist's advice and started to examine her marriage. Through Google and phone records, she learned: Her husband of 10 years, Dr. Kenneth Mitchell, already had a wife in California when he married Miller. In 2003 he married another woman in Quebec. And Mitchell, 48, who attended Lutheran church with Miller, had converted to Islam in 2002, taken the Arabic name Mustafa and traveled twice to Saudi Arabia on religious pilgrimages, according to court records.
February 25, 2012 | By Maeve Reston and Paul West, Los Angeles Times
The leading Republican candidates for president aimed contrasting economic pitches Friday at voters in Michigan's tight primary contest — to differing and occasionally eyebrow-raising results. Mitt Romney highlighted his agenda Friday before the Detroit Economic Club, but ended up diverting attention with an offhand reference to his family's abundant collection of cars. It was another in a series of Romney remarks that have complicated his efforts to connect with voters who are suffering economically.
April 10, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
If Denard Robinson is still hoping an NFL team will give him a shot as a pro quarterback, he better pray no scouts watched his ceremonial first pitch before Tuesday's Detroit Tigers-Toronto Blue Jays game. Robinson, the ex-Michigan quarterback who set an NCAA record for rushing yards, will probably continue to be dogged with questions about his throwing accuracy after one-hopping his pitch about midway to home plate. The 2013 NFL draft hopeful didn't look like he put much effort into the throw and was seen joking afterward with his catcher, Tigers pitcher Drew Smyly.
March 27, 2014 | By Shannon Ryan
MIDWEST REGIONAL MATCHUPS At Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis NO. 2 MICHIGAN (27-8) VS. NO. 11 TENNESSEE (24-12) WHAT: NCAA regional semifinal, Friday, 4:15 p.m. TV: Channel 2. Led by forward Jarnell Stokes, who is averaging 20.3 points in the tournament, Tennessee defeated Iowa by 13, Massachusetts by 19 and Mercer by 20. But will the Volunteers have fresh enough legs for their fourth game? Michigan guard Nik Stauskas is shooting a hot 42.9% from three-point range in the Wolverines' two games, and he's below average.
March 22, 2014 | By Chris Dufresne
SPOKANE, Wash. - Michigan State advanced to the round of 16 on Saturday but only after going 12 unexpected rounds with middleweight Harvard. Michigan State, a watch-out No. 4-seeded team in the East Regional that many think can win the national title, almost didn't make it out of Spokane. The bigger, stronger but not necessarily smarter Spartans blew every inch of a 16-point second-half lead and had to muster all their talent to escape with an 80-73 victory before 11,623 at Spokane Arena.
March 21, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
A lesbian couple in Michigan who have lived together for eight years have the right to marry, a federal judge ruled, finding that the state's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional. In striking down the ban, U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman became the ninth federal judge to strike down state gay marriage bans in successive cases. Since December, judges in Texas, Utah, Oklahoma and Virginia have found gay marriage bans unconstitutional. "Many Michigan residents have religious convictions whose principles govern the conduct of their daily lives and inform their own viewpoints about marriage," Friedman wrote in his ruling issued late Friday.
March 19, 2014 | By Houston Mitchell
Think he will enter the Billion-Dollar Bracket Challenge? President Barack Obama has chosen Michigan State to win the NCAA men's basketball championship over Louisville. The president filled out his bracket during a segment aired on ESPN on Wednesday. Joining Michigan State and Louisville in his Final Four are Florida and Arizona. PLAY ALONG: Build your own NCAA bracket Obama has filled out a bracket and made it public every year since he took office. He has chosen the correct winner only once, when he picked North Carolina in 2009.
March 14, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO - Charges were dropped Friday against a 60-year-old woman arrested on a fugitive warrant claiming she escaped in 1977 from a Michigan prison. Prosecutors dropped charges after long-lost documents in Michigan proved that the woman, after escaping, was convinced to surrender in 1982 and a judge then sentenced her to time already served. Judy Lynn Hayman, who goes by the name Jamie Lewis, is set to be released from jail within a few hours. Hayman was arrested by San Diego police Feb. 3 at her apartment in the Balboa Park area, acting on a warrant from the Michigan Department of Corrections.
February 25, 2014 | By Michael Muskal
Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage treats gays as second-class citizens and should be overturned, an attorney representing a lesbian couple argued Tuesday at the start of the latest legal challenge to such laws. The case is being closely watched for more than its central argument that a state can ban same-sex marriage if its voters chose to pass such a constitutional amendment. The case also will focus on some claims that having parents of the same sex is bad for the children. Seventeen states and the District of Columbia allow same-sex marriage.
December 2, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Democratic leaders voted Saturday to strip Michigan of all its delegates to the national convention next year as punishment for scheduling an early presidential primary in violation of party rules. In spite of the vote, some party leaders and officials said they believed the delegates would eventually be seated at the convention. Michigan, with 156 delegates, has scheduled a Jan. 15 primary.
May 15, 1999
Shav Glick [May 7] said that calling the IRL race was the right thing to do after the fatalities at Lowe's Motor Speedway. I agree with his take on that, but not with his take on the situation at Michigan. It would have been impossible to get rescue workers in to the Michigan track or to get patients out with the entire crowd trying to leave at the same time. The infrastructure for fans getting to and from the track is very different at these two places. I commend Humpy Wheeler for making a tough call and ending the race after the deaths.
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