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FINAL FILE: This is our last regular
weekly file for the fall. Our first file of 2004 will be on Friday,
BONUS FILE -- EVERGREENS: Next Friday, Dec. 12, we will move again
several still-timely news features from this semester. If you didn’t
use them the first time around, check them out again, especially
as you look for interesting stories to fill your holiday season
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Over our holiday break, your new correspondents will be in touch
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Articles for week of Tuesday, December 5,
Lawmakers are pushing for a tax break for farms that install extra
security to prevent the theft of anhydrous ammonia, a fertilizer
that’s used in illegal meth production. By Alex Nixon. FOR
SOUTH BEND, STURGIS, THREE RIVERS & ALL POINTS.
An expanded immigration screening process that will require
foreign visitors to give inkless fingerprints and be digitally
photographed at airports takes effect Dec. 31, sparking fears
of further travel delays at Detroit Metro Airport and sparking
criticism from Dearborn-based Arab-American Anti-Discrimination
Committee, the Michigan ACLU and others. By Gitte Laasby. FOR
MACOMB, MICHIGAN CITIZEN, ROMEO, GRAND RAPIDS & ALL POINTS.
-- Some lawmakers, including Reps. Michael Murphy of Lansing
and Steve Tobocman of Detroit, are pushing for better state
coordination of health services for minorities. By Aileo Weinmann.
FOR LANSING, MICHIGAN CITIZEN & ALL POINTS.
-- The Legislature is moving through a
series of bills to expand and promote recycling and possibly
moving Michigan up from the pits of poor recycling rates. By
Carl E. Lindquist. FOR MONROE, LAPEER, HOLLAND, SOUTH BEND,
HILLSDALE, LUDINGTON & ALL POINTS.
-- Amid tough financial times, Michigan will get more than $2.7
million from Washington for drug and alcohol prevention programs,
much of it going to nonprofit groups in Detroit and its suburbs.
By Matt Wenzel. FOR MICHIGAN CITIZEN, C&G & ALL POINTS.
A mid-Michigan representative wants to create a czar to bolster
Michigan’s manufacturing industry. By Emily Sorger. FOR
GREENVILLE, GRAND RAPIDS, TRAVERSE CITY, HOLLAND, MONROE &
Proposals are pending to establish guidelines for the Department
of Environmental Quality’s statewide recycling coordinator
and to create a recycling advisory council. By Kyle Martin.
FOR HOLLAND, GRAND RAPIDS & ALL POINTS.
Three former Huntington Bank employees accused of wrongfully marketing
their services to a competitor will again face a jury after the
state Court of Appeals reinstated a civil suit against them. They
jumped the Huntington ship to join Northwestern Bank. By Carl
Lundquist. FOR GRAND RAPIDS, PETOSKEY, LEELANAU & ALL POINTS.
(already moved for Traverse City).
Andy Harvey of the Upper Peninsula is one of the quiet figures
on the Michigan State basketball team, not a star but a hard
worker who’s won praise from coach Tom Izzo. For news
or sports sections. By Curtis D. Fields. FOR MARQUETTE &
-- The earnings gap between African-American and white lawyers
in Michigan has almost disappeared – shrinking to 5 percent
-- a new study for the State Bar shows. But the pay gap between
male and female lawyers remains a chasm – on average,
women working full time in the law earn only 71 cents for every
$1 a man earns. By Eric Freedman. FOR MICHIGAN CITIZEN, GRAND
RAPIDS, TRAVERSE CITY, LANSING & ALL POINTS.