Wednesday, August 12, 2020

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Mountain bike race will help fund multiple sclerosis research

Despite forecasts of winter weather, the MSU police department is hoping for a big turnout at its mountain bike race for charity Sunday.The first annual race is being held at the Abbott Road Park on Abbott Road, just north of Lake Lansing Road, to benefit the Jimmie Heuga Center in Edwards, Colo.

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Voter registration deadline close

Time is running out for students who haven’t registered to vote and wish to take part in this year’s presidential election. Secretary of state branch offices are accepting voter registration through Tuesday at all 178 secretary of state offices across Michigan. “We’re there to do business and anyone who comes into the office on Tuesday to register to vote, we’ll accommodate them,” said Liz Boyd, spokeswoman for the secretary of state. Students can also register at the local city clerk’s office or by mail if the letter is postmarked by midnight Tuesday. Boyd said it’s not unusual for students to wait until the last minute to register.

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Family offers reward for E.L. beating information

The family of a man severely beaten outside of an East Lansing eatery is offering a $500 reward for information about their son’s attacker. Brandon D’Annunzio, a 24-year-old Livonia resident, is in stable but critical condition at Lansing’s Sparrow Hospital.

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House Democratic leaders outline plan to promote family issues agenda

Leaders of the House Democratic Caucus outlined their ambitious 12-point agenda Thursday, which they intend to pass during the first 100 days of the 2001 session.The agenda, titled the “Family Fairness Guarantee,” will address what Democrats feel to be the most important issues for Michigan families - better schools, HMO reform, a cleaner environment and retirement security.House Minority Leader Michael Hanley, D-Saginaw, said the plan will happen because he expects Democrats to “take back the House” after the Nov.

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State bill punishes online stalkers

People found guilty of harassing or stalking people through the Internet in Michigan could be punished with up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000 through a bill the state House passed Wednesday. The new bill, introduced by Rep.

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Falling gas prices please local businesses

Michigan motorists and small business owners were given a break for the third consecutive week as gas prices continued to drop statewide. Regular unleaded gasoline fell 5.7 cents per gallon this week, dropping the average price to $1.55 per gallon according to AAA Michigan. The drop in gas prices can be attributed to the recent release of crude oil from the Strategic Oil Reserve by the federal government, said MSU economics Professor Mordechai Kreinin.

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Dot sex? New Internet domain names may be near

Everyone who uses the Internet is familiar with .com, .org and .edu.But how about .sex?That sultry domain name, along with a few that are more tame, could find their way onto the Internet as early as next year.The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, which assigns new domain names, will soon determine if the list of domain names will see its first major growth in more than a decade.“The applications were due on Monday, and approvals are expected on Nov.

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Children propose ideas to create safer schools

Grade school students from across Michigan gathered at the state Capitol on Wednesday to voice opinions about gun control, higher education and violence in schools.A panel of lawmakers and community officials listened to the students and made notes of possible solutions.Students traveled from several cities to speak at the Capitol, including Grand Rapids, Detroit, Lansing and Kalkaska.

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E.L. sees weekend violence, car chase

A 24-year-old man from Livonia is in stable but critical condition at Lansing’s Sparrow Hospital after being assaulted early Sunday outside an East Lansing establishment.Brandon D’Annunzio is suffering from severe head trauma with a fractured skull and has a blood clot in his brain, said friend Jennifer Martino, an MSU alumna.He is being treated for his injuries in Sparrow’s Neurological Intensive Care Unit.D’Annunzio is not an MSU student, but Martino said he had been in East Lansing for a friend’s bachelor party at BW-3, 220 M.A.C.

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E.L. may fund park upgrades

East Lansing City Council members may approve a $175,470 contract for new development of a park near Harrison Avenue. The Harrison Meadows Park is primarily a wooded area with trails for walking, jogging and cross country skiing. A small portion of the park will be developed if the contract agreement is approved by the council. Tim McCaffrey, East Lansing parks and recreation facilities director, said the park will have many improvements made after the development. “This development is primarily to serve the people of the small, surrounding neighborhood,” he said.

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Shelter pursues greater domestic violence awareness

October may be Domestic Violence Awareness Month, but even MSU Safe Place director Holly Rosen admits the month could be better publicized.Rosen said Safe Place, a shelter for targets of domestic violence, has not been doing as much advertising for the month as usual, causing many off-campus students to be unaware of the month.“I’m not surprised by it,” Rosen said.

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Students to petition for return of law fraternity

Students interested in studying law might have their own fraternity if the efforts of one of their own pay off.Vanessa Madrazo, an interdisciplinary studies in social science senior, is heading up the charge to reactivate the MSU chapter of Phi Alpha Delta, a coed pre-law fraternity which has been dormant since 1997.“This fraternity is for anyone who is interested in attending law school,” Madrazo said.

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Online tool lets youth be heard

Young voters will be able to do more than just watch the upcoming presidential debates, thanks to a new online poll to be launched Tuesday.SpeakOut.com and Youth Vote 2000 are sponsoring the “National Youth Meter,” a second-by-second poll that will allow voters to express their opinions about presidential candidates George W.

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New plates show Spartans spirit

Spartan supporters will have a new way to show their school pride Monday.MSU, along with 14 other Michigan universities, is featured on the newest design for Michigan license plates, which were unveiled Tuesday night.The plates go on sale at 9 a.m.