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Star plans to visit Madison college

Richard Dreyfuss will take “baby steps” to Case Hall on Thursday as part of the “Mr. Holland’s Opus Education” tour. Dreyfuss, the star of the movie “Mr. Holland’s Opus,” will visit schools in the Lansing area Thursday in support of political activism, said Norman Graham, associate dean of James Madison College. The Oscar-winning actor will visit Lansing’s Waverly High School, 5207 W.

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Council promotes safe drinking

The East Lansing Police Department will not be the only ones regulating the amount of alcohol young adults drink.Bar and restaurant owners in East Lansing and Lansing have joined to form the Responsible Hospitality Council.

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Student stabbed twice at off-campus party

A 22-year-old East Lansing resident was stabbed while attempting to break up a fight early Sunday morning.Eric Miller, a criminal justice and psychology senior, was stabbed twice in the back by an unidentified male at a party inside a private residence on the 100 block of Gunson Street around 1:15 a.m., said East Lansing police Capt.

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Council to consider transportation merger

The East Lansing City Council will meet tonight to discuss Capital Area Rail Council merging with the Capital Area Transportation Authority. The Rail Council is a group of representatives from the Greater Lansing area who oversee the Amtrak station in East Lansing.

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House cuts costs with laptops

LANSING - Multiply 110 lawmakers by two large boxes of paper a day, and you have a ton of paper.To reduce the amount of paper used, and the associated costs, the Michigan House of Representatives came up with a solution and implemented it with the opening of the fall session in late September.Each representative’s desk on the House floor is now complete with a $2,900 WinBook Pentium III laptop computer.The 110 computers cost nearly $320,000 - and that doesn’t include labor costs and installation fees.

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Sting busts online tobacco sale to minors

Following an online sting by Michigan’s attorney general, 11 tobacco distributors will face criminal charges for selling restricted products to minors.Attorney General Jennifer Granholm filed 20 criminal complaints against eight individuals and three corporations, accusing them of selling tobacco and tobacco products to minors via the Internet.The Notice of Intended Action was filed Sept.

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Absentee ballots still available for U voters

Voting to some people may mean a stressful, confusing process that isn’t worth the hassle. But for some MSU students, voting is as easy as filling out a form and applying a stamp. For those who prefer to vote in districts away from MSU, absentee ballots are frequently the solution.

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Police race bikes against disease

Winter-like temperatures didn’t keep nearly 40 riders from coming out for the first ever East Lansing Police Department/Jimmie Heuga Center Mountain Bike Race Sunday morning. The event was organized by Officer Dave DeKorte of the East Lansing Police Department to benefit the Jimmie Heuga Center in Edwards, Colo.

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Races benefit center

LANSING - Combining fitness, science and fun, more than 500 people raced to benefit a Lansing museum that reopened its doors Sunday with the eighth annual Capital City River Run and Planet Walk. The two runs, a 10-mile and a 5K, both began in the parking lot of the Impression Five Science Center, 200 Museum Drive, and ran along the River Trail in downtown Lansing. There was also a Planet Walk - a nearly two-mile hike which illustrated a scale model of the solar system - along the River Trail, ending in Potter Park Zoo.

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Privacy advocates battle Web sites

If you think the Internet is an escape where an anonymous Web surfer can cruise through stock options or even buy DVDs online unnoticed, you’re wrong.Someone, somewhere is probably watching, a notion which has rubbed privacy and security advocates in Michigan and Washington, D.C.

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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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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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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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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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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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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.