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MICHIGAN

Memory kept alive with run

More than 300 people spent Sunday morning honoring the memory of Bob Forsythe and raising money for The Listening Ear Crisis Intervention Center.The event, Bob’s 5K run/walk, raised about $10,000 for The Listening Ear, with 295 runners and 80 volunteers.

MICHIGAN

Health centers ready for HIV Testing Day

The battle with AIDS is not over.Between 800,000 and 900,000 Americans are infected with HIV. The Ingham County Health Department, the Mid-Michigan District Health Department, Lansing Area AIDS Network (LAAN) and Planned Parenthood of Mid-Michigan are joining forces to ensure HIV counseling and anonymous testing is available from 7:30 a.m.

MICHIGAN

Council to review application

The East Lansing City Council will discuss alley improvements and an application for a grant to buy a building downtown Tuesday. Carolyn Bennett, East Lansing community and economic development administrator, said the department is asking city council to approve an application from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation to receive a grant to purchase a building in downtown East Lansing. “It is to start City Center Two,” Bennett said.

MICHIGAN

Ronald House enjoys anniversary party

The Ronald McDonald House of Mid-Michigan might not give you super-sized combo meals.But it can give comfort and a place to stay for out-of-town parents with sick children.“I can walk across the street and see my daughter anytime I want,” Lansing resident Shelly Vendeville said.Vendeville is staying at the house, 121 S.

MICHIGAN

Free phone cards feature health message about AIDS

Free calling cards are bringing an important message. The message has been in brochures, posters, advertisements, billboards and public announcements.The message is AIDS is still killing people.The Midwest AIDS Prevention Project is distributing 5,000 free 10-minute phone cards to gay and bisexual men throughout Michigan.

MSU

DCL partners up with Lithuanian university

The MSU-Detroit College of Law and Vytautas Magnus University of Lithuania agreed to offer a certificate in transnational law Wednesday.During the 2000-01 academic year, MSU-DCL sent three faculty members to teach at the Lithuanian school, which is located in the city of Kaunas.

MICHIGAN

False calls push cops buttons

Your cell phone might be crying wolf without your knowledge.Lansing police Lt. Ray Hall said the department is now receiving many false emergency calls from cell phones.“This year, for the first time, we experienced receiving more cellular 911 calls than from normal phones,” he said.

MICHIGAN

Ronald McDonald House to honor anniversary

Lansing’s Ronald McDonald House of Mid-Michigan does more than just love seeing people smile.The house provides comfort to those who need it badly.This year alone, the Lansing house has provided a place to stay for 220 out-of-town families whose children were in the hospital.On Saturday, the facility, at 121 S.

MICHIGAN

Rogers campaigns early

HOWELL - He’s only been in office six months, but U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers is hopping onto the campaign trail a little early - and he’s getting a little help from a friend. Vice President Dick Cheney joined the Brighton Republican for a $1,000-a-plate fund-raiser in the congressman’s district Monday evening. “It’s funny - the other night I said to my wife, ‘Guess who’s coming to dinner?’” Rogers said.

MSU

Students catch credit card debt bug

Kim Reid doesn’t want a credit card.She doesn’t want to spend money.But Tuesday afternoon, she was strolling through downtown East Lansing in search of a job or two to support her habits.“I spend money on entertainment,” the no-preference freshman said.

MSU

System earns poor ratings

Parents who are channel-surfing with their children might think TV-MA stands for “mighty awesome.” However, it doesn’t. It stands for “Mature Audience only,” and is part of the rating system used to protect children from viewing inappropriate television shows. In his new book, Bradley Greenberg, MSU professor of communication and telecommunication, says most parents don’t understand the rating system. Greenberg said the idea for his book, “The Alphabet Soup of Television Rating Programs,” came from the research he was conducting on the effects of television on children. Television, he said, is trying to police itself and that was the scheme of his research.

MICHIGAN

Bills strike Great Lakes drilling debate

Energy companies could soon have permission from the state Legislature to drill for oil and natural gas under Michigan’s portion of the Great Lakes. The topic has led to bitter debate along partisan lines since the state Senate passed two bills on the subject, 20-13, in May - all in favor being Republicans and all opposed being Democrats.