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Ramp reconstruction could up parking woes

On a campus where parking is scarce and finding cars parked on the grass and sidewalks is common, parking legally is about to become even more difficult.The parking ramp near Shaw Hall will close its gates for good at the end of the semester, shortly before being destroyed.“Engineering consultants tell us that it needs to be replaced because the foundations are no longer in good condition,” said Michael Rice, MSU police deputy chief.

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DCL students win honors in moot court competitions

There is a sign that hangs in the MSU-Detroit College of Law Moot Court Board office that reads “Moot Court is not Life.” But, “the sign is a lie,” according to fourth-year law student Tom Wisehart. Wisehart is the captain of the moot court team that recently participated in the Pepperdine National Entertainment Law Moot Court Trials in Malibu, Calif.

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Cloning, genetics highlight lecture

Anne McLaren, a research associate on genetics, reproductive biology and developmental biology at Cambridge University, will deliver a free lecture at the Auditorium on Wednesday night. McLaren, the principal research associate at the Wellcome/CRC Institute of Cancer Research and Developmental Biology at the United Kingdom-based college, was made a Dame of the British Empire in 1993.

MICHIGAN

Police catch teens in car break-ins

The East Lansing Police Department may have solved a string of automobile break-in crimes occurring around the city during the past month. Eleven people comprising three different groups were arrested Thanksgiving weekend, many of them juveniles, in relation to the crimes, East Lansing police Capt.

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Businesses go online with help from U

Several area businesses are entering the e-commerce arena thanks to some MSU students.As part of their senior design projects, students in this semester’s Computer Science and Engineering 498 course have developed Web sites as prototypes for what those businesses might want to create as their permanent home pages.“They do this on their own and we don’t tell them how,” said Bill Punch, a computer science professor who teaches the collaborative design course.“A customer who isn’t knowledgeable in the practical areas wouldn’t do this themselves.”Punch said the class is part of the department’s plan to have students do realistic software development work in a group setting with real customers on topical problems.Some of the businesses participating in the project are Evergreen Grill, 327 Abbott Road, Melting Moments Homemade Ice Creams, 313 E.

MICHIGAN

Police enforce safety laws during uneventful holiday weekend

Traffic enforcement officers in mid-Michigan can breathe a short sigh of relief before cracking down on Christmas and New Year’s travelers.The weekend surrounding the Thanksgiving holiday has traditionally been one of the most-traveled weekends of the year, making it a top safety concern, according to Michigan State Police.Four hundred agencies across the state took part in Operation Click It or Ticket, part of the Michigan mobilization effort of Buckle Up America and Operation ABC Mobilization: America Buckles Up Children, two nationwide safety campaigns.The Ingham County Sheriff’s Department had at least two officers on the road each day to look for drivers violating Michigan traffic laws, such as speeding and failure to wear safety belts, and as many as six Friday, Ingham County Sheriff’s Department Sgt.

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Holiday shoppers encounter busy malls

Filling up with turkey on Thanksgiving left many with the energy to go into combat the next morning - in the battlefields of shopping malls.The Friday after Thanksgiving, known to retailers as the busiest shopping day of the year, offers a time for the public to start its holiday shopping.

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DCL hosts local Arabs, Israelis in discussion

Watching the news is becoming increasingly difficult for businessman Boulas Ghraib.A Palestinian, Ghraib said it saddens him to watch TV reports about the violence and conflict that continue between Israelis and Palestinians.Ghraib joined another Palestinian man and two Israeli men in a discussion at MSU-Detroit College of Law last week.

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Muslim students begin celebration of holiest holiday

MSU Muslim students will begin their holiest month today.Ramadan, a Muslim holiday observed through prayer and fasting - abstaining from food and drink - during the daylight hours, begins today.Umbrin Ateequi, a member of MSU’s Muslim Student Association, said the holiday is a time for personal improvement.“Ramadan is a time to reflect and be thankful for things we take for granted,” she said.

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Session nears end, lawmakers push legislation

With only two weeks left for bills in the House and Senate to become law before this year’s session ends, some lawmakers are scrambling to see their legislation through.With more than 1,000 bills introduced every session, and only about 100 passing, it’s common to end a session with almost a thousand failing.Some lawmakers say the lack of time doesn’t deter them from trying to speed up their efforts; it makes business more hectic.State House Rep.

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Child development center to get face-lift

The Spartan Child Development Center doesn’t look like a place that would house 90 children each day.Put together by five white trailers and covering about 6,800 square feet, the nearly 30-year-old facility near Spartan Village apartments sees children from 60 different countries within its cramped walls.“It was started in response to a need for child care for university employees,” said Robin Zeiter, the center’s executive director.