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AP-MI--Michigan News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, MI

August 28, 2018

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Michigan. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the AP-Detroit bureau at 800-642-4125 or 313-259-0650 or apmichigan@ap.org. Tom Davies is on the desk. AP-Michigan News Editor Roger Schneider can be reached at 313-259-0650 or rschneider@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date. All times are Eastern.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.



DETROIT — Two days of public viewings for Aretha Franklin are planned at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, which is also where civil rights icon Rosa Parks lay in repose after her 2005 death. Thousands of well-wishers are expected to come to the culturally important and significant museum, which had been the largest black museum in the United States until the National Museum of African American History and Culture opened in Washington, D.C., in 2016. By Jeff Karoub. UPCOMING: 650 words, photo and video, including live coverage outside the museum.


— MICHIGAN-ELK HUNT: The opening period of Michigan’s elk hunting season is getting underway during the centennial year of the species’ return to the state.

— FERRIS STATE-FACULTY STRIKE: A Michigan judge has ordered striking faculty members at Ferris State University to return to the classroom.



KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Tigers send Matthew Boyd to the mound and the Royals start Jakob Junis as the teams begin a quick two-game series at Kauffman Stadium. By Dave Skretta. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 8:15 p.m.


SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Blake Bars walks every day to law school past the house that Rockne built, where on Saturday night his former team, No. 14 Michigan, will visit No. 12 Notre Dame to kick off their seasons. At night, he heads to his off-campus apartment where his roommate is younger brother, Alex — the starting left guard for the Fighting Irish. Oh, brother. By John Fineran. SENT: 620 words, photo.


STILLWATER, Okla. — It took Barry Sanders four games to figure out how special his 1988 season at Oklahoma State might be. Returning the season’s opening kickoff for a touchdown against Miami (Ohio) didn’t do it for him. Neither did his dominance of Texas A&M or his 304 yards and five touchdowns rushing against Tulsa. It started becoming real for him during a masterful performance at Colorado. By Cliff Brunt. SENT: 1,200 words, photos.


EAST LANSING, Mich. — LJ Scott is back for his senior season at Michigan State, with an impressive resume already but also room for improvement. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 8 p.m.


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