AP-MI--Michigan News Digest 1:30 pm, MI
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WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney is a man in-between. He made it to Washington after all — but not as president of the United States, the office he sought twice and other men won. He’s not yet a senator from Utah, either, until he’s sworn in Jan. 3. Romney, lifelong executive in public and private life, doesn’t have a permanent office, a place to live or a solid sense of what it will be like to shift from being the top leader to just one of 100 ambitious personalities. Romney is from neither Massachusetts, where he was governor, nor Utah, where he lives and which he will represent in the new, 116th Congress. He’s from Michigan, where his father, George W. Romney, was governor in the 1960s. By Laurie Kellman and Steve Peoples. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.
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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The international ArtPrize competition has announced the schedule and advisory committee for a Michigan art event. Project 1 will be held from Sept. 7 to Oct. 27 next year in Grand Rapids. The event is the first in a series of citywide public art commissions that will be held in the years between biennial ArtPrize competitions. SENT: 130 words, photo. UPCOMING: 275 words.
— SLAVERY EXHIBIT-MUSEUM: A coalition of community groups is opposing a planned Thomas Jefferson Monticello plantation exhibit coming to Detroit. The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History is expected to feature “Paradox of Liberty” in 2019.
— HUNTER SHOT: Police say a gun and backpack were apparently taken from a man who was shot and killed earlier this month while hunting deer in mid-Michigan.
— JUDGE CHARGED: A suburban Detroit judge accused of crashing into a man’s car and driving away has been given a suspended jail sentence, probation and 100 hours of community service.
— BELLE ISLE-UTILITIES: Officials say Detroit’s Belle Isle is without natural gas service after a utility contractor struck a line while working to upgrade the electrical grid at the island park.
— SHERIFF ARRESTED: A mid-Michigan sheriff says he was arrested for suspected drunken driving this month after leaving a deer hunting camp in Michigan’s northern Lower Peninsula.
— STAMP-MICHIGAN RIVER: A Michigan river will be featured in a new set of postage stamps highlighting scenic rivers. The Ontonagon River in the Upper Peninsula will be one of 12 stamps to be released in 2019.
— GREAT LAKES-INVASIVE MUSSELS: A coalition of agencies and groups in the Great Lakes region has released a plan for developing solutions to problems caused by invasive mussels.
— PLASTIC CRATE THEFT: A Michigan hauling company president who pleaded guilty to wire fraud after plastic crates valued at more than $2.9 million were sold to a recycling firm for about $460,000 has been sentenced to 33 months in prison.
— GARY CASINOS: Some former Indiana casino executives are behind a new company buying the two Gary casinos with aims of moving them off the Lake Michigan shore.
DETROIT — The Detroit Pistons try on Friday night for a fourth straight win when they host a Chicago Bulls team that has lost four in a row. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game time 7 p.m.
DETROIT — Ndamukong Suh is looking forward to facing the Detroit Lions for the first time, giving him a chance to visit with friends and to dine at some new restaurants they have told him about. “I love the city of Detroit,” said Suh, who spent the first five years of his career with the Lions. The 31-year-old Suh has not won a division title, but that can change as soon as Sunday. His new team, the Los Angeles Rams (10-1) can clinch the NFC West championship with a win over the slumping Lions (4-7) at Ford Field. By Larry Lage. SENT: 800 words, photos. With preview glance.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. — No. 9 Michigan State will try to rebound from an overtime loss earlier this week when it faces defensive-minded Rutgers at the Louis Brown Athletic Center. By Matt Sugam. UPCOMING. 600, photos. Game time 6 p.m.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Less than two years after a Big Ten opponent called Michigan a “white-collar” team, the Wolverines have emphatically shed that label. By Noah Trister. SENT: 650 words, photos.
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