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BC-MI--Michigan Weekend Exchange Digest, MI

August 6, 2018

AP-Michigan stories for the weekend of Aug. 12 and Aug. 13. Members using Exchange stories should retain the bylines and newspaper credit lines. If you have questions, please contact the desk at 313-259-0650.

For use Sunday, Aug. 12, and thereafter.


ST. JOHNS, Mich. — A disabled Michigan veteran who’s missing his left leg is setting powerlifting records. Bobby Body has set records at national and international powerlifting competitions, bench pressing more than double his own weight. He gets plenty of questions about his last name, but his missing left leg is often the first thing people notice about him. It was amputated above the knee five years ago, the result of an injury Body sustained while he was in the U.S. Army. By Rachel Greco, Lansing State Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1773 words.


ANN ARBOR, Mich. — A team of University of Michigan electrical and computer engineering professors has created a computer that’s the size of a speck of dust. The Michigan Micro Mote measures in at a mere 0.3 millimeters on each side. The UM device is capable of measuring temperature and could be useful in studying tumors for oncology research. By Martin Slagter, The Ann Arbor News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 900 words.

For use Monday, Aug. 13, and thereafter.


DETROIT —A Michigan woman who spent much of her life in prison after being convicted as a juvenile is getting a second chance at motherhood. Kimberly Simmons never had a chance to raise her first daughter. Sentenced to life in prison for first-degree murder and arson in Detroit more than 30 years ago at age 17, Simmons gave birth in a prison medical unit and immediately handed her baby girl off to her mother. By Nicquel Terry, The Detroit News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1367 words.


BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Course officials hope a new disc golf course in Michigan will attract millennials. Springbrook Golf Course has opened an 18-hole disc golf course, intertwined with its long-running 9-hole golf course. Owner Matt Hibbert says it’s a combination that fits his customers. By Bill Broderick, Battle Creek Enquirer. SENT IN ADVANCE: 478 words.

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