Ypsilanti, MI – He's a priest, a lawyer, and a former Eastern Michigan University professor. He's been at the Vatican for the past year. Click on the audio icon to hear Bob Eccles' interview with Father Bernard O'Connor, better known around this area as "Father Bernie":
Ypsilanti – To improve upon its 4-7 record in 2004, Eastern Michigan must get better defensively. And, early in Saturday's intra-squad spring scrimmage, the defense excelled, stopping EMU's offense on five of eight possessions.
Then backup quarterback Tyler Jones broke loose, providing more than enough memorable plays to trump the defense's early success.
"He plays faster than he runs the 40," head coach Jeff Genyk said of Jones. "And, obviously, he's very difficult to tackle."
Ann Arbor, MI – One of the Ann Arbor School district's corporate neighbors got a big "thank you" at Wednesday night's Ann Arbor School Board meeting. Click on the audio icon to hear Bob Eccles' report:
Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's city council has begun the process of acquiring development rights to farms in three adjacent townships. Click on the audio icon to hear Bob Eccles' report on Monday night's city council action:
Ypsilanti – Charles Ramsey will return to his alma mater and take over as the head coach of the Eastern Michigan men's basketball team.
Ramsey grew up in Ypsilanti, and graduated from EMU in 1992. He also served two separate stints as an assistant for former Eagle coach Ben Braun in the 1990s. Ramsey spent the last four seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Michigan.
Click on the audio icon above to hear Brian Nemerovski's interview with Ramsey following today's press conference.
Ypsilanti, MI – A Washtenaw County state representative says Eastern Michigan University continues to be penalized for old problems with University House in the Governor's latest executive order on the state budget. Click on the audio icon to hear Bob Eccles' report:
Ypsilanti, MI – Two of Washtenaw County's state representatives are taking aim at the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association following another round of fee increases. Click on the audio icon to hear Brian Nemerovski's report:
Ypsilanti, MI – 17 Ypsilanti Public Schools principals, assistant principals, directors, and supervisors have been advised they may not have a job beyond the current school year. Click on the audio icon to hear Andrew Cluley's report:
Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's city council has approved the annexation of 109 acres of land where the Ann Arbor School district's new high school will be built. Click on the audio icon to hear Bob Eccles' report:
Ypsilanti, MI – Eastern Michigan University's Board of Regents has named John Fallon EMU's next president. Click on the audio icon to hear Andrew Cluley's report on the selection of State University of New York at Potsdam president as the new leader of Eastern Michigan:
Ann Arbor, MI – The Ann Arbor School district appears on target to finish the school year with a four-point-five million dollar budget deficit. Click on the audio icon to hear Bob Eccles' report on why that's actually good news.