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9:12 am
Wed August 31, 2005

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – A recent survey of Ann Arbor's water supply finds the water is safe, but contains small amounts of pharmaceuticals.
Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

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7:46 pm
Tue August 30, 2005

Eagles Look to Spring Upset in Opener

Ypsilanti – Eastern Michigan brings eight new defensive starters, a pair of new offensive tackles and a true freshman tailback into Thursday night's opener at Cincinnati. Can the Eagles really be more experienced than the Bearcats?

Cincinnati lost 16 starters from last year's 7-5 team, but, like most major-conference schools, they were able to fill nearly all of those holes with experienced upperclassmen.

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WEMU Local
2:11 pm
Tue August 30, 2005

EMU Tries to Bounce Back in Home Opener

Ypsilanti – Click on the audio icon above to listen to Coach Genyk's comments.

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WEMU Local
1:46 pm
Tue August 30, 2005

Ann Arbor Firm to Develop New Armor

Ann Arbor, MI – An Ann Arbor company that changed its name because somebody called looking for a big and tall clothing store may play a big role in keeping U-S soldiers safe. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley on a four-million dollar grant for the development of transparent armor:

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WEMU Local
8:59 pm
Mon August 29, 2005

Eagles Face Unknown in Opener: Themselves

Ypsilanti – Eastern Michigan opens its football season Thursday night against a Cincinnati team that returns just eight starters. But the biggest unknown for head coach Jeff Genyk is actually his own defense.

"With eight new (defensive) starters, we're thinking a lot more about us than them," Genyk said Monday at his weekly media conference. "We're probably going to have more mental errors than we've ever had. But we have to play fast. We are significantly faster and more athletic (on defense) than we were last year."

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WEMU Local
10:47 am
Mon August 29, 2005

Back to School

Ypsilanti & Ann Arbor, MI – Classes resume today in the Ann Arbor school district. Students return to Ypsilanti school classrooms tomorrow.
In Ann Arbor, a major shakeup of school principals greets students, while in Ypsilanti, schools-of-choice plays a major role in bolstering enrollment even as two schools are shuttered. Click on the audio icon for back to back reports from WEMU's Andrew Cluley and Bob Eccles:

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WEMU Local
9:20 am
Fri August 26, 2005

Council Interviews Potential Appointees

Ann Arbor, MI – The five candidates vying to fill out the remainder of Kim Groome's term on Ann Arbor's city council were interviewed by council members Thursday night. Click on the audio icon to hear details from WEMU's Bob Eccles:

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WEMU Local
9:33 am
Thu August 25, 2005

Cinema Chat

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

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WEMU Local
9:13 am
Thu August 25, 2005

Cinema Chat

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

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WEMU Local
9:04 am
Wed August 24, 2005

Issues of the Environment

Washtenaw County, MI – Washtenaw County has undertaken a massive effort to make its aging government buildings more energy efficient. Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

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WEMU Local
9:01 am
Wed August 24, 2005

EMU "Best in Midwest" Again

Ypsilanti, MI – For the third year in a row, Eastern Michigan University has been named one of the best colleges in the midwest. Click on the audio icon to hear details of the designation from WEMU's Bob Eccles:

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WEMU Local
9:40 am
Tue August 23, 2005

World Peacemaker Comes to EMU

Ypsilanti, MI – He's spent his entire life working to bring peace to India and the world. S.N Subba Rao works especially with young people to get them involved in making the world a more peaceful place. Click on the audio icon to hear David Fair's interview with S.N Subba Rao on WEMU.

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WEMU Local
9:34 am
Tue August 23, 2005

Ypsi Schools Hire New Director

Ypsilanti, MI – The Ypsilanti School Board has hired Richard Weigel as the district's new director of educational services.
Weigel replaces Noni Miller, who left the district earlier this summer to take a similar post in Holly.
Weigel has a masters degree from Eastern Michigan University, and is currently a doctoral degree candidate.

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WEMU Local
8:35 am
Thu August 18, 2005

Cinema Chat

Ypsilanti, MI – Check out the new offerings in the theaters this weekend. Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

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WEMU Local
9:10 am
Wed August 17, 2005

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – A group of college students brings its summer-long campaign for alternative fuel cars to this weekend's Woodward Dream Cruise. Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

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WEMU Local
9:15 am
Tue August 16, 2005

Tree Tax Goes to Fall Ballot

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's city council has approved placing a ballot issue before voters in November to raise money to remove dead and dying Ash trees infested with the Emerald Ash Borer. Click on the audio icon to hear Bob Eccles' report on the millage vote, and other city council action taken Monday night:

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WEMU Local
2:31 pm
Tue August 9, 2005

Eagles Running Game Picture Cloudy

Ypsilanti – It's no surprise that, during the first week of Eastern Michigan football camp, competition for the starting running back job is wide open.

No one expected it to be this wide open, though.

A total of six backs are seeing regular work between the first- and second-string offensive units. That group includes three true freshmen.

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WEMU Local
9:33 am
Thu August 4, 2005

Police Services Plan Modified

Washtenaw County, MI – Washtenaw County's sheriff says a big step was taken Wednesday night in bringing a resolution to a plan to change the contract the county has with local goverments to provide law enforcement.
Click on the audio icon to hear WEMU's Andrew Cluley's report on the action taken by the county board's ways and means committee:

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WEMU Local
9:29 am
Thu August 4, 2005

Radio System Vote Delayed

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9:20 am
Thu August 4, 2005

Cinema Chat

Ann Arbor, MI – Not much in the way of new releases at the theaters this weekend, but plenty of outstanding cinema to see just the same.
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WEMU Local
10:12 am
Wed August 3, 2005

EMU President Discusses Tuition Increase

Ypsilanti, MI – Eastern Michigan University President Doctor John Fallon the Third talks with WEMU's David Fair about new tuition increases and capital improvement projects at EMU, and the continuing struggle to fund higher education as state support continues to decrease. Click on the audio icon for the complete interview.

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WEMU Local
9:34 am
Wed August 3, 2005

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

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9:31 am
Wed August 3, 2005

Council Delays Income Tax Vote

Ypsilanti, MI – Ypsilanti residents will not be asked to vote on a proposed city income tax in November, but the issue could be on the ballot next year.
Click on the audio icon to hear Andrew Cluley's report on last night's decision to delay the vote, but move ahead with a scheduled public hearing on the issue:

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9:27 am
Wed August 3, 2005

Ann Arbor City Council Primary Results

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor voters in two city council wards have decided who will advance to the November general election. Click on the audio icon for Bob Eccles' report on the outcome of Tuesday's primary election:

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WEMU Local
9:24 am
Wed August 3, 2005

Webster Township Voters Approve Millages

Webster Township, MI – Voters in Washtenaw County's Webster Township have approved three money issues on Tuesday's ballot. Click on the audio icon for the details from WEMU's Bob Eccles:

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