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WEMU Local
2:13 pm
Thu September 15, 2005

Chocolate War Battle Over in Milan

Milan, MI – A controversial book will no longer be part of the curriculum in Milan high school, but will remain in the school's library. Click on the audio icon to hear Andrew Cluley's report on Wednesday night's Milan school board debate and vote:

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WEMU Local
2:10 pm
Thu September 15, 2005

Buyouts for Visteon Workers

Ypsilanti, MI – Senior hourly workers at Ypsilanti's Visteon plant are meeting with representatives from Ford Motor and their union's national office to talk about buyouts. Click on the audio icon for more from WEMU's Bob Eccles:

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WEMU Local
9:28 am
Wed September 14, 2005

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU, and find out how the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer has become a huge disaster for Michigan:

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WEMU Local
9:22 am
Wed September 14, 2005

Ypsilanti Facing Precarious Financial Future

Ypsilanti, MI – The first in a series of town hall meetings on Ypsilanti's financial future was held Tuesday night. Click on the audio icon for more on the meeting from WEMU's Bob Eccles:

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WEMU Local
9:19 am
Wed September 14, 2005

UofM Hospitals Chief Retires

Ann Arbor, MI – The head of the University of Michigan hospitals and health centers is retiring from the post. Click on the audio icon for details from WEMU's Andrew Cluley:

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WEMU Local
4:03 pm
Tue September 13, 2005

Genyk: Turnovers Key for Hanging with Michigan

Ypsilanti – Recent history gives Jeff Genyk hope heading into Saturday's football game at Michigan..

In 2004, Mid-American Conference member Miami (Ohio) played the Wolverines close into the second half. Later that season, mid-major San Diego State led the Wolverines at the half. And two weeks ago, another of EMU's compatriots, Northern Illinois, rolled up 411 yards, but lost to Michigan 33-17.

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WEMU Local
9:55 am
Tue September 13, 2005

Local Hurricane Relief Volunteer Back Home

Ypsilanti, MI – A local Red Cross volunteer is back home after helping Hurricane Katrina victims along the gulf coast of Mississippi. Click on the audio icon to hear David Fair's interview with MSU senior Nick Welter:

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WEMU Local
9:49 am
Tue September 13, 2005

Schools WIn Energy Savings Award

Ypsilanti, MI – Kudos for the Ypsilanti School District at Monday night's board of education meeting for the district's efforts to cut energy costs. Click on the audio icon for details from WEMU's Bob Eccles:

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WEMU Local
10:47 am
Mon September 12, 2005

Gas Prices Squeeze Local School Districts

Undated – Area school districts are struggling with high gas prices, along with everybody else. Click on the audio icon to hear Bob Eccles' report:

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WEMU Local
10:44 am
Mon September 12, 2005

City and Township Fire Departments Join Forces

Ypsilanti, MI – When there's an accident or other problem along I-94 in Ypsilanti or Ypsilanti Township, fire crews from both jurisdictions will respond. Click on the audio icon to hear Bob Eccles report on the new cooperative effort between the city and the township:

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WEMU Local
10:31 am
Fri September 9, 2005

Michigan Cares - Preparations to Help Victims Relocate

Ypsilanti, MI – The city of Ann Arbor and other Michigan communities stand ready to help victims of hurricane Katrina relocate. Click on the audio icon to hear David Fair's interview with 5th ward Ann Arbor city councilman Chris Easthope about what that city is doing to help, as WEMU continues its participation in Friday's "Michigan Cares" fundraiser for hurricane relief efforts:

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WEMU Local
10:24 am
Fri September 9, 2005

Michigan Cares - New Orleans & Music

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear David Fair's interview with WEMU jazz program host, Dr. George Klein. Klein hosts the Sunday afternoon "Grooveyard" program on WEMU. Klein also has a long-term relationship with the city of New Orleans, and its music. This interview was another part of WEMU's participation in Friday's "Michigan Cares" fundraiser for hurriane Katrina relief efforts:

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WEMU Local
10:17 am
Fri September 9, 2005

Michigan Cares - Local Red Cross

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear David Fair's interview with Washtenaw County Red Cross chapter Executive Director Pam Horiszney, part of WEMU's participation in Friday's "Michigan Cares" fundraiser for hurricane Katrina relief efforts:

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WEMU Local
10:12 am
Fri September 9, 2005

Michigan Cares Fundraiser - public health

Ypsilanti, MI – As part of Friday's Michigan Cares fundraiser for hurricane relief effots, WEMU spoke with several local people to add perspective to the situation along the Gulf coast. Click on the audio icon to hear David Fair's interview with the medical director of the Washtenaw County Public Health Department, Dr. Stan Reedy:

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WEMU Local
10:08 am
Fri September 9, 2005

Budget Picture Brightens for Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI – The city of Ann Arbor finished its fiscal year in the black. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles:

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WEMU Local
3:58 pm
Thu September 8, 2005

EMU vs. Lousiana-Lafayette Scouting Report

Ypsilanti – Eastern Michigan and Lousiana-Lafayette are similar in several key ways. Both are coming off of 4-and-7 seasons in mid-major conferences. Both feature running quarterbacks and versatile offensive formations. And both lost their season opener last week, though EMU's 28-26 loss at Cincinnati was a far cry from the Cajuns' 60-3 pasting at Texas.

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WEMU Local
9:14 am
Thu September 8, 2005

Sheriff Services Costs Settled

Washtenaw County, MI – The debate over how to finance police services from the Washtenaw County Sheriff's department ended Wednesday night when county commissioners approved a plan to have cities and townships purchase policing. Click on the audio icon for more details from WEMU's Brian Nemerovski:

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WEMU Local
9:10 am
Thu September 8, 2005

Cab Fares Increased in Ypsilanti

Ypsilanti, MI – If you take a cab in Ypsilanti, it's going to cost a little more. Click on the audio icon to hear Bob Eccles' report:

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WEMU Local
9:07 am
Thu September 8, 2005

Petition Drive Goes Slowly

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WEMU Local
9:01 am
Thu September 8, 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
8:57 am
Thu September 8, 2005

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – The city of Ann Arbor is looking to continue its strong environmental stewardship tradition by adding "precautionary principles" to city policy. Lean more by clicking on the audio icon to hear this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

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WEMU Local
11:59 am
Wed September 7, 2005

City Will Not Pursue Legal Action Against Church

Ypsilanti, MI – Ypsilanti's city council has been advised not to pursue legal action against a church located in the city's business district. Click on the audio icon for details from WEMU's Bob Eccles:

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WEMU Local
11:02 am
Wed September 7, 2005

Roberts to fill Council Vacancy

Ann Arbor, MI – An Ann Arbor banker will fill the vacant first ward city council seat. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley:

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WEMU Local
10:55 am
Wed September 7, 2005

Water Rate Increase Approved

Ypsilanti, MI – Ypsilanti residents will soon see higher bills for water and sewer services. Click on the audio icon for details from WEMU's Bob Eccles:

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WEMU Local
10:53 am
Wed September 7, 2005

Council Extends City Manager's Contract

Ypsilanti, MI – Ypsilanti City Manager Ed Koryzno has had his contract extended by city council, and is also now enrolled in the retirement benefits plan enjoyed by other non-union city employees. Click on the audio icon for more on the story from WEMU's Bob Eccles:

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