SW Michigan

12:04 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Former WMU Football Coach Bill Doolittle Remembered

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Doolittle, who died in April at the age of 90, led the Broncos to their first MAC championship in 1966.
KALAMAZOO, MI - Fight on, fight on for Western. There were few dry eyes in the room as a crowd of more than 100 sang the Western Michigan University Fight Song during a memorial service Sunday for former Western Michigan University football coach Bill "Doo" Doolittle at the Seelye Athletic Center.
12:02 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

E-Cigarette Bill Could Face Veto

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Some state officials say the measure should have lumped e-cigarettes with traditional tobacco products.
LANSING - Gov. Rick Snyder is signaling that he may veto legislation to prevent minors from buying electronic cigarettes because he does not think it would go far enough and regulate the vaporizers like traditional tobacco products. "I've had issues with that bill," he said last week, adding that it will get "special attention" and extra review.
SW Michigan
7:31 am
Fri June 20, 2014

KSO Maestro Harvey Lands Texas Job

KSO Music Director Raymond Harvey
Credit Kalamazoo Symphony

Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra maestro Raymond Harvey will be spending part of his year in Texas. The Symphony says Harvey has accepted a position as music director of the Moores Opera Center at the University of Houston. He'll also be an associate professor of music at the university.

Harvey will conduct up to four operas each year and will also work with students.

He'll begin his 16th season as the Kalamazoo Symphony's music director in September.

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7:26 am
Fri June 20, 2014

WW2 Landings Recreated on Lake Michigan

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Amphibious landings in France and Okinawa will be simulated by hundreds of reenactors in Saint Joseph on Saturday.
ST. JOSEPH, MI - The crackle of gunfire, the roar of explosions and the throaty rumble of aircraft engines will all descend upon Tiscornia Beach this weekend during the seventh Lest We Forget tribute to veterans of World War II, and the Korean and Vietnam wars.
SW Michigan
7:23 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Consumers Energy Drops Renewables Fee

Credit WMUK

Consumers Energy customers will see slightly lower electricity bills starting next month. That's because on Thursday the state Public Service Commission approved the utility's plan to drop a renewable energy surcharge. The Gongwer News Service reports that the PSC approved the change because of the falling cost of wind power. Elimination of the surcharge was included in Consumers new renewable energy plan.

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