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Now that U.S. Rep. Bart Stupak has announced his retirement from Congress, the next question is, who will run for his seat? Already, the names of state Sen. Jim Barcia and state Rep. Jeff Mayes, both Bay City Democrats, have been mentioned. But neither Barcia nor Mayes says he plans to run for Stupak’s 1st District seat, which runs from northern Bay County into Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Barcia said he received several phone calls regarding his desire for the position Friday morning, before Stupak announced that he would not seek re-election to a 10th term. “I do own property in Schoolcraft County in Manistique,” Barcia said. “However, I have no intention on moving to the 1st District to run.” Mayes said he’ll remain focused on the campaign he’s already begun, to replace Barcia, who cannot run again because of term limits. “At this point, that type of talk is flattering, but I’m focused on my candidacy for the state Senate and I’m trying to fill big shoes already left by Barcia,” Mayes said. Charlevoix County Commissioner Connie Saltonstall, a Democrat, and Republican Dan Benishek, a surgeon from Iron Mountain, previously announced their candidacy for Stupak’s seat. In a news conference Friday, Stupak said he was considering retirement for about six years. See SEAT, A14

Taxing times

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BAY CITY — When Bay City residents express concern about the amount of taxes they pay, they aren’t just blowing smoke. Bay City ranks seventh on a list of the top 10 most-taxed cities in the state with 19.55 mills levied each year on city residents. That money pays for firefighters, police officers, street improvements and park maintenance, among other things. Add to that the 26.129 mills levied through other Bay Countywide taxes, and Bay City residents pay a total of 45.6801 mills — or $45 for every $1,000 of their home’s taxable value. If a 2.038-mill tax being proposed by the Bay City Commission passes voter approval later this year, Bay City could shoot up to the fourth most-taxed city, according to a 2009 tax-rate survey conducted by the


city of Portage that examined Michigan cities with a population of 20,000 people or more. “It’s what we pay for the luxury of having all that stuff right

Bay County Library System officials, who are seeking a four-year, 1-mill tax renewal this year, say they are not too concerned about a citywide operating tax. See the story on Page A8.

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Tax breakdown

Bay City residents who have a primary residence in the city, pay a total of 45.6801 mills. Here is a breakdown of where those tax dollars go:

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County operating millage: 5.7257 mills

Bay County Library Operating: 1 mill Bay County Library Improvement: 0.9953 Mosquito Control: 0.45 Senior Citizens: 0.5 Historical Society: 0.0952 Gypsy Moth Suppression: 0.1 Central Dispatch: 0.7 Bay County Medical Care: 0.5 Bay Metropolitan Transportation Authority: 0.7476


Bay-Arenac Intermediate School District: 4.9233


Delta College: 2.0427 mills

General operating tax:15.4615 mills

Bay City Public Schools 2006 bond issue for renovations at various schools: 2.35 mills State school operating tax: 6 mills



Thousands of court documents are laid out in a room at the Bay County Community Center after they were damaged while in storage at the Bay County Building when a faulty urinal overflowed on the floor above.

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to the west side of the state. Offshore plans first proposed for Pentwater While offshore wind were opposed by residents turbines proposed for there, and Scandia has Lake Michigan have been recently shifted its efforts met with some opposition, to the Muskegon area. the possibility of wind in “It’s happening,” said the water may enjoy sup- Skip Pruss, head of the port in the Saginaw Bay Great Lakes Wind Counarea. cil, or GLOW, which is Minnesota-based Scan- developing siting recomdia Wind Offshore has mendations for the state. proposed a $4 billion plan “It’s just a question of to build wind farms in when. Lake Michigan and lure “We’re trying to be a turbine manufacturer thoughtful. We’re trying JEFF KART | (989) 894-9645 | (989) 894-9639

BAY CITY — Things have been a little damp at the Bay County Building over the past week. A malfunctioning urinal in a men’s bathroom on the third floor of the building, 515 Center Ave., last weekend caused water damage in several county departments, said Rick Pabalis, building and grounds superintendent. Pabalis said the urinal valve was stuck in the on position and the drain could not handle all the water. Water leaked through the floor, damaging ceiling tiles, papers and equipment on the second, See FLOOD, A2

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to be a little bit deliberate. But also, this is a competition and this is very much about job creation.” The Scandia proposal for a 1,000-megawatt wind farm in western Michigan could create up to 3,000 manufacturing jobs. Pruss said Michigan, with the Saginaw Bay area in particular, is uniquely FILE | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS prepared to host offshore Wind turbines are placed in rows in turbines at a time when the Obama administration Dronten, Netherlands. The Dutch have used windmills for centuries to pump See WIND, A2 water out of their low-lying country.


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The GLOW group held a meeting last month at Saginaw Valley State University. Most of the 80 people there indicated they’d prefer an offshore wind development to a power plant fueled by coal, natural gas or nuclear materials. Consumers Energy plans to build a new $2.3 billion coal-fired power plant at its existing Karn-Weadock complex on Saginaw Bay in Hampton Township. Installation of offshore turbines is more expensive than on-ground systems for a number of reasons, including costs to construct foundations and run lines for miles to connect the turbines to the existing electrical grid. Pruss said the council has received about 300 pieces of correspondence on the Scandia project. Letters from Muskegon have been mostly supportive. Letters from Pentwater have been primarily against the idea. “A lot of the people right away say ‘We are for renewable energy. We are not against wind power. We just don’t want these turbines so close to shore,’ ” said Pruss, also head of Michigan’s Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth. The GLOW council has recommended a 6-mile conditional buffer around the Great Lakes coastline. Draft legislation has been sent to the Legislature for establishing siting standards. “Based upon all the survey work done in Europe as well as on the Atlantic coast, a 6-mile threshold is about the point where most people, when shown visuals, begin to say, ‘Well, you know, that’s not so bad,’ ” Pruss said. Other GLOW meetings are planned for Wednesday in Escanaba and May 4 in Muskegon.

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has set a 20 percent by 2030 target for renewable generation. Midland-based Dow Chemical Co. has developed a carbon fiber molecule that would allow for lighter, stronger and larger turbines, for instance. The GLOW council includes Bay County Executive Thomas L. Hickner, a former state representative who has expressed support for offshore wind in Saginaw Bay. The GLOW group has named five areas in the state as the “most favorable” for offshore wind development, including the outer Saginaw Bay and sites in Sanilac, Mackinac, Delta and Berrien counties. Hickner said he thinks there’s general support for offshore wind in the outer bay, as long as turbines are located at least six miles offshore. “I don’t think there is strong opposition,” he said. “I think people want to know more about it.” Calculations are that there’s room for upwards of 100 turbines in the outer bay, which could represent up to $3 billion of investment. Residents of Caseville and Au Gres would be most apt to see the big blades, Hickner said. The Lone Tree Council, a Great Lakes Bay Region environmental group, also is pushing for developers to look at Saginaw Bay as a spot for offshore wind. “We think it’s an excellent idea,” said Terry Miller, chairman of the Lone Tree Council and a Monitor Township trustee. “It’s a green source of energy with no coal miner deaths, no money going out of state. We produce it right here.” Miller said he believes the five sites named by the council are well thought out, and exclude areas that would impact fisheries and navigation. “It would actually improve fisheries,” he said. “If it displaced contamination produced by coal, it would increase tourism.” Proposals for offshore wind have garnered concerns from shoreline property owners around the country about the aesthetics of seeing 300-foot tall turbines on the horizon. Save Our Shoreline, a statewide property rights group, is headquartered in Bay County. Dave Powers, a Bay City attorney and SOS member, said his group hasn’t taken a formal position on offshore wind in the lakes. The group isn’t leaning one way or the other, either. “We are investigating it,” said Powers, whose group has met with Hickner and Pruss about the issue.

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COMING UP TODAY • Summer Fest Craft Show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, Bay Valley Resort and Conference Center, 2470 Old Bridge Road, Bay City. Cost: free. Info: (989) 686-3500. • Wedding Inspiration for the Bride and Groom, 1 to 4 p.m. today, Horizons Conference Center, 6200 State St., Saginaw. Cost: $4. Info: (989) 799-4122. • Bijou Orchestra, “Ritmo Caliente,” 2 p.m. today, State Theatre, 913 Washington, Bay City. Cost: $10-$30. Info: (989) 892-2660. • Tea and Poetry Soiree with local poets, 3 p.m. today, Midland Center for the Arts, 1801 W. St. Andrews, Midland. Cost: free. Info: (800) 523-7649. • Stage: “One for the Pot,” 3 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. April 16 and 3 p.m. April 17, Performing Arts Center, Saginaw Valley State University, 7400 Bay Road, Kochville Township. Cost: $10 adults; $7 seniors and students. Info: (989) 964-4261. MONDAY • Book bingo for children ages 5-12, 4 p.m. Monday, Wickes Library, 1713 Hess, Saginaw. Cost: free. Info: (989) 752-3821. • Film: “I.O.U.S.A.,” 6 p.m. Monday, Zauel Memorial Library, 3100 N. Center, Saginaw Township. Cost: free. Info: (989) 791-7929. LATER • Film: “Father of the Bride,” with Elizabeth Taylor and Spencer Tracy, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Grace A. Dow Memorial Library, 1710 S. W. St. Andrews, Midland. Cost: free. Info: (989) 837-3430. • Carrie Underwood, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dow Event Center, 303 Johnson St., Saginaw. Cost: $35 and $52.50. Info: (989) 759-1320. • Wednesday Late Night with the Butterflies, exhibit open until 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dow Gardens, 1809 Eastman Ave., Midland. Cost: $5 for adults, $1 for students, free for children five and under. Info: (989) 631-2677. • One Book, One Community with David Sheff, author of “Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Meth Addiction,” 7 p.m. Thursday, Temple Theatre, 201 N. Washington, Saginaw. Cost: free. Info: (989) 754-7469. • Northwood 2010 Style Show, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Hach Student Life Center, Northwood University, 400 Whiting, Midland. Cost: $25 per person; $45 couple. Info: (989) 837-4200. • Thursday Night Dance Party, 8 p.m. Thursday, Freeland Sports Zone, 5690 Midland, Freeland. Cost: $10. Info: (989) 695-2000. • Film: “Miss Grant Takes Richmond,” 12:45 p.m. Thursday, Temple Theatre, 201 N. Washington, Saginaw. Cost: $7. Info: (989) 7547469. • Cardinal Singers in concert, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Performing Arts Center, Saginaw Valley State University, 7400 Bay Road, Saginaw. Cost: free. Info: (989) 964-4261. • The Elders in concert, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, State Theatre, 913 Washington, Bay City. Cost: $20. Info: (989) 892-2660. • Stage: “Shipwrecked Fairy Tales,” 10 a.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Friday, 3 p.m.. Saturday, Lecture Theatre, Delta College, 1961 Delta Road, University Center. Cost: $5. Info: (989) 686-9535.

SAGINAW — A Ford Mustang GT confiscated by the Saginaw County Sheriff’s Office in a drug bust last year garnered a lot of attention after Sheriff William L. Federspiel decided to make the car his personal patrol vehicle. Now Federspiel hopes the public can benefit from another drug-related seizure when the department auctions a fifth-wheel camper at 6 p.m. Thursday at Matt Szappan’s Zap Auto Auction, on M-52, about a mile north of M-57. The sheriff will hold the camper auction locally so Saginaw County residents will have a chance to bid on it first rather than put it up on eBay, the Internet auction site where the county has sold other confiscated items, such as animal mounts, toolboxes, snowmobiles, motorcycles and cars. Federspiel said the 1995 Scottsdale DLX was seized in October 2006 when it was being used to


Saginaw County Sheriff William L. Federspiel stands at Zap Auto Auction, on M52 in Chesaning, with a fifth-wheel camper that was confiscated in a drug raid. The fifth-wheel camper will be auctioned off Thursday. transport marijuana and cocaine from Texas to Michigan. “Four suspects were arrested,” Federspiel said. “Two are still incarcerated.”

Federspiel said up to 200 pounds of illegal drugs were stashed under the floorboards for the trip to Michigan. The blue book value is esti-

mated at $4,700 for the 35-foot camper-trailer. “It’s in great shape, and we hope to raise more than the blue book value,” Federspiel said. He’s not letting it go for a song, either. “If we don’t get bids to meet our reserve, we’ll put it on eBay,” Federspiel said. The funds raised from the auction will go toward training the sheriff’s K-9 unit and fuel for the department’s vehicles. The camper auction follows the sheriff’s seizure of a 300-horsepower Mustang in a plea agreement reached with a Bridgeport Township man last year. It bears the message “Taken From A Local Drug Dealer” on its doors and is clearly marked “Sheriff.” By using the Mustang as his department car, Federspiel hopes dealers get his message, “We will take your things.” “The Mustang was quite a story with a wonderful focus, and the public is asking me, ‘Where can I get in on that action?’ ” Federspiel said.

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Expectant mothers and new parents gathered en masse Saturday morning at the Bay Arenac ISD Career Center, 4155 Monitor in Monitor Township, for the seventh annual Community Baby Shower. Sponsored by Bay Regional Medical Center and other local businesses, the event featured vendors from the American Red Cross, Bay County Health Department and Breastfeeding Club of Bay County, and offered classes such as Intro to Baby Signing, Daddy Boot Camp, Family Fit & Fun, and Hands-on Labor Support. “I’m trying to get any teens who are pregnant or parenting back in high school to complete their education,” said Sue Fournier of Community High School. “I’ve handed out about 10 applications for school. It’s very good for us to be here this year.” Rebecca Morgan, one of the event’s main organizers, said about 270 people attended. “We’ve filled up the last three years,” she said. New this year was the Building Your Baby’s Brain class, a seminar stressing communication with babies and keeping them engaged in language. “We have a ton of free


Children learn safety tips in a before baby-sitting class Saturday morning during the Community Baby Shower at the Bay-Arenac ISD Career Center. The event, hosted by Bay Regional Medical Center, for soon-to-be or new parents included a fashion show, prize giveaways and seminars. Below: “It's fun to be around people that are going through the same thing you are,” said Mandy Haag of Cass City as she held her daughter Macy, 2 months, after the fit and active seminar. baby supplies we’re giving away,” said Theresa Dauer, a committee member. “We have about 140 gifts ranging from homemade afghans, diaper packages, high chairs, strollers — all kinds of goody goodies.” Those in attendance who registered early had their registration cards drawn and were then allowed to choose a prize. “Bay Med purchased a lot (of the prizes), but a lot were donated by the

vendors and area businesses,” said Jennifer Don of the Bay County Health Department.

I’m trying to get any teens who are pregnant back in high school. ...” Sue Fournier


Meridian schools looking for cost-cutting suggestions CATHY HENG FOR THE BAY CITY TIMES

SANFORD — With Meridian Public Schools facing a nearly $1 million budget shortfall, the Board of Education is looking for the public’s help on ways to save money. The Midland County district predicts a deficit of $945,000 for the 2010-2011 school year. “We are still faced with a poor economy and inadequate and unpredictable state funding similar to the past several years. However, we have made significant changes since 2007 and could weather this year better than some districts,” Superintendent Douglas Fillmore said at a recent community forum. But the 2010-11 budget faces issues such as the statewide trend of lost enrollment and unpredictable state funding, Fillmore said. “We are predicting a decrease in state funding of $268 per pupil and the loss of 30 students. State funding is projected at $9.15 million, a decrease of $570,970 for Meridian. Increases in expenditures are

pegged at $375,000 for a total deficit of $945,000,” he said. Possible reductions include getting bus purchases, buying fewer textbooks, concessions from support staff and freezing administrative salaries. Other options are to reduce instructional staff, eliminate freshman athletics, reduce managers and secretaries or eliminate all-day kindergarten. “Last on my list is eliminating the all-day kindergarten. However, I am always open to suggestions for cuts, cost savings or ways to generate new revenues,” Fillmore said. People with budget suggestions are invited to contact him at (989) 687-3206 or by e-mail at The board begins preparing a school budget at a workshop April 26. A draft budget will be presented at the board’s June 14 meeting, and it expects to adopt it at the June 28 meeting. Fillmore said the budget must be balanced. Board President Kimrea Muma said the

board will take “even $100 suggestions” in looking for savings. Fillmore said when he took over as superintendent three years ago, the district had a variety of financial issues, including failure to follow standard accounting practices. Budget cuts that occurred from 2007 to this year have resulted in an expected fund balance of $292,877 by the end of the current school year. “We have been cutting for years and since have eliminated a dozen different items, from staff and 4.5 full-time teachers to a simpler bus run system,” he said. Despite those cuts, Fillmore said Meridian has “points of pride. Student achievement is on an upward trend even facing financial issues (Meridian) has a consolidated campus, all-day kindergarten, new computers, excellent athletics and strong community support.” The Meridian Board of Education recently gave Fillmore a glowing evaluation and extended his employment contract by one year to 2013.




Praise for Bay City mayor for looking out for taxpayers’ money Voice: Laurel Richert and Debby Dowing, Bay City In response to the article “Mayor will not attend city retreat:” We commend Mr. Brunner on his valiant effort to save money and look out for the needs of the people of Bay City. We need more people on the commission with his views and dedication. Although it is a nice gesture on the part of the chamber to pay for the meeting expenses, would it not be wiser to put that money toward one of the many firefighters out of work right now?

Unexpectedly large turnout left church short on eggs for event Voice: Jonathan Herron, lead pastor, Colwood Church, Caro I wanted to publicly thank the 135 volunteers, local fire department officials, EMTs and sheriff’s deputies who were on hand to make Colwood Church’s Helicopter Egg Drop in Caro a great community success. I’d also like to personally apologize to any parents whose young ones left the event empty-handed. We had absolutely no idea that more than 5,000 people from as far away as Bay City and Saginaw would show up for the 10,000 eggs we made available. Disappointment is understandable; my own 3-year-old left in the same boat — no eggs. Be assured we learned from this huge turnout and will strive to create a bigger and better experience next year.

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An aerial shot shows Bay City’s historic City Hall. Last week, commissioners announced they are considering asking voters to approve a tax hike to help reduce the deficit.

Commissioners need to show some courage rather than foist budget mess on voters The six Bay City Commission members who voted in favor of putting a 2.083-mill tax hike on the ballot, perhaps as early as August, may claim they want to give the people a voice in how to shore up the city’s $1.6 million deficit, but we see it differently. They’re passing the buck. Kudos to Commission President Christopher Shannon and John Davidson for voting no. Make no mistake, what the others are really saying is this: Hey, Bay City residents. We know you voted us into office to make tough decisions on your behalf, including those regarding the budget, but we’d rather not take the heat. And there’s bound to be heat. Lots of it. Because whenever programs or services or personnel are cut, people are not happy. But that’s what elected officials serving at every level in Michigan are doing right now. And they are doing it amid pub-

lic protests, angry letters and phone calls, and in some cases threats of recall. Not in Bay City, though. Most of our leaders, term applied loosely in this instance, would rather slough this off on residents. What would this millage, on the off chance it passed, get the city? About $1.2 million, which is not enough to balance the budget. Nor is it clear how many years the millage would be in effect. Well, we doubt voters are feeling generous, which commissioners probably know. But a special millage election, regardless of the result, would offer some political cover. Shame on them. In this ugly economy, many Bay City residents have seen their incomes lost, reduced or grow stagnant even as groceries, utilities and gasoline prices have soared. They’ve had to sharpen their pencils and parse down their household budgets. They’ve made painful choic-

es, sacrifices. Now, it’s commissioners’ turn. Instead of spending taxpayers’ money on a special election that very likely would meet with defeat, they need to take another gander at the options City Manager Robert Belleman put together to balance the budget. These include using part of the general fund’s savings to cover the deficit; suspending street light operations; adding a 1 percent administration fee on summer and winter tax bills; talking with labor unions to reduce job costs; and cutting 19 positions across the city, some possibly through attrition. These options and any other changes that might be required to balance the budget aren’t likely to be met with widespread applause, but if they keep the city solvent and essential services intact, then commissioners will have done their jobs. Jobs, we would remind them, that the public elected them to do.

Voice: Ed Davison Jr., Tawas City The Commerce Clause is an enumerated power listed in the United States Constitution (Article I, Section 8, Clause 3). The clause states that the United States Congress shall have power to regulate commerce with foreign nations, among the several states and with the Indian tribes. The commerce clause is sometimes called “the foreverything clause.” Then we have legal precedence. Without the concept of precedence, the administration of law is chaos. No one can rely on anything if similar, previous case decisions cannot be used as a guide to future treatment. Thence flows the doctrine of “stare decisis,” which provides that long-standing legal treatment of an issue should not be overturned lightly. The problem is not precedence. The problem is idiot and dishonest judges who decide issues on political grounds rather than legal grounds. An honest judge would clean up most of the federal legislation of the last 80 years, which has been dishonestly and corruptly grounded in the Commerce Clause. Activist judges at all levels of justice over the past 150 years have damaged the U.S. Constitution by setting unconstitutional rulings as the “law of the land” instead of the U.S. Constitution being the “law of the land.” The real question is what happens after the Supreme Court rules that the Obama Bunch can do anything. This is exactly — and makes the most sense — why the Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina, Andre Bauer, is calling for a second constitutional convention. We cannot put all our eggs in one basket (Commerce Clause). The convening of a constitutional convention and ratification by the states of an amendment prohibiting mandatory health care will trump this discussion. This is where our energy should be directed following the proposed, devastating result for the Democrats that is forthcoming in the November election. A congressional majority is fully within its rights to call for a second constitutional convention. This health care issue is a far cry from being over and ultimately the citizens will prevail.

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Bay County board approves library millage language; tax renewal to be on November ballot This is the one thing that does deserve our support, but the voters are in such a foul mood about everything else this will not be an easy thing to pass.

got their friends, and some that don’t think, to vote for it. By insisting that we need libraries, you are insulting every parent and every — primerib22 school. If something is really such a good idea it can be done without taxpayer Yes, we need a library. dollars. But do we need free computers? I guess the lazy people who won’t work The “additional services” argument is also a crock. Your claim of more will get a free pass anyway. and more people using the library But we need it for the kids. — ohladeda is because you offer more and more services and programs that are just a waste of my tax dollar. The library is How about you make one baby step inundated by homeless people looking toward managing my tax dollars more for something to do. effectively and end the silly library — kmkarbowski millage? The library project was never for the children. It was really about We need a library, but we don’t need a group of people that got together and thought they had a good idea and all of them. Stupid plan right from the

start. From the Wirt branch you can just about see the Sage branch. The Auburn branch has turned into nothing but a day-care for after school. The whole thing is a dumb plan that needs to be completely overhauled — again. Close Sage, cut Auburn to 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., and no millage will be needed. Vote NO on both of these.

They get the renewal, then they screw us over. Vote no every time they come back at us.

— handyman9099

Education is the key to our future and schools don’t have nearly the selection and offerings you can get from our — badcity001 libraries. For those who don’t want to pay any taxes at all, I still insist they You’ll need more than luck to get move to countries that have a limited that increase ... why is everything at tax structure and see how they like it. the library free in the first place? It’s Maybe Haiti? — IsItTheTruth time to change how it’s run and start charging fees to use it. — mauidiver With the federal government cramming things we don’t want down our Vote them down. throats, Bay County residents are We have no say so in anything they do. going to vote a resounding no against

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taxes every chance they get. Start making plans to cut library services. It won’t bother me at all.

— SpeakingTruth

I work in the library in Saginaw and find the services much more inviting. I have seen the one on Lafayette is shut down and I have to actually go to Saginaw due to the fact the hours for the Bay City libraries do not meet my needs. I know which libraries are open earlier than the Bay City libraries. There is an increase of people using the library where I work and there is a lot of work for us who work in the libraries. Truth Speaking, you must like to enforce ignorance and illiteracy for Bay County residents.

— bubbles4you

Secretary of State, Legislature should help voters ID who’s behind campaign attack ads Since 2000, an estimated $45 million has been spent on independently purchased TV ads that lauded, but mostly disparaged, statewide candidates for governor and the Supreme Court. PETER The Luke Michigan pluke@ Democratic Party and the Michigan Chamber of Commerce paid for a lot of these “issue advocacy” ads. The only reason that’s known is because campaign finance advocates inspected purchase records in the public files at the TV stations. Since the spots neither expressly advocated for a candidate’s defeat or election, the details of who funded them don’t have to be reported to the Michigan Secretary of State’s elections division as independent campaign expenditures. You can surmise that trial lawyers put up the cash to inform voters in 2008 of the allegation that former Republican Chief Justice Cliff Taylor fell asleep during oral arguments. And that Michigan corporations funded the counter effort that asserted that the Democratic candidate who defeated him, Diane Hathaway, was soft on sexual predators. But there’s nothing in the campaign finance reports to verify it. The U.S. Supreme Court in Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission ruled this year that corporations, labor unions and other groups can make independent ad expenditures advocating for the election or defeat of a candidate. But it also ruled that those groups can be required to disclose who donated the money that paid for the ads. The Michigan Chamber of Commerce has asked Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land to clarify state rules regarding such expenditures. Rich Robinson, executive director of the Michigan Campaign Finance Network, wants her to go farther and order


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In Germany, Granholm will speak at a reception hosted by industry and busiMovie tax credit — Michigan’s bid to ness groups in Stuttgart. Granholm become a star in the movie business is has taken similar trips to other nations drawing mixed reviews. Two years into including Israel, Japan and Sweden. one of the most generous tax incentive Obama, Granholm ratings — President programs in the nation, the state has Barack Obama and Gov. Jennifer Granlured some big-name productions, from holm aren’t getting any more popular “Gran Torino” with Clint Eastwood to with Michigan voters. A poll by Lanportions of “Up in the Air” with George sing-based EPIC-MRA released TuesClooney. Since the measure became day shows 55 percent of 600 likely votlaw on April 7, 2008, 89 movie or TV ers surveyed statewide gave the Demoproductions have been completed. The cratic president a negative job rating, tax credit program is projected to cost not changed much from 54 percent the state nearly $69 million for projects a month ago. Forty-four percent now completed in 2009, not counting incen- say Obama is doing a good job, nearly tives given for permanent infrastructure identical to the 45 percent a month ago. projects, according to the Michigan Seventy-two percent gave Granholm a Film Office. The potential annual bill is negative job rating, compared with 66 higher — more than $100 million — but percent a month ago. Her positive job some projects weren’t finished and rating fell to 27 percent, down from 33 won’t get the tax credits. percent a month ago. MEGA tax credits — A new report suggests that Michigan’s Economic Growth Authority tax credit program created at least 18,000 jobs across the Nuclear arms treaty — President state. The Kalamazoo-based Upjohn Barack Obama says a new nuclear Institute paper was released Thursday. arms treaty with Russia is an important It says the net fiscal cost of the MEGA milestone for nuclear security and tax credit program between 1996 and U.S.-Russia relations. He also says it’s 2007 averaged about $3,490 per job. The just one step on a longer journey, setprogram was created in 1995 to provide ting the stage for further cuts in the refundable tax credits to businesses that countries’ nuclear arsenals. The treaty expand or move to Michigan, or keep was signed by Obama and Russian jobs in the state. An earlier report by President Dmitry Medvedev in Prague the Midland-based Mackinac Center on Thursday. for Public Policy found that from 1995 Lawmaker threats — Ranging from through 2004, less than one-third of vulgar language to talk of murder, jobs expected to be created by state tax threats against senators and representaincentives actually were created. The tives nearly tripled in recent months as state was embarrassed last month when the health care overhaul sparked public it was discovered that convicted embez- anger, The Washington Post reported. zler Richard Short had been awarded House and Senate lawmakers reported a $9.1 million tax credit from the pro42 threats from January to March, comgram. pared with 15 in the last three months Granholm to Europe — Gov. Jennifer of 2009, Senate Sergeant at Arms TerGranholm is headed to Italy and Gerrance W. Gainer said in a story posted many in hopes of drumming up more on the newspaper’s Web site late Thursbusiness for Michigan. Granholm’s day. Nearly all the threats, including at office said Thursday she has left for least three that led to arrests, appeared her 10th overseas investment mission to come from people who opposed the since 2004. The Democratic governor health care bill Democrats championed is scheduled to return to Michigan on and President Barack Obama signed April 15. Granholm is scheduled to into law last month. Most of the threats meet with executives from companies were aimed at members of the House, looking to expand or establish a pressaid Gainer, the former chief of the ence in Michigan. She will speak at a U.S. Capitol Police. lunch hosted by the Italian Association of the Automotive Industry in Turin. From the Associated Press.

Last week in Washington

disclosure for issue advocacy as well. A final decision is due in May. Robinson said if the money for ads that support or oppose a candidate must be reported under Michigan law, then so should the funds that accomplish the same job through issue advocacy innuendo. Rules for independent advertising urging voters to reject a candidate because he’s a bum should apply as well to ads that call him a bum but let voters draw their own conclusions. Robinson said Land has a unique opportunity to do what the Legislature has failed to do, force the disclosure of millions of dollars worth of issue advertising generally more potent than anything the candidates air themselves with reported dollars. Robert LaBrant, general counsel for the Michigan Chamber, said Land has the authority to regulate independent expenditures, but not issue advocacy. Since current campaign finance law doesn’t cover issue ads, regulating disclosure of those is up to the Michigan Legislature. The need for disclosure in Michigan Supreme Court races is pretty basic, given that the U.S. Supreme Court has also ruled, in Caperton v. Massey Coal Co., that extraordinary spending on state judicial races can deprive litigants of their due process rights to a fair hearing. In 2008, Robinson estimates that $3.8 million in unreported campaign

advertising was spent on the seat Taylor lost. Expect a similar amount to be spent for and against incumbent Justice Robert Young this fall. Even with disqualification rules approved by the state Supreme Court, if the funding for Supreme Court ads remains secret, participants in cases “can’t know when they rightfully should ask” that a judge be disqualified, Robinson says. If the state is going to require reporting of every $25 contribution to a gubernatorial campaign, moreover, it makes little sense to protect the anonymity of a $1 million donation to an issue advocacy ad fund. Gov. Jennifer Granholm didn’t have to pay for a bunch of attack ads against GOP foe Dick DeVos in 2006 with reported contributions. All of those Amway/China “issue” ads were bought by the Democratic Party with millions in undisclosed money. Expect more of the same from both sides this year. Issue advocacy advertising is not only effective, it’s nimble. In an era of term limits and inexperienced legislative candidate campaigns, Robinson said the public should expect that undisclosed campaign cash will start flooding into those contests as well. If Land decides that the broad interpretation Robinson is asking for is beyond her authority, then it will be up to lawmakers who benefited from secret spending to make it all public. As if that’ll happen.


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Police Briefs Bay City police respond to hit-and-run accident Wednesday

Upcoming governmental meetings in Bay County include:

A scuffle at a local bar accelerated into a dangerous hit and run early Wednesday morning, Bay City police say. Around 12:30 a.m., officers arrived at Bay Regional Medical Center, responding to a hitand-run complaint. Officers spoke with the alleged victim, a 43-year-old Bay City man, who said he had been at Bailey’s Bar & Grill, 304 Salzburg, where he got in an altercation with another patron. Both were told to leave the establishment, police report. The victim left the bar, entered his vehicle and began driving north on Erie near Osage when he was rear-ended by another vehicle. When the victim exited his vehicle, the assaulting driver backed his vehicle up and drove toward the victim, police report. Though the victim attempted to dive out of the way, his leg was run over. His attacker continued north on Erie without stopping, police said. In the course of their investigation, officers and detectives located a suspect and the striking vehicle. They arrested the suspect, a 30-year-old Bay City man, on Thursday. He was lodged in the Bay County Jail on charges of assault with intent to do great bodily harm. His name is being withheld pending arraignment in Bay County District Court, which could happen Monday afternoon.

Monday • Bangor Township Schools Board of Education, 7 p.m., Edison Administration Building, 3358 Midland Road. • Bay City Town Hall meeting, 6:30 p.m., Bay County Community Center, 800 John F. Kennedy Drive. Topic: A look at the city’s general fund services. • Bay City Public School Board of Education, 7 p.m., Western High School, 500 Midland Road, Auburn. • Beaver Township Board of Trustees, 7 p.m., Township Hall, 1850 S. Garfield. Agenda includes adopting the 2010-2011 budget. • Essexville-Hampton Public Schools Board of Education, 7 p.m., Garber High School cafeteria, 213 Pine. Agenda highlights: Recommendation to close an elementary school. • Hampton Township Board of Trustees, 4 p.m., Township Hall, 801 W. Center. • Fraser Township Board of Trustees, 7 p.m., Township Hall, 1474 N. Mackinaw. • Monitor Township Board of Trustees, 7 p.m., Township Hall, 2483 E. Midland. • Pinconning Area Schools Board of Education, 7 p.m., Pinconning High School media center, 605 W. Fifth.

Federal lawsuit against trucker, company dismissed A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Vassar couple against an Alma, W.Va., trucker and trucking company. U.S. District Judge Thomas L. Ludington dismissed the suit that James and Peggy Walleman filed in January in federal court in Bay City. The couple claimed rig driver Benjamin

Eddy was negligent when his truck collided with the Wallemans’ vehicle May 12 on eastbound M-46, near Chambers in Tuscola County’s Indianfields Township. The rig allegedly rear-ended the Wallemans’ sport utility vehicle, forcing it into the rear of a tractor-trailer that a West Monroe, La., man was driving in front of the couple, Bay City Times records show. The Wallemans suffered multiple physical injuries, many of which continue to cause them pain and suffering, the suit claims. The action also named Gypsum Express Ltd., the New York-based company that owned the 2004 International that Eddy was driving. Bingham Farms attorney James R. Stegman, who represented Eddy and Gypsum, could not be reached for comment by The Times. Court records do not list a reason for the dismissal.

Dance studio break-in gets man up to decade in prison Burglarizing a local dance studio has cost a Bay City man up to a decade in prison. Thursday, Bay County Circuit Judge William J. Caprathe sentenced Gene M. Woods, 22, to serve 23 months to 10 years in prison. In addition, he must pay restitution of $4,489 to Shining Star Dance Academy, 1011 Marquette, court records show. In February, Woods pleaded guilty to breaking and entering with intent and possession of heroin. The charges stem from a Nov. 19 incident in which Woods broke into the Bay City dance studio and damaged the building’s interior, Bay City Times archives show. Woods was on probation at the time of the offense on two counts of larceny in a building and one count of assaulting, resisting or obstructing police, the Michigan Department of Corrections’ Web site shows. As a result, Caprathe sentenced Woods to 16 to 48 months imprisonment for violation of

probation, to be served concurrently with his other sentence, court records indicate.

Officials seize classic sports car reported stolen BAD AXE — Authorities have seized a stolen classic sports car that a Colfax Township man says he purchased last fall. About 11 a.m. Wednesday, Barry County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeremiha Kimbel contacted the Huron County Sheriff’s Department, requesting help in recovering the 1972 Chevrolet Nova SS that was reportedly in the Thumb. Huron County Sheriff’s Sgt. Gary Polega followed up at a home in Colfax Township where he made contact with a 56-year-old man, said Sheriff Kelly J. Hanson. “It appears that individual had purchased it in the fall of 2009 from a Lake City man and he hasn’t received a title yet,” said Sheriff Kelly J. Hanson. The Colfax Township man claims he has made repeated requests for a title and was expecting to get it. “It is believed that the Lake City individual is a suspect in this theft,” Hanson said.

Boyne City man facing criminal sexual conduct charges GAYLORD — A 22-year-old Boyne City man is facing five counts of criminal sexual conduct involving two teenage girls. Steven W. Gardner was arraigned on four counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct, which involves penetration, and one count of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct, which involves touching. State police from the Gaylord Post led the investigation into allegations the man had sexual contact with two 13-year-old Otsego County girls. Charges involving the same victims are pending against Gardner in Emmett and Cheboygan counties, police said.

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Tuesday • Bangor Township Board of Trustees, 7 p.m., Township Hall, 180 State Park. • Bangor Township Consolidated Drain Drainage District Drain Board, 3:45 p.m., Drain Office in the Bay County Building, 515 Center Ave. • Bay City in Bloom, 5 p.m., Room 301 of the Bay County Building, 515 Center. • Bay City Zoning Board of Appeals, 7 p.m., Room 317, Bay City Hall, 301 Washington Ave. • Bay County Retirement Board, 2 p.m., Finance Conference Room, Bay County Building, 515 Center Ave. • Bay County Board of Commissioners, 4 p.m., Commission Chambers, Bay County Building, 515 Center Ave. • Frankenlust Township Board of Trustees, 7 p.m., Township Hall, 2401 Delta. • Kawkawlin Township Board of Trustees, 7 p.m., Township Hall, 1836 E. Parish. • Pinconning Township Board of Trustees, 4 p.m., Township Hall, 1751 E. Cody Estey. • Williams Township Board of Trustees, 7 p.m., Township Hall, 1080 W. Midland.


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Wednesday • Bay City Downtown Development Authority, 7:30 a.m., 901 Saginaw St. • Bay City Architectural Review Committee, 5 p.m., Room 301, Bay City Hall, 301 Washington Ave. • Michigan Department of Transportation public meeting, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Trinity Lutheran School, 2515 Broadway, Bay City. Public meeting is regarding bridge work on M-13 over the Cheboyganing Creek in Portsmouth Township.

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The Blotter Incident reports are written as received by Bay County Central Dispatch and indicate preliminary descriptions of events and not necessarily actual crimes. Locations indicate where reports were taken, not necessarily where the incidents occurred. Incidents from Thursday and Friday:


Assault Thursday, 2:30 a.m., intersection of McKinley and Sheridan Thursday, 3:49 a.m., 1000 block of Columbus Breaking and entering Thursday, 5:05 p.m., 2000 block of Nurmi Thursday, 6:24 p.m., 100 block of Stanton Thursday, 9:23 p.m., 400 block of East John Friday, 3:54 p.m., 200 block of North Jefferson Domestic violence

Thursday, 3:49 p.m., 600 block of North Grant Thursday, 4:32 p.m., 1000 block of North Trumbull Thursday, 5:15 p.m., 300 block of East Gary Thursday, 8:47 p.m., 700 block of North Dewitt Thursday, 9:05 p.m., 500 block of North Catherine Drugs Friday, 11:16 p.m., 200 block of Fitzhugh Fight Thursday, 9:18 a.m., 200 block of Woodside Thursday, 2:29 p.m., intersection of Monroe and 11th Friday, 2:08 a.m., 1700 block of Woodside Friday, 9:26 p.m., 400 block of Washington Friday, 11:27 p.m., 25th and Garfield Home invasion Friday, 6:28 a.m., 800 block of

East North Union Vandalism Friday, 5:21 a.m., 800 block of North Linn Friday, 3:49 p.m., Lafayette and Evergreen


Breaking and entering Thursday, 10:47 a.m., 4000 block of Maloney, Pinconning Township

Fight Friday, 11:26 p.m., 0 block of State Park, Bangor Township Friday, 11:42 p.m., 1200 block of South Huron, Merritt Township Vandalism Thursday, 10:36 a.m., 4000 block of South Mackinaw, Monitor Township Friday, 5:23 p.m., 3900 block of East Wilder, Bangor Township


Assault Friday, 7:16 p.m., 1700 block of Essex

and learning how to reduce them First, you have to realize that victims come from all economic classes and cultural Breaking and entering backgrounds. Second, you must Thursday, 11:47 a.m., 600 realize that many crimes occur block of Woodside during daylight hours. Third, crime happens in places HAMPTON TOWNSHIP people believe they are safe, not POLICE just in strange locations. Assault Here are some tips to help Thursday, 12:03 p.m., 1000 keep yourself safe: block of Columbus • Avoid risky situations. • Stay out of isolated areas Fight and don’t go off alone with peoFriday, 10 p.m., 700 block of ple you don't know well. West Center • Stay alert, always be aware of your surroundings and the PINCONNING POLICE people in them. Assault • Trust your instincts. If you Friday, 11:08 a.m., 700 block of sense that something is wrong or South Mable troubling, leave or get away as soon as possible. • You can never be too cauBay City Police Department’s tious. tip of the week For more information, call the The key steps to protectBay City Police Department’s ing yourself and preventing Community Policing Division at crime are understanding risks (989) 892-5900.

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From A1 — Bay City considers asking voters to help with $1.6 million budget deficit by passing a 2.038-mill tax, which would make the city the fourth most taxed in the state here — police, fire, water and expensive-to-maintain City Hall, LaFaive said, however, that the “The normal gut reaction is to sewer,” said Bay City Assessor before turning to residents. But, odds of tax increases passing in think we need to tighten our belt,” Amy DeHaan-Legge. “Otherwise he said he’ll probably vote “yes” if Michigan communities now is she said. “But pretty soon, offices we have to contract (for example) the proposal is on the ballot. fairly low. will be closed when people expect with the sheriff department and “In all seriousness, a lot of the “This is the wrong time to reach them to be open.” hope we can get enough covergriping is people don’t want to deeper into American pockets,” he LaFaive, however, isn’t buying Here is a look at the Top age.” pay for this or pay for that, but said. “It will only remind voters of it. He said cities need to dig deep10 taxing cities in the state The proposed millage is one if it passes, my mortgage will the new class warfare — governer to make cuts before turning to of Michigan, according way Bay City officials are hopgo up what, $10 ment employees residents. to a study conducted last ing to plug a $1.6 million budget a month?” Martin versus those who “Countless cities run their year by the city of Portage. deficit for fiscal year 2011, which said. “If you don’t pay their bills.” own police department when the Numbers are based on the We’re at a point begins July 1. The tax would bring let something like Bay City is facsheriff could do that same job for 2009 tax rate for cities with a now where in about $1.2 million a year. this pass in your ing losses from a less,” he said. “They use scare tacpopulation of at least 20,000 The proposed millage will go town, then the decrease in proptics at residents to make them pay we’re starting to people. before the City Commission on whole town goes erty tax revenue higher taxes.” 1. Eastpointe — 24.0133 mills see we need to April 19 for possible approval to down the toilet.” — that’s down by But Summer Minnick, director 2. Ferndale — 22.6063 mills make a decision be placed on the August ballot. While turning to about $1 million of state affairs for the Michigan 3. Taylor — 22.2757 mills Without additional revenue, taxpayers in tough as taxable and Municipal League, an organizaon what kind of City Manager Robert Belleman economic times assessed values tion that advocates for communi4. Roseville — 21.3800 mills services are we says city employees and services isn’t typical, it’s of city homes ties, said it isn’t as easy as cutting 5. Kalamazoo — 20.8205 mills will have to be cut. becoming more decrease, DeHaan- or consolidating services. Many going to offer...” 6. Wyandotte — 20.5000 mills “We’ve been looking for several and more common Legge said. Major communities have been cutting for Summer Minnick years at the expense side and across the counreductions in state the past decade and are running 7. Bay City — 19.5503 mills DIRECTOR OF STATE reducing where we can,” Belletry, said Michael revenue sharing out of options, she said. AFFAIRS FOR THE 8. East Lansing — 19.2800 man said. “Residents are at the LaFaive, director in the past sev“We’re at the point now where MICHIGAN MUNICIPAL mills LEAGUE point where they need to be asked of Public Policy for eral years also has we’re starting to see we need to 9. St. Clair Shores — 18.2280 if they’re willing to contribute the Midland-based contributed to the make a decision on what kind of mills more through a millage. If they Mackinaw Center. deficit, city officials services are we going to be able don’t, then we know we’ll have to In February, two Oakland Coun- said. to offer and what quality of life do 10. Garden City — 18.1786 do a realignment, which impacts ty communities put millage quesThe city is allowed, by charter, we want to offer,” she said. “We mills city services.” tions to the voters. In Troy, voters to collect up to 19 mills in general only have two options, generate It hasn’t been determined what rejected the 1.9-mill property tax operating tax. But the Headlee revenue or reduce services — relies, such as park maintenance. city services could be impacted, increase that would have helped Amendment, passed in 1979, rolls there aren’t a lot of alternatives.” City officials are considering a but Belleman said 19 jobs would avoid layoffs and cuts to city serback that amount each time the Belleman, in proposing the 1 percent administrative fee on all be lost if the city can’t get back vices. Bloomfield Township voters, tax revenue is higher than the rate option for a millage at last Monin the black, either through other however, passed a 1.3-mill tax by of inflation. Currently, the city col- day’s Bay City Commission meet- city tax bills that would bring in about $342,348 to offset the budreductions, concessions from about 600 votes to keep the same lects 16.9615 mills for operations. ing, agreed. get deficit. labor unions or the millage. level of services. The Headlee Amendment also “There aren’t any other things “We don’t need taxes increased Bay City resident Bryan Martin, Troy already has begun cutrequires voter approval to return to be cut. …I’m telling you, there because then you end up paying a 33, said he doesn’t want to pay backs, according to an article it to the original 19 mills. is nothing left to be cut,” he told lot more than (is needed to cover more taxes, but he also doesn’t from The Oakland Press — includDeHaan-Legge said she undercommissioners. the deficit),” Ciesielski said. “But want to see any more cuts to the ing cuts to the city’s library, muse- stands resident concerns about Bay City resident Brad Ciesielthere is a lot of stuff (in the city) services he’s come to rely upon. um, nature center and community city spending, but likened the rev- ski doesn’t want to see his taxes people take for granted and that Martin said the city should center. 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Nation/World A9 • SUNDAY, APRIL 11, 2010 • THE BAY CITY TIMES •

Obama court nominee could trigger ‘whale of a fight’

begins in October. Obama’s liberal base and Obama said he will name stir up conservative oppoa successor in the mold of sition. Garland is seen as WASHINGTON — Republicans Stevens, who he called a acceptable to Republicans, promise a “whale of a fight” during voice for ordinary people. with Kagan in between. the congressional election camA White House official Republicans said the paign if President Barack Obama said about 10 people are nominee should not be picks too liberal a nominee to sucunder consideration. Leadan activist, which they ceed retiring Supreme Court Justice ing candidates are said to describe as someone John Paul Stevens. be Solicitor General Elena driven by a preferred result John Paul Stevens, 89, said Friday he will Kagan, 49, and federal rather than by the law. In Stevens step down when the court finishes appellate judges Merrick practice, Republicans find its work for the summer, in hopes Garland, 57, in Washington that only liberal Demothat a replacement could be conand Diane Wood, 59, in Chicago. cratic-appointed judges wear the firmed well before the next term Wood most likely would excite activist label.


“I have hopes that President Obama will at least try to appoint somebody who will get a huge bipartisan vote, and if he will, he’s going to go down in history as a better president,” said Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah. “If he doesn’t, there’s going to be a whale of a fight if he appoints an activist.” Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said, “Americans can expect Senate Republicans to make a sustained and vigorous case for judicial restraint and the fundamental

importance of an evenhanded reading of the law.” With just 41 seats in the Senate, Republicans would have to be unified to block an Obama nominee. Stevens repeatedly demonstrated an ability to attract the support of the court’s swing votes, now-retired Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and Justice Anthony Kennedy, to preserve abortion rights, to limit application of the death penalty and to restrain Bush administration policies on the detention of suspected terrorists.

‘This is a great tragedy’

Poland mourns death of leader, 96 others in crash VICTORIA BURAVCHENKO and MONIKA SCISLOWSKA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

SMOLENSK, Russia — Polish President Lech Kaczynski and members of his country’s military, political and church elites were headed to a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the slaughter of thousands of Polish military officers by Soviet secret police. They never made it. The aging Russian airliner they were in crashed in thick fog Saturday. Poles wept before their televisions, lowered flags to half-staff and taped black ribbons in their windows after hearing that the upper echelons of the establishment lay dead in woods a short drive from the site of the Katyn forest massacre, one of Poland’s greatest national traumas. Thousands of people, many in tears, placed candles and flowers at the presidential palace in central Warsaw. Many called the crash Poland’s worst disaster since World War II. Russia’s Emergency Ministry said 97 died; 88 were in the Polish state delegation. Poland’s Foreign Ministry said there were 89 people on the passenger list, but one did not shown up. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the Kaczynski family, the loved ones of those killed in this tragic plane crash, and the Polish nation,” U.S. President Barack Obama said.

The crash also shocked Russia. Sensing the depth of the tragedy for Poland, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin took charge of the investigation and very quickly and publicly offered condolences, along with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. “On this difficult day the people of Russia stand with the Polish people,” Medvedev said. Early indications pointed to pilot error as a factor in the crash, officials said. On board were the national bank president, deputy foreign minister, head of the National Security Office, deputy parliament speaker, Olympic Committee head, civil rights commissioner and at least two presidential aides and three lawmakers, the Polish foreign ministry said. Kaczynski’s wife, Maria, also died. “This is unbelievable — this tragic, cursed Katyn,” said Kaczynski’s predecessor, Aleksander Kwasniewski. The Polish military suffered the deepest losses. Among the dead were the army chief of staff, the navy chief commander, and heads of the air and land forces, who were all making the emotional trip to honor the Polish officers slain by the NKVD, the acronym for the Soviet secret police at the time of the murders in 1940. “This is a great tragedy, a great shock to us all,” former president and Solidarity leader Lech Walesa said. Polish Parliament Speaker Bronislaw Komorowski became acting president. He plans to announce early elections within 14 days CZAREK SOKOLOWSKI | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS of the president’s death, in People place candles Saturday in Pilsucki Square in Warsaw, Poland, after President Lech line with the constitution. The vote must be held within Kaczynski died in a plane crash. Kaczynski, his wife and some of the country’s highest military another 60 days. and civilian leaders died when the presidential plane crashed while landing in Russia.

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WOODBINE, Ga. — An inmate who broke out of jail, then returned after stealing 14 packs of cigarettes, was sentenced to 20 years. Harry Jackson, 26, escaped from Camden County Jail last year after going to the exercise yard to retrieve cigarettes he had expected would be tossed over a fence. Prosecutors said that when the contraband wasn’t there, Jackson scaled the fence, broke a window at a convenience store and grabbed cigarette packs. He was arrested upon his return.

A fraud sense of humor? JUNEAU, Alaska — Police say lawbreakers must be really getting desperate because someone left 13 fake $1 bills in a bar’s tip jar — an unusually small denomination for the crime. Viking Lounge owner Jack Tripp said that in the 19 years he has owned the establishment, it has received counterfeit money only twice. Both times were in the last year, and both were fake $20 bills. A Police Department spokeswoman said the bills were probably

Dog run over by train LINTON, Utah — A stray dog is recovering after getting run over by a freight train — twice. Fred Krause of Utah Railway Co. said he spotted the cream-colored Shih Tzu on the tracks near Kearns High School on Sunday and that there was no way to stop the train before it ran over the dog, which was small enough to avoid being hit. Krause spotted the same dog on the return trip, and this time the pup was running on the tracks and got whacked by the train’s snowplow. Krause drove back to the site later and found the dog, which was still dazed and lying on the tracks. His family is nursing the dog back to health.

Your money or your meat! BERLIN — A German meat supplier found a novel solution to unpaid bills: repossessing the steaks right off diners’ plates. Police in Aachen said that a dispute over money ended with the

man grabbing his wares off the plates of some 20 bemused guests at a restaurant. A furious argument erupted in the kitchen after the man made his daily delivery Wednesday evening but was told the restaurant didn’t immediately have the $535 in cash to pay his bill. The vendor then took back the meat he’d delivered — including steaks already being cooked or marinated. That still didn’t cover the bill, so he continued collecting meat in the dining room.

Beware of cat LONDON — Britain’s postal service has suspended deliveries to a woman after repeated attacks by her 19-year-old cat. Royal Mail said it had halted deliveries because postal workers had already sustained “nasty injuries” at the address in the town of Farsley in northern England. The woman was identified as a 43-year-old pharmacy worker. She said her cat, “Tiger,” spends most of its day sleeping and doesn’t have the energy to chase postal workers. From The Associated Press.

Munchkin actor succumbs at 94


Meinhardt Raabe, who played the Munchkin coroner in “The Wizard of Oz” and proclaimed in the movie that the Wicked Witch of the East was “really most sincerely dead,” has died. His caregiver, Cindy Bosnyak, said Raabe, 94, died Friday morning at a hospital in Orange Park, Fla. He was one of the few surviving Munchkins from the 1939 film. Bosnyak Meinhardt said he complained of a Raabe sore throat at his retirement community before collapsing and going into cardiac arrest. Raabe was one of the 124 Munchkins in the film classic and one of only nine who had speaking parts. He was 22 years old and a show business veteran, earning money for college as a “midget” performer, as they were called then, when the movie was shot in 1938. Raabe portrayed the diminutive Munchkin official who solemnly pronounces the witch dead after Dorothy’s farmhouse lands on her: “As coroner I must aver, I thoroughly examined her, And she’s not only merely dead, she’s really most sincerely dead.”

This pair of eagles fell into the snow in Valdez, Alaska, during a mating dance. The male died.

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska — An acrobatic display of passion was too much for two eagles in a mating dance. The female bird is recovering from injuries sustained when the couple slammed beak-first into a hard snowbank in what her rescuers believe was an aerial courting ritual gone awry. The survivor The male eagle died in the impact, which left the birds buried upside down in the town of Valdez. Eagles perform a ritual

where they clasp talons and spiral toward the ground. “They just lose track of what they’re doing and don’t know how close they are to the ground,” said Bob Benda, a bird rescuer and biology professor at Prince William Sound Community College who was among those responding to the Easter Sunday crash. “It’s raging hormones or something.” The female is recovering at the Bird Treatment and Learning Center. The eagle had no broken bones but was severely traumatized, almost in a zombie state, said Cindy Palmatier, rehabilitation director. “She had this inward stare the first couple days,” she said.

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Man suing debt collection agency LaNIA COLEMAN

“They can’t legally take action,” Marco said. “It’s a red herring. They can’t file a lawsuit outside the statute of limitations.” ALPENA — Jack L. Painter says he Painter said he obtained a Wickes tried to pay off his debt to Wickes Lumcredit card in 1995 when he began ber, but when the company closed its building his home, and he tried to Alpena operation in 2001, it wouldn’t settle the debt. take his money. “I had gone to the store to make my Now, the Alpena man is suing a payment here in town, and they said Dickson City, Penn., collection agency they couldn’t accept it,” he said. “I that he says is using unfair tactics to never got any bills, and they never concollect on the outstanding debt. tacted me to let me know where to pay Painter says Commonwealth Finanit. I never heard from them again.” cial Systems has violated the federal Collection agents started calling in Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by November, Painter said. calling him on Christmas, threaten“They demanded I pay a bill that ing legal action, misleading him and was beyond the statute of limitations,” harassing him. Chicago attorney David M. Marco of Painter said. “That bill is 10 years old. Larry P. Smith and Associates is repre- They say they’re representing Wickes, but there is no Wickes.” senting Painter in the federal civil suit Court documents indicate Comfiled in U.S. District Court in Bay City. monwealth also has filed to provide One of the prime points in the suit Painter with a debt validation, which he involves Commonwealth’s alleged requested. threats of legal action. Patricia Cobb, attorney for ComWhen Painter made his last payment monwealth, said the company has not to Wickes in 2001, the clock started yet been served with court papers. She ticking on Michigan’s six-year statute said that since she has not seen the of limitations for breach of contract complaint, she cannot comment. suits, said Marco. | (989) 894-9652

Style run: Northwood University students combine art, fashion for annual show how they fit,” she said. This is Rose’s second time in the FOR THE BAY CITY TIMES show. While her designs get raves, she MIDLAND — Miss the runway shows said she has no intention of heading to in Paris and New York this season? New York to work in the fashion indusNot to worry: Students at Northwood try. University in Midland are offering up “I love to sew,” she said. “It’s a hobby the next best thing with their ninth for me. When I was younger, they didn’t annual style show. Models head down make clothes small enough to fit me — I the runway Thursday at The Hach Stuhad to make them fit or make somedent Life Center on campus. thing of my own. I’ve been sewing since “I encourage people who are interI was real young. My mom taught me ested in fashion, or who have never how to sew, and I took 4-H.” been to a fashion show, to check it out,” Rose is also the costume director for said event chairwoman Corie Carlton her church. of Spaulding Township. “It’s the closDebuting on the runway is Lauren est thing to a high-fashion event in the Moore of Davison, who hopes to purarea.” sue a career in fashion in New York or This year’s theme is “Painting the Europe. Her favorite styles are those by Eras of Vogue.” Betsey Johnson. “The idea is to combine art and fashShe got her idea for her two fashion ion,” Carlton said. “We’re going to take show outfits — a gown and a cocktail various time periods throughout history, dress — while doodling in class. choosing the art of that time period. The gown is pink with a lace overlay, We’ll be choosing a couple of famous while the cocktail dress is purple with and nonfamous paintings and works of ribbon detailing. art and use it for inspiration for each Moore said she didn’t realize her segment on the runway.” design potential until about a year and Students and area clothing stores, half ago when friends encouraged her from small boutiques to department to give it a try. stores, will reproduce the images. “I’m kind of nervous,” she said of her Coleman resident Jennifer Rose, a debut. “I’m hoping everything turns out student and switchboard operator at right, everything goes off smoothly. I the university, will show a gown she haven’t done it yet. I don’t know what to designed based on one she saw on expect.” “Dancing With the Stars.” The show is organized by a board of “It’s a full-length dress. The neckline 17 students who plan publicity, train the is beaded,” she said. 60-plus models on how to walk on the Teaming up with professor Barb runway and more. Sumi, the two began beading and the Melissa Tracy of Marlette is in charge dress took shape. She’ll also show of making the Hach entrance a work of another of her creations — a tunic made art. of scarves, designed to wear over legStore and boutique clothing seen on gings. the runway won’t be available for sale at “I sort of started putting the scarves the show, but information will be availtogether, laying them out and seeing able on where to purchase the fashions. PATI LaLONDE

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Kim June of Gladwin greets her son, Spc. Carl Raymer, for the first time in a year after the 858th Transportation Company Detachment arrived Thursday night at MBS International Airport near Freeland. The Army Reserve unit of six soldiers returned home after a 12-month deployment in Iraq.

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FREELAND — When six soldiers from the 858th Transportation Company Detachment, an Army Reserve unit from Bay City, returned Thursday from a yearlong deployment in Iraq, Becky Davis wanted to make sure the company knew her husband would have been glad to see them make it home. She hugged soldiers as they came through the gates at MBS International Airport near Freeland, and her children held signs decorated with bald eagles, American flags and the words “Welcome Home.” Sgt. Darrell Davis, Becky’s husband, died in August after battling brain cancer during the company’s deployment to Camp Balad in Iraq. Darrell Davis exchanged e-mails with the soldiers Becky Davis referred to as “his boys” while in the hospital and wanted to eventually make it to Iraq with them. Becky Davis said she wanted to be there, in his honor, when the troops returned. “We thought we’d help welcome them home,” she said. Becky Davis wasn’t alone in welcoming the soldiers. First Lt. Randy Krug, 28, of Bad Axe, was the first to arrive on a flight that landed around 6:45 p.m. Thursday. He was greeted by his father, Dennis; twin sister, Richelle Pawloski; brother-in-law, Chris; and niece, Abigail. Krug said now that he’s


Tammy Grage of Cadillac buries her head into husband Donald Grage’s chest. The sergeant first class can finally retire, she said. back, he plans to pursue a law degree, but not before spending some quality time with his family. “I’m very excited to be back, and I want to take a road trip to Florida with this guy,” Krug said, pointing to his father. Around 8 p.m., five more soldiers landed at MBS, where a crowd of nearly 40 friends and family members waved flags and signs. Aboard that flight were Capt. Tim Wolthers of Mount Pleasant, Sgt. 1st Class Donald Grage of Cadillac, Sgt. Patrick Mcevoy of Bay City, Spc. Juli Kusbel of Mount Pleasant and Spc. Carl Raymer of Gladwin. June Raymer, 44, of Gladwin bounced up and down at the gate, holding a “Welcome Home” sign and saying, “Hurry, hurry,” as the soldiers made their way to the gate. She wore a sweat shirt painted with American flags

and the words “Proud Mother of a U.S. Army Soldier” across the front. “How could you not be (proud)?” she said of her 26-year-old son. “They did this for all of us. It’s great having them here on American soil.” Sgt. Jasen Sanchez, 40, of Bangor Township came home a few weeks earlier than the rest of his company and was there to welcome home his reserve family. Sanchez has been in the Army Reserve for 14 years and has been deployed on several missions. He knows well the feeling the men and women experienced when they put their boots back on the ground in their home state. “That’s a year of your life you can’t get back, but it’s something they support,” Sanchez said. “The anticipation of seeing your family and friends again — man, there’s nothing like it.”

News Briefs Census update on tap Tuesday in meeting at ISD MONITOR TWP. — An update on the 2010 U.S. Census will be delivered during a program set for 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Bay-Arenac ISD Career Center, 4155 Monitor Road, Monitor Township. The meeting is free to the public. For more information, call (989) 714-1559.

Church to host Feast of Divine Mercy today BAY CITY — St. Hyacinth Church, 1515 Cass Ave., Bay City, will celebrate its 11th year of the Feast of Divine Mercy today beginning with confession at 1 p.m.

Nine priests will be on hand to hear confessions followed by the Holy Rosary at 2 p.m. The celebration will proceed with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass at 2:30 p.m. For more information, contact Jackie Watz at (989) 893-1385.

Diabetes education group meets April 21 BAY CITY — Bay Regional Medical Center’s Outpatient Diabetes Education program will host a type-2 diabetes support group meeting at 6:30 p.m. April 21 at the Lincoln Center, 820 S. Lincoln St. Bay City. Guest speaker Gary Baughman will discuss “Healthy Diabetes Foot Care.” For more information, call (989) 894-9528.

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State Police: Vendors duped in apparent craft show scam COLE WATERMAN

in the newspaper,” said Essexville resident Dayna McInnis, who said she also saw ads on A heavily advertised craft show and in the Coffee News. McInnis contacted the orgaslated to take place this weekend nizer by telephone, who sent her in Bay County has left several paperwork to register as a vendor. people victims of a well-crafted Because of the ads and the Bay scam, troopers from the MichiValley setting, she didn’t consider gan State Police Bay City Post the event to be a scam. say. About two weeks ago, McInThis Saturday and Sunday, the nis mailed a check for $85 to the Summer Fest Craft Show was to organizer’s address in Prescott. be held at the Bay Valley Resort Other would-be vendors paid and Conference Center, 2470 Old upward of $100, McInnis said. Bridge in Frankenlust Township. “We were supposed to set up on But when vendors who had paid Friday after 4 p.m.,” she said. to participate arrived to set up “I wasn’t able to make it, so their stands Friday night, they found they had been duped by the I called (the organizer) to see when I could make it on Saturevent’s organizer. “My sister-in-law found (an ad) day. The number was discon- | (989) 894-9673

nected, so I called Bay Valley and they told me. “I was pretty upset I fell for it,” she added. “I was kind of speechless. The thought never crossed my mind that it was a fraud. The check was cashed on April 1, ironically enough.” Troopers are asking anyone with information on this event to contact them at (989) 684-2234. According to documents the organizer sent McInnis, he has several other craft shows planned in the next few months. They are scheduled for May 22 and 23 at the Saginaw Plaza Hotel, June 19 and 20 at the Midland County Fairgrounds, July 3 and 4 and Sept. 11 and 12 at the

West Branch Masonic Center, Oct. 16 and 17 at the Midland Resort and Convention Center, and Nov. 13 and 14 at the Saginaw Plaza Hotel. “We’re not certain exactly what happened at this point,” said a spokesman for Bay Valley Resort. “We turned everything over to the Michigan State Police, and they’re investigating it right now. “My understanding is that the gentlemen who organized everything, people were unable to contact him, including ourselves,” the spokesman said. “We knew something wasn’t right, and that’s when we got the police involved.”

Times reporters, photographers honored


BAY CITY — A Bay City Times report detailing sick-time hours taken by Bay City firefighters was recognized as the top story of the year among mid-sized newspapers in the 2009 Michigan Associated Press Editorial Contest. The report by former Times reporter Ryan Stanton obtained city documents through the Freedom of Information Act showing Bay City’s 51 firefighters called in sick an average of nearly 120 hours per person in 2008. City officials said firefighters were abusing sick leave, although a union official for firefighters said the figures were misleading because one sick day covered a 24-hour shift. The Times’ in-depth look at the issue impressed Associated Press judges, who awarded the report the Division 2 Sweepstakes Award for newspapers with a circulation between 15,001 and 50,000. The award is considered the top honor for news reporting. Times reporting and photography also captured eight other Associated Press awards in the annual competition, including recognition for reports on Marvin E. Schur, who froze to death in his Bay City home after his electricity was shut off, and coverage of the closing of the Standish Maximum Correctional Facility in neighboring Arenac County. “An AP Sweepstakes Award is the ultimate state honor for a newspaper and its journalists,” said John Hiner, executive editor of The Times. “The excellent work recognized with these awards across so many categories is a credit to the professionalism and talent of a staff during a year of tremendous change for the newspaper. Our readers saw many changes to their paper, but this recognition shows that our standards didn’t change,” Hiner said. “It’s also important to recognize the leadership of Kelly Frick, who was community editor during a great part of the reporting and presentation of these stories, and Rob Clark, our current community editor, for keeping the staff focused amid our transition. I couldn’t be more proud of all of the award winners, the colleagues whose support made that work possible, and our news leaders,” he said. Here is a list of The Times’ AP award winners: • Best Sustained Coverage of a


Octavian Cantilli’s second-place winning photo “Free Clinic” shows Malcolm J. Gokee of Bay City adding his name to the list of people that was seen at the Bay Regional Medical Center free clinic May 6, 2008. A few minutes after the waiting room opened to the public every seat was taken. Single News Event Second place: “Marvin Schur: Frozen to death,” by Thomas Gilchrist, Ryan J. Stanton and Shannon Murphy. Third place: “Standish prison closing,” by Ryan J. Stanton, Kathryn Lynch-Morin and Kayla Habermehl. • Best Sustained Coverage of a Single Sports Event Third place: “Bay City River Roar,” by Bill Petzold, Alex Baumgardner and Lee Thompson. • Investigative Reporting First place: “Report alleges: Abuse of sick leave in Bay City Fire Department,” by Ryan J. Stanton. • Editorial writing First place: “Ban all water power shutoffs, then sell utility,” by Clark Hughes. • Sports Enterprise Third place: “Little League ledger sparks memories,” by Lee Thompson. • Sweepstakes The Bay City Times: “Report alleges: Abuse of sick leave in Bay City Fire Department,” by Ryan J. Stanton.

Obituaries & funeral notices

TACEY, Richard L., husband, father and grandfather passed away peacefully on April 7, 2010. Born to the late Rita (Connelly) and Albert Tacey on January 25, 1924. Loving and faithful husband to Mary E. Tacey for 65 years. She preceded him in death on July 8, 2009. Richard was a proud veteran of the US Navy serving in WWII. Surviving are their children: Richard (Judy) Tacey, Sally (Carl) Englehardt, James (Candace) Tacey, Randall (Diana) Tacey, Jack (Janie) Tacey, Robert (Trish) Tacey and many grandchil dren and great grandchildren who will dearly miss him. Cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held. Special thanks to Cindy and Vicki at Country Square Adult Foster Home for all the care and support they gave to Richard. Also, special thank you to the doctors and nurses at Hospice for helping Richard pass peacefully. Thank you! In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes can be made to McLaren Visiting Nurses and Hospice, 3140 West Campus Dr., Bay City, MI 48706, 1-800-840-3147. John of PreBERNARD, scott, Michigan. John age 93, passed away on April 7, 2010 at Bortz Health Care Rose City MI. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. from the R.O. Savage Funeral Chapel in Standish, MI. Family and friends may call on Monday 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. R.O. Savage Funeral Chapel Standish, Michigan DUKARSKI, Joan F. of Bay City, Michigan. Ms. Dukarski, age 71, passed away Wednesday, April 7, 2010. No visitation or services will be held.


Sarah A. Miller’s photo “Bay County Wrestling” received third-place honors. In the photo, John Glenn senior Ryan LaFlure works on pinning Bay City Western senior Brian Kernstock at the Bay County Championship wrestling tournament at John Glenn High School. LaFlure proved successful against Kernstock. • News Pictures Second place: “Free Clinic,” Octavian Cantilli.

May you find comfort in knowing others care.

• Sports Pictures Third place: “Bay County Wrestling,” by Sarah A. Miller.

Slaying of pizza driver latest in string pointing to job’s dangers ers were robbed at gunpoint and another was assaulted, according to Flint police reports. On Wednesday, Michael NetFLINT — They put their lives on the line every day. They are pizza tles, 33, died after being shot multiple times after stopping to try delivery drivers. to deliver a Little Caesars pizza In the last eight months, there about 9 p.m. near Sonny Avenue have been five reported robberand Sterling Street. ies of pizza drivers in the Flint Three Flint teenagers are area— three this year. Three driv-



being charged with first-degree murder. John Fitzgerald Williams Jr., 17; Juwan Antione Wickware, 16; and Quantageah Nashay Penegar, 16, all of Flint, are in custody and could face life in prison. Authorities are looking for a fourth suspect, Antonio Terreno Clark, 16.

“This was an out-and-out ambush by these individuals. There was absolutely no reason to take anybody’s life in cold blood,” Prosecutor David Leyton said. “This is as heinous a crime as we’ve had in my two terms as prosecuting attorney.” Each of the 16-year-olds is being charged as an adult.

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RABIDOUX, Robert K. Formerly of Bay City, Michigan. Passed away on March 11, 2010 at his home in Bakersfield, CA. He was born April 11, 1919 in Bay City to Gideon and Mabel Rabidoux. He moved to Bakersfield in 1985. Bob retired from Bay City Post Office and was formerly a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Parish. He is survived by his wife Elaine; daughter, Jan (Casey) Jones of Belvedere, CA; grandson, Brey (Taryn) of San Diego, CA and granddaughter, Crary (Hal) Jagger of Austin, TX; five great grandchildren and by seven nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Lorraine and BR. Maynard Rabidoux C.S.C. and sisters, Delena Jones and Dolores Schaeffer. Cremation has taken place according to Bob’s wishes. Internment will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Bay City, MI.

MESTON, Violet M. of Bay City, Michigan. Violet passed away Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at Tendercare of Cass City, age 79. The daughter of the late Lee and Blanche S. (Wilcox) Meston, she was born May 11, 1930 in Alpena. Violet worked at Michigan Mutual Insurance and then Saginaw Bay Underwriters for several years before her retirement. She was a member of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church. Violet is survived by several cousins and her dear friend, Jeanine Schmitz. A Memorial Service will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 23, 2010 at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 105 S. Erie St. Officiating will be The Rev. William Boli. Inurnment will be in Fairview Cemetery in Gaylord. Friends may gather with the family at the church on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Alban’s Episcopal Church.


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McKENNA, Mary Kathryn of Bay City, Michigan. Mrs. McKenna, age 69 years, passed away Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at Glen Brook Hospice Care in Carlsbad, California. She was born on April 3, 1941 in Saginaw, MI to the late Joseph and Theresa (Genack) Blanke. Mary graduated from St. Mary’s Cathedral, Saginaw in 1959, and a Delta College Graduate class of 1977. She married Gerald on August 11, 1977 he predeceased her on February 16, 1997. Mary retired from Meijer after 21 years of service. She is survived by her children, Christine (Scott) Bleshenski of California and Curtis (Melissa) Harding of Grand Rapids; a brother, John (Cathy) Blanke; a sister, Margo Dick) Panko; grandchildren: Bridget and David Bleshenski and Rachel and Isaac Harding. Mary was predeceased by a brother, Joseph Blanke. A Celebration of her life will be held in the summer. At Mary’s request cremation has taken place and inurnment will be in Elm Lawn Memorial Park in Bay City, MI. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Rivertown Funeral Chapel.

W A LT ER , Marvin Paul of Freeland, Michigan. Mr. Walter passed away Thursday morning, April 8, 2010 at Bay Regional Medical Center with his family at his side, age 80 years. Funeral services will take place Monday, April 12, 2010 at 12:00 O’Clock Noon at St. John’s Lutheran Church of Amelith 1690 Amelith Road Bay City, MI 48706. Officiating will be Rev. Stephen P. Starke with interment following in the Church Cemetery. Friends may call at the Gephart Funeral Home, Inc. Sunday from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. Mr. Walter will be taken to the church on Monday to lie in state from 11:00 a.m. and until the time of service. Memorial cards for St. John’s Lutheran Church or St. John’s Lutheran School will be available.

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BARBIER Jr., Truman Fredrick of East Tawas, Michigan. Died March 26, 2010 at his home in East Tawas. Born in Detroit January 21, 1926 to Margaret Y. and Truman F. Barbier, he leaves siblings Jane (Roland ‘Skip’) Dulmage of Stuart Florida and Jim (Jacque, deceased) Barbier of Midland, MI. He attended Edison Institute, enlisted with the Navy and in 1945 sailed out of San Diego on the USS Duxbury Bay. He attended Michigan Technological University where he met the love of his life and companion for 59 years, Phylis Ann Crescenzo of Duluth, MN, his ‘Sapphire’ (Phylis predeceased Truman May 11, 2008). Upon graduation they moved to Detroit and in 1957 to East Tawas. He is survived by four children: Margaret L. Barbier (David Breskin), Truman F. Barbier, III, Peter J. Barbier (Chiara Barbier), and Mary K. Rafferty (Greg Rafferty); six grandchil dren: Katherine Benn, Thomas Barbier, Madeline Breskin, Megan Rafferty, Marjorie Barbier, Nicole Barbier and one greatgrandchild, Catherine Benn. A passionate gentleman of optimism, generosity and integrity who believed in his ideas and the abilities of other, Truman excelled at the art of living life to the fullest. A mass will be held at Holy Family Church in East Tawas 11 a.m. Friday, April 23rd. Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph Hospice, 220 Beech Street, Tawas City, MI 48764. of Tawas City. Buresh & Kobs Funeral Home Tawas City, Michigan DROUIN, John "Jack" of Bay City, Michigan. Passed away April 7, 2010. Survived by his wife, Polly and three children: Rick, Glen and Damon. Cremation has taken place and there will be no services. McCUE, James Edward of Bay City, Michigan. A celebration of Jim’s life will be held on Jim’s birthday, Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Dr. Jeffrey D. Weenink will officiate. Cremation has taken place and his cremains will be inurned in the columba rium at the Church. Memorial may be made in Jim’s name to First Presbyterian Church. The family will greet friends in the Fellowship Hall immediately following the service.

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STING, Robert F. Sr. of Bay City, Michigan. Mr. Sting passed away Friday, April 9, 2010 at Brian’s House with his family at his side. Age 80 years. He was born August 14, 1928 in Harbor Beach and has resided in this area most of his life. Bob was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic and it’s Ushers Club for forty four years and a member of the American Legion Harding-Olk-Caraidge post 18. He was a past member of the Caro Lions Club and a past member of the Bay City Kiwanis Club. In his earlier years he was a plumbing estimator and then began his career with Sherwin Williams Co. and retired as a store manager after thirty five years of services. After his retirement Bob was reemployed at Heinz Reality as a realtor for seven years. Bob served with the United States Navy during WW II. He is survived by his wife of 60 years the former Gweneth (Gwen) A. Gale whom he married on May 28, 1949 in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Saginaw by Msgr. Bolton. Bob is also survived by six children; Sandra and Richard Jacobs, Robert and Sandra Sting, Colleen and John Mauch, Patricia and Kevin Kilborn, James and Shelley Sting and Cherie and Steve Smith, eighteen grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, brothers -in- law, sister -in- law, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; Arthur and Mary (Kipper) Sting, one sister; Beatrice McCrea and two brothers; LeRoy and Donald Sting. The Funeral Liturgy will take place Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church 2956 E. N. Union Road Bay City. Celebrant will be Rev. Fr. Robert J. Meissner under the auspices of the Bay County Veterans Council and private Inurnment will take place in Calvary Mausoleum in Kawkawlin. Friends may call at the Gephart Funeral Home, Inc. Monday from 2:00 to 9:00 p.m. The Vigil for the Deceased will take place Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Members of the American Legion Post 18 will meet at the funeral home Monday evening at 7:30 p.m. for a memorial service. Mr. Sting will be taken to the church on Tuesday to lie in state from 9:00 a.m. and until the time of services. Memorial cards for the Wishes of the Family will be available.

SYLVESTER, Robert Virgil "Bob" of Kawkawlin, Michigan. Mr. Sylvester, age 82 passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 8, 2010 at Brian’s House with his loving family at his side following a long battle with cancer. He was born on October 27, 1927 in Kawkawlin, MI to the late Emery and Angeline (Stosik) Sylvester. He married the former Meretta Dorothy LaPan on August 21, 1948 at Sacred Heart Church she survives him. Bob retired from Consumers Energy as a supervisor in the forestry department. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Church, Linwood K of C, VFW Post 6950, American Legion and a former usher at St. Maria Goretti Church. Bob served his country as a merchant marine then joined the U.S. Navy serving in WWII and the Korean War. Surviving besides his wife of 61 years are their children: Robert Emery (Lynda Ann) Sylvester, Barbara Lynn Prieur, Diane Marie Goodman, Sandra Lee Sysak- (Louie) Torres, Daniel James Sylvester and Amy Lou (Craig M.) Bourcier; 13 grandchildren: Marcelle (Michael) Norgan, Andrea (Troy) Schafer, Nicole Sylvester, Jennifer Rhodes, Forrest Sylvester, Heather Prieur, Amber Rae Prieur, Jason Goodman, Melissa Goodman, Lisa (Jeren) Gunter, Cpl. Matthew Sysak, Jessica Bourcier, and Michael Bourcier; 12 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; brothers and sisters: Richard (Joe) and (Violet) Sylvester, Shirley Charbonneau, Kathleen Linda, Gerald (Betty) Sylvester, Nancy (Thomas) Hoerauf; sister - in - laws: Albena Wenglikowski, Betty LaPan, Virginia Ebright, Virginia (Jack) Nuzzo, and Evelyn Spencer. Several nieces and nephews. Bob was preceded in death by a grandson, Craig Bourcier; brothers: Donald, Leonard, William and Emery, Jr.; a sister, Patricia Sylvester, and his father and motherin-law Frank and Meretta LaPan and several sistersin-law, brothers-in-law, and nephews. The Sylvester Family would like to say Thank You to Dr. Abramson and all the doctors and nurses that cared for Bob at Bay Regional Medical Center and the staff at Brian’s House and to the Kawkawlin Fire / Rescue and 911. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, April 12, 2010 at 10 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Church with Rev. Fr. Robert J. Meissner presiding with entombment in Calvary Mausoleum. Friends may call at the Rivertown Funeral Chapel on Sunday from 1 to 9 p.m. A parish vigil & K of C Bible presentation will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral Home. A VFW Memorial service will be held at 6:45 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral chapel. Robert will lie in state at the church from 9 a.m. until time of service. Those wishing an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Leukemia Foundation or Brian’s House.

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Today’s highs and lows

Noon.............. 50.0 1 p.m............. 55.9 2 p.m............. 61.0 3 p.m............. 64.9 4 p.m............. 68.0 5 p.m............. 66.0 6 p.m............. 64.4 7 p.m.............. *61 8 p.m.............. *61 9 p.m.............. *54 10 p.m............ *54 11 p.m............ *54

Gaylord 56/25

Alpena 54/27

Atlanta 58/25

Grayling 58/23

Harrisville 54/29

Mio 59/25

Houghton Lake 59/25

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Gladwin 61/27

Clare 59/29

Coleman 63/31

Mount Pleasant 59/31

Bay City 61/31

Midland 63/31 Alma 59/32

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Today: Partly cloudy. High in the mid-60s. Southwest wind 5-10 mph. Smooth waters. Tonight: Patchy frost around daybreak. Mostly clear. Low in the lower 30s. North wind 5-10 mph. Monday: Partly cloudy. High in the upper 50s. Northeast wind 5-10 mph. Smooth waters.

Today: Partly cloudy. High in the lower 60s. Southwest wind 5-10 mph. Smooth waters. Tonight: Patchy frost around daybreak. Mostly clear. Low in the lower 30s. Northeast wind 5-10 mph. Monday: Partly cloudy. High in the lower 50s. Northeast wind increasing to 10 mph. Smooth waters.

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Alpena Ann Arbor Tue Appleton low med high Battle Creek Detroit Air Quality Today Yesterday Farmington Hills Fort Wayne Fremont Gary Good Moderate Unhealthy Grand Rapids 0-50 51-100 101-190 Green Bay Yesterday's main offender: Houghton Lake particulate matter Iron Mountain Sun & moon Kalamazoo Today Tomorrow Kentwood Rises Set Rises Set Lansing Sun 6:58 a.m. 8:15 p.m. Lewiston 6:59 a.m. 8:14 p.m. Livonia Moon 5:24 a.m. 5:41 p.m. 5:45 a.m. 6:44 p.m. Madison Milwaukee Amount 13:15 13:17 Oshkosh of Daylight Pontiac Sault Sainte Marie Sheboygan Sterling Heights Toledo Apr 14 Apr 21 Apr 28 May 6 Traverse City New First Quarter Full Last Quarter Mon

What's in the sky? The Big Dipper, as it’s known in the U.S., is high in the southeast after sunset. Follow the “pointer” stars at the end of its bowl to Polaris, the “North Star", whose elevation in degrees above the horizon matches the observer’s latitude. Venus sets at 9:30 p.m. Mars sets at 3:40 a.m. Jupiter rises at 5:27 a.m. Saturn sets at 6:05 a.m. Source: Morrison Planetarium

Weather history On this date in 1987, severe flooding throughout the Northeast finally began to subside. Snow melt from intense rainfall only made the flooding worse as damage estimates ran into the billions. Ten people were killed when the a bridge in New York gave way to the flooding.

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Lyra Draco

Today: Mostly cloudy during the morning. Mostly sunny during the afternoon. Light showers during the morning. Highs 60 to 64. Chance of rain 30 percent. Tonight: Mostly clear. Patchy frost overnight. Lows 31 to 35. Monday: Mostly sunny. Highs 60 to 64. east 5 to 10 mph; then turning to southeast late. Monday Night: Mostly clear during the evening.

Saginaw Bay



Aug Sep

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Today: Partly sunny early; then becoming mostly cloudy. Breezy. Scattered light showers after 5 PM. Temperatures around 64. Chance of rain 40 percent. Tonight: Mostly clear. Patchy frost developing overnight. Lows 30 to 34. turning to east. Monday: Partly sunny. Highs 61 to 65. Monday Night: Partly cloudy during the evening. Mostly cloudy overnight.

Outdoor recreational forecast

Precipitation for selected cities through 5 p.m. Saturday (Season: January 1st - December 31st)




4. Southeast Michigan

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3.35 1.18

2. Northern Michigan Today: Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph. Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows in the mid-20s. Light winds. Monday: Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 50s. East winds up to 10 mph. Monday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. 3. Saginaw Bay

Lapeer 63/31

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5.47 2.64


1. UpperPeninsula Today: Sunny. Highs around 56 inland to around 49 at the shore. Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows around 28. Monday: Sunny. Highs around 56. Monday Night: Partly cloudy.




Bad Axe 61/31

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A14 SUNDAY,APRIL 11, 2010 From A1 —

Health department hosting smoking-ban forums


Congressional race for Stupak’s seat is open But Dennis Poirier Sr., former chairman of the Bay County Republican Party, said he suspects the move has more to do with the controversy surrounding Stupak’s role in the national health care reform legislation and federal funding of abortions. “I know he’s received death threats and I’m sure things are getting kind of hot there in D.C., and I think he decided it was time to get out of the kitchen,” said Poirier. “He probably felt it was his time (to leave).” Another area Republican, U.S. Rep. Dave Camp of Midland, said he wishes Stupak and his family the best. “Representative Stupak and I have worked together on many issues as we represented the state and Northern Michigan,” Camp said in a written statement. “Over the years, he’s been a very hard-working and dedicated individual, and he’s been a tremendous advocate for the Great Lakes.” Barcia was elected with Stupak to Congress in 1992. Before that, both served in the state Legislature in the 1980s. The two have been close friends throughout their careers, Barcia said, and he knows Stupak has struggled recently as a result of his involvement in the national health care debate. “I know Bart was under a lot of stress with the recent health care reform and I know he struggled with his decisions,” Barcia said. “He will ultimately make the best decision for him and his family.” Mayes said he was surprised to learn about Stupak’s decision to retire but understands the stress Stupak has experienced recently. “I know it’s been a challenging year for the congressman and he’s been a mainstay in Michigan politics,” Mayes said. “It’s a tough time to be in government and this has been a tough year for Stupak. ... Now it’s time for him to begin a new chapter.” U.S. Rep. Dale Kildee, D-Flint, said Stupak’s retirement will be a huge loss for the state of Michigan. “He’s a great campaigner and a great congressman and I’m stunned by all this,” Kildee said. “He’s a tireless person and we’ll miss him very much and Michigan will miss him because he’s a powerful position in Congress for us.” Kildee said he did not believe Stupak would have been easily beaten in the next election, despite the health care controversy. He said he didn’t know who might attempt to run for Stupak’s seat. “Everything is wide open now,” Kildee said.

... Now it’s time for him to begin a new chapter.” Jeff Mays



BAY CITY — The Bay County Health Department is hosting a series of informational sessions on the upcoming statewide smoke-fee air law. The smoking ban — which prohibits smoking in all workplaces and public places such as restaurants, bars, hotels or any place that serves food or

beverages — goes into effect on May 1. Information sessions take place at the following dates and times: • 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Sage Branch Library, 100 E. Midland St. on Bay City’s West Side. • 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. April 16 at the Alice and Jack Wirt Public Library, 500 Center Ave. in downtown

Bay City. “The Bay County Health Department is available to answer questions related to the new law, and we are out in the community presenting to residents and businesses regarding the specifics of the law,” said Joel Strasz, public health services manager for the health department. “We’re looking forward to

May 1 and expect that compliance among business owners in our community will be quite high.” To request a presentation for your group or business, call Rachelle Shotwell at the health department at (989) 895-4281. For more information about the law, visit smokefreelaw.

45th Annual Delta College Employee Awards Recognition Special Recognition Awards Faculty Executive Committee Award for Support Staff Distinguished Service

Sue Deford

ECAPS (Executive Committee for Administrative & Professional Staff) Outstanding Teamwork Award

Becky Barber, Mary Harding, Ann Isackson, Diane Scorsone and David Urbaniak ECAPS Outstanding A/P Service Award

Patricia Graves

ECAPS Willie E. Thompson Exemplary Career Service Award

Rosemary Reeves

The Don Laughner Award for Creative Change and the League for Innovation Award

Jacob VanHouten

Ormond E. Barstow and Ludo K. Frevel Award for Scholarly Achievement

Dr. Stuart Barbier

Rollin M. Gerstacker Award for Innovative Use of Technology in Teaching

Crystal Starkey, Jennifer Niester-Mika and Karen Randolph

AAUP (American Association of University Professors) Service Award

E. Michele Whitaker

AAUP Governance Award

Dr. Timothy Clarey and diedra knox Dr. Ralph Forsberg Lynn Heatley Award For Distinguished Service (Adjunct Faculty)

Wanda Owings

Bergstein Award for Teaching Excellence

Sponsored by the Bergstein family of Midland since 1965, this award recognizes committment to teaching excellence and is the highest honor a faculty member can receive at Delta College.

David Bledsoe and James Gleason

Employees honored for their years of service 10 Years of Service Irene Birdsall Kimberly Boldt Dr. Wendy Burns Wendy Childs Connie Colvin Dawn DeCoe Kevin Dehne Cheryl Dzurka Cynthia Grether Monica HernandezAlaniz Floyd Hoffman Adna Howell Sherrill Irish

Robert Lang Christine McCauley Gerald Melton Dr. Marcia Moore Carla Murphy Randall Nichols Karen Peckham Felicia Peters Rosemary Reeves Fay Reid Cynthia Reyes Daniel Segura Jeri Sinicki Sandra Smith Sarah Smith

Andrea Ursuy Jeffrey Vande Zande Morag Walls 15 Years of Service Lorna Allen Dr. David Baskind Dr. Timothy Clarey Dawn Jurik Howard Sharper Jacob VanHouten Barbara Webb 20 Years of Service Michele Allen Michele Brondstetter

Thelma Bushong William Carter Paula Cornell Pamela Dewyse Lori Gagnon Diana Gutierrez Elaine Karls Thomas Kienbaum diedra knox Wendy Kraynak Mary Beth Looby Phoebe Lutz Meshell Matthews Thomas Pfundt Dr. Pamela Renna

Dr. Regina Rinderer Mark Robertson Brian Schultz Roslyn Weedman Sarah Wiley Jennifer Williams Richard Wlock 25 Years of Service Annette Edwards Bruce Faccio Diane Goetzinger-Pena Mark Hillabrand Lori Holman Timothy Light Diane Scorsone

30 Years of Service Neville Britto Ellen Gasta Dr. Gail HoffmanJohnson Luvarda Ontiveroz 35 Years of Service Glen Erickson Dr. Raymond Pfeiffer Beverly Westbrook James Witucki 40 Years of Service Donald Halog Susan Montesi






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John Glenn girls establish winning tradition BILL PETZOLD | (989) 894-9641

Bay City has long been a baseball kind of town. But if Fran MacMillan has anything to say about it, Bay City may also be known as a girls soccer mecca. And soon. In five years since taking over the Bangor John Glenn Girls soccer overviews, B2 John Glenn’s Katie Tobin, left, was named first-team all-state in 2009. FILE | THE BAY CITY TIMES

program, MacMillan has compiled a 79-23-5 record, which equates to a .738 winning percentage. Last season was a breakout year for Bobcats soccer, as the team won a programrecord 22 games and became the first Bay County soccer team — boys or girls — to win a district championship. “It literally is a mentality, and it’s kind of a culture that we’ve developed,” MacMillan said. “Now it’s a tradition and there’s a program. If we can keep it going that’s great, but you’ve got to try. I don’t take anybody lightly because I haven’t been doing this very long, but what I

do understand about high school sports is some teams can change drastically from year to year.” There’s a good chance Glenn will get its opponents’ best shot this season. The Bobcats return four Bay City Times Dream Team selections, including senior midfielder Katie Tobin, a firstteam all-state honoree who led Bay County in goals the past two seasons and also was the county assist leader in 2009. Tobin has already committed to play for Bowling Green, the first Bobcat to sign with a Division I school. See SOCCER, B2

Centerstage Home opener

Today: Lansing at Great Lakes, 3:05 p.m. Monday: Lansing at Great Lakes, 6:05 p.m. Loons line, roster, B3 Visit loons for results of Saturday’s game at South Bend


Great Lakes’ Brian Cavazos-Galvez had one hit and two RBIs in Thursday’s season-opening 16-5 win at South Bend, Ind.

Loons center fielder Brian Cavazos-Galvez thrives without his father’s presence HUGH BERNREUTER

He was demoted and bounced around, playing minor-league baseball for the Detroit Tigers, MinnesoMIDLAND — There’s not much Brian ta Twins, New York Yankees, Montreal Expos Cavazos-Galvez doesn’t have. and Chicago Cubs. He’s got power to hit homers, speed In 1994, Galvez moved to steal bases and enough intangibles to to China and pitched for keep any Great Lakes Loons publicist the Brother Elephants busy. for two years before But what he doesn’t have makes his leaving for Japan and accomplishments more impressive. For more than 10 years, he hasn’t had a spot in the Yomiuri a father, at least not one he could count Giants’ rotation through Brian 2000. on for an encouraging word. Cavazos-Galvez “I lost contact with Or any word for that matter. him when I was 8 or 9 or 10,” CavazosHis father, Balvino Galvez, played in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ system, pitch- Galvez said. “He moved away to play ing in 10 games for the Dodgers in 1986. baseball and that’s the last we’ve heard FOR THE BAY CITY TIMES

from him. I heard he got remarried in Japan and made a new life for himself. “But I haven’t heard from him, no letter, no phone call, no e-mail.” Cavazos-Galvez is old enough to understand what happened, and says it doesn’t bother him anymore. “Nobody, not even his relatives, has had any contact with him,” CavazosGalvez said. “I’m close with all of his family. They’re my family. “They’re a part of my life, even though he isn’t.” His father returned to the United States in 2001 and earned a spot in the Pittsburgh Pirates rotation, but got into


Phil Mickelson watches his tee shot on the fifth hole during the third round of the Masters Saturday in Augusta, Ga.

Westwood leads, Lefty one shot back PAUL NEWBERRY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Lee Westwood appeared to be pulling away, the only player on the Masters leaderboard heading in the right direction Saturday. Then, just like that, Phil Mickelson turned Moving Day upside down. Lefty became only the third player in Augusta National history to make back-to-back eagles, and came within 6 inches of pulling off another, to steal the attention away from Westwood with one of the most remarkable three-hole stretches this ol’ place has ever seen. They were cheering on the back nine as loud as ever — and it wasn’t even Sunday. “There were roars going up all over the place,” Mickelson said. “You couldn’t figure out who was doing what because the roars were happening simultaneously. It was a really fun day to see the leaderboard change. The thing was, the pins were tough ... but the greens were really receptive, so you could really get at some.” Westwood settled for hanging on to the lead, shooting a third straight score in the 60s to maintain a one-stroke edge over Mickelson heading to what shapes up to be a thrilling final round. Tiger Woods isn’t out of it, either. Even though he sprayed the ball all over the place, hitting one shot from out of the wrong fairway, he managed to shoot 70 and is only four strokes behind Westwood. Mickelson wiped out a five-shot deficit to make himself a prime contender for a third green jacket. He stumbled a bit with a three-putt bogey at No. 17, but managed to get up and down after missing the green at the final hole for a 5-under 67. Westwood shot 68 for a 12-under 204 through 54 holes, now in the lead all by himself after coming into the day sharing the top spot with fellow Englishman Ian Poulter. Westwood reclaimed the top spot on the scoreboard with a twoputt birdie at the 15th, and pulled out a par on the final hole after driving into a bunker. Westwood is eager to win his first major championship after finishing third at the last two. “I think I’m ready,” he said. “I felt very calm out there today. I was confident in what I was doing.” Even though Westwood was leading at the end of the day, this round figured to be remembered for Mickelson’s dazzling play on the back side.



Ordonez delivers; Bonderman strong in 4-2 victory CHRIS IOTT

Ordonez hit a two-run home run Through five games this year, in the first inning to give the Tigers Ordonez is hitting .476 (10-for-21) a 2-0 lead. He has two home runs in with four extra-base hits and an five games this season after having .857 slugging percentage, and he is just two during the first two months hitting the ball hard even when he of the 2009 season. makes outs. In his “He’s a great hittwo at-bats followDETROIT — Tigers 4, Indians 2 ing the home run ter,” Tigers manager If Magglio Ordonez and Jeremy Jim Leyland said. down the line in left Bonderman can have bounceToday: Cleveland “He has been for a field, Ordonez hit back seasons for the Detroit at Detroit, 1 p.m., hard line drives that Tigers, it would be a huge boost long time. It’s in the FSD+ book.” were tracked down to the team’s playoff hopes. Monday: Kansas Ordonez struggled by Cleveland right Both of them are off to City at Detroit, through the first half fielder Shin-Soo great starts. 1 p.m., FSD of the 2009 season Choo. Ordonez homered and • Visit and, even when he “He’s in great Bonderman earned his for more coverage raised his average shape,” Leyland said. first pitching victory late in the season, “Since the first day since the 2008 seanever regained the familiar pop he of spring training, the bat’s sounded son Saturday had while racking up 82 extra-base a lot louder. He looks great.” afternoon as hits in 2007 and 55 in 2008. He had Bonderman retired the first 11 the Tigers hitters he faced and needed just 51 claimed a 4-2 just 35 extra-base hits last season, DUANE BURLESON | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS including nine home runs, and finpitches to do so. He ran into a bit of win over the Detroit’s Magglio Ordonez hits a two-run home run in ished with a .428 slugging percent- trouble in the fourth when a walk, a Cleveland age. single and a wild pitch allowed the Indians. the first inning of Saturday’s game against Cleveland. FOR THE BAY CITY TIMES

Indians to score a run to cut their deficit to 4-1. Bonderman issued another walk before retiring Matt LaPorta on a pop-up to get out of the fourth, then retired the side in order in the fifth. Bonderman, who was perfect in every inning except the fourth, allowed just one hit and two walks while striking out five in five innings. He threw 91 pitches, 35 in the fourth. Bonderman made just one start last season, and it wasn’t a good one. He allowed six earned runs in four innings pitched June 8 in a 6-1 loss to the Chicago White Sox. Bonderman has pitched sparingly since having surgery during the 2008 season to correct a condition that caused a blood clot in his arm. The win marked his first pitching victory since May 22, 2008, prior to his surgery. See TIGERS, B4

B2 SUNDAY,APRIL 11, 2010


Bay County Girls Soccer Overviews BAY CITY CENTRAL

Laurel Rapson


Bay City Western’s Austin Jacobs takes a shot against Bay City Central at Bay City Western High School on Thursday. Bay City Central won the match, 4-0.

Old rivals, new sport Lacrosse provides Central and Western a new way to compete

Kirsten Wilson

Coach: Mark Lesinski (3rd year, 20-17-2) League: Saginaw Valley League 2009 record: 10-7-2 Key Returners: F Kirsten Wilson, jr.; M Laurel Rapson, sr.; M Gabi Moreno, sr.; M Melinda Zielinski, jr.; M Mallory McFarland, jr.; M Katey Karoly, so.; F Payten Biskupski, jr.; G Abby Baranski, so. Key Newcomers: F Bailey Rytlewski, jr. Key Losses: Christine Lesinski Stadium games: at John Glenn (May 14); at Essexville Garber (May 22) Season outlook: With 11 returning players, the Wolves hope to continue the steady improvement they’ve seen during the first two years of Lesinski’s tenure as head coach. “We play some really good ball, and some days it seems like we tail off,” Lesinski said. “We need to stay consistent throughout these closer games. My four captains (Rapson, Biskupski, McFarland and Moreno) have been doing a wonderful job. I’m looking for them to play some good soccer and surprise some people.” Wilson (25 goals in 2009) and Rapson (12 goals, 13 assists) are back after Bay City Times Dream Team campaigns.


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Bay City Central and Bay City Western have a new arena in which to battle. For the first time, the two Bay County rivals each have their own lacrosse programs. And it didn’t take long for them to clash. The teams played each other in the season opener Thursday, with Central taking a 4-0 win. “We wanted to take on the big guns right off the bat,” Western coach Todd Ballor said. “That will set the pace for our team this year.” It set a pretty good tone for Central as well. “Their guys are excited because it’s a new team. We’re excited because it’s Western,” Central coach Chuck Hewitt said. “It can’t do anything but help the sport’s popularity in our school system.” While the Central program has been around since 2006, the Wolves had to spend the first few weeks of practice teaching the basics of the game. “Every year for us is a rebuilding year,” Hewitt said. “With no youth program, we always seem to have a team with a huge influx of new kids.” The Wolves feature several returning players this season, including fourth-year goalie Jon Teich, who had seven saves in the shutout against Western. Other key returners include defenseman Shane O’Shea, attacker Evan Gill and midfielders Stuart Starkweather and Tyler Dido. They are joined by several new players, including midfielder Paul Jezowski and attackers Alex Counterman and Scott Taylor. The new players are already showing their stuff. Counterman had two of the Wolves’ goals in the opener, with Taylor and Jezowski each adding one apiece. For Western, its first season is — quite literally — a whole new ballgame. “We’re going to be real competitive and get stronger as the season goes on,” Ballor said. “The win and loss column is important,

Kim Vaillancourt


Bay City Central’s Scott Taylor makes a pass to a teammate against Bay City Western at Bay City Western High School on Thursday. but we just want to get stronger each week and get the sport to catch on at the school.” Despite being a new team, the Warriors have four returning players who competed for the now-defunct Bay Area United last year. They are midfielders Jay Lauria and Derek Hugo, attacker Austin Jacobs and defenseman Austin Ballor. The rest of the team is comprised of newcomers, including freshman goalie Teron Hutchins, who had 17 saves in the opener against Central. In total the Western team has two freshmen, eight sophomores, nine juniors and eight seniors. Central and Western meet again April 29.

Stephanie Topping

Coach: Jacquelyn Robinson (3rd year, 21-18-4) League: Saginaw Valley League 2009 record: 10-7-4 Key Returners: D Kim Vaillancourt, sr.; M Kasey Neetz, jr.; F Meghan McTaggert, jr.; F Molly McTaggart, jr.; G Dana Schwandt, sr.; D Angela Steffey, sr.; M Taryn Wynn, jr.; M Stephanie Topping, jr.; M Shannon Sebald, jr.; M Stacy Lang, jr.; M Shanna McQuarter, so.; M Mackenzie Brownell, so.; M Amy Yaworski, so. Key Newcomers: D Lauren Bitzer, so.; M Lindsey Charbonneau, fr. Key Losses: Stephanie Ross; Samantha Dardas Stadium game: vs. Bangor John Glenn (May 27) Season outlook: The Warriors have a strong core group of 13 returning players and a schedule featuring some of the toughest teams in the area. “Our goal is to do well in the Valley this year and compete well in the playoffs,” Robinson said. “We’ve got a lot of solid soccer players. We’re pretty optimistic for this season. We’ve got some tough competition, but that’s OK. It helps us get better.” Vaillancourt returns after a Dream Team and all-Valley campaign on defense. With fellow senior defender Steffey and keeper Schwandt, the Warriors could be tough to dent on defense.


season for the Bobcats, who posted a Bay County-record 22 victories and won the county’s first district championship. Glenn scored 120 goals during the season, while Johnson and the Glenn defense allowed just 13. The Bobcats return four Dream Teamers in Tobin (31 goals) — a first-team all-stater — Kraska (23 goals), Ayotte and Johnson 17 shutouts). “They’re a better team because of the experience we had last year,” MacMillan said. “They know what the deal is, and they know how far they want to go.” The five-time defending league champs did not allow a single goal in NEMC play the past two years.


Shayna Streu

Karlie Penn

Coach: Troy Stewart (6th year, 42-49-6) League: Tri-Valley East 2009 record: 6-11-2 Key Returners: F Hillarie Dukarski, sr.; F Shayna Streu, sr.; M Morgan Scharich, sr.; D Emmy Hadd, sr.; S Alex Weiss, sr.; G Karlie Penn, sr.; M Courtney Thompson, sr.; D Tory Stewart, jr.; M Lindsey Caverly, so.; M Emily Steffen, so.; D Kate Williamson, so. Key Newcomers: F Tara Blundell, fr.; F Meghan Lupo, fr.; D Mallory Irish, fr. Key Losses: Leslie Stuifbergen; Halley Lane; Becca Pierce Stadium Games: at Pinconning (May 15); vs. Bay City Central (May 22) Season outlook: The Dukes bring back 11 players from last season’s team, giving coach Troy Stewart a deep squad he hopes can match the 13-7 record of 2006. “We haven’t had a team like this in about four years, where we’ve had a good core group and they’ve played together for a couple years,” Stewart said. “Last year was really a rebuilding year. It was a struggle, but a lot of our games were one-goal games.” Garber faces tough conference competition from the likes of North Branch, Valley Lutheran and Frankenmuth. “Those are fun games,” Stewart said. “Those are great programs with great coaches. They keep us on our toes.”

PINCONNING Coach: Krzysztof Ufnal (1st year) League: North East Michigan Conference 2009 record: 0-16 Key Returners: M Michelle Johnson, sr.; D Samantha Thompson, sr.; G Ali Daniels, jr. Key Losses: Chelsea Curry Stadium game: vs. Essexville Garber (May 15) Season outlook: Ufnal takes over a program that is 1-30 in its past two seasons, and might be the man to turn things around. He began playing soccer in his native Poland at age 7 and played two years at Delta College. He’s hoping a back-to-basics approach gets Pinny on track. “This is a long losing streak, and we’re planning to take a couple games this year,” he said. “The girls have been conditioning together since November, so we’re hoping to be well-prepared fitnesswise to start the season. We know where we are. We know this isn’t a championship program yet, so we’re taking small steps. Our No. 1 goal is to improve the skills of our players and bring those skills together as a team.”

Heintskill gets first win at All Saints Heinstkill became only the third softball coach in A couple of rookies are in All Saints history after takthe win column for Bay City ing over for Brad Walraven All Saints. who accumulated 907 wins Freshman pitcher Jacki in 30 years at the helm. Christensen fired a threeShepherd powered to a hitter to lead the Cougars to 17-2 win in four innings in an 8-6 win over Shepherd in the opener. But All Saints their doubleheader nightcap, responded in the nightcap presenting first-year head to salvage the split. coach David Heintskill the Christensen racked up first victory of his career. eight strikeouts in earning “It feels great,” Heintskill the victory. Danielle Chrissaid. “I felt a little pressure tianson and Danelle Lepeck to get that first (win), but each had two hits in the win. I’m glad to get it out of the Girls soccer way. I think as was as ner• Bay City Western got its vous, if not more, than the second straight shutout — and girls were.” first win — with a 1-0 victory THE BAY CITY TIMES

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over Traverse City West. Western (1-0-1) got four saves from Dana Schwandt and the gamewinning goal from Lindsey Charbonneau. • Kirsten Wilson scored two goals and Mallory McFarland, Bailey Rytlewski and Laurel Rapson each added one as Bay City Central (1-0-1) blanked Pinconning 6-0. • Freshman Tara Blundell scored two goals in her debut to lead Essexville Garber to a 4-1 win over Standish-Sterling. Hillarie Dukarski and Shayna Streu also had goals in win.

Baseball • Shepherd swept Bay City All Saints, 4-0 and 10-1. Kevin Gwizdala homered to account for the lone Cougar run.

Katie Tobin

Emily Kraksa

Coach: Fran MacMillan (6th year, 79-23-5) League: North East Michigan Conference 2009 record: 22-4-1 Key Returners: M Katie Tobin, sr.; M Emily Kraska, sr.; D Paige Ayotte, sr.; G Kelli Johnson, sr. Key Losses: Katie Syring; Rachel Seifferly; Alicia MacMillan; Sarah Kemmer Stadium games: vs. Bay City Central (May 14); at Bay City Western (May 22) Season outlook: 2009 was a historic

SOCCER John Glenn girls soccer coach believes talent, cohesiveness and being a commitment to academics are the biggest reasons for the Bobcats’ success on the field

Fellow Dream Teamers Emily Kraska and Paige Ayotte are already committed to Ferris and Alma, respectively. People have definitely taken notice of Glenn’s success and the wealth of soccer talent in Bay City. Sophomore Jordan Michalsky won’t be playing for the Bobcats this year because she’s been invited to play with

premier youth soccer club Vardar Michigan. “She’s a really good, solid player,” MacMillan said. “She’s on the showcase team and they’re doing big national tournaments. Her sophomore year she’s opted to do that instead of playing in high school. Kids need to play where they’re happy, and I’m kind of torn about it.

I still consider her part of the team; she’s still part of the family. She has an opportunity most kids don’t have and she’s taking advantage of it.” But for all the individual talent, what makes the Bobcats a force to be reckoned with is their cohesiveness. “Everybody understands what’s going on, and that’s part

of the success. … the team is focused on being a team,” MacMillan said. “I talked to a lot of other coaches, and that can definitely be an issue. “There’s a difference between managing a team and coaching. When you have girls that get along well, you can coach and not manage, and that’s what I want to do.”

Another point of pride for Glenn is its strong academic results. Last year the Bobcats ranked fifth in the state in team GPA. A couple years ago, Glenn’s team GPA was a 3.82. “All the kids are good students,” MacMillan said. “If you have good students and good athletes, your team is going to be successful.”

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How impressive is the Connecticut women’s basketball team’s 78 consecutive wins and another national title this season? I won’t argue with their dominance — if you win 78 in a row at anything you must be good — but my enthusiasm BRUCE is restrained. The fact is, the Gunther gap between the elite few in women’s college basketball and all the rest could easily be mistaken for the Grand Canyon. We’re talking 80-32 blowouts in the NCAA tourney. When there’s a better balance of power and talent, then let’s really talk streaks. Give UConn credit. To win 78 in a row at any level is impressive. However, I agree with Bruce in that the gap between the elite of women’s college basketball and the rest is a wide chasm, somewhat like it was back when UCLA and John Wooden dominated the men’s college basketball world in the PAUL early 1970s. UConn isn’t to blame for this Neumeyer though. More athletic programs need to ante pneumeyer@ up for funding women’s basketball programs so more competitive balance will result from better balance in the recruiting wars. Anyone who has watched high school girls basketball can see the vast dispairty between the haves and have-nots. It is much the same way for the college sport. In men’s basketball, even a bad Division I team can beat a top one if certain things happen. In women’s college basketball, there is not that threat. Top teams can have bad games and still destroy their opponents. Yes, give UConn credit for 78 wins and give the university credit for going above and beyone in funding the sport.


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It’s impressive all right, but not necessarily good for women’s basketball. This past men’s NCAA KYLE Tournament proved that having Austin mid-majors compete and win kaustin@ against perennial powerhouses makes for the most exciting part of college basketball. Unfortunately, this past NCAA Women’s Tournament proves that the women’s game is a long way from having mid-majors upset tournament favorites and make the Final Four. Considering how borderline impossible it is to win 78 consecutive things in any sport, it is very ERICH impressive. The real question isn’t Doerr how long they can keep winning, but edoerr@ how long will other teams tolerate bc-times losing. Women’s basketball isn’t exactly the highest priority to many college, but hopefully some schools will decide to make a run at UConn and we’ll see the level of competition increase.

Saturday: Visit to see if the Loons could improve to 3-0 with a season-opening sweep of the host South Bend Silver Hawks. Both the most recent home and road series sweeps by the Loons came at the expense of South Bend, against which Great Lakes was 14-2 last year. The Loons swept six series of three games or more last year, but just one of those came on the road. Today: The Great Lakes Loons will host the Lansing Lugnuts in their home opener beginning at 3:05 p.m., with RHP Will Savage for the Loons opposing Lansing RHP Chad Jenkins. A pre-game parade will encompass downtown Midland starting at noon. Activities await those seated on the ballpark’s front lawn, while the event also marks Sanford Meridian High School Spirit Day. Magnet team schedules will be given away to those in attendance, and the youth on-hand will be allowed to run the bases after the game. Monday: Lansing (RHP Ryan Tepera) at Great Lakes (RHP Elisaul Pimentel), 6:05 p.m. Game 1: Loons 16, Silver Hawks 5 Hot start: Two innings into Great Lakes’ season opener Thursday at South Bend, the Loons trailed 5-2. Then the Loons got rolling, scoring six runs in the fourth inning — keyed by a two-out, two-run double from Angelo Songco. The Loons went on to score two runs in the fifth inning, two in the sixth, three in the seventh and one in the eighth. Great Lakes finished with 16 runs on 16 hits. Big bat: Right fielder Blake Smith is off to a sizzling start for the Loons, going 5-for-6 at the plate with five RBIs. The 6-foot2, 220 pounder gave the Loons a 2-1 lead in the top of the second with a two-run homer, then added a pair of doubles while scoring three runs. He reached base on an error in another at-bat. Batting around: Second baseman Pedro Guerrero was the only Loons starter who failed to get a hit in the lineup. Guerrero picked up an RBI in the fourth on a groundout, however, and scored a run after drawing a walk. Brian Ruggiano, Christian Lara, Jerry Sands and Jeremy Wise each collected two hits. Game 2: Loons 9, Silver Hawks 1 Near no-no: The Loons held the Silver Hawks hitless through the first six innings and didn’t allow a hit until Andy Suiter gave up a single to the Silver Hawks’ Alberto Diaz with two outs in the bottom of the seventh. Great Lakes allowed only two hits overall. Electric start: Loons starter Brett Wallach got his 2010 season off to a positive start as he allowed only three baserunners (three walks) in his five innings as he earned the win on the mound. The third-round pick in 2009 struck out eight Silver Hawks. Early runs: Great Lakes didn’t waste any time jumping on the scoreboard again Friday, taking the 3-0 lead after the top of the first. The second batter of the game, Christian Lara, doubled and two batters later he came around to score on an infield single. The Loons also scored five runs in the top of the eighth and have already scored 25 runs in the first two games of the young season. Double it: After tying a franchise record with five hits in Thursday’s opener, rightfielder Blake Smith added two more doubles on Friday to bring his season total to four in just two games this season. Punch outs: The Loons struck out 12 batters on Friday, led by Wallach’s eight. All but two of South Bend’s starting lineup fanned at least once on Friday. The Loons struck out nine batters on Thursday and now have 21 strikeouts in two games. Hits parade: Great Lakes followed a 16-run, 16-hit performance in the opener with 12 more hits on Friday. Just like Thursday, all but one player had a hit and four Loons batters tallied two hits. Home stand: Today marks the start of six straight home games for Great Lakes, which hosts South Bend for three more after the three-game set with Lansing. Upcoming promotions: Monday: Nouvel Catholic Central High School Spirit Night; Tuesday: Dollar Family Feast Night, Bay City All Saints High School Spirit Night; Thursday: Coleman High School Spirit Night; Friday: Loons Playoff Celebration Poster Giveaway. Radio: WLUN-FM, 100.9 Web:

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LOONS Center fielder takes center stage

an argument with pitching coach Spin Williams and flew back home to the Dominican Republic before the regular-season started. On the field, Cavazos-Galvez has overcome his father’s absence. He hit .495 in two seasons at New Mexico Junior College and .379 in two seasons at New Mexico, which plays on the same Albuquerque field as the Dodgers’ Triple-A team. He thrived as a late addition to the Battle Creek team in the wood-bat Northwoods League during 2008, playing in C.O. Brown Stadium, the previous home of the Loons’ franchise. He led the Battle Creek Bombers with a .360 average, including four homers and 21 RBIs in 35 games. “I like hitting with wood bats … that’s all we used in high school in New Mexico,” Cavazos-Galvez said. “I had to get used to using aluminum in college. It’s just different. It helped me after college because I had a lot of experience hitting with wood bats.” Cavazos-Galvez got used to pro ball quickly after the Dodgers drafted him in the 12th round in 2009, earning the Most Valuable Player award in the Pioneer League last season for Ogden. He led the league in hits, runs, doubles and homers. Great Lakes manager Juan Bustabad expects more of the same this season. “The fans are going to love him,” Bustabad said. “He’s very strong, very fast and can do everything. He can hit home runs, steal bases, play center field. I was very impressed by him in spring training. He was the MVP of the Pioneer League and can really hit. He could be a breakout player this year.” He opened a few eyes during spring training when he hit a homer off Texas Rangers’ reliever Clay Rapada. “It was just one of those spring training games where you’re a late-inning replacement for the Major League team,” Cavazos-Galvez said. “He was probably working on something and gave me a good pitch to hit, so I hit it. It was a great feeling.” But Cavazos-Galvez does more than hit homers. He is a volunteer for Special Olympics and Challenger Little League, a league for players with mental or physical disabilities. “My uncle (Timmy Cavazos) has Down’s Syndrome, so I have experience being around those kids,” Cavazos-Galvez said. “Other guys are kind of scared to be around those kids or don’t know how to act. I love it. The big thing is those kids don’t care what you’ve done in baseball or where you’re playing. “Two kids this year told me I’m their hero. They told me Alfonso Soriano used to be their hero, but now I’m their hero. Stuff like that makes you happy to help out.” And, it should make any father proud, no matter where he is.

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Around the State Bullpen holds without Zumaya, Valverde

the day for those guys to step it up if they’re called on.” They did just that. DETROIT — Jim Leyland Tigers relievers have now trusts his bullpen. combined for a 1.89 ERA The bullpen, even when (4 ER, 19 IP) this season. shorthanded, continues to Thomas allowed one run in earn that trust. two innings, and Ni hit two The Detroit Tigers were batters but did not allow without three key relief pitchers Saturday afternoon, a run in two-thirds of an inning of hitless relief. but Brad Thomas, Fu-Te Ni The Tigers were without and Ryan Perry combined to allow just one run in four closer Jose Valverde and fellow relievers Joel Zumaya innings as Detroit held off and Phil Coke for the game. Cleveland for a 4-2 victory. Perry retired all four bat- Valverde pitched in the first ters he faced and picked up four games of the season and picked up his first save his first career save. “The entire pitching staff of the season Friday. Both Zumaya and Coke also is important,” Leyland said pitched Friday in a 5-2 win prior to the game. “This is CHRIS IOTT


over Cleveland in the home opener for the Tigers. “I’ve always been adamant about making a point to how valuable every pitcher is,” Leyland said. “This shows their value. This shows you the value of an entire pitching staff.”

Turner K’s seven in debut Pitcher Jacob Turner had a successful professional debut Saturday for Single-A West Michigan. Turner, the top pick in the 2009 draft for the Tigers, allowed two hits in five innings of shutout ball for DUANE BURLESON | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS West Michigan. He struck out seven and did not issue Cleveland Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera tags out Tigers shortstop Adam Everett as he tries to a walk. steal second base during Saturday’s game. The Tigers won, 4-2.

Cold weather no match for heat of opening day party DAVID N. GOODMAN

of the 1:05 p.m. game. The team’s four world championships banners fluttered overhead. Tigers manager Jim Leyland said DETROIT — The street party started before dawn Friday as snow- fans treat Detroit’s home opener like a holiday, regardless of condiflakes danced in the air outside tions. floodlit Comerica Park and contin“I wish the weather was a little ued well past the first pitch of the better for them, but they’ll get a little Detroit Tigers’ home opener. antifreeze in them and they won’t Fans seemed to be happy to linknow whether it’s 20 degrees or 80 ger and in no rush to walk under degrees,” Leyland said. the giant twin sculpture tigers and “If I wasn’t managing, I’d be right through the gates of the park, where there with them.” Detroit was hosting the Cleveland They and other fans said they Indians. were optimistic for a 2010 season “This is my Christmas as an more like the World series champiadult,” said a chicken-suited Kevin onship 1984 and 1968 years and less Ziegler, 35 of Milford as he left one like the heartbreaking 2009, when bar with two friends. the Tigers squandered a three-game “I just do it for fun.” lead with four games left and finNone of the three had a game ished at 86-77. ticket, and none seemed to care. Detroit is expected to contend for “There will be bars with TVs,” said the American League Central title David Love, 41. after 2009’s late collapse knocked Glancing at Love, Ziegler added: “Maybe they’ll ask him to bat clean- them out of the postseason. And they got a thrill Friday as the up.” The thousands inside and outside Tigers beat the Indians 5-2. “We’re hopeful this year, without a seemed little deterred by the 39 degrees and gusty winds at the start doubt,” Tigers fan Don Laya said. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


Detroit Tigers starter Jeremy Bonderman pitches against the Cleveland Indians in the third inning of Saturday’s game in Detroit. From B1 —

TIGERS Bondo struts new splitter in win

Leyland was impressed by how Bonderman pitched since he can no longer blow his fastball by hitters like he did when he was younger. Bonderman had success with his split-fingered fastball and his slider, then recorded a couple strikeouts with his fastball when batters were looking for other pitches, Leyland said. “He pitched, and that’s the adjustment he’s going to have to make,” Leyland said. “We were tickled with that, obviously. That’s progress, and that’s something you’ve got to build on.” The Tigers stressed during spring training that

Bonderman needed to rely heavily on his split-fingered fastball. “I think we got our point across,” Leyland said. “I think he knows that’s a valuable thing. He threw a couple nasty ones, and he threw a couple other ones that just acted like changeups. But that’s OK, too, as long as it’s something different. Adjusting to (different) speeds is the thing that is tough for hitters.” The Tigers scored a pair of runs in the third inning on an RBI single by Brandon Inge and a sacrifice fly by Scott Sizemore to take a 4-0 lead. It was the first career RBI for Sizemore.


Julissa Jaimb, of Detroit, mimics a tiger statue outside Comerica Park before the opening day game between the Detroit Tigers and Cleveland Indians in Detroit on Friday.

Wings, Blackhaws won’t meet in first round


secutive season. The Red Wings are Today: Detroit at a combined Considering how Chicago, 3 p.m., 8-1-3 against their many injuries they FSN Detroit potential first-round As a result of Chicago’s 5-2 win had to overcome, foes. They are 3-0-1 over Colorado on Friday, the Red this 100-point season vs. the Sharks, 3-1-0 vs. the Canucks might be their most satisfying. Wings can’t play the Blackhawks in the first round of the playoffs Detroit and 2-0-2 vs. the Coyotes. “It’s something we should be will face either San Jose, Vancouver proud of, keep that streak going,” Win over Columbus nets Wings or Phoenix. Kris Draper said. “We know we don’t 10th-straight 100-point season This is why: Detroit can’t finish get measured on what we do in the After Friday’s 1-0 shootout victory regular season, but you want to win eighth and Chicago can finish only first or second in the West. However, against the Columbus Blue Jackets as many games as you can, especialthe Blackhawks and Red Wings can’t at Nationwide Arena, the Red Wings ly this year, when a lot of people had finish second and seventh in tandem. reached 100 points for the 10th con- written us off.” FOR THE BAY CITY TIMES


Pistons continue streak FOR THE BAY CITY TIMES

Allow me to reintroduce you to Ben Gordon. Gordon exploded for season-high 39 points against the Miami Heat, including an impressive 7-11 performance from beyond the arc. This must have been what Joe Dumars envisioned when he signed the sharp-shooting guard to a long-term deal. Friday’s victory extended the Pistons’ winning streak to three games. The win is even more impressive when you consider that Miami entered the contest on a nine-game winning streak of their own. The obvious downside is the Pistons are killing their draft lottery chances. Entering the week, Detroit was tied for the thirdworst record in the league. After beating Miami, Detoit has climbed to a tie with Philadelphia for the league’s sixth worst mark, one game behind the Clippers and two games behind the Knicks. Now, instead of having a top-five pick in the draft, the Pistons are heading toward a pick in the 7-9 range.


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Hello Cole Aldrich. Just kidding. I hope. A couple additional notes from the game: Gordon overshadows Prince: Ben Gordon is going to get most of the attention after this game, but Tayshaun Prince had a great showing. He was a force scoring both inside and outside. He scored 20 by halftime and finished with 27 points, six assists and seven assists. Prince is really closing out this season on a high note. Over the past two months he’s shooting close to 50 percent, and over 40 percent from three. I hate to keep mentioning it, because I really am appreciative of everything Prince has done in Detroit, but his trade value isn’t likely get any higher than it will this offseason. If Dumars is serious about shaking up the roster, Prince could and should be on the move.


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Around the World Golf fans will be seeing more of Italian teenager Manassero soon NANCY ARMOUR THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

AUGUSTA, Ga. — A few days from now, Matteo Manassero will be back in high school. This weekend, though, golfing fans are getting a glimpse of a possible future champion. The 16-year-old is the youngest player ever to make the cut at the Masters, and the first amateur to do so since 1999. He won’t fin-

ish in the top 15, as he did at last year’s British Open. But his 73 on Saturday put him at 4 over for the tournament, and his composure on the game’s biggest stage has made quite an impression. “My game makes me more comfortable and assured of my abilities,” Manassero said. So much so that he has no worries about turning professional next month. He plans to play the Italian Open in Turin the first

week of May, go to St. Andrew’s for the British Open and play six other tournaments — he gets seven exemptions, not counting the British — in hopes of earning his European Tour card. If he doesn’t, he’ll play on the Challenge Tour, Europe’s second tier, and go through qualifying school. “I’m comfortable playing with these guys and I’m playing OK,” Manassero said. “I think I’m ready.”

He became the youngest winner in the 124-year history of the British Amateur last summer, then earned a spot at Turnberry by tying for 25th at the Italian Open. While Tom Watson delighted fans by turning back the clock, Manassero made them loook ahead, tying for 12th. “Maybe at the British last year sometimes. Because it was my first major championship,” Manassero said, referring to where he

was more nervous, Turnberry or Augusta National. “Here it’s the second, and the British Open obviously helped me with this.” Indeed, the Masters — and everything that goes with it — hasn’t flustered Manassero a bit. “I always want to stay levelheaded since that’s the education that my parents gave me. So my parents help me, also, in this period to stay more level as I can,” said Manassero.

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Tiger Woods tees off at the fourth hole during the third round of the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Ga., on Saturday.


From B1 — Mickelson becomes third player in history to make back-to-back eagles at the Masters It started at the par-5 13th, where he reached the green in two shots, then rolled in an 8-foot putt for eagle. The next hole was really extraordinary. From 139 yards away, in the middle of the fairway, he struck a 9-iron that plopped down left of the flag and spun back into the cup for a 2. He joined Dan Pohl (1982) and Dustin Johnson (2009) as the only players to make consecutive eagles at the Masters. How about three in a row? Mickelson sure gave it a run, knocking a wedge over the pond at the par5 15th, the ball nuzzling the hole while the patrons tried to will it home with their cheers. Mickelson was beaming as he walked up to the green for the tapin birdie that gave him his first outright lead of the tournament. “I haven’t played this well in a long time,” Mickelson said. “I feel my game is as good as it’s been. I ROB CARR | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS love this tournament more than any Lee Westwood of England acknowledges applause on the 18th hole after finishing other. I love being in contention on his third round of the Masters. Westwood holds a one-stroke lead heading into Sunday.” today’s final round. Woods was hurt by a shaky putter and some loose shots off the tee, said. “I really struggled with the at least has a shot at becoming the but he offset five bogeys with seven pace of the greens. I was fighting oldest winner in Masters history. birdies. my swing. It was a tough day.” “I hit the ball extremely well “Tiger, you suck,” he said to himBut he was right in the mix head- today — 68 is a very good score,” self at one point — the sort of outing to Sunday, tied with K.J. Choi said Couples, who deals with chronburst he had vowed to tone down in for third and playing again in the ic back problems by wearing tennis his return to the game after a fivenext-to-last group. shoes and no socks. “I have a shot month layoff due to a sex scandal. “I just wanted to put myself in tomorrow if I can shoot a crazy Then, Woods ripped off three contention, and I did that,” Woods score. We’ll see what happens.” back-to-back birdies over the same said. “If I have a good round tomorIan Poulter started the day tied stretch of holes that Mickelson row, you never know.” with Westwood tied for the 36-hole dominated. A wild drive off the Fifty-year-old Fred Couples, who lead but went the wrong way. He 17th tee led to his fifth bogey of led after the first round, bounced struggled to a 74, going from cothe round, but he came back with a back from a disappointing 75 on leader to seven shots behind in a tie brilliant approach shot at the final Friday with a birdie at the 14th and at 210 with Ricky Barnes (72) and hole for a birdie that gave him his a chip-in eagle at 15 on his way to Hunter Mahan (68). second straight 70 and 208 overall. a 68. He climbed into fifth place, “There’s a long way to go,” “I was fighting it all day,” Woods four shots behind Mickelson, and Woods said. “It’s only Saturday.”

Sabres defenseman a giant help on defense JOHN WAWROW

“He’s very fluid,” Sabres general For playoff pairings following THE ASSOCIATED PRESS manager Darcy Regier said. “It’s today’s games, visit highly unusual to see someone this BUFFALO, N.Y. — Tyler Myers mobile at that size and age. I don’t long ago became accustomed to know who you would point to either given to the NHL rookie of the year. in the past or present like that.” all the jokes and string bean nick“It’s hard not to hear those whisnames that go with being the tallest The Sabres were so impressed in pers about the Calder and what player on just about every hockey scouting Myers that they took the not,” Myers said. “You take it all in, team he’s played on. unusual step of trading up one spot but at the end of the day, you just At 6-foot-8 — and that’s before to ensure they could select him 12th Myers puts on skates — the Buffalo have to focus on what you have to overall in the 2008 draft. Sabres rookie defenseman has been do here with the team. And I think He’s the youngest NHL defenseI’ve done that for the most part.” called everything from “Lurch” to man to have 40 points since Bryan That might be a big understatesimply “The Big Guy.” And every Berard did it with the Islanders ment for the NHL’s second tallest day he enters the Sabres locker during the 1996-97 season. And the room, Myers gets a familiar “How’s player, who’s one inch shorter than Sabres are 28-7-1 when Myers regBoston captain Zdeno Chara. the weather up there?” greeting With four days left in the regular isters a point. from assistant equipment manager Goaltender Ryan Miller is regardseason, Myers had 47 points to lead George Babcock. ed as the Sabres’ MVP in leading Sabres defensemen and rank fifth “It could be cloudy or a blizzard the team to winning the Northeast on the team. Among NHL rookies, down here,” Babcock said with a Division title and ending a two-year laugh. “But up there it’s always sun- he was third in points and first in ice time, averaging a Sabres-leading playoff drought. Myers might not shine.” rank far behind. 23:47. That’s as much a reference to “He’s not only one of the top Numbers aside, Myers has drawn Myers’ sunny disposition as it is to rookies, he’s one of the better how much the 20-year-old is enjoy- raves for his smooth skating style ing his first NHL season. and effortless stick-handling, which defensemen in the league,” teammate Toni Lydman said. “I knew he Call him what you want, Myers’ belie his size and age. Put together, was good, but I didn’t know how play has him standing head and Myers has skewed the learning shoulders above much of the pack curve that has defensemen requiring good. Then it became clear pretty in the running for the Calder Trophy more time to develop than forwards.

GLADEVILLE, Tenn. — Talk about the ultimate fan experience. Paul Carreau got to spend quality time with his favorite NASCAR driver and even had his name on the right rear quarterpanel of Scott Riggs’ Ford for the Nationwide Series race at Nashville Superspeedway. Even so, Riggs probably got the best end of the deal. Thanks to fervent fans like Carreau, he got to race. Riggs has been on a race-to-race deal with RAB Racing since Daytona in February, scraping by in the Nationwide series without a sponsor. They competed in the Nashville 300 with a gray, red and white paint scheme in the “Sponsor Scott” fan car thanks to some $30,000 raised through a mix of old and new methods from Riggs’ very committed supporters. The old? A traditional chicken plate dinner in his home state of North Carolina staged by a couple of friends from high school. The new? The manager of Riggs’ fan Web site working with the driver’s supporters and eventually tapping the team’s Facebook and Twitter pages to raise money for him to race at Nashville. Riggs has been stunned by the support, especially given the difficult economic times. “To see fans come off their hip and get on the car to see me on the race track and have something more than a blank race car, that to me was very, very humbling,” he said. “I feel sort of my career might’ve let them down. ... “I had no idea they would come out the way they came out with this car. Very humbling, very unbelievable to see how people have come out. It makes you want to dig even harder.” In January, Riggs got a call from Robby Benton, co-owner of RAB Racing. The team was looking for

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a veteran driver to pair in the Nationwide series with newly promoted crew chief Ben Gable. The duo clicked, and Benton committed to Riggs just for Daytona, where he finished 15th. Riggs placed 16th in California and had his best qualifying position at Las Vegas at 20th. He finished 14th there and put RAB Racing 12th in owner points and Riggs 10th in driver points. During this run, talk started of finding a way to keep Riggs racing, especially at Nashville, where he has won twice. The driver said the manager of his fan club Web site didn’t tell him that fans wanted to help until a week into the fundraising. They headed to Bristol with an in-car camera to target the “Sponsor Scott” signs plastered inside to promote the cause. Unfortunately, Riggs didn’t qualify at Bristol, missing a big opportunity when he struggled with a loose-handling car. Still, more than 75 fans came up with enough money to take a big chunk out of the approximately $50,000 needed to field the team at Nashville. No donation was turned away and fans who made larger donations were rewarded with everything from pictures to tickets to the race and the chance to meet Riggs. “How many people get to say they sponsored their favorite race car driver?” Carreau asked. “It’s something I couldn’t pass up to get to meet him, get to come to the race, my name’s on the car. It’s just a fun package, a great deal. It shows potential sponsors Scott has a big following. That’s what the real purpose is. We don’t want to see the season end. Not early, anyway.”

After 39 years, Texas Stadium falls Lot will be cleared for future development

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the memories created there,” former Cowboys JAIME ARON star receiver Drew Pearson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS said Friday. He plans to IRVING, Texas — The old watch the demolition from a nearby building, “because home of America’s team is I don’t want anybody to see about to become a pile of me tearing up.” dust and rubble. For former running back With the push of a button Walt Garrison, it’s just a at 7 a.m. today, more than building: “The memories are a ton of dynamite will blow not about where you played, Texas Stadium into pieces. but who you played with,” In about one minute, down he said. will go the building that was The Cowboys played their home to the Dallas Cowboys last game at Texas Stadium during all five of their Super in December 2008, then Bowl championships and the moved into the $1.2 billion birthplace of those famous Cowboys Stadium in Arlingcheerleaders. It also hosted ton last season. The holeevents ranging from Billy in-the-roof stadium couldn’t Graham-led worship services compete with its successor, to Von Erich brothers wresor even area colleges and tling extravaganzas. high schools, so leaders “They can blow it up, in Irving decided to clear implode it, dynamite it the city-owned building for — but they can’t take away future development.

B6 SUNDAY,APRIL 11, 2010

On Television College

• 8 p.m. (FSD) DETROIT at Minnesota. Auto Racing 10:30 p.m. (ESPN) Phoenix at • 3 p.m. (VS) IndyCar Racing Utah. Grand Prix of Alabama. From NHL Hockey Birmingham, Ala. • 7 p.m. (VS) Conference College Baseball Quarterfinal: Teams TBA. • Noon (BIGTEN) College • 10 p.m. (VS) Conference Baseball Purdue at Michigan. Quarterfinal: Teams TBA. MLB Baseball THURSDAY • 1:30 p.m. (WTBS) New York Yankees at Tampa Bay. Golf • 2 p.m. (WGN-A) Minnesota at • 9:30 a.m. (GOLF) European Chicago White Sox. PGA Tour Volvo China Open, First • 7 p.m. (FSD) Cleveland at Round. (Same-day Tape) DETROIT. (Same-day Tape) • 3 p.m. (GOLF) PGA Tour • 8 p.m. (ESPN) St. Louis at Verizon Heritage, First Round. Milwaukee. From Hilton Head, S.C. NBA Basketball • 6:30 p.m. (GOLF) PGA Tour • 1 p.m. (12) Orlando at Nationwide: Fresh Express Classic, Cleveland. First Round. From Hayward, Calif. • 3:30 p.m. (12) Portland at Los NHL Hockey Angeles Lakers. • 7 p.m. (VS) Conference Golf Quarterfinal: Teams TBA. • 2 p.m. (5) The Masters, Final • 10 p.m. (VS) Conference Round. From Augusta National Quarterfinal: Teams TBA. Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. Martial Arts NHL Hockey • 8 p.m. (FSD) Bellator Fighting • Noon (25) Boston at Championships Washington. MLS Soccer • 3 p.m. (FSD) DETROIT at • 7 p.m. (ESPN2) Philadelphia Chicago. at Toronto. Soccer Tennis • 1 p.m. (ESPN2) WTA Family • 9:55 a.m. (ESPN2) English Premier League Soccer Teams TBA. Circle Cup, Round of 16. From Charleston, S.C. MONDAY FRIDAY Baseball Auto Racing • 1 p.m. (FSD) Kansas City at • 2:30 p.m. (ESPN2) NASCAR DETROIT. • 2 p.m. (WGN-A) Milwaukee at Racing Nationwide Series: O’Reilly 300, Qualifying. From Chicago Cubs. Texas Motor Speedway in Fort • 4 p.m. (ESPN) Boston at Worth, Texas. Minnesota. • 4:30 p.m. (SPEED) NASCAR NBA Basketball Racing Sprint Cup: Samsung • 7:30 p.m. (FSD) Toronto at Mobile 500, Qualifying. From Texas DETROIT. Motor Speedway, Fort Worth. TUESDAY College Baseball MLB Baseball • 7 p.m. (ESPN2) Georgia at • 1 p.m. (FSD) Kansas City at Arkansas. DETROIT. MLB Baseball NBA Basketball • 10 p.m. (FSD) DETROIT at • 8 p.m. (TNT) Boston at Chicago. Seattle. • 10:30 p.m. (TNT) Denver at Golf Phoenix. • 12:30 p.m. (GOLF) PGA Tour NHL Hockey Champions: Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am, First Round. From TPC • 8 p.m. (VS) NHL Draft Lottery Tampa Bay in Lutz, Fla. Soccer • 3 p.m. (GOLF) PGA Tour • 2:54 p.m. (ESPN2) English Verizon Heritage, Second Round. Premier League Soccer Chelsea From Hilton Head, S.C. vs. Bolton Wanderers. • 5 p.m. (FSD) UEFA Champions • 6:30 p.m. (GOLF) PGA Tour Nationwide: Fresh Express League Soccer Quarterfinal: Classic, Second Round. From Manchester United vs. Bayern Hayward, Calif. Munich. (Taped) NHL Hockey WEDNESDAY • 7 p.m. (VS) Conference MLB Baseball Quarterfinal: Teams TBA. • 1 p.m. (FSD) Kansas City at • 10 p.m. (VS) Conference DETROIT. Quarterfinal: Teams TBA. • 7 p.m. (ESPN2) Teams TBA. Tennis • 1 p.m. (ESPN2) WTA Family NBA Basketball Circle Cup, Quarterfinal. From • 8 p.m. (ESPN) Indiana at Charleston, S.C. Washington.




AMERICAN LEAGUE GB — 11 21 23 37 GB — 6 12 14 31 GB — 151/2 221/2 291/2 341/2

NBA WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB y-Dallas 52 27 .658 — x-San Antonio 48 31 .608 4 Houston 41 38 .519 11 Memphis 40 39 .506 12 New Orleans 35 45 .438 171/2 Northwest Division W L Pct GB x-Denver 52 27 .658 — 1/2 x-Utah 52 28 .650 x-Oklahoma City 49 30 .620 3 x-Portland 48 31 .608 4 Minnesota 15 64 .190 37 Pacific Division W L Pct GB z-L.A. Lakers 56 23 .709 — x-Phoenix 51 28 .646 5 L.A. Clippers 27 52 .342 29 Sacramento 25 54 .316 31 Golden State 24 54 .308 311/2 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division z-clinched conference Friday’s Games Milwaukee 95, Philadelphia 90 Orlando 118, New York 103 Atlanta 107, Toronto 101 Washington 106, Boston 96 Indiana 116, Cleveland 113 Detroit 106, Miami 99 L.A. Lakers 97, Minnesota 88 Utah 114, New Orleans 103 Oklahoma City 96, Phoenix 91 New Jersey 127, Chicago 116,2OT Houston 97, Charlotte 90 Memphis 107, San Antonio 99 Dallas 83, Portland 77 Saturday’s Games Detroit at Charlotte, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Indiana, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Washington, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Memphis, 8 p.m. Boston at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m. San Antonio at Denver, 9 p.m. Dallas at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Golden State at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. Sunday’s Games Orlando at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Portland at L.A. Lakers, 3:30 p.m. Chicago at Toronto, 6 p.m. Miami at New York, 6 p.m. Minnesota at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at Golden State, 9 p.m. Houston at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Monday’s Games Orlando at Indiana, 7 p.m. Miami at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Toronto at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Charlotte at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. Washington at New York, 7:30 p.m. Atlanta at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Minnesota at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Memphis at Denver, 9 p.m. Houston at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Oklahoma City at Portland, 10 p.m. Dallas at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.

North Dakota loses fight to keep nickname The last college to challenge an NCAA edict against American Indian mascots and images began to pick up the pieces from a four-year legal battle that ended quietly with an opinion from the North Dakota Supreme Court. The ruling supported a Board of Higher Education decision nearly a year ago to retire the University of North Dakota’s Fighting Sioux nickname and logo, which has adorned the school’s uniforms for about 80 years. The NCAA in 2005 and 2006 listed 19 schools with American Indian mascots and images that it considered “hostile and abusive,” and banned them from postseason play pending name changes. Some universities, like Florida State (the Seminoles) Central Michigan (Chippewas) and Utah (the Utes), were allowed to keep their nicknames by getting permission from local tribes. The University of Illinois was allowed to keep its Fighting Illini nickname, but its mascot, Chief Illiniwek, was banned.


MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. — A district attorney in Georgia plans to announce Monday whether he will file charges in a case of sexual assault accusations against Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. District Attorney Fred Bright said in a statement Friday he has reviewed all the investigation reports and will hold a news conference to announce his decision. Milledgeville police Chief Woodrow Blue said Wednesday his department and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation had wrapped up their investigation into a 20year-old college student’s claim that the two-time Super Bowl champion sexually assaulted her early March 5 at a club in Milledgeville.


New York Yankees starting pitcher C.C. Sabathia, center, gives the ball to manager Joe Girardi after giving up his only hit of the game in the eighth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday.

Marshall hires former Pitt assistant Tom Herrion has been hired as Marshall’s new basketball coach. The former Pittsburgh associate head coach was introduced at a news conference Saturday.


Wisconsin forward Blake Geoffrion, the grandson of Hockey Hall of Famer Bernie “Boom Boom” Geoffrion, received the Hobey Baker Memorial Award on Friday night as college hockey’s top player.

Bruins thrive while shorthanded The Boston Bruins scored three shorthanded goals within 64 seconds on the same penalty in a crucial game against the Carolina Hurricanes. Boston won, 4-2, to clinch a playoff berth.

Yankee Stadium finalizes fight deal Boxing is making its long-awaited return to Yankee Stadium, more than three decades after the last fight at the ballpark in the Bronx. Junior middleweight champion Yuri Foreman and former welterweight champ Miguel Cotto were introduced at a news conference inside the stadium on Friday. They’ll meet June 5 in the first fight at the Yankees’ home stadium since Muhammad Ali and Ken Norton fought on Sept. 28, 1976, at the original Yankee Stadium.

Auto Racing

Senators’ Kovalev to miss playoffs

Kyle Busch races to Nationwide win Ottawa Senators forward Alex Kovalev will miss the NHL playoffs because of a torn Kyle Busch recovered from a wild anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. sequence in which he lost the lead on a He had 18 goals and 31 assists this season. restart and fell 20 seconds behind after a drive-through penalty to win the NASCAR Nationwide Series race Friday night at Ohio State’s Turner wins Wooden Award Phoenix International Raceway. Saturday’s Sprint Cup race was completed after deadOhio State’s Evan Turner has won the line. Visit for results. John R. Wooden Award, claiming yet another trophy as the nation’s top basketball player. Turner was chosen Friday night over KenFrankie Edgar stuns world, B.J. Penn tucky freshman John Wall, Syracuse’s Wesley Johnson, West Virginia forward Da’Sean Frankie Edgar scored a big upset in Butler and Kansas guard Sherron Collins winning the lightweight title at UFC 112 for the 34th Wooden Award at the Los Ange- with a unanimous decision over B.J. Penn. les Athletic Club. Turner already won The In another bout on Saturday night’s card, Associated Press player of the year award and Anderson Silva successfully defended his the Naismith Award. He averaged 20.4 points, middleweight title with a unanimous deci9.2 rebounds and 6.0 assists. sion over fellow Brazilian Demian Maia.

Since it looks like GEOFF Tigers Mott catcher Gerald Laird closes his eyes when he bats, I’m going to close my eyes everytime he bats this season. Somebody needs to tap that guy on the shoulder and remind him that he hits an average of less than five home runs a season.


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Wisconsin forward wins Hobey Baker

East Division W L Pct GB Tampa Bay 3 1 .750 — Toronto 3 1 .750 — New York 2 2 .500 1 Baltimore 1 3 .250 2 Boston 1 3 .250 2 Central Division W L Pct GB Minnesota 5 1 .833 — 1/2 DETROIT 4 1 .800 Kansas City 2 2 .500 2 Cleveland 2 3 .400 21/2 1 Chicago 1 4 .200 3 /2 West Division W L Pct GB Oakland 4 1 .800 — Texas 2 2 .500 11/2 Los Angeles 1 4 .200 3 Seattle 1 4 .200 3 Friday’s Games Detroit 5, Cleveland 2 Toronto 7, Baltimore 6 Tampa Bay 9, N.Y. Yankees 3 Texas 6, Seattle 2 Kansas City 4, Boston 3 Minnesota 4, Chicago White Sox 3, 11 inn. Oakland 10, L.A. Angels 4 Saturday’s Games Detroit 4, Cleveland 2 Minnesota 2, Chicago White Sox 1 N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay, 3:10 p.m. Seattle at Texas, 3:10 p.m. Toronto at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Boston at Kansas City, 7:10 p.m. Oakland at L.A. Angels, 9:05 p.m. Sunday’s Games Cleveland (Westbrook 0-1) at Detroit (Verlander 0-0), 1:05 p.m. Toronto (Marcum 0-0) at Baltimore (Millwood 0-0), 1:35 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (A.J.Burnett 0-0) at Tampa Bay (J.Shields 0-0), 1:40 p.m. Minnesota (Blackburn 1-0) at Chicago White Sox (Buehrle 1-0), 2:05 p.m. Boston (Buchholz 0-0) at Kansas City (Meche 0-0), 2:10 p.m. Seattle (Snell 0-0) at Texas (Feldman 0-0), 3:05 p.m. Oakland (Braden 0-0) at L.A. Angels (Saunders 0-1), 3:35 p.m. Monday’s Games Kansas City at Detroit, 1:05 p.m. Texas at Cleveland, 3:05 p.m. Boston at Minnesota, 4:10 p.m. Oakland at Seattle, 6:40 p.m. Tampa Bay at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Toronto, 7:20 p.m.

Cleveland Detroit

Decision on Roethlisberger case Monday

Sports Briefs


Atlantic Division W L Pct y-Boston 49 30 .620 Toronto 38 41 .481 New York 28 51 .354 Philadelphia 26 53 .329 New Jersey 12 67 .152 Southeast Division W L Pct y-Orlando 56 23 .709 x-Atlanta 50 29 .633 x-Miami 44 35 .557 x-Charlotte 42 37 .532 Washington 25 54 .316 Central Division W L Pct z-Cleveland 61 19 .763 x-Milwaukee 45 34 .570 Chicago 38 41 .481 Indiana 31 48 .392 DETROIT 26 53 .329


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E—Peralta (1). DP—Detroit 3. LOB— Cleveland 5, Detroit 6. 2B—Redmond (1), Ordonez (2), Inge (3). 3B—G.Sizemore (1). HR—Hafner (1). SB—G.Sizemore (1), A.Jackson (1). CS—A.Cabrera (2). IP H R ER BB SO Cleveland D.Huff L,0-1 6 6 4 1 2 2 J.Wright 2 1 1 1 1 0 Detroit Porcello W,1-0 5 5 2 2 2 3 Coke H,1 1 0 0 0 2 1 Zumaya H,1 2 1 0 0 0 1 Valverde S,1-2 1 1 0 0 0 1 Porcello pitched to 1 batter in the 6th. Coke pitched to 2 batters in the 7th. WP—Porcello. Umpires—Home, Paul Nauert; First, Angel Campos; Second, Brian Gorman; Third, Tony Randazzo. T—2:33. A—45,010 (41,255).

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DP—Cleveland 2. LOB—Cleveland 6, Detroit 9. HR—Ordonez (2). CS—Everett (1). SF—S.Sizemore. IP H R ER BB SO Cleveland Talbot L,0-1 5 6 4 4 5 1 Sipp 1 0 0 0 1 1 J.Smith 1 0 0 0 3 1 J.Lewis 1 0 0 0 0 2 Detroit Bonderman W,1-0 5 1 1 1 2 5 Thomas H,1 2 2 1 1 1 2 Ni H,1 2-3 0 0 0 0 1 Perry S,1-1 1 1-3 0 0 0 0 1 Sipp pitched to 1 batter in the 7th. HBP—by Sipp (Avila), by Ni (G.Sizemore, Choo). WP—Bonderman, Thomas. Umpires—Home, Angel Campos; First, Brian Gorman; Second, Tony Randazzo; Third, Paul Nauert. T—3:01. A—35,332 (41,255).

NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division W L Pct GB Philadelphia 3 1 .750 — Atlanta 2 2 .500 1 Florida 2 2 .500 1 1 New York 2 3 .400 1 /2 1 Washington 2 3 .400 1 /2 Central Division W L Pct GB St. Louis 3 1 .750 — Milwaukee 2 2 .500 1 Pittsburgh 2 2 .500 1 1 Chicago 2 3 .400 1 /2 Cincinnati 2 3 .400 11/2 Houston 0 4 .000 3 West Division W L Pct GB San Francisco 4 0 1.000 — Arizona 3 1 .750 1 Colorado 2 2 .500 2 Los Angeles 2 2 .500 2 San Diego 1 3 .250 3 Friday’s Games Colorado 7, San Diego 0 San Francisco 5, Atlanta 4, 13 innings Cincinnati 5, Chicago Cubs 4 L.A. Dodgers 7, Florida 3 N.Y. Mets 8, Washington 2 Philadelphia 8, Houston 0 St. Louis 5, Milwaukee 4 Arizona 9, Pittsburgh 1 Saturday’s Games Chicago Cubs 4, Cincinnati 3 Washington 4, N.Y. Mets 3 St. Louis at Milwaukee, 3:10 p.m. Philadelphia at Houston, 7:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Florida, 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at Arizona, 8:10 p.m. San Diego at Colorado, 8:10 p.m. Atlanta at San Francisco, 10:05 p.m. Sunday’s Games Chicago Cubs (Gorzelanny 0-0) at Cincinnati (Leake 0-0), 1:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Haeger 0-0) at Florida (A.Sanchez 0-0), 1:10 p.m. Washington (L.Hernandez 0-0) at N.Y. Mets (J.Santana 1-0), 1:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Halladay 1-0) at Houston (Oswalt 0-1), 2:05 p.m. San Diego (Garland 0-1) at Colorado (Jimenez 1-0), 3:10 p.m. Atlanta (Kawakami 0-0) at San Francisco (Lincecum 1-0), 4:05 p.m. Pittsburgh (McCutchen 0-0) at Arizona (E.Jackson 0-1), 4:10 p.m. St. Louis (Carpenter 1-0) at Milwaukee (Wolf 1-0), 8:05 p.m.

Eastern Division W L Pct. GB Lake County (Indians) 3 0 1.000 — Fort Wayne (Padres) 2 0 1.000 1/2 Dayton (Reds) 2 0 1.000 1/2 Great Lakes (Dodgers) 2 0 1.000 1/2 Lansing (Blue Jays) 0 2 .000 21/2 South Bend (D’backs) 0 2 .000 21/2 Bowling Green (Rays) 0 2 .000 21/2 West Michigan (Tigers) 0 3 .000 3 Western Division W L Pct. GB Wisconsin (Brewers) 2 1 .666 — Beloit (Twins) 1 1 .500 1/2 Burlington (Royals) 1 1 .500 1/2 Cedar Rapids (Angels) 1 1 .500 1/2 Clinton (Mariners) 1 1 .500 1/2 Peoria (Cubs) 1 1 .500 1/2 Quad Cities (Cardinals) 1 1 .500 1/2 Kane County (Athletics) 1 2 .333 1 Friday’s Games Wisconsin 3, Kane County 2, 1st game Great Lakes 9, South Bend 1 Lake County 7, West Michigan 1 Burlington 7, Quad Cities 1 Clinton 5, Peoria 4 Cedar Rapids 5, Beloit 3 Dayton 4, Lansing 3, 12 innings Fort Wayne 5, Bowling Green 4 Wisconsin 6, Kane County 3, 2nd game Saturday’s Games Lake County 6, West Michigan 4 Kane County 10, Wisconsin 5 Cedar Rapids 7, Beloit 2 Bowling Green at Fort Wayne, 4:05 p.m. Great Lakes at South Bend, 5:30 p.m. Quad Cities at Burlington, 7:30 p.m. Peoria at Clinton, 7:30 p.m. Lansing at Dayton, 7 p.m. Sunday’s Games Kane County at Burlington, 2 p.m. Cedar Rapids at Quad Cities, 2 p.m. Fort Wayne at West Michigan, 2 p.m. Lansing at Great Lakes, 3:05 p.m. Lake County at South Bend, 4 p.m. Peoria at Beloit, 5 p.m. Dayton at Bowling Green, 6:05 p.m. Clinton at Wisconsin, 6:05 p.m. Monday’s Games Cedar Rapids at Quad Cities, 12 p.m. Burlington at Kane County, 1 p.m. Clinton at Wisconsin, 1:05 p.m. Lansing at Great Lakes, 6:05 p.m. Lake County at South Bend, 6:30 p.m. Peoria at Beloit, 7:30 p.m. Fort Wayne at West Michigan, 6:35 p.m. Dayton at Bowling Green, 7:35 p.m.

THURSDAY’S GAME LOONS 16, SILVER HAWKS 5 Great Lakes South Bend ab r h bi ab r h Ruggio 3b 5 2 2 0 Owings ss 4 2 2 Lara ss 3 2 2 2 Nick 2b 4 0 0 Cavazo cf 5 1 1 2 Brching 3b 3 1 0 Songco lf 6 0 1 2 Broxton cf 4 0 2 Sands 1b 4 3 2 1 Davdson dh 4 0 1 Wise c 4 3 2 2 Stone 1b 2 0 0 Smith rf 6 3 5 5 Diaz, A rf 4 1 1 Jacobs dh 6 1 1 0 Babineau c 4 0 1 Guerrer 2b 4 1 0 1 Inciarte lf 3 1 0 Totals 4316 16 15 Totals 32 5 7 Great Lakes South Bend





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E—Lara (1), Vasquez (1), Nick (1), Borchering 2 (2). DP—Great Lakes 2, South Bend 1. LOB—Great Lakes 10, South Bend 4. 2B—Wise (1), Songco (1), Smith 2 (2), Diaz, A (1), Broxton (1). HR—Smith (1), Wise (1). SB—Ruggiano (1). IP H R ER BB SO Great Lakes Wall 4 7 5 5 2 5 Roberts W, 1-0 3 0 0 0 1 3 Vasquez 1 0 0 0 0 0 Paxson 1 0 0 0 0 1 South Bend Belfiore L, 0-1 3 2-3 6 7 4 2 1 Odegaard 1 4 3 3 2 0 Quezada, R 1 1-3 1 2 0 2 0 Rosario, D 2-3 3 3 3 2 0 Rodriguez, R 2 1-3 2 1 0 1 2 WP—Wall 2, Odegaard, Quezada, R, Rosario, D. Umpires—Home, Will Thornewell; First, Eric Gillam. T—3:14. A—834.

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BASEBALL American League OAKLAND ATHLETICS—Announced OF-DH Jack Cust accepted outright assignment to Sacramento (PCL). National League NEW YORK METS—Activated SS Jose Reyes from the 15-day DL. Optioned SS Ruben Tejada to Buffalo (IL). HOCKEY National Hockey League COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS—Assigned C Tomas Kana, C Greg Moore, LW Tom Sestito and RW Chad Kolarik to Syracuse (AHL). OTTAWA SENATORS—Recalled D Brian Lee and F Zack Smith from Binghamton (AHL). VANCOUVER CANUCKS—Called up D Evan Oberg from Manitoba (AHL). SOCCER Major League Soccer TORONTO FC—Signed D Raivis Hscanovics. COLLEGE MARSHALL—Named Tom Herrion men’s basketball coach. MICHIGAN—Announced men’s associate head basketball coach Jerry Dunn and men’s assistant basketball coach John Mahoney will not return next season.

BOXING FIGHT SCHEDULE National TV in parentheses April 16 At Johannesburg, South Africa, Joseph Agbeko vs. Vusi Malinga, 12, IBF bantamweight eliminator. At Salisbury, Md. (SHO), Fernando Guerrero vs. Michael Walker, 10, middleweights. At Memphis (ESPN2), Tony Thompson vs. Owen Beck, 10, heavyweights; Henry Lundy vs. Tyrese Hendrix, 10, lightweights. April 17 At Magdeburg, Germany, Robert Stieglitz vs. Eduard Gutknecht, 12, for Stieglitz’s WBO super middleweight title; Sebsatian Zbik vs. Domenico Spada, 12, for Zbik’s interim WBC middleweight title. At Atlantic City, N.J. (HBO), Kelly Pavlik vs. Sergio Martinez, 12, for Pavlik’s WBCWBO middleweight titles; Mike Jones vs. Hector Munoz, 12, welterweights; Matt Korobov vs. Josh Snyder, 6, middleweights. At Montreal (HBO), Lucian Bute vs. Edison Miranda, 12, for Bute’s IBF super middleweight title; Renan St-Juste vs. Dionisio Miranda, 12, middleweights.


NHL EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pt x-New Jersey 80 46 27 7 99 x-Pittsburgh 80 46 27 7 99 Phila. 81 40 35 6 86 NY Rngrs 81 38 33 10 86 NY Islndrs 80 34 36 10 78 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pt y-Buffalo 80 44 26 10 98 x-Ottawa 81 44 31 6 94 x-Boston 81 38 30 13 89 Montreal 81 39 33 9 87 Toronto 81 29 38 14 72 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pt z-Wash. 81 54 15 12 120 Atlanta 81 34 34 13 81 Carolina 82 35 37 10 80 Florida 80 32 36 12 76 Tampa By 80 32 36 12 76

GF GA 213 189 251 231 234 224 221 216 216 251 GF GA 229 203 223 233 202 197 214 219 210 264 GF GA 315 229 233 256 230 256 204 237 210 256

W L OL SL Pts GF GA Muskegon 49 19 1 3 102 267 206 Fort Wayne 46 21 1 3 96 243 171 Port Huron 44 25 0 4 92 248 217 Bloomington 31 31 4 6 72 233 256 FLINT 30 34 3 4 67 215 240 Quad City 27 34 4 7 65 194 249 Dayton 25 44 3 1 54 197 258 NOTE: Two points are awarded for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss. Friday’s Games Flint 5, Port Huron 2 Fort Wayne 7, Dayton 4 Muskegon 6, Bloomington 4 Saturday’s Games Flint at Muskegon, 7 p.m. Fort Wayne at Dayton, 7:30 p.m. Bloomington at Quad City, 8:05 p.m. Sunday’s Games Muskegon at Flint, 4 p.m. Dayton at Port Huron, 5 p.m. Quad City at Fort Wayne, 5 p.m.




Central Division GP W L OT Pt GF GA y-Chicago 81 52 22 7 111 269 206 X-DETROIT 81 43 24 14 100 226 214 x-Nashville 81 46 29 6 98 223 224 St. Louis 81 40 32 9 89 224 221 Columbus 82 32 35 15 79 216 259 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pt GF GA y-Vancouver 81 48 28 5 101 265 219 x-Colorado 81 43 30 8 94 243 231 Calgary 81 40 31 10 90 201 203 Minnesota 81 38 36 7 83 216 242 Edmonton 80 26 46 8 60 208 274 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pt GF GA y-San Jose 81 50 20 11 111 261 213 x-Phoenix 81 50 25 6 106 223 199 x-LA 80 45 27 8 98 236 214 Anaheim 81 38 32 11 87 231 249 Dallas 81 36 31 14 86 233 251 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division z-clinched conference Friday’s Games Detroit 1, Columbus 0, SO N.Y. Rangers 4, Philadelphia 3 Washington 5, Atlanta 2 St. Louis 6, Anaheim 3 Chicago 5, Colorado 2 Saturday’s Games Boston 4, Carolina 2 Edmonton at Los Angeles, 4 p.m. Toronto at Montreal, 7 p.m. Buffalo at Ottawa, 7 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Florida at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. St. Louis at Nashville, 8 p.m. Dallas at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Calgary at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Phoenix at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Sunday’s Games Boston at Washington, 12 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Philadelphia, 3 p.m. Detroit at Chicago, 3 p.m. Los Angeles at Colorado, 3 p.m. Buffalo at New Jersey, 5 p.m. Pittsburgh at N.Y. Islanders, 5 p.m. Tampa Bay at Florida, 5 p.m. Edmonton at Anaheim, 8 p.m.

EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF GA New York 2 1 0 6 2 2 Kansas City 1 0 0 3 4 0 Columbus 1 0 0 3 2 0 New England 1 1 0 3 2 1 Chicago 0 1 1 1 2 3 Toronto FC 0 1 0 0 0 2 Philadelphia 0 1 0 0 0 2 D.C. 0 2 0 0 0 6 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF GA Los Angeles 2 0 0 6 3 0 Houston 1 0 1 4 3 2 Colorado 1 0 1 4 3 2 Real Salt Lake 1 1 0 3 4 2 Seattle 1 1 0 3 2 1 Chivas USA 1 2 0 3 2 3 FC Dallas 0 0 1 1 1 1 San Jose 0 1 0 0 0 3 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. Saturday’s Games Chivas USA 2, New York 0 D.C. United at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Toronto FC at New England, 7:30 p.m. San Jose at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Colorado at Kansas City, 8:30 p.m. Columbus at FC Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Seattle FC at Real Salt Lake, 9 p.m. Thursday, April 15 Philadelphia at Toronto FC, 8 p.m. Saturday, April 17 Kansas City at Seattle FC, 3 p.m. Chivas USA at Houston, 4 p.m. Chicago at D.C. United, 7:30 p.m. FC Dallas at New York, 7:30 p.m. New England at San Jose, 10 p.m. Real Salt Lake at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Sunday, April 18 Toronto FC at Colorado, 2 p.m.

OHL PLAYOFFS Wednesday, April 7 Kitchener 8, London 7 Barrie 5, Brampton 2, Barrie wins series, 4-0 Windsor 3, Plymouth 2, Windsor wins series, 4-0 Thursday, April 8 Ottawa 6, Mississauga 3, Ottawa leads 3-2 Kitchener 8, London 4, Kitchener leads 3-2 Saturday, April 10 Ottawa at Mississauga, 4 p.m. London at Kitchener, 7 p.m.

ON THIS DATE APRIL 11 1936 — The Detroit Red Wings win the Stanley Cup with a 3-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs. 1965 — Jack Nicklaus shoots a record 271 and wins the Masters by nine strokes over Arnold Palmer and Gary Player. 1966 — Jack Nicklaus wins his third Masters and becomes the first to win in consecutive years as he shoots a 70 in an 18-hole playoff to beat Tommy Jacobs and Gay Brewer. 1976 — Ray Floyd shoots a record-tying 271 to win the Masters by eight strokes over Ben Crenshaw. 1982 — Craig Stadler beats Dan Pohl in a sudden-death playoff to take the Masters. 1989 — Ron Hextall scores his second career goal and becomes the first goalie to score in the playoffs, as the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Washington Capitals 8-5. 2004 — Phil Mickelson’s agonizing pursuit of a major ends at the Masters when he makes an 18-foot birdie putt on the final hole, ending a spectacular back-nine duel with Ernie Els.


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1 bedroom large, quiet, 614 S. Farragut/18th, laundry, $425 water paid, 892-6766. 1 Bedroom upper. Water included, $330. No pets. 311 N. VanBuren. 989-450-2325.

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Auburn- 1 bedroom with Washer & Dryer. $365/mo. Call (989) 245-7276, Evenings after 4 p.m.

Refurbished Bank Repos, fi nancing available, $200/mo. Castle Homes 671-9500

OPEN HOUSE - SUN 1-3 1106 Lewis St., Bay City East of Bangor, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, central air, 2 car ga rage, double city lot $54,000

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY April 11, 1-3 p.m. 1376 N. Callahan Rd. Off M-25, Essexville Open Sat. & Sun. 4-9pm 507 W. John St . Newly remodeled 3 Bedroom, 2 bath. By owner (989) 684-7996.

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100 mpg mopeds and cycles. Stevens, 684-9872. $12 BBQ Rib Dinner for 2 4/13-4/18 Kingfish 894-0772 $150 min. for unwanted vehicles, free tow. 892-2500. 1 Call gets it all! All your Lawn Care Needs. Stanges Lawn & Snow 239-0075. #1 Estilo Band Kingfish Sunday 4/11 5-? 894-0772 #1 in Lawn Sprinkler Service. Natures Own Landscaping serving the Tri- Cities for over 30 yrs. 892-9797 $1 per gram extra on your scrap gold with this ad. We pay top dollar! Columbus Coin and Jewelry, 812 Columbus. 895-5363. Good thru April 21, 2010. 1 - Uno Krzysiaks Coupon effective 4/11-4/15. Hot Pork or Turkey Sandwhich, eat in or take out, $2.99. $24 New York Steak Dinner for 2 with wine and dessert 4/13-4/18 Kingfish. 25% Off Non Seed StuffThru Sat. Cherri’s Spring Sale 662-3333 Auburn. $5.25 Kingfish April 13th Dinner Buffet 894-0772 $5.25 Meatloaf Monday & Turkey Tuesday! Full dinner. Riverrock, (989) 894-5500. $6.00 Fish Taco Dinner Kingfish 4/13-4/18. 894-007 $6.00 Kingfish April 1415th Dinner buffet 894-0772 $9.95 Riverock Ribfest Sat. & Sun. Full rack, dine in, take out. 989-894-5500 A-1 Stonemix Small & Large loads Tailgate spreading our specialty, 893-7734

Available Immediately West Side 1 bedroom, nice neighborhood. 893-9918.


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539 Gateway - $139,900

New Construction. City of Essexville (North of Burton)

Beautiful 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo; partial basement; 2 car garage; low association fee; located close to schools, churches, hospitals and shopping; quality construction by Shorkey Builders, Inc. Property is in process of completion. Call Dot at 989-529-8154 for details.

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85 W. Midland - Between 8 Mile and

204 N. Warner, $79,900

9 Mile

$134,900 - New Listing! • Completely Remodeled • Partially Finished Basement

Great 3 bedroom Victorian with many updates.

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2380 W. Midland Rd. $122,600

Excellent country location with easy access to Midland & BAY VALLEY APTS US10. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 20x40 heated garage, newer Beautiful safe quiet country roof, siding, furnace and flooring. Large yard. area. Mo. to mo. Lease. No Hosted by Mike Pfauth 989-573-1510.

Security deposit. Remod eled 1-2-3 bedrooms & stu dios. Large wonderful pool. Laundry. Carports. Children & pets welcome. Near Delta & SVSU. Starting at ALL Utilities lower, $88 wk. $425/mo. Furnished up. Near Meijer Walmart No pets 686-0078 or 781-0447 Units. (989) 684-2298


1015 22nd - $59,900

938 Appaloosa - Midland to Mustang Price Reduced - $185,999

BANGOR, 1 bedroom, re cently remodeled, central air, oak, granite sills, Ander son windows, garage and storage. 2000 MOSHER, $550 per month. 798-6010.

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FARRAGUT ARMS APTS. BAY CITY Modern Studio, heat & water furnished, off street parking, door lock intercom, air, laundry. 989-662-6011

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909 Michigan. 1 bedroom. Utilities included. Laundry & pets TBD. $495/mo, $300 deposit. (989) 415-1486.

Bay City, Waterfront Double Wide 4 bedroom home on the Saginaw Bay. A t t r a c t i v e Lower 1 Bedmany extras! Excellent. Re - (needs lots of work- best room, West Side, $435/mo. duced! $32,900. 892-2000. + electric, no pets. 686-7333 offer) Call 352-274-0951

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Bradley House Age 50 with disability or 62 years of age. Rent based on income. $200 Move in bonus. 893-2007 Cabin like studio on Center Ave. $375. 1st months free! Call 989-893-5316. Center Ave. 1 bedroom, utilities included, $495 month. no pets. 751-8314

About to buy/sell a Home? Call Charlene Rupp, Bay Area Real Estate: 233-3301 or 686-3300, see Page 2-A. Affordable Bankruptcy All Injuries, Criminal & Divorce. 894-0100 or All concrete statues 15% off! Warmbier Farms, 5300 Garfield, Auburn, 662-7002. All Day Scrap, April 24th, Holy Trinity Social Hall, $35. Call 893-3018

1818 E. Linwood Road - M-13 E. on

Linwood Road


4 bedrooms, 2 Fireplaces, Gourmet Kitchen, Remodeled Baths, Everything Has Been Done For You! Full Basement, Garage & Pole Barn on .97 Acres!

April L Weiss-482-2933 RE/MAX Results

Acres & Homes Realty Inc. 799-9500

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402 E. Ohio - Between Catherine &

Dean Streets

$84,900 - New On the Market!

209 Boehringer Ct. - $229,000

off Park Ave.

4 bedroom, 3 bath, 3539 sq.ft. one-owner home. Here is your work-free home! Newer everything! Gracious living! Large lot. Includes stunning woodwork and hardwood floors, 3 bedrooms, basement and garage. Loaded with charm! Jeanette 989-450-0413 Harris Bush Realty 892-4521 April Weiss - 482-2933 RE/MAX Results


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Bingo Village Hall 6:30 p.m. Wed. $1,100 jackpot, Proceeds to K of C #414. License A21651. 892-7283. Blinds R Us 50-75% Sale We repair too OK! 671-2641. Boy Scout Troop 108 Pancake & French Toast Breakfast Sunday April 11, 8am-1pm Visitation Church, State & Smith Street.

All Saints Euchre/ Smear Tournament Sat. 4/17, 7 p.m at ASC gym, Cass and Monroe St. $12. Snacks, beverages, & prizes. Doors open Bridgestone tires up to 6:15. Proceeds to Tennis. $150 rebate! Rowleys tire Always Cash Paid For and automotive service Call Your RV, Camper, Pop-up, (989) 686-1144 or 5th Wheel. 989-671-2277 Bush and Tree Pruning AmVets Spaghetti Dinner Spring Clean-up, lawn cutSalad, Dessert & Refresh- ting & more. J & K 684-1800 ments. $5.50 Adults. Tues., Buying Vintage Barbie 3pm - 6:30pm, unless food Dolls, toys. 989-450-6121 runs out earlier. 520. N Pine. Cash paid for broken Assisted Living Bay Valley appliances. 989-671-1903. House has private room. Cash up to $1000 for unCall 989-667-3808. wanted, disabled, wrecked Bath tub reglazing,Bassett vehicles. Free tow. 737-4815 Resurfacing. 415-6934. Casino - Patti’s 686-6643 Bergers Rest. Serving 4-14 Firekeepers $35. Fresh Lake Smelt Dinners 4-21/22 Turtle Creek, Odawa Sun. Tue. & Sat. Breakfast & overnight St. Ignace, $85. Everyday 9am-12pm. Sat. & May 10/11/12 Escanaba + 6 Sun Until 2pm. Construccasinos, $150/ $142 back. tions back up has eased flag Catering Available for men are gone 686-0224 Bingo! K of C Hall #2740, First Communions, GraduaSun. 6 pm Mon., 6:30pm 1/2 tions, etc. Call Colleen; The off paper, box specials, big- Wanigan Eatery. 892-8303. ger payouts, New formats. Celebrating our 1st year #00379 & #21373. 893-6378. at the Loft on Johnson on Bingo Village Hall 6:30 pm Thurs. 4/15. (Tax Day) We Tues, 12/$6 18/$9 proceeds - will pay the tax on all sales. A2Z Cleaning - 25 years K of C. #4102 license A00161 9:30-7pm. Food and entertainment, 5-7pm. 391-9696. Home or business. 684-5581 Jackpot Special - $1,100!

Come run or walk for a good cause in the 3rd annual Outrun Poverty 5K. The event started by former Miss Bay County, Katie Lynn LaRoche, will take place on Sat., May 22. Registration forms and find further information online at: www. Commercial Lawnmower for sale - Grasshopper 6 ft. cut, 21 hp diesel, electric lift, zero turn, front mount. Excellent condition! 684-3817. Craft Bazaar K of C Hall on River Rd. 9 - 2:30, Sat. April 17. Admission: Can of Food for the Good Samaritan Mission. 893-3675. Downtown Restaurant Week April 12 thru 18. Enjoy $6, $12, & $24 meal deals at participating Downtown restaurants. For details visit Do you or a loved one need help completing daily activities, such as personal care, meal preparation or housekeeping? Call Mid Michigan Home Care in Bay City at 989-891-5008. Dumpster Rental (10 yd) 7 days. Call (989) 737-7034. Let’s Make a Deal- New condo construction on the water. Breaker Cove 2-3 bedroom units. Choose your own finishes. Owner/ developer /realtor on site. Sat/Sun 11 to 3. Harris/Bush Realty 860-5663.



BEST Property prices in years! Call RE/MAX Results for any real es tate needs. 686-3400.

1214 Cass Ave. One bedroom lower, includes utilities, laundry $475. 671-1107

IRISH ACRES Frankenlust Tired of Tenants and Toi- 1 bedroom upper, Westside, Twp. In the heart of the lets. We buy or manage in - clean/new carpet. 405 N. Alp. $450. 751.4795 Tri-Cities. From $19,900. come properties. 751-2287 Brennan Realty 894-7008

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All Real Estate advertis - 10 acres wooded, pole barn, water, electric & septic. ing in this newspaper is Great hunting 989 313-0137 subject to the Federal Fair Housing Amend ments Act, the Michi REAL ESTATE AT gan Civil Rights Act, AUCTION - go to and the Bay City Code for info. which make it illegal to advertise any prefer ence, limitations or dis crimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, mental CONDO HAMPTON TWP or physical handicap, 1795 Ironwood Dr., Essex familial status, height, ville. Open floor plan! 2 bed weight or an intention to make any such prefer - room, 2 bath, 2+ car garage, patio. Karen: 989-450-8861 ence, limitation or dis SUNDAY 1-3 p.m. crimination. Familial sta tus includes children un der the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people secur ing custody of children under 18.

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Open Sunday 1-3pm, 1815 Michigan Ave. 2 Bedroom brick ranch. $99,900. 989-213-3915.

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1 bedroom, first floor, $430 utilities free, 415 N. Birney 892-0018, 2-10 PM, no pets

Top Producers Inc. We can help with all of your real estate needs. Tax credit still available! Call us at (989) 686-4500

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Center & Johnson area 1-2 bedroom apt. & studio $260-$450. Heat & water paid, no pets. 892-4571.

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Land Contract 1191 N. Pine, 2 story, 2700 Sq.Ft., 1 acre, $165,000. Call 989-686-4315

1004 N. Chilson - 2 bed- Center Ave. Historical District 1, 2 & 3 bedroom, very nice, quiet West Side 1st floor with rear pa- rooms, heat & water intio, coin laundry, storage in cluded. Call about our specials, Sheridan Arms, basement, paved parking, taking applications, $550 + 1300 Center, 893-7061. electric, no dogs. 326-1938.

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Do you or someone you know have a chronic disease? If so, please join us for six, fun, interactive workshops that helps participants improve their health and feel better. There will be light refreshments served and gift drawings. For more information or to RSVP for the weekly 2 hour workshop sessions, call Region VII Area Agency on Aging at 1-800-858-1637.

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Mow trim lawns wkly BC Friends of Celtic Culture Essex. MSteinhoff 662-7772 present The Elders April 15 7:30pm State Theatre, Bay Power washing & waxing City $20 tickets at the door . of homes. 989-412-2719 Gilliam’s Green lawn work Shamrock Dairy Bar, now tree trim, gutter cleaning & open daily. 5-9 p.m 893.4811 powerwash services. Name Shrimp Basket, $3.99 your own price. 893-4908. Mon-Fri. Stock Pot, Catering Golfers wanted for ladies’ and Limousine 893-9332. Mon. league: 5:30 pm. Twin Oaks. Bonnie, 989-686-0697. Speed dating, April 14 Grand Opening! Visit Barts Martini Bar at The MidMichigan Home Care’s Stables. NEW private duty office and Summer Preschool/ Child medical equipment show Care. Learning Town has a room / location at 802 N. Eu- summer of fun planned for clid. (Formally Mattress children ages 2 1/2 years Connection.) Mention this 12. We have a 1/2 day pread and receive 10% Off school that goes all summer bathroom safety equip- long to help continue prement! (989)891-5008 paring your child for school. Grub damage? I can fix We offer very flexible scheduling. Call or stop in M-F, that. Call 895-7810 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. 892-5637 Home values gone down? Why move when you can Sunday night, 6:30 p.m., improve with new addition, 300 Lafayette Boys & Girls siding, windows, porches Club. Proceeds: F.O.P and all interior remodeling? #A03301. Call Leppek Construction Co. Thatching, spring clean684-5500 - Voted #1 2009 5up, tree trimming, removal, Star Favorite Builder. 18 yrs. experience 482-1119. Kingfish Restaurant Week 1 Free Sunday brunch with Zumba Classes - Mon & each adult meal purchased. Wed 7PM. Bay City Central 04/13 - 04/18. 894-0772 HS Gym, $7. (989) 992-3999


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Slamming the brakes does not save them, and hurts the car

Dear Tom and Ray: My wife’s grandfather drives like an idiot. Specifically, he never touches the brake pedal until the very last second, at which point he slams on the brake, throwing everyone forward and sending various objects hurtling about the car. Someone finally asked him what he is thinking, and he replied that he is prolonging the life of the brakes. His theory is that if he slams on the brakes, lurching the car to a fast, screeching halt in a second, it means less time

for the brake pads to be rubbing and thus wearing down. If he gradually eases the car to a nice, sane stop, it means all the more time for the brakes to be wearing down. Of course, he’s crazy, right? Or could he be on to something? — Ian Ray: Maybe he doesn’t like you guys, Ian. Perhaps his real goal is to get you all to stop riding with him. In which case, it’s not working yet. Tell him he needs to wait a few seconds longer before slamming on the brakes.

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Garfield Manor Senior Apts, 55+, 1 Bedroom, 1 floor, $550, all utilities paid. Call for spring specials 892-4213

South End 1 bedroom upper. $350, all utilities paid. 989-965-1118.

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Tom: He’s nuts, Ian. Ray: The amount of wear on the brake pads can be calculated by multiplying force times distance. Tom: So, using more force over less distance (like he’s doing) is really the same as using less force over more distance (like the rest of the sane population does). Ray: In other words, he’s making you bang your foreheads on the dashboard for nothing. Tom: In fact, he even may be shortening the life of his brakes. By repeatedly caus-


West Side - Nice and clean 3 bedroom, 2 bath, full basement, 1st floor laundry, all appliances including washer and dryer, $650 Studio, first floor, wall-bed month. (989) 391-5139. BUICK 2007 Lucerne CXL, 1 parking, $350, 701 Center HUNTINGTON PLACE owner, loaded, GM certified, 892-0018, 2-10 PM, no pets. SELECT 1 BEDROOMS $18,990. McArdle Midland NO RENT DUE TIL APRIL 989-695-9611 989-892-2751 Very Nice 2 Bedroom Lower, 837 N. Scheurmann Rd. Large, West Side. No Pets, non-smoking. Applications Car & Credit FREE 684-3279 $425. The King of Credit, guarInsurance, Water, Sewer & anteed credit or we will Your First Month when you give you the car. 686-6555 Lease to Own a newer Village of home from us. From only Hampton Meadows $471/mo. 686-8925. is taking applications for Chevy 2003 Monte Carlo SS our new affordable housing 44000 mi, moonroof, sharp. community for seniors 62 $6900! Bay Cars 737-8690 Essexville and older. Our amentities include: Library, computer Large Ranch Style cafe, emergency call system All 1 bedroom and much more. We are Apartment Homes conveniently located across • Prime Location from Meijer on Pine Rd. • Pool & Picnic Area Please call (989) 892-1912 to schedule your personal • Heat & Water Free SPRING SPECIAL ized tour of our community Tax Returns Own your own today! CHEVY, 2007 - Malibu 1st Mo. Modile Home with your tax Maxx. GM Certified. 12 Month Lease return. Many homes to $12,590. Greg, Martin Chev choose from. Affordable lot rolet 800-781-4590 ext 322 rent. Full amenities and 9am-6pm great schools. Call for details 989-893-6565 CHRYSLER 2007 300c Mint SAGINAW BAY ESTATES. condition. Loaded, WarranNEWER TOWNHOMES ty 23000 mi. Zebarted SilBay & Freeland Rds. Area. JUMP INTO Spring at ver, $19,000 989-860-7626. 989-239-0945. Tradewinds East. $50 Cash Back on select 1 bedroom apartments with a 1 year FORD - 2002 Crown Victo lease signed before April 30 ria, excellent condition, 2010. Open Daily 9-5pm loaded. (989) 846-6993. 1500 Sq. Ft., off street 894-0625 Corner of Knight parking, 1900 S. Wenona and Nebobish Essexvile 103 NORTHWOOD , 2 bed- Call 667-1998 or 225-3043 Equal Opportunity Housing. room, $650 407 LINCOLN DR 3 bedroom $695. Lagoon Beach. very nice 686-4648 NEAR Expressway , 2 bedroom, stove, air, refrigerator, carpeted, no pets, se10 Glendale, Bay City curity deposit. 893-8987. 3 bedroom home. Lease op- Clean eastside, kitchen, PONTIAC, 2007 Grand Prix. tion or land contract availa Power roof, $14,590. Dave bath, parking, cable, ble. Down payment required Railling, Martin Chevrolet $95 weekly, 928-2818. (989) 737-9454. 800-781-4590 ext 326 New



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$469 989-892-9491

JEEP 2007 Liberty Sport 4x4, 1 owner, low miles, clean, $15,965. McArdle Midland 989-695-9611

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(989) 892-1451 Country Living • Essexville Schools 10 minutes from Downtown • Clean Bay Metro Bus Route • Caring Staff

One bedroom upper, $400/month, including util ities and cable. Non smok ing, no pets. 313-318-0080

Orchard Manor Apts . Spacious 2 bedroom apts. starting at $595/mo, in cludes heat, water, cable and carport. some restric tions will apply. Call today 684-7392

1 & 2 bedroom rentals. $425-$600. HUD OK 989-684-9766/992-6027

Toyota Landcruiser 1974 FJ40 - 8 cyl, 4x4, Runs great! $5750. Call (989) 671-1851.


Large 3-4 bedroom home. Nice yard, basement, no pets. $625. (989) 450-7369

South End - Clean and nice 3 bedroom, 2 bath, fenced yard, $625. (989) 391-5139.




CHEVY, 2007 - EXT Cab 4x4. Pewter, auto, loaded. V8. $21,950. Mike Gill, Martin Chevrolet 800-781-4590


DODGE, 2007 - Dakota SXT 4x4 Crew Cab. 23k miles. $20,590. Greg, Martin Chev rolet 800-781-4590 ext 322





FOUND Female black lab puppy, Kappen Tree Service area. (989) 672-6381.

PONTIAC, 2009 - G6. Silver, green metallic. $11,990. Mark Chaffee, Martin Chev - Chevy 2003 Astro, 8 pasrolet 800-781-4590 ext 321 senger, AWD, new tires, 1 owner, excellent condition, $5,995. (989) 892-4786. Saturn, 1993 5 speed 2 door. Reliable transportaDODGE 2005 Caravan tion. $1000. 989.781-3125. 111,000 highway miles, runs greats $5950 497-8474 Saturn 2006 Ion-red line. 5 spd-turbo boost, moonroof. $7300. Bay Cars 737.8690

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BEEN TURNED DOWN for auto financing? Call 989-777-2740. You are approved here!

er, low mi, power windows & locks, $9995. McArdle Midland 989-695-9611


day pickup, 989.737.7835 TOP DOLLAR PAID FOR JUNK CARS! 810-686-9224

Public Notices City of Bay City (989) 894-8168

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PARENTS & STUDENTS OF BAY-ARENAC ISD CAREER CENTER: Bay-Arenac ISD will be apSATURN, 2007 - Sky Con plying fertilizer/herbicides vertible. Red/Black, leather. YAMAHA 2005 YZ85 Dirt to the Bay-Arenac Career $17,990. Troy, Martin Chev - Bike, mint, upgrades & exCenter and Educational rolet 800-781-4590 ext 324 tras! $1,700. 989-430-5758. Service Center, and the LLC-Arenac Campus (Standish) grounds, weekend of WANTED: HEAVY April 24th, 2010. If you have Equipment, cars, trucks. any questions or concerns, Call 989.766.0384 please contact David Bourdon at (989) 667-3270.


UNTIL JUNE 1, 2010 *Certain restrictions apply

(call for details)

Cars-Domestic Buick 1991 Park Avenue 3800, 60,000 original miles, $2,300/best. 316-8433.

440 Old Orchard Dr., Essexville

Classic, Antique GMC 1980 C10 Arizona truck, low rider, built motor, new interior, short box, you finish. $7,000/best. (989) 213-8685.


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BUICK, 2005 - LeSabre. Tan, power windows & seat. $8990. Mike Gill, Martin Chevrolet 800-781-4590

Crossovers Buick 2007 Rendezvous Loaded, 3rd seat, 19,000 miles, factory warranty. $17,500. (989) 225-2492

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On Spacious 1 Bedroom Apartments in Convenient BALGOR TWP Location!

BUICK, 2006 - Lucerne. Sil ver, GM Certified. $12,990. Mark Chaffee, Martin Chev rolet 800-781-4590 ext 321


PONTIAC, 2006 - Vibe. Gray, automatic, loaded. $11,990. Mike Gill, Martin Chevrolet 800-781-4590

14 MO lease = $400 per MO*


* rental rate on select apartments

BUICK, 2007 - LaCrosse. Dark blue, loaded. $14,600. Dave Railling, Martin Chev rolet 800-781-4590 ext 326


CHEVY, 2007 - Trailblazer 4x4. Black, $19,990. Dave Railling, Martin Chevrolet 800-781-4590 ext 326




Located at the West end of John and Jane Streets, Just off Euclid

BUICK 2007 Lucerne CX, 1 owner, GM certified, $15,968. McArdle Midland 989-695-9611

INDEX • Adoptions • Adult Foster Care • Bands, Dj’s, Music • Bids • Card of Thanks • Charity Games • Child Care Providers • Entertainment Serv. • Found • Happy Ads • House Sitting • Legal Notices • Lost • Med-Emotional Serv. • Personals • Professional Serv. • Public Notices • Senior Services • Tickets

Charity Games ASC Sun/Thur 6:30 Village Hall E-units/1/2 off books 892-7283 #A04530 #A21769


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JEEP 2004 Wrangler Sport 3.5" lift. Many extras! 43,000 mi., Georgia vehicle. $16,900. (989) 430-5758.

The County Board of Commissioners meets the 2nd Tues of every mo. at 4pm in the Commission Chambers Bay County Bldg. Closed sessions, if required & appropriate, may be conducted. Minutes available in the County Clerk’s Office. Persons with disabilities ADA 895-4130 TDD 895-4049

Personals St. Jude Novena - May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and preserved throughout the world now and forever. Sacred heart of Jesus have mercy on us, St. Jude worker of miracles pray for us. St. Jude Help of Hopeless pray for us. Say this prayer 9 times a day for 9 days and your prayers will be answered. This has never been known to fail. Publication must be promised. Thank you St. Jude. BAJ

In Memoriams

Inquiries regarding the documents can be ad dressed to the Project Man ager: Mark A. Wilcer, Rey nolds, Smith & Hills, Inc., 10 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 1810, Chicago, Illinois 60606-3801; 312-526-5027. Email: A Pre-Bid Meeting will be held on Monday, April 19, 2009 at 9:00 am edt at the MBS International Airport Administration Building. The Sponsor, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252 U.S.C. 2000d to 2000d-4 and Title 49, Code of Feder al Regulations, Department of Transportation, Subtitle A, Office of the Secretary, Part 21, Nondiscrimination on Federally-assisted pro grams of the Department of Transportation issued pur suant to such Act, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this adver tisement, minority business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invi tation and will not be discri minated against on the ground of race, color or na tional origin in considera tion for an award.


Your gently used items are someone else’s bargains. Call 754-9181 or 894-2871 In Memoriams

In Loving Memory of

Richard VanHamlin

SUN. NIGHT 6:30 p.m., 300 Lafayette Boys & Girls Club. Proceeds: F.O.P. #A03301 .

Entertainment Service Bay City Civic Arena Black out Cage fights April 30 Tickets Call Mark 280-0582

Contract Documents, In structions, form of propos als, form of agreement, specifications, and wage rate information will be available on April 13, 2010 and may be obtained from RS&H for a non - refundable deposit of $425.00 per set plus postage. The check should be made payable to the “RS&H Michigan, Inc”.


4-13-1931 - 9-25-2009 Our comfort is to know you are home with Jesus, You will always be in our hearts until we see you again. Love, your sisters Charlotte & Joan


n fact, he even may be shortening the life of his brakes.

Get Ge more Click and nd Clack in i their new book, “Ask Click and Clack: Answers from Car Talk.” Got a question about cars? Write to Click and Clack in care of this newspaper, or e-mail them by visiting the Car Talk Web site at (c) 2010 by Tom and Ray Magliozzi and Doug Berman Distributed by King Features Syndicate, Inc.



Bay Arenac ISD is accepting bids for the following:

Computer Purchase For questions contact: Mike Dewey Bay-Arenac ISD Educational Service Center 4228 Two Mile Road Bay City, MI 48706 989-667-3273

Sealed proposals for the procurement of the follow ing services will be received from Contractors at the of DOGS fice of the Airport Manager, Terrier mix male/tan 2 yr MBS International Airport, old K-6 Administration Building, For a copy of the RFP call: Terrier mix male/red 2 yr 8500 Garfield Road, Suite 989-667-3221 old - K-16 101, Freeland, Michigan or Brit-Spaniel mix male 48623 until 2:00 pm edt on located red/white 4 yr old - K-23 Friday, May 7, 2010 and under Current RFP’s/RFI Lab mix female black/white 2 yr old - K- then be publicly opened and Bids due by 1:00 p.m. read, for work including the Wednesday, April 14, 2010 98 following: CATS NOTICE OF DLH Orange/White Male NONDISCRIMINATION Terminal Development 3 yr old -C-64 The Bay-Arenac ISD does Package Phase V – Con - not discriminate on the ba DSH Black/White festruction of Minor Site male - 2 yr old - C-75 sis of race color, national Grading, Utilities and origin, sex, age, religion, ANIMAL CONTROL Pavement, Building En - height, weight, marital sta (989) 894-0679 closure, Building and tus or disability in its pro Mon.-Fri., 9 am to 6 pm Baggage Handling Sys grams and activities. The Sat., 9 am to 1 pm tems, Apron Lighting, following person has been Animals with collars, Millwork, Security, designated to handle inqui tags or chains are held Wayfinding and Finishes. ries regarding the nondis for 7 days - WITHOUT, crimination policies: held only 4 days! Sponsor: Michael R. Dewey, Superin NOTE: If not claimed by MBS INTERNATIONAL owners, these animals tendent Bay-Arenac ISD AIRPORT COMMISSION may be adoptable! 4228 Two Mile Road Bay City, MI 48706 FAA / Airport Development (989) 686-4410 FOUND SMALL DO G Aid Project: White with tan. Call & iden3-26-0083-4209 tify. (989) 252-2934 State Contract: Request for FM 73-03-C134 Sealed Bids LOST BLACK KITTEN, BLUE COLLAR, KOLB SCHOOL Each proposal shall be ac - The Charter Township of AREA. (989) 980-2640 companied by a certified Monitor is seeking bids for check or bidder’s bond in a three-year roadside the amount of 5% of the bid. weed-cutting contract for a Checks shall be made paya - one pass cutting to be ble to MBS International completed in June and a Airport Commission as se - two pass cutting to be In Loving Memory of curity for the acceptance of completed in August of 54 Gerald (Jerry) Woods the Contract and subject to miles of secondary roads in 2-28-34 to 4-13-05 It will be Five years since the conditions stated in the the township. Such contract Instructions to Bidders. will be for the years 2010, the angels reached down and took you away. Never The subject reserves the 2011 and 2012. Bidders will right to waive any informal - be required to carry liability given a chance to say goodbye; We are left only to ity in any bid, to reject any insurance and workman’s question why. The happy or all bids, or accept any bid comp insurance. hours we once enjoyed how which is considered most favorable to the Owner. The Charter Township of sweet the memory still but Monitor, County of Bay, death has left a vacant The work has been divided Michigan will receive bids place this world can never fill. Call his name softly into a Base Bid, Alternates, at their offices at 2483 Lord and when he looks Unit Prices and Allowances. Midland Road, Bay City MI your way tell him we love Contract Documents, In - 48706, until 5:00 p.m., structions, form of propos - local time, Monday, April and miss him everyday. als, form of agreement, 26, 2010. All bids received specifications, and wage shall be opened and read Love, you, rate information are only aloud at the regular Norene & Families available by purchase of the township board meeting Bid Package Project Docu - held on Monday, April 26, In Loving Memory of ments as required by De - 2010, at 7:00 p.m. partment of Homeland Se Gertrude Kern curity (DHS) under the fol - The township reserves the 8/30/1913 - 4/10/2008 lowing requirement: right to reject any and all bids, to accept the bid As we watch the spring In accordance with 49 CFR which in their opinion is flowers bloom and birds Part 1520, Protection of most advantageous to the sing, our thoughts are Sensitive Security Informa - Township. always with you. tion, interested parties will Love Mike andJune. be required to execute a The bid MUST be Non-Disclosure Agreement submitted in a sealed available at Department of envelope marked "Road Homeland Security (DHS) Cutting Bid". Online under “Security Forms” Interested parties may CAT - Essexville , Female, contact the Township Gray tiger, black & white /othergov/dhs-nda.pdf pri- Supervisor during the hours stripes, orange spot on top or to examination or pur of 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and of head. No collar, chase of Bid Package 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at declawed. Answers to Project Documents. (989) 684-7203. "Jade" (989) 450-6409.


REPOS Take over payments, Financing not necessary 810-686-2776


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INDEX • Auto Finance, Insurance • Auto Transport Share • Cars Domestic • Cars Import • Classic, Antique • Crossovers Wanted • Heavy Trucks, Equipment Monument, Vehicles • SUVs Cemetery • Tires, Parts, Accessories $CASH FOR CARS$ • Trucks For Sale Any Condition, cash on the 4- Cemetery lots Total of spot. 989-326-1938. • Utillity Trailers $2,500. Floral Gardens Cem etery " Garden of Last Sup • Vans For Sale per" Section 18 Block C. • Wanted Vehicles Free Pickup Wanted: cars Call Gordon 517-676-5037 SATURN 2007 ION2, 1 own - /trucks, pay top $$! same • Motorcycles, Service

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mounts to their limits, and shortening their lives. Tom: Not to mention all the extra money he’s going to have to spend on carpet cleaner after he makes you guys carsick. Ray: Tell him that if he really wants his car to last a long time, the best way to drive it is gently. Start gently, anticipate turns and stops, and slow down gently. Tom: And tell him this also increases the likelihood that his progeny will come to visit him occasionally when he’s in “the home.”

In Memoriams


MONITOR Twp. house for rent 2 bedroom, no pets, $600/mo. + security deposit and utilities (989) 684-2254 Small 1 Bedroom $400 mo + deposit & utilities. No pets, non-smoking 989-213-5997

Tires, Parts, Accessories

NORTHLAND MOTEL Best rate in town, daily and weekly rates available. Call 989- 928-0368

4 Bedroom, 2 bath , basement, garage, clean, newly Tuscola Motel - Lowest painted, no pets. South End. Rate in town, daily and PONTIAC, 2008 - Grand $750/mo + utilities, good weekly available. 928-5732. Prix. Silver, auto., air, CD. references. 989-450-9152. $11,990. Mike Gill, Martin Chevrolet 800-781-4590

STANDISH - 4 bedroom country home, basement, 2 car garage, new electrical Pinconning- Whispering system, smoke alarms, Pines I, II. Auburn - Heath- $750/mo., extras available er Downs, 1 & 2 bedroom, with water. (313) 278-8146. barrier free. TDD: 800649-3777. Rent based on income. Equal Housing WESTSIDE - 2 Bedroom Opportunity. 989-879$550/$350 + utilities. Call 4024, Mon.- Fri., 9-5. Mary (989) 316-2015

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O L D S - 2000 Bravada, 118,000 miles, AWD, excellent condition, heated seats, leather, moon roof, tow pkg, tan interior, dark red exterior. $5,500. (989) 414-3916.

Duplex For Rent

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Found Found - 2 weeks ago on south end, older white Terrior Mix 989-891-9824

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ing a rapid rise in temperature from all that friction, he could cause warping or cracking of CLICK the brake lining material. AND CLACK Ray: He’s also damaging other parts of his car by jamming on the brakes. TOM & RAY By making Magliozzi what essentially are “panic stops,” he’s stretching things like suspension parts and motor

EMPLOYMENT INDEX • Accounting, Finance • Child Care • Computers, Tech • Direct Sales • Domestic Employment • Drivers, Transportation • Education • Emp, Counsel, Resume • Employment Services • Employment Wanted • Engineering • Food Services • General Help Wanted • Health Care • Office, Clerical • Private Instruction • Professional, Manger • Sales • Schools, Instruction • Volunteers

Accounting, Finance Deposit Sales & Service Rep - Sales initiatives by

scheduling appointments, making presentations and utilizing the Bank’s expanding venue of products and services to best serve our customers. Process deposit, loan & miscellaneous transactions. Upload resume at: or fax to 989-631-7610 .

Direct Sales TOP PAY for experienced telemarketers. Call Roger 799-6166, 9-10 am only.

Drivers, Transport CDL DRIVERS WANTED Now have free training and job placement help for qualified people. 989-692-0560


Great pay, home every weekend. 2 years OTR ex perience required. Annual bonuses. (989) 893-3505.

DRIVERS/OWNER OPERATORS Mid-Michigan based carrier seeking good drivers. Great rates with year round freight. CDL-A and 2 yrs. exp. required. Call 866-737-4777 for details.

ADJUNCT FACULTY The Department of Management & Marketing at SVSU has an opening for an adjunct instructor in Management & an adjunct instructor in Marketing. A Master’s degree is required. For complete list of requirements, further information, and to apply, please visit Applicants must apply on-line at SVSU is an EO/AA employer.

General Help Wanted Adminstrative Assistant

Bay City Office. Part-time, 20 hrs. per week. Proficiency in Microsoft Office & sound office skills required. Send resume & cover letter with salary requirements to mcsipersonnel@charterinter or fax 810.635.4086 Auto Body Tech Good wages and benefits. Steady work. Must have references and be state certified. Contact Garys Auto Body 516 Cleveland, Saginaw Auto Body Tech. Min. 5 yrs exp. or trade school diploma. Must be state certified. Hughey Collision 86 Tuscola COOK Nights & Weekends. Part-time. Apply within! Bier Garten, 8 State Park Dr Delta College Executive Positions As one of only nine community colleges to receive Honor Roll status as a “Great Colleges to Work For" from The Chronicle of Higher Education, Delta College is seeking exceptional candidates for an Executive Dir ector of Corporate Services and a Vice President of Instruction and Learning Services. For complete job description information, go to: Delta College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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Offering to work for free may not be the best decision to make going to think, “If you aren’t getting paid, what’s to keep you from taking off whenever you feel like it?” And, beyond all that, the manager would JT & DALE know that in organizational life and logic, if you don’t hire an employee to fill a posiTalk Jobs tion, there’s Jeanine “J.T.” O’Donnel a good and Dale Dauten chance that the slot will get taken away. Take all those together, and the typical manager will not even give serious thought to taking you on as a volunteer. Besides, coming in with “I’ll work for free” will not make a compelling case for hiring you — it’ll just seem

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DELTA COLLEGE Faculty Vacancies Delta College was one of nine community colleges in the nation to receive top honors in the "Great Colleges to Work For" survey from The Chronicle of Higher Education. Delta College is currently seeking applicants to fill two faculty vacancies: Art Instructor and Office Administration and Technology Instructor. For a complete job description and information on how to apply, go to: Delta College is an Equal Opportunity employer.

Griffin Beverage Company is seeking part time summer warehouse personnel and relief drivers. CDL-A license preferred. Job duties include building orders, loading trucks, repacking of product, general warehouse work and possibly driving / delivery. Hours range from 25 – 40 per week. Must be able to pass a drug screen and physical exam. Apply by Fax or Email to JOHN WALKER. GRIFFIN BEVERAGE, 2875 Towerline Rd., Saginaw, MI 48601, Fax: (989) 753-0969. Email:

EARN $3200/MO. Process HUD Refunds. Flint area 1-800-914-4433.

Ask about our tuition reimbursement! Part time direct care positions availa ble with the possibility of full time. Seeking dedicat ed, caring individuals to as sist special needs adults in a group home setting. Di ploma & driver’s license re quired. Leave name, phone no.: (989) 893-4410.

Fluent in Asian, Europe an or other international la n g u a g e s ? Potential opportunities in a contact center setting. Send resume detailing your skills to humanresources@morley Please, no phone calls. EOE. GCR TIRE - FIRESTONE Experienced Tire & Lube Tech. Part-time / full-time. Call Dennis 989-615-0993 BUY A PET

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Information Technology Operations Coordinator

Mid Michigan Community College is seeking qualified candidates to apply for an IT Operations Coordinator position. This position coordinates all IT computer lab operations, trouble ticket system, college communication systems, office technology operations, and supervises IT Technicians. For a detailed list of job functions, requirements and application instructions, visit Job Postings at

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Live in caregiver needed for Satellite Technician Need woman with MS. Weekly ed. Experience preferred. pay & room/board. Resume Must have own truck & & references required. P.O. tools. Call 1-800-448-2001, Box 72, Auburn, MI 48611 ask for Marsha. Pinconning School is looking for a Varsity Volley ball Coach . Send letter of interest to Mrs. Thunberg, 605 W. Fifth St. Pinconning MI 48650 by 3:00pm April 30, 2010

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On-call positions available for motivated people to work with adults REQUEST FOR with developmental disPROFESSIONAL abilities. Assists with activities, with the goal SERVICE of integrating individuPROPOSALS The Michigan Chapter of als into their communithe National Association of ty. Must have the abiliHousing and Redevelop- ty to plan and carry out ment Officials (MI NAHRO) social and recreational is seeking proposals for a events. Must have the willingness to assist STATE SERVICE OFFICER. people with their perProposals shall be post- sonal care needs. Great INTERNET SALES MGR marked no later than FriGrowing internet depart - day, April 30, 2010 and de- opportunity for students and retirees. Miniment looking for welllivered to: mum of a high school dimotivated sales oriented MI NAHRO SERVICE, OFFIperson to manage Internet CER PROPOSAL, Attention: ploma or equivalent and the completion of Department. Must have pri - Douglas Rise, Search ComGroup Home Curriculum or auto Internet experience. mittee, C/o Bay City Houstraining. Must have the Drug free work environ ability to work well ing Commission, 1200 N. ment. EOE . Contact Bob Madison Avenue, Bay City, with people and be Williams, Saginaw Valley Michigan 48708. available from 9:00 Ford Lincoln Mercury Interested firms and/or in- 3:00, M-F, at least rwilliams@saginawvalley dividuals may obtain copies three days per week. 989-792-1700 of the REQUEST FOR Must be energetic and PROPOSALS/ STATEMENT enjoy having fun. Starting rate of $9.81 per OF WORK, setting forth the hour. Send cover letter required submittal informa- and resume to: Human Kalin Construction Co., Inc. tion, evaluation factors and Resources Director, is a Heavy Highway Con- supplemental documents, Bay-Arenac Behavioral tractor based in Southwest from the address noted Health, 2 0 1 Michigan. As an Equal Op- above, or phone 989-892- Mulholland, Bay City, portunity Employer, all fe- 9581 weekdays between 9 MI 48708 or BABHAmale, male, and minority am to 4 pm for information. applicants are welcome. We The firm or individual subare currently seeking appli- mitting a successful proEOE M/F/D cants for the following posi- posal shall be required to tions: agree not to discriminate Operators - Grader - Ex - against employees or applicavator - Finished Dozer cants for employment on - Pipelayers - Truck Driv - the basis of race, color, reli- W A ITS TA FF Experienced preferred. Apply in person ers, CDL with Double gion, gender, age, national only at The Char House Endorsement origin or handicap. Travel is required. The clos- The Michigan Chapter of Restaurant, 432 Tuscola Rd. ing date for these openings NAHRO reserves the right will be 04/11/10. Applica- to reject any or all propostions are on the Company’s als and to waive any irreguwebsite at In- larities in the proposal procterested applicants should ess when it is the best insubmit their applications or terests of the Chapter to do AIDES, CENAS . Needed immediately! PT/FT resumes by email to so. 1-877-687-9078. Please call Douglas Rise, Search between 9-5. or by fax at 269-925-4920. Committee

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Contact at 989-652-3271 New Vehicles: Gary Peppin or Mike Piper Used Vehicles: Don Beamish

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desperate. J.T.: I would agree ... IF you just offer to take the job opening at no pay. Instead, put the proposition in language that the manager can accept: Ask if you could come in as an intern. If you explain how it would complement your coursework, there’s a good chance they’d love to have you join the group, especially if you bring energy and enthusiasm. Dale: That’s a good solution. And “intern” will be more impressive than “volunteer” when looking for a job. However, if the internship idea doesn’t work, do look for ways to volunteer at the hospital, just not as a “free employee.” J.T.: It isn’t true that volunteering doesn’t count


as experience. Even if you aren’t getting paid, you are learning while meeting people who eventually could serve as references or networking contacts. Dale: Volunteering may not be the ideal resume item, but you’ll make yourself an insider, and that could make all the difference. One analysis of hiring in the current economy shows that “inside” hiring has dramatically increased — half of available jobs are filled by people already inside the company. And that doesn’t count employee referrals. In this, the Time of No Time, managers want to avoid doing an extensive search, and they don’t want to risk a bad hire — so why not turn to a bright volun-

Health Care Part Time Team Coordinator – Mon, Wed, Fri (20–24 hrs per week) Candidate will be a high school graduate, have excel lent office, computer, tele phone and communication skills. Data entry for medi cal, billing, and HR/payroll experience a must!

teer or intern? Why not you?

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Child Care Provided

Electric, Wiring

Landscaping, Lawns,Trees

CLEMENTS Electric ServLICENSED DAY CARE has ice upgrades, complete Affordable Spring Cleanup ! CAN YOU DIG IT? Heavy openings, ages 2 & up. 1900 home re-wire, 5 yr. warran- Complete lawn/landscaping. Equipment 3 wk Training pro- S. Chilson. (989) 414-1403. ty. Free estimates. 892-4780 Senior Discount, 860-7371. gram. Backhoes, Bulldozers, Trackhoes. Local job placement assistance. Start digging dirt NOW! 866-362-6497.

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Heating, Plumbing, Air

Monitor Twp. Daycare has 1 Drop in Opening, Mon. - Fri., 7-4. Ages 2 & up. $3.50/hr. or $20/day. Meals provided & lots of preschool A & B Plumbing Heating & activities. (989) 667-9651. A/C. Replacement or start up of your A/C unit. Water back up sump pumps. (989) 686-5514.

Cleaning, Janitorial

Send resume to Trisha at tmeinhard@hospiceadvan or Fax 989-893-0200. To learn more about us go to www.hospiceadvantage. com EOE

Straighten Up Cleaning Service. Bay City’s Finest! Homes, businesses, depend able & insured. 895-8342

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Business Opportunities

Computer Services Accurate, fast and friendly Computer Repair. $48 Call 989-414-4544. Any / All of your computer problems fixed. Only $49! Call 989 501-0109.

Convalescent Care

Home Repair, Improvement Bath, Addition, Plaster, Tile,Painting. David Sajdak Construction call 684-1599 General Remodeling and repairs. No job too small! Call Jim, 989-225-0787.

Interior Remodeling Garages, additions, etc . licensed, insured. M&R Builder 989-662-7358

Geno’s Lawn Care , Spring clean-up, power washing. Insured. 662-2306, 233-9501 J & J, Spring clean up, mowing, power washing. Senior discounts. 799-8401 WACKERLE’S LAWN CARE Free Estimates (989) 879-8008.

Painting, Decorating, Papering Exterior painting, plaster repair, sprayed texture. 989-213-2235. Interior/Exterior Painting, textured ceiling, wallpaper, drywall repair 989-293-8444

Rent-A-Man Siding, win- INTERIOR & EXTERIOR dows, doors, general home Painting - Wood, Vinyl or repairs & maintenance Li- aluminum siding painted. Excellent references censed & Insured 893-4672 (989) 792-0533

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Electric, Wiring

Landscaping, Lawns,Trees

Tree Removal

Bryden’s Electric Electrical Work - Old / New Affordable Spring Cleanup ! B assett Tree Service, No job too big/too small Complete lawn/landscaping. tree trim & removal, stump Call 892-4746. Senior Discount, 860-7371. grinding. Insured. 415-6934.

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• Antiques, Art, Collection • Appliances • Auctions, Auctioneers • Baby Items, Toys • Bargain Corner • Building Supplies • Business Office Equip. • Cameras, Supplies • Clothing • Computers • Crafts, Bazaars • Estate Sales • Exercise Equipment • Firewood, Heating Sup. • Flowers • Garage Sale • Handicap Equipment • Home Electronics • Household Goods • Jewelry, Diamonds • Machine, Tools, Indust. • Miscellanious Items • Moonlight Bargains • Musical Merchandise • Pools, Hot Tub, Access. • Refridgeration Equip. • Restaurant Equipment • Sport Trading Card • Swaps, Wanted • Wanted Bargain • Yard Equipment


Estate Sales

WATER SOFTENER - Culligan Medalist, 1 year old, paid $1,400, asking $600 or best. Call (989) 873-7267.

Great Frankenmuth Living Estate Sale. Long time collector downsizing! Primitives, antiques, Coca Cola collection, quilts, lots more! Fri 4/16 & Sat 4/17 . See Thursday Classifieds or for details. G & J Estates L.C.

Auctions, Auctioneers Butler Auction Services 989-799-4181

Estate & Moving Auction!

April 17, 10AM Mio View Online or call. LETS TALK AUCTION! (989) 848-5158


Exercise Equipment

Handicap Equipment

Free For All


Garage Sale Special $27 for 5 line ad, 2 days, includes bold and Call The Bay City Times at 894-2871 today!

Firewood, Heating Supplies

Antique, Art, Collectable


Junk Be Gone will remove all unwanted items, including appliances. Free estimates, Vet. owned, (989) 316-5219 or 892-5656.

EXERCISE EXPRESS Spring Blowout Stock Reduction Sale! Everything Landscape Contractors in stock 20-50% off! /Estate Auction 7402 Gratiot (M-46) 3218 W. Houghton in Shields next to A.T. (M-55), West Branch MI Frank. (989) 781-6700 (2-miles east of the I-75/ M-55 Interchange) (5) 1989-2009 Ford & Dodge 4x4 Pickups most with snowblades, Landscape & Utility Trailers, Front mount comm. Mowers to 25 h.p. & 60”, Rear tine tiller, Gas blowers, Chainsaws, FIREWOOD - by the Edgers, Trimmers, RecreaSemi load! 20 full cords. tional & household inc. 12’ For price call aluminum boat with motor. (989) 426-6852 Wegner Auctioneers (989) 793-8689

Online Auction Start: April 19 Lots begin ending: April 26, 11:00 AM By Order of the Board of Directors Assets of a Tool Making Company G4341 S. Saginaw St Burton, MI Inspect: April 19, 9-5 Machining Centers, CNC Mills, Lathes, Grinders, Mill ing Machines, Saws, Hone, Jig Grinder, Jig Mill, Boring Mill Truck, Lift Truck, CMM ANTIQUE PIE SAFE - 170 & much more Years old. Appraisal $350. R. J. Montgomery & Assoc., Make offer. (989) 671-3334. Inc. 734-459-2323 CASH FOR ANTIQUES 1 piece or Whole Estate. Frank’s Antiques, Lapeer Call 810-667-1676.

Garage Sale

5 Bushes- bloom white in summer. You dig up and haul (989) 891-7960 6 mo. German Shepherd mix. Not good with other dogs. 450-1461, after 4 p.m. Baby Crib With mattress and bedding. (989) 686-6678 CALICO female and Tiger & white male Kittens. 8 wks. To good home. 327-0467. Cocker Spaniel - 2 years old female, to good home. Call (989) 316-2162.

Quality Used Dell computers,

DOG - 1 yr. old Boxer/Pitt with a little help from classified Discount Office Furnishing, Saginaw 754-9181 Bay City 894-2871 892-1886 , 405 Garfield A ve mix. Neutered male, shots. Indoor only. (989) 326-3777

FREE - Hot Tub and Basketball Hoop (complete). Call (989) 460-0570.

Pets, Supplies PITBULL PUPPIES 2 females, $150; 1 male, $200. (989) 321-1061. PUGGLES , 1/2 pug, 1/2 beagle. Vaccinated. Ready now. $250. 989-529-4307 TINY YORKIE PUPS, AKC 2 females, 1 male, $750 fe male, $650 male, ready to go April 13. 989-672-2085 Yorkies, $500. Yorkie-poos & Matlipoos, toysize, non shed. $375+ 989-225-1367.

Plants, Shrubs, Trees

Amigo travel scooter, break down into 3 parts for load ing. $575. (989) 876-6359 Blue & White Spruce Trees, 4’-5’, $45. Includes digging, wrapping & loading. Plant HOSPITAL BED - single, ing also available. We adjustable with mattress. also move trees. 989-615$350/best. (989) 791-2019 2449 or 989-832-5085.

Home Electronics Television-32’’. excellent condition. $150. 989-252-3204.

Wanted or Exchange LOOKING FOR FREE FLAG STONE OR FIELDSTONE Call (989) 686-1713

Household Goods Sofa & Loveseat - Rowe Neutral with wood trim. $450/both. 989-892-9614

Jewelry, Diamonds Buying old gold jewelry, reusable or scrap. Columbus Coin Jewelry, 812 Columbus Kawkawlin Pawn Buying new, used & broken Jewelry Top $$$ paid! 671-2277

Miscellaneous Items BULK LAWN SEEN, MICH. MIX W-K. BLUE 50# BAG $95. LARSON’S B.C. 989-893-2771 HOUSE PAINTS & STAINS BEST PRICE. LARSON’S B.C. 893-2771


INDEX • Aircraft Sales • ATV, ORV • Bicycles, Services • Boat Rent Charter • Boat Slips, Docks • Boats, Motors, Access. • Campers, Trailers, Rent • Campers, Trailers, Sale • Camping Sites • Motor Homes Rent • Motor Homes Sale • Personal Watercraft • Sail Boats • Snowmobile Accessories

Musical Merchandise


Sporting Goods

Boat Slips, Docks

Bombardier Rally Sport 2003, 4-Wheeler 200cc FREE KITTENS- All colors. GUITAR- Gibson Les Paul Electric start, reverse, auto. Litter Trained. To good Standard + extras, Great Mint! $1.700. 989- 430-5758 shape $1400 989-964-1592 homes (989) 714-0048. Kittens - 8 wks. 2 Calico, 1 black & white. Sweet. To good home. (989) 892-6896

Garage Sale 105 W. Siedlers Rd. , between 8 & 9 Mile. Fri. & Sat., 9-5. Children’s cloth ing, home decor, kitchen, toys, women’s clothing, variety of perennials.

Looking for something?

Find it in the Classifieds in print and online!

821 18th St. Bay City. Friday-Sunday. 9:30-6pm. Household items, furniture, TV, 2 boxes of clothes, exercise equipment. CHUCKIE’S BACK! Chuckie’s Bay County Flea Market open every Fri., Sat. & Sun., starting April 16th through end of October. Chuckie 893-0541 Don’t live in Essexville, but would like to take part in the city wide rummage sale May 21 & 22 ? Well, you are in luck - Pilgrim Lu theran Church, 1705 Nebobish has spaces for rent in their parking lot. Cost is $15 for both days. Interested, call 893-7224 for info.

GARAGE SALE Saturday 8-3 and Sunday 9-12, 614 S. Mountain, clothing and accessories, handyman tools. M c C O R M I C K ’ S M-13 Kawkawlin - Michigan Made Gifts / USA. Yankee candles, shades, plates & warmers, Cherry Republic, candy / food, Garden Statuary, birdbaths, halogen candle warmer, gift certificates. Now visit our new trapper’s fur room, antique shops. OPEN DAILY, 10-6. 989-671-1111. MUST SEE!

MEMORIAMS In Memory of Departed Loved Ones

30/30 Pre 64 Winchester Condo Boat Slip 30 ft. at Collectors Grade #240XXXX, Northport Marina, AuGres, $480/best. (480) 318-9700 MI, $10,000 on land contract or $8,500 cash. Call (989) 631-3321. BROWNING 12 Gauge Citori over and under, $1,000. Early Sign Discounts! Call 989-274-1885. Wheeler Landing. Call Kathy, 284-4139. Midland Gun Show! April 24, 9 am-4 pm. Midland Wheeler Landing Open County Fairgrounds. House, Sat. & Sun. 10-2. US-10 at Eastman Rd. Grat leasing deals! For more Admission $4 per entry. info, call Bob at American Real Estate 989-671-3700. POOL TABLE Valley 6 ft. slate, light & accessories $750. 667-4171 or 493-1650.

Wanted Bargain

16’ Skeeter Bass boat, fiberglass with trailer, like new, 300 hours of operaDiabetic test strips wanttion, 2 platforms, fish finded. Up to $12/box. Local er, fish wells, electric trolpick-up. 989-687-6210 ling motor, 40 hp outboard motor, $8000. 989-426-4140 WANT ED...Con sign ment furniture items. Call The boat, new Cat’s Meow Downtown. 23’ Pontoon deck, new carpet, 4 new 989-391-9335. seats, motor needs repair, $1200/best. 989-426-4140.

Yard Equipment

32 IN. WALK BEHIND GRAVELY. $500. (734) 250-0323


INDEX • Christmas Trees • Dirt, Gravel • Farm Equipment • Good Things To Eat • Horses, Stables • Livestock, Feed • Pets, Supplies • Plant, Shrub, Tree • Wanted or Exchange

Dirt, Gravel

Jims Farm Equipment. Auburn. We buy 3-point & pull farm equip. 662-6953

Pets, Supplies Border Collie pups, ABCA, AKC, shots, wormed, payments possible, $250. 989435-3920 or 989-213-1053.


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Mail It or Walk In

Chihuahua puppies , 2 females, 3 males, black and white, $200. (989) 928-3178

Phone It

CHINCHILLAS- 2 females with large cage $100. Call 989-450-7566

311 5th Street Bay City, MI 48708-5853 989.894.4444

2 - Jet Skis, with cover & trailer, runs good, $4000 or best. Call (989) 426-4140. ALL READY to Launch & Go! Brand new 5.7L Mercruiser Thunderbolt engine with full warranty. Outdrive and transom completely refreshed. 1996 US Marine Bayliner Ciera 2655. Only 275 hrs and very well cared for. Standup fore cabin, head and shower, full galley with dinette, micro, fridge, stove and fresh water sink. Berth, aft cabin and couch sleep 6. Water heater, shore power, power trim. New extended wear bottom paint. Much more! Low mile 1998 Eagle tandem trailer. Private owner, Bay City. Best offer over $15,000 will be the lucky new owner. (989) 450-5331. Kayak - 14 Ft. Perception with rudder, paddle, Thule car top carrier, large wet suit, boots, gloves, life vest. Used 3 years. Excellenct. $1700. 989-6915358 before 6pm

Campers, Trailers, Sale

A-1 Stonemix Small/large loads Tailgate spreading our specialty, 893-7734 New Units arriving Daily ! See the New 2010 Models today! Tri-City RV 671-9050

Farm Equipment

Place a special Memoriam this Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 9 in The Bay City Times.

Boats, Motors, Accessories

You’re not ready to camp until you shop Dolney RV! 686-6291






GREYHOUND- house broken, neuter, loving, 7 years, needs to be only dog, $175 adoption fee. 450-7566

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Memoriam Deadlines

KENNEL - 8x6x4, new con dition. $130. Call (989) 8938352 or (989) 327-9578.

5 PM Thursday, May 6 for picture memoriams 5 PM Friday, May 7 for words-only memoriams

Maltese- CKC, pure bred, with papers, 18 weeks, 2 lbs, female, vet record, $700 (989) 671-9695 3656963-01

Mini Schnauzers - 9 weeks, 2 males, 2 females, registered, $300. (989) 846-6524

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