April 6, 2012 – Week 11
To: CNS Editors
From: Eric Freedman & Sheila Schimpf
All articles ©2012, Capital News Service, Michigan State University School of Journalism. Nonmembers cannot reproduce CNS articles without written permission.
COMMUNITY COLLEGES AHEAD: Your correspondents will interview Mike Hansen, president of the Michigan Community College Association, on Monday, April 9. Possible topics will include state aid, enrollment and program trends, international student trends and college-industry partnerships.
HALL OF FAME REMINDER: The Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame will induct Nolan Finley, Diana Lewis, Dwayne X. Riley, Joe Swickard and Bill Thomas on Sunday, April 22, at MSU’s Kellogg Center. Philip H. Power will receive a special recognition award. For information and reservations call 517-353-6430 or see http://j-school.jrn.msu.edu/halloffame.
HERE’S YOUR FILE:
ADULTIMMUNIZATIONS: The failure of adults to get immunized costs Michigan employers hundreds of millions of dollars in avoidable medical expenses and lost worker productivity. Reasons include cost of vaccines and lack of public information. The Department of Community Health and public health agencies serving Lapeer County and the northwest Lower Peninsula discuss. By Saodat Asanova-Taylor. FOR LAPEER, PETOSKEY, HARBOR SPRINGS, MICHIGAN CITIZEN, GRAND RAPIDS BUSINESS & ALL POINTS.
COLLEGEHIRING: The Class of ’12 faces a more hospitable job market than in the past few years, even for liberal arts majors, although prospects are dimmer for those seeking criminal justice, teaching and government careers. A March job fair in Livonia drew more employers than a year earlier. Eastern Michigan University and MSU experts discuss. By Patrick Lyons. FOR GRAND RAPIDS BUSINESS, ANN ARBOR, LANSING, BIG RAPIDS, HOLLAND, THREE RIVERS, STURGIS, ROYAL OAK, MACOMB, MICHIGAN CITIZEN, MARQUETTE & ALL POINTS.
NEWPROGRAMS: Responding to employer needs and student demand, community colleges are launching new career-focused programs. We hear about those at Alpena, Jackson, Glen Oaks and Grand Rapids community colleges. By Wei Yu. FOR ALPENA, JACKSON, GRAND RAPIDS BUSINESS, GREENVILLE, STURGIS, THREE RIVERS, SOUTH BEND & ALL POINTS.
CHINAEXPORTS: A Warren company is among Michigan businesses that expects to boost their exports to China. A new Michigan Economic Development Corp. initiative is facilitating exports to a 1.3 billion customer market in China. By Jon Gaskell. FOR MACOMB, GRAND RAPIDS BUSINESS, ROYAL OAK, MICHIGAN CITIZEN & ALL POINTS.
BPACHEMICAL: The Food and Drug Administration has decided not to ban the controversial chemical Bisphenol A (BPA) from food packaging to the disappointment of environmental health groups that raise safety concerns. A Lenawee County food company voluntarily discontinued BPA long ago, a move that makes its cans more expensive. A U of M scientist says more research is necessary. Xinjuan Deng. FOR BLISSFIELD, ANN ARBOR, GRAND RAPIDS BUSINESS & ALL POINTS.
LEAVEWILDLIFEALONE: The instinct to help injured or abandoned wild animals may be bad for their survival, say a DNR wildlife expert in Newberry and wildlife rehabilitators in Cheboygan and Howell. By Jennifer Chen. FOR CHEBOYGAN, MARQUETTE, ST. IGNACE, TRAVERSE CITY, ANN ARBOR, CADILLAC, LUDINGTON, BIG RAPIDS, MANISTEE, HOLLAND, CLARE, GRAYLING, GLADWIN, BIG RAPIDS, GREENVILLE, PETOSKEY, HARBOR SPRINGS, ALPENA, ROYAL OAK, PETOSKEY & ALL POINTS.
w/LEAVEWILDLIFEALONEPHOTO1: Rescued bunnies. Credit: Susan Good, Northernaire Wildlife Rescue.
w/LEAVEWILDLIFEALONEPHOTO2: Abandoned baby raccoon. Credit: Susan Good, Northernaire Wildlife Rescue.
OBESITYDRUGS: The FDA is considering two new obesity drugs, but experts at U of M, Wayne State and St. Joseph Mercy Oakland see the need for more testing before approval. They caution that drugs aren’t the only way to curb Michigan’s growing obesity problem. By Wei Yu. FOR ANN ARBOR, ROYAL OAK, MICHIGAN CITIZEN, MACOMB & ALL POINTS.
ANIMALANTIBIOTICS: The Food & Drug Administration is restricting off-label use of a popular antibiotic in farm animals to avoid spreading antibiotic-resistant bacteria that threaten human health. The state veterinarian explains the impact of the federal decision. An Alma College expert says the move may not go far enough. For news and agriculture desks. By Jennifer Kalish. FOR GREENVILLE, ALPENA, LAPEER, BIG RAPIDS, BLISSFIELD, BROWN CITY, CLARE, GRAYLING, HOLLAND, TRAVERSE CITY, PETOSKEY, LUDINGTON, MANISTEE, GRAND RAPIDS BUSINESS & ALL POINTS.