April 11, 2014 CNS Budget

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April 11, 2014 – Week 12
To: CNS Editors
From: David Poulson & Sheila Schimpf
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JOURNALISM HALL OF FAME: The annual Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame induction ceremony takes place on Sunday, April 13, at MSU’s Henry Center. for Executive Development. For reservations and information, see j-school.jrn.msu.edu/halloffame or call 517-353-6430.
This year’s honorees are Cheryl Chodun (WXYZ); Charles Eisendrath (Time Magazine, University of Michigan Knight-Wallace Fellows Program); Ken Kolker (Grand Rapids Press, WOOD); Bill McGraw (Detroit Free Press, Deadline Detroit); Mick McCabe (Detroit Free Press); Jennifer Moore (WJR, WDIV); and William Serrin (Detroit Free Press, New York Times, New York University Department of Journalism). Associations executive Edward Deeb will receive a special recognition award.
All articles ©2014, Capital News Service, Michigan State University School of Journalism. Nonmembers cannot reproduce CNS articles without written permission.
BATFUNGUS:  A fungus that has killed more than 10 million bats nationwide has been discovered for the first time in Michigan. Wildlife biologists on April 10 confirmed infected bats in Alpena, Mackinac and Dickinson counties. The spread appears inevitable and could affect farmers, foresters and homeowners who depend on bats for insect control. A single bat can eat up to 5,000 bugs in a single night. By Danielle Woodward. FOR ALPENA AND ALL POINTS
W/picture of little brown bat
CONSTRUCTION: The number of crashes in Michigan highway construction zones has dropped but the number of serious injuries they produce is on the rise, according to a new report. By Ashley Weigel. FOR ALL POINTS
w/chart of annual injuries and deaths
GRAVELROADS: The legacy of Michigan’s bitterly cold winter may accelerate a county trend of converting paved roads into gravel ones. As frost deep in the ground thaws, some county officials are finding it better to go back to gravel than to continue to patch potholes. It’s a less-than-desirable attempt to buy time as state and local officials look for funds for a better fix. By Darcie Moran. FOR ALL POINTS
DREDGING: Congress has expanded Great Lakes dredging projects, including 14 planned for Michigan waters. Projects are planned in Cheboygan, Grand Haven, Holland, Sault Ste. Marie, Detroit, Leland. By Qing Zhang. FOR CHEBOYGAN, HOLLAND, SAULT STE. MARIE, DETROIT, TRAVERSE CITY AND ALL POINTS
w/list of Michigan projects
DRONES: Michigan state and university officials and entrepreneurs are anxiously awaiting the results of a federal appeal that could determine how a commercial drone industry develops in the state. We talk to the drone program manager at Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City and state officials who are hoping to develop an industry they believe is poised for takeoff. By Greg Monahan. FOR TRAVERSE CITY, ALPENA AND ALL POINTS.

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