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February 21, 2003

Monroe blues concert - One of the best nights of the year for blues around here is tomorrow night in Monroe. It's free too. "Monroe's 16th Annual Black History Month Blues Concert is on Saturday, February 22nd. ...begins at 7:00 p.m. sharp at the historic River Raisin Centre for the Arts, 114 S. Monroe in downtown Monroe. No ticket is required, and seating is general admission limited to capacity, so arrive early. Doors open at 6:00 p.m." - More>>
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Michigan spending cuts - Gov. Granholm ordered more than $158 million in budget cuts but more could come next year. "The worst is yet to come," said state Rep. Randy Richardville, R-Monroe. "I don't think even the Legislature realizes how drastic the situation is. I think we've worked hard to make (this year's cuts) less painful than what it could have been."
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Pancake Town U.S.A. - Looking for a road-trip in March? "Every Sunday in March, tourists will stream into Burton, a picturesque Ohio village. The attraction is, of all things, the lowly pancake - but bathed in the town mainstay of pure maple syrup. For decades, the community's pancake breakfasts have been the star attraction - so much so that Burton has adopted the nickname of ''Pancake Town U.S.A.''" Burton is located in Geauga county, which is in northeast Ohio.
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Smoking ban task force being assembled - "Mr. Escobar said the task force’s job will be to propose legislation addressing the issue. The committee will include business leaders in favor and opposed to the proposal, members of the Ford administration, members of health care advisory groups, and others. Mr. Escobar said he has worried that if Toledo adopts a ban, restaurants and taverns in the city will lose customers to the suburbs."
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UT sports loses money - "Despite a 2001 league championship by Rockets football and record-breaking ticket sales at several games, intercollegiate sports this year will spend more than three times the money it brings in."
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Ohio Governor to reduce education spending - Bob Taft didn't get the tax increases he wanted, so now he's doing what he warned would have to be done. "Ohio universities and colleges are bracing for more than $39 million in budget cuts while K-12 schools wait to hear how badly their budgets will be slashed to balance the state’s books."
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