SHORT TAKES: Take plant precautions with the cold


By Daily News • Last Updated 11:57 am on Monday, March 26, 2012

What a difference a year makes! Given the rain we’ve had this past week, if this was March 2011, we’d be up to our hips in snow! Now it’s the cold we must worry about. Forecasters say tonight could be too cold for budding flora and fruit trees … so take some precautions with precious outdoor plants …

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What a difference 150 years makes! Today’s edition of The Buzz speaks of the 1862 catalogue for The University of Michigan. In 1862 there were 615 students in all, and the school’s income was about $40,000 a year. Now there are 40,000 students on U-M campuses, and the annual budget tops $3 billion.

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And then there was one: The Big Ten entered March Madness with a contingent of six teams led by Big Ten Tournament Champion Michigan State. Only Ohio State has made it to the final four. This Saturday Louisville and Kentucky will tangle at 6 p.m., followed by Kansas and Ohio State a little before 9 p.m.
Saturday night’s winners will face off for the national championship on Monday evening, April 2.

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Michigan’s no-fault-no-limit catastrophic auto injury insurance program will be bumped up $30 on July 1 to $175 per vehicle.

The program is mandated by the state; and Michigan is the only state in the union to require coverage for unlimited lifetime benefits. There is legislation being prepared that would allow alternatives to the current system. The issue is sure to create an animated public discussion about yet another matter involving personal insurance.

Editorial opinions are the consensus of The Daily News editorial board.

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