Document 51875

A CMS Energy Company
General Offices:
One Energy Plaza
Jackson, MI 49201
LEGAL DEPARTMENT
Tel: (517) 788-0550
Fax: (517) 768-3644 or (517) 788-1682
Direct Dial Number: (517) 788-0036
E-mail Address: [email protected]
February 15, 2010
By Electronic Filing
The following affidavits of publication or electronic tear sheets
affirm publication of the attached
Notice of Hearing in Case No. U-16191
On February 4, 2010*, **.
*NOTE: The Battle Creek Enquirer published the Notice of Hearing on 2/9/2010 due to
their error.
**NOTE: The affidavit from The Big Rapids Pioneer was not received before the pre-hearing
date of February 16, 2010. Verification was made that the Notice of Hearing was
published on February 4th, 2010 in The Big Rapids Pioneer newspaper. An affidavit
will be forthcoming.
www.consumersenergy.com
ELECTRIC ONLY CASE HEARINGS
Electronic
MPSC Case No. U-16191
Date Notice Was Published: February 4,2010*, **
Pre-Hearing Date: February 16,2010
Ad No. 5227-E
Affidavits Due to MK Polack: February 10,2010
Interventions Due: February 2,2010
NEWSPAPER
AFFIDAVIT
RECEIVED
CENTRAL REGION
The Bay City Times ...............................
The Flint Journal ....................................
NEWSPAPER
AFFIDAVIT
RECEIVED
NORTHWESTERN REGION
eTear
2/4/10
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2/4/10
Sentinel-Standard - Ionia ....................
2115110
Cadillac Evening News ......................
2/8/10
Cheboygan Daily Tribune ..................
2/9/10
Midland Daily News ..............................
2/8/10
Ludington Daily News .......................
2/8/10
Morning Sun-Mt. Pleasant .....................
2/8/10
Manistee News-Advocate ...................
2/8/10
The Saginaw News .................................
eTear
2/4/10
Petoskey News-Review ......................
2/8/10
The Big Rapids Pioneer ......................
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SOUTHERN REGION
Herald Palladium-St. Joseph ..................
2/11/10
Traverse City Record-Eagle ...............
2/9/10
Adrian Daily Telegram ...........................
2/5/10
The Grand Haven Tribune ..................
2/8/10
Hillsdale Daily News ..............................
215/10
The Holland SentineL.......................
2111/10
Jackson Citizen Patriot ...........................
2/8/10
The Muskegon Chronicle ...................
2/8110
Monroe Evening News ...........................
2/8/10
The Daily News-Greenville ................
21ll/10
Kalamazoo Gazette .................................
2/8110
The Grand Rapids Press .....................
2/9110
*Battle Creek Enquirer ...........................
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2/12110
METRO REGION
The Argus Press-Owosso .......................
2/8/10
Detroit Free Press
(Western Zone Only) ......................
The State Journal-Lansing ......................
2/9/10
eTear
2/4/10
*NOTE: The Battle Creek Enquirer published the Notice of Hearing on 2/9/2010 due to their error.
**NOTE: The affidavit from The Big Rapids Pioneer was not received before the pre-hearing date of
February 16,2010. Verification was made that the Notice of Hearing was published on
February 4th, 2010 in The Big Rapids Pioneer newspaper. An affidavit will be forthcoming.
affidavit log form - electric
NOTICE OF HEARING FOR THE ELECTRIC CUSTOMERS OF CONSUMERS ENERGY COMPANY CASE NO. U-16191 Consumers Energy Company may Increase Its retail electric rates to provide
additional revenue of approximately $178 million annually above current base rate
levels, If the Michigan Public Service Commission approves Its request
ATYPICAL RESIDENTIAL CUSTDMER USING Gao KIlOWATT HOURS {kWh) PER
MONTH MAY SEE AN ELECTRIC RATE INCREASE OF ABOUT
PER YEAR.
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Thl\ Informatlon below describes how a person may partiCipate in this~case:
You may call or write Consumers Energy Company, One Energy Plaza, Jackson,
Michigan 49201, (800) 477-5050 for a free copy of Its application. Any person
may review the application at the offices of Consumers Energy Company, or at the
Commission's lanSing offices, 6545 Mefcantile way, Suite 7,lansing, Michigan.
The first public hearing in this matter will be held:
DATFITIME:
February 16, 2010, at 9:00 am.
,
This hearing will be a prehearing COIIference to set future
hearing dates and decide other procedural matters.
BEFORE:
Admlnishatlve law Judge Sharon l. Feldman
LOCATION:
Michigan Public Service Commission
6545 Mercantile Way, Suite 7
lanslng, Michigan
PARTICIPATION:
Any Interested person may attend and participate. The
hearing site is accessible, including handicapped parklng.
Persons needing any accommodation to J?8l1iclpate should
contact the Commission's Executive secretary at (517) 241­
6160 in advance to request mobility, visual, hearing or other
assistance.
The Michigan Public Service Commission (Commission) will hold a public hearing
to consider the January 22, 2010 application of Consumers Energy Company (Consumers
Energy), seeking approval to Increase Its e~ng retail electric rates to provide additional
revenues of approximately $178 million annually and for ollier relief.
Consumers Energy's application states that tactors contributing to the requested
Increase Include: (I) ongoing Investments in electriculillty geneiatlon facilities, distribution
~ facilitieS, and other electriC utility infrastructure In order to provide safe and reliable
service; comply with environmental and legal requirements; and invest in technofogy
improvemllnts; (ii) increasing operation and maintenance costs, and Qil) maintaining a
reasonable capital structure and balance sheet to maintain credit ratings and to attract
capital necessary for utility operations during a period In which Consumers Energy is
experiencing higher financing costs, costs of capital are IncreaSing, and Investors are
more risk averse.
Consumers Energy states that, as set forth In 2008 PA 286, if the Commission has
not acted upon the Company's application within 180 days of the filing, the Company
may implement up to the amount of the proposed annual rate request through Increases
applied to all rates.
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All documents filed In this case shall be submitted electronically through the
Commission's E-Dockets Website at:~mlcb!gan.govlmoscedocketS. Requirements
and instructions for filing Can be foUnd In the User Manual on the E-Dockets help page,
Documents may atso be submitted, In Word or PDF format, as an attachment to an email
sent to mDSCelkJcketsOmlchlgaD.goy. If you require assistance prior to e-filing,contact
Commission staff (517) 241-6171fbr bye-mall at m~mlchIg8!!.goy.
Any person wishing to intalVene and become a party to the case shall electronically
'file a petition to intervene with this Commission by February 9, 2010. (Interested persons
may elect to file using the traditional paper format) The proof of service shall indicate
service upon Consumers Energy's attorney, H. Richard Chambers, one Energy Plaza,
Jackson; Mlchigiln 49201. .
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Any per,ron wishing to make a statement of position without becoming a party to
the case, may participate by filing an ,appearance. To file an appearance, the individual
must attend the hearing and advise the presiding administrative law judge of his or her
wish to make a statement of position. All informatlorlsubmltted to the,Commission in
this matter will become public information: available on the Michigan Public Service
Commission's Web site, and subject to disclosure.
Requests tor adjoornmllnt must be made pursuant to the Commission's Rules of
Practice and Procedure R 460.17315 and R 460.17335. Requests for further intormatlon
on adjQumment should be directed to (517) 241-6060.
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A copy of Con!!Umers Energy's request may be revtewed on the Commission's Web
site at michiQan.govlmoscedocketS, and at the !lfIice Of Consumers Energy Company,
One Energy plaZa, Jackson, Michigan. For more intormation on how to participate in a
casei you may contact the Commission at the above address or by telephone at (517)
241-6170.
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Jurisdiction is pursuant to 1909 PA 106, as amended, MCL 460.551 et seq.; 1919
PA 419, as amended, MCl460,54 etseq.; 19~ PA 3, as amended, MCl 460.1 et seq.;
1982 PA304, as amended, MCl 460.6h Ilt seq.; 1969 PA 306, as amenped, MCL 24.201
et seq.; and the Commission'S Rules of Practice and Procedure, as amended, 1999 AC,
R 460.17101 et seq.
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[DetailS of the proposals are contained in the application and filing
materials.)
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[CONSUMERS ENERGY COMPANY HAS REQUESTED THE INCREASES
AND OTHER PROPOSALS DESCRlB~ IN THIS NOnCE. THE MICHIGAN
PUBUC SERVICE COMMISSION MAY GRANT OR DENY THE REQUESTED
INCREASES AND OTHER PROPOS4LS, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, AND MAY
GRANT LESSER OR GREATER INCREASES THAN THOSE REQUESTED
AND MAY AUTHORIZE ALESSER OR GREATER RATE FOR ANY CLASS OF
SERVICE THAN THAT REQUESTED.]
5227-E
E-H committee starts the school closing research ANDREW DODSON
What's Next
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The committee has a public meeting at
Officials on the Euexville-Hampton
Public Schools Building Advisory Commit~
tee have many options to examine before
deciding the fate of one of their elementary
school buildings.
Tuesday marked the first of many meet~
ing! fOT the committee that contlists of
school board members, building principals,
administration, teachers and parents of stu­
dents in the district.
"this committ~e figures nut it dosing a
building is feasjble/' said Assistant Super~
intendent Douglas Trombley, chairman of
the committee. "The $ch()Qt board makes
the final d~cislon to close a ~uilding."
__ p,m. TU6$day. Mel:r!bQfS soon will tour aU
oi the elementary schools - from teft above,
Bush, Hughes and Verelen.
cost us over $300,000. Ii
SiOM.
Since: the 2.00l~04 school year, the dis­
Cramer Middle $chooJ. 303 Pine, alsa
trict has cut more than $3.3 million from its
could t;Om~ into play if an eJementary
budget.
This week, committee members will exam­ school closes down, Trombley said,
"If tbey have dassroom space available,
ine total operating costs, size and geographic
they may play into it," he said. UI don't
location of Bush Elementaty, Hughu EJe..
think it's feasible at all tn close down Cra­
mentary and Verden Elementary.
Committee members musi han a recom­ mer."
Closing an elementary building could
mendation by April 12.
shift fifth~grade students up to tbe middle
Of the three elementary schools,
Hughes Elementary, 805 Langstaff. has the school level.
"Our most important factor to ex.amine
highest building operating cost at about
$55.332 er year, acco~ing to information rilht now is available spare," said Tromb~
ley. "and the future Wie at the building.'"
Selling a building of significant age is a
Departlmnt of Education.
"The district did not set out to ha.ve a
deficit," said Superintendent John Mertz.
"We received a per..pupU wt from the state
of Michigan of $165 per student, which
diffiOJlt task due to the ntln'i'lYQWS 'Updates
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ordered for Jamison a 2Wright
p.m. preliminary hear-­
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to Circuit Court tor further
measures.
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stonned into the house on
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Beech about 12:20 a.m .. At
least tour people were in
the bouse and were able to
disarm him before deputies
arrived, authorities ailege .
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single counts of firstwdegree
home invasion. a ZO-year
felony; discharging a fire­
arm in a building, four~year
teiony; felony firearms, two­
year felony; and possession
of a firearm while under the
influence, a 93-day misde.
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set a $lOO,OOO cash or sure·
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intoxicated and .. habitual
offender enhancement.
Frlesorger, 22, was driv­
ing on North Huron near
Neuman In Pinconning
TOVfruihip on Aug.. 12 when
he crashed bis car..
The man who was
to .serve as best man at
Friesorger's wedding the
next day suffered .a spinal
injury, records show.
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NWe have not been in any disCUSSion
with the Essexville-Hampton dlStrict about
purchasing a building," Donlam said, "We
are always loo.king for a permanent home
someday. Building ownership has been a
goal of ours far the past 25 yean, but right
now we have an outstanding teasing rela­
ftonship with St Jobn's."
The Building Advisory Committee win
meet again at 4 p_RL Tuesday in the Garber
High School Ubral'Y, 213 Pine, Essexvine.
The meeting is ~en to. the p~lic, The
committee wilt dlSCUSS its inittal ideas,
before spending the following weeks yisit~
ing each building.
Police Briefs
weapon and ethnic .intimida­
tiotL Tn exchange, charges of
assault to commit hann less
than t'f\Urde( and driving on a
Troopers from the Mkhi~ suspended license were dls*
gan State Foli:ce Bay City
missed, court records show.
Post are searclling for indi­
Bay Couruy Circuit Judge
viduals who burglarized a
Kenneth W. Schmidt will
IlXaI baT Saturday morning. sentence WeHman at
Between 1 a.m. and
8:30 a.tn.. on March IS"
7 a.m" intruders broke into
On July 20. 'Wellman
the Bier- Garten Restaurant, allegedly drove his cat' into
8 Sta~ Park in Bangor
a 25-ycaN»d Hispanic man
Township, The culprits
while yelling "white power:"
entered the business after
The victim, also of Munger.
breaking the glass out of a
was: walking his dog near
door, troopef'S report.
Burns and Gennan when
The (hi~s ended up
the assault took place,
maki~ off with thri::c LCD
troopers from the Mit:higan
televisl()Os, liquor and cash, State PrlJice Post in Bay City
Any witneSje$ or anyone previously reported.
with infonnatkm is urged to
The victim suffered a seri­
caU the post at 684~2234,
ous cut on his forearm and
minor injuries to his right leg
and foot, roort records show,
Bier Garten robbed
C~£neflI1Compaoymay~!tllIetlIIICIce!ri!:I_1JjIP'ld!t
~t~_nt~$l18milMWI!IUIIIy
in building codes, said Thomas Trombtey.
built in 1927.
All three elementary schools bad renova~ director of operations.
It could make sense for Bay~Atenac
tions completed in 1999.
VereUen Elementary. 612 West Borton,
Conmumity High School, 1608 Hudson in
has the most square footage- at 48,008
square feet:. It also has the most classrooms
at 16.
.EssexviUe-Ha.rttpton school district.
The commumty high school currently
leases its building from St John the Evan~
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Freesland was not
divorced from the husband
she mamed in 2000 in
Clinton Township when she
married her second husband
Aug. 3, 2007. authorities
have said.
HeT first husband
remained in Michigan until
:l00G. then moved to Alask.a,
Circuit Judge M. Richard
Knoblock also toid Free­
stand she has six months to
resolve her marital st.tus,
said Huron County Prosecu­
tOr Timothy J. Rutkowski­
ASECTJO«f"W···
Racers recover after pile-up Fitness,
step
by step
at Hurley Medical Center
Monday, Locking '''d,
The other driver whQ was
hosp~alized, Larry Lake,
LAURA MlSJAK
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SWARTZ CREEK ­
Four racers have recovered
after they were knocked
unconscious Saturday
when a horse lost its foot­
ing during a barness race
at Sports Creek Raceway.
Two of the drivers were
hospitalized but have been
released, said Sports Creek
Gene:r.d Manager Chris
will nood surgery Of! his
5houl~r to repair tom liga~
ments, said Locking.
The hone that stumbled
was: taken by ambulante
hack to the stable, where
be had his leg bandaged
but was otberwise OK,
Locking said.
None of the other horses
were hurt.
Loclting.
Mark Webstelj 47. of
The tour drivers were
Gaines: and a driver in the
knocked wtcoosdoos in a
race, said he avoided injury'
pile-up in the eighth race of by grabbing his hofse's tail
the night, t..ocldng said.
during the commotion.
The lead horse T.K..
When he grabbed the tan.
Farnsworth lost bis foot·
he was able tl) v~r away
ing about three-quarters of from the C'l'lUlh, he said.
the way through the race,
"At that point, you don't
causlng multiple crashes,
worry about what's in front
Lccldng said.
of you, but what's behind
"The horse just got pac­ you,'" he said. '"Those are
ing a little faster than It
the ones that can hurt
could go...• he said. "He just you.
fen forward. You could
Four driwrs finished the
race, including Webster.
see the horse t.tying tl)
catch himself. It took two
who also raeed in tlte next
eight races of the night
or tlttee strides to try and.
keep his baLm.ce and the
"Wrecks aren't all that
horSe directly behind him
uru;;0fllffi(ln, ~ he said. "They
crashed."
do happen •.. We just got
Driver Keith Crawford
lucky it wasn't any worse
suffered a head injury
than it was.."
with some bleeding in the
A dt"iver died in a race
acddem: at the track about
brain, but was released
from the intensive care unit 12 years ago, Locking said,
D
at 1,802 mites at last count
The police chief said he came
up with the idea for the program
to .p:romote exercise and the
tratI itself tbat winds througb a
GEORGE JAJCSA
wooded area at.mg Black Creel(,
with plans to eventually connect
with Abernathy Regional Park in
DAVISON TWP. - Lori Broeck~ Davison.
er is a walker. She walks before
"The program is basically
and after work, during her 15-min~ designed to get peQple out to
ute breaks and her lunch hour. She get some exercise and fresh air,"
walks on weekends, tal)..
Hrinik said. "Irs beautiful out
"Whenever 1 bave free time, I'm there, espedally with the wildlife
out there," said ,B~er, Davison and change of the seasons."
Township chief deputy treasurer.
"Right now there is the beau~
Walking adds up
for employee group
ha~n!~:tge~t:; =;~::r ~;~~:~~s:t~~k.ie~~:~~~t
past 2};. years, all on the onc..mile
township waJklng trail between
tbe township office on lrish Road
and Gale Road. In the winter, she
Milks about six miles a day; dur~
log summer months, it's eight to
10 mites a day,
Broecker- and aU but five of the
township's 43 employees have
been walking the s..t()()t~w:ide
asphalt trail sin<:e the IYack Creek
Trail employee walking program
started in Juty 2001. Each month,
they tum in their mileage to Potict!
Chief Larry Hrinik. who ke1!ps
tracit of their overall dista.n~,
Combined, the employees haw
walked more than half the dis-tance around the globe. They have
tallied 141219 miles at last count,
on their-way to 24,201, the dis~
tance around the earth.
Broecker is far and away the
leader, followed by Matthew Place,
township build~ inspector, at
3,232 miles. Hriruk is in third place
ally walks on his lunch hour and
before and after w-ork His wife
somehmes joining: h.im in the everungs.
Oepending on tbe season. walk~
et'S see deer, s,quimJs, beavers,
mink, birds and snakes al<mg the
tr-ail that makes its w~ around
trees and bushes: befol"e" reaching
Gale Road where program partici~
pants tum around and head back
to township offices.
Aside from its physical and
mental health attributes, KnoUt
said the program has broken down
walls between employfls, brought
a number of them closer together
and developed friendships,
Township Supervisor Kurt Soper
sees benefits from the program.
"We're been ;mprellsed with the
employees' -partmpation a! well as
the morale and health benefits ;t
offers," said Soper. also a program
walker.
As an incentive, employug: get
a wanness certificate for every 250
miles they log on the trail.
Employees are now "visiting"
state capitals in the United States,
and beading
state:s, down
coast, then
Paul. Minn.,
before heading south and reeenlly
reaching Little Rock. Ark.
They are now figuratively on
their way toward their 30th state
=~ :r~~sf~~'T~~:~'and
the West. Hrinik determines the
miles between state capitals and
tra~es the st~s on a map of the
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circulated in the County of Midland, andthat a notice, of which the
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Court Briefs
William J. COMEt; 21, of
Judge delays
suspect's trial
With aaiminal
resp<ltlsibility report not
complete, .a judge bas
postponed the trial of a
Saginaw man who police.
say shot at seven cars out~
side the Wolverine HUman
Services Secure Treatment
Center in mid-July.
Saginaw County Circuit
Judge William A. Crane is
waiting tor the report on
Samuel O. Ka lan, 44, of
I
tuesday but was po
paned until Aprili3.
Kaplan was a 1S'year
employee of Wolverine
and resigned in May amid
sexual harassment alle­
gations. police said. He
returned to bis former
employer. 2424 N. Outer
In Buena VlSta Town~
~~;:!!J~":!::rr:
on the vehicles, doing the
most damage to his accus­
er's, police said,
He's charged with
eight >counts of cany*
fig a roncealed weapon,
sev.en -counts ot malicious
destruction of personal
property worth more
than $1,000 but less than
$20,000, a !Jingle count of
bringing a weapon to a
prison, and eight counts of
possessing a fIrearm duflo
ing the cDmmission of a
felony.
Kaplan remained jailed
Wednesday on a $GOO,QOO
bond.
4637 N. Gregory is cbarged
with condud:ing a criminal
merprise, armed rob.
bery. conspiracy to commit
that crime, ta.roeny from
a building, conspiracy tf)
commit that crime, pos~
sesslng a firearm as a
felon. and two counts of
pose.5sing a firearm dur­
il!!;,~ commission of a
Police allege that Conw
nero his cousin Jonathon D.
Conner, Jared J, Cameron,
and Lula M. Belvin are
responsible for the July 26
and Aug. 22 robberies at
the Sunoco at South Outer
and East Holtand. The r0b­
beries were inside jQbs,
polkesaid.
Conner remained jailed
Wednesday on a $60,000 or
10 percent cash or surety
bond awaiting aRb. 10
preliminary Maring on
tbe evidence along with
Cameron, 28, and BeMn,
26, before Saginaw County
Distric! Judge I\Yle HJggs
To""",.
Police Ill"! still searchM
ing tor Jonathon Conner,
25. who last lived at 1800
Beacon, ApI. G4, in. Sagi­
naw.
Man pleads
guill;y to assault
A Saginaw man has
pleaded guilty to stabbing
a woman during a August
domestic dispute.
Willis T. Mims, 39, who
last lived at 2402 Galla­
gher, pleaded guilty this
week to felonious assault,
Longtime school custodian dies TOM GIlCKRIST
Atkins [email protected] S<:hool where he
worked as a autodian.
Firefighters credited Cruz's 00­
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{1IS9in~"9611
When Genera1
r--::om:::-,
Motors Corp. laid
off Frederick Cruz
Jr. from Saginaw's
Grey Iron Foundry
in the mid-I980s, the
Bridgeport-Spaulding
Community School
District gained a
longtime employee,
Cruz, 64, of Sagi·
Frederick (na
naw Township, died
J(.
Friday, several weeks
after collapsing Jan. 11 outskle
~::~ :~brii;:~:na::=i~:ul. tio'~~~~~!~ ~J~:o~?:i:h
monary resuscitation to keep Cruz
alive until rescuers aniwd.
Cruz's mother, 82-year·old Alice
Cruz ot Sagjnaw Township, said her
son was laid off from GM 4n about
1984 or 1985, and he never went
back; he liked that job at the school,
and everybody likes him,"
Cruz was a member of St. Mary's
Cathedral, and enjoyed bowling,
relatives said,
"He was very weD-liked," \iaid Paul
Gorney, a special..education teuher
Marsha. owner of Mersha Marketing the space to the cause.
Solutions in Saginaw, "And it's a two­
Mersha said he was inspired
fold thing, We also want to show what by Saginaw Township's HopevaJe
h':;~=~~='::e
rubble of Haiti's earthquake days after
Cbur<=b, which raised $21,000 in a
single collection to help with the Haiti
relief effort.
the devastation occurred. he knew he
event jndudft
"Every dollar !hat comes through
wanted to do something to help.
GO N E , Bislwp R J Shackleford,
that door will go to Haiti,'" Mersha
So he's put together a beMfit
the Coleman Temple Mass Choir.
said of the benefit: -concert. ''We've
concert called Help Heal Haiti, W()rk~ 'MJrd of Faith Mass Choir. Christ F~l~ devllIIQped.a system 0{ dieclG and bal·
iog with Keva Clark from Kc Divin~ 10W$' Mass Choir,
a,nces to make sure it's irnmediateiy
Christian Enrertairtmtmt and the g-()$..
,.
visible where the funds will go."
pel group G.O.N.E. (God or Nothing
For infonnation or to make a dona~
Else). The event is 7 p.m. Friday at
tioo, cali Mersha at (989) 327-0266,
the Annex Event Center, 3435 Sherl~ and Billy CUlberson and the Rose Hill
The Rev. Andreas Parsley, pastor of
dan.
Singers,
Rehoboth Outreach Christian Center
The cost to attend is free, but tax~
The (!Vent also is part of The
at 3329 Lamson, said the benefit c0n­
deductible donations will go directly
Annex Event Center's grand re­
cert will be a humbling experience.
opening following recent renova~
to the Red Cross. on site.
"To see that people really do care,
"If We're going to saVe lives, we
tions. FOl1l'lerly known as the Giant
to see this come together in two
need to do something quickly," said
Public Market, its owners donated
weeks, is incredible," Parsley said
NOTICE OF HEARING FOR THE B.ECTRIC CUSTOMERS OF CONSUMERS ENERGY COMPANY CASE NO. U-16191 weapou. :and possessing a
fireann during the commis­
The- attorney tor a Sagi~
naW man charged with
shooting his Vllife and
motherwin~law in the- face
has requelSted an indep'en~
dent criminal respoos!bi1~
ity e-xam fer his dient.
John S. Drouillard, 50.
who last lived at 1743
Kendrick is charged with
two counts eacll of assault
with intent to murder and
possessing a firearm dur­
ing the commission of &,
felony.
Police- said Drouillard
used a handgun to :shoot
his wife. then 45, and
motheMn~law, then 63,
about 9:30 p,m. April! at
his h-ome.
Drouillard's trial was to
begin Tuesday but results
of the exam, requested by
Saginaw defense attorney
Rodney J, O'FatrslJ, are
not yet available.
Circuit Court officials
had yl'!t to set a new trial
date for Drouillard, who
remained jailed Wednes
day (In a $5 mmion bond.
w
Hearing delayed
in abuse case
Ajudge has: postponed
the preliminary hearing
of two Saginaw women
charged with torturing.
abusing, assaulting, and
kidnapping a menially di$­
abled man in bis 20s,
Henretta 1.: Uttle, 23,
and Laprineess t. Jones.
25. are charged with tot­
ture, first-degree ablUle of
a vulnertlble adult, assauk
with intent to do great
bodily harm less than mur~
der, and kidnapping or, in
the alternative, unlawful
imprisonment.
Polke said the two were
living with the man, who
was coUecting disability
checks trom the state, at
1112 S. Jefferson, The two
kept the man in the house
and hit him with different
instruments, police said.
The pair's bearing was
scheduled for Monday
before Saginaw County
District Judge KYle Higgs
Tarrant, but the judge
postponed it because
Jones' attorney wu in the
ho.spitat
Little and Jones
Temained jailed Wednes­
day on $15,000 ot 10 pel'­
cent cash or surety bonds.
Area suspect
turns himself in
A Buena VISta Town­
ship man who police say
is one of foor invo~ in
two summer robberies at a
Buena VISta gas station has
turned himself in and faces
eight felony charges,
sion oJ a felony.
In exchange for Mims'
plea, prosecutQ('S will drop
a charge of resisting and
Qbstructing a police officer
and anolMr count of pos­
sessing a fiteann during
the commission of a felony,
Prosecutors said Mims
stabbed the woman, with
whom he was romantically
involved, after the Aug. 25
dispute.
Saginaw County Chief
Circuit Judge Rnbert 1..
Kaczmarek is scheduled to
sentence Mirna on March
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LOCALISTATE
1Iio"", C..ok Enqulnr
5A
u.s. commits $78.5M for carp HOW
THEY [email protected] JOHN FUSSEll AND
MATTBBW DALy AulXilltedPtess Navigational locks and
gates: in Chicago-area
waterways: crucial for
fmportantvoteslastW«kln
the~igoIq~tu;e
=t~u::.'rry:ai:s~
andu.s. Congress. MlmlgllllM_ under a$78.$ million c.am~
paign to prevent Asian
carp from .overrunning
the Great Lakes, fooeral
offtcials said ~ay.
The plan falls short of
closing; the navigational
structures. entirely, as
Heall:h(arefar~$
_",otedT"""",
lO3~\to~lifl!~
hti:dthtilfebEnefilsfur
ftJturestatelawmakers.
Current law allows former
state lawmakers wOO5«VOO
atitoasts.ityearstuFtfuil
=;.:ed~t7G~~~\:
stat~paldhealth _ _ !"
OI'KetM,fumS5. Som.-",>soid'" sta(es, They fear the lock::!
will provide an opening
to the takes fOr the giant
carp.
O:IIdidnot!JQf.vtfl~
which
$Orne SCiell­
tists say could devastate
the region's fI7 billion fish­
ingindustry.
But the Qba:ma admin~
;md>hoold ... applyto
~sinofflteRQw.
The bill r\OWheadstothe
s.nat<.
istration described the
plan as part of anetrective
strategy for keeping the
invasive feb at bay while
Imtg'"tt:nn biologk:aJ con­
trols are developed. The
goveounent said it would
take:15 actions to sJow the
a4v;mce ofthec3rp, which
can reach 4 feet tong and
lQopounds.
Nancy Sutley, head ofthe
White &use Council (In
Environmental (@aHly,
called the plan "an unpar.
al1e1ed effort £In the part of
the federal government."
But Michigan offtdals
said nothing short of ~
ing the locks would give
the lakes adequate proteo­
Jase8o!get,R.-MarsbaII
Yes K.........D-a..;,C.m Y.. U.5.M_ _d.b,limit Memh«,.1'f'"'Y!'l111ur.l.y,
117-112.""1~"
allowthet.Jri«dStftlOto
go$1.9trilimintndtbt.
Themeasurt'oowgne to
President Barack Obamafor
bissignature.
$upportetS saki qukk passage
wasneeded to quaraJltft> IDe
U.S.didn',.,fooltoodebt
obIigal!ons,hut_
fe¥edthe:nationaldebt
tion. State Attorney
Gen~
eral MikeCox, a Republi­
can runningf()f governor,
ac:cused President Rarack
Obama of letting politics:
dktate policy.
Obama "proved today
that he'll do anything to
protect the narrow inter­
ests of his home state of
Illinois, even if it means
destroying Michigan's
economy,"Coxliaid,
Michigan Gov. fenni­
fer Granholm, a Demo~
crat and strong Obama
:~ee~'cs:~~:asrd:';
be1ieve"thereisanypaur
chi:dism happening. I do
believe there are great
and I'wnest differences of
Qpinion."
Sutley a(sodeniedpoiit­
kal motivation; '"We are
taking actions based on
scie1lce."
The Su~reme Court last
ASSOCIA1'IDPRES5
hath1sbl. 25,. 2006 photo. .. putfdpM httll.Rtdud: [,up TourllimHl:ilIIW: .. swiat
at Alt.. lEU, Inth.IHItMbRiYu.. 11M
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IIl;lread'in tbewaterstokiH
Also pledged wa:sa $13.1
any Asian carp lurking million for constroction
of harriers to prevent tbe
nearby.
Granholm said she carp from bypassing the
feared the measures electric devices by slip~
wouldn't be enough. "You ping into the canal from
have to pe'rllUUlel1tiy shut the adjacent Des Plaines
these locks down," she River during flooding.
said.
An .lddidonal $9.5 mil­
Administnt1onoff;ciab lion will be spent to pro~
said a $10,5 million con­ mote commerd.a1 fishing
tract will be awarded to of carp, researcb chemi~
buildathirdeiectricbarri­ cal treatments to kill off
er in the Chicago Sanitary the carp if the electric
and Ship Canal. a ct'tlCiai barriers fail, and study
iink with Lake Michigan. other control techniques
The two existing barri
ers emit pulses designed
to repel the carp and give opingpoi.sons that would
them a non~ietbal jolt if kill the carp butnot other
they don't turn away.
fISh.
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and gates dosed. a move
opposed by the Ohama
adroinistt4ltion and Illi·
nois. 'They argue that
dMlng the locks would
cause miliwns in losses
for barge operators and
couid lead to flooding.
Michigan last week
asked the high court to
reconsider and is pushing
aheadwithaseparate law­
suit that calls (or perma­
nently severing rhecefifu.
ty'old. map-made linkage
between tire Great Lakes
lind Mississippi River
basil1$. Joining Michigan
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Burst pipe damages Arbor Academy -''''''''''''"'
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ANNIEMAlrrtN
TMEnquitv
233·187, onbudget rules
~iringfututtspeodin;
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paidforwithelthefrotsto
programS,Qf«l;uNMtax
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Supporterssaidthemeasure
wilhelpreininlhenatiooal
defKil.butopjlorteflts
saidthenewrulesfailed
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Arbor Academy's kill­
dergarten through tbird~
gradestudentsareurnlble
to attend classes in their
building following a pipe
burst in a classroom on
Wednesday afternoon.
The entire school,
located at ss Atbor St. in
Battle Creek, was closed
Thursday and Frklay.
NO' one was _"jured
when the burst I)cc;urred
at about 2:30 p,m. on
Wedndday, and the stu~
dent\! were evacuated,
Principal Casundra
Trawitz $llid. A 4-incb
dry line in the spTinklu
system bad water in it
when itshoutd have been
dry,shesaid.
Water from the pipe
teft .an inch of water
throughout the building,
Trawitzsaid. ThescbQol
is installing new carpets,
cupboards and flooring.
part o( the ceiling col­
lapsed in the classroom
where the pipe burst and
that room will be CO'ffi­
p!'Ctely gutted. Trawitz
didn't know how the total
valueo(therep4iJ'\l,
School was back in ses~
sicn today, but kinder·
garteners throngh third~
graders weren't able to
attend class In their reg­
ular dassrooms. Today,
three classes met atnear­
by Calhoun Christian
School, while the relit
met in different parts
of the school's c.ampus..
Two classes met in the
fourth- through sixth­
grade building. one class.
rt'U!t in a portable facility
and one met in the child
development center.
"Best case scenario- we
might be back in Thurn­
day or Friday," Ttawltz
said. "We're just rolling
with it."
Annie Martin can be
(eached at 966~0468 or
[email protected]
Marshall expects $750K deficit SA1AB LAMuIl'l'
TheEnquir~
fresh ideas, he said.
Ideas already are eom­
ing from public officials
acrO$$ the state..
Democratic Gov. len~
nifer Granhvlm has sug­
gested that the statfl
offer an early retire­
ment incentive fur about
39.000 pubUc school
employees who have
worked 30yellrtl armore.
Those employees wauld
be offered an additional
-$1,500 to$1.8oo each yeu
in retirement money as
well as health care ben­
efiu. Districts. mean­
while, would be able to
hire les.s expensive
and less. experienced
teachen to realize cost
Marshall PublkSchools
has to find a way to cut
t7)o,ooo from its ::2010­
2.011 budget. Superinten­
dent Randy Davis told the
Board of Education on
Monday.
·The bottom line is It's
Jl dh.mal situation," Dayis
said at the board's work
$euion,
The board has been
aware of the looming
financial crisis for more
than a year, Davis sajd.
"We've been doing
the bes.t we can, but
when you're looking at
a $750,000 budget cut,
we're 8Qing tQ have to get
biggest concern
extremely ~reativt'!," he
said.
that we aU have is. that
ihe district ne:e4s to we're going to lose a lot
harness the
of of seasoned profession«
community members to als at the teaching and
brainstorm budget cut administrative level/'
Ideas, Davis said. Over Davis said, "So it's going
the coming months, the to be a rea! struggle at
board should send out the state level, but more
e-mails and hold pub­
sp«ificaUy in our com­
lic discussions to bring munity.Alot offolbwill
Sll'!!;f:'
creativity
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feel they have no choice wbelmingJy want fewer
but to take advantage of taxes and more jobs. he
this!'
said. "But no silver bul­
Meanwhile. state Sen. let is going to bail us out
Mike Bishup., R~Ro(':h~ from projected expecta~
ester, has suggested all tions."
The board on Monday
public school employees
also discussed how to
~~~e:a:e~ !:!ld~~: achieve better commu­
zen at that rate ror the nication with students,
next three years.
taxpayers. faculty and
This wouid take care staff. This discussion
of the district's $750,noo wasthe flIsto{manythat
budgetdeitcit, said Board should allow administra­
President AU Webb. But
Bisbop's plan is unlikely
to be enacted for politi­
school board better meet
its goals, Davis said.
cal reasons, Davis $aid.
Help (or Manludl is
Sarah Lambert can be
unlikely In come from reached at 966vo68S or
state ar federal sourc­ [email protected]­
es. Constitu~ts over- nett. cant.
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AFFIDAVIT OF PUBLICATION In the matter of the Notice of Hearing for the Electric
Customers of Consumers Energy Company - Case No. U-16191 Ad
number 5227-E
STATE OF MICHIGAN )
) ss Thomas E. Campbell
County of Shiawassee
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Being first duly sworn, says that he is the Publisher of THE
ARGUS-PRESS, a newspaper published in the English language for
the dissemination of local or transmitted news and intelligence of a
general character and legal news, which is a duly qualified newspaper
and that annexed hereto is a copy of a certain advertisement taken from
said newspaper, in which the advertisement was published once, and
that the only insertion of said Advertisement was on the 4th day of
February, A.D., 2010.
SIGNED:
Subscribed and sworn to before me
this 4th day of February, A.D., 2010
I1~WJ/~'ch
Anita M. Pasik, Notary Public
Shiawassee County, Michigan
My Commission expires: December 1,2012
STATE OF MICHIGAN
County of Ingham
}ss
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1\T.-:\C~ ... Ll~.. !. ........................ , being duly sworn, deposes and says, that he is Foremen to the printer of
Lansing State Journal
a newspaper printed, published and circulated in the County of
Ingham, andJ!lat the annexed notice has been published iMaid
paper ....... Q:\~..~±R... ~~~.... .
and that the first publication thereof was onCJe ...~ .. ~...... day
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PROOF OF PUBUCATION COUNTY OF IONIA, 55
5TATE OF MI HIGAN
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. begin .duly sworn, says: I am the
Representative of Sentinel-Standard, a newspaper printed and
circul~ted in said county. The annexed is printed copy of a notice,
which was published, in said paper on the following date to wit
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Subscribed and
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Day of
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before me this.
N~~Q~rrly,
My commission expires:
A.D.
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Michigan
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STATE OF MICHIGAN
County of Wexford
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} SS.
Sandra Smith
Cadillac
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News,
a
published in the County of Wexford and circulated in the Counties of Wexford,
Osceola,
and
Lake;
being
Business Leader
notice
of
has
once and that
duly
sworn,
said
been
newspaper
duly
publication thereof was on
February
A.D.
deposed
and
and
published
the
says
that
in
4th
she
paper
Missaukee,
is
a
the
annexed
said
paper
day
of
____________4_t_h___________ day
of
2010.
Sandra Smith
Subscribed
and sworn to
before
me
this
February A.D. 2010.
Brenda Vanderhoef, Notary Public, S
County of Osceola, Acting in County
rd
My commission expires:
December 16, 2011
County of Cheboygan,
5S
State of Michigan
Maf:J uYha I~
am
an
employee
I
being duly sworn, says: I
of THE CHEBOYGAN DAILY
TRIBUNE, a newspaper printed and circulated in said
county. The annexed is a printed copy
of a notice
which was published in said paper on the Following
dates to wit:
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FEB 0 g STATE OF MICHIGAN
§§
County of Mason
Alan H. Nichols being first duly sworn, says
that he is the business manager of the
Ludington Daily News, a daily newspaper
printed and circulated in said county of
Mason, and that annexed hereto is a copy
of a certain order taken from said
newspaper, in which the order was
published on the following dates, to wit:
February 4, 2010
~xd
(Alan
Ichols, Business Manager)
Subscribed and sworn to before me this
day of February A.D 2010
1/1 1
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4th
Michelle J. Piotrowski
Print name
Notary Public for Mason County, acting in
Mason County
Commission Expires: 12-18-2012
AFFIDAVIT OF PUBLICATION
State of Michigan
County of
)SS
Manistee
Marilyn J. Barker ,being duly sworn, deposes and says
that he/she is one of the editors, publishers of the Manistee
News Advocate ,a newspaper printed, published and
circulated in said County of Manistee ,and that the
annexed notice of
CONSUMERS ENERGY COMPANY
CASE NO. U-16191
was duly
printed and published in said newspaper
once each week for
ONE (1)
weeks in
succession commencing on the
4th
day of
FEBRUARY A.D. 2010 and ending on the 4th day
of FEBRUARY A.D. 2010
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Subscribed and sworn to before me, this
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4th
FEBRUARY
_ _ _ _ ,A.D. 2010
day of _ _
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lic Jeanine M. Barber, Manistee County
Acting Manistee County
ission Expires March 10, 2012
State of Michigan
county of Emmet
Shelli Dennis
being duly sworn, deposes and says that she is the principal clerk -of the
Petoskey News-Review, a newspaper printed and published in the county
of Emmet in said state: that the annexed printed notice was published in
said newspaper.
February 4, 2010
Subscribed and sworn to before me this
5th
day of
February
Lisa Sladek
Notary Public in Charlevoix County, Michigan, acting in
Emmet County, Michigan.
My Commission Expires April 22, 2012
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AFFIDAVIT OF PUBLICATION
STATE OF MICHIGAN
County of Grand Traverse
Tom Rochford being dulV sworn deposes and says
the annexed printed copy of notice was taken from
the Traverse City RECORD EAGLE,
a newspaper printed and circulated in said State
and County, and that said notice was published in
said newspaper on the following dates:
02/04/2010
that he or she is the agent of the printers of said
newspaper, and knows well the facts stated herein
Subscribed and sworn to before me
t.hiS 4th of February, 2010. ~.
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Kimberly M Caniff
Notary Public, State of MI
County of Grand Traverse
My Commission Expires AprilS, 2014
Acting in County of Grand Traverse
.
AFFIDAVIT OF PUBIJI€AJ}I\tiND
STATE OF MICmGAN
COUNTY OF OTTAWA
ROBERT FRANCIS, being fIrst duly sworn,
says that he is the ADVERTISING MANAGER of the
Grand Haven Tribune, a newspaper published in the
English language for the dissemination of local or
transmitted news and intelligence of a general character and
legal news, which is a duly qualifIed newspaper. And that
annexed thereto is a copy of a certain order taken from said
newspaper in which t
der was published.
subscribed and sworn before me on
the 4th day of FEBRUARY 2010
~~~G~~
DEBORAH A EASTERLY
Notary public in and for Ottawa
County State of Michigan
My commission expires
DECEMBER 22, 2014
oSentinel
Affidavit of
Publication
5~ W. 8th Street, Holland, Michigan 4Ji~f';()
(616) 392-2311, Fax (616) 392-3526
Consumers Energy
Attn: Mary Polack EP11-238
One Energy Plaza
Jackson, MI 49201-2276
11050 2.5.2010 - --
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Dai">-e--- . 'Product" -Descriptioh
2.4.2010
Notice of Hearing for the Electric
State of MiChigan} SS
County of Ottawa
2
12.5
Gross Rate
Gross Amount
$15.95
$398.75
25
.
Janet Johnson, of said county, being duly sworn, deposes and says that the notice, a printed copy of which is
hereto attached, was published in THE HOLLAND SENTINEL, a newspaper which has general circulation in the
City of Holland, Counties of Ottawa, Allegan and other counties in the State of Michigan, on the above listed dates,
and the affiant further says that is the of said newspaper, and knowing to the facts above stated.
Subscribed and sworn to before me
"a'N.1i'-B;~ L lu\!1T~
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A.D.,
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Notar Pu lic in and for Ottawa County, Michigan
THIS IS AN AFFIDAVIT, NOT AN INVOICE.
If you need further assistance, please call
Deborah Hogenmiller at (616) 546-4235
LINDA MARIE ALLARD
STATE OF MICHIGAN
County of Muskegon
Steve S. Westphal
being du1y sworn deposes and
says that he is the General Manager of the MUSKEGON CHRONICLE,
a newspaper printed in Kent County and circulated within the Counties of
Muskegon, Ottawa, Newaygo, Mason, and Oceana; that the annexed notice
was duly rinted
published in said MUSKEGON CHRONICLE
for
. day~hat is to say, on
the
day(s) of ~ 20l.Q....., and
the
day(s) of
20_, a.nd
that said publication was continued during said time without any intermission
or omission, and that he has a personal knowledge of the facts above set
forth.
of
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SUbscttand sworn to betor~ me thiS.
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A.D. 20
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No ary Public, Muskegon County, Mich.
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FEB f 1 Proof of Publication
Daily News, Rockford Independent P.O. Box 340 Greenville, MI48838
Sue L. Carter, agent of Robert Stafford, Publisher of THE
DAlLY NEWS Greenville, a newspaper printed, published
and circulated in the County of Montcalm, State of
Michigan, being duly sworn, deposes and says that the
annexed notice has been printed, published and circulated in
said newspaper at least once each week for 1 successive
weekes) and that the first publication thereof was on the
4th day of February A.D. 2010 and the last publication on
the 4th day of February A.D. 2010.
Run Dates:
2/4/10
Agent signature
Subscribed ar:d sworn before me this the .
l0
do, of
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I'clxu.o.. r 0-
AD 20
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Kimberly R. Mathew
Notary Public - Ionia County, Michigan
My Commission Expires
6119/2015
Acting in the County of -~'-I1I\.IJj~g"'R'Nt;GGaalmmfl--------
Ad Number: 138513
Account number: P0054601
EM 5227-E U-16191 Consumers
EM 5227-E U-16191 FF Main News Consumers Energy
PUBLISHER'S BILL
$444.65
Total cost:
Consumers Energy
One Energy Plaza
Attn: Mary Polack
Jackson
MI
49201
Grand Rapids Press 155 Michigan St. NW., Grand Rapids, MI 49503 AFFIDAVIT OF PUBLICATION State of Michigan,) ss
County of Kent)
Sheryl L DeVriendt being duly sworn, deposes and says that he/she is
principal clerk of the Grand Rapids Press; that said Grand Rapids Press is
a newspaper published and circulated in the County of Kent, and the
attached notice has been duly published in said newspaper on the
following dates:
February 04, 2010
Customer Name:
CONSUMERS ENERGY
S
ryl L DeVriendt
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 4th day of February A.D. 2010
Folios
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Diane F. Fase NOTARY PUBLIC IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF KENT. STATE OF MICHIGAN
My Commission Expires: February 19,2014
Kf
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OI~NE: F. FASt;
.,0 ary PubliC SrAre of Nf h'
CoUiI'ty ~f Kent Ie 19an
My Com,miS;Sion Expires:
0;:Y19/2014
Actmg /11 the County of Kent
.
AFFIDAVIT OF PUBLICATION GRAND RAPIDS PRESS GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN IN THE MATTER OF
CONSUMERS ENERGY
ATTN JAN RIEDE
212 W MICHIGAN AVE
RM#M-870
JACKSON MI 49201
Received and filed this 4th day of February A.D. 2010
0003591298
Delphi's
2010 Prius concerns add Judge:
ex-CEO "reckless'
to Toyota's safety issues g:n :C~S:te~:
Battenberg criticized
over supplier's forms
ye'ii.tt.ru,erg;. an engineer
and it was \Inl"easonable to as­
sume be knew MOt'e about fi..
II)' MARGNU£f CRONIN fiSK
aM $T£VEN IW>HA£l
$lf.'lt'lMl'itRG~e.ws
~lphi
Former
Wednesday.
In 2006, the U.s. s.curlties
and Exchange Cootmission
SUE!d Battenberg and other for­
mer Delphi too:euti~, a!teg~
ing they "engaged in orne or
mote fraudulent llCCOlUlting or
tlyWSUNKrOE
FR£EI"II'ES$WMI4INGf(I~$iAFf
WASHINGTON The
newedversil'lnofToyota's Pri,
m: hybrid has aJl"eady racked
up about 140 consumer com~
plaints to U.S. .&.lItety officials
about braking and sudden ac­
celeration since hitting Ute
market last year - more than
three times the numl:rer of
complaints about aU .!laws in
the 2009 model.
ThO! eotnplaints about Toy­
ota's touchstone model raise
fresh quality CQQC*ms just as
the Japanese automaker
struggles to deal with the fan­
out from two recalls alrl!3dy
euvering 5.6 millwn vehicles.
u.s. safety officials have be­
gun an informal review.of the
complaints. as ha'le I,:Ollnter­
parls in Japan.
Toyota said WiNloosday it
was "conftrmi¥tg these :re­
ports/, and declined to com­
mlilut further while m invest).
gation was u~rVlay,
According to a review of
federal data hy the Free Press.
most of the cOI):lplaints allege a
Prim; s.ccet~rated after tta~l-­
ing over a bump or pothole and
didn't immediately respond to
the hrake pedaL The f~l
complaints link the problem to
two injuries and two <:ra.shes,
Judy Bart, a 2010 Prius
owner front Los Angeles, said
her car had suftilrred from. the
problem. since she bought it in
July. She said even though
she's: usually riding t.hfI brakes
as sbe trawls over a bumpy
downhill slope near her house,
the car juDgeS forward before
itc.~boo.
"One of these day~ SOme­
one is going to 00 in front of
me, and I will have an lle('i·
dent,." she said.
Bart has. taken her Prius in­
to the dealer twice. "Tlwy'w
CEO J.T.
Battal'lblttg 1II was "reckless"
in failing to ensure that finan­
eial forms he signed were accu~
rate. a federal judge said
Officials see
complaints
of lurching
former parent. General Mo­
ton.
The eompat\Y emerged
from bankruptcy undu the
new name (If Delphi Holdings:
in October.
Four other defendan~ in­
cluding Paul Free, former Del­
phi controller and chief .ac~
CQUflting offieer, and John
13labruk,. (onner treasurer, are
also seeking dismissal of the
~~ before
di5closure
the auto parts supplier filed for
bankruptcy protection in
2005. The
claims Batten­
berg was responsible for the
oompany materially misstat­
ing its financial condition,
"He was reekle$$ in his: fail~
ute" to understand the fo't'lll$
he was signing, U.s. District
Judge Avent Cohn said at a
hearing in federal CQurt in De­
troit cn Wednesday on mOo
tions to dismisa. the lawsuit by
Battenherg and four :remam­
ing defendantlL
"Doesn't he have an obliga­
sec
The totO Toyota Prll,l$ is the subject of about 140 complaints about braking and sudden at.ce/«atiM. U,s.
safety offidals MvQ begoo an Wormat revWw of the (OmJIla!nts, as hay* offldaIs in Japan,
Deak!IS to get cash for customor service
Toyota plans to sendit~deal·
ef1 tMcks of \ICI to $75-.000 to:
boO$t (Ustomer 5efYke as loyo­
ta owners pour into deaklrsllills
fer the pedal re<aiL
Toyotil ttlkI dlWers it will WId
the <hKiG durintj the next sw­
eral days. Mtitlg that tMrf ate
"1\0 stri~$ attached,"
The amounts win range from
$7,$00 for dffi1lers who saki 500
(drs last ~r to $15,000 fw
~afers
who sold 4,000 '1enides
last yMr, said Boo Page. owner
of Page foyota in SQuthfieid.
saki ~ can't find anything
and they can't duplicate it,"
she said. "YouhaVitwhitJtjust
,.,."Oneowr;erf1'00l ComrnerCi!
Township told the National
Highway Traff'JC Safety Ad·
ministration that he or she
could reproduce alurchingina
Prius every time acert.in pot..
holewashlt
"This has "lroost resulted in
the Prius striking the car in
front of it It makes it imp<lSSi­
ble to Imfety judge your bntk~
lug distance in order to come
to a safe stop because you nev-
Page said too amount may
break down to only $4 or $5 per
recaUe<! vehide beause the
NKall covers (ats datioq to 2005.
So it fun taf)k Qf gas Of a gift
card for dirmer may IX! out of tlW
Q\lestion.
8IJt Page said he Mil ~
offuring customers a gift Wd for
coffee..
"No matter now you rut it. roo
one likes vrsttjng any repair
fiKfflty," Paga said. "Irs time,
And!)ellpie don't have time."
er know when this phenome­
non will occur," the owner re­
p<uud.
ThePrlu..;;,oWIler saidaToy.
ota dealer iwd responded the
car was "within spttdfications
... and wejust have to get used
to it."
All Priuses, and most hy­
brids, use some form of regen­
erativ~ braking that slows tbe
whiele in part by having the
w.ooels cttarge ita: batteries, in
addition to regular brakes.
Whenitunveiled tbe Prius last
Jur, Toyota said the braking
controls had ~n "optimized
to enhanCti regeneration."
~tITSA does not re'Ullt$l!l
the identities: ofpeuple who file
vehicle complaints. Studies
have ~ted that NUTSA
typieally only receives as few
.as 10% of all safety-related
complaints owners make.
The PriU$ is not coverEd by
a Toyota recall of 2.3 million
vehicles to fix sticking acceler­
ator pedals. but is cover-ed as
partf)f a recall 0.f5.4 millionvc.
hides fOT floor mats that could
jam. accderator pedals.- Most
or the complaints 00 NHTSA
about the Prius' brakes: were
madeafterToyota told ownen
to remove their fioor mats.
The .agency has ~ to open
a preliminary evaluation. 1M
first step of an investigation
that can lead to Ii reeaU. Ja­
pan's $Iuto safety regulators
have opened their own prOOe
f(lllowing 14 complaints there.
The complaints hWiewed
by the Free- Press compare
with 42 oompiaints about aU
ptOOlems with 2009 Prlu.ses
re<."eived byfederal regulators.
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phi,whkhsettledin 2006 with~
outadmittinganywrcngdQlng.
The SECclaimed Delphi ar­
tificially inflated share prices
by issuing misleading state­
ments in the ~rs b!ni);U the
bankruptcy.
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BRENT SNAYaY. GREG CARDN£R ...... JEWUc:OPWAN:I: FRfi:I'IIESSBtJS1NESSW1\l:TERS Kathieen Kazanovicrt of El
Dorado, Ark., bought a 2010
Toyota Highlanderin Noyem~
ber $(I she could take her 10
grandchildren to fun places..
Now, she1s not sure it's
safe ta drive it.
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2010 Highlander
emssover is among the 2.3
million vehicles aJfl?'eted by
Toyota's N;CaIl for aceelera~
tor pedals that oould be de­
fective.
"I'tnstilldrivingit. But ... it
worries me," Kazanoviez.
said,
Kazano'lic..:
concerneQ
[email protected] Transpurla­
don Secretary Ray LaHood's
confusing
remarks
un
Wednesday about the various:
Toyota re('aJls.
LaHood said owners of 5.6
million recalled Toyotas
should stop driving them un~
til they could be fixed. He lat
er recanted portion of hie
statement.
Kristina Costanm, 29", of
Buffalo, N.Y" sakf her 2008
Matrix has suddenly aec~er~
ated Mlveral t:im€s and said
the recJAll& should be expan­
ded, Her vehicle is one mode.!
year too oid to qualifyfor TOY~
""«.
ota's repair to fix possibly
sticky gas pedals.
~I just don't feel like I'm
protected as a consumer,"
Costa(lUl said.
The first time the acceler­
ation happened, Costanw
had thecruise control on dur~
ing a long drive on an inter­
staUi highway,
"ThEre was a definite ac­
celeratkm issue," she said. "It
was jq,~t kind of alarming.
You don't expeet your car to
accel~ate with this fucce
when you didn't ttruch it...
Remy Nguyen said he
bought a Toyota Corolla for
his wife after initially consid­
ering a Honda Civic.
G!t's ,.. the worst buyer's
relOOtSe I ever had," Nguyen
said in an a-mail to the Free
PrMs.
ment
to get
the car
Ris today
wife has
an appointfixed in Cosb Me~a. Caiif.,
but be questions whether tbe
real problem has been identi­
"This is all politics," said
Me; Mustafa, owner of Ad~
vance Au.to Service in War­
ren. where he is trying to sen
Ii 2010 Toyota Camry and is
ruing another he intends to
sell.
"[ have no problem buying
another Camry right now,o
said Mustafa, who note4 that
Toyota's sales were down in
January.
"'this is working perfect
for other car manufacturers."
he said.
Mike Ciccone, 57, ofCbar
lottes,ville, Va" agrees.
"r think the whole thing is
geUing out of control, in
terms of hysteria," said Cic­
cone, who owns. two T(lYot.a
Carnrys that are older than
~ recalled Camrys. "The
whole thing is just b~ing
blown out of proportion."
But for Toyota owners like
Barbara Waiton. of BQiUng
Springs. N.C., the issue isn't
hystJrria -it'sreality.
WaU.un's 2008 Toyota Pri­
us t-ook off last October on a
highway n€ a r Murrells Inlet,
S.C,
Her- hushand, Grover, who
was driving, brought the car
under control but not until
the rear brakes: caught fire.
Her PriusW1\scoveradbya
floor mat recall, but is not eli­
gible for a gas pedal repair.
~We have not had another
incideot since October;" Bar­
bara Walton said. ~Myfearis
whatiiI>m$top~atatramc
light ;)00 a group of school~
children is crossing?"
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exeeutives. Whateisewtll pop
up?" Nguy-en ~id.
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shaken by the nationwide mit­
dia blitz about Toyru's prob­
lems, which has spilled ave!"
into late-night bIle showl! and
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