Liftoff (10.8.12)By Amanda Yerke on October 8, 2012 at 10:00 am
What you may have missed over the weekend:
- In a 44-13 victory over Purdue, the Michigan football team won their Big Ten opener on the road. Senior Denard Robinson broke the Big Ten record for total rushing yards by a quarterback.
- Flyers instructing Tiger’s fans to “Enter Detroit at Your Own Risk” were distributed by nearly 400 off-duty police officers on Saturday afternoon. The message was intended to inform visitors of pending danger in America’s most violent city, while also encouraging them to vote yes on proposal 2, which guarantee’s collective bargaining rights.
- Parent Plus, a loan program implemented in order to help families fund college dreams, has dangerous consequences for unsuspecting parents. With no cap on the amount of money you can borrow and extremely high approval rating, the government funded program is forcing America families into bankruptcy.
- The number of people who have contracted fungal meningitis has soared from 27 to 91 in only one day. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has attributed the problem to contaminated steroid injections.
- Representative Paul Ryan and Vice President Joe Biden prepare for Thursday’s debate. The vice presidential candidates will focus on economic issues; addressing Ryan’s controversial budget plan and Biden’s potential threat to health and retirement programs.
- Due to a power outage at a refinery in Southern California, the state is now averaging $4.655 for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline. The national average for both Saturday and Sunday was $3.81 a gallon, the highest ever recorded for this time of year.
By: Amanda Yerke
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