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FREIGHTER

THE FIRST FREIGHTER TO VISIT GRAND HAVEN THIS NEW GREAT LAKES SHIPPING SEASON IS SCHEDULED FOR A RETURN TRIP TODAY.  MARINE-TRAFFIC-DOT-COM IS REPORTING THE 671 FOOT GREAT LAKES FREIGHTER WILFRED SYKES NAVIGATED 4-6 FOOT WAVES OVERNIGHT FROM INDIANA HARBOR, SAILED TO WITHIN A MILE OF THE LOCAL CHANNEL MOUTH THIS MORNING, MADE AN ABOUT FACE, HEADED BACK OUT INTO THE LAKE AND ANCHORED ABOUT 4 MILES OFFSHORE MID-MORNING. 

NEW PROVOST

Following a national candidate search GVSU's administrative leader has announced the selection of the school's new Provost.  In yesterday's release President Thomas J. Haas announced his selection of Maria Cimitile to serve a three-year term of service as provost and executive vice president for Academic and Student Affairs at Grand Valley State University. 

SPEED LIMIT

MOTORISTS LOBBYING TO DRIVE FASTER AND FASTER SUCCESSFULLY GOT THE ATTENTION OF THEIR STATE ELECTED LAWMAKERS WHO EARLIER THIS YEAR APPROVED RAISING MICHIGAN SPEED LIMITS, INCLUDING RATES ON ONE STRETCH OF OTTAWA COUNTY ROADWAY.  IN YESTERDAY'S PRESS RELEASE TO THE MEDIA MDOT OFFICIALS REPORT ON MAY 1 THEY WILL RAISE SPEEDS TO 65 MILES PER HOUR ON M-231 BETWEEN M-104 AND M-45.