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Ann Arbor

U. Mich. business course offers Kilimanjaro climb

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- A new course at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business Executive Education offers the chance to learn about leadership by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.

The Ann Arbor school announced Tuesday that Professor Scott DeRue will lead the weeklong course, which is scheduled to begin Dec. 29. The $14,300 cost includes tuition, climbing guide and park permit fees, group gear and equipment, meals, ground transportation and three nights' hotel stay in Tanzania.

DeRue will help translate lessons from climbing the mountain to business leadership. He said in a statement: "Climbing is the ideal experiential laboratory."

The school says the course is suitable for beginners and experienced hikers. It's scheduled to be offered a second time starting Sept. 9, 2013.

Hartland Twp.

Church burglaries reported in 2 Michigan counties

HARTLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- Authorities are investigating reports of church burglaries in Oakland and Livingston counties.

WHMI-FM says the Livingston County sheriff's department is seeking tips from the public in the cases. A recent break-in happened Sunday night or Monday morning at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Livingston County's Hartland Township, about 40 miles northwest of Detroit.

Sheriff Bob Bezotte says money from weekend offerings were taken. He says the churches targeted are within a few miles of each other near the county line.

Bezotte says another Livingston County church was broken into last week, and two churches in Oakland County reported break-ins in the past week.

Mount Clemens

No jail time for man in teen's post-fight death

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) -- A man avoided jail time for his part in the beating of a Detroit teenager who later died from a heart condition.

Zaid Ray on Monday received a special probationary status under a program for youth offenders that will allow his involuntary manslaughter conviction to be wiped from his record if he complies with terms.

Macomb County Circuit Judge Edward Servitto granted the 20-year-old Madison Heights resident three years' probation under the Holmes Youthful Trainee Act, which provides a second chance for offenders aged 17 to 20.

Authorities say Ray and others chased down and beat 18-year-old Nathan McMillon in a fast food parking lot about a year ago in Warren.

The Macomb Daily reports McMillon died that night from a pre-existing heart condition made worse by the excitement.

Published: Wed, Jun 27, 2012

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