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Engler, AG butt heads over interview in Nassar probe

DETROIT (AP) — A lawyer for John Engler is accusing a prosecutor of misconduct and wants her removed before the former Michigan State University president speaks to investigators.

The attorney general’s office and Engler's attorney, Seth Waxman, are in a war of words over his willingness to speak to investigators about campus changes after the Larry Nasser scandal.

Waxman says Engler has “at all times” been willing to meet.

He says the state this week suddenly canceled a March 28 meeting in Washington.

In a letter Tuesday, Waxman says he’s advising Engler not to speak if Assistant Attorney General Christina Grossi remains part of the investigation.

He accuses her of launching “unfounded attacks” on Engler and says her “biases” are unethical.

Attorney General Dana Nessel claims Engler misled her staff by recently attending MSU basketball game.

She suggests he could have carved out time to meet investigators.


Judge weighs in on lollipop lawsuit between candy rivals

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge is siding with the makers of Dum-Dums lollipops in its lawsuit against a rival candy maker.

A preliminary injunction handed down in Ohio says Tootsie Roll Industries must at least temporarily stop using its new packaging for its Charms mini-pop lollipops.

Ohio-based Spangler Candy Co. is suing Tootsie Roll because it says the Chicago-based company’s new mini-pops packaging too closely resembles the Dum-Dums packaging.

Tootsie Roll disputes those claims. A message seeking comment was left Wednesday with Tootsie Roll.

The judge says in a decision issued last week that Tootsie Roll is using packaging nearly identical to the Dum-Dums packaging, right down to the red bag and white lettering.

The Blade reports Spangler believes the packaging is so similar that customers would easily confuse the two products.


Man returns library book 53 years late

FAIR LAWN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man says he has returned an overdue library book — 53 years after he first borrowed the book.

Fair Lawn resident Harry Krame says he checked out “The Family Book Of Verse” by Lewis Gannet from his school library when he was 13 and Lyndon Johnson was president.

The now 65-year-old Krame found the book recently while cleaning out his basement and felt guilty about keeping it overdue for all those years.

Memorial Middle School Vice Principal Dominick Tarquinio says a late fee at today’s rate would be about $2,000, but says the district will let it slide.

School librarian Susan Murray says she plans to use the book for a display to teach students about returning books.

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