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DETROIT (AP) - About eight miles of water transmission mains in suburban Detroit will be examined to assess the pipes' condition. The Great Lakes Water Authority says the pilot program along 14 Mile Road in Oakland County is part of its commitment to "move from a preventative to a predictive maintenance and asset management strategy." Technologies to detect leaks and gas pockets and structural weaknesses in pipes will be used.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan's U.S. Senate race features a popular three-term Democratic incumbent and a political newcomer who flew helicopters in the Iraq War. Democrat Debbie Stabenow is citing her bipartisan accomplishments, while Republican John James says Washington could use someone with his military and business leadership skills.

DETROIT (AP) - A Kenyan has won Detroit's marquee marathon on the men's side and a Canadian won on the women's in an event that featured a couple marrying in the middle of their run. Forty-four-year-old Christopher Chipsiya won Sunday's Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon in 2 hours, 21 minutes; 47-year-old Lioudmila Kortchaguina finished in 2 hours, 47 minutes. Thirty-one-year-old Whitney Black and 33-year-old Steven Phillips stopped around the half-way point, took their vows, then resumed their run

LITCHFIELD, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan company is turning a former coal-fired power plant into a clean energy facility. Michigan Hub, Inc. recently broke ground on the $100 million project at the Endicott Generating Plant in Litchfield. The company says the 44-acre energy park will provide up to 168 megawatts of power to tenants, adjacent industrial facilities and local municipalities.

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