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December 29, 2012

Michigan in Brief: 12/29/2012

Bond lowered for cursing woman

NILES — A Michigan circuit court judge has ordered bond reduced from $5,000 to $500 for an Indiana woman charged with contempt for cursing.

LaRue Ford, 49, was expected to pay the lower bond and earn her release Friday from jail.

Ford was charged with contempt after Berrien County District Court clerks overheard her using profanity while trying to settle an issue related to a 2004 traffic ticket.

Gov. signs bill to protect online passwords

LANSING — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation into law aimed at prohibiting employers from asking job applicants and employees for online passwords and other account information.

The Republican governor signed the bill Friday sponsored by state Rep. Aric Nesbitt of Lawton and passed this month by lawmakers.

The measure also would prohibit educational institutions from asking for private account information and would penalize them for dismissing or failing to accept students who don't provide such details.

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