Senator Wants to Name Michigan Highway for Ingram

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan senator is trying again to name
a stretch of Michigan highway for Heisman Trophy winner Mark
Ingram.

Democratic Sen. John Gleason of Flushing said Tuesday he doesn't
want to name the highway for Ingram because of his success as an
Alabama tailback, but for his educational achievements. The Flint
Southwestern Academy graduate will get his college degree a year
early.

Gleason's bill would name a stretch of M-21 that runs through
the middle of Flint the "Mark V. Ingram II Freeway."

A previous effort passed the Senate last November but failed to
pass the House. This year's measure hasn't been voted on by either
chamber.

Republican Sen. Mike Kowall of Oakland County's White Lake
Township says Ingram's academic achievements should be celebrated with the highway naming.

The bill that would name a stretch of highway in honor of Mark
Ingram is Senate Bill 56.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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