Rap mogul Jay-Z is throwing his weight behind Sen. Barack Obama's Michigan campaign with a free concert Saturday at Cobo Arena in Detroit.

WWJ Newsradio 950 reports that the seven-time Grammy winner will headline a rally aimed at boosting voter registratrion and getting young people involved in Obama's campaign.

Beginning at 3 p.m. today, anyone age 18 and over can pick up a free pair of tickets at select Obama campaign offices in the Detroit area. You don't have to be a registered voter to get tickets, a campaign spokesperson said.

The concert begins at 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Say Hello To Your Weekend Ride: The Night Move

The Night Move is a completely new beast for Metro Detroit: a dedicated shuttle service between its three most-happening downtown districts of Detroit, Royal Oak and Ferndale. The service officially launches Thursday, October 9, with a celebratory gala at the Woodward Avenue Brewery to kick off the inaugural weekend.

To start, Night Move will run Friday and Saturday nights between 8 p.m. and 4 a.m. Tickets are $12 round-trip and guarantee you a spot at the time you reserve; as long as there is an available seat, ticket-holders are free to hop on at another time. Booking is required; the page can be found at Preliminarily Greektown, Woodward and E. Troy and Fifth and Washington are the three shuttle stops, although rider feedback and demand may alter those.

The bus is a 1997 vehicle in mint shape that seats 30. It runs on B20 biodiesel.

The Night Move has partnered with Clean Emission Fluids, a company that specializes in biofuels and clean diesel.Owner Chris Ramos wants to be clear that The Night Move is no party bus. "We want people to get on and go to the Opera House or the Fox Theater," he says. "It doesn't have to be a party crowd -- we're trying to increase traffic between all the cities."
Giffels-Webster, along with Archive DS, Carter & Burgess, and Brogan & Partners, was selected to assist the City of Detroit in embarking on an enormously significant opportunity to expand the current concepts of “non-motorized transportation” in the City of Detroit.

These green threads are a vision beyond parks, plants, and the visual aspects of the past. The new urban trails encompass transportation, urban wildlife, flood control, utilities, education, neighborhood planning, and other threads of the urban fabric

The environmental scan of the city along with the extensive community involvement helped clarify the dynamics of various corridors and uncover community treasures, landmarks, destinations, and neighborhood resources. The urban trails connect diverse and incompatible land uses and bridge the isolation of car-based planning and architectural monuments. Accordingly, the Urban Non-Motorized Transportation Master Plan has become a vital component of a world-class city and affirms the continuing commitment in neighborhood revitalization.

Map of Plan
Michigan officials say now is the time to buy energy-efficient light bulbs because they are being sold at a reduced rate.

Starting Wednesday, about 500,000 compact fluorescent bulbs will be available for as little as 99 cents at Kroger, Meijer and Menards stores across the state. They also will be sold at Ace Hardware stores in the Lansing area and Upper Peninsula.

The bulbs are cheaper thanks in part to a state grant.

The Michigan Public Service Commission says compact fluorescent bulbs save at least $30 in energy costs over each bulb's lifetime. They use less energy than incandescent bulbs and last longer.

The announcement of cheaper bulbs is part of a national effort encouraging simple ways to preserve energy resources and address climate change.