pinball en Livingston County is getting a pinball museum <p>Clay Harrell has made s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">aving pinball machines from the scrap heap&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">his mission.</span></p><p>He has been collecting, repairing, and restoring pinball machines -- rescuing unwanted old machines and bringing them back to their former glory.</p><p>Now he&rsquo;s moving his formidable pinball collection into a vacant VFW Hall in Green Oak Township in Livingston County. There he plans to create a private museum of pinball machines.</p><p>Clay Harrell joined us today.</p><p></p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 20:31:59 +0000 Stateside Staff 14648 at Livingston County is getting a pinball museum Stateside for Monday, September 30th, 2013 <div><p>Special Education students and their families in Michigan are about one month into the new school year and they&#39;re feeling the impact of the federal sequester cuts.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today, we looked at the cuts to special </span>ed<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> funding and find out what it means to schools and students.</span></p></div><div>&nbsp;</div><p>And, a look at social media etiquette and your job--what&#39;s allowed and what&#39;s not.</p><p>And, one Detroit musician, and AP reporter, talks about his family&#39;s deep roots in Motown.</p><p>Also, we spoke with one man who has made it his mission to save pinball machines from the scrap yard. He plans to open up a private pinball museum.</p><p>First on the show, w<span style="line-height: 1.5;">e are just hours away from what appears likely to be a partial government shutdown. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The U.S. Senate, controlled by Democrats and the Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives, have been unable to come to an agreement on a continuing resolution to fund the federal government.&nbsp; If no agreement is reached today, which appears likely, the government begins shutting down at midnight.</span></p><p>David Shepardson, Washington D.C. based reporter for the Detroit News, joined us today from Washington.</p><p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 20:21:44 +0000 Stateside Staff 14650 at Stateside for Monday, September 30th, 2013 Pinball Wizards descend on Howell <p>This weekend, Pinball Wizards, "wannabes" and recreational players will descend on Howell’s Shark Club for the Snowball Open Pinball Tournament.</p><p>Organizers expect Amateurs and Professionals from as far away as Italy and all across the country.&nbsp; Competitors will compete on about 40 pinball machines and eventually over $8,000 in prizes will be awarded on Sunday.</p> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 23:02:51 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 10387 at Pinball Wizards descend on Howell