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Funeral today in MSU student's fall from balcony-3/21/09

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March 13, 2009    
Michigan State University    

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March 21, 2009

Shane fell to his death from an eighth-floor balcony during spring break in Miami Beach, Fla.

"Police investigators said Collins had been drinking from about 11 a.m. March 12 until he passed out at the bar about 4 a.m. March 13."

After Shane and a friend returned to the Holiday Inn where they had been staying, Shane wandered over to a balcony and fell to the ground.

But Nicholas Weaver, also an MSU sophomore, said Collins knew how to separate fun from work.

"He knew how to party and have a good time," Weaver said, "but if he had an exam, he wouldn't drink or do anything stupid the night before."

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