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Friday, October 24,2014

Cleaning Up: One game at a time

East Lansing neighborhood cleanup brings neighbors together

by KRISTA WILSON
WANTED: Eager volunteers who don’t mind getting a little dirty. The Community Relations Coalition is hosting a neighborhood cleanup Sunday, following the cross-state rivalry football matchup between the Spartans and the Wolverines Saturday.
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Friday, October 24,2014

History lessons

Dyke Heights and Other Sights educates about Lansing’s LGBT history

by Kelly Reid
THURSDAY, OCT. 23 – It was a Lansing tour like no other. Dyke Heights and Other Sights: an LGBT History Tour of Lansing held Wednesday night highlighted little, to lesser known facts
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Thursday, October 23,2014

Top dog

Seltz new Ingham County Animal Control director

by Belinda Thurston
The new director of the Ingham County Animal Control seems like he can handle just about anything.  He can fly a helicopter and handle alligators and venomous snakes. He’s patient;
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Thursday, October 23,2014

Look, up in the sky!

Partial solar eclipse could be a sunset showstopper in Lansing

by Belinda Thurston
In ancient times when there was an eclipse, people would bang on pots and pans to scare away what they thought was a dragon trying to eat the sun. They would stop when the dragon went away,
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Wednesday, October 22,2014

Eyesore of the week

by Daniel Bollman, AIA
This small, notable kiosk stands at the western edge of the Cherry Hill neighborhood and its small, yet equally notable historic district. The neighborhood was part of the city’s original plat. Such kiosks are often found in long established neighborhoods, particularly those in large cities, as a way of marking and celebrating individual neighborhoods. More recent mid-century subdivisions marked their limited entrances with similar, monumental signage.
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Wednesday, October 22,2014

Bishop: More of the same

Can contribute to Congress gridlock

by Mickey Hirten
The decision on whether to support Mike Bishop to replace retiring 8th District Rep. Mike Rogers is simple. If you like the way Congress governs, the partisan bile and appalling lack of governance, Bishop is your candidate.
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Wednesday, October 22,2014

#BeACatalyst

Prosperity Project takes new approach to master planning for mid-Michigan

by Belinda Thurston
Batman and Superman decided to make a movie and came to the Broad Museum. But across the street is the abandoned Taco Bell. We’ve got new developments, incubators and restaurants in Lansing. How do we get college students to go west of Frandor into Lansing? It’s not usual to be in a conversation about regional growth and development and hear the “but.”
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Wednesday, October 22,2014

Raising funds to raise the roof

Animal shelter has goal of $2 million for expanded, updated facility

by Belinda Thurston
A mother and son sits filling out paperwork to describe their cat, which went missing a week ago. They quibble over the color of hair and eyes. An older man is at one of the counters holding a red leash and choke chain collar. “Take me to Ward 4, I saw him there yesterday,” he says to the woman on the other side of the glass, eagerly describing his dog to her.
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Wednesday, October 22,2014

Being in Lansing

Meridian Township fire captain shifts into retirement with 7 a.m. pub party

by Belinda Thurston
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 22 – The red neon “Open” sign at the REO Town Pub at 8 a.m. this morning wasn’t the first indication something was up. It was the black Cadillac hearse.
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Wednesday, October 22,2014

Breast bullying

Let’s change the culture around breasts, big or small

by Lauren Long
If you’ve ever watched a South Park episode you probably laughed or gasped at Ms. Choksondik, the endowed grade school teacher with breasts hanging to her knees. Angelina Jolie, bursting from her Tomb Raider outfit, is the stereotype of buxom beauty. And then there’s the scintillating image of Janet Jackson’s “wardrobe malfunction” during the 2004 Super Bowl.
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