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Wednesday, January 7,2015

Gone to the dogs

Potter Park Zoo adds two new wolves

by Belinda Thurston
Two male gray wolves from the New York State Zoo are the latest additions to Potter Park Zoo. The eight-month-old brothers share the parents of fellow Potter Park Zoo female gray wolf, Tala.
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Wednesday, December 31,2014

A cup from the river of life

10 who died in 2014

by Lawrence Cosentino
At the end of every year, I drop a dented dipper into the river of life and look at the lives of 10 people from the Lansing area who died in the past year. They are not all famous or accomplished, but they are worth remembering.
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Wednesday, December 31,2014

My heart bleeds

Jesse Jackson, Lansing area mourners remember Rev. Michael Murphy

by Lawrence Cosentino
Shocked at the death Sunday of longtime Lansing political and pastoral leader the Rev. Michael Murphy, friends are finding solace in the memory of a principled public figure and empathic friend. "Itīs an overwhelming sadness. My heart bleeds," the Rev. Jesse Jackson said in a phone interview Monday. "I knew him as a very conscientious freedom fighter who sought racial justice and reconciliation."
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Wednesday, December 31,2014

Eye candy of the week

by Daniel Bollman, AIA
This remarkable building has been in the possession of only three owners since its construction in 1920. The home exhibits all the features typical of the Colonial Revival style, from the strong symmetry of the front elevation, the groups of multi-paned windows and a distinct emphasis on the entrance, often accentuated with columns and pilasters.
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Wednesday, December 31,2014

Positive and productive

A CONVERSATION ON RACE THAT IS BY ALL MEANS NECESSARY

by Belinda Thurston
The lines to the microphone at Union Missionary Baptist Church on Dec. 9 filled quickly. “What you feel, what you think, what your experiences have been are extremely important,” said Pastor Melvin Jones to those attending the town hall forum in the wake of the unrest after grand juries failed to indict police in the killings of unarmed black men in Missouri and New York.
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Tuesday, December 23,2014

Brief ...

by City Pulse
Debris flies in preparation for the Flyer Several houses were demolished recently, clearing way for a new bus terminal for the Michigan Flyer. Michigan Flyer LLC is beginning a $1.6 million bus terminal project for the property on Michigan Avenue between Howard Avenue and Detroit Street.
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Tuesday, December 23,2014

Eye candy of the week

by Daniel Bollman, AIA
Owing to an unusual arrangement, two streets in East Lansing’s Strathmore Addition intersect each other at two different locations. Butterfield Drive, which runs south along the front of this house, curves to the west and intersects Collingwood Drive near Bailey Park. Proceeding north from that intersection and following Collingwood as it bends east, one returns to this home once again.
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Tuesday, December 23,2014

About time

Antiquated political opposition to relations with Cuba predictable

by Mickey Hirten
In a more rational world, the U.S embargo of Cuba, modified last week by President Obama, would have ended generations ago. Certainly, it was what the Cuban people hoped for in 1978. President Jimmy Carter, sensing the futility and ineffectiveness of U.S. policy, pried open the Kennedy-era boycott door ever so slightly. I slipped through as a reporter to cover a trade mission from Baltimore and other east coast cities.
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Tuesday, December 23,2014

Stadium renovation and The Outfield project underway

by Belinda Thurston
The new $13.5 million Cooley Law School Stadium will have a new high definition scoreboard off left field, apartments beyond the outfield fence and a 360-degree concourse. And you’ll still be able to peer through the fence to watch the game if you’re strolling by.
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Tuesday, December 23,2014

Market slide

City Market loses revenue; vendors say lack of marketing killing business

by Belinda Thurston
The Lansing City Market is often an empty shell of what it used to be. Why is it empty and what's the plan to help it survive?
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