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Wednesday, August 29,2012

Tea Party not connecting with mainstream

by Kyle Melinn
For all the noise Tea Party activists are making within the Republican Party these days, you'd think this hodge-podge collection of every spectrum of conservatism imaginable would be kicking butt at the ballot box.
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Wednesday, August 29,2012

Where's Niowave?

Company sends a representative to a community meeting with little knowledge of the pole barn controversy

by Andy Balaskovitz
Residents of the Walnut Neighborhood want to move beyond airing their complaints about a 14,000-square-foot pole barn in the neighborhood. Problem is, their corporate neighbor is not showing up to community meetings to discuss solutions.
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Wednesday, August 29,2012

Convent down

A Church of the Resurrection building on the East Side comes down as a cost-cutting move for the Catholic Diocese of Lansing

by Andy Balaskovitz
There will be no resurrecting a convent that stood for over 50 years on the campus of a historic church on the East Side. An official with the Catholic Diocese of Lansing confirmed Monday that the old convent, which was one of six buildings at the Church of the Resurrection in the Eastfield Neighborhood, was demolished because it was rarely used and too expensive to maintain.
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Wednesday, August 29,2012

Delhi blame game

Is a new era of politics dawning in Delhi Township?

by Sam Inglot
Following strong showings in the Aug. 7 primary, it's obvious a new breed of Republican politicians are gaining support in Delhi Township — and at least two township officials say the shift is contributing to a new era of divisive politics.
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Wednesday, August 29,2012

Eyesore of the week

by Sam Inglot
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: Great outdoor places, particularly outdoor rooms, are as invaluable to a community as great buildings. An outdoor room is an open-air place defined by edges, hedges and a tree canopy or garden walls — or it could be the outdoor space beneath the canopy of a filling station from an earlier era.
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Wednesday, August 29,2012

Welcome Week a high time for dealers

by Sam Inglot
With a new school year comes Welcome Week. With Welcome Week come parties. And with parties, more often than not, comes pot. To get a sense of what this time of year means for all those illegal dealers out there, City Pulse sat down with two of them who used to do it.
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Wednesday, August 29,2012

The world is your study hall

by Allan I. Ross
Study hall used to be either a punishment or a blow off, depending on which side of the C-level you and your GPA lived. It was just you and several other highly motivated crammers — or professional nappers — packed into a quiet room, with anything above a whisper earning a sharp "shh!"
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Wednesday, August 22,2012

Crossroads and corner store

One thing leads to another as Goodrich's Shop-Rite marks 75 years in business

by Lawrence Cosentino
In less than a minute, I was chatting with amiable Ernst Floeter, 89, who came to the United States in 1944 as a P.O.W., captured by Americans on D-Day. Floeter was repatriated to Germany after the war, but liked America so much that he came back for good 11 years later.
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Wednesday, August 22,2012

What are they now?

n and now: What A Difference A Year Can Make

by ALLAN I. ROSS
Last year's Court of Appeals decision in what's commonly known as the "McQueen case" effectively rid Michigan Avenue of nearly all 11 of its medical marijuana dispensaries. Today, only one remains. While the decision created a hole in the local economy, it also provided a few eyesores in the form of empty buildings — some of which still haven’t been filled.
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Wednesday, August 22,2012

Eye candy of the week

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
This is no ordinary stone porch that extends the length of the facade of the house. The character-defining feature is made of material with a past.
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