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Wednesday, November 21,2012

Eye sore of the week

by Sam Inglot
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: Left unsecured, an exposed roof is a death sentence to any building. The roof is the first line of defense against wind, rain and snow — not to mention sleet.
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Wednesday, November 21,2012

'All time low'

A plan for the pole barn surfaces, but Niowave and the Walnut Neighborhood appear to be on different wavelengths

by Sam Inglot and Andy Balaskovitz
The relationship between residents of the Walnut Neighborhood and Niowave Inc. is at an "all-time low," one resident told the Lansing City Council on Monday night. The comments came three days after a few neighbors were shown what they've been waiting on for over four months: a plan to improve the appearance of Niowave's 14,000-square-foot pole barn in their neighborhood.
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Thursday, November 15,2012

All hail the winners

by Walt Sorg
He wasn't on the ballot, but the biggest political winner in Michigan last week was Gov. Rick Snyder. "One Tough Nerd" held his majorities in the state House and on the Supreme Court.
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Wednesday, November 14,2012

'Now we have nothing'

The future is murky for Cristo Rey Community Center

by Lawrence Cosentino
Eustacio Lozano's workload has gotten lighter in the last few years, but he doesn't sound happy about it. "Tacho," the custodian since 1989 at Lansing's Cristo Rey Community Center, at 1717 N. High St., loves his work.
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Wednesday, November 14,2012

Eye Candy of the Week

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
One of the most easily recognizable architectural styles is the A-frame, ubiquitous in the construction of lake and mountain homes. This style of architecture, which has been utilized throughout history, was incredibly popular in the U.S. during the 1950s.
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Wednesday, November 14,2012

'Worried'

What going over the fiscal cliff would mean for Lansing

by Sam Inglot
Lots is at stake in Lansing in the fight over the fiscal cliff. The term is used to describe federal sequestration, a series of automatic, across-the-board spending cuts and tax increases that could take effect in January if Congress can't enact a plan that would reduce the national deficit by $1.2 trillion.
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Wednesday, November 14,2012

From pole barn to policy

Lansing City Council to consider new ordinance after Niowave pole barn fallout

by Sam Inglot
The Niowave pole barn fiasco has prompted the Lansing City Council to consider new legislation that would require notifying the Council about any new construction on sites with an already approved special land use permit.
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Wednesday, November 14,2012

Fecal matters

State, county officials identify Potter Park Zoo as a potential source of elevated E. coli levels in the Red Cedar River due to runoff from animal enclosures

by Amanda Milstead
As visitors marvel over the more than 500 different creatures at Potter Park Zoo, they probably aren't concerned about where all that critter feces goes.
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Wednesday, November 7,2012

House D's avoid bloody battle

by Kyle Melinn
The rise of Tim Greimel, who is expected to be named the Democrats' new leader in the state House of Representatives, has been nothing less than fascinating. Greimel, of Pontiac, a former Oakland County commissioner who only joined the legislature in March, sealed the deal behind the scenes Saturday.
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Wednesday, November 7,2012

Paywall: 6 months later

Circulation's down for the LSJ since it unveiled a paywall six months ago, though corporate is confident

by Andy Balaskovitz
Diane Gracia-Wing, an East Lansing resident who subscribed to the Lansing State Journal for over 30 years, says her hometown daily is useless to her. For Gracia-Wing, the quality of content has declined so much over the past several years, she couldn't justify a seven-day home delivery subscription to content she could get for free elsewhere.
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