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Wednesday, May 2,2012

No shortage of interest in Manderfield, Jordon seats

by Kyle Melinn
This year is no exception. Ingham County Circuit Judge Paula Manderfield and East Lansing District Judge David Jordon are hanging up their robes for good, and a combined eight attorneys filed by the Tuesday deadline to seek their seats. The top two finishers for each race in the nonpartisan August primary will face off in the November primary.
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Wednesday, May 2,2012

Emil's building for sale -- or is it?

by ALLAN I. ROSS
Presumably, selling the building would mean the end of Emil’s. But when contacted for comment, Paul Grescowle, the grandson of the original owners who runs the day-to-day operations at Emil’s, wouldn’t confirm anything. He said it is the building next door which is for sale, and that is owned by his mother, who also owns Emil’s itself. He also asked that we refrain from running this story, implying that it would stir up much ado about nothing. Can’t do that, but I will remind everyone about the awesome all-you-can-eat spaghetti-and-meatballs on Tuesdays.
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Wednesday, May 2,2012

Eyesore of the week

by Andy Balaskovitz
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: This diminutive commercial building on the north fringe of Old Town is easy to dismiss as insignificant. But small commercial buildings, like this one, are one of the most endangered building types in our communities today.
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Wednesday, May 2,2012

Peckham United

A unionization effort is underway at Peckham, a private nonprofit

by Sam Inglot
The United Peckham Employees Association is a group of Peckham workers with help from labor activists — including the Lansing Workers’ Center and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers — that are trying to gain support for an independent union for the close to 1,100 disabled manufacturing workers.
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Wednesday, April 25,2012

An unconventional script

by Kyle Melinn
Lindemann is the 20-year incumbent running for a sixth term managing the county’s numerous drains. It’s a deceivingly powerful position that comes with the ability to blow up million-dollar developments or tax entire communities without a public vote.
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Wednesday, April 25,2012

Eye candy of the week

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
It’s easy to forget how many unique features there are in our communities when you travel the same routes day in and day out. If it isn’t on a main corridor or located right next door to work or home we miss it — out of sight, out of mind.
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Wednesday, April 25,2012

'We need help. It's every day'

A grim season for a neighborhood of refugees in south Lansing who are the targets of ongoing vandalism, theft and physical intimidation. LPD: 'This is big as far as attention-wise right now.'

by Andy Balaskovitz
But since November, Bo and his family haven’t been sleeping due to a combination of fear and duty — they take turns staying up all night to keep intruders away. Several other neighbors in Summer Place report similar situations.
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Wednesday, April 25,2012

New in town

Zeppelin's Music Hall

by Allison M. Berryman
One of Malott’s main objectives in opening Zeppelin’s Music Hall was to give local teenagers a place to experience the Lansing music scene in a secure environment. It is the only venue in Lansing that gives teen bands an opportunity to perform for a live audience. Because it is usually an all-ages club (unless posted otherwise), Zeppelin’s does not serve alcohol.
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Wednesday, April 25,2012

Pushing (and sliding) Michigan onto the map

Longboarders, under the radar, converge on Lansing for the state’s largest competition

by Sam Inglot
Two races took place in Lansing last weekend. One you may have heard of — the inaugural Lansing Marathon on Sunday had nearly 2,000 runners participate and got plenty of news coverage. You probably didn’t hear about the second one.
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Wednesday, April 25,2012

Phone spy

How Google, Facebook and Apple can predict your next moves

by Emily Fox
Not only do websites like Google and Facebook track your moves online and sell them to advertisers, but smartphones track your daily movements and know where you are at any given time.
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