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Wednesday, March 28,2012

Knock it off, Gannett

by BERL SCHWARTZ
Gannett, the nation’s largest newspaper corporation, apparently thinks that it has the right to move City Pulse. Gannett owns the Lansing State Journal, Detroit Free Press and USA Today. On any given day, you are likely to find one of those papers in the new spot Meijer has assigned City Pulse.
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Wednesday, March 28,2012

Eye candy of the Week

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
Even the most unassuming buildings have a special story, whether it’s the architect, owners, design, materials or past events. This home on Sparrow Avenue is a lovely addition to Lansing’s Kenwood Neighborhood. The architecture alone is noteworthy (check out the beautiful entry) but it is the stories associated with the house that make it even more special. Three, to be exact, with a bit of mystery and intrigue to each.
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Wednesday, March 28,2012

Ifs, ands and butts

If a casino comes to Lansing and the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians owns it, smoking will be permitted inside the facility

by Andy Balaskovitz
The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians would have felt singled out and at a disadvantage with the only smoke-free casino in Michigan, those close to the negotiations said.
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Wednesday, March 28,2012

The Year of Cooperatives

by Terry Link
How little we know of the larger world around us. Point of order: How many readers knew that the UN has made this the International Year of Cooperatives? I stumbled upon this fact recently when I was working with the East Lansing Food Co-op and looking for examples of how businesses organize themselves.
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Wednesday, March 28,2012

New in town

Heart Beats

by Allison M. Berryman
Heart Beats, which officially opened on Dec. 1, is a Chinese gaming lounge that features seven pool tables, five karaoke rooms and nine rooms used for playing popular Chinese table games such as mahjong.
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Wednesday, March 21,2012

Swope's out of Ingham County clerk's race

by Kyle Melinn
Byrum, D- Onandaga, who cannot run for her post again because of term limits, said she received a call from Swope on Tuesday afternoon letting her know of his intentions not to run. She said the two plan on sitting down next week and that she looks forward to working with him.
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Wednesday, March 21,2012

Wanted: A decent challenger to Walberg

by Kyle Melinn
Live in Eaton County or elsewhere in the 7th Congressional District? A Democrat with some prior elected office experience? Have access to a little bit of money? No criminal record? The Michigan Democratic Party needs you. Call Mark. (517) 371-5410.
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Wednesday, March 21,2012

The New Public Access

City of Lansing follows through on commitment for dedicated Public Media Center

by ALLAN I. ROSS
And boom: Brown is broadcasting his TV show worldwide on the Internet. Just another day in the life of local public access programming. “Time Slot 2X” is the second iteration of a public access TV program Brown started 13 years ago at the Comcast building on Miller Road in south Lansing. He used that station’s public access studio and cameras back when Comcast made it accessible to the public.
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Wednesday, March 21,2012

Ottawa Butler is back … again

The other Gillespie says rentals, not owner-occupied, is key to success in developing a prime city block near downtown and across the street from the Capitol Complex

by Andy Balaskovitz
Development plans were being floated for the mostly green space one block south from this living room, which was packed with about 20 neighbors. It’s the second major development announcement in four years (and the third in eight years) for the 5.3 acres bounded by Ottawa, Sycamore and Ionia streets and Butler Boulevard. And it’s the second Gillespie brother who’s announcing plans for it.
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