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Wednesday, December 14,2011

Time to occupy someplace else

by Kyle Melinn
Occupy has successfully raised the specter of homelessness Exhibit A of corporations putting profits over people. The subject is particularly relevant since our Supreme Court ruled that a corporate computer system, as opposed to a live human being, can boot families from their homes.
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Wednesday, December 14,2011

Gov. Snyder, keep your word: Veto this bill

by City Pulse
Gov. Rick Snyder’s press secretary said last week that if a bill banning cities and public schools from offering domestic partner benefits such as health care cleared the Legislature, he’d only sign the measure if public universities weren’t thrown into the pot.
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Wednesday, December 14,2011

Upcoming

by City Pulse
Mobile Food Pantry The City of Lansing Human Relations and Community Services Department is teaming up with the Mid-Michigan Food Bank to offer a mobile food pantry to needy residents and families. The pantry will provide free, fresh non-perishable food items.
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Wednesday, December 14,2011

Two-headed chief

Lansing, meet your next fire chief, Randy Talifarro, whom the city will share with East Lansing, where he is already in charge. An experiment in regionalism.

by Andy Balaskovitz
For the man who is about to take the unprecedented job of leading both the Lansing and East Lansing Fire departments in what could be described as an experiment in regionalism one question looms: Do the similarities outweigh the differences of the two communities?.
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Wednesday, December 14,2011

Doctor ordered

Shannon Wiggins pleads no contest to neglect and incompetence charges, keeps her license with fine and probation

by Andy Balaskovitz
A Lansing doctor has received a $5,000 fine and two years probation but will keep her osteopathic medicine license following a complaint by the state Attorney General s Office that she overprescribed pharmaceuticals.
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Wednesday, December 14,2011

Eyesore of the week

by Nyssa Rabinowitz
The lobby of the Waterford Estates looks almost inviting, as if waiting for the next round of guests to come inside and check into their rooms. Never mind the ivy slowly inching it s way up the outside windows the inside seems relatively well maintained.
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Wednesday, December 14,2011

Michigan Ave. study has potential

by Rob South
An ambitious, years-long study of a heavily traveled stretch between Williamston Rob South and Downtown Lansing will get underway soon.The Mid-Michigan Program for Greater Sustainability will take a detailed look at housing, transpiration, education, economic development, infrastructure and energy use along the Grand River Avenue- Michigan Avenue corridor.
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Wednesday, December 7,2011

Eye candy of the week

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
Michigan may be considered Midwest but its New England heritage is evident in its architecture. There are amazing examples of residential and commercial architecture influenced by the east coast aesthetic, but what about barns. Bucolic cathedrals, barns, are incredible structures with a strong aesthetic.
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Wednesday, December 7,2011

Clearing out

Occupy Lansing calls it a season and plans to clear Reutter Park, vowing to be back in the spring. Mayor’s Office coordinates with protesters in last week.

by Andy Balaskovitz
The decision was made Monday night at the downtown Capital Area District Library across the street from Reutter Park during the group s General Assembly meeting. The decision goes beyond a deal reached last week with Mayor Virg Bernero that would have ended overnight camping.
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Wednesday, December 7,2011

All in or patchwork?

LCC Board of Trustees decision on college’s pool looms; President Knight recommends “a substantial expenditure” to upgrade it or close it

by Andy Balaskovitz
The job of president for any college is to think about the long-term issues and long-term needs of the college, Knight said last week in an interview. And so I continue not to think well of a patchwork (fix) because all I m doing then as they often say is kicking the can down the road.
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