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Wednesday, August 31,2011

The saga of Oliver Towers

A look at the 11-year history of the nearly deserted building

by Nyssa Rabinowitz
The fire gutted the first floor and destroyed the fire and elevator systems, causing $250,000 worth of damages. After repairs, the Lansing Housing Commission was able to move into the first floor, but the apartments have remained vacant.
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Wednesday, August 31,2011

Top 10 Back to School Tips

Start the new school year off right by getting the lowdown on the coolest places in town that won’t be advertised anywhere else.

by Nyssa Rabinowitz
Going back to school can be stressful. You have to find all your classes in buildings you might never have been to, buy expensive textbooks you might never use and pray that your teacher for your 8 a.m. class is engaging so you don’t fall asleep on the first day.
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Friday, August 26,2011

MSU stumbles on WKAR shakeup

This story was corrected to reflect the correct name of the chairman of the WKAR Community Advisory Board.

by BERL SCHWARTZ
Where does MSU get off not answering fair questions about WKAR’s financial situation?As City Pulse reported first on its website last week, the public television and radio station operation has laid off employees in an effort to stop its financial bleeding. We know that Rob South, a ...
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Wednesday, August 24,2011

Robinson, Quinney leave door open for 68th

by Kyle Melinn
A pair of Lansing City Council members up for re-election this November are not flatly ruling out the possibility of running for the state House of Representatives next year.
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Wednesday, August 24,2011

Eye Candy! Of the week

Lansing skyline

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
Like an individual snowflake, every skyline is unique. Big or small. Short or tall. With a single glimpse you can see where a city has been, where it is now and from the arrangement of construction cranes gracing the view, where it will be ' a visual record of the past, present and future.
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Wednesday, August 24,2011

Where's the Market Place?

The city and the developer of Market Place intended for construction to have started by now. What happened?

by Andy Balaskovitz
It’s approaching four years since the city and developer Pat Gillespie announced plans to transplant the Lansing City Market to downtown just east of the Grand River, accompanied by a mostly residential complex of structures called Market Place.
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Wednesday, August 24,2011

Bridging Lansing and MSU

Will the Red Cedar Golf Course proposal be the catalyst that finally brings the Michigan State University community into the city?

by Andy Balaskovitz
It’s no secret Lansing has struggled to attract Michigan State University students into Lansing, both for leisure and employment. It’s also no secret that the city’s trying to change that.
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Wednesday, August 24,2011

Schuette: A necessary fear?

by Andy Balaskovitz
Ryan Richmond owns Relief Choices, a dispensary with three locations throughout the state (including one on Michigan Avenue in Lansing). Unlike some of his colleagues, he’s not quite as threatened by Attorney General Bill Schuette’s vigilance against the voter-approved 2008 ballot initiative.
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Wednesday, August 24,2011

The man who invited Terry Jones

by Nyssa Rabinowitz
When controversial Florida pastor Terry Jones confirmed his plans to attend a rally in Lansing, reader underdog5056 asked, “Who in the world invited this goon in the first place?” That would be James Terpening. Terpening was quick to clarify that the Sept. 7 rally on the steps of the State Capitol in Lansing an event he planned ' and Jones is an invited speaker. “The rally is the founding public event for my organization, Operation Freedom’s Tree,” Terpening said.
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Wednesday, August 24,2011

Bernero says vote Neuner, Quinney, Robinson, Martinez in November

by Nyssa Rabinowitz
Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero has endorsed four candidates for Lansing City Council, his executive assistant Randy Hannan confirmed to MLive.com.
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