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Wednesday, April 4,2012

New in town

Scooters to go

by Allison M. Berryman
hen Scooters to Go officially opened for business on March 21, it could not have happened at a more opportune time. During a period of unusually warm weather, the store received many inquiries about its scooters, particularly from Lansing’s student population.
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Wednesday, April 4,2012

City-sponsored swamps?

Neighborhood is not keen on negative effects of "greener" stormwater system

by Sam Inglot
Along with other residents of Barnes Avenue, Draper, who has lived at 419 Barnes Ave. for nearly 10 years, said the ditches are an eyesore. They fill up with water after heavy rains and melting snow, and there is usually trash that winds up in the pond from off the streets.
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Wednesday, April 4,2012

Eyesore of the week

by Sam Inglot
The smashed-in second story window of this house is like a black eye peering out onto the street. The missing front door screen offers an easy view of the several “Unsafe — Do not enter or occupy” signs stamped on the porch door.
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Wednesday, March 28,2012

Where there's smoke

by City Pulse
What are the objections of the people in the 4th Ward? We heard a lot about both the pros and cons from everybody. But the kinds of things that ultimately led me to the vote I made were people in the 4th Ward saying, “Of course we want jobs, of course we want to see more children have college paid for — but this isn’t the way we want to do it.”
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Wednesday, March 28,2012

Top of the Town Awards: Staff Picks

by City Pulse
I went there last week and it was gone. I wish I'euro;'d patronized that stump more often. Top of the Town is more than a contest. Our goal is to whip up appreciation for the finer things in our world, the same way a carnival man whips up cotton candy, and this year we piled up a lot of it.
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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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