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Wednesday, September 14,2011

WKAR facing serious debt

Ten employees laid off after deficit reaches $635,000, records show. Higher-ups refuse to be interviewed.

by Nyssa Rabinowitz
The information came from documents the university provided after City Pulse filed a Freedom of Information Act request. The university was unwilling to provide the information previously and is still refusing to grant interviews with higher-ups about the situation that led to the layoffs.
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Wednesday, September 7,2011

Still looking for the fire escape

Reflections and repercussions, 10 years after 9/11

by Lawrence Cosentino
The approach of Sept. 11, 2011, has set off a plume of words and images reliving the horrors and heroes of Sept. 11, 2001, but the anniversary has also opened a quiet back door to reflection. David Hollister, mayor of Lansing 10 years ago, has a sobering take on the past decade.
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Wednesday, September 7,2011

Warning: No jobs created by this column

by Kyle Melinn
A "job." It’s something about every adult needs to scratch out a living. It’s been retooled from rhetorical overuse into a cheap political hammer. It’s been used so many times by so many well-meaning politicians, it’s become a plastic shell that looks good when presented right, but has no functional use.
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Wednesday, September 7,2011

Lansing’s snow ordinance: fair or unfair?

by City Pulse
Lansing resident Carol Hess didn’t own her home on Harding Avenue in December, when the city’s Public Service Department shoveled the sidewalk, but she might be held liable for the $116.33 the department charged for the service under the city’s snow removal ordinance.
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Wednesday, September 7,2011

Eye candy of the week

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
You’ve probably never given much thought to the houses that frame the intersection of Kensington Road and West Grand River Avenue in East Lansing, just zipped through at nice 25 mph clip.
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Wednesday, September 7,2011

Afternoon delight

Lansing City Council to meet Thursday afternoon over some light business

by Andy Balaskovitz
Wednesday, Sept. 7 — The Lansing City Council is scheduled to meet Thursday afternoon over some minor business that includes granting nonprofit status to a local organization, settling two special assessment claims and three tributes.
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Wednesday, September 7,2011

November election heats up

New ballot proposals make midterm more critical

by Nyssa Rabinowitz
Voters will decide if over 12 acres of the Red Cedar Golf Course near Frandor may be sold and if the city’s property tax millage should be increased. Until late August, the ballot only consisted of City Council and school board races plus a mandatory question on whether to open up the City Charter for revision.
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Wednesday, September 7,2011

Reviewing foreclosure

Ingham County register of deeds wants foreclosure laws changed

by Nyssa Rabinowitz
Bill Donahue nearly lost his home to foreclosure a month ago. His family home of 25 years had been sold at a sheriff’s auction and he had an eviction notice on his door. It may have been just another foreclosure except Donahue had been making payments under a loan modification agreement with his lender, according to Curtis Hertel Jr.
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Wednesday, September 7,2011

Determining value

by Terry Link
If it were true that Wal-Mart had “always low prices,” would people shop anywhere else? Given the thousands of other retail outlets, I guess the answer is yes. Which might indicate that things other than price matter to consumers and/or that Wal-Mart doesn’t always have low prices.
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Wednesday, September 7,2011

WKAR plans extensive 9/11 coverage

by Nicole LaChance
This week, WKAR Radio will air reports focusing on local residents affected by Sept. 11. These will include interviews with a Michigan State University psychiatrist and Pakistani Muslim woman who embraced her heritage after Sept. 11, a resident of Lansing who was staying at the World Trade Center on Sept.
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