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Wednesday, September 28,2011

Politics, labor and a golf course

Most City Council candidates aren’t on the same page as their union endorsers when it comes to the city’s Red Cedar Renaissance proposal

by Andy Balaskovitz
Jeffries and Wood, along with Councilman Derrick Quinney, were the three who blocked the proposal ' which asks the public to approve' allowing the city sell parkland for unspecified development ' from getting on Aug. 2 primary ballot. 1st Ward Councilman Eric Hewitt, who is not seeking reelection, said he too would have voted no, but he was absent.
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Wednesday, September 28,2011

Sustaining weekend survival kits

Thousands of kids could go hungrier after a food delivery program for elementary school children ends.

by Nyssa Rabinowitz
The Weekend Survival Kit program provided participating elementary school kids with backpacks of food for the weekend twice a month to supplement the family’s food at home, said Kathe Smith, operations manager at the Mid- Michigan Food Bank.
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Wednesday, September 28,2011

Eyesore of the week

by Nyssa Rabinowitz
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell- Seyburn says: 406 Clifford St. is neither the best nor the worst of propertie, but it’s highlighted here with good reason. Today, right now, it is at a pivotal point. A single boarded window on the north side of this two-story may not seem like much, but it is the harbinger of rapid deterioration.
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Wednesday, September 28,2011

A look at toilet paper

by Terry Link
But not everyone drinks coffee. This time I decided to look into something everyone reading this does use'toilet paper, one of life’s often overlooked daily necessities (except when you run out!). We could crack a few jokes along the way, butt I’ll try to avoid that.
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Wednesday, September 21,2011

Looking back at a state on the verge of disaster

Jennifer Granholm and husband Dan Mulhern share their thoughts on Michigan in 'A Governor's Story'

by Bill Castanier
The couple is on the road promoting their new book, “A Governor’s Story: A Fight for Jobs and America’s Economic Future.” The book is on sale this week, and Granholm and Mulhern will make their first public appearance in Michigan at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Michigan Theatre in Ann Arbor.
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Wednesday, September 21,2011

The LCC-Davenport tug of war over Oliver Towers

Lansing officials say Lansing Community College had its chances to acquire the Oliver Towers property; LCC disputes it.

by Andy Balaskovitz
Interviews with city and LCC officials over the last two days revealed different recollections of what transpired since 2008, when voters rejected a millage to construct a new headquarters for the Capital Area District Library and a new home for the Impression 5 Science Center on the land where the shuttered senior citizens home stands.
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Wednesday, September 21,2011

Eye candy of the week

by Nyssa Rabinowitz
People are often drawn to architectural styles that suit their personality. It is no wonder attorneys Natalie Alane and Mary Chartier were immediately attracted to the Victorian residence at 403 Seymour Ave. as the new home for their law firm, Alane & Chartier, P.
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Wednesday, September 21,2011

Who is Shirley Rodgers?

Controversial board leader says she has no plans to resign

by Nyssa Rabinowitz
“It’s tough, I’m not going to lie and say it’s not,” Rodgers said in a three-hour interview Sunday afternoon. “You don’t like being the center of all this scrutiny, but you know that it comes with the territory and if you’re going to take very strong positions on some issues, you know you’re going to meet resistance.
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Wednesday, September 21,2011

East Lansing Barnes & Noble closing

by Nicole LaChance
Barnes & Noble, located in the old Jacobson’s Building on the corner of Grand River Avenue and Charles Street, is shutting its doors on Dec. 31, said David Deason, vice president of development for Barnes & Noble Booksellers Inc. Deason cited the end of the lease term as the reason for the closure.
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Wednesday, September 21,2011

Competing for cash

Three local charities are competing in an online Art Van challenge for grant money.

by Nicole LaChance
Three charities are competing for a chance to win a second grant from the third annual Art Van Charity Challenge. The challenge awarded $1 million in money to charities in the form of grants ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 to 50 Michigan nonprofits in the children, health and human services areas earlier this month.
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