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Wednesday, April 27,2011

Taxpayers on the hook for Groesbeck expenses

by Jerry Ambrose
In his April 19 City Pulse guest column, Tim Knowlton expressed skepticism that general tax dollars are necessary to subsidize the operation of Lansing’s Groesbeck Golf Ambrose Course. Unfortunately, Mr. Knowlton wrote his article before concluding his conversations with city staff.
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Wednesday, April 20,2011

Pure Options

6030 S. Pennsylvania Ave. Suite 8, Lansing Hours: M-F 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat-Sun Noon-8 p.m. (517) 394-7701 www.pureoptions.com

by City Pulse
Cannabis ranges from $12 to $15 a gram ' good prices for the quality they had. The $13-a-gram Sour OG was helpful for nausea but didn’t have long-lasting effects. The flavor was pleasant but left the palate quickly..
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Wednesday, April 20,2011

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The township complains to the press?

by Readers
Let me get this straight, there is an area in our community in desperate need of a sidewalk. (High traffic, narrow lanes, no shoulder, leads to places kids go to like park and YMCA, etc.) There is grant money available. The city of Lansing offers to do all the work for Lansing Township if they agree to pay their share.
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Wednesday, April 20,2011

Eye candy! of the week

Goetsch-Winkler House, 2410 Hulett Road, Okemos

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
Have you ever heard that strange and wondrous-sounding word, “Usonion?” I’d be surprised if you did. But it is much more likely you’ve heard of Frank Lloyd Wright. You might even know of a couple Frank Lloyd Wright homes in Okemos, like the Goetsch-Winkler House ' a Usonian ' at 2410 Hulett Road.
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Wednesday, April 20,2011

Tough call

The outcome of the May 3 ballot proposal to increase Lansing’s property tax millage by 4 mills is anybody’s guess. Opposition appears strong on the south side.

by Andy Balaskovitz
On May 3, Lansing voters will decide if the city should raise the operating millage rate by 4 mills, generating an estimated $8.5 million of new revenue for police, fire and roads services.
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Wednesday, April 20,2011

Sparrow to stop hiring smokers?

An announcement on its website said so Monday, but it’s been taken down with no explanation

by Andy Balaskovitz
It also said: “Individuals whose pre-employment physical results are verified positive for tobacco/nicotine use will be disqualified from employment, their job offer will be rescinded, and they will be disqualified from applying for employment for ninety (90) days from the date of the health screening ' .
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Wednesday, April 20,2011

Is Groesbeck really losing money?

by Tim Knowlton
Bernero used the continued operation of the golf courses as an issue in his mayoral reelection campaign against City Councilwoman Carol Wood. More recently, he and Parks Director Murdock Jemersen have claimed that the city’s general revenues support Groesbeck to the tune of $400,000 to $500,000 a year.
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Wednesday, April 13,2011

Snyder's plan may not create any jobs

by Kyle Melinn
On Tuesday, it was learned Snyder, Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville and House Speaker Jase Bolger agreed on a revamped way to get rid of the Michigan Business Tax by softening the impact of the "pension tax," but what will be pushed through the Legislature is still more than 90 percent Snyder’s original plan.
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Wednesday, April 13,2011

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'Another rich financial corporation'

by Readers
And, yes, it’s great that Lansing will still benefit from the reported 557 jobs kept in Lansing. But since the Accident Fund is a totally owned for-profit subsidiary of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, those jobs would not likely have gone out of state anyhow.
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Wednesday, April 13,2011

Eyesore of the week

1407 Pontiac St., Lansing

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
There is no denying that the public view of a building is important. It’s the reason that the greatest amount of aesthetic and monetary effort is put into the facade. But buildings visible from two streets ' like 1407 Pontiac St.
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