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Wednesday, July 20,2011

Bash Back! resolved

A case involving a 2008 protest by ‘radical queer’ activists at a Delta Township church comes to an end

by Andy Balaskovitz
The agreement also blocks the 13 protesters from conducting similar demonstrations at any other church. One of the defendants said the agreement is “not terrible” and that he’s “feeling OK” about it because of the relatively inexpensive damages and the agreement’s First Amendment protections.
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Wednesday, July 20,2011

Real or perceived?

Lansing City Council candidates on whether the current Council has image problems. Incumbents say it doesn’t; challengers say that’s not the public perception.

by Andy Balaskovitz
At a candidate forum Saturday sponsored by the Lansing branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, all 12 people contending for 1st Ward, 3rd Ward and At-Large Council seats were specifically asked about the issue. And at times, it surfaced in responses to unrelated questions.
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Wednesday, July 20,2011

A new beginning

Renovations are complete at a south side traditional Buddhist temple

by Chris Galford
It’s been a long road, but after its christening celebration on Sunday, the temple at 3015 S. Washington Ave. south of REO Town stands as a true-to-form, traditional Vietnamese Buddhist temple. The character is in the angles, shapes and furnishings of the place ' including a traditional bell, rack and drum all imported from Vietnam.
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Wednesday, July 13,2011

'Noble and complex'

Accident Fund project gets national steel award; Lansing shares the prestige with New York and San Francisco

by Lawrence Cosentino
Structural steel awards are no joke to the people who design and build amazing things in the United States. This year, the industry’s top award, the Presidential Award of Excellence, bypassed spectacular new buildings from New York to L.A. to settle on Lansing and its signature redevelopment project.
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Wednesday, July 13,2011

Candidate profiles

by City Pulse
Tune in to “City Pulse on the Air” at 7 p.m. Wednesday on 88.9 FM The Impact to hear the primary election candidates for the 1st Ward and July 20 for the At-Large candidates. Pick up the Election Preview issue, including City Pulse endorsements, on July 27.
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Wednesday, July 13,2011

HydroWorld

700 W. Barnes Ave., Lansing (517) 999-3012 Hours: M-Sat 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.

by City Pulse
This Hydroworld location ' one of two ' is nestled in a mostly residential neighborhood, in the shadow of St. Casmir’s Catholic Church. A sign on the entrance to HydroWorld encourages customers to be good neighbors and avoid parking in the church’s lot.
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Wednesday, July 13,2011

Eyesore of the week

3917 Burchfield Drive, Lansing

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
Property: 3917 Burchfield Drive, Lansing Owner: Stefan and Tamara Farrell Assessed value: $18,300 Owner says: Could not be reached for comment Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: Like the lost Mayan city of Chichen Itza swallowed up by...
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Wednesday, July 13,2011

Unsettling start

Was a medical marijuana dispensary opponent’s business the target of a July 3 shooting on Lansing’s east side? Meanwhile, license applications start pouring in.

by Andy Balaskovitz
It’s merely speculation at this point, but could it be that one of the leading opponents of the proliferation of medical marijuana dispensaries ' Jim Herbert, chairman and CEO of Neogen ' had his business targeted by angry medical marijuana...
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Wednesday, July 13,2011

Fracking the Future

Natural gas becomes a popular energy source in Lansing amid concerns about the unnatural methods for extracting it

by Andy Balaskovitz
BWL’s new cogeneration power and steam plant to be based in the heart of REO Town is a nod to the future, Snyder and BWL officials said, because it’ll run on natural gas. Snyder said the BWL’s plant would be a model for innovation, efficiency and the environment.
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Wednesday, July 6,2011

Cold but not forgotten

Bernita White murder case, 10 years later

by Lawrence Cosentino
A little girl spotted us and slid her bike to a stop. “Did something happen here?” she asked. Where do you start? On Saturday, June 23, 2001, Lansing resident Bernita White was killed by a bullet from a highpowered rifle while walking from the picnic pavilion to the zoo entrance.
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