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Wednesday, October 22,2014

Breast bullying

Let’s change the culture around breasts, big or small

by Lauren Long
If you’ve ever watched a South Park episode you probably laughed or gasped at Ms. Choksondik, the endowed grade school teacher with breasts hanging to her knees. Angelina Jolie, bursting from her Tomb Raider outfit, is the stereotype of buxom beauty. And then there’s the scintillating image of Janet Jackson’s “wardrobe malfunction” during the 2004 Super Bowl.
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Thursday, October 16,2014

‘Mending the world’

Local synagogue engages community in dialogue on public education

by City Pulse Staff
Thursday, Oct. 16 — Congregation Kehillat Israel will hold a community forum on public education at 2 p.m. Sunday as part of the synagogue’s Committee on Social Justice project.
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Wednesday, October 15,2014


by City Pulse
Don’t let the dogs out Lansing Board of Water & Light wants to read your meters without Fido around. Every year there “a few” dog bites suffered by meter readers, according to Steve Sarkaian, BWL spokesman. BWL launched a new service, where customers with dog...
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Wednesday, October 15,2014

Eye candy of the week

by Daniel Bollman, AIA
Property: 551 Beech, East Lansing Owners: Julianne and James Rosinksi Shortly after buying this home, its owners located a 1933 photograph of the house taken soon after its construction in 1925. The photo shows the house on the western edge of what was the city’s newly platted...
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Wednesday, October 15,2014

One debate isn’t enough

Voters deserve better in the governor’s race

by Mickey Hirten
Early last week it looked like Gov. Rick Snyder was pulling away from Democratic challenger Mark Schauer. A live phone poll of 600 likely voters commissioned by the Detroit News and WDIV-TV, taken Oct. 2- 4, showed Snyder with an 8-point lead over Schauer, 45-to-37 with 15 percent of voters undecided. The poll had a 4 percent margin of error.
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Wednesday, October 15,2014

Enough is enough

Democratic leaders push back against Žanti-womanŽ policies

by Belinda Thurston
The Women’s Center of Greater Lansing was packed with powerhouse women Tuesday demanding equal rights, pay and more. U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, state Senate Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer and Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, Lisa Brown and the 7th Congressiona...
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Wednesday, October 15,2014

Road trip to resistance

Reflections from Michigan students who joined protests in Ferguson

by Michael Gerstein
ST. LOUIS — In a questionable Denny's somewhere outside of Michigan City, Ind., Crystal Gause told me she was ready to die. We made a pit stop for a cheap lunch on our way to Ferguson. It must have been on her mind for a while; a thought like that tends to sit like oil on water.
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Friday, October 10,2014

Halloween showcase

Fun for all at the first “How-To-Halloween” event at the Lansing Center

FRIDAY, OCT. 10 – A friendly Halloween decorating competition between two across-the-street neighbors sparked their collaboration for Lansing’s first “How-To-Halloween.” As the weekend segment of the line-up of tours, projects, and guest-speakers in...
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Friday, October 10,2014

Bike Tweed Up

Lansing Bike Party is a throwback to 1890 with Tweed Ride

by Anne Abendroth
They may look a little fancier than your typical cyclists, but they are sure to be warm. Old school Schwinns with people in vintage style wool knickers will be cruising along Michigan Avenue Vintage this evening as part of the Lansing Bike Party annual Tweed Ride. The ride st...
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Friday, October 10,2014

Old Town rooftop menace?

Henry Brimmer art display debuts during Old Town Oktoberfest

by Beth Waldon
FRIDAY, OCT. 10 – Old Town is under surveillance. Perched atop a Turner Street building are silhouetted figures that could cause your heart to stop for a second. One appears to have binoculars; the other, a rifle.
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