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Thursday, January 20,2011

Will it take Superman to fix Lansing's schools?

by Gretchen Cochran
While Superman is fixing the nation’s schools, could he also swoop into Lansing and, faster than a speeding bullet, bypass the district’s school board, leap across the gaping budget hole, shake up the city’s somnolent citizens and create a globally connected school system for the coming century?.
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Thursday, January 20,2011

Eyesore of the week

2730 N. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Lansing

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
It’s OK to think that this house at 2730 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. looks dreadful with its exposed plywood, mismatched siding and overall disrepair. Lansing-area resident and owner Dave Finet is the first to agree that it’s truly an eyesore.
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Thursday, January 20,2011

Kids in the Hall

Marshall Street Armory: It’s ‘historic’ now

by Andy Balaskovitz
Thursday, Jan. 20 — The Lansing City Council voted unanimously today to give the Marshall Street Armory “historic district” status.
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Thursday, January 20,2011

Op-Ed: Guns and rhetoric

The Greater Lansing Network against War and Injustice’s (GLNAWI) position on the Tucson shootings

by GLNAWI
Thursday, Jan. 20 — In memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we ask everyone to be tolerant and compassionate towards fellow human beings and speak out against hatred and bigotry.
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Wednesday, January 19,2011

Body in question

A cold murder case reheats in a MSU forensics lab

by Lawrence Cosentino
The saga of the “mild-mannered murderer” climaxed with a low-speed chase more spectacular than Simpson’s flight in the Bronco.
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Wednesday, January 19,2011

Rick Jones: media whore

by Kyle Melinn
Over the holidays, the rest of the 147 state lawmakers’ minds were anywhere but on state politics. Jones had the stage to himself, and he took full advantage, making sure someone’s foot was firmly planted in Gov. Jennifer Granholm’s rear end on her way out the door.
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Wednesday, January 19,2011

Compassionate Caregivers

16101 S. U.S. 27, Dewitt Township M-TH 9 AM-7 PM; F 9 AM-8 PM; SAT 10AM-8 PM; and SUN 11 AM-6 PM (517) 708-8068

by City Pulse
Meds are pre-bagged and grams cost $15 each. The Great White Shark, an indica-dominant hybrid from the famous Green House Seed Co. in Holland, was a really nice smoke. The heavily trichome-covered buds smelled fruity but not intense and tasted the same. Right away, the high was noticeable upstairs but seemed to spread throughout the body.
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Wednesday, January 19,2011

Feedback

by Readers
A casino in downtown Lansing is a terrible idea (“Casino Lansing?” 1/5/11). The casino revenue generated to the tribes is only taxed at a federal level — nothing at either a state or local level.
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Wednesday, January 19,2011

One or the other

Will Joel Ferguson have to choose between MSU and a casino?

by Andy Balaskovitz
When Joel Ferguson was chosen to serve on the Greektown Casino board of directors in June, he says he was selected from a field of 30 to 40 people. Ferguson was re-elected as chairman of the MSU Board of Trustees last week and is serving a term that expires Jan. 2013
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Wednesday, January 19,2011

2011: A lean year for Lansing schools

‘We’re at a point where we’ve run out of options’

by Andy Balaskovitz
Wednesday, Jan. 19 — Lansing School District Superintendent T.C. Wallace says 2011 could be one of the toughest years yet for the district, citing staff layoffs, budget cuts and facility closings.
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