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Wednesday, September 7,2011

Determining value

by Terry Link
If it were true that Wal-Mart had “always low prices,” would people shop anywhere else? Given the thousands of other retail outlets, I guess the answer is yes. Which might indicate that things other than price matter to consumers and/or that Wal-Mart doesn’t always have low prices.
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Wednesday, September 7,2011

WKAR plans extensive 9/11 coverage

by Nicole LaChance
This week, WKAR Radio will air reports focusing on local residents affected by Sept. 11. These will include interviews with a Michigan State University psychiatrist and Pakistani Muslim woman who embraced her heritage after Sept. 11, a resident of Lansing who was staying at the World Trade Center on Sept.
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Wednesday, August 31,2011

Oliver twist

City announces plan to give Davenport University the Oliver Towers property in exchange for the college’s downtown campus. Towers would be demolished.

by City Pulse Staff
As part of a draft development agreement to be announced today by city officials, Davenport University would move its Lansing campus to the Oliver Towers property at Capitol Avenue and Shiawassee Street and the city would acquire Davenport’s property near the corner of Kalamazoo and Cherry streets. The proposal calls for tearing down the largely vacant Oliver Towers to make room for a new Davenport campus.
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Wednesday, August 31,2011

Republicans have recall eyes on Byrum

by Kyle Melinn
Since late spring, progressive types angry about the public school cuts and the anti-union stuff coming out of Republican-led Lansing have been passing around recall petitions. They want Gov. Rick Snyder out. They want at least 26 legislative lawmakers, too.
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Wednesday, August 31,2011

Clearly, recalls being used for political gain

by Kyle Melinn
Is anything about those four sentences unclear to you? It was for the Ingham County Elections Commission. They ruled last week that the wording was so unclear, it wasn’t fit to put on the top of Holt man Robert Walter’s recall petitions against both Whitmer and Byrum.
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Wednesday, August 31,2011

Eyesore of the week

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell- Seyburn says: Sure 1434 Pontiac may look humble next to its two-story statuesque neighbors, but this bungalow can rival even the grandest American house with its efficient use of space.
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Wednesday, August 31,2011

The saga of Oliver Towers

A look at the 11-year history of the nearly deserted building

by Nyssa Rabinowitz
The fire gutted the first floor and destroyed the fire and elevator systems, causing $250,000 worth of damages. After repairs, the Lansing Housing Commission was able to move into the first floor, but the apartments have remained vacant.
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Wednesday, August 31,2011

Top 10 Back to School Tips

Start the new school year off right by getting the lowdown on the coolest places in town that won’t be advertised anywhere else.

by Nyssa Rabinowitz
Going back to school can be stressful. You have to find all your classes in buildings you might never have been to, buy expensive textbooks you might never use and pray that your teacher for your 8 a.m. class is engaging so you don’t fall asleep on the first day.
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Friday, August 26,2011

MSU stumbles on WKAR shakeup

This story was corrected to reflect the correct name of the chairman of the WKAR Community Advisory Board.

by BERL SCHWARTZ
Where does MSU get off not answering fair questions about WKAR’s financial situation?As City Pulse reported first on its website last week, the public television and radio station operation has laid off employees in an effort to stop its financial bleeding. We know that Rob South, a ...
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Wednesday, August 24,2011

Robinson, Quinney leave door open for 68th

by Kyle Melinn
A pair of Lansing City Council members up for re-election this November are not flatly ruling out the possibility of running for the state House of Representatives next year.
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