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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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Wednesday, July 6,2011

New bridge debate takes spotlight

by Kyle Melinn
Once Gov. Rick Snyder announced in his State of the State that he was picking up the baton from Jennifer Granholm on the proposed public bridge, Manuel "Matty" Moroun’s DIBC kicked off a PR media blitz to get the public ' and by extension lawmakers ' in its corner.
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Wednesday, July 6,2011

Candidate profiles

by City Pulse
Manzella, a 25-year-old REO Town resident, went to high school in Shelby Township and earned a bachelor’s degree in urban and regional planning from Michigan State University in 2008 and is working on his master’s in public policy at MSU. He is manager of regional programs for the Lansing Economic Area Partnership.
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Wednesday, July 6,2011

Tri-Castle Cannabuzz

6026 W. Martin L. King Jr. Blvd., Lansing (517) 580-4334 Hours: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. 7 days a week

by City Pulse
South Lansing’s Tri-Castle Cannabuzz is located on the west side of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard just north of Miller Road and, based on my personal experience, is easily overlooked. After several minutes touring this section of MLK, I was able to find this dispensary housed in a simple, unassuming single-story building.
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Wednesday, July 6,2011

Eye Candy! of the week

5632 Okemos Road, East Lansing

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
The carriage house is a classic building type that all but disappeared in the 20th century, but is staged for a comeback. Few are as fortunate as the handful of dwellings in the Lansing area that possess a carriage house, like this beauty at 5632 Okemos Road.
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Wednesday, July 6,2011

Gannett makes cuts

The Lansing State Journal lays off 15 employees or more amid corporate plans to cut costs. One former employee speaks out on the paper’s “atrophy.” One MSU professor talks the future of journalism.

by Andy Balaskovitz
On June 21, Bob Dickey, Gannett’s U.S. Community Publishing division president, sent out a memo to employees that the U.S. publishing division would be shrinking by about 700 employees, or roughly 2 percent of Gannett’s work force. The decision was all economics.
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Wednesday, July 6,2011

Cannabis or custody?

A medical marijuana patient in Lansing is sentenced to jail after failing to comply with a court order to not use marijuana as he seeks to maintain custody of his daughter

by Andy Balaskovitz
In a case that could have implications for medical marijuana patients who are parents, a Lansing man was sentenced Tuesday to three days in county jail because he refuses to stop using medical marijuana and may lose custody of his child because of it.
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Wednesday, July 6,2011

Millage no-shows

Why two Lansing City Council candidates didn’t make it out to vote on May 3

by Andy Balaskovitz
“There was a bit of confusion,” said the 36-year-old Damico, who is a full-time laboratory technician at Sparrow Hospital, referring to how the millage money would actually have been spent. He said his “work schedule” also played a role in his not voting ' “that was my fault.
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Saturday, July 2,2011

Candidate profiles

by City Pulse
Harold Leeman has been waiting four years to reclaim his 1st Ward seat on the Lansing City Council.“I know a lot of people know my record — it’s a progressive record. Some people need to be reminded of that,” he said. “For the past three-and-a-half years, the ward has not had the representation day in and day out that I gave it.”
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Wednesday, June 29,2011

Plane that funky lumber

Kelvin Potter rescues urban wood from the shredder

by Lawrence Cosentino
Kelvin Potter has bagged two-ton game and bigger, but he’s not the macho type. His straw hat is only shredded on top because his 3-year-old son sat on it. But when he stood in the lumber yard of his workshop in Bath Township last week, he looked like Teddy Roosevelt posing next to a fallen elephant.
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