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Monday, February 21,2011

Eyesore of the week

4720 Ballard Road, Lansing

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: Roof damage is an inevitable outcome of a house fire. This house on Ballard has suffered an extensive fire that significantly damaged the roof. It is an excellent opportunity to not only replace the roof, but to make the dwelling more clean, green and energy efficient with sustainable upgrades.
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Thursday, February 17,2011

The most dangerous library in the world?

Open gun carriers feel the need to protect themselves at the downtown Capital Area District Library, which the library director calls

by Andy Balaskovitz
I recognized Tyler — who did not want to give his last name for his “personal safety” — from a Lansing City Council meeting one week before. He joined a group of about five others to protest the city’s firearms ordinance and also CADL’s no-weapons policy — which the group believes is illegal — at Council.
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Thursday, February 17,2011

Court blocks guns temporarily

The Capital Area District Library is granted a temporary restraining order against open gun carriers

by Andy Balaskovitz
Thursday, Feb. 17 — An Ingham County Circuit Court judge granted the Capital Area District Library a temporary restraining order Wednesday against people who openly carry firearms in any of CADL’s 13 libraries.
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Thursday, February 17,2011

Café Scientifique

LCC professor brings informal science gatherings to the Lansing area

by Yang Zhang
Azima learned about the idea of a science café in 2007 from a board meeting of the National Science Teachers Association in Toronto. But the idea isn’t new. The British started the program in 1998. Now it has spread all over the world, according to International Café Scientifique.
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Thursday, February 17,2011

Remembering Lincoln's farewell address

MSU professor Ron Dorr analyzes the text of a stirring speech

by Ron Dorr
One hundred fifty years ago this month, Abraham Lincoln gave what I consider his finest address. It was more personal and moving than even his best letters of condolence. It was as humane and affirming, amid loss, as the celebrated Gettysburg Address and Second Inaugural Address. It was a model of leave-taking.
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Wednesday, February 16,2011

Warner sticks with 'good one'

by Kyle Melinn
Instead, Warner, 68, gave me what I asked for: Her sincere opinion on how Congress worked. Her most satisfying moment working for Rogers. And why, in her late ’50s, the long-time Greenville resident picked up and moved to Washington as a congressional staffer in 2001, a career choice typically reserved for wide-eyed 20-somethings fresh out of college.
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Wednesday, February 16,2011

Green Solutions USA

3145 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing. Mon-Sat 11 a.m.-8 p.m. (517) 580-8344

by City Pulse
Besides meds, Green Solutions also offers physician consultations, delivery services, medibles and a small assortment of smoking accessories. Membership is $10 and completely optional. Members receive a discount on meds and added discounts for referring a friend.
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Wednesday, February 16,2011

Feedback

by Readers
In particular, the company’s Deb Muchmore was quoted in a regional newspaper (Mining Journal, Marquette, MI, July 16, 2009) as saying that Kennecott’s Eagle Project in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula can be expected to be built, operated and closed in “a similar outstanding fashion” as the Flambeau Mine.
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Wednesday, February 16,2011

Fund raising

Are city residents ready for a tax increase to help balance Lansing's budget deficit?

by Andy Balaskovitz
Dunbar is proposing a special May 3 election in which city voters could elect to increase property tax rates by $4 for every $1,000 of taxable property. The estimated $8.5 million in new revenue would go toward maintaining police, fire and road services.
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Wednesday, February 16,2011

E.L. dispensary regulations on hold

The East Lansing City Council punts on regulating medical marijuana dispensaries … sort of

by Andy Balaskovitz
Wednesday, Feb. 16 — The East Lansing City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to take another month to discuss possible medical marijuana dispensary regulations in the city, thus extending a moratorium on the businesses for another 90 days.
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