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Monday, October 25,2010

Cash for Knapp's?

The Lansing City Council votes tonight on tax incentives for developers of the Knapp’s building downtown

by Andy Balaskovitz
Monday, Oct. 25 — The Lansing City Council is scheduled to vote tonight on a $22.5 million tax incentive plan for the $36.4 million effort to redevelop the Knapp’s building downtown.
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Thursday, October 21,2010

Remember Michael Milken?

Lansing gets thumbs-up from the Milken Institute and the mayor takes credit

by Andy Balaskovitz
Wednesday, Oct. 20 — Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero’s office — and his gubernatorial campaign headquarters — issued press releases today on a Milken Institute report that touted Lansing as one of the top 10 cities in the country for job growth. ...
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Thursday, October 21,2010

Can we eat that?

MSU receives federal dollars to educate on potential dangers of fish consumption

by Chris Galford
Thursday, Oct. 21 — Thanks to a five-year, $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Michigan State University will teach the next generation of health care professionals on the dangers of fish consumption.
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Wednesday, October 20,2010

Benson run gives Dems something to cheer about

by Kyle Melinn
It’s not that the svelte 32-year-old pulled off a marathon. Or that she finished with a respectable time. It’s that as a statewide political candidate, Benson found the time to train for this race. And not just this race. Benson has completed 11 marathons in five years, including the Boston Marathon.
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Wednesday, October 20,2010

Tea(house) for two

A well-traveled couple brews up new ideas at Wanderer’s Cafe

by Joe Torok
You won’t need to strap on hiking boots and climb a couple miles up a mountain or slash your way through rainforest to find the Wanderer’s Teahouse and Cafe in East Lansing.
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Wednesday, October 20,2010

Good teachers need good digs

This is a sidebar to Gretchen Cochran's Story 'What makes a great teacher?'

by Gretchen Cochran
Ask teachers how important the condition of their building is and they’ll say, “A good teacher can teach anywhere.” But dig a little deeper and the responses become more reflective. Educators say that, most of all, a dilapidated school building sends a message to the st...
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Wednesday, October 20,2010

What makes a great teacher?

Just follow around two local middle school teachers, who exemplify standards set forth by national education associations

by Gretchen Cochran
So it was heartening to catch an invigorated teacher, Linda Mondel, 47, telling Lansing Sunrise Rotarians about her Fulbright scholarship to India. The Lansing School District teacher was vibrant, dynamic and imbued with enthusiasm.
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Wednesday, October 20,2010

Feedback

The city has lost its pulse

by Readers
Since the Snyder piece was published, Melinn has continued with hit pieces against democrats. In today’s issue, he tries to paint Justice Robert Young Jr. as a victim. The City Pulse should be informing voters about Young’s abysmal record: constantly ruling for the powerful against the powerless, rule-of-law be damned.
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Wednesday, October 20,2010

Eye candy! of the week

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
Few, very few, Americans live in architectdesigned homes. In fact, architects design less than 2 percent of American homes. You can understand why Addiann Hinds could hardly believe her luck when presented with the opportunity to buy an architect-designed home overlooking the Red Cedar River near Potter Park.
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Wednesday, October 20,2010

A fair wage, please

One union leader gives his side on the Market Place project: ‘We’ve started to talk past each other as far as developing our city’

by Andy Balaskovitz
“It’s important to have individuals work and get paid a fair wage. We have to make sure labor is valued,” said Davis, who is a representative with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. “That shouldn’t stop with the person who has the ability to finance the project.
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