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Wednesday, November 19,2014

Up for the job

Who will fill the Ingham County register of deeds post?

by Kyle Melinn
Ingham County Register of Deeds Curtis Hertel Jr. hasnīt turned in his county office building keys yet, but there’s a lot of focus on who will take over his job. A few names have already surfaced as possibilities to succeed him — Lansing City Councilman Derrick Quinney, Ingham County Commissioner Carol Koenig, Ingham County commissioners Kara Hope and Randy Schafer, Lansing School Board member Nicole Armbruster and Ingham County Canvasser Alan Fox.
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Wednesday, November 19,2014

Briefs

by City Pulse
Avoid shoveling your snow twice To avoid reshoveling after the snow plow has come down your street, the County Road Association of Michigan suggests clearing an area before your driveway large enough for the snow coming off the blade to be deposited (to the right as you face your home ...
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Wednesday, November 19,2014

Eye candy of the week

by Daniel Bollman, AIA
Property: 2520 Oxford Road, Lansing Befitting a state defined by two distinct peninsulas, Michigan maintains two separate governor’s residences. The first is a summer house overlooking Mackinac Island and the other is sited in the Country Club of Lansing neighborhood. This house...
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Wednesday, November 19,2014

Keeping it real

Mid-term election voters couldn’t relate and Dems ignored their base

by Mickey Hirten
With the election season just a bad memory I had resolved to move on. Honest. That was until last weekīs Capitol Issues Forum and a talk with polling guru Ed Sarpolis, who served up answers to questions I hadnīt even considered. It was, after all, an odd election: A convincing sweep by Republicans, except for the U.S. Senate; a beatable incumbent governor who won; and lackluster campaigns.
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Wednesday, November 19,2014

A feast with force

Giving is receiving for Thanksgiving at Cristo Rey

by Belinda Thurston
Judy Heppinstall knew she didn’t have the energy to cook for Thanksgiving this year. Her ex-husband is in hospice care with emphysema. Their only daughter, Kathleen Heppinstall, 45, died unexpectedly of a heart attack Nov. She and her son will spend Thanksgiving with her ex-husband over a home-cooked meal delivered to their home.
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Wednesday, November 19,2014

A family tradition

How a community meal grew from a family's need to bond

by Belinda Thurston
The St. Gerard Thanksgiving Day dinner that will feed more than 200 people this year was born of a woman needing a break. Carolyn Hudson, the oldest of five, decided she wanted to spend time with her young family in 1985. She had taken care of her siblings and her grandparents after her parents died, and always prepared the holiday meal.
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Wednesday, November 19,2014

Community Thanksgiving meals

2014 free Lansing Thanksgiving meals

by Belinda Thurston
Thursday, Nov. 20 11:30 a.m. Open Door Ministry 215 N. Capitol Ave. Saturday, Nov. 22 12:30 p.m. Pilgrim United Methodist Church Thanksgiving dinner to go Backpacks for the homeless and hot to-go turkey meal Monday, Nov. 24 Noon Salvation A...
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Friday, November 14,2014

Hand to mouth

Open Door Ministry needs Thanksgiving fixin’s

by Belinda Thurston
The Open Door Ministry needs help providing a Thanksgiving dinner for the homeless and low-income families. The dinner will be held next Thursday, Nov. 20 at 11:30 a.m.
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Wednesday, November 12,2014

Briefs

by City Pulse
Disabled and elderly disagree with snow removal amendments A handful of residents spoke out against a proposed amendment to the city’s snow removal ordinance that would expedite the clearing of sidewalks and bill the property owners. Lansing City Council held a public hearing M...
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Wednesday, November 12,2014

Gay marriage ban upheld

6th Circuit ruling likely means Supreme Court hearing

by TODD HEYWOOD
The move breaks a series of federal court rulings which have found marriage bans unconstitutional. The ACLU announced it would immediately seek a hearing before the U.S. Supreme Court, and attorney Dana Nessel, who rep resents April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse, the plaintiffs in Michiganīs challenge to the marriage ban, said before the ruling came down that she would be going directly to the Supreme Court. The losing sides could ask for a rehearing before the 6th Circuit Appeals Court. The ruling applies to Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee.
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