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Wednesday, March 12,2014

Out On the Town

by City Pulse Staff
WEDNESDAY 12 >> iAN&ANi Russian-born cellist Ian Maksin earned his classical chops from Mstislav Rostropovich, and he has played with the likes of Sting, Snoop Dogg, P. Diddy and Andrea Bocelli. (Now there's a dinner party.) In 2011 he joined with Bulgarian pianist ...
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Wednesday, March 12,2014

Delivery of City Pulse delayed because of weather

by City Pulse
Wednesday, Mar. 12 — Delivery of the print version of this week's City Pulse has been delayed because of the weather. All locations will be delivered by Thursday. Meanwhile, the Digital Edition, which is an exact replica of this week's print edition, is available on this website. Thanks for your understanding.
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Wednesday, March 12,2014

Tech ambassadors

LEAP representatives promote Lansing at SXSW, look for ideas

by ALLAN I. ROSS
Last weekend, three members of the Lansing Economic Area Partnership flew to Austin, Texas, to attend the annual music, film and technology showcase South by Southwest. Steve Willobee, director of business development, Sara Graham, director of talent and communications, and Jeff Smith, director of the new economy division, joined over 24,000 people from 73 countries for three days of networking, new gadget ogling and riding on Miley Cyrus’ wrecking ball. Seriously.
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Wednesday, March 12,2014

Budget skies clearing

In run-up to budget season, Lansing’s finances looking good — for now

by Andy Balaskovitz
Lansing may have turned a corner on its annual budget woes — at least in the short term. For the first time in a decade, the administration will propose a budget for the next fiscal year that doesn’t involve cuts to resolve a deficit.
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Wednesday, March 12,2014

If you build it...

Apartments inside Cooley Law School Stadium? Why not, city officials ask

by Andy Balaskovitz
For the past year, the Lansing Lugnuts and its host city have been working on a plan that makes $10 million worth of stadium maintenance and upgrades a whole lot sexier.
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Wednesday, March 12,2014

Rethinking MSU’s endowment

Some ideas on how MSU’s $2 billion endowment might be spent to benefit the local economy

by Terry Link
The public relations team at Michigan State University did a fine job getting out the word about the school’s growing endowment recently. And the State Journal genuflected nicely towards its financial success in an editorial.
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Wednesday, March 12,2014

The general jabs at BWL

Lots of information, but not enough answers

by Mickey Hirten
You’ve got to give Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero credit for ordering up a hard-nosed look at what happened at his power company during the December ice storm.
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Wednesday, March 12,2014

Eyesore of the week

by Daniel Bollman, AIA and Andy Balaskovitz
Vibrant cities exhibit buildings with varied degrees of refinement, from grand monuments to simple background structures. However, buildings can be attractive and notable, even if they do not rise to landmark status.
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Friday, March 7,2014

Update: Public meeting with BWL execs relocated

Community Review Team will interview BWL officials for five hours on Monday morning at Foster Community Center

by City Pulse Staff
Friday, March 7 — The independent panel reviewing the Board of Water and Light’s December ice storm management will interview top BWL officials Monday morning at Foster Community Center, 200 N. Foster Ave., on Lansing’s East Side.
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Thursday, March 6,2014

Community input sought on Red Cedar

Meetings set for March 13 and April 15 to focus on community design input for Red Cedar Renaissance project

by City Pulse Staff
Thursday, March 6 — Developers of the $125 million Red Cedar Renaissance project on Lansing’s East Side are tapping the public for input on how they’d like to see the roughly 60-acre site developed.
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