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Wednesday, August 11,2010

Eyesore of the week

by Jane Alexander
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: At one time, 1510 W. Grand River Ave. at the corner of Powell Road was quite a lovely dwelling. Clearly time and neglect has taken its toll on this 1 1/2 story, American Bungalow style residence.
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Tuesday, August 10,2010

911 services

Approval expected on transferring city employees to the county

by Andy Balaskovitz
The Lansing City Council is expected to approve an employment agreement with Ingham County at Monday’s meeting as part of consolidating 911 dispatch services.
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Tuesday, August 10,2010

Kids in the Hall

Is the city paying too much for a parking lot?

by Andy Balaskovitz
The lone contentious vote at Monday’s Lansing City Council meeting was over the purchase of a parcel of land at 229 S. Cedar St. to be converted into a parking lot.
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Thursday, August 5,2010

Gubernatorial analysis

'One Tough Nerd' v. 'One Angry Mayor'

by Kyle Melinn
Snyder and Bernero. The two populist candidates rode a public wave of dissatisfaction with the state government establishment to get to the top of the ticket for their respective parties. But their similarities end right about there.
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Thursday, August 5,2010

Same-sex marriage ruling

Lansing couples a step closer to being legally wed

by Andy Balaskovitz
Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope had to go to Canada in 2004 to legally marry his partner Brad Rakowski. After a federal judge’s ruling Wednesday overturned California’s same-sex marriage ban, Swope is one step closer to having his marriage recognized by his own country.
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Wednesday, August 4,2010

Single stream dream

Lansing seeks to reinvent its recycling operations

by Gretchen Cochran
The wedding is over. The gifts are stowed. And now the bride has a mountain of empty boxes. Lansing’s recycling trucks won’t pick up cardboard, so she loads the waffle iron box and about 20 others into her car and hauls them to the Recycling Transfer Station.
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Wednesday, August 4,2010

Feedback

One fine critic

by Readers
I have worked in theatre for many years, the last 16 here in Lansing, and have read many reviews, both good and bad. And each time a bad review is written by a critic there seems to be a public outcry; ’it was too harsh’, ’it was great ignore him/her’, ’they can’t write’, and, to me, the most blasphemous ’it’s only community theatre’.
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Wednesday, August 4,2010

Eye candy of the Week

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
Property: 1016 Smith Ave., Lansing Owner: Lorin Campbell Assessed: $50,000 A whole interior house renovation can be an immensely rewarding experience and a wonderful way to celebrate the beauty of an older home with contemporary updates. Located at the corner of Smith Avenue and Fletcher...
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Wednesday, August 4,2010

Moving right along

Campaign frenzy in the Motor City at Bernero's victory party

by Andy Balaskovitz
DETROIT — It was 10:15 p.m. on election night, and throughout the crowded lobby of the Atheneum Suite Hotel in Detroit’s Greektown rang those familiar phrases...
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Wednesday, August 4,2010

Expendable species

Breeding for quantity, not quality: pit bull overpopulation in Lansing

by Jane Alexander
Roughly 60 percent of the nearly 2,000 dogs brought into the Ingham County Animal Control in 2009 were pit bulls or pit bull mixes.
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