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Wednesday, June 16,2010

The drive for Cesar E. Chavez Avenue

by Kyle Melinn
It’s a beautiful story, Grand River Avenue. An old plank road built atop an Indian trial. Tolls were collected on the road back then. The federal government labeled it U.S. 16 during the infancy of the state’s interstate highway system. It’s Michigan’s version of Route 66.
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Wednesday, June 16,2010

The fighter

Mental health champion Richard Prangley to get award from MSU, another platform for his advocacy

by Neal McNamara
In 1955 at age 6, Prangley was wrongly placed in an institution in Coldwater. He was abused in a system that treated the developmentally disabled as if they did not deserve a normal upbringing. Prangley did not receive any semblance of an education.
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Wednesday, June 16,2010

Eye candy of the Week

by Neal McNamara
Owner says: Could not be reached for comment Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: There’s nothing secret about the stately beauty of the East Lansing Masonic Temple, Lodge No. 482. The stately Italianate building was designed by Mason and Lansing architect Samuel D.
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Wednesday, June 16,2010

Try a cob

Detroit-area woman dreams a way to sop up oil, wants to try it in the Gulf

by Neal McNamara
The idea came to Adria Brown in a dream one night about 20 years ago. She recalled having listened to a news report on the radio about how Exxon had spent billions trying to create a new chemical solvent to clean oil spills. Her idea was much simpler: the absorbent power of corn cobs.
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Wednesday, June 16,2010

Feedback

by Readers
While you briefly mentioned the extensive and important holdings in LGBT materials, a specific shout out is warranted for the pioneering work of the late Anne Tracy, a columnist for City Pulse before her death in 2003.
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Wednesday, June 9,2010

A little socialism is good for you (and the air)

by Dave Dempsey
the word, but also forgetting some of the benefits that a tad bit of well-chosen socialism can do for the public interest. In this case, it’s an accountable utility, the Lansing Board of Water and Light, that is sometimes even responsive to that interest.
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Wednesday, June 9,2010

Lash back

Suit against Bash Back! temporarily on hold while group looks for a new attorney

by Neal McNamara
It has been more than a year since an Arizona-based Christian legal defense fund sued the “radical queer” Lansing activist group Bash Back! for a 2008 protest at a Delta Township church, but the case is not close to being resolved, and City Pulse has been subpoenaed for records relating to coverage of the protest.
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Wednesday, June 9,2010

The hokey pokey

Ngalamulume campaign ends, for kind of, almost, sort of the second time

by Neal McNamara
It has been a strange week for former 8th Congressional District Democratic candidate Kande Ngalamulume. He quit the race on Thursday, citing a lack of financial resources, and then on Monday told City Pulse that donations were being lined up to bring back the campaign.
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Wednesday, June 9,2010

Big box revival

Church repurposes Lansing’s biggest eyesore, despite city’s objections

by Neal McNamara
Standing in what was once the butcher section of the former Farmer Jack supermarket on South Cedar Street, the Rev. Louis Dixon was about 25 yards away from a team of steelworkers installing a giant girder across the ceiling. In such a huge, empty space, the sparks from their blowtorch and the crackling of steel being cut seemed miles away.
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Wednesday, June 9,2010

Feedback

by Readers
But even though Pride is a season of celebration, it is important to remember that your safety comes first. That means the obvious ' don’t drink too much, don’t drink and drive, don’t use illegal drugs, do engage in safer sex ' but there others areas that may not be so obvious.
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