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Tuesday, April 6,2010

Knapp’s wakes up

Sleek Lansing landmark will come back to life

by Lawrence Cosentino
(For an interview with Bob Johnson, director of theLansing Planning and Neighborhood Development Department on this week’s “CityPulse on the Air” radio show, , click here or go www.lansingcitypulse.com.) The Knapp’s building, Lansing’s most...
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Monday, April 5,2010

Remembering the Rev. Lester Stone

Activism, worship and science fiction

by Neal McNamara
On a day that brought news of the death of a friend and spiritual leader, former Lansing Police chief Mark Alley could still manage a smile.He remembered a time at the end of a service at Friendship Baptist Church when the Rev. Lester Stone did something slightly uncharacteristic: As the c...
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Wednesday, March 31,2010

Will Wood knock on Bernero?

by Kyle Melinn
The clash between Bernero, the city’s chief executive, and Wood, his chief critic on the Lansing City Council, has been well chronicled, with the political tug-ofwar coming to a head in 2009 when Wood challenged Bernero for mayor, a race which Bernero won walking away.
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Wednesday, March 31,2010

Virg Watch

A few more endorsements, plus Virg's birthday

by Neal McNamara
First off, happy birthday to Mayor Virg Bernero, who was born on this day in 1964. By our math, he turned 46 today.But it was probably a bittersweet lead up to his birthday for the mayor, as a companion of his daughter, Virginia, was the victim of a drug-related homicide (so say Lansing Po...
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Wednesday, March 31,2010

Cable Crisis?

What happened to Lansing's public access, and what's being done about it.

by Neal McNamara
Sinclair is a famed counterculture activist who, among other things, has been a poet, marijuana legalization activist, manager of the band MC5, underground newspaper publisher and founder of the White Panther Party, which sought to help the Black Panther Party.
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Wednesday, March 31,2010

The society of Counts

Gang members bring tales of grit, change to Lansing

by Gretchen Cochran
Last Thursday night at the NorthStar Center on Lansing’s east side, Latin Counts gang member Anthony Caruso spent two hours alternating rants with another gang member. Caruso, 25, was in Lansing to give a glimpse of gang life on the streets in Chicago.
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Wednesday, March 31,2010

Feedback

by Readers
However, your reporter erred in naming Susan Cancro, Director of Advent House Ministries as the owner. It is true that Advent House occupies a fair amount of space in the building in its ministry to the homeless through its weekend day shelter and educational programs throughout the week.
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Wednesday, March 31,2010

Eyesore of the week

by Brandon Kirby
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: At one time, the weathered house at 420 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. was quite a handsome dwelling in the tradition of the early American farmhouse style.
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Thursday, March 25,2010

Virg Watch

A quirky fundraiser for Bernero, and a campaign stop in Kalamazoo

by Neal McNamara
Would you like to eat ice cream at 8 a.m. and pay $250 to have a private conversation with Virg Bernero? Well, you’re in luck.Last week, the Bernero campaign sent out an invitation for an “un-breakfast” fundraiser on April 1 at Perspective2 in Old Town for the gubernatori...
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Wednesday, March 24,2010

Laughter, tears and pepperoni

MSU’s Artificial Language Lab celebrates 35 years.

by Lawrence Cosentino
Photos Lawrence Cosentino/City Pulse In 1974, Donald Sherman, disabled by a facial paralysis called Moebius syndrome, became the first person to use a computer voice to order a pizza. Last week he watched a tape of the event in the office of John Eulenberg, director of MSU’s Artificial Language Lab.
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