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Friday, June 4,2010

ESTATE PLANNING, PART III

Transferring Property And Reducing Taxes

by KRISTIN D. ARNETT
(This article is the last in athree-part series which relates to estate planning paying special attention tonon-marital relationships.  The author,Kristin D. Arnett, is a Lansing attorney specializing in estate planning. Shecan be reached at KArnett@HubbardLaw.com.) Balancingt...
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Wednesday, June 2,2010

Feedback

by Readers
My one complaint is with your use of "Ask the Advice Goddess," by Amy Alkon. For the tone of the rest of the paper, this column seems bizarre and out of place. Alkon’s advice is often unnecessarily rude and condescending ' and not in a funny or edgy way.
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Wednesday, June 2,2010

Eye candy of the Week

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
In the formal Victorian gardens located on the grounds of the Capitol resides an excellent collection of public art including a dynamic group of war memorials lining the eastern edge of the lawn. The finely crafted sculptures range from highly decorative bronze statues to the minimalist as they march down Capitol Avenue.
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Thursday, May 27,2010

Eyesore of the week

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
The house at 824 Ionia Street is a traditional two-story house from the early 20th century in the historic Genesee Neighborhood that has been the victim of a fairly extensive interior fire. Now, many of its windows are boarded-up, and paint is peeling off the side.
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Wednesday, May 26,2010

Transom zaps redux

Ottawa Plant doors restored to 1939 pizzazz, and the mystery of their maker may be solved

by Lawrence Cosentino
Brass bolts of electricity converge on your head as you walk under the transom ' a support beam above a door or window ' over the north entrance to the Ottawa Power Station. Each door has an elegant stainless steel silhouette of the power plant’s ziggurat design, studded with dozens of bright brass bosses.
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Wednesday, May 26,2010

Public employees taking their lumps

by Kyle Melinn
Last week it was public school employee unions who got a less-than-lucrative early retirement plan. Next week state government employees could be staring down the barrel of the same half-carrot, half-stick scheme . . . and that’s only if the House Speaker Andy Dillon sees enough hair on the scalp to bring out the knife.
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Wednesday, May 26,2010

'At the end of the day, you have to always challenge the status quo'

Kande Ngalamulume ready to fight the Mike Rogers standard

by Neal McNamara
The other volunteers at the Recycle Livingston center in Howell that day said that Ngalamulume’s clothes really raised the dress code around the place. Plus, the safety vest might have been a little unnecessary since the recycling center is essentially a large parking lot with more stationary Dumpsters than heavy machinery.
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Wednesday, May 26,2010

Virg Watch

Virg's environmental scorecard vs. Andy Dillon's, plus, some national press

by Neal McNamara
Given the recent sunny weather, it might be a good time to look at the environmental record of Virg Bernero.Two weeks ago, Bernero spoke at a forum that hosted by the League of Conservation Voters. And on Tuesday, the League released its annual scorecard of state elected officials.Since Be...
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Wednesday, May 26,2010

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by Readers
Honoring Cesar Chavez with a street name is a chance for Lansing’s majority culture to finally recognize what is important to the city’s Spanish-speaking minority.
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Wednesday, May 26,2010

Inch by inch

A push to measure the condition of all 600 miles of Lansing’s sidewalks with the goal of improvements

by Jane Alexander
Standing on a Lansing street corner, Lisa Benck hands Jessica Yorko one end of a length of string. The two crouch down and measure the length of sidewalk corners where they decline into ramps into the street. They smile warmly at curious passersby, as they take their measurements, cross the street, and crouch back down again on the opposing corner.
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