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Monday, November 24,2014

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MLive restructuring will eliminate Lansing editor post

by Belinda Thurston
MONDAY, NOV. 24 — Journalism jobs continue to dwindle in Lansing. According to Meegan Holland, the Lansing Editor for MLive Media Group, the company is restructuring and eliminating her job. “I had a good run with MLive but it's time to move on,” she posted on her Facebook wall this morning. “I'll be leaving Dec. 31 after the company's latest restructuring eliminated my job.”
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Thursday, November 20,2014

The dish on the Fleetwood

Lansing classic diner closed due to ‘mechanical failure’

by Belinda Thurston
THURSDAY, NOV. 20 — If you’ve got a hankering for Hippie Hash, it might have to wait a bit. The Fleetwood Diner, on South Cedar Street, is closed.
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Thursday, November 20,2014

Doing all the right things

Lansing scholar, immigrant starts petition effort to keep him in the U.S.

by Belinda Thurston
Oscar Castaneda, a Lansing Guatemalan immigrant, Fulbright scholar and local soccer coach is in danger of having to leave the country. That’s why he will be glued to every word President Barack Obama has to say has to say when he addresses the nation at 8 p.m.
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Wednesday, November 19,2014

Silent servants

Lansing´s Victim Advocate Program needs help comforting families and friends of trauma victims

by Lawrence Cosentino
There are certain things you should never say to someone who has suddenly lost a loved one: “She´s in a better place,” or “It’s God’s will,” or “you can have more kids.” That´s a small part of the training for Lansing’s Victim Advocate Program, an all-volunteer force that speeds to trauma scenes alongside police to help grieving survivors.
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Wednesday, November 19,2014

Up for the job

Who will fill the Ingham County register of deeds post?

by Kyle Melinn
Ingham County Register of Deeds Curtis Hertel Jr. hasn´t turned in his county office building keys yet, but there’s a lot of focus on who will take over his job. A few names have already surfaced as possibilities to succeed him — Lansing City Councilman Derrick Quinney, Ingham County Commissioner Carol Koenig, Ingham County commissioners Kara Hope and Randy Schafer, Lansing School Board member Nicole Armbruster and Ingham County Canvasser Alan Fox.
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Wednesday, November 19,2014

Briefs

by City Pulse
Avoid shoveling your snow twice To avoid reshoveling after the snow plow has come down your street, the County Road Association of Michigan suggests clearing an area before your driveway large enough for the snow coming off the blade to be deposited (to the right as you face your home ...
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Wednesday, November 19,2014

Eye candy of the week

by Daniel Bollman, AIA
Property: 2520 Oxford Road, Lansing Befitting a state defined by two distinct peninsulas, Michigan maintains two separate governor’s residences. The first is a summer house overlooking Mackinac Island and the other is sited in the Country Club of Lansing neighborhood. This house...
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Wednesday, November 19,2014

Keeping it real

Mid-term election voters couldn’t relate and Dems ignored their base

by Mickey Hirten
With the election season just a bad memory I had resolved to move on. Honest. That was until last week´s Capitol Issues Forum and a talk with polling guru Ed Sarpolis, who served up answers to questions I hadn´t even considered. It was, after all, an odd election: A convincing sweep by Republicans, except for the U.S. Senate; a beatable incumbent governor who won; and lackluster campaigns.
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Wednesday, November 19,2014

A feast with force

Giving is receiving for Thanksgiving at Cristo Rey

by Belinda Thurston
Judy Heppinstall knew she didn’t have the energy to cook for Thanksgiving this year. Her ex-husband is in hospice care with emphysema. Their only daughter, Kathleen Heppinstall, 45, died unexpectedly of a heart attack Nov. She and her son will spend Thanksgiving with her ex-husband over a home-cooked meal delivered to their home.
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Wednesday, November 19,2014

A family tradition

How a community meal grew from a family's need to bond

by Belinda Thurston
The St. Gerard Thanksgiving Day dinner that will feed more than 200 people this year was born of a woman needing a break. Carolyn Hudson, the oldest of five, decided she wanted to spend time with her young family in 1985. She had taken care of her siblings and her grandparents after her parents died, and always prepared the holiday meal.
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