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Wednesday, March 20,2013

Verrr-y interesting

Sizing up a swastika vase at the MSU Surplus Store

by Lawrence Cosentino
The cavernous MSU Surplus Store is a "Casablanca" for hard drives and file cabinets, a place of last resort for discarded things. From reel-to-reel tape recorders to Spartan-green street signs, a jumble of rejects sleep on the shelves like opium addicts, absorbing a slow rain of dust, waiting for another chance.
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Wednesday, March 20,2013

Count on 'Bernero '13,' not 'Bernero '14'

by Kyle Melinn
We've heard this before, haven't we? Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero saying he will run for re-election and isn't interested in running for a higher office next year?
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Wednesday, March 20,2013

Victoria’s Club Med-a-Sin

1039 N. Cedar St., Lansing, M-F Noon-7 p.m. and Sat Noon-6 p.m. (517) 481-5264

by City Pulse
Earlier this year in what seemed like a logical step, Victoria, original owner and operator of SuCasa since 1974, turned the home behind the head shop into one of Lansing’s newest medical marijuana dispensaries, Club Med-a-Sin. Membership is $20 annually and is handled through the he...
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Wednesday, March 20,2013

Computergate

A City Council employee reveals what she claimed Councilwoman Kathie Dunbar asked her to do — and provides the results of a lie detector test to support her claim.

by Andy Balaskovitz
The Lansing City Council's office manager says Councilwoman Kathie Dunbar asked her to file a false police report in November saying Dunbar's city-issued laptop had been stolen. Dunbar denies the accusation. Filing a false police report is a crime.
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Wednesday, March 20,2013

Fixing the facade

Niowave's personal property tax abatement may come with strings attached

by Andy Balaskovitz
The Lansing Economic Area Partnership has stepped in to try resolving the dispute between Niowave Inc. and Walnut Neighborhood residents over the appearance of the company's 14,000-square-foot pole barn.
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Wednesday, March 20,2013

Gun rights rally at the Capitol

Hundreds of gun rights supporters flock to downtown Lansing

by Sam Inglot
Wednesday, March 20 — Chris and Martha Welch were at the Capitol today to voice their support for gun ownership and carrying rights.
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Wednesday, March 20,2013

Buses and budgets

The Lansing School District starts reevaluating transportation services to save money

by Sam Inglot
The process of trimming the Lansing School District's budget is kicking off in the same place where roughly 5,500 students start their day: school buses.
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Wednesday, March 20,2013

Eye Sore of the Week

by Dylan Sowle
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: Gas stations are a 20th-century building typology, the epitome of single-use, car-oriented development. Although gas stations were designed with some architectural flair into the mid-century, in the final quarter of the century, function trumped form.
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Tuesday, March 19,2013

Bauer opts out of 2014 Senate race

Former Lansing state representative won't seek Sen. Gretchen Whitmer's seat come 2014

by Kyle Melinn
Tuesday, March 19 —Former Rep. Joan Bauer will not run for the state Senate in 2014, saying in a Facebook post on Tuesday afternoon that she wants to "explore other options and also want to spend quality time with my husband, Doug Langham."
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Monday, March 18,2013

Grammy-winner Laurence Juber returns

The guitarist plays Creole Gallery Sunday

by City Pulse Staff
Thursday, May 19 — Although guitarist Laurence Juber has toured the world with Paul McCartney and shared stages with The Who’s Pete Townshend and Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant, he's also perfectly comfortable in more intimate spaces, such as Old Town's Creole Gallery, which is where the Grammy winner will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 22.
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