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Wednesday, June 20,2012

A different kind of 'dine and dash'

Want to get the best out of your feet? Learn how to eat, advises Scott Jurek

by Bill Castanier & Lawrence Cosentino
As an eighth-grader in rural Minnesota, Scott Jurek hated running. As a high-schooler, he only ran to stay in shape for Nordic skiing. Today, Jurek, 38, is one of the world’s best ultramarathoners and thinks nothing of going out for a 30- or 40-mile run twice a week while logging 120-mile weeks.
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Wednesday, June 20,2012

Turn it down

by Rich Tupica
Moon and sun rise in Old Town Festivalgoers who prefer specialty beers and tasty food along with live music may want to check out the Festival of the Moon (6 to 11 p.m. Friday) and Festival of the Sun (2 to 11 p.m. Saturday) in Old Town. As for the music, Moon headliners include Tony Lucca of NBC’s “The Voice,” along with locals Billiards Music and Ben Keeler & the 500 Club. On the following day the Sun stage hosts headliners Frontier Ruckus, along with Those Willows, Sabertooth Fiancee, Empty Orchestra and Elliot Street Lunatic.
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Wednesday, June 20,2012

Eyesore of the week

by Andy Balaskovitz
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: Social activities at the sidewalk level are vital to a community and can be directly proportional to the health of the physical infrastructure. Cafes, markets, food carts, musicians or simply pedestrian traffic thrives when the physical environment is supportive. However, as the infrastructure erodes, so too can these activities — jeopardizing the social life of sidewalks.
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Wednesday, June 20,2012

HOMTV: 'We're with the times now'

TV studio open house shows off renovations

by Tracy Key
When it comes to modern media and technology, practically every couple of years brings the equivalent of a new era in history. With facilities dating back to 1992, the studios of HOMTV and CAMTV in Meridian Township seemed almost ancient, left in the dust when the digital era swept in. However, a recent renovation project has brought a much-needed upgrade to the dated facilities.
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Wednesday, June 20,2012

Good grief! It's 'Charlie Brown'

by Holly Johnson
The Peanuts gang is back in action for the Lansing Community College Performing Arts Summer Stage Under the Stars production of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” at LCC’s amphitheatre. Based on the Charles M. Schulz comic strip, the musical follows Charlie Brown and his crew as they play baseball and the piano and exchange valentines.
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Tuesday, June 19,2012

A different kind of dine and dash

Author Scott Jurek talks about 'Eat & Run' Wednesday at Playmakers

by Bill Castanier
Tuesday, June 19 — As an eighth-grader in rural Minnesota, Scott Jurek hated running. As a high-schooler, he only ran to stay in shape for Nordic skiing. Today, Jurek, 38, is one of the world’s best ultramarathoners and thinks nothing of going out for a 30- or 40-mile run twice a week while logging 120-mile weeks.
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Tuesday, June 19,2012

'We’re with the times now'

TV studio open house shows off renovations

by Tracy Key
Tuesday, June 19 —When it comes to modern media and technology, practically every couple of years brings the equivalent of a new era in history. With facilities dating back to 1992, the studios of HOMTV and CAMTV in Meridian Township seemed almost ancient, left in the dust when the digital era swept in. However, a recent renovation project has brought a much-needed upgrade to the dated facilities.
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Thursday, June 14,2012

Germany, Turkey, Egypt — and Frandor!

Mid Michigan Family Theatre tells 'Folk Tales for Fun'

by City Pulse Staff
Thursday, June 14 — Getting away for awhile is a snap at Mid Michigan Family Theatre this weekend: Carlos Perez's "Folk Tales for Fun" gives audiences a taste of stories from Norway, Egypt, Turkey, Germany and other countries. The world tour is led by The Navigator, who, with help from the language-savvy Decipher and the all-knowing I Don't Know, introduces a half-dozen fables and fairy tales from around the world.
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Wednesday, June 13,2012

Two for the Books

Gay Okemos couple shares a lifetime of collecting with MSU and the community

by Lawrence Cosentino
Mark Ritzenhein and Stephen Wilensky love to recall the afternoon in the early 1990s when they crossed the Yarlung River in a wooden boat, heading into Tibet, listening to the clicking of unsoftened yak cheese.
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Wednesday, June 13,2012

Advice Goddess

Motherly Shove & Look What The Catty Dragged In

by Amy Alkon
Q: I am in my 20s and, for eight months, have been seeing a girl who might very well be “the one.” The problem is she wants to meet my mother, who is beyond controlling. She plays a game with girls I date, which I call “the 20 questions of doom.” Her questions start out normal, but by question 10, she’ll ask stuff like “Have you ever seen my son in the nude, and if not, do you have plans to?”
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