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Wednesday, April 28,2010

Big wheels

Conquerers II, hosts of Lansing’s first Autorama, are ready to roll again

by Kyle Leppek
On the day the show was supposed to open, the civic center’s general manager and the Lansing police chief showed up to shut it down. When the Conquerors signed the contract with the civic center the eldest members were only 19 years old, well below the 21-year-old age limit to sign a legal contract.
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Wednesday, April 21,2010

Play ball - or just play music

Lansing Concert Band plans to do both Saturday

by Kyle Leppek
The Lansing Concert Band closes its 2009-2010 season Saturday by “Covering the Bases” with a salute to baseball and a guest appearance by tuba soloist Deanna Swoboda, a professor of tuba/euphonium at Western Michigan University and a member of the Western Brass Quintet, a faculty ensemble.
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Wednesday, April 21,2010

Famished

New data shed light on local food disparities

by Kyle Leppek
The Food Research and Action Center, a nonprofit group focused on hunger and nutrition policy, recently released a study that found 15.3 percent of residents in Michigan’s 8th Congressional District had in the last 12 months lacked enough money to buy food.
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Wednesday, February 24,2010

Young man with a horn

9-year-old trumpet player headlines Red Cedar Festival

by Kyle Leppek
Ask Geoffrey Gallante what he wants to be when he grows up and you’ll hear him count, in a whisper, from 9 to 18. Then he’ll aptly remind you he is only 9 years old, which leaves him nine more years to make his final decision, but Geoffrey will ultimately reply, “Either a Major League Baseball player or a professional musician.
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Friday, February 19,2010

Eyesore of the week

by Kyle Leppek
Building: 1001 W. Saginaw St., Lansing Owner: Mark Spagnuolo Taxpayer: Mark Spagunolo Assessed: $118,800 Owner says: Could not be reached for comment Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: One of the most common errors in commercial architecture is the lack of windows on the fa'ade.
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