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Monday, March 18,2013

Kids in the Hall

Davenport deal stalls, LCC offers cash for Oliver Towers property

by Nyssa Rabinowitz
Monday, Oct. 10 — A proposed land trade between the city of Lansing and Davenport University involving the downtown Oliver Towers property failed to make it out of a City Council committee tonight, stalling the deal indefinitely.
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Wednesday, October 12,2011

Weekend Survival Kit program returns

Volunteers, community leaders pull together to continue weekend food supplement program for area schools

by Nyssa Rabinowitz
R a m o s , along with a team of community o r g a n i zers includ- Ramos in g Pa u l Shaheen of the Ingham County food systems group, Kathe Smith from the Mid-Michigan Food Bank and Randy Bell from Ingham County MSU Extension, have been meeting regularly to try and sustain the program, which ended in August.
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Wednesday, September 28,2011

Sustaining weekend survival kits

Thousands of kids could go hungrier after a food delivery program for elementary school children ends.

by Nyssa Rabinowitz
The Weekend Survival Kit program provided participating elementary school kids with backpacks of food for the weekend twice a month to supplement the family’s food at home, said Kathe Smith, operations manager at the Mid- Michigan Food Bank.
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Wednesday, September 21,2011

Eye candy of the week

by Nyssa Rabinowitz
People are often drawn to architectural styles that suit their personality. It is no wonder attorneys Natalie Alane and Mary Chartier were immediately attracted to the Victorian residence at 403 Seymour Ave. as the new home for their law firm, Alane & Chartier, P.
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Wednesday, September 21,2011

Who is Shirley Rodgers?

Controversial board leader says she has no plans to resign

by Nyssa Rabinowitz
“It’s tough, I’m not going to lie and say it’s not,” Rodgers said in a three-hour interview Sunday afternoon. “You don’t like being the center of all this scrutiny, but you know that it comes with the territory and if you’re going to take very strong positions on some issues, you know you’re going to meet resistance.
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Wednesday, September 14,2011

Eyesore of the week

by Nyssa Rabinowitz
Property: 500 S. Pennsyvania Ave., Lansing Owner: Haida Jafar Taxpayer: Haida Jafar Assessed: $23,500 Owner says: Unable to be reached for comment Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: Attached garages just make sense in Michigan. An attached garage is relatively rare on early 20th century houses like this one at 500 S.
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Wednesday, September 14,2011

WKAR facing serious debt

Ten employees laid off after deficit reaches $635,000, records show. Higher-ups refuse to be interviewed.

by Nyssa Rabinowitz
The information came from documents the university provided after City Pulse filed a Freedom of Information Act request. The university was unwilling to provide the information previously and is still refusing to grant interviews with higher-ups about the situation that led to the layoffs.
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Wednesday, August 31,2011

The saga of Oliver Towers

A look at the 11-year history of the nearly deserted building

by Nyssa Rabinowitz
The fire gutted the first floor and destroyed the fire and elevator systems, causing $250,000 worth of damages. After repairs, the Lansing Housing Commission was able to move into the first floor, but the apartments have remained vacant.
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Wednesday, August 31,2011

Top 10 Back to School Tips

Start the new school year off right by getting the lowdown on the coolest places in town that won’t be advertised anywhere else.

by Nyssa Rabinowitz
Going back to school can be stressful. You have to find all your classes in buildings you might never have been to, buy expensive textbooks you might never use and pray that your teacher for your 8 a.m. class is engaging so you don’t fall asleep on the first day.
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