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Wednesday, November 20,2013

Bracing for Whole Foods

If history is any indication, small-scale natural-foods grocer and co-op can expect a hit from Whole Foods

by Andy McGlashen
Dave Finet is a really nice guy. His laid-back style and demeanor make him a natural fit as general manager of the East Lansing Food Co-op, or ELFCO. When a City Pulse reporter visited on a recent Friday, Finet — ponytailed, bearded and bespectacled — was dressed in faded jeans and a Victory Motorcycles t-shirt.
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Wednesday, October 9,2013

Clean coal coming

What carbon-dioxide regulations for new power plants — and forthcoming regulations for existing plants — mean for greater Lansing. Also, BWL and union investigating August explosion at Eckert Power Station

by Andy McGlashen
As some climate activists see it, the Environmental Protection Agency’s recent proposal to begin limiting carbon emissions from new power plants means the Obama administration is finally getting tough on global warming.
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Wednesday, October 9,2013

Explosion investigation

by Andy McGlashen
The head of a local union representing workers at Lansing Board of Water and Light power plants says he has serious concerns about two explosions on Aug. 25 at the Eckert Power Station.
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Wednesday, September 11,2013

On the bus

An able-bodied writer with two cars and his internal conflict while riding Wal-Mart’s shuttle

by Andy McGlashen
About 15 people are aboard the Saturday bus to the Walmart Supercenter in Delta Township. Two are in wheelchairs. Most are seniors, a few with their grandkids. There’s a lot of laughter among the passengers, who all seem to know each other. It’s an outing.
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Wednesday, May 30,2012

Get hooked

Great catches can be found in Lansing waterways

by Andy McGlashen
Go up north. But if you’ve got a few free hours on one of the long summer days that lie ahead, and you want to catch fish that eat like hogs and fight like longshoremen, point your car toward the Eckert Power Station’s colossal towers.
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Wednesday, April 4,2012

Would The Dude abide?

Venerable Lansing bowling alley parts with tradition to court a new generation

by Andy McGlashen
Nowhere else in Lansing would Don Draper look so at home as in the mid-century splendor of the Spare Time Entertainment Center’s cocktail lounge. From the black leather booths to the pendant lighting and starburst bar top, it could easily double as a set for one of those soggy power lunches on “Mad Men.”
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