Tuesday, January 25, 2022

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Council to consider altering local traffic

The East Lansing City Council will discuss building a roundabout at the intersection of Albert Avenue and Charles Street at today’s work session. The roundabout, like those found on campus, would be built to accommodate the City Center Project that is scheduled to open in 2002.

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Stars raise money for MLK fund

LANSING - Hollywood met hoops Saturday as stars laced up for charity.Eleven stars from across the country participated in the Hollywood Hoop Fest to benefit MSU’s Martin Luther King Scholarship Fund.

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U researches water treatment

GRAND RAPIDS - Not having enough safe clean drinking water is a future problem many researchers face, and MSU is working with organizations across the state to solve that problem.Global Enterprise for Water Technology, a nonprofit organization, is planning on reinventing an old Grand Rapids water filtration plant in order to do research on water.“It would be one of the largest experimental sites for new technologies for treating drinking water,” said Jon Bartholic, director of institute of water research at MSU.

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Overcrowded area jail releases inmates

Ingham County Sheriff’s Office officials were forced to release nearly 50 inmates Friday because of overcrowding.State law forces jail administrators to bring the inmate population down to capacity if it remains above for seven consecutive days.

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Amtrak keeps E.L. stops

Megan Dowd takes Amtrak’s International Route from East Lansing home to Chicago at least once a month.Fortunately for Dowd, the Michigan Transportation Committee approved a $5.7 million subsidy for Amtrak last week in order to save two of its most popular routes running.The approval follows plans by the 22,000-mile passenger rail system to reroute its train service, cutting the stops in East Lansing as well as Durand, Flint, Lapeer and Port Huron, in order to save money.Dowd, a communication freshman from Winnetka, Ill., is relieved that her route will not be removed.“If it weren’t here I wouldn’t be able to get home,” she said Sunday after stepping off a train.

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Stabenow, Levin regard presidency with few celebrations

WASHINGTON - It’s like attending the Academy Awards, minus a nomination.While U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin are no thespians, they can likely relate to the actors who attend the annual glitzy gala despite lacking a chance to win.You see, Michigan’s two senators are Democrats.And this was no Democratic weekend.

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Stabenow, Levin regard presidency with few celebrations

WASHINGTON - It’s like attending the Academy Awards, minus a nomination.While U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin are no thespians, they can likely relate to the actors who attend the annual glitzy gala despite lacking a chance to win.You see, Michigan’s two senators are Democrats.And this was no Democrat weekend.

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E.L. police department starts academy

East Lansing police are hoping to mirror the outreach successes of some area agencies by starting its own citizens police academy.Department officials will spend the next 11 weeks training 20 people what it means to be a police officer.

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Delts plan to move back to old house

It was a sad day in 1996 when the Iota chapter of Delta Tau Delta, struggling with finances and low membership, was shut down by its national chapter and members were kicked out of the house they had occupied for about 30 years. For three years there was nothing - no recruitments, no philanthropies, no parties.

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New fire chief eager to join E.L. community

Randy Talifarro thought his career with the fire department would end in Flint.But when the East Lansing City Council announced they had chosen Talifarro as their top choice for the position of East Lansing Fire Chief, he couldn’t decline.“I was not real aggressive in seeking to leave Flint,” Talifarro said.

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Ford shares in Firestone recall costs

Ford Motor Co. said Thursday the Firestone tire recall should cost it $500 million as expected, not including untold costs of defending itself against and settling lawsuits over crashes involving the questioned tires. Henry Wallace, Ford’s chief financial officer, said the half-billion dollars the automaker figured the massive recall would cost it in lost production, among other things, has been split evenly over its past two earnings quarters. “As for the litigation, that’s going to go on for some time,” he said. Roughly 200 lawsuits have been filed against Ford and Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. over crashes involving the tires, 6.5 million of which were recalled last summer.

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E.L. police meet with students to improve relations

The East Lansing Police Department is out in full force to improve communication with the students it protects. Citing some difficult times during the past few years, the city’s blue is searching for ways to improve relations with students.

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Web site answers questions for students planning off-campus life

It’s been two years since Brian Wilson decided to move away from the safe haven of MSU residence halls.Although the advertising senior said he’s enjoyed living off-campus so far, the first year away from campus has been very difficult for him.“I’m just starting to learn how to utilize the benefits of living off-campus,” Wilson said.