Saturday, December 4, 2021

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Officials ask residents to keep leaves out of street

With the peak season for autumn leaves drawing near, Lansing city officials want to make sure residents know how to dispose of their leaves.It’s illegal to dump leaves in what is called the right of way, said Steve Chalker, the recycling coordinator and supervisor of the right of way enforcement officers for the city’s Public Service Department.

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Sting targets video games

Minors can’t buy cigarettes, pornography or alcohol - and now the state is trying to ensure they can’t buy violent video games either.An initiative introduced by Michigan Attorney General Jennifer Granholm on Thursday morning encourages retailers to enact regulations preventing minors from purchasing mature video games.The Entertainment Software Review Board has a system to rate games on a scale similar to movies.

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Whitmer beats GOP rival

In a state House contest predicted by many to be hotly contested, Democrat Gretchen Whitmer handily beat her GOP rival Bill Hollister.The winner of the 70th District state House seat said she’s going to focus on getting situated with her new job for the next couple of months.After a long night of no sleep, Whitmer finally saw the numbers of her victory against Hollister.

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Celebrities show election involvement

Stars of television, film and stage may not have enough political knowledge to run the government, but they do know where to put their famous faces - and their money - to help impact elections. “They’re pretty busy with their show business careers, but politics are so important to them,” said Charles Atkin, an MSU communication professor who teaches a course dealing with media coverage of campaigns.

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Fraternity participates in food drive

For some needy families, a little food can go a long way. The Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity’s North American Food Drive philanthropy is accepting monetary and food donations this week to benefit underprivileged families in the area. Paul Mitchell, fraternity member and Interfraternity Council President, said every dollar raised will equal 8 pounds of food for the people who need it most. “We have gone to local businesses, fraternities, sororities, the dorms and residences in East Lansing, Lansing and Okemos to ask if they’d like to donate,” Mitchell said.

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Council votes to waive noise ordinance

LANSING - The Lansing City Council unanimously voted Monday night to suspend the city’s noise ordinance for the upcoming construction on Interstate 496. The waiver allows the Michigan Department of Transportation to allow a construction company to do demolition and construction between 6 a.m.

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New store offers city a slice of the pie

People who have a sweet tooth can get their own piece of the pie - and choose their flavor.The Grand Traverse Pie Co., 3536 Meridian Crossing Drive in Okemos, opened its third location Saturday, bringing a taste of Traverse City to the Lansing area.“Lansing has a really good market, there really aren’t (any pie-type stores),” said Mike Busley, the stores’ founder and owner.

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Greeks host broomball

On Wednesday evening the cool surface of Munn Ice Arena will feature brooms and tennis shoes instead of hockey sticks and ice skates.The Pi Beta Phi sorority will host its annual broomball philanthropy event from midnight to 2 a.m., in which eight fraternities and eight sororities will compete in a single-elimination tournament until a winner is crowned.

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CATA offers free rides to the polls

Those using a lack of transportation as an excuse to not vote are going to have to come up with a different reason.Capital Area Transportation Authority will offer free rides to and from the polls today.“Anyone that has a valid voter registration card (can) show that to the driver of any route and will then get a ride free to the polls,” said Sandy Draggoo, CATA executive director.

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Lansing Web site offers updated information

LANSING - With election day coming, Lansing City Clerk Marilynn Slade is anticipating a slew of phone calls from residents who don’t know where to vote.But that could change.Along with other changes to the city of Lansing’s Web site, the page for the city clerk has added a feature where residents can find their precinct location.“Anybody that’s registered to vote in the city of Lansing can put their street address and find where to vote,” Slade said.

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ACLU hosts summit for activist students at Capitol

LANSING - Michigan college students involved with activism and advocacy attended a summit at the state Capitol on Saturday.About 50 students attended the American Civil Liberties Union’s second annual Michigan summit - a gathering to inform students of the ACLU’s purpose and establish networks between members.“Much more important than the quantity of students there was the broad contacts made,” said Aaron Allen, president of the MSU ACLU chapter.

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Man in jail after driving stolen van

A 21-year-old man is being held in the Ingham County Jail on bond following a Saturday afternoon car chase.At 12:35 p.m., an MSU police officer noticed a man driving a stolen minivan on campus near Harrison Avenue and Trowbridge Road, MSU police Lt.

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Polls expect more voters

State officials are predicting about 63 percent of registered Michigan voters will cast their votes in this year’s presidential election Tuesday. The 63 percent expected to turn out is a significant increase from the 1996 presidential election voter turnout, said Julie Pierce, spokeswoman for the secretary of state.

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Delta Tau Delta reinstated

Members of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity have good reason to celebrate this weekend - three years after losing their national charter they will have it reinstated Saturday. The fraternity had their charter revoked three years ago by the national chapter because of lack of members and finances.

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APASO power rally kicks off conference

A rally and march from the rock on Farm Lane will highlight a weekend full of activities for Asian and Pacific American students today at 4 p.m.This is the ninth year the Asian Pacific American Student Organization will host its fall conference.

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APASO power rally kicks off conference

A rally and march from the rock on Farm Lane will highlight a weekend full of activities for Asian and Pacific American students today at 4 p.m. This is the ninth year the Asian Pacific American Student Organization will host its fall conference.