Sunday, December 4, 2022

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Candidate visits to garner awareness

GRAND RAPIDS - For voters not happy with the leading presidential candidates, Howard Phillips would like you to know the Constitution Party makes a great alternative.Phillips and his fellow party members feel his race for the presidency is not receiving fair coverage.

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Poll: Bush, Gore in statistical tie

Presidential candidates vying for electoral votes might be hitting up Michigan residents with even more campaign commercials during nightly TV viewing.A new poll by The Detroit News shows Republican Texas Gov.

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Road reopens in Old Town

LANSING - After an 18-month hiatus, Grand River Avenue in Old Town is open for business once more. Business owners in the section of Lansing celebrated the end of the construction period on Grand River Avenue with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebration breakfast at Ramon’s Restaurant and Lounge, 718 E.

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GOP raises ad spending

As many watch the presidential race fall into a bitter battle of verbal accusations, the Republican Party has made the move to increase the battle on national television.The party recently made a decision to bulk up its advertising budget in 17 states, including Michigan, where the GOP feels the need to combat Democratic television ads and get its message to the public.Along with the increased spending, the party is unveiling a new line of commercials designed by the Republican National Committee.

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E.L. board positions to be filled, all can apply

The City of East Lansing is looking for residents to fill positions on a number of advisory boards and commissions.People on boards such as the planning commission, the zoning board of appeals, the housing commission and the commission on the environment have the opportunity to bring their expertise to the East Lansing City Council, Mayor Pro Tem Beth Schwarze said.“What those boards do is advise the city council on the way policy should be shaped,” Schwarze said.

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Police open office in Union

The East Lansing and MSU police departments are entering another partnership to improve relations between police and students.East Lansing police Officer Larry Sparkes and MSU police Officer Andrea Beasinger are setting up an office in the Union to address student concerns.“We need to be able to communicate back and forth between our departments and the students,” Sparkes said.

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Gallerys new location picture perfect

Trillium Gallery reopens Sunday at a new location, adding a whimsical and artistic edge to Grand River Avenue.“We are closer to (other art galleries) in the downtown area, creating somewhat of a triangle of galleries,” said Kalli Halpern, owner of the gallery, 207 E.

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Olympiad makes science fun for kids

Children in the tri-county area will get a chance to experience science hands-on Nov. 4 at the Elementary Science Olympiad, hosted by Lansing Community College. Unlike Science Olympiad competitions for children in older grades, the event isn’t competitive but just a chance for students to learn more about science, said Mary Brown, a biology professor at LCC and a Science Olympiad co-director at the college. “It’s an opportunity to get kids involved in science,” she said.

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Jacobsons reopens doors

Meridian Twp. - When Jacobson’s reopens today at Meridian Mall, it will open its doors to more than just clientele.The new store, 1982 W.

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E.L. rearranges budget to benefit local parks

The East Lansing City Council approved changes to the $50 million city budget late Tuesday night that will include more money for parks and recreational facilities. Residents will reap the benefits of the budget change by enjoying park improvements in such parks as Harrison Meadows Park and the East Lansing Soccer Complex.

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Star plans to visit Madison college

Richard Dreyfuss will take “baby steps” to Case Hall on Thursday as part of the “Mr. Holland’s Opus Education” tour. Dreyfuss, the star of the movie “Mr. Holland’s Opus,” will visit schools in the Lansing area Thursday in support of political activism, said Norman Graham, associate dean of James Madison College. The Oscar-winning actor will visit Lansing’s Waverly High School, 5207 W.

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Council promotes safe drinking

The East Lansing Police Department will not be the only ones regulating the amount of alcohol young adults drink.Bar and restaurant owners in East Lansing and Lansing have joined to form the Responsible Hospitality Council.

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House cuts costs with laptops

LANSING - Multiply 110 lawmakers by two large boxes of paper a day, and you have a ton of paper.To reduce the amount of paper used, and the associated costs, the Michigan House of Representatives came up with a solution and implemented it with the opening of the fall session in late September.Each representative’s desk on the House floor is now complete with a $2,900 WinBook Pentium III laptop computer.The 110 computers cost nearly $320,000 - and that doesn’t include labor costs and installation fees.

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Council to consider transportation merger

The East Lansing City Council will meet tonight to discuss Capital Area Rail Council merging with the Capital Area Transportation Authority. The Rail Council is a group of representatives from the Greater Lansing area who oversee the Amtrak station in East Lansing.