Thursday, February 9, 2023

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Freshmen scammed by fake salesperson

Amanda Smith is a little more skeptical than she used to be.Especially of those who approach the door to her dorm room with what could be perceived as a good deal.Smith, a Spanish freshman, and her roommate were bamboozled out of about $180 last month after purchasing several magazines from a man who said he was an MSU communication student collecting points to win an overseas trip to Australia.“In hindsight I guess it made sense (that it was a scam),” Smith said.

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Officials ask for sign ordinance compliance

East Lansing officials are asking political candidates and homeowners to abide by a sign ordinance that limits where signs can be placed and how many are allowed in one yard.Lawn signs are a popular way for candidates to display their name and face to persuade voters.

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State to improve Parkinsons care

The state’s premiere research universities - MSU, the University of Michigan and Wayne State University - will collaborate with major health care providers to improve the quality of medical care to in-state Parkinson’s disease patients.The Michigan Parkinson Initiative, which was announced Wednesday during a press conference at the Kellogg Center, enlists the help of the medical schools of the three universities, the Henry Ford Health System, Beaumont Neuroscience Center, St.

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Grant helps state police install cameras in patrol cars

The Michigan State Police is installing 58 new video camera systems in patrol cars across the state thanks to a large federal grant.The $247,892 grant was given to the department as part of a $12 million effort to help install cameras in police cruisers in 41 states.Michigan already has 122 cameras deployed across the state, including four in the Lansing area.

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Ticket system altered

Students looking to camp out for Izzone tickets this past weekend were instead greeted with a paperboard sign - tacked to a portable toilet - informing them that the campout had been nixed.“I had no idea what was going on,” said advertising sophomore Melissa Klink, who was turned away.

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Event teaches U etiquette

More than 100 students took a big step in ensuring they wouldn’t get an “E” for dining etiquette Tuesday. The Office of Supportive Services brought students from all years and majors to “Professional Etiquette and Tableside Manners,” an event to prepare students for meal interviews and meetings they may attend in a professional setting. The program was held Tuesday at the Brody Complex’s Lafayette Square.

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States to stiffen DUI penalties

President Bill Clinton signed a bill Monday to set tougher standards for drunken driving. The new law requires states to impose a .08 percent blood alcohol content standard as the legal level for drunken driving by the year 2004.

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Greeks have fun preparing kids for Halloween

Students from Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity volunteered Tuesday to carve pumpkins with local elementary school students.The event at Red Cedar Elementary School, 1110 Narcissus St., was one of several activities local greek chapters plan to do with area children.“It’s important to go out in the community and spend time with kids,” said Genevieve Webb, philanthropy chair for Kappa Alpha Theta.

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House candidates to debate on campus

Gretchen Whitmer and Bill Hollister will bring their stances to campus for a debate Wednesday. Democrat Whitmer and Republican Hollister, who are battling for the 70th District state House seat, will meet at the Radiology Building’s auditorium during a 4 p.m.

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U to preserve farm literature for state

MSU libraries plan to revisit a part of history.The university was chosen to participate in a national project to preserve literature that documents unique agricultural and rural heritage.Twenty states have become involved in the National Preservation Program for Agricultural Literature since its start in 1996.The program is directed by staff members at Cornell University’s Mann Library.“It’s both an honor and a responsibility to be chosen,” said Cliff Haka, director of libraries at MSU.

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Hillel encourages students to support peace at rally

Supporters of peace in the Middle East gathered Monday night at the rock on Farm Lane for a nonpolitical rally to speak out against the violence that has claimed dozens of lives.The event, sponsored by the Hillel Jewish Student Center, attracted about 50 people from the university community.

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Forum to discuss MIP, drunken driving laws

LANSING - The Lansing City Council will hold public hearings on proposed changes to its drunken driving and minor in possession ordinances Monday. The changes would increase penalties for each of the offenses, bringing them in line with new state laws. “Basically, we’re doing this because the state law, which has been changed within the last year or so, made some changes to the penalties,” said Councilmember Joan Bauer, chairwoman of the Public Safety Committee.