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Thursday, January 22,2015

LPD probe

Lansing School Board member subject of criminal investigation

by TODD HEYWOOD
THURSDAY, JAN. 22 – Nicole Armbruster, who resigned Monday from the Lansing Board of Education, is under criminal investigation by the Lansing Police Department, sources tell City Pulse. Sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said the police are investigating allegations that she embezzled from the Lewton Elementary School PTA. The Lansing School District’s website said she is the PTA’s vice president and that one of her three children is a third grader. Armbruster, 35, declined to comment on the investigation when reached by telephone last night. She said she had resigned for personal reasons.
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Wednesday, January 21,2015

High court countdown

Michigan marriage equality goes to the Supreme Court

by TODD HEYWOOD
Whether same-sex couples have the right to marriage in the U.S. is headed to the U.S. Supreme Court, led by a case originating in Michigan. On Jan. 16 the court agreed to hear a quartet of cases coming from the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals; including DeBoer v Snyder, a case from Michigan challenging the constitutionality of the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. Parties to the cases will have a total of two and half hours to address two specific legal questions, the court ordered.
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Wednesday, January 21,2015

Lansing“s south side responds with pride

In last week“s City Pulse, former Ingham County Commissioner Mark Grebner cast a negative light on south Lansing. Here are two responses.

by Guest Column
It’s hard to tell a story about a place and a population that the would-be storyteller doesn’t know. This has to be why — in last week’s City Pulse — Mark Grebner couldn’t fit south Lansing into a “narrative.” After all, he acknowledged that South Lansing isn’t his kind of place and that the residents just aren’t “[his] people.” As the Ingham County commissioners representing south Lansing, we proudly claim south Lansing, and we feel compelled to tell at least part of its story.
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Wednesday, January 21,2015

Eye candy of the week

by Daniel Bollman, AIA
Property: 5600 W. Mount Hope Ave., Lansing Owners: Beth and David Kallman Darius B. Moon, Lansing’s most prominent Victorian-era architect, is probably best known for his elaborate urban Queen Anne houses. This Gable Front and Wing, which Moon designed for his cousin, is conside...
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Wednesday, January 21,2015

Breaking up is hard to do

by Mickey Hirten
Divorces can be so messy and expensive. Lansing“s Board of Water & Light has been there before, in love with its general managers ... until it isn“t. The breakups — this is the third in 10 years — have a tabloid-TV quality: Grievances aired publicly, the blame game, lawyers and large alimony settlements. The Jan. 13 ouster of BWL general manager J. Peter Lark, orchestrated by Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero, follows form. It reflects the increasingly ineffective oversight of the state“s largest municipally owned utility by part-time, inexperienced commissioners and Bernero“s gradual disillusionment with his trophy executive. The result of it all is that the mayor wants the utility“s general manager to report to him like other city department heads. “We need greater accountability.” Bernero said. “This isn“t a new problem.”
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Wednesday, January 21,2015

Chain of command

LANSING MAYOR WANTS BWL GENERAL MANAGER TO REPORT TO HIM

by Mickey Hirten
If Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero gets his way, the next general manager of the Board of Water & Light will report right to him, not indirectly through the utility“s Board of Commissioners. Bernero has been coy about the formal change he“ll propose for BWL at the state of the city address Jan. 29. But not about what he wants city voters to approve. “The structure is wrong,” Bernero said, referring to the relationship between the utility, the commissioners and the city as well as the chaos and cost surrounding the firing of the last three general managers.
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Wednesday, January 21,2015

There“s an app for that

Local woman creates same-sex mobile app

by Belinda Thurston
If you are gay in Lansing how do you know if a restaurant is safe to take a date to? How could you show support for your favorite lesbian-owned business? Or maybe you’re transgender and you want to find a gym that’s accepting and safe. Emily Brozovic created People Like Me (www.peoplelikemeapp.com), a mobile app for the greater Lansing area to help “I wanted to develop something people could use,” which she did as part of her master“s thesis at Michigan State University.
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Wednesday, January 21,2015

Being in Lansing

Ulyana the traveler, dancer, fairy princess

by Belinda Thurston
The orange “Shoulder Work” road sign leaning on the Moores River Drive front porch is a clear sign there’s a story waiting to be told. In the summers the front yard is overgrown with wildflowers, herbs and ornamental grasses. It’s a beautiful disorder. Natural and wild. Much like its resident, Ulyana Maystrenko, who embodies the perfect confluence of practical and eccentric.
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Monday, January 19,2015

Long road to freedom

Martin Luther King Jr. tribute luncheon highlights struggle for justice continues

by Belinda Thurston
MONDAY, JAN. 19 — Freedom fighter Henry “Hank” Thomas lived through some of the most violent times in American history. As an original Freedom Rider who rode buses in the South to test changes in civil rights laws, he’s been arrested 22 times. He survived a bus being burned by a mob while he and other passengers were on board. “Today you and I live in a wonderful country,” Thomas said at today’s Martin Luther King Jr. holiday luncheon at the Lansing Center. But he said we all need “great resolve today.”
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Friday, January 16,2015

Another BWL firing

BWL dismisses another executive, one day after Lark

by Belinda Thurston
THURSDAY, JAN. 15 — One day after Board of Water & Light General Manager Peter Lark was terminated, the second highest executive, Susan Devon, was let go. Devon was the chief administrative officer. “Her employment was ended at 5 p.m. (Wednesday),” said Dick Peffley, interim general manager. Peffley would not give a reason.
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