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posticon Editorial - Don't Deport Aliens (From Outer Space)

Opinions | Friday, April 21, 2017 | By Dan Veaner Print
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We know that aliens are among us.  The United States wouldn't spend so much time tracking down the illegal ones if that weren't true.  But recent discoveries of nearby Earth-like planets are raising questions about that other kind of alien... aliens from outer space.  Chances are they're out there somewhere.

USA Today reported Wednesday that a planet the size of a 'jumbo Earth' has been found circling a nearby star.  Dully named LHS 1140b, scientists say the planet is exposed to enough light from its star to allow for liquid water, a requirement for life as we know it here on Earth.  The great thing for astronomers is that 1140b is close enough that they may be able to learn more about it, especially after the new James Webb Space Telescope is launched next year.  It may even be able to tell us if there is oxygen there.  But don't expect little green men like Marvin the Martian to arrive on the Earth Express any time soon.

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posticon Letters - An Uninformed and Misleading Campaign

Opinions | Friday, April 21, 2017 | By Deborah Dawson Print
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mailmanOn April 25, Village of Lansing residents will elect a Mayor and two Trustees. In this contested election, three Lansing Trails residents, led by Lisa Bonniwell, are running as the 'Lansing Preservation Party' (LPP) against incumbent Mayor Don Hartill and Trustees Ronny Hardaway and Pat O'Rourke.

Bonniwell threatened to contest this election last November 7, when Lansing Trustees voted to downzone undeveloped acreage on Bomax Drive from Business and Technology to High-Density Residential. The rezoned acreage abuts as-yet undeveloped Phase 2 acreage of Lansing Trails, a neighborhood built by IJ Construction. IJ was owned and operated by Bonniwell's deceased father, Ivar Jonson, and is now operated by Bonniwell and her mother.

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posticon Letters - Upcoming Village of Lansing Election

Opinions | Friday, April 21, 2017 | By Jeffrey True Print
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mailmanDear Editor,

I have lived and worked in the Village of Lansing since 1994 and have been very satisfied with the people who have run the Village especially Mayor Don Hartill, Pat O’Rourke and Ronny Hardaway.

Taxes have been quite reasonable and expenditures have seemed prudent and well thought out. Needed projects are planned in advance and financed so as not to incur debt.

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