Issue 624

19th October, 2006 - 01st November, 2006

It started with seven words. Not just any seven, mind you, but THE Seven Words that, until 1972, would remain taboo to the point of ridiculousness. While they may have blemished George Carlin's radio career, those particular expletives launched him into superstardom; setting the standard for a new and frank approach to comedy.

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Dr. Seuss, anyone? "I hear the voices and I read the front page and I know the speculation," President Bush told reporters in the Rose Garden. "But I'm the decider and decide what's best.

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In social studies classes, educators often teach the principle of "representative democracy". Students are told that the most true democracy - every citizen voting on every government decision - obviously would create even a far slower crawl than already exists.

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Dear Guy, I know that women have certain times of the month when they are more sensitive than others. I had sisters and can relate to all the crap they have to put up with, so I am not a complete jerk.

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The legendary B.B. King is known for milking weighty, warm, and endlessly fluid notes from the languid guitar neck of his lovely lady Lucille, but as this Maestro of the Blues celebrates his 80th birthday this year, citizens and fans of the tri-cities have an exceptionally rare opportunity to witness the true passion of the man when he makes his first Saginaw appearance in 20 years at an unprecedented concert event known as "Blues for the Blue'.

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Detroit Rock City came ablaze with massive amounts of pyro at DTE Energy Music Theater as Godsmack, Rob Zombie and Shinedown visited the city steeped in rock tradition. Performing to a sold out crowd the acts did nothing short of shock and awe.

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Dear Editor; Hurricane Katrina: nature made the storm; man made the tragedy. Here's some of 'who' went wrong. During 30 years of unusually mild hurricanes, Progressives - organized 100 years ago by Republican President Teddy Roosevelt - fought development of the coastal wetlands; nature's natural levees.

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Editor's Note: The tri-cities lost a rare ingredient of our local music scene - not only a vital participant, but also a true 'fan' in every sense of the word - with the recent passing of William 'Shabazz' Harris.

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The face-off between Republican Ken Horn and Democrat Bob Blaine for the 94th District State House of Representatives seat is significant for many reasons, but mainly because the winner will be presented with the formidable task of ushering in a new era for Saginaw County that must look beyond the standard industries that have historically fueled the job market for the area.

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Who wants to be a millionaire? Maybe the candidate who wants to become Michigan's next state senator for Saginaw & Gratiot counties will have to be a millionaire - not necessarily in personal wealth, but at least in the campaign money they raise.

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