Issue 652

10th January, 2008 - 23rd January, 2008

A year ago, Democratic and Republican leaders alike in Michigan believed that a forward move to a January 15 presidential primary could give the state more influence in the nomination of candidates.

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This isn't just a parent-teacher conference; it's a parent-teacher-student conference. Scotty, a plump and pink-cheeked eighth grader, slumps quietly at a desk and shows a distant attitude.

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Special for The Review

Sixteen years ago, Michigan voters term-limited the number of years that state legislators can serve. Now a petition drive in 2008 will seek a ballot proposal to limit elected officials once more, this time to a part-time status that already exists in at least 39 other states.

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If music and the ability to distill life and human experience is a gift from the soul, then Lavel Jackson has studied and learned his life-lessons well. An immensely gifted vocalist, songwriter, producer, lyricist and musician, Jackson is a Saginaw bred artist born with a firm foundation in both church & community, who rose to national fame in the early nineties with the B.

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As the price of crude oil hit $100 a barrel in futures trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange last week, U.S Congressman Bart Stupak (D-Mich) renewed his call for action on legislation he has introduced, which experts estimate could lower the cost of oil by $20 to $30 a barrel.

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Bad things sometimes happen to good people. And sometimes good people get together and do something about it.  That's the focus of the Home Grown Music Fest, a musical charity benefit for local band, 'Sprout', which recently had all their stage equipment stolen for the second time in a relatively short period of time.

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"There is only one thing worse than being drunk, and that is not being drunk." Oscar Wilde "There is only one thing worse than being drunk, and that is not being drunk".

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What happens when you take rock & roll, mix it with trace elements of hip-hop and strychnine, drown it in PBR, comb in danceable break downs and enchanting sing a longs, and sprinkle good old fashioned (non manufactured) punk rock on top? You get Kalamazoo Locals "Their Teeth Will be of Lions" - a band you should acquaint yourself with.

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