Issue 710

02nd September, 2010 - 22nd September, 2010

“Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art.” Frederic Chopin   “Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius.

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As The Bay City Players embarks upon its new season within the conflux of unsettling times, it is entirely appropriate they have chosen to inaugurate their 2010-2011 performance season with a production of Neil Simon’s Laughter On the 23rd Floor.

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Imagine you are out and about, the air turns still and dark clouds hover. Your cell phone rings. Central dispatch informs you that there’s a tornado warning.  You now have an opportunity to inform loved ones.

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A constitution is the bedrock-authorizing document of a sovereign state. Without it the government has no legitimate grounds to operate, or even exist. With a constitution, the government is both empowered by its enabling provisions, and constrained from doing anything that is expressly prohibited or merely not authorized by it.

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What a year it has been for the Midland based Great Lakes Loons in 2010. After a second place finish in the first half the Loons have stormed out of the gate after the All-Star break to a first place run for the second half.

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A Fresh Face Moving Fast

It never ceases to amaze me that there is so much talent in mid-Michigan. It’s been this way from Butch White in the late fifties to early sixties to Dick Wagner in the sixties and seventies and a series of great artists ever since, including John Krogman, Stewart Francke, Larry McCray, Sprout & the Orange, Matt Besey, John Vasquez & the Bearinger Boys and Thick as Thieves.

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Evidence of hard times is abundant across Saginaw’s near West Side. The tide of housing decay can be seen spreading from the Mason/Woodbridge one-ways toward Michigan Avenue and the river, and a number of former neighborhood stores are boarded and abandoned.

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Michigan’s Medical Marihuana Act has been around for nearly two years, but communities continue to have many questions about it. Simply put, communities have three options: Do nothing, prohibit it, or regulate it.

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