Issue 711

23rd September, 2010 - 06th October, 2010

The Saginaw Spirit is entering its ninth season and the team has drawn more than 1 million fans, but within the hockey establishment, Saginaw often is still found pursuing respect. For the past two seasons, the Spirit defied predictions and made strong pushes during the regular season and into the Ontario Hockey League playoffs.

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Back in 1971 when George Harrison & Ravi Shankar organized the Concert for Bangladesh, which featured an all-star supergroup of performers including Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Leon Russell, and Ringo Starr, it was the first benefit concert of its magnitude in world history, pulling over 40,000 people and raising money for the relief of refugees from East Pakistan after the 1970 Bhola cyclone and the Bangladesh Liberation War.

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Fourth-year Saginaw Spirit forward Jordan Schwarz remembers when he was a 16-year-old rookie in 2007, drafted to a team far from hometown of Burlington, Ontario. Early in the season, the Spirit would charter a bus for road games in Ontario.

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With mid-term elections approximately one month away, this edition of the Review kicks off a trio of forums in which we pose critical questions to candidates in key races throughout the Great Lakes Bay Region, with a goal of hopefully engaging them in meaningful dialogue.

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ON NOVEMBER 2ND SAGINAW COUNTY VOTERS ELECT EITHER JIM HOWELL OR JIM BORCHARD TO BE CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE IN A RARE “OPEN” JUDICIAL RACE.

A circuit court judge is arguable one of the most powerful officials in the state. While judges don’t vote to make laws like legislators do, or operate government like the governor does, a circuit judge is vested with the awesome power to void legislation by ruling it to be unconstitutional, or to force executive action or restraint.

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The battle for the 32nd District Senate Seat, which covers Saginaw & Gratiot counties, involves two respected physicians, each having their own prescription for providing relief to perennial problems that have afflicted the area in recent years.

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Two Legendary Performance Venues Gather Musicians From Center Stage to Center Field

It’s been a long time since I’ve played softball for White’s Bar, about 20 years or so. Those were the good old days, still playing like we meant it, diving for ground balls, swinging for the fences and taking the extra base.

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