Issue 721

24th February, 2011 - 16th March, 2011

In Lansing, state Rep. Charles Brunner of Bay City is a freshman Democrat, but he has plenty of experience. He served six years on the City Commission, the final three as mayor, and says he has observed how state cuts in revenue sharing place more pressure on local taxes.

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Impression and stature can make the difference between someone who is known or dismissed. Far from a lyrically conscious MC, Saginaw native Phe McWright resembles a young Malcolm with his thick glasses and definitive look.

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The Sisters Rosensweig is a play by Wendy Wasserstein that first opened in April 1992 at the Seattle Repertory Theatre. It was applauded by critics for breaking theatrical ground because of the way it concentrates on a non-traditional cast of three middle-aged women and the arc of their lives.

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Saginaw city government is taking two main steps for neighborhood improvement. One approach involves an infusion of $17.4 million. The other strategy comes at no added cost. Back in 2009, a few months before City Hall landed the big economic stimulus grant with federal cash funneled through the Michigan State Housing Development Authortity (MSHDA), staff members formed the Saginaw Code Enforcement Neighborhood Improvement Cooperative.

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The Long & Winding Road from Stadium Success To Contemporary Artistic Achievement

One is hard pressed to think of any Michigan rock band to scale the walls of international success that The Verve Pipe managed to navigate back in the 1990s. From the release of their first album I’ve Suffered a Head Injury in 1992  (which contained an early version of their later #1 hit The Freshman) to the release of Underneath in 2001, which served as the group’s swan song to RCA, and contained the song Colorful which appeared on the soundtrack of the film Rock Star, The VP spent close to a decade in the radiant limelight of stadium rock stardom, opening for groups such as Kiss, collecting a scrapbook full of creative contacts and a cocktail shaker full of memories.

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Eliminating Unit Pricing May Save Business But Could Cost Consumers Millions

On other fronts, the Michigan Legislature is taking up the issue of Item Pricing Modernization. Currently Michigan is one of two remaining states that require stores to put price stickers on all products sold, including the checkout stand, which allegedly costs Michigan small business about $2.

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Her name is Lisbeth Salander. And she is “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”.  Salander is the titular heroine of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy that has set the publishing world on fire.

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American Roots & Close Encounters

Murder By Death is an American Band in every sense of the word. Their music is an amalgam of country western, jazz, blues, vaudeville and rock & roll. Not content to present as a typical 4 piece, the band uses cello to fill in parts that were typically reserved for mandolins and fiddles.

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Health Delivery's HDI OB/GYN & Midwifery Services

Health Delivery Inc.’s HDI OB/GYN & Midwifery Services in Bay City doesn’t provide home delivery of babies. Center Director Tammi Wackerle says it’s important to clarify the services are offered by modern professional midwives in hospitals, in contrast with the at-home lay midwives who may be more familiar to the general public.

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FoCell – Better Late Than Never FoCell is a young buck with an old soul. Brewing with potential to be one of Saginaw's greats, FoCell released a mixtape "Thought Provoken" and dropped countless singles throughout the past year.

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The A.C.L.U. is appealing a decision handed down by Federal Judge Robert Jonker that ruled Michigan’s Medical Marijuana Law may protect users from arrest, but not employers’ policies that ban use of the drug.

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