Issue 725

28th April, 2011 - 18th May, 2011

Saginaw County’s General Fund has run a deficit in 7 of the last 10 years. As a result, fund reserves have fallen to a level that will likely require short-term borrowing to meet cash flow needs in the coming fiscal years.

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BP Gets Rewarded with $10 Billion Tax Credit for Negligence

One year ago, British Petroleum’s oil began to pour into the Gulf of Mexico. It did not stop for 87 days. Today the economic and environmental devastation remain as thousands of Gulf coast residents cope with massive health problems associated with oil and improperly tested toxic dispersants such as Corexit, which has been ingested into vast levels of the aquatic environment, and hence into the human chain of life.

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Interview with a Comedic Legend on his Love of the Banjo and Upcoming Midland Appearance with The Steep Canyon Rangers

Steve Martin may have cut his teeth and made his mark as the ‘Wild & Crazy Guy’ of standup comedy in the mid to late 1970s; but today he is certainly one of the most diversified performers and arguably one of our most gifted creative talents, achieving success as an actor, comedian, author, playwright, producer, and musician, while forging pivotal roles in some of the most popular movies of recent history.

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Part of Michael Wisniewski’s pre-production brainstorming for Bay City Players’ production of Guys and Dolls was determining a unifying concept and “look” for the show. And while he didn’t want to reveal his final decision, he did explain to Review Magazine that he is thrilled and excited at his cast and crew’s execution of his vision.

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One Helluva Ride with Tommy James and the Shondells

Tommy James has always been an enigma to me, a second tier sixties artist with a trunk full of hits and a boatload of critical condemnation. Although he achieved astounding success he never quite hit the big leagues with acts like The Who, The Doors, Moody Blues, Kinks, and The Beach Boys; and though he flirted with big-time success (George Harrison even wrote a few songs specifically for James) he never achieved the stratospheric rock god status of The Beatles, Stones and Dylan.

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Saginaw Community Gardens Project Announces Plans

Grow Saginaw Community Garden Project (G.S.C.G.P.) is a grass roots organization that aims to reclaim vacant lots throughout Saginaw, combat blight, and restore both pride and a sense of community among its residents.

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32 Years of Showcasing the Exceptional and Innovative

The MATRIX:MIDLAND festival has always carried a special place in my heart. Apart from starting its exceptional series of speakers, showcases, and innovative performances the same year that the Review started publishing, since its inception the MATRIX Festival has set a standard and benchmark for excellence in our area that is hard to match.

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America's Fastest Growing Sport

 Want to try something new for exercise? Then take a look at Pickleball. You are probably thinking “what is Pickleball?” and I was there myself 4 years ago, when a local Saginaw man ask me to try it.

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