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Thursday, January 2,2014

About this issue

by BERL SCHWARTZ
Believe me when I tell you we had entirely something else planned for this week’s paper. I don’t want to spoil the surprise (since we will bring it to you soon), but let me just say it was the very opposite of what is perhaps the most serious issue we have ever produced.
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Saturday, July 20,2013

Remembering Helen

The passing of legendary Helen Thomas stirs memories

by BERL SCHWARTZ
Saturday, July 20 — I was Helen Thomas’ boss. Not for long, but long enough to create some wonderful memories.
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Thursday, June 20,2013

The Flyer is the future

by BERL SCHWARTZ
Our cover this week makes a little fun of my friend Chris Holman (well, I hope he is still my friend) for his role in the airport-Michigan Flyer controversy.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Express your view

Let Gov. Snyder know where you stand on same-sex benefits

by BERL SCHWARTZ
Gov. Rick Snyder may sign legislation today that would eliminate benefits for same-sex partners of public employees throughout Michigan. He needs to know where you stand.Please call the governor today at (517) 336-7854 or e-mail him at Rick.Snyder@michigan.gov — or even better, do both.Here is a message from Jay Kaplan, director of the GLBT Project at the ACLU of Michigan:
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Wednesday, September 19,2012

What's with people named Gary Glenn?

by BERL SCHWARTZ
Gary Glenn the Lansing sign painter is sounding like Gary Glenn the well-known homophobe who runs the American Family Association-Michigan.
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Wednesday, September 12,2012

The case for 'Savage Love'

by BERL SCHWARTZ
Dear readers: As you may have noticed, we've received a spate of letters about "Savage Love," our new, frank and at times profane column on sex and relationships. Overall, we've heard from some two dozen readers, most of whom do not want it.
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Wednesday, March 28,2012

Knock it off, Gannett

by BERL SCHWARTZ
Gannett, the nation’s largest newspaper corporation, apparently thinks that it has the right to move City Pulse. Gannett owns the Lansing State Journal, Detroit Free Press and USA Today. On any given day, you are likely to find one of those papers in the new spot Meijer has assigned City Pulse.
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Wednesday, March 7,2012

Meijer ontknoping

by BERL SCHWARTZ
Meijer shoppers who are used to picking up City Pulse there will still find it — they will just have to look in a new place starting next week.
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Wednesday, February 29,2012

Dank u wel, Meijer

by BERL SCHWARTZ
Meanwhile, Meijer also reached out to me, albeit with only a temporary solution. But, after some confusion, it’s clear to me now that Meijer is truly interested in a long-range solution that meets the needs of customers who pick up more than 3,000 City Pulses a week in the eight stores in the Greater Lansing area.
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Wednesday, February 22,2012

Vaarwel, Meijer - for now

by BERL SCHWARTZ
Meijer reached out to me late Friday to suggest the magazine rack as at least a temporary solution, but that will accommodate just a fraction of the 3,000-plus papers readers pick up in Meijer each week. Moreover, it will be far less visible and accessible.
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