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Wednesday, August 27,2014

Bully politics

by BERL SCHWARTZ
Mary Edgar of Okemos is a quiet, grey-haired senior citizen, hardly the type you would expect to confront the angriest mayor in America, Virg Bernero. But that she did on Primary Election Day, when as precinct cochairwoman she told him he was campaigning illegally close to the polling place at Okemos Public Montessori- Central.
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Wednesday, August 6,2014

Belinda Thurston joins City Pulse as editor

by BERL SCHWARTZ
By happy coincidence, our cover this week features a photo (of model Nkiru Nnawulezi) from a joint project between photographer Jena McShane and the Just B yoga studio in REO Town). It and other photos in an exhibit called Lansing Loves Yoga were displayed at the City Market last Christmas.
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Wednesday, July 16,2014

Missing Goodrich’s

by BERL SCHWARTZ
I should probably be glad to see Goodrich’s ShopRite go. It’s been too convenient — especially on my way to home or office after a gym visit. I think there must be something akin to the Freshmen 15 when it comes to this store.
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Wednesday, July 9,2014

Eyesore of the week

Over the years of publishing “Eye Sore of the Week,’’ we’ve received a few complaints from owners, usually in the category of sour grapes. Most just ignore us.

by BERL SCHWARTZ
A handful fix up their places, which are reborn in “Eye Candy of the Week.” The Eye Sore on June 18 was different: a burnedout house at 1508 E. Kalamazoo St. in Lansing. We, myself included since I proofread the page the story was on, should have handled it differently and will in the future.
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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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