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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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Wednesday, October 19,2011

A one-sided look behind the curtain

Ferguson, LCC and Oliver Towers

by BERL SCHWARTZ
One rumor was that Ferguson influenced Carol Wood, Brian Jeffries, Eric Hewitt and Derrick Quinney to cast the prevailing votes against advancing the deal to a public hearing ' a decision that sent Davenport packing after its president declared the process too political.
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Friday, August 26,2011

MSU stumbles on WKAR shakeup

This story was corrected to reflect the correct name of the chairman of the WKAR Community Advisory Board.

by BERL SCHWARTZ
Where does MSU get off not answering fair questions about WKAR’s financial situation?As City Pulse reported first on its website last week, the public television and radio station operation has laid off employees in an effort to stop its financial bleeding. We know that Rob South, a ...
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