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Tips for crafting an effective mediation summary

March 26, 2015

Sheldon J. Stark Mediator and Arbitrator Your written mediation summary is a crucial communication. To your mediator it shows your talents, expertise and preparation. To your client it shows your persuasive powers, serving as a reminder of all the reasons ...

Counselor's Corner . . .

March 26, 2015

Saying goodbye Fred Cavaiani These past two weeks many people I have known for years have died. They were friends and mentors and people who had a positive influence on my life. Saying goodbye to them is both painful and inspirational. I remember their positive ...

God's waiting room

March 26, 2015

After moving to Michigan, I quickly learned the Bill Knapp's demographic: lots and lots of seniors, enjoying traditional comfort food, and taking advantage of Bill Knapp's legendary birthday discount: 1% off for every year of your age. Live long enough - beyond ...

Michigan must abolish cruel gas chamber deaths for shelter pets

March 26, 2015

Jenifer Martin, Humane Society of Huron Valley Board Member We all realize that a time comes when every animal must die, just like each of us. Lost, homeless and abused animals in our shelters are routinely euthanized; this is a reality in our state and across ...

Don't let government control what you know

March 26, 2015

Bill Speer MPA President Publisher, Alpena News Local government officials say removing notices from newspapers saves money that can be spent on police and fire services. But they fail to say that these notices are a miniscule amount of their operating budgets. ...

Lessons from Mr. Spock

March 26, 2015

Hon. Michael Warren I'm a Trekkie, and proud of it. Even as a judge, author, and informal educator, I continue to learn from Mr. Spock. In the wake of actor Leonard Nimoy's untimely demise, I feel compelled - however emotional it might be - to share that wisdom. ...