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Alternative program aims to help addicted get clean

May 25, 2016

By Laurie Mason Schroeder The (Allentown) Morning Call ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — She calls her spot in the Lehigh County Jail the “big cement momma.” That could also describe 78-year-old Joanne Heinrich herself — hard like a drill sergeant, ...

The trouble with salad

May 25, 2016

The above headline is misleading. There is not merely one trouble with salad. There are many, and I will proceed to catalogue them. I will stop only when I hit my word limit. • Salad in a restaurant, before an entrée, exists only to appease ...

Legal People

May 25, 2016

The Michigan Supreme Court recently announced the selection of Thomas P. Clement as general counsel. Clement is currently a division chief and assistant attorney general in the Michigan Attorney General’s office.  Clement was the unanimous choice ...

COMMENTARY: Attorney discipline: Special concerns for patent lawyers

May 25, 2016

By Thomas A. Hallin   Almost 40 years ago, an old-time lawyer I was litigating against lamented during one of the breaks, “The practice of law isn’t what it used to be.” What would he say today?   The adage that “if you can’t ...

MAY IT PLEASE THE PALATE: A dicey proposition

May 25, 2016

There we were, about to board a long flight, when the helpful gate attendant announced there would be no meal service aboard. I scoured the food court. Pickings were slim and lines were longer. I had no choice. It was Starbux, or starve. I nosed around ...

Death sentences decline in state, across the country

May 25, 2016

By David Donovan The Daily Record Newswire   RALEIGH, NC — When a Pitt County jury handed down its sentence on April 4 to Antwan Anthony, convicted of killing three people during a robbery, it did something that North Carolina juries have become ...