Short Takes (March 1)

NALS program looks at how to start a business

NALS of Detroit will present a CLE After Hours program with guest speaker attorney Linda Paullin-Hebden who will speak on “Pink Slip Today. . . Entrepreneur Tomorrow – A Guide to Starting Your Own Business” on Monday, March 8, at the offices of Warner, Norcross, & Judd LLP in Southfield.  The program will begins with dinner at 6 p.m. followed by the presentation at 6:30 p.m.

The cost attend is $13 for NALS members; $15 for non-NALS members; and $8 for videoconference participants. Advance reservations are required and must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 4.

Checks payable to NALS of Detroit can be sent to Cindy Taylor, NALS treasurer, at 21368 Green Hill Road, Farmington Hills, 48335.

For additional information, contact Taylor at (734) 497-4736 or


Jury picked in trial tied to activist’s death

CORUNNA, Mich. (AP) — A jury has been selected in the murder trial of a trucker charged with killing an abortion protester and a business owner in a small Michigan community.

Opening statements are set for today at the Shiawassee County courthouse in Corunna, 25 miles west of Flint.

Harlan Drake is charged with fatally shooting James Pouillon as he protested abortion outside Owosso High School in September. Gravel-pit owner Mike Fuoss was killed at his office just outside Owosso.

More than 100 people filled out a questionnaire, and dozens were invited back to the courthouse last Thursday for jury selection.

Prosecutors predicted it would be difficult because Pouillon’s protests had greatly aggravated Owosso. Drake claims he’s not guilty because he was insane at the time.


Senior Citizen of the Year nominations requested

LANSING (AP) — The state is looking for nominees for its Senior Citizen of the Year awards.

The Michigan Office and Commission on Services to the Aging will present the awards to two individuals, one for leadership in the community and the other for service to others during the past year.

They will be judged on service or leadership in unpaid positions.

The deadline for nominations is April 12. Nominees must be age 60 or older on or before that date, and all nominations must be submitted by an organization.

Honorees will be recognized at the Capitol on June 10, the 3rd Annual Older Michiganians Day.

Nominations must be mailed to 2010 Senior Citizen of the Year Award Program, Michigan Office of Services to the Aging, P.O. Box 30676, Lansing,  48909-8176.


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