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OCBA UPDATE: Education as a civil right

April 16, 2014

By James G. Derian In 1954 the U.S. Supreme Court proclaimed that public education is a "right which must be available to all on equal terms."1 That landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education stood for the proposition that the federal government ...

EXPERT WITNESS: Top ten ways to sabotage your driver license appeal

April 16, 2014

By Michael G. Brock I once had a teacher in high school who had a standard response for students who complained about the quality of education they were getting (and in those days the quality of public education was substantially better than it ...

EXPERT WITNESS--Sufficient Affluence/Sustainable Economy: Economics for everyone (part seven)

April 16, 2014

By John F. Sase, Ph.D. Gerard J. Senick, senior editor Julie G. Sase, copyeditor "Full fathom five thy father lies; Of his bones are coral made; Those are pearls that were his eyes: Nothing of him that doth fade But ...

COUNSELOR'S CORNER: The holy people in your life

April 16, 2014

By Fred Cavaiani This past Saturday evening my wife and I attended a benefit dinner honoring a very loving and holy woman, Mary McKeon, with a Life Time Achievement Award. She has worked at Manresa Retreat House for a number of years and has positively ...

TAKING STOCK: Variable annuities and the S&P 500

April 16, 2014

Dear Mr. Berko: My sister is 42, and I'm 46. We have a $110,000 certificate of deposit we inherited from our parents. It pays 4 percent and matures next month. Our uncle is a stockbroker and has recommended that we invest $55,000 in an AXA variable annuity ...

LEGAL PEOPLE

April 16, 2014

The Michigan Defense Trial Counsel (MDTC) is proud to announce the recipient of the Annual Excellence In Defense Award: Robert P. Siemion. He will be honored during the Awards Banquet at the MDTC Annual Meeting & Conference on Friday, May 16. Siemion ...