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MY TURN: A 'grand' juror whiffs when court duty calls for him

February 16, 2018

Several weeks ago, while channel surfing on a below-zero January night, I stumbled across "The Juror," a 1996 movie starring Demi Moore, Alec Baldwin, Anne Heche, and the late James Gandolfini, better known as the modern day godfather Tony Soprano. The ...

COMMENTARY: Michigan Press Association kicks off 150th celebration of newspaper tradition

February 16, 2018

By Julie Stafford Greenville Daily News The first edition of anything resembling a newspaper in my hometown of Greenville, MI appeared in 1854. It was a single sheet of paper and was written and printed anytime something deemed newsworthy happened. The Montcalm ...

NERDWALLET: Why you should save for something fun

February 16, 2018

By Liz Weston NerdWallet Financial planners tend to have firm ideas about the most important goals: You should save for retirement, pay off debt and build an emergency fund. Buying a pair of $200 sneakers or an ultra-high definition TV is probably not on that ...

OFF THE PRESS

February 16, 2018

PDFs have become the standard in the legal and business communities for creating, analyzing, storing and exchanging digital documents, and for filing documents in courts with electronic filing systems. The American Bar Association's latest book, "The ...

TAKING STOCK: Invest in NuVasive?

February 16, 2018

Dear Mr. Berko: My mother-in-law suffered with a bad back for over 20 years, resisting spine surgery because many of her contemporaries had rotten luck with it. However, one of her friends had a spine procedure six months ago and is still bragging about the ...

THE COUNSELOR'S CORNER: The fear of quiet time

February 16, 2018

By Fred Cavaiani Last Friday I presented a program for 60 couples in Midland, Michigan. It was a very powerful and inspiring program to see these couples come out on a cold and snowy February night to learn how to better connect with each other. It was an ...