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OLD TOWN’S JAZZFEST SET

 The Corey Kendrick Trio & Aguanko kick off Friday night at the 2014 Lansing JazzFest

Courtesy photo 
Read More Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Robert C. Koehler: Zero tolerance

 

By Robert C. Koehler
Tribune Content Agency
 
  "As I walked down the hall, one of the police officers employed in the school noticed I did not have my identification badge with me."
 
  The speaker is testifying before the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing. He was a high school freshman at the time. Ah, school days!
Read More Tuesday, July 28, 2015
In Cuba, ‘Creeping Capitalism’ Arrives

  

By Louis Nevaer

New America Media
 
HAVANA—When the U.S. embassy reponed in Havana on Monday after more than 54 years, it signaled what Cubans have now accepted: creeping capitalism is the future.
Read More Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Jill on Money: Get financial house in order before having children

By Jill Schlesinger
Tribune Content Agency
 
  Birth rates are up for the first time since the recession began, and economists are cheering. It’s not that the practitioners of the dismal science are lovers of baby showers; rather, they say that the new mini baby boom is yet another example of an improving economy.
Read More Sunday, July 26, 2015
TAX SOLUTIONS: Back Taxes on Credit Report

 

By  A.J. Gross, C.P.A., E.A.
 
Delinquent back taxes can show up on your credit report.  This will have a harmful effect on your credit score.  There are steps that can be taken to remove taxes from your credit report.  
 
Read More Sunday, July 26, 2015
OPINION: There is a need to make it possible for more people to be released on bail

 

By Howard Spence

In America, some people are charged with a crime without any credible investigation and proof, then put into jail and left there for a long time awaiting trial – despite their protests that they are innocent... That happened to a poor 16 year old black kid named Kalief Browder, who was detained in Reikers Island jail over 3 years awaiting trial with a bail of $10,000 that neither he nor his family could afford.

Read More Sunday, July 26, 2015
Robert C. Koehler: Zero tolerance

  

By Robert C. Koehler

Tribune Content Agency

  "As I walked down the hall, one of the police officers employed in the school noticed I did not have my identification badge with me."

Read More Sunday, July 26, 2015
Recipe: Grilled Steak Salad with Chive Yogurt Dressing Recipe -

  Recipe: Grilled Steak Salad with Chive Yogurt Dressing

Read More Sunday, July 26, 2015
Movie:Trainwreck

  Studio:     Universal Pictures (2hr. 2 min.)

Plot:     Having thought that monogamy was never possible, a commitment-phobic career woman may have to face her fears when she meets a good guy.
Cast:     Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, Brie Larson, LeBron James, Method Man, Leslie Jones
Rating:     R
Bottom Line:     ****
 
Read More Sunday, July 26, 2015
The Kid's Doctor: Teach your kids how to swallow a pill

 

 If you wait too long, pill-swallowing can becomes a huge issue for a child.

By Sue Hubbard, M.D.

www.kidsdr.com

 
  I’ve always been a proponent of teaching children how to swallow a pill. In fact, I think I taught my boys this skill before they were 5 years old, mainly because I was tired of trying to find the measuring cup or syringe for the liquid medicine, which often didn’t go down “like spoon full of sugar,” even though we sang the song during dosing. 

 

Read More Sunday, July 26, 2015
Interpersonal Edge: Fight the battle you can win

 

By Dr. Daneen Skube
Tribune Content Agency
 
  Q: Every Monday I walk into work, I face a lot of power struggles. At the end of the day, I end up exhausted and pondering my options. How should I deal with these power struggles so I can actually enjoy my work again?
Read More Sunday, July 26, 2015
Lansing School District Kindergarteners Get an Early Start on Saving For College

 Right:  Superintendent Yvonne Caamal Canul and Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero handing out piggy banks to help kick start savings for post secondary 

education.
Courtesy photo 
Read More Monday, July 13, 2015
Excuse me, are you listening? 14-13

 

Dear Readers,

I am so happy to actually see some sunshine in Michigan.  The flowers are blooming and the vegetable plants are growing as well.  I figure the vegetables will have to grow until October because it did not get warm until the beginning of June. 

Read More Monday, July 13, 2015
VIRTUAL TOURIST: 5 Superb Subterranean Spots

Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Photo by keeweechic
 
Looking for an awesome underground adventure? Check out these  spots compiled by members of travel website VirtualTourist.com. 
Read More Sunday, July 12, 2015
Jill on Money: Housing could sizzle this summer

 

By Jill Schlesinger
Tribune Content Agency
 
   “The housing market is coming back and it looks like it will be with a vengeance,” economist Joel Naroff commented after a report showed that building permits, an indicator of future activity, soared to the highest pace in nearly eight years.
Read More Sunday, July 12, 2015
The Kid's Doctor: Dog flu no threat to humans

  The majority of dogs who contract flu suffer mild symptoms and need only supportive care, including extra fluids and rest. Photo by fotolia 

Read More Sunday, July 12, 2015
Interpersonal Edge: Grieve your ‘ideal’ life to thrive in the real world

 

By Dr. Daneen Skube
Tribune Content Agency
 
  Q: I’m in my late 40s and my career (and life) are nothing like what I was hoping for. I spend a fair amount of time feeling like I got the short end of the stick. I know focusing on all my disappointments won’t help me succeed, but I can’t see an alternative. How do you advise clients when their work life falls far short of their imagined ideal?
Read More Sunday, July 12, 2015
TAX SOLUTIONS: Collection Statue End Date

 

 
By  A.J. Gross, C.P.A., E.A.
 
Owing back taxes is a heavy burden.  Especially if there is a limited ability to pay the taxes owed.  If you are in this situation, it is good to know the Collection Statute End Date.  There is a set period of time the IRS and the State of Michigan have to collect back taxes. 
Read More Sunday, July 12, 2015
Movie: Insidious Chapter 3' Offers More Jolts and Jeers

 

Studio:     Focus (97 min.)
Plot:     A prequel set before the haunting of the Lambert family
Cast:     Dermot Mulroney, Stefanie Scott, Angus Sampson, Leigh Whannell
Rating:     PG-13
Bottom Line:     ***
 
Read More Sunday, July 12, 2015
10 Interview Tips to Help You Get the Job

The interview process can be daunting.  Get some tips to make the process easier.

Read More Sunday, July 12, 2015

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