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Letters 05-02-2016

Facts About Trails I would like to correct some misinformation provided in Kristi Kates’ article about the Shore-to-Shore Trail in your April 18 issue. The Shore-to-Shore Trail is not the longest continuous trail in the Lower Peninsula. That honor belongs to the North Country Trail (NCT), which stretches for over 400 miles in the Lower Peninsula. In fact, 100 miles of the NCT is within a 30-minute drive of Traverse City, and is maintained by the Grand Traverse Hiking Club...

North Korea Is Bluffing I eagerly read Jack Segal’s columns and attend his lectures whenever possible. However, I think his April 24th column falls into an all too common trap. He casually refers to a nuclear-armed North Korea when there is no proof whatever that North Korea has any such weapons. Sure, they have set off some underground explosions but so what? Tonga could do that. Every nuclear-armed country on Earth has carried out at least one aboveground test, just to prove they could do it if for no other reason. All we have is North Korea’s word for their supposed capabilities, which is no proof at all...

Double Dipping? In Greg Shy’s recent letter, he indicated that his Social Security benefit was being unfairly reduced simply due to the fact that he worked for the government. Somehow I think something is missing here. As I read it this law is only for those who worked for the government and are getting a pension from us generous taxpayers. Now Greg wants his pension and he also wants a full measure of Social Security benefits even though he did not pay into Social Security...

Critical Thinking Needed Our media gives ample coverage to some presidential candidates calling each other a liar and a sleaze bag. While entertaining to some, this certainly should lower one’s respect for either candidate. This race to the bottom comes as no surprise given their lack of respect for the rigors of critical thinking. The world’s esteemed scientists take great steps to preserve the integrity of their findings. Not only are their findings peer reviewed by fellow experts in their specialty, whenever possible the findings are cross-checked by independent studies...

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Computer waste

Express Staff - November 7th, 2002
Computer waste
What should a responsible person do with their electronic relics?
Recycle them at Grand Traverse County‘s Computer and Electronics Recycling
Event on November 9 in Traverse City.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, over 4.3 million tons of
electronic waste was discarded in 1999. They project that 63 million more
computers will require disposal by 2005. At present, 75% of our electronic
waste sits piled in basements and attics awaiting better disposal options
than the local landfill.
Residents who want to “do the right thing“ by recycling their old computers
and electronic equipment must make a reservation to attend the collection.
A $5 fee per item will be charged in order to help cover the cost
of shipping and recycling the equipment. Call the Resource Recovery hotline
at 922-2052.

Native American awareness
In honor of “Native American Awareness Month“ in November, the Grand Traverse Band and Northwestern Michigan College are presenting four programs, each at noon in the lower level of West Hall:
· Monday, Nov. 4: “Michigan Native History“ by John Bailey;
· Monday, Nov. 11: “Native Cultural Traditions“ by Jack Chambers;
· Monday, Nov. 18: “Music and Art“ by the Medicine Lodge Singers, Shocko Hall, Sr., and Pauly Raphael;
· Monday, Nov. 25: “Native Historical Trauma“ by Brian Corbiere.
All programs are free and open to the public. For info, call the NMC Diversity Services Office at 231 995-1043.

The morning after
Planned Parenthood Northern Michigan (PPNM) is trying to raise awareness on the “morning-after pill” or post-coital emergency contraception (EC), which can reduce the risk of pregnancy if taken within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse. A workshop on the use of EC will be held Thursday, November 7 at 7 p.m. at both the Planned Parenthood Northern Michigan (PPNM) health centers in Petoskey and Traverse City. Call 231-347-9692 ext. 15 (Petoskey) or 231-929-1844, ext. 26 (Traverse City) to register.

She‘s honored
Hats off to JoAnna Kolodziej, a professor of early childhood education at North Central Michigan College, who was honored last month with an Educator of the Year award by the Michigan Occupational Deans Administrative Council. JoAnna has been on the NCMC staff since 1979. She is the mother of three and has been active in many causes for the benefit of children in the Petoskey area.

Perrier trial postponed
Judge Lawrence Root of the Mecosta County Circuit Court has postponed the October 25 trial in the Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation (MCWC) and its plaintiffs vs. Nestle Waters North America, Inc./Ice Mountain/Perrier until May 2003. According to Judge Root , 10 consecutive days were needed for the trial and in October only six days had been scheduled on the court calendar.


 
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