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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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Simple Minds wrap up their Graffiti Soul

Kristi Kates - April 20th, 2009
Modern Rock
Scottish retro-pop-rockers Simple Minds have wrapped work on their next album, which they’ve titled Graffiti Soul. The album, according to Simple Minds’ frontman Jim Kerr, is “truly vibrant rock n’ roll and pop,” and follows up the band’s 30th anniversary tour, at which they played complete run-throughs of their classic albums and also performed a live set at the birthday party of none other than a 90-year-old Nelson Mandela. Graffiti Soul hits stores on May 25 on Universal Records, and a supporting tour is in the planning stages...
Wilco have been working hard on mixing their latest album with Cali producer Jim Scott, and have also collaborated with Feist on the track “You and I,” to which Feist lends vocals. Ten or so songs have been completed for the album; the band will now complete the mixing process and decide on the final song sequence. The album itself is due for a late June release on Nonesuch Records, while in the meantime, fans can snag Wilco’s live DVD, Ashes of American Flags, which is in stores now...
 
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