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Letters 10-27-2014

Paging Doctor Dan: The doctor’s promise to repeal Obamacare reminds me of the frantic restaurant owner hurrying to install an exhaust fan after the kitchen burns down. He voted 51 times to replace the ACA law; a colossal waste of money and time. It’s here to stay and he has nothing to replace it.

Evolution Is Real Science: Breathtaking inanity. That was the term used by Judge John Jones III in his elegant evisceration of creationist arguments attempting to equate it to evolutionary theory in his landmark Kitzmiller vs. Dover Board of Education decision in 2005.

U.S. No Global Police: Steven Tuttle in the October 13 issue is correct: our military, under the leadership of the President (not the Congress) is charged with protecting the country, its citizens, and its borders. It is not charged with  performing military missions in other places in the world just because they have something we want (oil), or we don’t like their form of government, or we want to force them to live by the UN or our rules.

Graffiti: Art Or Vandalism?: I walk the [Grand Traverse] Commons frequently and sometimes I include the loop up to the cistern just to go and see how the art on the cistern has evolved. Granted there is the occasional gross image or word but generally there is a flurry of color.

NMEAC Snubbed: Northern Michigan Environmental Action Council (NMEAC) is the Grand Traverse region’s oldest grassroots environmental advocacy organization. Preserving the environment through citizen action and education is our mission.

Vote, Everyone: Election Day on November 4 is fast approaching, and now is the time to make a commitment to vote. You may be getting sick of the political ads on TV, but instead, be grateful that you live in a free country with open elections. Take the time to learn about the candidates by contacting your county parties and doing research.

Do Fluoride Research: Hydrofluorosilicic acid, H2SiF6, is a byproduct from the production of fertilizer. This liquid, not environmentally safe, is scrubbed from the chimney of the fertilizer plant, put into containers, and shipped. Now it is a ‘product’ added to the public drinking water.

Meet The Homeless: As someone who volunteers for a Traverse City organization that works with homeless people, I am appalled at what is happening at the meetings regarding the homeless shelter. The people fighting this shelter need to get to know some homeless families. They have the wrong idea about who the homeless are.

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Go the distance

- June 15th, 2009
Go the distance
6/15/09
There’s no shortage of races on the scene in Northern Michigan this summer. Below is a list of the lineup of triathlons, road races and cycle events taking place across the region:

June 6
Mackinac Island Lilac Festival 10K run/walk

Hanson Hills Challenge Trail Run—Grayling

High Country Pathway “Summer Solstice” ride—Gaylord

June 7
Bass Festival 5K run/walk—Mancelona

June 13
North Country Trail Relay—Mesick-Baldwin

Ludington Lakestride 5K & half marathon

June 20
Ellsworth Pig Roast 5K

M-22 Challenge—Glen Arbor

June 27
Run Charlevoix 5K, 10k, half marathon & marathon

Freedom Festival Triathlon—East Jordan

Dart for Art 5K

June 28
Lumberman Triathlon—Cadillac

July 4
Paul Revere Independence Day 5K—Harbor Springs

Boyne City Independence Day Run 10K & 2 mile run/walk

Second Annual Warrior’s Run—Fife Lake

Dork Brothers 4th of July 5K—Alpena

Firecracker 5K—Beulah

July 5
Asics Manistee Firecracker 5K—Manistee

July 11
National Cherry Festival Meijer Festival of Races 5 & 15K—Traverse City

Boyne Challenge-MMBA-marathon, kids & downhill ride—Boyne Mountain

July 12
Interlochen Music Festival Triathlon

July 18
Alpenfest Run/Walk—Gaylord

Indian River Kiwanis Summerfest 5/10K run/walk

Port City Run—Frankfort

Finnish Line 5K walk/run—Kaleva
July 19
Ride Around Torch bike tour—Elk Rapids

July 25
Venetian Festival Foot Race-Jeff Drenth Memorial—Charlevoix

G.R.A. 10K—Grayling

Ryan Shay Mile—Charlevoix

Alden Run 5/10K

Arcadia Daze 5K

July 25-26
Au Sable River Canoe Marathon—Grayling

July 26
Mackinaw Multi-Sport Mix—Mackinaw City

Aug. 1
Ready or Not 5K—Otsego

Betsie Bay 10-Miler—Frankfort

Harborun 5/10K—Elk Rapids

August 7
Tour de TART bike tour—TC, Suttons Bay

Aug. 8
Traverse Bay Open Water Swim Challenge—Traverse City

Crystal Lake Team Marathon—Beulah

Nautical Festival 6K—Rogers City

Aug. 15
Festival by the Bay—Petoskey

Aug. 16
Petoskey Epic Triathlon

Rubber Ducky 5K—Bellaire

Aug. 22
Endurance Trail Run—Grayling

South Arm Shuffle 5K run/walk—East Jordan

Aug. 23
Ludington Lighthouse Triathlon

Traverse City Triathlon—Bowers Harbor

Aug. 30
Breakwater Triathlon—Petoskey

29th Mark Mellon Triathlon—Boyne City

Sept. 5
Beaver Island 5K, 10k, half marathon & marathon

Sept. 7
Cadillac Festival of Races 5K, 10K & triathlon

 
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