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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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The Bay Film Series

Erin Cowell - November 15th, 2010
The Bay Film Series
By Erin Crowell
For Northern Michigan and beyond, summer rolls in big tourist crowds and blockbuster films.
The Bay Theatre in Suttons Bay is on that list of blockbuster providers during the summer; but come the colder months—unlike its big chain brothers—The Bay raises its curtain to the unfamiliar and thought-provoking world of international indie films.
Dim the lights and enjoy The Bay Film Series, The Bay Theatre’s annual selection of international and independent films showing one weekend of every month from September through April. Featuring a variety of genres from countries all over the world, the series offers a chance to experience the cinema in a different way.
“People get to see some films that they otherwise never would have access to,” said Denise Sica, manager of the Bay Theatre. “Sometimes it’s a comedy, sometimes a drama, sometimes it’s a documentary… it’s nice to have a mix of first-run movies coming out for summer, but this is an opportunity to experience and appreciate the unknown.”
 
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