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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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- March 26th, 2012  

• 10 Curious ways to enjoy winter
• A feature on the good work of county administrator, Dennis Aloia
• A green issue to promote contractors trying to create positive change
• A piece called “remember when” for all of the peeps who grew up here
• A story on how socialism has never worked
• Sakura Bonsai Society of Northern Michigan
• Anything about organic beauty
• Baby boomers - who they are and what are they up to
• Bad tattoos
• Behind the scenes bakeries
• Belly dancing at Crystal Bindi - the jewel jigglers
• Benzie county’s healing arts studio “the center” in beulah
• Boating lifestyle
• Brent James and the Contraband
• Businesses whose start-up has a personal story/inspiration behind it
• Businesses that give back to the community!
• Cancer awareness/survivor stories
• Carly Lewis memorial fundraiser/grand opening of carly’s playground
• Celtic dancers at Fitch’s School of Dance (exceptional)
• Dem and Repub presidential candidate interviews prior to Nov 2012 election
• Editorial on Adam Osiecki
• Excessive use of plastic and styrofoam in restaurants (and everywhere)
• Feature the up-and-coming band the naughty neighbors
• Focus on the men and women we lost in the Iraq & Afghanistan wars
• Follow around a single mom of three kids for a week
• Girls hockey in Northern Michigan
• Golfi ng in January
• Hardship of the local cherry farmers that do not get paid,and all the people that move here do not have a clue how hard it is to be a small time farmer
• Health care accessibiltiy
• History of skiing
• Homebirths are safe
• Hospital mergers
• How Traverse City was built
• Why people should do more to help the homeless
• In-depth look on government fi nances and what departments spend their budgets on
• Interview high schoolers or college kids see what their future is
• Interviews of anonymous medical marijuana users and current
• Is Lake Michigan really having its water taken
• Lalone miniature cattle
• Lil Bo Pub & Grille’s 80th year in business
• Local historical societies
• Making a difference stories
• Micro brew fest
• More features on small businesses of the area
• More focus to make it easier to bring tourist north-rails w/city type vendors to entertain.
• More on Trout Unlimited and what conservation issues the state is working on
• More stories further north
• More stories of salon nouveau vous
• Morel mushroom festival
• Munson’s new cancer center
• Northern michigan...The next Milwaukee? (Beer)
• Northwestern Michigan College honors students
• Occupy Northern Michigan
• Old Mission multigrain bakery and cafe
• One about all the new businesses on S. Airport Rd.
• Park Place hotel pool closing to the community against the agreement made with the city when first built
• Pedophiles working in community places
• People back in college after loosing their jobs
• People that have worked in their jobs a long time
• High school graduate success stories
• Pick different stores / restaurants and profile them
• Police brutality
• Population growth or decline in the past 20 years
• Powerlifting/underground sports
• Quality of life for non-wealthy working class
• Recall Snyder efforts re-starting this spring
• Recording studios
• Small business owners working from home
• Steven Tuttle for president!
• Story about underground hip-hop
• Surfing in northern michigan
• Teachers who make a difference in the classroom
• The negative impact of vegetation control on lakes of Northern Michigan
• Northwestern Michigan Fair/then & now 
• Positive impact of the performing arts in the region
• Top bar & nightclubs in the area
• Traverse city’s progress on a dog park.
• What business would benefit our town the most?
• Why the arts are important to our children!
• How does wind power work, pros and cons.
• Winter snow removal along the tart trail

 
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