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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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Party Like It's Halloween

Northern Express - October 29th, 2012

Night spots from Mackinaw City to Manistee play host to costumed party people this weekend.


Halloween is one of the biggest party nights of the year for nightclubs in Northern Michigan as hordes of costumed revelers turn out to dance the night away.

Traditionally, the Halloween fun takes place the weekend before the actual date, but there are exceptions.  Papa Lou's in Petoskey, for instance, will host its annual Halloween Bash on Oct. 31.

Here are some other nightclub events happening 'round the region:
   

• Maliboo Masquerade -- the 6th annual costume party takes place Saturday, Oct. 27 at Odawa Casino in Peotskey with some high-stakes prizes.  $500 will be awarded for the Best Individual Costume, with $500 for Best Group Costume.


• The Leelanau Sands Casino and Turtle Creek Casino hold their Halloween parties on Friday, Oct. 26 and Saturday, Oct. 27, respectively.  Each casino is offering over $2,500 in cash giveaways in contest prizes, plus a chance to win a trip to Greenbrier Resort.

• Hooters in TC is hosting a Halloween Bikini Contest on Tuesday, Oct. 30.  The party starts at 7 p.m. and members of the audience are eligible to serve as judges.

• The Galactic Sherpas rock CIty Park Grill in Petoskey for their annual Halloween Bash.  Dance to funk and rock sounds and enjoy the costume contest.

• Haunted Hayrides are offered at Black Star Farms in Suttons Bay on Oct. 26-27 from 7-9:30 p.m., with cider, mulled wine and other refreshments.

• Need more?  Click here for the full Northern Express Hot Dates listings.




Express Top Film Pick:

"Seven Psychopaths" 

  Colin Farrell stars as a blocked Hollywood screenwriter who finds inspiration from a loony group of psychopaths, some in his life and some in his imagination. Christopher Walken excels as a professional dog-napper, Sam Rockwell is his partner and Woody Harrelson is a relentless gangster who comes looking for Bonny, his beloved Shih Tzu, which they hold as hostage. Inspired goofiness written and directed by Martin McDonagh ("In Bruges"). Rating: Three and a half stars.

  -- By Roger Ebert (Comedy, R, 109 minutes



 
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