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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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Pro Wrestling Hits the Kaliseum

Ross Boissoneau - April 28th, 2014  

Kalkaska’s Kaliseum might never be the same again. Battleground VI is coming to town May 3, bringing with it 14 brawny professionals and one of wrestling’s superstars: Scott Hall, better known as Razor Ramon.

“There will be wrestlers from all over the Midwest,” said Kalkaska native and wrestler Mikey Zeroe. “It’s the biggest show we’ve ever done there.”

In the show, wrestlers compete in one-on-one matches as well as a tag-team match, in which the audience gets a hand in selecting the teams.

Zeroe said the allure of wrestling lies in its storylines combined with non-stop action.

“It’s like a live action movie, happening right in front of you,” he said. “[Except] you only get one take.”

Zeroe is not generally viewed as wearing the white hat. In fact, he revels in being one of the bad guys.

“I’m the most hated man in Northern Michigan,” he said.

Produced and promoted by Mr. Chainsaw Pro Wrestling, Battleground VI is not exactly the spectacle of a huge-scale World Wrestling Entertainment production. But Zeroe said the upside is the audience can get up close and personal with the action.

“There will be between 200 and 500 people. It’s an intimate setting,” he said. “Anything you yell, [the wrestlers] can hear you.”

Hall, a star from the 1990s, will not be in the ring, but will be hosting a meet and greet before the matches, signing autographs and taking pictures. He will also be hosting a special segment of his show “Last Call with Scott Hall.”

Hall was one of the biggest names in wrestling in the 1990s, alongside people like Sting, Lex Luger, and “Macho Man” Randy Savage.

“He was a superstar in the 90s boom period,” Zeroe said. Hall was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as Razor Ramon earlier this month. But that didn’t stop Zeroe from issuing a personal challenge.

“Yeah, I called Scott Hall out,” said Zeroe.

Zeroe says he plans on confronting him during the live “Last Call with Scott Hall” segment at Battleground VI.

The show starts at 7:30pm with a meet and greet with Hall. Ringside VIP tickets are $25 and include a meet and greet with Hall at 7pm.

General admission tickets are $15. Tickets are available at the Kaliseum Recreation Complex in Kalkaska, Front St. Tattoo in Traverse City, J&M’s Country Corners in Mancelona, or at mcpwonline.com.

 
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