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2009-10-22 09:42:00

ST. IGNACE, Mich., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Mackinac Straits Health System Foundation today announced its sponsorship of the first-ever 'Free Bridge Fare Day' on November 1, in honor of the 52nd anniversary of the first crossing of the Mackinac Bridge. The Health System foundation is working in partnership with First National Bank of St. Ignace and Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island to commemorate this historic moment. "At a time when healthcare in this country is likely on the brink of...

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2009-06-19 10:09:21

A majority of state offices in Michigan closed Friday in the first of six unpaid days off for state workers the governor's office said would save $22 million. State parks and prisons remain open for in business, as did the Mackinac Bridge, The Detroit News reported. But those trying to register boats and cars at state offices found the doors locked. This is a real pain in the neck, said Birmingham, Mich., resident Steve Chavez, who was trying to register a new boat. This is the only day of...

2008-10-04 00:00:07

By Ben Ross Detroit got Americans on the road and gave the world Tamla Motown. It's also the gateway to the spectacular shores of the Great Lakes. Ben Ross hits the highways of Michigan John F Kennedy died here. Not in this building, though; not even in this state. He died here, in this car. A 1961 Lincoln. Black. Sleek. Massive. The bonnet gleams under the electric lights, the chrome glitters brightly, the white-rimmed tyres look brand-new. An American flag hangs limply at the front...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.