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2009-02-23 09:49:00

LANSING, Mich., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pure Michigan tourism message will reach further in 2009 thanks in part to a record level of participation in the Travel Michigan Advertising Partnership Program. The state's tourism office will match dollar-for-dollar the $1.7 million committed by 51 participating communities and organizations, for a joint $3.4 million to fund 23 Pure Michigan in-state and out-of-state advertising campaigns promoting summer and fall tourism in 2009, according...

2009-02-09 11:09:06

An archaeologist says it remains a mystery how a circle of stones initially arrived at the floor of Michigan's Grand Traverse Bay. Underwater archeologist Mark Holley said while he first discovered the underwater stones in 2007, no one has been able to prove whether the rocks were placed there by nature or by mankind, the Chicago Tribune reported Sunday. The first thing I said when I came out of the water was, 'Oh no, I wish we wouldn't have found this,' Holley said of his discovery. This is...

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...

2008-10-02 12:03:53

Nature Valley(R) and American Hiking Society are pleased to announce 20 nonprofit organizations around the country have been named finalists for Save the Trails(TM) funding. Save the Trails, in cooperation with the American Hiking Society National Trails Fund, will award $5,000 to each of the top 10 finalists, based on online votes, to restore and revitalize hiking trails in their communities. Voting is open to the public now through Oct. 31, 2008, at www.wheresyours.com. "Hiking trails are...

2008-09-02 00:00:12

By Sean Ryan Unless something unexpected crops up, New Berlin's application to buy Lake Michigan water should gain state approval. "I'm certainly not aware of any new problematic issues," said Todd Ambs, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Water Division administrator. "But we'll do what they call our due diligence." The DNR last year reviewed a preliminary application about New Berlin's plan to buy an additional 3.6 million gallons of water from Milwaukee a day and found no...

2008-09-01 21:00:05

n Traverse City, Mich. There's no telling what might turn up in Lake Michigan. Rich Fasi of Traverse City says he found a dead 2-foot shark in the water while fishing on West Grand Traverse Bay on Wednesday. The saltwater fish was a juvenile blacktip shark, George Burgess, director of the Florida Program For Shark Research at the University of Florida, told the Traverse City Record-Eagle. Mark Tonello, a fisheries biologist from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, said...

2008-08-04 00:00:14

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - Michigan's cherry capital welcomed pop royalty.Madonna appeared Saturday night at the Traverse City Film Festival, which was founded by Michael Moore and takes place in a fruit-growing region of their native Michigan.She introduced her documentary, "I Am Because We Are," before a screening. The movie deals with the orphans of Malawi, the African nation where she and husband Guy Ritchie adopted a son.She did not make any other appearances. (c) 2008 Telegraph -...

2008-08-03 03:00:02

The Traverse City Film Festival in rural Michigan got some major Hollywood glitz Saturday when Madonna showed her documentary about Malawi orphans. In addition to showing I Am Because We Are, Madonna, a native of Michigan, held a question and answer session with the audience, The Detroit Free Press reported. The news media were barred from the session. The film festival in Traverse City was founded by Michael Moore, the Flint, Mich., native known for documentaries like Roger and Me and...

2008-08-01 18:00:22

By Victor Skinner, The Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Mich. Aug. 1--TRAVERSE CITY -- The title pretty much says it all. "Movies from People who want to Kill Us." The new, tongue-in-cheek category at this year's Traverse City Film Festival may poke fun at the American perspective on Arab culture and its people, but five movies under the title are expected to give attendees something more to reflect on. "It is quite easy for someone who gets only certain information to think certain ways,"...

2008-07-31 21:00:22

By The Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Mich. Jul. 31--For those who wonder why so many people don't trust state or federal regulators to aggressively represent the interests of the public, the latest Mason Tract battle is a tutorial. A few years ago Savoy Exploration of Traverse City announced plans to slant drill for natural gas under the Mason Tract, a 4,700-acre wilderness area along the South Branch of the Au Sable River 15 miles east of Grayling. The land was donated as a public...


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Huron-Manistee National Forests
2013-11-01 12:56:11

Huron-Manistee National Forests are two national forests located in the lower peninsula of Michigan. The forests were combined in 1945 and hold 978,906 acres of public lands, wetlands, and other lands and waters. Huron National Forest, established in 1909, and Manistee National Forest, established in 1938, are not connected, but they had to be combined due to administrative issues. The Huron area is prone to fires, because of the large numbers of the highly flammable Jack Pine tree. The...

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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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