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2008-07-16 15:00:00

By SHARIF DURHAMS Trash from Wisconsin started piling on Michigan beaches Monday. Officials in Manistee, Mich., had to close public beaches that were strewn with plastic wristbands used to sell beer at outdoor festivals, pill bottles and plastic needle covers. The trash is scattered across 10 miles of the lakeshore, Coast Guard officials said. Some of it included labels with names of Wisconsin companies and addresses of Wisconsin residents. On Tuesday, the trash struck again, this...

2008-07-16 09:00:44

Michigan officials Wednesday were trying to determine the origin of hundreds of pounds of garbage that washed up along 45 miles of Lake Michigan beaches. Labeling on some of the garbage appearing along scenic shorelines between Portage and Ludington, Mich., indicated the trash might be from Wisconsin, The Detroit News reported. The mess included plastic pill bottles, syringes and other types of medical waste, as well as the kind of wristbands used at beer festivals. U.S. Coast Guard...

2008-07-16 03:00:29

By Sharif Durhams, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 16--Trash from Wisconsin started piling on Michigan beaches Monday. Officials in Manistee, Mich., had to close public beaches that were strewn with plastic wristbands used to sell beer at outdoor festivals, pill bottles and plastic needle covers. The trash is scattered across 10 miles of the lakeshore, Coast Guard officials said. Some of it included labels with names of Wisconsin companies and addresses of Wisconsin residents. On...

2008-07-13 18:00:15

By Sheri McWhirter, The Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Mich. Jul. 13--GRAYLING -- Opponents of a plan to drill for natural gas beneath a wilderness area known as the Mason Tract are celebrating a federal judge's decision to block mineral exploration there. A judge determined federal officials failed to perform adequate environmental assessments prior to granting approval to drill. "Absent of going back and doing the full environmental impact statement or appealing, it's dead," said...

2008-07-13 18:00:14

By Vanessa Mccray, The Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Mich. Jul. 13--TRAVERSE CITY -- Imagine planning a party for hundreds of people, some of whom have been MIA for 20 years. That's the daunting task organizers of the Traverse City High School class of 1988 reunion face. Coordinating a class reunion can be tough: Finding the right location, time of year, not to mention tracking down all those graduates. But planners who pull it off say getting reacquainted with old friends is worth the...

2008-07-13 12:00:26

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) -- A federal judge has overturned a decision by the U.S. Forest Service to allow oil and gas drilling near a forest and a river in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula. U.S. District Judge David Lawson of Detroit ruled Thursday the agency had acted "arbitrarily and capriciously" in 2005 by giving Savoy Energy LP of Traverse City a permit to drill an exploratory well near the Au Sable River's south branch. The proposed wellhead would be located in the...

2008-07-12 18:00:14

By Victor Skinner, The Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Mich. Jul. 12--TRAVERSE CITY -- The issue of recycling hits close to home for Port Huron residents Dave and Sandy Hietikko when they watch hundreds of trucks each day haul Canadian trash through their hometown. The Hietikkos are concerned over what the depressing sight could mean for Michigan's future and, in an effort to reduce their own waste, Sandy started making her own reusable, cotton shopping bags. "It's amazing to see tons of...

2008-07-10 18:00:00

By Vanessa Mccray, The Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Mich. Jul. 10--TRAVERSE CITY -- Blisters, sunburns, slivers and scrapes -- those are the types of medical maladies that send visitors to the National Cherry Festival's first-aid tent. And, there was that one problem with the plastic top from a pop bottle. "Somebody got one of those stuck on his girlfriend's toe last year," remembered Dennis Mikko, the festival's emergency services coordinator. Fortunately for the girlfriend, the...

2008-07-04 18:00:15

By The Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Mich. Jul. 4--INTERLOCHEN -- Jeff Haas will begin hosting a weekly radio program Sunday on Interlochen Public Radio. "Jazz Connections" will air Sundays at 6 p.m. and be rebroadcast Thursdays at 10 p.m. on IPR Music Radio, 88.7 FM. "The show is based in jazz with lots of rock, blues, R&B, classical and world music woven into the playlist," said Haas. "One show begins with Miles Davis, followed by Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Charles...

2008-07-04 18:00:15

By Margaret Parsons, The Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Mich. Jul. 4--TRAVERSE CITY -- Juan Mateo Toler may have grown up in Flint and doesn't have any Latin heritage but he said Latin music has always been inside him. "The Latin music found me," Toler, who was born John Matthew Toler, said. "It's always been there and I've always played it, even before I knew I was playing Latin music." Toler, along with five other local musicians, started the Latin dance band Rojo Loco in February as a...


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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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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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