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2008-07-23 18:00:48

By Melissa Domsic, The Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Mich. Jul. 23--GREILICKVILLE -- Residents remain charged up over a utility company's efforts to build an electrical substation in Elmwood Township. Wolverine Power Cooperative is seeking permission from the state to bypass township ordinances and build the facility near the corner of Bugai Road and M-72. Wolverine and its co-op member Cherryland Electric Cooperative held an informational public meeting on Tuesday as part of the...

2008-07-23 18:00:30

By Sheri McWhirter, The Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Mich. Jul. 23--CHARLEVOIX -- Boats, music and community events return to downtown Charlevoix this week for the 78th annual Venetian Festival. Sandra and Darrell Ashby, of Ontario, strolled through East Park on Tuesday morning and made plans to soak up festival activities before they splash their yacht back out into Lake Michigan this weekend. "Our boys are looking forward to the midway rides," Sandra Ashby said, while her husband is...

2008-07-20 18:00:19

By Victor Skinner, The Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Mich. Jul. 20--EMPIRE -- Benzie County agencies continue to bemoan Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore's preferred general management plan, while park officials work to finalize the years-long project. Park officials are analyzing feedback from a recent round of public hearings on a new management plan and expect to make minor changes to the "preferred alternative," one of five posed to the public that outlines the park's future....

2008-07-20 18:00:17

By Lindsay Vanhulle, The Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Mich. Jul. 20--TRAVERSE CITY -- The family computer sits in a public spot in Melissa Fournier's house, so she sees everything her children view online. They are limited to an average of 30 minutes of "screen time" a day which includes both the computer and television. And Fournier and her husband installed filters to block pop-up advertisements they don't want their children, ages 6 and 9, to see. "I don't let them go on it alone,"...

2008-07-18 18:00:28

By Vanessa Mccray, The Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Mich. Jul. 18--INTERLOCHEN -- The Coal Miner's Daughter whose unlikely success story inspired an Oscar-winning movie and more than 50 Top 10 hit songs believes it's her authentic approach that keeps fans coming back for more. "I've always been pretty honest," said Loretta Lynn, the Kentucky-born country icon who will perform Saturday at Interlochen Center for the Arts. She's been straightforward about her humble upbringing, during...

2008-07-18 18:00:27

By Marta Hepler Drahos, The Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Mich. Jul. 18--NORTHPORT -- It may be a presidential election year, but the yard signs and bumper stickers cropping up in Northport these days are for an even more rancorous contest: the Jets vs. the Sharks. The rival gangs of "West Side Story" will face off July 24-Aug. 3 as part of the Northport Community Arts Center's performance series. The Oscar-winning musical is one of several the arts center has presented over the years....

2008-07-15 18:00:20

By Lindsay Vanhulle, The Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Mich. Jul. 15--TRAVERSE CITY -- Early ticket sales for the Traverse City Film Festival should resume at noon today after a massive power outage hit the Canadian company that processes the event's ticket requests. TixSys, the festival's Vancouver-based ticket vendor, went dark Monday after the outage shut down much of the city's financial district. The Vancouver Sun reported on its Web site that a failed circuit was to blame. The...

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...