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  • Traverse City Man Puts Up 36-foot Donald Trump Sign, City Orders it Down

    06/17/2016 9:18:09 PM PDT · by MarMema · 43 replies
    8&10 news ^ | June 16,2016 | Caroline Powers, Reporter
    A homemade Donald Trump campaign sign, 36 feet in the air in Traverse City. Michael Witte put the sign up in his backyard about a month ago. This week, he received a letter from the city zoning administrator about it. 9&10’s Caroline Powers and photojournalist Harrison Light have more details on the purpose of the sign and how the city is responding. As we get closer to this year's presidential election many people are putting camp gain signs in their front yard, bumper stickers on their car, but one man is showing his support on whole new level. “Into January...
  • Research Casts New Light On History Of North America

    07/01/2008 10:26:26 AM PDT · by blam · 27 replies · 408+ views
    Newswise ^ | 7-1-2008 | Valparaiso University
    Research Casts New Light on History of North America Research by a Valparaiso University geography professor and his students lends support to evidence the first humans to settle the Americas came from Europe, rather than crossing a Bering Strait land-ice bridge. Valparaiso’s research shows the Kankakee Sand Islands – a series of hundreds of small dunes in the Kankakee River area of Northwest Indiana and northeastern Illinois – were created 14,500 to 15,000 years ago and that the region could not have been covered by ice as previously thought. Newswise — Research by a Valparaiso University geography professor and his...
  • Underwater Archaeologists Find Possible Mastodon Carving On Lake Michigan Rock

    09/05/2007 10:26:08 AM PDT · by blam · 85 replies · 1,937+ views
    AHN ^ | 9-4-2007 | Nidhi Sharma
    Underwater Archaeologists Find Possible Mastodon Carving On Lake Michigan Rock September 4, 2007 11:51 p.m. EST Nidhi Sharma - AHN News Writer Traverse City, MI (AHN) - Underwater archaeologists in Lake Michigan's Grand Traverse Bay are speculating a boulder they found in a June ship wreck to be engraved with a prehistoric carvings. Mark Holley, a scientist with the Grand Traverse Bay Underwater Preserve Council, believes that the granite rock, which was found hidden at a depth of about 12 metres, has markings that resemble a mastodon. A mastodon is an elephant-like creature that once inhabited parts of North America....
  • Stonehenge Beneath the Waters of Lake Michigan

    01/08/2009 12:15:48 PM PST · by BGHater · 55 replies · 2,641+ views
    BLDG Blog ^ | 05 Jan 2009 | BLDG Blog
    In a surprisingly under-reported story from 2007, Mark Holley, a professor of underwater archaeology at Northwestern Michigan University College, discovered a series of stones – some of them arranged in a circle and one of which seemed to show carvings of a mastodon – 40-feet beneath the surface waters of Lake Michigan. [Image: Standing stones beneath Lake Michigan? View larger]. If verified, the carvings could be as much as 10,000 years old – coincident with the post-Ice Age presence of both humans and mastodons in the upper midwest. [Image: The stones beneath Lake Michigan; view larger]. In a PDF assembled by...
  • Stonehenge in Lake Michigan?(Potentially pre-historic stone formation discovered deep underwater)

    01/13/2009 5:24:22 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 28 replies · 2,116+ views ^ | January 8, 2009 | MATT BARTOSIK
    The iconic Stonehenge in the UK is one of the most famous prehistoric monuments in the world, but it is not the only stone formation of its kind. Similar stone alignments have been found throughout England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales… and now, it seems, in Lake Michigan. According to BLDGBLOG, in 2007, Mark Holley, professor of underwater archeology at Northwestern Michigan College, discovered a series of stones arranged in a circle 40 feet below the surface of Lake Michigan. One stone outside the circle seems to have carvings that resemble a mastodon—an elephant-like animal that went extinct about 10,000 years...
  • First Humans To Settle Americas Came From Europe, Not From Asia Over Bering Strait -

    07/16/2008 8:02:06 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 36 replies · 1,253+ views
    ScienceDaily ^ | July 17, 2008
    Land-ice Bridge, New Research Suggests -- Research by a Valparaiso University geography professor and his students on the creation of Kankakee Sand Islands of Northwest Indiana is lending support to evidence that the first humans to settle the Americas came from Europe, a discovery that overturns decades of classroom lessons that nomadic tribes from Asia crossed a Bering Strait land-ice bridge. Valparaiso is a member of the Council on Undergraduate Research. Dr. Ron Janke began studying the origins of the Kankakee Sand Islands – a series of hundreds of small, moon-shaped dunes that stretch from the southern tips of Lake...
  • Michael Moore to Michigan Governor: It's "Un-Christian" to Deny Syrian Refugees

    11/21/2015 4:18:41 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 66 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 11/22/15 | Mia Galuppo
    "I myself am going to defy your ban and will offer MY home in Traverse City, Michigan, to those very Syrian refugees you've decided to keep out." Filmmaker Michael Moore is speaking out about the Syrian refugee crisis. Moore, a Michigan resident, penned a letter that he posted on Facebook to Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, opposing his announcement in regards to a ban on Syrian refugees in the state. In the letter Moore writes, "I myself am going to defy your ban and will offer MY home in Traverse City, Michigan, to those very Syrian refugees you've decided to keep...
  • Bernice Steadman, aviation pioneer once picked for short-lived female astronaut program, dies

    03/22/2015 4:13:58 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    Bernice Steadman was a member of the so-called "Mercury 13." NASA dropped the program, and it was 22 more years before a U.S. woman went to space. Robert Steadman says his wife died Wednesday in Traverse City.
  • Rebuild America – Defeat Obama Tour Comes To Traverse City, MI.

    10/04/2012 12:49:13 PM PDT · by Lloyd Marcus ^ | 10/04/120 | Lloyd Marcus
    Traverse City, MI will always hold a special place in my heart. Upon leaving the stage after performing at a tea party rally, a white woman in a wheelchair saw me approaching. She yelled, “Oh my gosh, it's Lloyd Marcus! May I have a picture with you?” I leaned over, gave the woman a hug and her daughter snapped a picture. Donald, our product manager said the woman's daughter told him that her mother is terminally ill. Her mom said all she wanted to do was meet Lloyd Marcus before she died. Folks, I can not begin to tell you...
  • Suspicious airplane passenger questioned in Mich.

    01/15/2010 7:38:14 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 1,156+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/15/10 | John Flesher - ap
    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – Police questioned a passenger on a small commercial plane that flew from Chicago to a northern Michigan resort town on Friday after the crew reported he was acting suspiciously. Crew members aboard United Airlines Flight 6036 said the 28-year-old California man had taken "an article" into the bathroom and left without it, said Traverse City Police Capt. Steve Morgan. The crew found that a panel inside the bathroom had been tampered with, he said. They requested law enforcement assistance while approaching Cherry Capital Airport, Morgan said. A government official said earlier the passenger had made a...
  • Origins of underwater stones a mystery

    02/09/2009 11:42:11 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 24 replies · 1,521+ views
    United Press International ^ | Monday, February 9, 2009 | unattributed
    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 going to invite so much controversy that this is where we're going...
  • Westwood One Launches 'The Monica Crowley Show' (debuts Sat April 1st at Noon ET)

    03/28/2006 4:58:35 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 12 replies · 2,886+ views
    Westwood One Press Release ^ | Monday March 20th, 2006 | Peter Sessa
    WESTWOOD ONE LAUNCHES THE MONICA CROWLEY SHOW --New Program to Air Saturdays, Noon - 3 p.m. ET-- Beginning Saturday, April 1, 2006 New York, NY Monday, Mar 20, 2006 - Westwood One (NYSE: WON) is proud to announce the national launch of The Monica Crowley Show, the three-hour talk program hosted by author and news personality Monica Crowley. The show begins Saturday, April 1, 2006, and will air from noon to 3 p.m. ET. The Monica Crowley Show will debut on major market stations across the country including: WABC-AM New York, WTKK-FM Boston and WTNT-AM Washington DC. The show will...
  • Hungry Mich. Wolves Turning on Each Other

    03/11/2006 11:00:51 AM PST · by george76 · 146 replies · 2,202+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 11 | JOHN FLESHER
    Gnawing leisurely on the remains of a moose carcass, the wolf pack's alpha male seemed unaware that mortal danger was coming ever closer. Suddenly the eight-member rival pack burst into view. The alpha scrambled to his feet, but too late. Howling and barking, the enemy chased him down and mercilessly attacked, killing the hapless victim within a couple of minutes. It's not unusual for the gray wolves on Isle Royale National Park to target each other, said John Vucetich, a Michigan Tech University wildlife biologist who witnessed the carnage from an airplane in January. But the rival pack's brazen invasion...
  • Mainstream Against Extremist

    07/28/2005 12:01:03 AM PDT · by GoldwaterBooster · 290+ views
    Traverse City Record Eagle ^ | July 26, 2005 | Tom Carr
    TRAVERSE CITY - Few area residents had ever heard of the Texas-based American Film Renaissance or Cheryl Felicia Rhoads before founder Genie Aldrich announced the Traverse Bay Freedom FilmFest that opens Friday. Aldrich calls her FilmFest a conservative alternative to the larger Traverse City Film Festival, which opens Wednesday. That festival is the baby of Michael Moore - an Oscar-winning liberal filmmaker whose name is decidedly well known nationally, inspiring both admiration and acrimony. Aldrich spearheaded what early announcements dubbed a "counter festival ... in response to Michael Moore" after appearing at a June 6 Traverse City Commission meeting.
  • Local Heroes182nd Transportation Company Parade Grand Marshals June 9

    07/08/2005 9:11:51 AM PDT · by InformedMomOf6 · 2 replies · 182+ views ^ | May 18, 2005 | DTE Energy
    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- DTE Energy today announced that members of the United States Army's 182nd Transportation Company home from duty in Iraq will serve as the Grand Marshals of the DTE Energy Cherry Royale Parade July 9. The parade is one of the highlights of the National Cherry Festival held here annually. As grand marshals, the Traverse City-based unit will represent all U.S. military men and women serving in Iraq. The 182nd Transportation Company is comprised of soldiers from Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. Their responsibilities in Iraq include driving the fuel trucks that often...
  • Ticket ripped because of sticker

    08/18/2004 9:37:16 PM PDT · by Lexinom · 59 replies · 1,964+ views
    Record-Eagle ^ | 17 August 2004 | Ian C. Storey
    Ticket ripped because of sticker Teacher, 55, wanted to see a president BY IAN C. STOREY Record-Eagle staff writer TRAVERSE CITY - Kathryn Mead wanted to see her first sitting president when George W. Bush visited the city.       Instead, Bush campaign staffers tore up the 55-year-old social studies teacher's ticket and refused her admission because she sported a small sticker on her blouse that touted the Democratic ticket of John Kerry and John Edwards.       "I had my ticket and photo identification, but they would not let me in because of this sticker," said...
  • Rousing rally for Bush in Traverse City (Mich. & poll included)

    08/17/2004 3:14:14 PM PDT · by demlosers · 22 replies · 1,069+ views
    Petoskey News Review ^ | August 17, 2004 | FRED GRAY
    BY FRED GRAY NEWS-REVIEW STAFF WRITER TRAVERSE CITY - "Boy, I'm glad to be here," George Bush told 12,000 enthusiastic supporters at Traverse City's open air civic center arena on Monday after prolonged chants of "four more years, four more years" had subsided, if only momentarily. "It's a beautiful part of our country. Good to be here in Cherry Country. And it really looks like Bush-Cheney country, too," he said with a broad grin. Deeply tanned and wearing a blue open-collar shirt, Bush's visit was the first to Traverse City by a sitting president since Gerald Ford paid a weekend...

    08/16/2004 4:13:22 PM PDT · by TruthNtegrity · 551 replies · 6,229+ views
    Yahoo, | 8.16.2004 | TruthNtegrity
    The President spoke at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Convention at the Dr. Albert B. Sabin Cincinnati Cinergy Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. While in Ohio, he visited the museum to the Underground Highway. The President flew to Michigan where he appeared at a campaign rally in Traverse City, Michigan. The crowd here was wildly supportive of the President, yelling out positive statements throughout his speech. (clip shown at end of Brit Hume's news hour.)
  • President strays from beaten path with Traverse City campaign stop

    08/16/2004 5:23:37 AM PDT · by wmichgrad · 18 replies · 739+ views ^ | August 16, 2004 | JOHN FLESHER
    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — President Bush is detouring again from the well-traveled campaign trail of southern Michigan to seek votes in a small town up north. Bush was to speak Monday afternoon in Traverse City, which last drew a presidential visit in 1975, when Gerald Ford rode in the National Cherry Festival parade. The outdoor rally at the Grand Traverse County Civic Center comes barely a month after Bush campaigned in the Upper Peninsula city of Marquette, where no sitting president had appeared since William Howard Taft nearly a century earlier. "Every single vote counts and we're going to...
  • Bay resorts have to watch grass grow: Limit on clearing beaches promises slow tourist season

    05/29/2004 3:49:43 PM PDT · by FourPeas · 9 replies · 171+ views
    The Grand Rapids Press ^ | Saturday, May 29, 2004 | Ed White
    TRAVERSE CITY -- Ralph Bergsma pulled out a postcard from years ago, an aerial picture of his sandy shoreline along Grand Traverse Bay. Not a blade of grass in sight. "They used to call it the 'Miracle Mile'," said Bergsma, the owner of the Waterfront Inn on U.S. 31. Fast-forward to 2004: He said hotel guests use a bridge to walk over beach vegetation to play in the bay. Years of low water levels on the Great Lakes have allowed weeds and other plants to emerge on the resort's 800 feet of shore. With the summer season knocking again, the...