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Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Tuesday, September 2, 2008 - 12:56 am:

Who won the "Atlas Powder" book in last month's contest?

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Tuesday, September 2, 2008 - 01:01 am:

James Ludo
Night Owl
Thanks for verifying the winners page is actually world-visible

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Tuesday, September 2, 2008 - 01:07 am:

Good morning. Haven't been to bed yet. Hope I am right. Capt. it is the chase not the award that is fun.

By Russell E. Emmons (Russemmons) on Tuesday, September 2, 2008 - 01:36 am:

Hi Mikie: I guess I'm not the only one up late!

By Smfwlk (Trollperson) on Tuesday, September 2, 2008 - 03:33 am:


By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Tuesday, September 2, 2008 - 07:25 am:

Good morning to all!!

All in good fun Mikie, all in good fun ;-)

What a scarey thought this morning as I got to my office. The temperature at 5:30 was 70 degrees. I get to my office, fire up the computer and look on my homepage (which happens to be Pasty.net) and see that the temp in Calumet is 70 degrees. Obviously the temp here was influenced by Gustav, which all we got out of it was some clouds and a nice northwest breeze that dropped the humidity to a more tolerable level......

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Tuesday, September 2, 2008 - 07:53 am:

We haven't even gotten a cloud yet, Capt. Cold front coming in from guess where, UP and will cool off and stay around 70

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Tuesday, September 2, 2008 - 08:06 am:

Good morning! Hey Mikie!! Way to go! And you're right, it's the chase. It's fun, isn't it?

Back to work today and it's actually raining out there. I bet our crispy lawn is loving it!! Have a great day everybody!

By FJL (Langoman) on Tuesday, September 2, 2008 - 08:34 am:

All in good fun, Cap't Paul, All in good fun!!!

By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Tuesday, September 2, 2008 - 08:55 am:

Deb, I hope I'm home to close the windows before the rain gets here. The first day of school, the little guy was excited to see his friends.

By Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Tuesday, September 2, 2008 - 09:13 am:

Neil was at it again, this time over Ontonagon, to check out the fire scene from above. Here's a regular size copy of Neil's view, but if you'd like to check it out closer, click on over to his Guest Gallery Album, for the fullsize version.

Photo by E. Neil Harri

Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Tuesday, September 2, 2008 - 09:20 am:

All I found was a full size picture of the lake and all kinds of trees turning color already. Gorgeous shot!!!!

Mary says: Try the link above Neil's photo now, hopefully this will get everyone to the fullsize version. :->

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Tuesday, September 2, 2008 - 09:22 am:

I found the picture, but it looked the same size as this one. Either way, what a shot. He's got some fabulous pictures in his album.

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Tuesday, September 2, 2008 - 09:23 am:

I have been reminded to thank the little people that I stepped on while striving to get the award. Was a little disapointed that I got the night owl instead of the early bird award. But then I can live with being first and want to thank all who contributed to my win. Mr. Deb reminded me of my obligation to the little people.

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Tuesday, September 2, 2008 - 09:29 am:

"We're not worthy, we're not worthy!"

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Tuesday, September 2, 2008 - 09:36 am:

Alex, of course your are. Someday if you play your cards right you too can be a winner. Hei on the other side, my way of changing the subject. My grandaughter, Andrea the Irish dancer, is now known as Andrea the diving master. She has joined the diving team, and been accepeted, at her high school. Thursday she will have her first event. Can't wait to see how she does. The way she has won doing Irish dancing makes me think she will be a winner here also. Thanks for letting me brag.

By kay Moore (Mskatie) on Tuesday, September 2, 2008 - 10:00 am:

Congrats Mikie! Speaking of bragging...does anyone know if and how a grandma could get one of those flags for her windows that brags of grandkids in the military? You know, the star on a white field? Had my darling Jason headed out last Sat. to Fort Bragg then to Afganastan. Also my wonderful Aaron is in basic training right now at Fort Knox. Appreciate any info given.

Mary says: Check with your local American Legion organization, Kay. Our local ones here in the Keweenaw sell them.

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Tuesday, September 2, 2008 - 10:32 am:

Kay...is this the flag your looking for?


By kay Moore (Mskatie) on Tuesday, September 2, 2008 - 01:01 pm:

Oh thank you both, Mary and Alex. I'll try the local organization first. Not sure how the boys qualify. Jason definitly will be over in the war zone. But Aaron is not sure what will be for him after his training in topography. Thanks so much.

Mary says: Kay ~ There's no "qualifying" for flying a flag for your Grandsons. These flags are for service men and women who are serving during time of war. Not just if they are directly in the war such as in Afghanistan or Iraq. At least that's my understanding. I have one displayed in our window and our Son is serving in San Diego right now as a Search and Rescue Swimmer Instructor. Whether our military family members are directly in the war or serving our country somewhere else, they are still "serving in the Armed Forces".
Here's some information about displaying the flags,
"From the United States Code, Title 36, Section 901:

Sec. 901. - Service flag and service lapel button

(a) Individuals Entitled To Display Service Flag. -

A service flag approved by the Secretary of Defense may be displayed in a window of the place of residence of individuals who are members of the immediate family of an individual serving in the Armed Forces of the United States during any period of war or hostilities in which the Armed Forces of the United States are engaged."

The best to your Grandsons and please tell them how much we appreciate their service to our country. :->

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Tuesday, September 2, 2008 - 01:41 pm:

Kay...all the best to Jason and Aaron. Please give them our gratitude and appreciation.

By Cindy Pihlaja Russell (Gone2long) on Tuesday, September 2, 2008 - 02:50 pm:

Here's link to the Ironwood Daily Globe with more pictures from the fire in Ontonagon on Sunday. It's really moving to see of the fire departments that responded. You have to scroll down some to find the article about the fire.


By Russell E. Emmons (Russemmons) on Tuesday, September 2, 2008 - 03:14 pm:

We have one of those small Blue Star Banners we had hanging on our front door until our oldest daughter retired out of the Air Force recently.
Our oldest grandson is now serving. Does this mean we can hang it back up? I've aways heard Grandparents, Uncles, Aunts, don't qualify, only parents, spouses, children do---?

Mary says: Good point, Russ. Here's some additional information that I found, you can find the full article about the Service Flags here: military.families.com

"Before you start feeling patriotic and go out to buy a flag, know that there are regulations for displaying this flag. For instance, only members of the immediate family (wife, husband, mother, father, stepparent, children, brothers, and sisters) of an active duty service man or woman may fly this flag."

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Tuesday, September 2, 2008 - 03:31 pm:

Kudos to Mary for whipping out the Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) Title and Section for an answer. In my line of work I have to use the CFR's everyday, specifically 30 (Mineral Resources) and 40 (Protection of Environment).

Although it seems kinda silly to me; why should there be a regulation restricting the display of a service flag in your residence?? If your supporting the troops overseas, should it really matter if it is immediate family that is serving?? In certain respects, they are all our sons and daughters.......

By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Tuesday, September 2, 2008 - 03:47 pm:

And to think I grumble about finding stuff in the Michigan Building Code and all its "ifs" that apply. Way to go, Mary! You tackled a Federal one!

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