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Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Monday, November 17, 2008 - 04:42 am:

Ed's North Country Builders has been a sponsor of the Pasty Cam for a number of years. Where are they located?

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Monday, November 17, 2008 - 04:48 am:

Ed's North Country Builders, Inc. is located in Atlantic Mine, Mi.
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By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Monday, November 17, 2008 - 07:26 am:

Good morning! Way to go, mickill mouse. You are up early.

No snow here yet. Hoping that lasts for quite a while. Wish the weekend didn't get over so fast.

Have a great day!

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Monday, November 17, 2008 - 07:32 am:

No snow here either!!! :-P

But, we did have a light frost yesterday morning out in the country........

By Cindy Pihlaja Russell (Gone2long) on Monday, November 17, 2008 - 08:07 am:

It's trying to snow here in Lansing today. I keep thinking that Thanksgiving is this week and then I am relieved when I realize I am wrong and I have another week to prepare. Where has this year gone??? Wasn't it just June?

By Bugsy (Bugsyrocker) on Monday, November 17, 2008 - 09:09 am:

Did anyone else see this...
that a textbook mislabeled the Upper Peninsula as Illinois.

Textbook labels the Upper Peninsula incorrectly

The irony of it all is that it was a "michigan edition" whatever that means.

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Monday, November 17, 2008 - 09:34 am:

Sad story today in the Mining Gazette:

Landmark lost: Quincy chimney coming down.

It will be weird to look upon Quincy Hill this summer when we're there and not see the smokestack standing tall.......

By maija in Commerce Township (Maija) on Monday, November 17, 2008 - 10:18 am:

Bugsy, too funny. I know a few people in Illinois who would love to be in that 'new' Illinois!

By Gary Hookway (Ghookway) on Monday, November 17, 2008 - 11:21 am:

I saw a story on the news last week about the UP missing from the map altogether. Have to wonder about all media nowdays with all of the errors, mispellings and false/mistaken reports.Do they even hire proofreaders anymore ?

By Cheryl Rozman (Cotton) on Monday, November 17, 2008 - 11:57 am:

Yesterday my husband was notified that his cousin's son was killed in a auto accident in New Hampshire. His name is Scott Trudell & was from from Lake Linden. His parents are Gary Trudell from Laurium & Janice (Meyer)Cleveland from Lake Linden. We send all of our sympathy to the family.

By Rowdy (Roudymi) on Monday, November 17, 2008 - 12:12 pm:

While in the service and stationed in Utah I noticed that one of the Salt Lake TV stations' weather maps had no boarder between Wisconsin and the UP. I think I still have a copy of the letter I sent to bring this to their attention. If I find it maybe Charlie or Mary can post it for me.

By dan belo (Djbelo) on Monday, November 17, 2008 - 12:56 pm:


By Richard A. Fields (Cherokeeyooper) on Monday, November 17, 2008 - 12:57 pm:

So sad about the Quincy stack. Without maintenance, it will occur to the other remaining stacks from a bygone era.

As to the U.P. being left off or assigned to Wisconsin, it happens very frequently. It used to be a habit of mine to call or write to businesses that did this. Most of the time they had no clue. My favorite was when K.I. Sawyer was still active. An important report on U.S. military bases had the U.P. as part of Canada. If the Pentagon says we are not part of the United States, who are we to argue?

Enjoy the snow.

By Robert - CO (Halork) on Monday, November 17, 2008 - 02:06 pm:

Dan: FALSE, according to

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Monday, November 17, 2008 - 02:28 pm:

Dan, I don't know what those bar codes are. Yes, Halork, there is a false thing on Snopes, but maybe not to do with what Dan mentioned.

I explored Snopes for a few minutes on a ban that I heard about on the business news this weekend. Snopes has not addressed this one at all. This one is talking about import bans from China on certain foods (for babies, people, or pets) that contain certain ingredients, including milk or chocolate, because of the high incidence of (melamine) contamination in these foods in the last year or so. Many Chinese babies were sickened, some US babies were sickened, and a number of pets were sickened. This ingredient can also be a contaminant in Chinese sweeteners, used in things like toothpaste, etc.

I have not seen this proposed ban in writing yet, but the source was a reliable source, and I did a double-take when I heard it. It certainly makes sense, until the Chinese can straighten out their manufacturing practices, and totally ban malamine from any food production, to satisfy the consuming publics.

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Monday, November 17, 2008 - 02:37 pm:

I just looked on the FDA's web site. It confirms, pretty much, the business news story that I heard this weekend, on possible melamine contamination:

By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Monday, November 17, 2008 - 02:48 pm:

Gary Hookway (Ghookway):
"Have to wonder about all media nowdays (sic) with all of the errors, mispellings (sic) and false/mistaken reports.Do they even hire proofreaders anymore?"

Here's a gem from the on-line edition of the Daily Mining Gazette on Saturday, November 15, 2008: On The Spot Blues Band to play at Memphis showcase, excerpt follows:


Calumet's On The Spot Blues Band is developing a reputation as one of the top young blues ensembles in the state. Now they'll get to chance to show it to a wider audience.
* * *
The band took an unorthodox roue to the blues; …"

cf. roue [also roué] (noun)
1. a dissolute man in fashionable society
2. a lecherous dissipated man.
3. a man who leads an immoral, dissolute life.

Perhaps The Spot Blues Band collected an eccentric inebriate from a local watering hole and brought him to their performance to introduce him to the blues?
Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Monday, November 17, 2008 - 03:47 pm:

What is really a shame is that Melamine was intentionally added to these products because it mimics the present of protein and it is cheaper. So those children died and people became ill all for the sake of a little extra profit.
What century is this?

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