Issue 645

20th September, 2007 - 03rd October, 2007

Showcases 37 Independent Films & National Indie Bands Oct. 11-14th

Even though tourist season is pretty much over, when October 11th rolls around, Bay City is certain to become jam-packed once again. It's not the time of year or even the town itself that will be drawing excitement, it will be the Hells Half Mile Film & Music Festival, kicking off its sophomore year and running from the October 11-14th.

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Legislators Attempt to Trim the Fat While Consuming the Pork

By the time you read this, state legislators may have resolved the budget crisis in Lansing. But don't bet on it, as there exists a fundamental philosophical divide about the role of government that is finally coming to a head in Michigan.

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The Great Lakes Loons . . . by the number: 1 - The number of days it took the Los Angeles Dodgers to fire Lance Parrish after the season ended 2 - The number of fire pits located at Dow Diamond 3 - The cost of parking on-site at Dow Diamond 5 - The Loons ranking amongst Midwest League teams in terms of total attendance and average attendance 7 - The number of vowels in shortstop Francisco Lizarraga's name 8 - The total number of runs scored in the season finale (Fort Wayne 6, Great Lakes 2) 8.

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If the true nature of artistry resides in a generosity of spirit that seeks to elevate the matrix of human emotion & experience to higher ground, offering both inspiration and a sense of hope as fortuitous by-products, then Stewart Francke and Brian D'Arcy James share common ground, even though their artistic accomplishments may appear world's apart.

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About twenty minutes into David Lynch's latest film, Inland Empire viewers wonder whether they've lost their minds or if Lynch has lost his. And for most of the movie's 179 minute running time, America's most surreal visionary keeps the audience guessing.

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She is alternately laughing, singing, and sharing a few introspective thoughts with me over the phone. I can't see her face, or judge her expression. Still, I sense nothing about her that is disingenuous.

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With his concern for the environment, Saginaw's Ken Kousky made a new kind of choice last fall when he was on the market for a small-sized sports utility vehicle. He purchased a Toyota Highlander with a hybrid adjustment that combines traditional gas fuel with electric power.

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