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Outside Chance: Best all-around bait for multiple species

August 3, 2018

By Jack Payne The more that you fish the more that you understand some things never change. An example, consider the night crawler and its second cousin, the European crawler or better known as the Belgium worm. More walleye are caught with a night crawler ...

Typing Out Loud

August 3, 2018

 TRACY K. LORENZ I bet Michigan fans are secretly hoping Urban Meyer gets fired so they can fire Harbaugh and hire him instead. Meatballs are the cupcake version of meatloaf. And croutons are the ice cubes of bread. The reason dogs fake giving you ...

Positive psychology

August 3, 2018

The Psychology of Voting Behavior By Carol Parker Thompson, Ph.D. Voter turnout has been decreasing over the last several decades.  For example, in the 2008 Presidential election out of 207,643,594 eligible voters in the nation, only 132,645,504 or ...

What went wrong

August 3, 2018

By Tracy K. Lorenz Today kicks off the millionth annual Coast Guard Festival in Grand Haven, hundreds of thousands of visitors will storm the city, much money will be spent, and then they’ll leave.  It’s a pretty good deal. What gets me, ...

My Turn: Movie lifts spirits of those needing a legal pick-me-up

August 3, 2018

For political moderates and those who lean left, it has not recently been a time to rejoice at the news emanating from the nation’s highest court. Immigrants, labor unions, Muslims, voting rights proponents, and a general sense of fairness and decency ...

MAY IT PLEASE THE PALATE: Cannoli

August 3, 2018

We caught up with neighbors last night dining al fresco at a local Italian restaurant. After the meal, my friend had a hankering for cannoli, “with crushed pistachios at both ends.” “Al Fresco” is Sicilian for never sitting with your ...