Rev. Pinkney Arrested AGAIN, supporters: Lynn Stewart, Voice Of Detroit, EXPOSED,

What's really happening to the people of Benton Harbor:
The thrust [of the Berrien county courthouse] is to physically remove and destroy families through the use
of the criminal justice system. Every person they can put in jail; every person whose voting rights they can
revoke with a felony conviction; every person they can cause to lose their job by putting them on probation;
every person they can cause to lose the ability to pay for basic necessities through imposing ruinous court
costs and probation is all part of the process. In the 1960s, it was called Negro removal. In Bosnia, it was
called ethnic cleansing. It could be called genocide, the removal of the minority population for the purpose
of redevelopment of the land. That’s what’s happening in Benton Harbor and the foremost leader
of the resistance is Rev. Edward Pinkney. --Civil rights attorney, Hugh "Buck" Davis

Monday, September 15, 2008

Golf courses turn to food, alcohol to make a profit

Shrinking clientele, increased expenses leave some course owners in the rough

September 14, 2008 By Wes Morgan and Kathy Jessup Kalamazoo Gazette

With gas and fertilizer prices soaring, local golf courses are hoping food and drink, not the best-manicured greens, will help them hold onto business.

Surviving is the name of the game these days, as around the country interest in golf is waning, slipping to 26 million players last year, compared to 30 million in 2000.

The reasons: no time, no money.

Steve Tyler, Kalamazoo Municipal Golf Association director, said a decline in rounds played and course memberships during the past five to eight years at the three city-owned golf courses "mirrors what is happening in the golf industry, both statewide and nationally.''

Michigan as a whole barely bucked the national downward trend in the $76 billion industry, reporting a 1.1-percent increase in rounds played from 2006 to 2007. But courses have maxed out the discounts they can offer to keep golfers coming back, say local course owners, who soon will be closing their books on this year's season.

"There are so many courses just teetering on the brink of being done,'' said Brodie Hock, general manager of Heritage Glen Golf Club in Paw Paw.

Facing the likelihood of a shrinking clientele base, here's what some golf courses are doing to boost revenues and reduce costs: Adding or expanding lounge, conference and banquet areas.

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Anonymous said...

FORE! BANCO, did your hear, the golf course is coming. I repeat the warning, "FORE!"

Anonymous said...

Uhm.... Michigan barely bucked with a GROWTH of 1.1%... doesn't sound all that dire to me. That means MORE people played golf in MI that the previous year.

Anonymous said...

Wait a minute -- a $76 BILLION - with a B -- industry, and Michigan actually showed some growth? I guess I missed the point of the Banco spin. In a State where every other economic industry is heading down, golf was actually up slightly? How can Banco be against this? Is it because Ed The Fake isn't receiving kickbacks?

Help Banco, I need clarity on your spin.


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