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Re: E-M:/ FW: KEEBLER CO. AND HERSHEY CHOCOLATE USA: OFFICIAL S'MORES OF THE STATE PARKS



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Enviro-Mich message from Doug Cornett <drcornet@up.net>
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Ann:

A link to E-mail addresses for Michigan Newspapers:

http://www.dds.nl/~kidon/media-link/uspapers.shtml


doug cornett


At 05:04 PM 7/21/98 -0500, Ann Frisch wrote:
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>Enviro-Mich message from Ann Frisch <fan46@mail.execpc.com>
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>Let's move the discussion to action.  Can someone in Michigan provide us the
>e mail addresses of the state newspapers for letters to the editor.  
>
>Corporations have it great: they get corporate welfare, then donate it back
>to the taxpayer, then get free advertising and make it sound like a
>charitable contribution.  Enough!  
>
>Ann Frisch
>
>At 08:03 PM 7/16/98 -0500, Karen Tuerk wrote:
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>>Enviro-Mich message from Karen Tuerk <ktuerk@execpc.com>
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>>(See origional text below)
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>>AAAARRRGGGHHH!!! Your KIDDING!  What's next, BILLBOARDS on state park land
>>advertising, WINNABAGO, the official RV of MI State Parks, or how about
>POSTERS in
>>park bathrooms pushing COORS, the official beer of MI State Parks.  The
>answer is
>>a resounding NO:  We do not need further commercialization in our state
parks,
>>national parks, or other public lands and places (schools,
libraries)...or any
>>commercialization/corporatization for that matter.  Is nothing sacred???
>>
>>Corporations like Coca-Cola and McDonalds have already invaded our schools,
>>providing much needed moneys and resources --educational material often
with a
>>corporate slant (just take a look at some of the Weyerhauser environmental
>>"teaching" material, hmmm clearcuts gooood).  In the Coca-Cola/McDonalds
case,
>>these goodies are provided in exchange for contracts to serve McD food and
>Coke in
>>our schools...(mmmm....good nutrition for our little ones-they also will
learn
>>early that Coke Is It!!)
>>
>>But I digress.  (Not really, it's all they same thing...the further
>>corporatization of America! Or is that Ameri Co.)  Before this press
>release, had
>>anyone heard about this?  Was the public even asked if they agreed this
funding
>>source was acceptable? Probably not. On the surface, this may seem
>harmless, but
>>we must look at the big picture.
>>
>>I think a better question to ask is WHY aren't state parks and schools
>receiving
>>adequate funding through taxes?
>>Why must they resort to such gimmicky or invasive corporate avenues of
funding.
>>My guess is because too much of our tax dollars are going to corporate
welfare
>>projects that do not benefit the public at large but the corporate
>pocketbooks of
>>the few. One only needs to look at the current Senate Interior
>Appropriations Bill
>>which has approx. 20 anti-environemental riders attached...much of this is
>>corporate pork (ex. $30 million dollars to run a 30 mile road (a million $
>a mile)
>>through the Izembeck National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska...a wildlife
>REFUGE). Or
>>just look at the U.S. Forest Service--one big corporate front group. We, as
>>taxpayers, lose hundreds of millions of dollars a year in corporate timber,
>mining
>>and grazing subsidies and for what?...degraded ecosystems, loss of species,
>>erosion, floods....
>>
>>I say we burn effigies of the Keebler Elf over a big campfire at the
>entrances of
>>MI State Parks this summer....
>>What do you think?   ; )
>>
>>Thanks for hearing me out!
>>Karen Tuerk
>>
>>
>>Tim Flynn wrote:
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>>> Enviro-Mich message from "Tim Flynn" <tflynn@freeway.net>
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>>>
>>> Do Folks have any thought on this press release?   I for one like s'mores
>>> but do we have to further commercialize our State Parks?   Shouldn't we
just
>>> fund our parks the old fashion way; with taxes, hopefully progressive in
>>> structure. or is this harmless.   Nature and advertising as the yin and
>yang of
>>> State
>>> Parks?
>>>
>>> Tim Flynn
>>>
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>>> From: Susan Turney <TURNEYS@STATE.MI.US>
>>> To: DNRWIRE@WWW.DNR.STATE.MI.US
>>> Subject: KEEBLER CO. AND HERSHEY CHOCOLATE USA:  OFFICIAL S'MORES OF THE
>>> STATE PARKS
>>> Date: Thu, Jul 16, 1998, 3:54 PM
>>>
>>> FOR IMMEIDATE RELEASE
>>> 16 JULY 98
>>> CONTACT:  Chris Groff, 517-335-3147
>>>
>>> KEEBLER CO. AND HERSHEY CHOCOLATE USA:  OFFICIAL S'MORES OF THE STATE
PARKS
>>>
>>> LANSING -- The Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Parks and
>>> Recreation Division, is excited
>>> to announce a limited promotional sponsorship with Keebler Company and
>>> Hershey Chocolate USA.
>>> Keebler and Hershey products are the ingredients for the "official s'mores
>>> of the Michigan State Parks,"
>>> the traditional campfire treat of toasted marshmallow and chocolate
between
>>> graham crackers.
>>>
>>> Keebler and Hershey will insert coupons for their s'mores products in
state
>>> park camping reservation
>>> confirmations, which are sent out when a camping reservation is made
>>> through the state parks central
>>> reservation number (800-44PARKS).  Coupons will also be given out on-site
>>> to campers at 29 parks
>>> when they register at the contact station to secure their campsite.  The
>>> campaign will also involve
>>> several in-store promotions and displays at supermarkets and other stores
>>> around the state.  A large
>>> portion of the sponsorship also provides the DNR, Parks and Recreation
>>> Division, with additional
>>> funding for new and existing programs.
>>>
>>> ###
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