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Ye olde tymey Base Ball Confused? Parts of new health law take effect today. Get answers | A8 Bay City Independents to play for state championship | B1 The Bay Area’s Trusted News Source Since 1873 • Volume 136, Number 114 75 CENTS River of Police Time collecting returns unused drugs Marine Officer Paul Davis Marine Enlisted Man The co$t of accuracy Kepi $190 Shoulder insignia $50 Duaine Phillips Kepi $60 For historic war re-enactors, the authenticity of the uniform is critical. So much so that many reenactors spend thousands of dollars to compile their outfits, paying attention to every last detail, even the belt buckles and buttons. The Times caught up with two Civil War enthusiasts who will be among the nearly 600 reenactors at this weekend’s River of Time Living History Encampment in Bay City to ask them about their uniforms. Frock coat $355 Vest $100 Shirt $75 Sword belt $50 Sword $300 • Braces/ suspenders $25 • Canteen $30 • Cartridge box $75 • Holster $50 • Revolver $400 Trousers $125 Shoes $100 Total cost: $1,925 THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2010 COLE WATERMAN Frock coat $350 | (989) 894-9673 Crossed white belts $110 White shirt $30 • Braces/ suspenders $25 • Cartridge box $40 • Cap pouch $20 • Canteen $30 Bayonet $30 Bayonet scabbard $30 Trousers $130 Musket $700 Shoes $100 Total cost: $1,655 PHOTO ILLUSTRATION, MICHAEL RANDOLPH AND JOE WALKER | THE BAY CITY TIMES Hundreds re-enacting history willing to pay the price If you go ALEX KOHUT authentic as possible, from dedicated to replicating What: River of Time Living | (989) 894-9666 the wool to the cut to the the coats worn by Civil History Encampment buttons.” War soldiers. The hems are When: Friday through Davis’ ensemble, includunfinished, a nod to the BAY CITY — Paul Davis Sunday ing his revolver and sword, detail found on the original will lead his regiment into cost him nearly $2,000 to coats that had frayed hems battle this weekend at VetWhere: Veterans assemble. because of cost and time erans Memorial Park. Memorial Park, off John About 100 Civil War sutconstraints. And when he does, he’ll F. Kennedy Drive on Bay Though the different look the part of a Civil War lers — or outfitters — have City’s West Side rankings affect the cost of Marine officer — right down cropped up since interest Cost: Free admission to in re-enacting battles from the individual pieces, Davis to the buttons on his coat. festival grounds the war started during the said the necessary weapDavis of Bay City is a Info: (989) 686-6834 Civil War enthusiast who is 1950s, Davis said. Of those, onry nearly evens out the about 25 supply the bulk of total cost. one of nearly 600 re-enacthe uniforms and weapons, A marine enlisted man, tors set to take part in the “Some of the purists can for instance, carries a musannual River of Time Living he said. Regardless of rank, Davis ket that can cost up to $700. get really picky about your History Encampment on said the most expensive While Davis said re-enac- outfit because it doesn’t use Friday through Sunday at the exact fabric as the origithe park, off John F. Kenne- garment is always the wool tors aren’t usually hesinal. But most of us like to frock coat, which costs tant to share information dy Drive on the West Side. go by the five-yard rule. If about $350. about their uniforms with Like many re-enactors, it looks authentic from five Examination of Davis’ the public, they can come the uniform’s authenticity is double-breasted officer’s under scrutiny from fellow critical and can be costly. coat reveals the attention purists. “It costs you because it’s See TIME, A2 not easy to replicate,” said Davis. “They try to get it as Read more about Paul Davis’ regiment and its plans for River of Time in today’s Let’s Go section. Schedule of events, A2 BAY CITY — To crack down on prescription drug abuse, law enforcement officials in Bay County will conduct an event Saturday to collect old, unused and unwanted pills. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., pills can be dropped off at the Bay County Law Enforcement Center, 501 Third St., List of drop-off and the Michigan State Police collection sites, A2 Bay City Post, 405 N. Euclid Ave. and in Room N-101 at Delta College, 1961 Delta Road in Frankenlust Township. The effort, dubbed the Controlled Substance Take-Back Initiative, is a coalition between the Bay City Police Department, Bay County Sheriff’s Office, Michigan State Police and the federal Drug Enforcement Administration. Sheriff John E. Miller said disposJohn E. Miller ing of unneeded medication is an important measure in curtailing the increasing rate of prescription drug abuse. “Young people raid the medicine cabinets of their parents and grandparents for these drugs,” the sheriff said. “A lot of times they can be injured as well as getting high, sometimes to the point of expiring from taking the drugs. If not being used, it’s best they’re destroyed to keep from getting into our young people’s hands.” Liquid medications and syringes will not be accepted as part of Saturday’s collection. Joel Strasz, services manager for the Bay County Health Department’s Environmental Health Division, said proper disposal of pills is important. “A lot of times, people throw old prescriptions down the toilet and the chemicals … cannot be treated and can often find their way back into the water table,” Strasz said. See DRUGS, A2 More inside DAVID VESELENAK | THE BAY CITY TIMES Benefit planned for infant with rare condition BRANDON HOWELL If you go | (989) 894-9639 BANGOR TWP. — Camryn Werner has been through a lot during her first five months of life. Camryn, the daughter of Jeff and Beth Werner of Auburn, was born with esophageal atresia, a rare condition in which an infant’s esophagus is not connected to the stomach. One in 4,500 infants suffers from the condition, according to Jeff Werner, who works as an information technology employee for Booth Mid-Michigan — the company that publishes The Bay City Times, The Saginaw News and The Flint Journal. Camryn has undergone four major operations at Children’s Hospital in Boston to reconnect her esophagus to her stomach, but she’s not out of the woods yet. Surgeons have told the Werners to expect to stay in COURTESY | FOR THE BAY CITY TIMES Five-month-old Camryn Werner suffers from esophageal atresia, a rare condition in which an infant’s esophagus is not connected to the stomach. Boston for another two months to deal with possible complications, which are common for the procedure. Her doctors are concerned that scar tissue will form at the site where her esophagus was attached to her stomach, which would block it. The infant also has an oral aversion, meaning she doesn’t like to eat, a condition that developed See BENEFIT, A2 What: “A Touch of Italy” benefit dinner for 5-month-old Camryn Werner of Auburn, who was born with a rare condition in which her esophagus was not attached to her stomach. Where: John Glenn High School, 3201 E. Kiesel Road, Bangor Township When: Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday Cost: $8 for adults, $5 for children Info: Lynne Moore, (989) 6848121, ext. 202 BCT • THURSDAY, FRIDAY • 75¢ Nation/World Obituaries Weather A8 A10 A11 Sports Classified Comics Passport to recreation State’s annual parks fee dipping; daily passes to be dropped DAVID VESELENAK a week at the Bay City State Recreation Area in Bangor Township. This year, the Moranecs purchased two annual BANGOR TWP. — state park motor vehicle Cindy Moranec is looking forward to exploring permits at $24 each. They’ll pay less than Michigan’s state parks half that amount next for less money. year because of a change The 52-year-old Bay City woman says she and that goes into effect, her husband, Mike, have beginning Oct. 1. On that date, the cost been to most of the parks for an annual motor in the Lower Peninsula and she walks her dog, Freya, at least five times See PARKS, A2 (989) 895-3231 QUOTE OF THE DAY IN YOUR PAPER Great Lakes Bay A3 Voices A6 Golf B3 Cindy Moranec, 52, of Bay City walks her dog, Freya, at the Bay City State Recreation Area on Monday. B1-6 C1-5 C6 Let’s Go! Puzzles, Advice and Movies “If you had a face like mine, you’d punch me right on the nose, and I’m just the fella to do it.” Stan Laurel, comedian Find continuous news updates at live


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