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Friday, April 16, 2010 ∫ THE ALPENA NEWS ∫ 7B

Classifieds 6044 - Wanted to Buy

5500 - Dogs

Golden Doodle puppies; 9 weeks old, very intelligent & adorable, $700. www.sweetpups4u. com. (Click 1st site, click on doodles) 989-733-6772 3 Pomeranian puppies; 2 black females, 1 cream male. Call 989-379-4169

6000 - Miscellaneous Ladies full set Cobra golf clubs with bag, $65. New karaoke machine with 2 mic’s, $75. 989-354-2498 Metal Detectors Buying Gold & Silver Antiques Mall 209 N. Second 989-354-6036 Older 10’ aluminum siding brake, $400. Paslode airless framing gun, $300. 1998 Jag 340 electric start snowmobile, excellent condition, 600 original miles, $1,700 or best offer. Conn Alto Saxophone, would be a good starter, $275 or best offer. Winchester 30/30 lever action, brand new in box, $300. 989-7427037 or 989-6570818 PRICE REDUCED! 2004 Diamondback Reactor Jr. BMX racing bike. Light weight, excellent condition, like brand new just outgrew, $175 989-916-6375 3 riding lawn mowers, $150-$400. Coleman 5,000 watt generator, $275. Farmall 460 with loader, $2,700. 989-255-6100 Set of 4 chrome 16” wheels with covers, $275. 989-742-4105 Universal gas & brake pedals with extra cable for right hand drive, $200. Running boards for Ranger, extended cab, new, $100. Old secretary desk with glass doors, $250. 989-335-3289 3

year old Yard Machine, 17.5hp shift on the go riding lawn mower $600. 1990 Kawasaki wave runner, $200. Three wheeled electric scooter $150. Electric hoist for handicap scooter $150. Cement drill with water hook up $275. 989-742-2906

6004 - Household Goods

Antique dresser and vanity set, $200. 989-354-5315

6008 - Sporting Goods

Ram men’s golf clubs with bag and Bag Boy cart, $100. Nancy Lopez women’s golf clubs with bag, $75. 989-5953474

6012 - Lawn & Garden

2005 Craftsman riding lawn mower. 18.5hp., 42” cut, new battery, $650. 989-255-8635 Honda FR 600 Rototiller. Excellent condition, used 1 season. Paid $1,400. Asking $1,000. Will consider best offer. 989-464-5689 Please call after 5pm

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6030 - Medical Equipment

complete hospital beds with mattress. Includes trapeze bar & remote hand control, like new. 1 complete patient sling. Each bed $300. Call 989-464-1251

6044 - Wanted to Buy

Auto Recycler Paying up to $250 Cash. Call for Quote. 989-356-2532 989-255-8696 Searching for 1971 Alpena Phone Book issued in spring time. Will pay money. Negotiate a price. 586-795-3912 or progvsmetal@ earthlink.net Wanted old Indian arrow heads, etc. Call Dave at 231-526-2555 Wanted: Snowmobiles, running or not, 1996 and newer, up to $500, will consider older. 269-838-0395

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7000 - Autos

7012 - Motorcycles

Wanted: 5Ç through Monte Carlo, 1997. 2 2002 Honda Shadow 35Ç comic books in door, red, sharp, 600. Clean! Excelgood condition. 106,000 miles, lent condition. 989-471-2394 $2,700. 989-356Garage kept. Lots 6871 of extras, low miles. Wanted: Yamaha 4 989-356-2598 wheel ATV 2WD, Oldsmobile Aurora, 2000 model or 1997. 106,000 miles, 2008 Honda XR 650L, newer. good condition, less than 200 miles Want to purchase $2,700. 989-916on motorcycle, new pontoon boat & 6061 condition, $4,800. trailer. 989-736-3621 Bike in Alpena. 313-388-9063 6046 - Good Things PLEASE BE SURE 1984 Husqvarna dirtbike. Looks good, TO CHECK YOUR To Eat runs good, new AD for any errors tires, $700. All natural grain fed the first day it runs 989-356-2766 lambs, by the half or and let us know if whole. 989-464-5406 Spotless with Lots there is a problem. of Extras We will be happy to 6052 - Give Aways make adjustments 2006 Yamaha VStar Classic 650cc Free: 2 male cats, 8 for one day only. motorcycle. Leather years old, declawed, THANK YOU. Alpesaddle bags. neutered, indoor, na News ClassiWindshield. Chrome moving out of state. fieds Department. roll bars and more. 989-464-7211 Asking $3,500 or Pontiac Grand Prix best. 989-657-6591 GT, 2004. 6 cylinder, automatic, 7014 - ATVs good condition, all power, $5,900 or 2009 Polaris Outlaw best. 989-657-0660 525IRS, Fox shocks, custom exhaust, Pontiac Grand Prix 6506 - Farm $4,500. 989-354GT, 2007. Loaded, Machinery 5097 super charged, remote start, 43,000 miles, $13,500 or best. 989-464-6996 Ford field cultivator, 1992 Polaris 4x4 350 24’, ready to work, Sunfire, 2002. 2 door, ATV, original owner, $1,600. Call Big Bird yellow, low miles and use, 989-471-5143 clean car, $3,250. $1,950 or best offer. 989-657-2750 989-595-6717 Ford LT950, 1998. 19 yard dump, tandem 7002 - Trucks 7016 - Boats/Access. axle, 300hp. Cat, 9 speed, $28,500. Chevy Extended cab 1978 Cruisers 25’ 989-379-4468 Z-71, 1998. For Mercruiser I/O, parts or truck, head, galley, double $800. In Alpena. berth, 4 down313-388-9063 Used tractors, equipriggers, swim platment, parts, tillage Dodge Ram 2500, form. Must see to parts, gates, twine, appreciate! $5,000 1998. 4x4, club cab, bale wrap, new 3 or best offer. Call Cummins 24 valve, point equipment. Buddy or Kim at 5.9 turbo diesel, Ron Torsch Farm 906-643-6956 power, air, hardbed Equipment cover, long bed, 1975 20’ Harris Flote 989-766-0437 or $6,400. 989-727Pontoon. 1984 989-379-4775 3800 50hp. Evinrude, 1995 Wood Mizer $850. 989-595-6955 Model LT30 G18 Ford F-150 FX4 off HEWITT road, 2001. 5.4, band sawmill for ADJUSTABLE V-8, extended cab, sale. 16’ long cutROLL-A-DOCKS & power windows and ting capacity with BOAT LIFTS locks, CD player, Briggs 18hp motor. APRIL SPECIAL new tires, $5,400 or 2,430 hours on mill best offer. 989-255- WE PAY THE SALES and 540 hours on TAX. CALL GRAND 9510 new motor. Many LAKE MARINA newer parts. Engine F-150 XLT, 2004. 989-595-3365 & head rig cover. Crew cab, 4WD, 15hp. Nissan outboard Well maintained and 5.4L, 89,400 miles, motor, 4 stroke, elecaligned. $8,500. trailer towing packtric start, used 15 989-464-8377 age. Nice condition, hours, $1,950. looks sharp, $14,500 Yacht Club boat or best offer. 9896512 - Firewood trailer for 14’ boat, 464-0514 like new, $500. GMC Sierra, 2009. 989-354-3908 1500, 4x4, Z-71, Dry oak firewood, 2 crew cab, 7,500 1987 Seasprite, open cord minimum, $65 hull, 19.5’, cuddy miles, loaded, private per cord. Cut, split, cabin, I/O, 2 new owner, $29,500. delivered. 989-727batteries ($180), all 989-590-2275 2703, 989-255-2921 new upholstery Silverado, 2001. ¢ ($2,000), lots of up6518 - Hay & Straw ton 4x4, 4.8, augrades, new GPS/ tomatic, air, power fish finder, full tune For sale: 4x5 round windows, cruise, up and letter from bales of 1st and 2nd power door locks, dealer to show concutting alfalfa hay, regular cab, short dition. Ready to go. stored inside, no box, 94,000 miles, $3,500. 989-356rain. 989-727-2392 new tires, $4,900 or 5165 best offer. 989-354Waverunner 1989 5528 SeaDoo with cover. 4x5 round bales hay, Full check up/tune stored inside, 1st 7004 - SUV’s up and letter showcutting, alfalfa timothy ing condition from mix & grass, $15. Chevy Trailblazer, dealer. Ready to go. 989-766-2771 2007. 50,000 miles, Single aluminum $16,500. 989-379trailer, $1,500. 3975 6542 - Miscellaneous 989-356-5165 Treated poles, 25’ & Jeep Wrangler, 1988. Wood 16’ boat with like 30’. Good for pole Some rust. Runs new trailer, make barns. 989-727-2306 good with new offer. 989-356-9816 brakes, alternator & or 989-657-1955 battery, $2,200. 989-464-2665 7018 - RVs for Sale

7000 - Autos

Buick Park Avenue, 1994. Runs great, no rust, $1,850. 989-727-8007 Buick Rendezvous CXL, 2006. V-6, front wheel drive, 3rd row seat, all power, leather, very nice, one owner, 75,750 miles, $12,750. 989-3542427 or 989-4647978 BUY HERE, PAY HERE!! BAD CREDIT, BANKRUPTCY, REPOS, OK. Easy terms, Low down payment. Most monthly payments under $200. Free loaner cars for the life of your loan. 100’s of vehicles and 1,000’s of happy customers. FREE GAS CALL RICH AT 989-306-3656 Cadillac DeVille, 2003. Silver, all options, 91,000 miles, excellent condition, from Florida, $8,000. 989-734-4411 Cavalier, 2003. 2 door, green, clean car, $3,250 989-657-2750 Chevy Cobalt XFE, 2009. 4,000 miles, wrecked car, completely rebuilt like new, 8,000 miles on engine, 5 speed, $7,200. 989-3564850 Chrysler Pacifica, 2007. 27,000 miles, AWD, excellent condition, $15,000. 989-354-3347 Kadrich Used Cars now has in house financing. Just received all new inventory. For more information call 989-354-5470 139 S Ripley, Alpena

7006 - Vans

AccessibleHandicap Van Ford Econoline Super Duty E350, 2005. Braun Lift rated for 800lbs, retractable wheelchair restraints, raised roof, or can be used as 11 passenger van109,500 miles. Asking $13,900. Parked at Northern Homes on M-32. Call 989-379-4230

2006 30.5 BHS Jayco Jay Flight 5th wheel. Quad bunks in rear, slide out, outdoor shower, gas grill cook top, vent covers for rain, to many extras to list. Excellent condition, show room new. Reese hitch. Easily towed with 1/2 ton truck. $22,700 989-916-6375 2003 Jayco 5th wheel. Excellent condition, 3 slide outs, new tires, many extras, asking $14,500 or best offer. Hillman area. 248-425-1305

Chevy Venture, 1999. New tires & brakes, 124,000 well maintained miles, looks and drives great, $2,800. 989-657- Montana Mountaineer 5409 any time 5th wheel, 2005. 328RLS, 34ft., 3 slide outs, excellent condition, asking Chevy Venture, 1998. $19,900. 989-356Runs but needs 4382 or 989-255work, $1,000. 6926 989-916-6915 1992 pickup camper, Dodge Grand Cararefrigerator, furvan SXT, 2005. Like nace, microwave, new with 9,500 air and more, $800. miles, stored 989-742-2906 winters, inside electric lift complete with 2000 Trail-Lite 30ft. 3 wheel handicap travel trailer. Queen scooter, extended bed, bunk beds, brake & gas pedals many extras, very (can be removed in good condition, 30 seconds), V-6, $6,000 or best offer. automatic, all Call for details and power, keyless enappointment, morntry, 6 disc CD/DVD ings. 989-356-2501 player, heated mirrors, electric sliding 7022 - Parts & doors, rear heater/ air, and much more. Accessories $16,500 989-2558664 Ford Aerostar, 1989. 1995 Chevy S-10 for 6 cylinder, 86,000 parts. Also; 175ft. miles, towing, 3/4 inch steel cable, $1,200 or best. $320. 989-255-6116 989-464-5771

7012 - Motorcycles

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Researchers are warning of a new blight at sea: a swirl of confetti-like plastic debris stretching over a remote expanse of the Atlantic Ocean. The floating garbage — hard to spot from the surface and spun together by a vortex of currents — was documented by two groups of scientists who trawled the sea between scenic Bermuda and Portugal’s mid-Atlantic Azores islands. The studies describe a soup of micro-particles similar to the so-called Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a phenomenon discovered a decade ago between Hawaii and California that researchers say is likely to exist in other places around the globe. ‘‘We found the great Atlantic garbage patch,’’ said Anna Cummins, who collected plastic samples on a sailing voyage in February. The debris is harmful for fish, sea mammals — and at the top of the food chain, potentially humans — even though much of the plastic has broken into such tiny pieces they are nearly invisible. Since there is no realistic way of cleaning the oceans, advocates say the key is to keep more plastic out by raising awareness and, wherever possible, challenging a throwaway culture that uses non-biodegradable materials for disposable products. ‘‘Our job now is to let people know that plastic

ocean pollution is a global problem — it unfortunately is not confined to a single patch,’’ Cummins said. The research teams presented their findings in February at the 2010 Oceans Sciences Meeting in Portland, Oregon. While scientists have reported finding plastic in parts of the Atlantic since the 1970s, the researchers say they have taken important steps toward mapping the extent of the pollution. Cummins and her husband, Marcus Eriksen, of Santa Monica, California, sailed across the Atlantic for their research project. They plan similar studies in the South Atlantic in November and the South Pacific next spring. On the voyage from Bermuda to the Azores, they crossed the Sargasso Sea, an area bounded by ocean currents including the Gulf Stream. They took samples every 100 miles (160 kilometers) with one interruption caused by a major storm. Each time they pulled up the trawl, it was full of plastic. A separate study by undergraduates with the Woods Hole, Massachusetts-based Sea Education Association collected more than 6,000 samples on trips between Canada and the Caribbean over two decades. The lead investigator, Kara Lavendar Law, said they found the highest concentrations of plastics between 22 and 38 degrees north latitude, an offshore patch equivalent to the area

between roughly Cuba and Washington, D.C. Long trails of seaweed, mixed with bottles, crates and other flotsam, drift in the still waters of the area, known as the North Atlantic Subtropical Convergence Zone. Cummins’ team even netted a Trigger fish trapped alive inside a plastic bucket. But the most nettlesome trash is nearly invisible: countless specks of plastic, often smaller than pencil erasers, suspended near the surface of the deep blue Atlantic. ‘‘It’s shocking to see it firsthand,’’ Cummins said. ‘‘Nothing compares to being out there. We’ve managed to leave our footprint really everywhere.’’ Still more data are needed to assess the dimensions of the North Atlantic patch. Charles Moore, an ocean researcher credited with discovering the Pacific garbage patch in 1997, said the Atlantic undoubtedly has comparable amounts of plastic. The east coast of the United States has more people and more rivers to funnel garbage into the sea. But since the Atlantic is stormier, debris there likely is more diffuse, he said. Whatever the difference between the two regions, plastics are devastating the environment across the world, said Moore, whose Algalita Marine Research Foundation based in Long Beach, California, was among the sponsors for Cummins and Eriksen.

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has banned imports of Apple Inc.’s hottest new product, the iPad, citing concerns the powerful gadget’s wireless signals could disrupt other devices. Customs officials said Thursday they have already confiscated about 10 of the lightweight tablet computers since Israel announced the new regulations this week. The ban prevents anyone — even tourists — from bringing iPads into Israel until officials certify that they comply with local transmitter standards. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission allows devices with Wi-Fi capability to broadcast at higher power levels than are al-

lowed in Europe and Israel — meaning that the iPad’s stronger signal could throw off others’ wireless connections, Schubert said. ‘‘If you operate equipment in a frequency band which is different from the others that operate on that frequency band, then there will be interference,’’ said Nati Schubert, a senior deputy director for the Communications Ministry. ‘‘We don’t care where people buy their equipment. ... But without regulation, you would have chaos.’’ Some Israelis successfully got the popular devices into Israel before the ban. Amnon, a software developer who legally brought an iPad into Israel but asked that

his last name be withheld to avoid potential government repercussions, said he and other high-tech businessmen need the iPad to develop new applications for the device. ‘‘There are several hundred people in Israel who make their livelihood developing apps ... and there are going to be companies that suffer, because they can’t deliver the services they’re supposed to be delivering,’’ he said. The iPad combines the features of a notebook computer with the touch-pad functions of the iPod. It went on sale in the U.S. on April 3. Apple this week delayed its international launch until May 10, citing heavy sales in the U.S.

Israel bans imports of Apple iPad

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7030 - Vehicles Wanted

Harley 2004 Electra Glide Classic, gold Wanted: 1997 thru 2001 Buick LeSabre and black, perfect or Century, low condition, 29,000 mileage. 989-471miles, $12,200. 2394 989-595-6348

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