korea http://michiganradio.org en Veterans Day celebrated in Flint this morning http://michiganradio.org/post/veterans-day-celebrated-flint-morning <p>It's Veterans Day, and all across Michigan, small ceremonies are taking place honoring the nation's military veterans.</p><p>A light rain fell in Flint as a small ceremony was held at 11 a.m.</p><p><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veterans_Day">Veterans Day</a> has it's roots in the Armistice that ended World War I. Under the terms of the armistice, that war ended at <a href="http://blog.usni.org/2009/11/11/the-11th-hour-of-the-11th-day-of-the-11th-month-when-the-guns-fell-silent">"The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month."</a></p><p>Vietnam era veteran Raul Garcia told the small group assembled in front of Flint city hall of his pride of being part of a military family.</p><p>"To me, it's just a great pride to wear this uniform knowing that we are the greatest nation around," Garcia said.&nbsp;</p><p>There are more than 650,000 military veterans in Michigan.</p><p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 16:59:22 +0000 Steve Carmody 15221 at http://michiganradio.org Veterans Day celebrated in Flint this morning Michigan auction house owner arrested for sale of rare Korean artifact http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-auction-house-owner-arrested-sale-rare-korean-artifact <p>The owner of a Michigan auction house is facing federal charges that he sold a stolen Korean artifact.</p><p></p><p>James Amato, of Oxford, was arrested today.&nbsp; He handled the sale of a rare Korean currency plate back in 2010.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>The family of a deceased Korean War vet offered the plate for sale through Amato’s auction house.&nbsp;&nbsp; The buyer paid 35 thousand dollars for the plate.</p><p></p><p>Experts believe it's one of three currency plates still in existence from the 1890s.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 12 Feb 2013 19:37:08 +0000 Steve Carmody 11204 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan auction house owner arrested for sale of rare Korean artifact News Roundup: Monday Dec. 20th, 2010 http://michiganradio.org/post/news-roundup-monday-dec-20th-2010 <P>In this morning's news:&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>South Korea begins military exercises, despite objections by North Korea:</STRONG></P> <P><SPAN lang=EN>YEONPYEONG ISLAND, South Korea (AP) - </SPAN></P> <BLOCKQUOTE> <P><SPAN lang=EN>North Korea calls <A href="http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6BJ1WR20101220">South Korean artillery drills</A> on a front-line island a <A href="http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-Pacific/2010/1220/North-Korea-refrains-from-retaliation-after-South-Korea-artillery-drill">"reckless </A></SPAN><SPAN lang=EN><A href="http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-Pacific/ Mon, 20 Dec 2010 13:58:41 +0000 648 at http://michiganradio.org Stabenow: We need to watch North Korea closely http://michiganradio.org/post/stabenow-we-need-watch-north-korea-closely <P>Michigan US Senator Debbie Stabenow says the Obama administration is handling the volatile Korean situation well.&nbsp;</P> <P>North Korea bombed a South Korea fishing village this week, prompting South Korea to fire back.&nbsp;</P> <P>This weekend, US and South Korean naval forces are planning a joint exercise off the North Korean coast.&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P>Stabenow says it’s important for the US not to back down.</P> <P>"At this point I think we have to go ahead with what we think is appropriate," says Stabenow, "But we have to monitor this very closely.&nbsp; They internally have a lo Thu, 25 Nov 2010 18:14:03 +0000 379 at http://michiganradio.org Stabenow: We need to watch North Korea closely