March 2003 News
Stupak calls GOP budget fiscally irresponsible
WASHINGTON, DC -- Congressman Bart Stupak, D-Menominee, said the budget the Republican majority passed in the United States House of Representatives on March 21, "is an almost unbelievable exercise in fiscal irresponsibility." Stupak said the budget contains more than a trillion dollars in tax cuts that would benefit very few Americans while endangering Social Security and Medicare. It also cuts Veterans' benefits and fails to provide necessary homeland defense money to state and local communities.
Senate votes against Arctic drilling
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In a victory for America's environment, a bipartisan group of 52 Senators, including Michigan's Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow, voted on Wednesday, March 19, against drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Despite heavy lobbying by the Bush administration and the oil industry, Senators passed an amendment to strip Arctic drilling revenues from the Budget Resolution, marking a pivotal vote in the 25-year fight to protect the Arctic.
Read more on the Environmental Defense Web site.
Local residents join Global Candlelight Vigil, Walk for Peace
MOHAWK, HOUGHTON -- Local residents who joined the Global Candlelight Vigil for Peace Sunday evening,
Mar. 16, have contributed their photos to Keweenaw Now and to the MoveOn.org Web site, organizers of the worldwide vigil.
Read more and see photos
of the vigils in Mohawk and Houghton and, on Page 2, photos of the March 15 Walk for
Peace, sponsored by the Copper Country Peace Alliance.
See photos of vigils from hundreds of cities around the world on the
MoveOn.org Web site.
Houghton residents join Global Candelight Vigil for Peace
MOHAWK, HOUGHTON -- Local residents joined the Global Candlelight Vigil for Peace Sunday evening, March 16, in solidarity with concerned citizens in 129 countries holding more than 6400 vigils for peace. In the words of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, "May our candles rekindle the light of reason and hope so that war will be averted in Iraq and peace will prevail in the world." In Mohawk, Carol Rose reported, 13 people gathered for the candlelight vigil held at the Ramblin' Rose Arts Center and drummed for peace.
The Houghton City Centre was also the site of a peace vigil. See photos of vigils from hundreds of cities around the world on the
MoveOn.org Web site.
Read what church leaders say about "An Alternative to War for Defeating Saddam Hussein."
See also an update on the Vote to Impeach campaign.
Huskies defeat U of Indy 90-75 in NCAA Regional
HOUGHTON -- A record crowd of 3,570 at the sold-out SDC Gym witnessed top-ranked Michigan Tech defeat the University of Indianapolis Greyhounds 90-75 Friday, March 14. The MTU Huskies now advance to the semifinal round of the NCAA Men's Basketball Great Lakes Regional and will play the winner of the Southern Indiana/Lewis game
in the second semifinal game at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Mar. 15. Read details of
MTU's victory on the
MTU Web site.
Editor's Note: Keep up the good work, JT, Matt, Jason and teammates!
February 2003 News
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