February 2005 News
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February 2005 News
Senator Levin to visit MTU Winter Carnival
HOUGHTON -- Michigan's United States Senator Carl Levin will tour
the Michigan Tech campus with MTU President Glenn Mroz and
several students on Saturday, Feb. 12, to see first-hand the
university's popular Winter Carnival. Later Saturday, he will drop the
puck to open the NCAA Division I hockey contest between the MTU Huskies
and Minnesota State University-Mankato. While in the area, Levin will visit with National Park Service
rangers, and he will discuss economic development and research issues with local
former director retires -- but not!
By Jonathan Soper Posted
MOHAWK -- Carol Rose, former director of Keweenaw
Krayons, never expected her life to be changed by a group of talented, curious children. For the last six years, in the small Keweenaw town of Mohawk, she
has spearheaded an effort that enables children and families to have a creative outlet and a way to expand their artistic abilities.
Despite a recent decision to retire, Rose is currently spending much of her time working with local teens in the Keweenaw Krayons Graphic Arts and Marketing Program, whose latest undertaking is a
Mardi Gras Wacky Dinner to be held from 5 p. m. to 8 p. m. on "Fat Tuesday," Feb. 8, at the Mohawk Gym
(former Mohawk School).
Guest author Jonathan Soper interviewed Rose for this comprehensive article on the
history of the non-profit Keweenaw Krayons and its variety of community programs
for children, teens, parents and senior citizens. more
Photo: Keweenaw Krayons Graphic Arts and Marketing
teens, from left, Stephanie Fouts, Andrea Laurie and Ashley Bracco, share some laughter while working with Carol
Rose in designing flyers for Tuesday's Mardi Gras Wacky Dinner in Mohawk. (Photo © 2005 Keweenaw Krayons.
Reprinted with permission.)
Stupak: Privatizing Social Security doesn't make sense
Posted and updated 02/04/2005
WASHINGTON, D. C. -- Congressman Bart Stupak (D-Menominee) remarked on the Feb. 2 State of the Union Address by calling on the President to work with Democrats to accomplish his goals.
Watching the Address while preparing for back surgery he was to undergo on Feb.
3, Stupak called Bush's plan to privatize Social Security "unnecessary, unaffordable and
unwise" and said it "doesn't make sense."
Dan Boyle of Marquette represented northern Michigan as Stupak's guest at the President's
Address. Boyle, from Upper Peninsula Health Care Network,
was already in Washington, D.C.,
on Feb. 2, along with Mary Cary Crawford from the Superior Library Co-Operative,
to testify to the Congressional Rural Caucus Telecommunication Task Force that Stupak
Co-Chairs. Their testimony concerned the Universal Services Fund (USF), providing necessary technology to rural communities in northern Michigan.
[Note: Congressman Bart Stupak's scheduled back surgery, which took place
on Thursday, Feb. 3, was a success. He looks forward to a full recovery and thanks his constituents for the numerous well wishes.]
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