March 2005 News
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March 2005 News
Keweenaw snow photos: March 2005
A Photo Essay by Jim Junttila Posted
03/29/2005 Updated 03/30/2005 and April 8, 2005
Jim Junttila of Laurium, outdoor writer and active board member of the Calumet-Keweenaw
Sportsmen's Club, recently took a post-Vernal Equinox, late March, not-quite-spring photo tour
from Calumet to Copper Harbor. He offers these photos to assure Keweenaw Now
readers that, while the winter carnival statues in Houghton may
be melting fast, Keweenaw's north end still has plenty of snow for late March. more
Photo: Keweenaw deer herd at feeding station in
Eagle River. (Photo © 2005 Jim Junttila. Reprinted with permission.)
Protests mark two-year anniversary of Iraq War
Posted 03/19/2005 Updated 03/20/2005 and
DETROIT -- The Detroit Free Press today -- the second anniversary of the U.S. military intervention in Iraq -- reports a peaceful protest was held on Friday, Mar. 18, in downtown Detroit to denounce the war and read the names of U.S. military dead. About 300 protesters
rallied in Grand Circus Park, where 1,000 grave markers (including crosses,
stars of David and grave squares) commemorated U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq and
a flag-draped coffin represented 500 more, not represented by grave markers. The
Free Press article notes "the Rev. Harry Cook, pastor of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Clawson, stood nearby and led an hour-long, nonstop reading of the names of American military personnel who have
died." Rev. Cook said more protests were planned for March 19 in Michigan and around the nation.
Read the Free Press article.
The Duluth News Tribune reports Candlelight vigils, prayer services and other commemorations are planned in Minnesota and northern Wisconsin to mark this second anniversary of the Iraq War.
Read the article.
Update, Mar. 20: In an article titled "Two Years After Iraq Invasion, Protesters Hold Small Rallies," the
The New York Times reports on March 20 that anti-war protests Saturday ranged from 8 people in Algoma, Wis., to thousands in New York and San Francisco to 15,000 in Istanbul, Turkey, and 45,000 in
London. (You may have to register, for free, to read the
Photo: During March 18, 2005, protest in Detroit's Grand Circus Park,
"Arlington West," a display of 1,000 Markers (crosses, stars of David and squares for "other") commemorates U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq. A flag-draped coffin symbolizes more than 500 not represented by grave markers,
Click here or on photo for larger version.
(Photo © 2005 Rudy Simons and courtesy Jim Grimm, organizer of the display and member of chapter 74, S.E. Michigan
Veterans for Peace. Reprinted with permission.) See
more photos of the Detroit peace event.
Eagle Harbor Township has new Web site
Posted 03/06/2005 Updated 03/07/05
EAGLE HARBOR -- Eagle Harbor Township has a new Web site with news, documents,
archived agendas and minutes, maps and more. "The Web site provides the
ability to distribute large documents electronically, when it's not possible or
feasible to distribute them in paper format," said Ed Kisiel, the
Township's new supervisor, who is also the webmaster of the new site. "What
I try to get across to the constituents is that the Web site provides
transparency for municipalities or for government," Kisiel added. Check
out the new site!
Photo: Eagle Harbor Lighthouse. Photo © 2005 Ed
Kisiel. Reprinted with permission. (Click on photo for larger one.)
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