October 2001 Viewpoints
Planned Parenthood protestors interviewed
By Harley Sachs Posted 10/30/2001
HOUGHTON -- Earlier this fall, guest columnist Harley Sachs interviewed local protesters in front of the new Planned Parenthood Express office in Houghton.
Keweenaw Now delayed publishing his article until we could find out more information about a Michigan law he mentions. As Sachs indicates, the law could have repercussions on freedom of choice in family planning.
By Charlie Hopper Posted 10/26/2001
-- Guest columnist Charlie Hopper, administrator for the Still Waters Community Elders Home in
Calumet, writes about the graceful exit of one of the beautiful people in the Keweenaw, Ruth Agnes Pippenger.
By Ray Sharp Posted 10/25/2001
-- Guest columnist Ray Sharp, local War Correspondent, sends another report from wind-swept
Liminga. His comments range from sympathy for postal workers facing the dangers of Anthrax to ironies behind both the Afghan and Israeli/Palestinian fronts to the local conflicts over Planned Parenthood.
Hear ye! Hear ye! The South Shore Town Crier, October
By John Kaleita Posted
LAC LA BELLE -- Town Crier John Kaleita sends current news briefs from the Lac La Belle South Shore area, including a reminder that citizens have until October 29 to comment on or to request a public hearing by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality on the proposed septic site for the Mt. Bohemia Ski Hill.
lice and men
By Ray Sharp Posted 10/19/2001
-- Guest columnist Ray Sharp, War Correspondent, reports from the wind-swept steppes of Lower Liminga
(or from his bunker in windy Stanton Township -- you decide). more
morning ruminations on life after September 11th
By Merle Kindred Posted 10/16/2001
-- Guest columnist Merle Kindred thinks back on her immediate reaction to the September 11th tragedy in New York
-- a letter published in the Michigan Tech Lode shortly after the event. Now, a month later, after receiving strong reactions to that letter, she
"ruminates" on another kind of "hijacking" and possible repercussions for the future of the
Property owners agree to expand public ownership of Gratiot River area
By John Griffith Posted
KEWEENAW COUNTY -- Last night at the Keweenaw County Board meeting, Glen Tolksdorf and
John Griffith issued a joint statement regarding an agreement that allows the sale of the Mouth of the Gratiot River as originally negotiated between Keweenaw County and Lake Superior Land Company
to proceed. more
Letter about the
mouth of the Gratiot River
By John Griffith Posted
KEWEENAW COUNTY -- For more than a year, Keweenaw County has been negotiating the purchase of the mouth of the Gratiot River from Lake Superior Land Company for a county
park to be used for hunting, fishing, agate picking and primitive camping for
kayakers. In the paperwork drafted on Sept 21, an easement is listed as part of the deal. The easement,
benefiting the owners of Section 12 (NE of the park), bisects the park and includes a bridge across the mouth of the Gratiot River.
Mystery, sentiment, silly sex mark local movie fare
By Joe Kirkish Posted 10/4/2001
HOUGHTON – Guest columnist Joe Kirkish reviews two films playing locally – Hearts in Atlantis and
Zoolander, both rated PG-13 more
Also, read Joe’s review
(in MTU's Tech Topics) of the film Mediterraneo, scheduled for the Friday, Oct. 19, Club Indigo at the Calumet Theatre.
New Planned Parenthood Express health center offers needed services
By Adrienne Shipley Posted 10/2/2001
HOUGHTON -- The new Planned Parenthood Express health center, which opened about a month ago in Houghton, is offering valuable services to the Copper Country community. Having served nearly 100 clients (both women and men) in this short time, the health center is receiving even more support from members of the community than anticipated.
Hear ye! Hear ye! The South Shore Town Crier, October 2001, Issue No. 32A
By John Kaleita Posted 10/2/2001
LAC LA BELLE -- A favorable census count resulted in redistricting Keweenaw County; thus Grant and Sherman townships will share a new seat on the County Board after next year’s election. This story and more are in the October issue of this newsletter.
What to do in Afghanistan?
By Ron Martin, Jr. Posted 10/2/2001
HOUGHTON – Michigan Tech Lode guest columnist Ron Martin, Jr., who has traveled in Afghanistan and in Pakistan, offers his insights on the present situation created by the terrorist attack of Sept. 11, 2001. Martin says,
"U.S. actions should be guided by the goals of bringing the guilty to justice and preventing future attacks." See his thoughtful Sept. 25 article in the
Michigan Tech Lode Editorial
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