-- January Viewpoints
December 2001 Viewpoints
2001 Christmas Bird Count Results for Houghton,
By Susan Robinson Posted 12/30/2001
HANCOCK -- Guest author Susan Robinson reports on the 26th Annual Christmas Bird Count in Houghton County and the first official Christmas Bird Count in Keweenaw County -- both held in mid-December. Birders in Houghton County observed a record 47 species, including a rare Cape May warbler. In Keweenaw County, two birders recorded more than 32 species, including a northern cardinal.
student family in need of help
HOUGHTON -- Yan Li, wife of Michigan Tech graduate student Gao Chunming and mother of 10-year-old Weijie Gao, nearly
lost her life in November because of kidney failure. Since then Li's kidneys have worsened
to the extent that she may need very expensive dialysis or a kidney transplant. Amanda McMahon, Vitality editor for
the MTU Lode, asks for community support to help this family. Read her Dec.
11 article in the Lode and learn how you can help. more
are those yellow cards?
By Janet Shea Posted 12/14/2001
COPPER HARBOR -- Guest columnist Janet Shea remembers the yellow cards of
a year ago -- promoting Mt. Bohemia's economic boon to the community,
offering skiing and healthy eco-tourism -- and contrasts that image with
their currently advertised college ski weekend and bikini contest.
Recalling Copper Harbor's Octoberfest experiences of the past, Shea
questions Mt. Bohemia's use of local college campuses to promote drinking
and activities that denigrate female college students. more
Setting the record straight
By Susan Burack Posted 12/08/2001
HANCOCK -- Susan Burack, Hancock resident and City Council member, has asked Keweenaw
Now to print a letter concerning a local media misquote of her
statements on the controversial anti-Planned Parenthood sign in Hancock. Burack
says she would not attempt to restrict anyone's freedom of speech. more
Tale of Two Couples
By Charlie Hopper Posted 12/08/2001
CALUMET -- Guest columnist Charlie Hopper recounts a story of two couples, a life choice and a family birthday
celebration in December.
By Michigan Rep. Rich Brown, D-Bessemer
LANSING -- Guest columnist and Michigan Rep. Rich Brown, D-Bessemer, says
state agencies and several gas companies in Michigan have programs to help people pay their utility bills in the winter. Home heating assistance is available from many
sources for low-income families, senior citizens or persons with special medical situations.
-- January Viewpoints
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