June, 2006
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Dressed for the weather, by Kim Hoyum

You may not know Sue Johnson by name, but you probably know her by sight; for the past ten years she has been Downtown Marquette’s parking officer, or “meter maid.” She can be found walking up and down city streets in sunshine, rain or snow almost every day of the year. No matter what the […]

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Mining companies eye U.P. for uranium, by Valerie West

Rich in metals and minerals, the Upper Peninsula experienced booms in copper and iron during the past two centuries. Now, uranium mining is being explored in parts of the Keweenaw Peninsula. Mining companies Bitterroot Resources and Cameco have joined together to explore 780 square miles of the U.P. for uranium potential. Bitterroot Resources Ltd.’s Michigan […]

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Living with obsessive-compulsive disorder

I have obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). I’ve had this disorder in one form or another, to one degree or another, for as long as I can remember. I’m now seventy-one years old and want to offer some understanding of what living with OCD has been like for me. I want my family to better realize that […]

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Exploring energy alternatives, by 8-18 Media

Biodiesel Student Research Group makes, promotes renewable fuel About 37 billion gallons of diesel fuel was used on U.S. highways in 2004, according to the Energy Information Administration. A group of Marquette Senior High School students would like to see that number decrease significantly. The Biodiesel Student Research Group is part of a year-long project […]

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Learning Chinese, by Don Curto

A short time ago, I heard a National Public Radio story about this country’s need for teachers of the Chinese language. It seems that our government has become aware that China is doing much of our manufacturing, lending us huge sums of money and, consequently, is on a path which could lead to their having […]

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Camp 911 set for June 22 in Negaunee, by Jamie Lafreniere

Area seniors will get a chance to brush up on their safety training at Camp 911, a one-day training session with local fire, police and EMS departments. “The whole camp is designed to change people’s perceptions and help seniors and law enforcement officers be comfortable with each other,” said Kathy Herrala, executive director of RSVP […]

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Spruce up your home with USDA loans or grants, by Julie Shaw

The Forsyth Senior Center in Gwinn had the privilege of hearing rural development specialist Darryle Stevenson present information about the availability of housing repair loans and grants. She shared that the mission of her program is to “increase economic opportunity and improve the quality of life for all Rural Americans.” Many seniors qualify and benefit […]

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Superior Death: The birth of a novel, by Matthew Williams

Who would be silly enough to engage in a business where the potential buyer takes your product, demands exclusivity, consigns it to obscurity for up to a year—occasionally feeding you tiny morsels of hope that they may buy it—then crushes your ego with an unsigned, form-letter rejection? That person would be a writer, someone who […]

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McCormicks, Bentleys clear paths to the future, by Cindy Martin Coleman

Back Then Blazing Trails Cyrus McCormick was a wealthy industrialist, the founder of the International Harvester Company. Cyrus Bentley was his lawyer and general counsel. After ten years of industrial warfare, these men formed a new company, and headed north for a camping trip. On May 7, 1902, the two men boarded the 8:00 p.m. […]

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City Notes – June 2006

Highlights of what’s happening in and around town Mailbox Dear editor Regarding Leonard G. Heldreth’s review of the movie Good Night and Good Luck in the May 2006 issue, your readers might be interested to know there is a major Michigan connection with the story. The man at the center of Murrow’s first “McCarthy” program was […]

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