Letters To The Editor

Congrats to team

To the Journal editor:The Marquette Sentinels (played in the) the USA Hockey national championship tourney in Amherst, N.Y., on April 2-6.The Mining Journal article "Marquette U-16 girls work overtime" of March 22, 2014, gives an idea of the determination and talent of this team.Dedicated and ...

Miners rule

To the Journal editor:Congratulations to Coach Mike O'Donnell, Class ABC coach of the year, and assistant coaches Brandon Cory, Kevin Jacobson, Jeff Niemi and Steve Turri and the Miners varsity boys basketball team who won the 2014 MPC title.Great job to seven seniors: Zane Radloff, Eric Lori, ...

Help appreciated

To the Journal editor:Great Lakes Recovery Centers would like to thank the Marquette General Health System for their recent donation of furniture.Items included were beds, waiting room chairs, office furniture, filing cabinets and more. This donation will be used to enhance GLRCs behavioral ...

Start them early

To the Journal editor:The 2014 Week of the Young Child, April 6-12, is a time to recognize the needs of young children and thank the adults involved in their education and care.Parents, teachers, caregivers, and other adults play important roles in the lives of young children, and Week of the ...

Believe the Bible

To the Journal editor:All people say they are going to Heaven, (but) are you really? The one and only way to get to Heaven is to believe in Jesus and to ask him to come and live in your heart.That is the only way to get into heaven and be a part of the Kingdom of God, and I forgot also you know ...

Thanks a million!

To the Journal editor:The people in the Upper Peninsula are the best! I would like to thank the honest person who found my wallet in a shopping cart at Econo Foods last Friday and brought it to the service counter intact.After shopping last week, I unloaded my groceries into my car and went to ...

Count your blessings

To the Journal editor:This is one of the first things I learned in a communications class at Northern Michigan University was there are thousands of newspapers in the U.S.If you grew up here, you already knew this. If you grow up in Venezuela, like I did, this comes as news to youIn the U.S., ...

Define evolution

To the Journal editor:The recent letter to the editor titled, "Bible is Authority" presented a number of confusing and contentious points. The writer tells us that he does not agree with the theory of evolution but immediately states that "many things evolve over time as things are continuously ...

Science works

To the Journal editor:Having recently written a critique of evolutionary theory, I got a couple of well-written and intelligent rebuttals from some gentlemen who made the usual assumption that I, being a Christian, was completely ignorant of the fundamentals of science, unread and uneducated.To ...

Equal pay needed

To the Journal editor:Equal Pay Day is the symbolic day when women's earnings "catch up" to men's earnings from the year before. This means that women with equal credentials and experience make 74 cents for every $1 a man makes. According to 2012 statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau for ...

Wise words cited

To the Journal editor:".... We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted ...

Kudos to Miners

To the Journal editor:Congratulation to the fine season the Negaunee Miners achieved this year with a 24-2 record ending with the semi-final loss to Detroit Consortium who eventually won it all.Their first loss was to the Marquette Redmen who they played without Eric Lori who in my book was one ...

Kudos to Miners

To the Journal editor:Congratulation to the fine season the Negaunee Miners achieved this year with a 24-2 record ending with the semi-final loss to Detroit Consortium who eventually won it all.Their first loss was to the Marquette Redmen who they played without Eric Lori who in my book was one ...

Column had point

To the Journal editor:Your staff writer, Jackie Stark's column titled "Birth Control access: Every woman's right" published Saturday was one of the best I have ever read and should have been placed on the editorial page.It's unbelievable today how women's and gays' rights are being abused by ...

Protect public land

To the Journal editor:I have learned that the US House is expected to vote on H.R. 1459 the Ensuring Public Involvement in the Creation of National Monuments Act which would undermine the President's authority under the Antiquities Act to protect objects of historical, cultural, and ...

Aid appreciated

To the Journal editor:Thank you Helen Modell. I was extremely touched by your kindness in returning my lost necklace, cross and pendant.All of these items are very precious to me. Helen delivered the jewelry to my home and wouldn't take the reward.I also want to thank The Mining Journal for ...

Science not issue

To the Journal editor:People out and about might encounter representatives of Michigan Citizens for Professional Wildlife Management and the petition they're circulating.Their effort seeks to reinforce the politically-appointed Michigan Natural Resource Commission's ability to designate game ...

Spying is common

To the Journal editor:Yesterday my 80-year-old father-in-law received one of those unwanted phone calls from his satellite provider.Because he loves boxing and there has not been any good boxing matches on of late he has been watching mixed martial arts and kickboxing fights.During the ...

Flood of problems

To the Journal editor:If this winter's extreme cold hasn't caused enough problems for Negaunee, with spring approaching, another potential problem is around the corner.I would like to bring attention to the flooding issue on Maas Street in the Eastwood subdivision of the city.For the better ...

Mining for answers

To the Journal editor:A question I've had for quite some time, is, what is the plan for any worst case scenario as a result of mineral/resource extraction from the sulfide ore bodies of the Eagle Rock proposed mine?Repeatedly over the years we've been told that safety is of the utmost ...