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Letters To The Editor

Color important

To the Journal editor:Watching the mid-term election results on TV knocked me for a loop; not because of the clear victory of the Republicans over the Democrats, whose voters took the day off.Rather it was because the states in the Republican fold were colored in red on the election board. What ...

Society must change

To the Journal editor:What is more dire, the often perceived national security interests of the United States, or climate change, global warming and their negative effects and threat to life on Earth?With the recent mid-term elections and control of both houses of Congress passing to the ...

Waste of time

To the Journal editor:I read the article regarding as smoking ban at Presque Isle Park twice before I said to myself, "This is one of the craziest ideas regarding smoking bans within the city of Marquette." Why?Smokers and those with a paranoia about infringement on one's First Amendment rights ...

Reform needs review

To the Journal editor:This communication is sent in response to the recent administration interest in immigration reform. Know that my concern regarding the immigration reform issue is not with the earnest efforts of many attempting to ameliorate the situation, but with the cavalier stated ...

Respected Hongisto

To the Journal editor:John Hongisto passed away a few weeks ago. No services have been held. John died in a cranberry bog he frequented. I think he was happy it happened this way.My last conversation with him was on the night before he died when I called to thank him for the gift of cranberries ...

Pink equals cash

To the Journal editor:On Nov. 1, Upper Peninsula Pink Power held its annual fundraiser, "Paint the Throttle Pink" at the Throttle Bar and Grill in Little Lake.This year the recipient of our event was Marquette County Suicide Prevention Alliance. U.P. Pink Power would like to send a huge "Thank ...

Praise His name

To the Journal editor:Halloween has just passed. Our next special day we will celebrate is Thanksgiving Day on Nov. 27.Things have changed through the years in regards to how we observe these holidays. Many years ago it was more about being thankful for the more simple things in life, like food ...

The calendar

EDITOR'S NOTE: Information for the Community Calendar should be submitted in writing, including the phone number of a contact person, no later than one week before the event. Mail to The Mining Journal, Attention: Newsroom/Community Calendar, Box 430, Marquette, MI 49855; fax to 906-228-2617; ...

Bulletin Board

'Chef' to be screened on TuesdayMARQUETTE - Peter White Public Library invites film fans to a BYO Dinner Theater event at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to enjoy a screening of "Chef" in the library's community room. This comedy is about Chef Carl Casper who quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles ...

Passing the test

MARQUETTE - Every time Forest Park put the Munising football team to the test, the Mustangs came up with a good answer on Saturday night.It led to Munising's 43-14 victory at the Superior Dome and the MHSAA Division 8 regional championship for the Mustangs.Munising advances to the D8 semifinals ...

Record-setting QB fuels Wildcat rout

MARQUETTE - It has been a long and frustrating season for the Northern Michigan University football Wildcats, but thanks to a record-setting performance by quarterback Shaye Brown on Saturday, the Wildcats closed out their season on a high note.Brown set an NMU passing record with 490 yards and ...

Wildcat swimmers gain split

MARQUETTE - A double-dual at the PEIF Pool Saturday saw the Northern Michigan University women's swimming and diving team settling for a split.Coach Heidi Voigt's Wildcats lost 157-143 to Grand Valley State and beat St. Cloud (Minnesota) State, 186-114.Northern took wins in eight events while ...

NMU men fall to 0-2

By Journal Sports StaffROMEOVILLE, Ill. - An 88-51 loss in men's basketball to the Indianapolis Greyhounds Saturday closed out Northern Michigan University's participation in the GLIAC/GLVC Challenge. Junior guard Terry Nash, freshman guard Jordan Perez and senior guard Larry Taylor led NMU, ...

Justice needed

To the Journal editor:As part of celebrating Thanksgiving, we thank our revolutionaries who progressed justice for all by summarizing their theories and applying them to our income distribution.President Franklin Delano Roosevelt described economic conditions by presenting data that revealed ...

Boosters supported

To the Journal editor:The Ishpeming Hematite Sports Booster Club would like to thank everyone in the Ishpeming community for making our seventh annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser an outstanding success.It was an afternoon filled with great food and Hematite spirit. We would especially like to ...

Benefit benefitted

To the Journal editor:The outpouring of love that was shown for Alisha and our family on Oct. 19 at the Vierling Restaurant and Marquette Harbor Brewery (For the Love for Lisha benefit) was overwhelming and extremely touching.Special thanks to Terry and Kristi Doyle, owners of the Vierling, for ...

Motives questioned

To the Journal editor:So the Eagle Mine has set its eyes on 40 more acres of state land on the Yellow Dog Plains (Oct. 30 article by John Pepin), for geological exploration and supposedly not for a new mine.This exploration is, as Eagle Mine spokesman Dan Blondeau explains, "part of our ...

Chose to serve

To the Journal Editor: I wish to take exception with Therese Scram, (who wrote a guest) op-ed Nov. 2. I do not take exception with most of her opinions or obvious political leanings; those are hers and her right. However, I do take exception to her statement in the fifth paragraph of the op-ed, ...

Vets Day every day

To the Journal editor:On Veterans Day we celebrate the service, sacrifice, and enduring achievements of almost 22 million living Americans who served our nation in uniform - at home and abroad - during times of both war and peace.On the 11th day of the 11th month, as we have in so many years ...

Students assisted

To the Journal editor:I would like to thank the wonderful students of American Graffiti House of Van Antwerp Hall for taking time to rake my yard this past Saturday morning. My husband had hip surgery and we certainly appreciated the help.The students went on to rake three more yards after ...