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Opinion

Word power and name magic

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: Do I have to do my homework? No (not said sarcastically), you get to. Want to go to college? Get a scholarship? Have a great career? Support a family? Then, you get to study, clean the garage, work a weekend shift, etc. There is a guy I see in town about four times a year and when ...

The day Nixon routed the Establishment

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WASHINGTON — What are the roots of our present disorder, of the hostilities and hatreds that so divide us? When did we become this us vs. them nation? Who started the fire? Many trace the roots of our uncivil social conflict to the 1960s and the Johnson years when LBJ, victorious in a ...

Almanac

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By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Wednesday, Nov. 6, the 310th day of 2019. There are 55 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 6, 1984, President Ronald Reagan won re-election by a landslide over former Vice President Walter Mondale, the ...

Years after Nassar, secrecy remains an issue at Michigan State

Editorial

The abrupt resignation last week of MSU trustee Nancy Schlichting is yet another troubling sign for a campus and community eager for transparency and healing as it relates to the university’s handling of Larry Nassar and other sexual assault allegations. Schlichting has a wealth of ...

Only two candidates could fix system

Local columns

BERKELEY — In the conventional view of American politics, Joe Biden is a moderate, while Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are on the left, and Donald Trump is on the right. This conventional view is rubbish. The most powerful force in American politics today is anti-establishment fury at ...

Trick or Trick

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WASHINGTON — In those monster movies so popular at Halloween, it usually takes a while for the killer to be revealed, but when he is, the terror he inspired among his targets often comes to a frightening conclusion for viewers. This analogy perfectly fits the impeachment scenario now ...

Almanac

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By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Tuesday, Nov. 5, the 309th day of 2019. There are 56 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 5, 2017, a gunman armed with an assault rifle opened fire in a small South Texas church, killing more than two dozen ...

Motorists reminded to be alert as clocks ‘fall back’

Editorial

Since clocks “fell back” to standard time on Sunday, and it now gets dark one hour earlier, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) reminds motorists to watch out for pedestrians, joggers, and bicyclists on the drive home. Research from the University of Michigan Transportation ...

Quiet eloquence of example

Local columns

WASHINGTON — The 1994 funeral of former Speaker of the House Thomas P. “Tip” O’Neill was truly memorable. To the same North Cambridge, Massachusetts, church, St. John the Evangelist — where O’Neill was baptized as an infant and had married his beloved Millie — came two former U.S. ...

Almanac

Local columns

Since clocks “fell back” to standard time on Sunday, and it now gets dark one hour earlier, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) reminds motorists to watch out for pedestrians, joggers, and bicyclists on the drive home. Research from the University of Michigan Transportation ...

Prepare to ‘fall back’ by checking home detectors

Editorial

As we turn back the clocks Sunday, Nov. 3 for Daylight Saving Time and temperatures continue to fall, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is reminding residents to take action to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. “As it gets colder, we start seeing more carbon ...

Get back to academics

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: I agree with all the reasons against the upcoming Bay College millage. Another reason. Per definition, “A community college term usually refers to a higher educational institution that provides workforce education and college transfer academic programs. “ Many of us are ...

Support for Escanaba candidate

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: Ronald Beauchamp has been employed with Cal Grinding/Cal Valves for 20 years. He has been totally dedicated from day one. He is not a rubber stamp wallflower. Would Cal Valves hire him again? Absolutely. Great man, many many talents. He is welcome on our team any time. Vote for ...

Willingness to work together

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EDITOR: It doesn’t take one person to make a difference in a community it takes many. I believe in helping build up a community with a helping hand, a voice, and an ear. We can do so much together and all it takes is the willingness to work together for the greater good of Escanaba. Do i ...

Against Bay millage

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EDITOR: Considering that K-12 public schools throughout Delta County operate on shrinking budgets every year and can’t pass sinking fund millages, why does Bay College believe it’s entitled to a 20-year millage increase, taxpayer funded, bottomless cookie jar? While Escanaba Area ...

Vote no on Nov. 5

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: Senior citizens who are property owners in Delta County, please be aware that in the upcoming election on Nov. 5, Bay College is asking for a millage increase of .8924 mills for the next 20 years. This in addition to the current 3.3076 mills that we currently give Bay College. This is ...

Support for council candidates

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: I am writing this letter in support of Ron Beauchamp and Mike Sattem continuing on city council. We need individuals serving on this body who think for themselves and don’t necessarily accept the “status quo” as the best outcome. I have come to know both of these gentlemen ...

Cold climate Halloween idea

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EDITOR: I have an idea for those who live in cold climates — U.P., Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, etc. It is Halloween as I write this. It is about 35 degrees and it is quite windy. In Wisconsin, by Milwaukee, they are getting 2 - 4 inches of snow. It is really not a nice day to be ...

Readers can be citizen scientists from their laptops

Editorial

Ever dream of being a scientist but don’t want to earn a Ph.D.? Or maybe you don’t look good in a long white lab coat with safety glasses? Now local residents can contribute to science and not have to defend a dissertation. Expected to launch in January on www.zooniverse.org, Yooper ...

Straits risk management

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: A large vessel from the United Kingdom has set up shop in the Straits of Mackinac to collect geological samples from the lakebed and bedrock for Enbridge Energy’s proposed utility tunnel to house a replacement section of Line 5, the crude oil and liquid natural gas pipeline that ...