Letters

Letters 02-08-2016

Less Ageism, Please The January 4 issue of this publication proved to me that there are some sensible voices of reason in our community regarding all things “inter-generational.” I offer a word of thanks to Elizabeth Myers. I too have worked hard for what I’ve earned throughout my years in the various positions I’ve held. While I too cannot speak for each millennial, brash generalizations about a lack of work ethic don’t sit well with me...Joe Connolly, Traverse City

Now That’s an Escalation I just read the letter from Greg and his defense of the AR15. The letter started with great information but then out of nowhere his opinion went off the rails. “The government wants total gun control and then confiscation; then the elimination of all Constitutional rights.” Wait... what?! To quote the great Ron Burgundy, “Well, that escalated quickly!”

Healthy Eating and Exercise for Children Healthy foods and exercise are important for children of all ages. It is important for children because it empowers them to do their best at school and be able to do their homework and study...

Mascots and Harsh Native American Truths The letter from the Choctaw lady deserves an answer. I have had a gutful of the whining about the fate of the American Indian. The American Indians were the losers in an imperial expansion; as such, they have, overall, fared much better than a lot of such losers throughout history. Everything the lady complains about in the way of what was done by the nasty, evil Whites was being done by Indians to other Indians long before Europeans arrived...

Snyder Must Go I believe it’s time. It’s time for Governor Snyder to go. The FBI, U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the EPA Criminal Investigation Division are now investigating the Flint water crisis that poisoned thousands of people. Governor Snyder signed the legislation that established the Emergency Manager law. Since its inception it has proven to be a dismal failure...

Erosion of Public Trust Let’s look at how we’ve been experiencing global warming. Between 1979 and 2013, increases in temperature and wind speeds along with more rain-free days have combined to stretch fire seasons worldwide by 20 percent. In the U.S., the fire seasons are 78 days longer than in the 1970s...

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Computer waste

Express Staff - November 7th, 2002
Computer waste
What should a responsible person do with their electronic relics?
Recycle them at Grand Traverse County‘s Computer and Electronics Recycling
Event on November 9 in Traverse City.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, over 4.3 million tons of
electronic waste was discarded in 1999. They project that 63 million more
computers will require disposal by 2005. At present, 75% of our electronic
waste sits piled in basements and attics awaiting better disposal options
than the local landfill.
Residents who want to “do the right thing“ by recycling their old computers
and electronic equipment must make a reservation to attend the collection.
A $5 fee per item will be charged in order to help cover the cost
of shipping and recycling the equipment. Call the Resource Recovery hotline
at 922-2052.

Native American awareness
In honor of “Native American Awareness Month“ in November, the Grand Traverse Band and Northwestern Michigan College are presenting four programs, each at noon in the lower level of West Hall:
· Monday, Nov. 4: “Michigan Native History“ by John Bailey;
· Monday, Nov. 11: “Native Cultural Traditions“ by Jack Chambers;
· Monday, Nov. 18: “Music and Art“ by the Medicine Lodge Singers, Shocko Hall, Sr., and Pauly Raphael;
· Monday, Nov. 25: “Native Historical Trauma“ by Brian Corbiere.
All programs are free and open to the public. For info, call the NMC Diversity Services Office at 231 995-1043.

The morning after
Planned Parenthood Northern Michigan (PPNM) is trying to raise awareness on the “morning-after pill” or post-coital emergency contraception (EC), which can reduce the risk of pregnancy if taken within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse. A workshop on the use of EC will be held Thursday, November 7 at 7 p.m. at both the Planned Parenthood Northern Michigan (PPNM) health centers in Petoskey and Traverse City. Call 231-347-9692 ext. 15 (Petoskey) or 231-929-1844, ext. 26 (Traverse City) to register.

She‘s honored
Hats off to JoAnna Kolodziej, a professor of early childhood education at North Central Michigan College, who was honored last month with an Educator of the Year award by the Michigan Occupational Deans Administrative Council. JoAnna has been on the NCMC staff since 1979. She is the mother of three and has been active in many causes for the benefit of children in the Petoskey area.

Perrier trial postponed
Judge Lawrence Root of the Mecosta County Circuit Court has postponed the October 25 trial in the Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation (MCWC) and its plaintiffs vs. Nestle Waters North America, Inc./Ice Mountain/Perrier until May 2003. According to Judge Root , 10 consecutive days were needed for the trial and in October only six days had been scheduled on the court calendar.


 
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