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TOp sTuDENTs sENiOr DaNCE North Dickinson students honored Friday in Crystal Falls — Page 6B — Page 7A ski juMps Features, records, photos — Inside The Daily News ...your neighbors...your town...your life... iron Mountain-kingsford, Michigan In brief Grand Marais wins contest Wednesday, February 9, 2011 www.ironmountaindailynews.com Obama visit by invite only Three days until jumps GRAND MARAIS (AP) — Grand Marais has won a $40,000 first prize in a nationwide contest. Two other Michigan communities also are winners in the Reader’s Digest sweepstakes. More than 9,000 locales across the U.S. have been vying for Internet votes since October, trying to win cash to aid civic causes. Grand Marais earned 1,281,724 votes, which was good for the overall victory. Albion took fourth place and $10,000 with nearly 643,000 votes, and St. Johns was in sixth, winning another $10,000 after drawing about 611,000 votes. Hearing set for forest use SOUTHFIELD (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has rescheduled hearings this week to discuss a proposed ban on firearm hunting and snowmobile use in the 1 million-acre Huron-Manistee National Forest. Detroit-area lawyer Kurt Meister successfully argued before the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals that officials favored hunters and snowmobilers over hikers, birders and people who enjoy the quiet of the outdoors when they drew up the forest’s 2006 management plan. The Forest Service now must revisit the issue. The meetings are to start this afternoon at Southfield’s Hilton Garden Inn and Thursday at Lansing’s Causeway Bay Hotel. Weather Cold today, sunny on Thursday — Details on Page 2A Gas watch Today’s gas prices at 8:30 a.m. Murphy USA Freedom Holiday EZ Stop Mobil Iron River Holiday Northside Citgo Kingsford Self Serve Island Resort Store $3.20 $3.22 $3.22 $3.22 $3.24 $3.22 $3.22 $3.23 Index Obituaries — 2A Area News — 3A Opinion — 4A Nation/World — 5A Lifestyles — 6A, 7A, 8A Sports —1B, 2B, 5B Comics — 7B Business — 10A Good Afternoon Sally Johnson Thank you for subscribing to The Daily News Theresa Peterson/Daily News Photo THE IRON MOUNTAIN Fire Department and the Breitung Township Fire Department assisted Kiwanis Ski Club members in preparing the scaffold at Pine Mountain for the tournaments this weekend. There are three days until the Island Resort & Casino’s 2011 International Ski Federation Continental Cup at Pine Mountain. Workers prepare hill Practice jumps expected to start Thursday By LISA M. HOFFMANN Staff Writer IRON MOUNTAIN — Finishing touches are being made to Pine Mountain today for this weekend’s Continental Cup tournament. Nick Blagec, vice-president of the Kiwanis Ski Club, said that as of this morning, half of the skiers were in Iron Mountain. “The rest are coming in this afternoon,” he said. A total of 52 jumpers from 10 countries are participating. “As far as hill conditions, Pine Mountain Ski Jumping — Practice jumps expected to start Thursday — Official training on Friday Resort is putting the finishing touches on the hill, and hopefully this afternoon will have all the markings on the hill,” Blagec said. Blagec was hoping to have the skiers start practice jumps by 11 a.m. Thursday. Official training starts Friday. “It is something to see,” Blagec said. Buttons are required on Friday and throughout the weekend. Cost for buttons if purchased before 5 p.m. Thursday is $18 for adults or $14 for students. Children under age 10 are free. Buttons are $25 at the gate for adults and $20 for students. “Sales are going very, very well, and the sun is shining,” Blagec said. Tickets are available at Two sections 75 Cents all First National Bank & Trust Co. locations and Pine Mountain Resort. Blagec added there will be a lot of vendors selling food and refreshments. Those attending the event are invited to visit Popple Palace where many different clothing items and other accessories will be sold. Kiwanis sweatshirts and T-shirts will also be sold during the event, Blagec said. Lisa M. Hoffmann’s email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. By JOHANNA BOYLE For The Daily News MARQUETTE— Further details about President Barack Obama’s visit to Marquette and Northern Michigan University have been released by the White House. According to a White House press release, Obama will be speaking at NMU Thursday, focusing on the National Wireless Initiative and the university’s WiMAX network. The event is by invitation only. There will also be no public events at the arrival or departure of Air Force One at Sawyer International Airport. “We’re very honored to have the president of the United States come to our campus and to speak to our students,” said Cindy Paavola, director of communications and marketing for NMU. In addition to the president’s remarks, he will also see a demonstration of the WiMax network and how it has enabled distance learning for students and the community. Although the event is not open to the general public, Paavola said the president’s remarks would be directed to NMU students. “The majority of people at this event will be NMU students,” Paavola said. “The focus is on the future leaders of America.” Obama is also expected (Continued on page 3A) Hospice returns to Dickinson County By LINDA LOBECK Staff Writer IRON MOUNTAIN — It’s official. Residents in Dickinson County now have a hospice program available to them after being without this vital service for close to two years. Due to the efforts of a local citizens group and the local hospital, permission has been received for OSF Hospital to expand its hospice program into Dickinson County, according to Amy Trau, district director for planning and strategic development for OSF. Many letters have been written and a group of residents kept this issue in the forefront over the past year to re-establish the hospice services in Dickinson County. “We’ve received permission to go and expand in Dickinson County. And it’s available now to take on patients who need hospice services,” Tau added. She noted an official news release of the program will be out the first of Feb- HoSpice training — Feb. 22 — Dickinson County Memorial Hospital Angie DuBose/Daily News Photo CHRISTY LARSON, LEFT, Lynn Burke, center, and Diane Schabo attend the Hospice Volunteer Meeting held at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital. ruary. Tau added that both the community group and Dickinson County Healthcare System have been involved in this process. “We are thrilled to be able to provide this service to Dickinson County residents. It’s a win-win situation for the hospital to have an identity here. We have been working closely with them on this,” Tau said. She said that DCHS has set up a local coordinator to work with OSF in this program — Perrie VanPembrook. “She has been a liaison in this process and attended meetings in Escanaba with our hospice program.” And OSF Hospice will be looking to recruit local volunteers to be a part of the program. “The community group that has been involved with this as well as others are excited to have a program in Dickinson County. Many people have expressed an interest in becoming volunteers.” Hospice volunteers can be a support for patients, a respite and support for family members, provide child care assistance, and be involved in fund-raising and administrative support. The first training session for volunteers was held Tuesday at the library in the lower level of Dickinson County Memorial Hospital. A second session is sched- uled for noon on Saturday, Feb. 22 at the hospital. The discussions between the community group and DCHS over the past year found that it wasn’t feasible to develop and reopen it through DCHS in addition to the services already available at the hospital, Tau noted. “It’s clearly not a situation where we are taking revenue away from the local hospital by doing this. It turned out to be the best case scenario for everyone. And most importantly, the service is available for families who desperately need hospice help,” Tau said. During meetings between residents and DCHS last year, the biggest worry was the start up costs — estimated to be up to $228,000 for the first year. The hospital’s projection had included both a full-time coordinator and social worker. Hospice care focuses on the terminally ill and would have been a separate entity from the home health serv(Continued on page 3A) 2-A — The Daily News, Iron Mountain-Kingsford, Michigan Wednesday, February 9, 2011 DAILY RECORD Stocks Obituaries Louise Faust James Dunn County MemoriKINGSa l FORD — Louise Hospital. Louise M. Faust, 87, of was very active Evergreen at Our Saviour’s Heights Assisted Lutheran Church Living, died and in the Upper Sunday, Feb. 6, Peninsula Cur2011. sillo movement. Louise was In 2004, born Aug. 9, Louise published 1923, in Rock a book detailing Island, Ill., their time in daughter of the A f r i c a . W h e n late Manley and LouisE FAust asked about this, Amelia (Stang) she simply replied, “were it Norton. She married Harold V. all to end tomorrow, I feel I Faust on Oct. 18, 1947, in have lived life to the fullest.” Louise is survived by Rock Island, the same year she graduated from Moline three sons, Mark (Vicki) Lutheran Hospital School for Faust of Dallas, Stephen Nurses specializing in obstet- ( V i c k i ) F a u s t o f S p r e a d rics. In June 1948, Harold E a g l e , W i s . a n d D a v i d was ordained by the Augus- (Diane) Faust of Negaunee; tana Lutheran Church and two daughters, Ann (Ibrahim) called to serve as a mission- Ismail of Oakland, Calif. and ary in Tanganyika, East Linda (Brad) Karlgaard of Africa. After almost a year of C o e u r D ’ A l e n e , I d a h o ; preparation, the Fausts set grandchildren, Peter (Jamie) o u t o n t h e i r j o u r n e y t o Bandy, Bahanan, Dalmar, Ebado and Ismail Ismail, Africa. After her arrival in Africa, Seth, Ethan (Jennifer), LindLouise was trained in the use sey and Nathaniel Gibbon, of tropical medicines, gener- Kelli (Lee) Westhafer, David al treatment, and diagnos- (Chelsea) Karlgaard, Ingrid tics. She used this training to (Jon) Bechard, Elsa Faust, assist in the dispensaries at Eric (Chelsey Gerich) Faust the various mission stations and Daniel Faust; and greatwhere they served. Little did grandchildren, Leila, Kira, she know this was the begin- Katrina and Henry. She was preceded in ning of a 26-year nursing death by Hal on Dec. 28, career. As time went on, Louise 2006. She was also preceded learned the Swahili language i n d e a t h b y h e r b r o t h e r , which made her work at the Richard Norton. Visitation will be held dispensary a little easier. Observing the cus- from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on toms and social structures of Friday at Our Saviour’s the Barabaig tribe and with Lutheran Church. Funeral services will be her sincere love for them as human beings, she built a held Friday at 12 noon at the rapport with the women of church. Rev. Stephen Cowen the tribe. Delivering many of will officiate. Burial will be in Dickintheir babies, Louise was soon endeared with the nickname son County Memorial Gar“Mama Gawistchi” which dens Cemetery. Memorials may be made means “she who moves quickly.” She and Hal con- in Louise’s memory to Our tinued their work in Africa Saviour’s Lutheran Church until they returned to the for world hunger or Global Health Ministries mosquito United States in 1975. Only God knows how bed netting program. The family would like to many hearts and lives were touched, but one thing is for express their sincere apprecisure, God worked many mir- ation for the love and comacles through the Fausts’ passion shown to Louise by ministry. As a result, the the staff at Evergreen AssistGospel reached the ears and ed Living. Condolences to the family hearts of many people. Their ministry brought them to o f L o u i s e F a u s t c a n b e Iron Mountain and Louise e x p r e s s e d o n l i n e a t quickly became involved in www.ernashfuneralhomes.com The family has entrusted the church and community. She worked as a t h e E r i c k s o n - R o c h o n & registered nurse in the obstet- Nash Funeral Home with the rics department at Dickinson arrangements. er, Joe (Sue) FLORENCE, Dunn of Tunnel Wis. — James Hill, Ga.; one T. Dunn, 79, of sister, Velma Florence, died Harder of LinTuesday, Feb. 8, den, Tenn.; five 2011, at Dickingrandchildren, son County Jessica, AnthoMemorial Hospiny, and Nicholas tal. Dunn, and Joshua He was born and Emily Dunn; on Dec. 22, and many niece 1931, in Linden, and nephews. Tenn., the son of Jim was pret h e l a t e J a m e s JAMEs Dunn ceded in death Thomas and Julia by five brothers, (Kilpatrick) Horace, Clyde, Leslie, Bud, Dunn. Jim owned a heating and and Jake and four sisters, air conditioning company in Hazel, Mary, Martha, and Chicago for 40 years. He also Inez. Visitation will be Friday trained and raised standard bred harness horses. Jim was from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at a hard worker with a strong the Tondin-Ross & Freeman Funeral Home. work ethic. Funeral services will be He married Edith Johnson on Dec. 21, 1966, in Chica- F r i d a y a t 1 2 n o o n a t t h e g o . T h e c o u p l e l i v e d i n funeral home. Rev. David Chicago, Watseka, Ill. and Anderson will officiate. The family requests that Greensburg, Ky., prior to moving to Florence, where flowers be omitted. Condolences may be they owned the Black Bear expressed online to the family Inn for two years. He is survived by his wife, o f J a m e s D u n n o n l i n e a t Edith; three sons, James www.ernashfuneralhomes.com The family has entrusted (Gina) Dunn Jr. of Kenosha, Wis., Jeffrey (Lynn) Dunn of the Tondin-Ross & Freeman Streamwood, Ill. and Paul Funeral Home of Iron Moun(fiance, Jaimie Troutman) tain with the funeral arrangeDunn of Chicago; one broth- ments. Lottery DETROIT (AP) — These Michigan lotteries were drawn Tuesday: Midday Daily 3: 1-1-3; Midday Daily 4: 9-4-4-7; Daily 3: 4-7-7; Daily 4: 3-7-2-8; Fantasy 5: 12-25-27-3739; Keno: 03-04-05-0612-13-14-15-18-22-3540-46-50-53-54-57-5861-62-67-69 Estimated Fantasy 5 James Shields FLORENCE, Wis. — James H. Shields, 85, of Armstrong Creek, Wis., passed away today, Feb. 9, 2011, at Golden Living Cen- ter in Florence. 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Consult a financial professional for your individual circumstances. For up to date financial information visit our website at: www.ironmountaindailynews.com serve 10 days in jail, six months probation, shall not operate any motor vehicle without a valid drivers license. John Anthony Thomas, 22, Norway, driving while license suspended, serve 15 days in jail/community service work, six months probation, fines and court costs, $853, shall not operate any motor vehicle without a valid driver’s license. Michael Arthur Wellnitz Jr., 17, Niagara, Wis., indecent exposure, bond violation, serve 45 days in jail/community service work, six months probation, fines and court costs, $713, no contact with victim. Shane Edward Barnes, 20, Iron Mountain, open intoxicants in vehicle, minor in possession, serve 10 days in jail/community service work, six months probation, abstain from the possession or consumption of alcohol, avoid all controlled substances, users, sellers, possessors. 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(AP) driver’s license. — These Wisconsin lotteries were drawn Tuesday: SuperCash: 19-31-32-3435-38; Badger 5: 01-1319-25-30; Daily Pick 3: 95-6; Daily Pick 4: 5-6-7-1; Check Us Out At Mega Millions: 25-35-3647-48, Mega Ball: 18; Estimated Badger 5 jack(School Of Music Page) pot: $24,000 Weather Sunday Partly Sunny High: 39 Low: 23 Police log Iron Mountain Police Department Activity Report Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011 3 a.m., directed patrol. Directed patrol around local taverns. 3:38 a.m., medical assist. Assist Beacon ambulance at a call in the 400 block of West Ludington Street. 7:34 a.m., medical emergency. 911 call of a man choking in the 900 block of West B St. Assisted Beacon ambulance. 10:25 a.m., counterfeit money. Received a complaint from a local bank in reference to a counterfeit twenty dollar bill that was received in a local businesses deposit. 12:09 p.m., assist. Assist with an elderly couple who locked themselves out of their residence on the west side. 12:15 p.m., welfare check. Welfare check on an individual who lives in the 800 block of East Grant Street. 3:21 p.m.., 911 call accident. 911 call of a two vehicle accident on Hughitt Street near the Middle School. 4:56 p.m., accident. Responded to a two vehicle accident in the Holiday gas station parking lot. 7:11 p.m, suspicious situation. Responded to a 911 call of an open door on a vacant residence on the 1000 block of Stockbridge Avenue. 9 p.m., directed patrol. D i r e c t e d Pa t r o l ( s p e e d enforcement) on U.S. 2. The Daily News, Iron Mountain-Kingsford, Michigan Wednesday, February 9, 2011 — 3-A AREA NEWS News briefs Tourism bill discussed (Continued from page one) to meet with local business owners who have used broadband Internet to increase their business. According to the press release, Obama has called for the National Wireless Initiative to bring wireless coverage to 98 percent of Americans, bringing new innovation, jobs and growth to the economy. High speed Internet is part of building a reliable way to move goods and information around the country and around the world. Plans are also moving forward for security for the presi- 4-H chaperones needed for trip IRON MOUNTAIN — Parents, leaders, or any adult interested in chaperoning and/or helping with a pre-college 4-H Exploration Days summer trip to Michigan State University on June 20-2 needs to attend a planning meeting on Thursday at 2 p.m. at the MSUE office. The office is located upstairs of the YMCA, 800 Crystal Lake Blvd. in Iron Mountain. For more information, call 774-0363. All expenses are paid for chaperones. Registration for workshop Friday HANCOCK — Walkable communities expert Mark Fenton will conduct a workshop on Wednesday, Feb. 16 in Hancock. The event is hosted by the Western U.P. Health Department with funding from Michigan Department of Community Health. It will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Eastern time) at the Ramada Inn, Hancock. Fenton will discuss costeffective steps to creating walking- and biking-friendly cities. The seminar is free to pre-registered representatives of public health departments, city/county boards and planning commissions, bike and pedestrian committees, planners and engineers, and others working toward policy and environmental changes to support active living. Please call Ray Sharp at (906) 482-7382, ext. 163, by Friday to reserve seats. ...Obama visits U.P. dent’s visit. “We’re coordinating with the secret service, the county, the state police,” said Detective Lt. Michael Wasie of the Marquette City Police Department. “We’ve all got separate assignments, whether it’s incoming, the motorcade, site security.” Wasie said the motorcade route has not yet been completed and added he was not sure if the route would be made public. There will also be no public events at the arrival or departure of Air Force One at Sawyer International Airport. ...Hospice returns Tourism industry officials from around the state were in Lansing to give committee testimony on House Bill 4160, which allocates $20 million from the Michigan 21st Century Jobs Fund to operate the Pure Michigan advertising campaign during 2011. Here, Rep. Frank Foster, left, R-Pellston, chair of the House Natural Resources, Tourism and Outdoor Recreation Committee, discusses the legislation with Amy Clickner, center, Lake Superior Community Partnership chief executive officer, and Rep. Matt Huuki, right, of Atlantic Mine. VA Medical Center plans expansion of outpatient clinic IRON MOUNTAIN — Starting in early March, the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain will be expanding its outpatient clinic. The expansion will include the addition of a 14,000 square foot second story above the existing first floor outpatient clinic. This clinic was originally designed and built to support additional floors. The construction will BT extending tax create several impacts to the facility including the tempodeadline to Feb. 28 rary relocation of the existing outpatient clinic and mobile QUINNESEC — The due MRI unit, along with changes date for the 2010 winter taxes and winter refuse bills in Bre- in parking and the flow of patients. itung Township has been Starting Feb. 21, the outpaextended until Monday, Feb. 28, without penalties. If you have any questions, you can call the treasurer’s office at 779-2065. Office MACKINAC ISLAND hours are Monday through (AP) — The Michigan Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 Public Service Commission p.m. And office hours will be has begun an investigation from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on and scheduled hearings Feb. 28. There is also a drop regarding rates, fares, box for the convenience of charges and tariffs levied by taxpayers. ferry companies serving Mackinac Island, St. Ignace and Mackinaw City. The commission said in ExPanSIon — VAMC’s outpatient clinic. — Starting in March — Project lasting 10-12 months. tient clinic services will be temporarily relocated to the fourth and fifth floors of the main building to accommodate this construction. Patients may continue to utilize the present outpatient clinic entrance until further notice. Customers will continue to check-in on the first floor next to the pharmacy waiting area and will be directed to the appropriate floor for their appointments. Additional signage and staff will be in place to help facilitate these changes, officials noted. The project is expected to last approximately 10-12 months. Questions or concerns may be directed to Debra Ruohomaki, nurse manager of primary care, at 774-3300, extension 32575 or Kevin Oliver, program support assistant of primary care, at 7743300, extension 32049. “Your patience is greatly appreciated during the construction of this new addition,” hospital officials said. MPSC investigates ferry rates to Mackinac Island Wine tasting event April 1 a release Tuesday that officials from Shepler’s Mackinac Island Ferry, Arnold Transit Co., Star Line and Northern Ferry are expected to attend a Feb. 22 prehearing conference in Lansing. Public hearings also will be held on Mackinac Island, and in St. Ignace and Mack- inac City. The hearings stem from a Feb. 4 complaint filed by Shepler’s seeking emergency and interim relief. Shepler’s, Arnold Transit Co. and Star Line last November received twoyear franchises to serve the Great Lakes resort community. (Continued from page one) -ices offered through DCHS. The Dickinson-Iron District Health Department’s hospice program ended in 2005 when its home health program was dissolved. And the closing of Marquette General Hospital’s branch program in Dickinson County more than two years ago ended the only remaining hospice option for local residents. A local program under DCHS would have needed separate licensing and certification through the Michigan Department of Community Health. Federal accreditation is also needed to qualify for Medicare and most other reimbursements. In neighboring Iron County, a hospice program is available through Northstar Health System’s Home Care and Hospice program. The program has been in place for four years and is now licensed in both Michigan and Wisconsin and certified by the Joint Commission. The program at OSF in Escanaba includes an interdisciplinary team of physicians, hospice nurses, social workers, pastoral care, dieticians, therapists, hospice volunteers and bereavement counselors. The basic principles in the OSF program include a commitment to make patients as comfortable as possible, recognition that dying is a part of the normal process of living, and serve as an affirmation and celebration of life that neither hastens or postpones death. Linda Lobeck’s e-mail address is email@example.com. Wisconsin Senate passes car insurance bill MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Senate passed bills Tuesday that would lower minimum levels of car insurance and make it more difficult to approve of sales and income tax increases. Car insurance would still be required under the bill passed on a bipartisan 25-7 vote, but the levels of coverage required would drop. Democrats approved higher limits in 2009 when they controlled the Legislature. Most of the changes took effect in 2010 after more than 20 years of no changes. The higher requirements were a popular campaign target for Republicans who won control of the Legislature in the November election, and they passed the bill quickly. Republican Gov. Scott Walker has said he supports the lower minimum and will sign the bill if it’s passed. It cleared the Assembly last week on a preliminary vote, but Democrats used a procedural move to delay a final vote until later this month. IRON MOUNTAIN — Habitat for Humanity Menominee River is planning the seventh annual Wine & Hops “Taste of Hope” event on April 1. This event is being held at the Pine Grove Country Club and will start at 6 p.m. The evening will include tastetesting of favorite wines and beers, appetizers, live music, and silent auctions items. Tickets are available at the Habitat for Humanity office or the ReStore. Q: What is the ideal Valentine’s Day present? “Chocolates.” Katheryn Brown Iron Mountain “Flowers.” Dominique Harris Iron Mountain “A Teddy bear.” Destiny Marinich Iron Mountain “Candy.” Hannah Braden Iron Mountain “Jewelry.” Emily Pickett Iron Mountain 4-A — The Daily News, Iron Mountain-Kingsford, Michigan Wednesday, February 9, 2011 OPINION Almanac TheDailyNews Established April 11, 1921 Robert Johnson Blaine Hyska Jim Anderson Publisher Editor News Editor ‘Bath salts’ warning The Michigan Department of Community Health is warning people to beware of a new designer drug being marketed by the name “bath salts.” These so-called bath salts are being sold across the country as a crystalline powder online, at head shops, convenience stores, and on the street. Although the bath salts are sold in retail stores, police say many purchases are made over the internet. These are not commercially manufactured bath salts that people purchase to use in the bath tub. These products are sold with names such as Ivory Wave, Aura, ZOOM 2, Zeus 2, Cosmic Blast, and White Rush. They may be snorted, ingested mixed with water, injected, or inserted rectally or vaginally. At this time, hospital emergency departments in Michigan have reported 18 cases related to the use of bath salts in the past four weeks, many of which have been in the Marquette area. Many of the people treated in emergency departments have been young adults in their 20s and 30s. Similar reports have been seen in states across the country. The bath salt products may contain a number of synthetic chemicals including Methylmethcathinone or Methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDVP), both of which are strong stimulants that can cause increased heart rate, chest pains, dizziness, delusions, panic attacks, nose bleeding and nausea. Patients ingesting these chemicals can be extremely paranoid and may not respond to usual calmatives. Some have been involved in homicides and suicides while under the influence. Upper Peninsula police officers are coming in contact with people using bath salts who are telling them the high from the salts is similar to what they experience with cocaine and methamphetamines. Many describe being chased by demons, gods, aliens or foreign soldiers. Severe cases may require long-term psychiatric care. “We are very concerned about the use of this dangerous product. These stimulants affect neurotransmitters in the brain which can result in violent behavior and death,” said Dr. Gregory Holzman, MD, Chief Medical Executive for the Michigan Department of Community Health. The Michigan Department of Community Health is working closely with the Michigan Poison Control Center to monitor the number of patients treated for use of bath salts in emergency departments across the state. Health care providers are being asked to send all information on suspect cases directly to the Michigan Poison Control Center. Individuals with “bath salt” related medical concerns or questions are asked to call the Michigan Toxic Hotline at 1-800-648-6942. Wednesday Graphic Win one for the Gipper EDITOR: Feb. 6, 2011, was the 100th anniversary of the birth of President Ronald Reagan. President Reagan helped to raise public awareness about Alzheimer’s disease proclaiming November as National Alzheimer’s Disease Month in 1983. Eleven years later, he publicly announced his own diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease in a poignant letter to the American people. Reagan’s diagnosis shows no one is immune to this disease — not even the man who once held the most powerful office in the land. His well-documented deterioration and ultimate death from Alzheimer’s shines a bright light on the devastating human toll of this disease for the Americans who live with it and those who care for them. In the Upper Peninsula alone there are more than 8,400 people living with Alzheimer’s disease and likely an additional 20,000 involved in their daily care. This devastating, heartbreaking, and costly disease is the nation’s sixth leading cause of death. It is the only one of the top 10 causes of death that has no method to prevent it, cure it, or slow its progression. And, unlike other diseases, there are no survivors. On behalf of the Upper Peninsula Regional Office of the Greater Michigan Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association I would like to take this opportunity to help raise our awareness. It’s time to speak up. Talk to your friends and family about Alzheimer’s disease. Talk to your doctor as soon as you have concerns. Call us at 1-800-2723900 to find out more. Talk to your legislators about increasing federal funding for Alzheimer care and research. Talk to people you know with Alzheimer’s and the people who are caring for them. Use your voice to change the course of Alzheimer’s disease. To learn more about Alzheimer’s disease and how you can make a difference, visit alz.org. Together, we can still win one for the Gipper. Brenda Bickler Marquette . Letters tors with Wales, Carl Lind and Bev Camp on the DICSA Board, with Fran Wills, as the alternate. It should be interesting at this annual meeting to see if DICSA is running the Iron County government or the Iron County Board of Commissioners is running the Iron County government? The media should cover this meeting and let the public know through their papers and TV what is going on. The public should attend if they can and be informed and offer their comments. It’s your millions they are spending. Gerald McCole Channing Appreciate some pointers EDITOR: I have used Google Earth to find your newspaper. I am hoping that you can put me in touch with someone who can help. I have been asked by my father aged 79, Brian Donnelly Banfield Harding (of Falmouth in Cornwall UK) to try and trace members of the Harding family in Iron Mountain, Michigan. He tells me that his grandfather, Charles Harding emigrated from Cornwall (probably Redruth, Illogan, Portreath area in Cornwall) UK to Iron Mountain in 1884. I believe that another branch of the family were in communication with the Harding’s, but my father was never involved in this. The family story is that Charles Harding went to America (Iron Mountain) to use mining/carpentry, boating skills (my guess). His wife (Sarah-Jane) in Cornwall gave birth to a son (my father’s father, also called Charles) the same month he left for the USA. Sarah Harding (wife) was living with Charles Harding’s mother (also called Sarah-Jane). All the letters that he sent asking his wife to join him where kept by her mother inlaw (CH’s mother), since she didn’t want her daughter-inlaw and grandson to also go to the USA, since she would then never see them again. I notice that there is a Harding Avenue and a Harding Creek in the area so there must be some Harding’s EDITOR: around. The Dickinson-Iron ComI would really appreciate munity Service Agency has some pointers in the right scheduled the Dickinson-Iron direction. Governing Board Annual Sue Allaway Meeting for Thursday, Feb. Soup Dragon 7 10, for 10 a.m. at the Iron Lummaton Place Mountain Senior Center at St. Mary Church City Iron Mountain. Torquay If you have been followDevon, United Kingdom ing the Iron Mountain Daily TQ2 8EB News you will see that on Wednesday, Feb. 2, DICSA advertised for a elected official from Iron County for the DICSA Governing Board. If you have been follow- EDITOR: I think it was Ronald Reaing the Iron County Reporter gan who once said, “the (Jan. 19) you will see that scariest thing a person can the Iron County Board of Commissioners has already hear is ‘we are from the govfilled their three DICSA ernment and we are here to Governing Board Public Sec- help’.” The public should attend Giant Pine Mountain. Anita Ruhomaki Photo Letters welcome The Daily News welcomes letters expressing views of readers on matters of community concern. Letters should be kept as brief and must include the writer’s full, legal name, address and telephone number where the writer can be reached during normal business hours. “Open letters” to other individuals are published only if they are written as a Letter to the Editor. The Daily News reserves the right to edit letters for length, grammar, potentially libelous statements and personal attacks. The Daily News reserves the right to refuse to publish questionable letters. Names of writers will not be withheld. No election letters are published within a week of an election. Letters cannot be returned. Address your letters to: The Daily News, Letters to the Editor, P.O. Box 460, Iron Mountain, 49801. I will be listening That is how I felt when I read the headline, “Obama coming to U.P.” This is the man who condemned the Egyptian government for shutting off the internet while for the last two years his administration has been trying to take control of the totally successful internet in the USA to regulate it. They want to make it more fair and balanced. This is the same administration that wants to regulate talk radio and Fox News because the message doesn’t conform to their agenda. Will disagreement with the government’s agenda become the new “hate speech” and not be allowed by the regulating agency? We will certainly need a new bureaucracy to “serve the people and win the future.” But what kind of future will it be? The president also condemned the Egyptian government for not “listening to the people.” When has this president and the last Congress ever listened to how the people opposed the health care bill, the stimulus package, and open borders? He says he wants to make America the best place to do business while he has placed mountains of new regulations and taxes on American business owners. He promised to be “open and transparent” by having open meetings on CSpan and post bills on the internet before passage. It never happened. The purpose of the visit Thursday is to talk about expanding internet access. He wants to “invest,” code name for tax and spend, in internet expansion. I fear that when government comes to help they take control and regulate like at Government Motors. I fear that the regulation will decide for you and I what is acceptable speech. I fear that for all this unwanted government help we will see a new tax on internet users. I will be listening with interest to see how much more giving with one hand and taking with the other is proposed by the president. James Wilcheck Iron Mountain By The Associated Press Today is Wednesday, Feb. 9, the 40th day of 2011. There are 325 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 9, 1861, Jefferson Davis was elected provisional president of the Confederate States of America at a congress held in Montgomery, Ala. (He was inaugurated on Feb. 18.) On this date: In 1961, The Beatles (with Stu Sutcliffe and Pete Best) first performed at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, England. In 1964, The Beatles made their first live American television appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” broadcast from New York on CBS. In 1984, Soviet leader Yuri V. Andropov died at age 69, less than 15 months after succeeding Leonid Brezhnev; he was succeeded by Konstantin U. Chernenko. Ten years ago: A U.S. Navy submarine, the USS Greeneville, collided with a Japanese fishing boat, the Ehime Maru, while surfacing off the Hawaiian coast, killing nine men and boys aboard the boat. Five years ago: President George W. Bush defended U.S. surveillance efforts, saying spy work helped thwart terrorists plotting to use shoe bombs to hijack an airliner and crash it into the tallest skyscraper on the West Coast. One year ago: Appealing for bipartisanship, President Barack Obama sat down with Democrats and Republicans to spur cooperation on job creation, deficit reduction and health care overhaul. Walter Fredrick Morrison, credited with inventing the Frisbee, died in Monroe, Utah, at age 90. Today’s Birthdays: Television journalist Roger Mudd is 83. Actress Janet Suzman is 72. Actresspolitician Sheila James Kuehl (“The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis”) is 70. Singersongwriter Carole King is 69. Actor Joe Pesci is 68. Singer Barbara Lewis is 68. Author Alice Walker is 67. Actress Mia Farrow is 66. Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) is 65. Singer Joe Ely is 64. Actress Judith Light is 62. Rhythm-and-blues musician Dennis “DT” Thomas (Kool & the Gang) is 60. Actor Charles Shaughnessy is 56. Former Democratic National Chairman Terry McAuliffe is 54. Jazz musician Steve Wilson is 50. Country singer Travis Tritt is 48. Actress Julie Warner is 46. Country singer Danni Leigh is 41. Actor Jason George is 39. Actor-producer Charlie Day is 35. Rock singer Chad Wolf (Carolina Liar) is 35. Actor A.J. Buckley (TV: “CSI: NY”) is 34. Rock musician Richard On (O.A.R.) is 32. Actress Ziyi Zhang is 32. Actor David Gallagher is 26. Actress Marina Malota is 23. Actress Camille Winbush (“The Bernie Mac Show”) is 21. Actor Jimmy Bennett is 15. Non Sequitur The Daily News, Iron Mountain-Kingsford, Michigan Wednesday, February 9, 2011 — 5-A NATION/WORLD Insurance rules perplex war widows News briefs Protesters defiant North Koreans in Egypt walk out SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean military officers abruptly walked out of the first official talks with rival South Korea in months Wednesday, dashing hopes for eased tensions after a deadly artillery attack in November increased war rhetoric on the peninsula. The cause of the rupture wasn’t immediately explained. Seoul’s Defense Ministry said the North Korean delegation got up and walked out on the second day of talks in Panmunjom inside the heavily fortified buffer zone dividing the Koreas. Berlusconi may face trial MILAN (AP) — Italian prosecutors have requested that Premier Silvio Berlusconi stand trial over accusations he paid for sex with a 17-year-old girl and then used his influence to try to cover it up. The prosecutors filed their request in Milan on Wednesday. They are seeking an immediate trial. A judge must now decide whether to accept the prosecutors’ request and indict the 74-year-old leader, or dismiss it. Berlusconi has denied wrongdoing. Patriot Act extension fails WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Tuesday failed to extend the life of three surveillance tools that are key to the nation’s post-Sept. 11 anti-terror law, a slipup for the new Republican leadership that miscalculated the level of opposition. The House voted 277148 to keep the three provisions of the USA Patriot Act on the books until Dec. 8. But Republicans brought up the bill under a special expedited procedure requiring a two-thirds majority, and the vote was seven short of reaching that level. Lohan accused in necklace theft LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lindsay Lohan is due in court to face a new judge, and a new criminal charge, that could return the troubled star to jail rather than the big screen. The “Mean Girls” star is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday on a felony grand theft charge. She is accused of stealing a necklace from an upscale jewelry store in the beachside community of Venice. CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s anti-government activists called on supporters Wednesday to expand their demonstrations in defiance of the vice president’s warning that protests calling for President Hosni Mubarak’s ouster would not be tolerated for much longer. Vice President Omar Suleiman, who is managing the crisis, raised the prospect of a new crackdown on protesters Tuesday when he told Egyptian newspaper editors there could be a “coup” unless demonstrators agree to enter negotiations. The protesters insist they won’t talk before Mubarak steps down, which the president is refusing to do. “He is threatening to impose martial law, which means everybody in the square will be smashed,” said Abdul-Rahman Samir, a spokesman for a coalition of the five main youth groups behind protests in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. “But what would he do with the rest of the 70 million Egyptians who will follow us afterward.” Suleiman is creating “a disastrous scenario,” Samir said. “We are striking and we will protest and we will not negotiate until Mubarak steps down. Whoever wants to threaten us, then let them do so,” he added. For the first time, protesters were calling forcefully Wednesday for labor strikes after Suleiman warned that calls by some protesters for a campaign of civil disobedience are “very dangerous for society and we can’t put up with this at all.” The vice president’s warnings were the latest in a series of confused messages from the government to the protesters. Officials have made a series of pledges not to attack, harass or arrest the activists in recent days, followed by Suleiman’s thinly veiled threat of a new crackdown. “We can’t bear this for a long time,” he said of the Tahrir protests. “There must be an end to this crisis as soon as possible.” He said the regime wants to resolve the crisis through dialogue, warning: “We don’t want to deal with Egyptian society with police tools.” He also warned of chaos if the situation continued, speaking of “the dark bats of the night emerging to terrorize the people.” If dialogue is not successful, he said, the alternative is “that a coup happens, which would mean uncalculated and hasty steps, including lots of irrationalities.” Although it was not completely clear what the vice president intended in his “coup” comment, the protesters heard it as a veiled threat to impose martial law. AP Photo IN THIS PHOTO released by China’s Xinhua news agency, a farmer walks on a cracked wheat field at Yangxi village in Jining, east China’s Shandong province, on Wednesday. Chinese officials said Wednesday they were preparing for a severe, long-lasting drought in several parched provinces, causing wheat prices to spike on the prospect of the world's largest consumer putting pressure on a global supply that’s already squeezed. Drought in China Wheat prices rise; government wary of inflation BEIJING (AP) — Chinese officials said Wednesday they were preparing for a severe, long-lasting drought in several parched provinces, causing wheat prices to spike on the prospect of the world’s largest consumer putting pressure on a global supply that’s already squeezed. Premier Wen Jiabao led a State Council meeting Wednesday on increasing grain production in the country that’s both the world’s largest wheat grower and largely self-sufficient in supply. The U.N.’s food agency has warned that the monthslong drought is driving up the country’s wheat prices, and now the focus is on whether China will buy more from the global mar- ket, where prices have already risen about 35 percent since mid-November. The rising prices add to growing concerns in China about inflation, which the government sees as a potential source of social unrest. Average flour prices rose more than 8 percent in January from the previous two months. Wheat futures were up Wednesday at both the Chicago Board of Trade and the Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange in China, where prices for September delivery hit a new high. They were at 3,051 yuan ($463) a ton Wednesday night. State television broadcast images Wednesday of withered crops in cracked earth. State media have said the eastern province of Shandong faces its worst drought Infant rescued from toilet GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A quick-thinking cleaning crew is credited with saving the life of a newborn boy left abandoned and choking in the cold water of a South Carolina sports arena toilet. A 24-year-old married mother of a 4-year-old faces charges of giving birth to the 6-pound boy and leaving him in the toilet to die. By calling for help, the crew got information to help get the baby warm and keep him breathing, the police chief said. Authorities declined to immediately identify the workers. “They did save the life of that child,” Greenville Police Chief Terri Wilfong said late Tuesday. The infant was hospitalized and in good condition, Wilfong told reporters at police headquarters. He is now in the care of the state Department of Social Services. “We are very grateful,” said prosecutor Walt Wilkins. in 200 years and that the other affected provinces across the country’s north and east are facing their worst in 60 years. Shortages of drinking water have affected 2.6 million people. China’s national weather bureau forecasts little if any rain for the Shandong region through Feb. 17. “What we are doing now is making full preparations to deal with a severe, longlasting drought,” said the director of emergency relief at Shandong’s weather bureau. Like many Chinese officials, he would not give his name. China has said the drought is mainly affecting Shandong, Jiangsu, Henan, Hebei and Shanxi, which grow more than two-thirds of the country’s wheat. WASHINGTON (AP) — Tens of thousands of the nation’s war widows find it perplexing and downright disrespectful to their late military husbands: In order to fully collect on insurance their husbands bought for them when alive, they must marry another man. And to qualify, the widows must remarry when they are 57 or older. Those who remarry earlier miss out, as do widows who never remarry. At the heart of the issue is a government policy known as the “widows’ tax.” It says a military spouse whose loved one dies from a service-related cause can’t collect both survivor’s benefits and the full annuity benefits from insurance the couple bought from the Defense Department at retirement. Instead, the amount of the annuity payment is reduced by the amount of the monthly survivor benefit. Time after time, members of Congress have promised to help the 55,000 affected widows, but laws passed to help them have only created a more complicated system that’s left many of them confused and angry. The marriage condition was stuck into the law by Congress as it attempted to help the survivors retain certain benefits if they remarried late in life. READER INFO The Daily News 215 E. Ludington P.O. 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We Accept: Visa Mastercard Discover American Express 91st Year No. 69 6-A — The Daily News, Iron Mountain-Kingsford, Michigan Wednesday, February 9, 2011 LIFESTYLES How to avoid the heartbreak of those expired food items Inglese/Beinborn BRIAN ANd BRIdGETTE BEINBORN Inglese, Beinborn MADISON — Bridgette Lee Inglese and Brian Kendall Beinborn were married on the afternoon of Oct. 23, 2010, in a candlelit ceremony in the gothic Grace Episcopal Church in Madison. The bride, given in marriage by her stepfather, wore a Marisa Couture strapless dress of silk-white satin. The hand beaded bodice accented the dropped waist which flowed into a ball gown skirt adorned with pick-ups and a chapel train. Her Toni Federici veils were embellished with crystals, and a satin and crystal bow complimented the bouffant veil with blusher. Bridgette wore a dropped pearl necklace with matching bracelet, Swarovski Crystal Bella earrings and a Swarovski orange brilliant crystal cocktail ring, a gift from the groom. She carried a silk bouquet of vibrant orange roses, white and claret red roses, deep purple lisianthus, lime green hydrangeas, vibrant orange and limegreen ranunculus, vibrant orange daisy mums and maiden-hair fern. The bouquet was embellished with Swarovski Crystals and “fairy-dust.” Her greatgrandmother’s crystal rosary and a Swarovski Crystal “blue” bat charm, a gift from the mother of the bride, complimented her bouquet. The bride was attended by Chad Harnack, personal assistant, friend of the bride, and Der Vue, maid of honor, friend of the bride. Attendants were, Kim Bein- Wedding born, sister of the groom; Natalia Hamm, friend of the bride; Dawn Stumbris, friend of the bride; Amber Kaplan, friend of the bride and Erica Rotzoll, friend of the bride. Lainey Runde, daughter of groomsman Shannon Runde, completed the bridal party as flower girl. Attendants and maid of honor carried bouquets mirroring the brides, the flower girl carried a floral ball with matching flowers and wore a floral halo. The groom’s brother, Brad Beinborn served as best man. Groomsmen were Dennis McWilliams, friend of the groom; Shannon Runde, friend of the groom; Tony Redd, friend of the groom; Kurt Muchow, cousin of the groom and Keith Muchow, cousin of the groom. Ushers were Josh Symons and Jerod Kieler, friends of the groom. The couple greeted guests from Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa, New York, California, Minnesota, and Nevada, at the Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club in Madison. Entertainment was provided by the Mighty Short Bus. The five-tiered cake was exclusively designed and created by Creative Confections of Monroe, Wis. All floral arrangements were done by The Ritz, Where Excellence Meets Elegance. The bride is the daughter of Jon and Kathy Thekan of Homestead, Wis. She is a 1999 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is currently employed as manager of H&M Westowne Mall in Madison. The groom is the son of Bob and Rose Beinborn of Cuba City, Wis. He is a 1999 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is employed with EPIC of Verona, Wis., as medical implementation project manager. The couple resides in Madison. They will honeymoon in Aruba in February 2011. The couple along with their parents wish to give special thanks to Pat Werk, Church Coordinator Grace Episcopal Church, and Julie Check, Wedding Coordinator Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club. Last week, I threw out what looked like perfectly good food. It hurt me terribly, but I wasn’t willing to run the risk of preparing stuffing that was so old the “use by” date was back in the 1990s. It looked great at the back of the pantry but gave me a false sense of preparedness. If only I’d had some method for rotation of my stockpiled inventory, I might have prevented this waste. Thanks to today’s first tipster, I’ve got a plan. And a pile of stickers. TAG THOSE ITEMS. When I get home from the store, I put a little sticker with the day’s date on each item. That way, my family knows when we bought the can, the chips, the toy or whatever it is. This helps us to use up items that are nearing their expiration or “use by” dates. — Jeannie, e-mail SHOPPING SURPRISES. I’ve found it pays to check tags, containers and boxes when shopping in stores. I found a pair of my size shoes in a box marked with a different size. I’ve found clothing items that were my size but with the wrong tags attached, and I’ve found items misplaced on shelves. When I have extra time, I thoroughly search through a store, often finding what I’m looking for Costume Fling on Saturday CRYSTAL FALLS — A Costume Fling is planned Feb. 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Listening Inn in Crystal Falls. Skiers with the best costume will receive a new set of skis, boots, and poles. Best costume for snowshoers wins a new pair of Iverson snowshoes.Entree fee is $8 for adults and kids 11 and under are $11. Lunch will be available for $3 for barbecue, chips and drink. The Listening Inn is located at 339 Clark Road. Everyday Cheapskate with Mary Hunt Budget-Conscious Tips for Every Household or discovering bargains that were hidden. — Glynis, email COPPER BOTTOM MAGIC. I’ve had pots and pans with copper bottoms for more than 15 years, and they still look brand-new. I use Cameo copper cleaner (in powder form) to keep the bottoms of them sparkling. I sprinkle a little on the bottom of the pan, rub it with a washcloth and then rinse it with warm water. Even a mess caused by boiled-over potatoes comes off easily! A can of Cameo is less than $2 and lasts at least three months. — Autumn, Oregon GREEN BAG INVESTMENT. I am a big fan of “green” bags. They are reusable bags that keep my fruits and vegetables fresher longer, saving me money because I’m not throwing away spoiled or inedible produce. I bought bananas and put them in the bag, and a week later, they were still not brown. I also bought green leaf lettuce, and it lasted about 10 days and was still crisp. There are several different brands available. They do cost about $10 for 20, but in the long run, they save me money. — Mary Lynn, Kentucky FROZEN COTTAGE CHEESE. Cottage cheese freezes very well for at least three months. Sometimes the texture changes, making it similar to the whipped cottage cheese on the market. — Marlene, email SCISSOR SKILLS SAVE MONEY. I take the coupons from the Sunday paper and have my kids practice their scissor skills. Doing this also earns them a dollar a week as part of their allowance. — C.J., email Would you like to send a tip to Mary? You can e-mail her at email@example.com, or write to Everyday Cheapskate, P.O. Box 2135, Paramount, CA 90723. Include your first and last name and state. Mary Hunt is the founder of www.DebtProofLiving.com and author of 18 books, including “Debt-Proof Living” and “Tiptionary 2.” To find out more about Mary and read her past columns, please visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at www.creators.com. IMD02092011A07xx 6/30/11 10:27 AM Page 7 The Daily News, Iron Mountain-Kingsford, Michigan Wednesday, February 9, 2011 — 7-A LIFesTyLes Accordionist to perform Marilyn Monsivois, professional accordionist, will be playing at the Crystal Lake Senior Center dance on Friday. She will be performing from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. for the Valentine dance. The center plans dances the second, fourth and the fifth Friday if one occurs each month. ‘Love Me Tender, L.I.F.E. group meets Thursday Love Me True’ Lifestyle Briefs IRON MOUNTAIN — The Bay West L.I.F.E. group will meet at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8 at the Bay West campus on North U.S. 2 in Iron Mountain. This month’s program will feature a tribute to Lincoln. Many will recall this song as sung by Elvis Presley. It reflects the deep desire of every heart, young or old, is to be loved, tenderly and sincerely. We long for love, someone to fulfill our dreams, hold our confidences, stand by in every situation and even make us laugh! Of course we know there really isn’t anyone who can fulfill all those desires. KINGSFORD — The Unfaithfulness is ramKingsford High School girls of 1965 will meet the fourth pant. Deceit is common and tenderness is fleeting. So Wednesday of the month. where can one go to find the Persons are to note the love we all so desperately change from the second seek? Ironically, it is nearer Wednesday every other month. Next scheduled gath- than we realize. Phrases ering is Feb. 23. Call Sally at l i k e , “ G o d i s l o v e , G o d loves you,” seem to be trite, 774-8417 for information. worn out answers. However if we look more closely we will find that God’s love is indeed tender, faithful honest and available. Jeremiah IRON MOUNTAIN — 31:3 says “I have loved you Orders for pasties from the with an everlasting love... Masonic Lodge in Iron drawn you with loving kindMountain are due by 10 a.m. ness.” Psalm 145: 8 says, Thursday. Cost is $3.50 for “the Lord is gracious and a regular pasty and $4 for a merciful, slow to anger and rutabaga pasties. great in loving kindness.” Call 774-1590 and The New Testament has leave your name, number many references to God’s and specific information on love as well. John 3: 16 what you want to order. being the most well known. Class of ‘65 girls plan gathering Pasty sale orders due Verna Pollock Daily Meditations John 15 ;13 says this, “Greater love has no man than this, that one lay down his life for his friends. We frequently hear of someone who has given his/her life for another and we are stirred by that kind of love. Remember that Jesus gave up His life on the cross because He loved us so. Ephesians 4:32 And be kind to one another, tender hearted, forgiving one another, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you. God has not only provided the Perfect love for all of us but as we love Him in return He teaches us to love one another and so we enter into love and friendship relationships with pure, tender and faithful devotion. In this Valentine season, find the true love of God and know that love for a lifetime and for eternity. He is waiting for you. Reader tired of being the ‘key to friend’s heart’ Dear Annie: I have been best friends with “Claire” since junior high. She is nothing short of a knockout, with a sweet personality to match. We have always been very close, and I treasure our friendship. The problem is, when we are out together, men are interested in Claire but feel she is unapproachable because she is so beautiful. Instead, they talk me up to try to get their foot in the door with her. Quite frankly, I am fed up with men only talking to me because they know I am friends with Claire. Then, when she isn’t interested in them, I have to let them down. It’s exhausting. I am successful, educated, smart and funny, and I’m not bad looking, either, but men are only interested in my hot friend. This has been going on since high school, and I’m 35, for heaven’s sake. How do I break this cycle or, at the very least, tactfully tell these men that I am not the key to Claire’s heart? — Invisible Dear Invisible: You are always going to suffer by comparison to Claire, so we strongly urge you not to try to meet men when you are with her. Her bright light makes everything else seem dim. On other occasions, when you are in Claire’s company, it is perfectly OK to refuse to intercede. If you are approached about Claire, simply say, “Sorry, but if you are interested in my friend, you’ll have to talk to her directly.” Dear Annie: We recently Norway Masons meet tonight NORWAY — The Norway Masonic Lodge 362 is meeting today at 7:30 p.m. at the Masonic Temple in Norway. All Masons are urged to attend. Refreshments will be served. Annie’s Mailbox had dinner at a local restaurant with three other couples. Usually, a tip is automatically added with parties of six or more, but this time, the server did not do so. Our friend who handled the check added the tip to the total bill, including the fairly hefty tax, and then divided by the number of couples to see what we each owed. I was taught that one gave a tip on the price of the meal, not including the tax. Who is correct? — Wondering in New Hampshire Dear N.H.: You are, although we are sure the server appreciated the extra money. Since it bothers you, we recommend you handle the check next time. Dear Annie: This is in response to “To Gift or Not To Gift,” whose daughter-inlaw was talking about a divorce. “Gift” wanted to know if the daughter-in-law should be taken off the annual gift list. It is always best to take the peaceful way in a family matter. I did and never regretted it. When my son and his wife split up, I told them both that I love them and their child and would not make my granddaughter choose between her parents. I included my daughter-in-law in all family gatherings. They separated, but never divorced. When my son was killed a few months later, I said as far as I was concerned there was no separation. I included my daughter-in-law in planning the funeral and the obituary. People had the nerve to say I shouldn’t have been so inclusive, but I told them I was the mother and this is what I wanted. I did it for my daughter-in-law, my granddaughter and our family. We are still close, and my granddaughter stays with me quite a bit. Had I made enemies with my daughter-in-law when they separated, I may not have had the chance to spend so much time with my son’s daughter. I say give her the gift, and the next time she complains about your son, simply say, “You are talking about my child, and it hurts me to hear negative things about him. Please don’t put me in the middle like that.” You will be surprised how fast she will respect your wishes. My daughter-in-law once asked whether I minded if she still considered me to be her mother-in-law, even if she someday remarries. I told her I would be honored. — A.G. Dear A.G.: You did it right. Brava. Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please e-mail your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 5777 W. Century Blvd., Ste. 700, Los Angeles, CA 90045. Foxy Loxys to gather IRON MOUNTAIN — The Foxy Loxy Ladies of the Red Hat Society will meet for lunch at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 16, at the Elks Lodge. The theme will be celebrating the Chinese New Year, which is the year of the rabbit. Ladies are encouraged to bring gently used Red Hat items to donate to our silent auction that day. Telephone reservations are required by calling Barb at 774-1864 by Monday, Feb. 14. Payment will be made at the door. 8-A — The Daily News, Iron Mountain-Kingsford, Michigan Wednesday, February 9, 2011 LIFESTYLES LJ Booth to appear at Second Harps From The Heart Sunday Folk Dance Feb. 13 perform Sunday at Bay Feb. 9, 2011 abram Gingrass, Iron Mountain Susan Gregg, Vulcan carol Bates, Kingsford emma Mongrain, Iron Mountain arlene Mohr, Niagara, Wis. Raymond Bray, Norway Ken Johnson, Iron Mountain Singer-songwriter carole King is 69. actor Joe Pesci is 68. actress Mia farrow is 66. actress Judith Light is 62. actor charles Shaughnessy is 56. country singer travis tritt is 48. actor a.J. Buckley (tV: “cSI: Ny”) is 34. CRYSTAL FALLS — The January Second Sunday Folk Dance Series presents celebrated singer-songwriter LJ Booth on Feb. 13. The concert begins at 4 p.m. with hosts Bette and Dean Premo (White Water) performing a short concert set. LJ Booth immediately follows. Although his roots are firmly planted in central Wisconsin, guitarist-songwriter LJ Booth has been a traveler, playing clubs (from Boston to Austin) and festivals (including Falcon Ridge, Edmonton, Kerrville, Telluride and the Rocky Mountain Folks Fest). His engaging stage presence draws you in for a close listen to brilliant lyrics and fine guitar playing. After the LJ Booth concert, food and beverages will be served and the dance part of the evening begins with Bette Premo and The Front Parlor Dance Band playing tunes and providing dance instruction until 7 p.m. For those who want to make music, fiddler Bob Arthur will lead an Old-time Music Jam Session starting at 1 p.m. at the Emanuel Village at Fortune Lake Camp. Bring an instrument and play along. LJ Booth has entered three songwriting “competitions”...Kerrville’s New Folk, Telluride’s Troubadour, and LJ Booth Falcon Ridge’s Showcase. He won all three. Acoustic Guitar Magazine stated, “This gifted singer-songwriter skillfully connects the dots between his own past, present and future with succinct, often powerful lyrics, appealing melodies and agile fingerpicking... his keen fascination with life’s journey draws listeners closer to the memories and revelations that make it worth traveling.” Admission the Second Sunday Folk Dance event is $7 per adult and children under 15 are free. There is no charge for the jam session. The Fortune Lake Camp is located between Iron River and Crystal Falls, two miles west of Crystal Falls on U.S. 2. For more information about the folk event check out the website at www.white-water-associates.com/second.htm or call (906) 822-7889. The remaining line-up of musicians for the Second Sunday season includes Stas and Misha (March) and Anne Hills (April). ESCANABA — A trio of seasoned harpists highlight the next concert in Bay College’s next collaboration with the Marquette Symphony Orchestra to bring an array of chamber music to the community. MSO principal harpist Nancy Redfern will be joined by her former student Sandra Seppanen and Green Bay’s Tammy Naze, who has served as principal harp with both the Fox Valley and Green Bay Symphonies. Harps From The Heart, scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 13 in Bay’s Besse Center Theater in Escanaba, presents a multi-faceted program of music tailored for the joys of Valentine’s Day. The concert begins at 3 p.m. (Eastern time). Works by renowned composers Puccini, Delibes, and Tchaikovsky will be joined by Salzedo’s “Three Dances,” Ortiz’s composition of the same title, Voltz’s “Scott Joplin Montage,” and a series of love song ballads arranged by Naze. During intermission, the harpists would like to invite the audience to come on stage to look at the harps more closely, ask questions, and NaNcy RedfeRN get a feel for the concert from the performers’ position. Concert goers might like to come early to view the Besse Gallery exhibits Bonnie Peterson: After The Glaciers, a series of fabric constructions inspired by Peterson’s many artist-in-residence grants to the wilderness of several National Parks and Michigan’s U.P., and Diane Lee: Seascapes, Landscapes, Dreamscapes. Lee, a former Bay College painting student, offers an array of intriguing recent work. Concert tickets will be available at the Besse ticket office, $10 for general audience, $5 for students. The Daily News, Iron Mountain-Kingsford, Michigan Wednesday, February 9, 2011 â€” 9-A 10-A — The Daily News, Iron Mountain-Kingsford, Michigan Wednesday, February 9, 2011 BUSINESS Water donation Steve Juul, center, of Town & Country Sales is shown here with Chris Maki, left, of the Kingsford Booster Club and Breitung Schools Supt. Craig Allen, right, as he presents the booster club its initial delivery of Nicolet bottled water. The water is obtained locally through Greg Wadge of Four Seasons Distributorship. By providing the water to the booster club to be used in their concessions for athletic events along with special events like their Little Dribbler Tourney, it enables them to earn additional revenues in times of declining revenues. Funds are used to suppor t the various activities of the booster club for kids. Town & Country Sales is a strong supporter of area youth now and into the future, a spokesperson said. Hakamaki selected as featured speaker for Professional Photographers Association By LINDA LOBECK Business Editor David Hakamaki, owner of Cutting Edge Photography in Iron Mountain, is scheduled to be the featured speaker for the Southwest Minnesota Professional Photographers Association at their Feb. 15 meeting in Canby, Minn. He will be presenting “Running a Successful Rural Photography Studio” and will teach how Cutting Edge Photography has become the premier studio in the area. He will show how his senior portraits, weddings, youth sports teams, families and children portraiture become “fantastic portraits that wow his clients,” he said. Hakamaki’s unique presentation will assist professional photographers to understand the basics of successful imagery, mastering images to make their portraits become eye catching works of art and developing impressive client relations. “His photography programs have captured the imagination of professional photography organizations across the nation showing his unique skills in making clients comfortable, creating an environment where subjects rave about their sessions and his innovative way of teaching other photographers how to improve their business,” a spokesperson said. Hakamaki was also invited by nationally recognized wedding photographer, Kevin Kubota, to speak with him in late February at the Wedding and Portrait Professional International (WPPI) Trade Show in Las Vegas. His presentation on “How to Create Killer Images” earned rave reviews at the ImagingUSA Expo in San Antonio and his encore performance is scheduled to Business beat DAVID HAKAMAKI key the Kubota Imaging presentation. His studio also serves wedding clients across the nation and Hakamaki has been the featured Wedding Photographer in Door County Travel Magazine three out of the past four years, gain that honor in the 2008, 2010 and 2011 editions. -----------Paul Stephen Rittenhouse, who is employed as a master controller for the Discovery Channel in Miami, was nominated by his manager and chosen to receive the Stellar Employee Award for outstanding job performance. He was also honored with a $500 gift certificate from Discovery. Rittenhouse is a 1993 graduate of North Dickinson High School and a member of the National Honor Society. Upon graduation, he attended Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma for two years in the Film Production program, then transferred to the Full Sail School of the Recording Arts in Orlando, Fla. where he graduated as salutatorian of his class with a The Daily News/Wendy’s The Daily News and Wendy’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers will be giving away a FREE Junior Hamburger. 800 S. Stephenson Ave, June 30th Winner Name Timm Fornetti City Iron Mountain To Register: Just send us your name and address and watch for your name every day in The Daily News. No purchase necessary to enter or win - All winning names available at The Daily News office. Name City Phone Mail or drop off at: The Daily News P.O. Box 460 • Iron Mtn., MI 49801 degree in Film and Video Production. He is the son of Don and June Rittenhouse of Randville, and the youngest of seven children. ------------James Quayle of Iron River is traveling to El Salvador on May 14 to help build a community of homes side by side with families in need thanks to a multi-year, multimillion dollar partnership between Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and Habitat for Humanity International. Quayle, a Thrivent Financial for Lutherans financial associate, FIC serving Lutherans and their family members in Upper Michigan and Northeast Wisconsin, was selected to represent his colleagues from the organization’s Upper Michigan and Northeast Wisconsin region of Thrivent Financial. Quayle was nominated for this team because of his sales performance, passion for volunteering with members, and drive to help people become financially secure. This team of more than 30 service-minded Thrivent Financial representatives and employees from regions across the United States will spend May 14-22 in El Salvador. They will build both goodwill and homes working with Habitat for Humanity El Salvador to construct a community of homes with local Central American families. Thrivent Financial committed to build as many as 20 homes this year with Habitat El Salvador in the Getsemani Community. “Quayle has proven his dedication to serve in our community,” said Janelle Fuhrmann, managing partner of the Northeast Wisconsin and Upper Michigan region of Thrivent Financial. “Whether he is helping a family in Iron River plan for their future or when he is building a home with a family in another country, Jim is passionate about serving others. This life-changing trip to El Salvador will only increase his energy for service.” Section The Daily News Sports Today TaeKwonDo promotions — page 5-B B Wednesday, February 9, 2011 Titletown celebration Flivvers work overtime Wiitanen goal decides Lake Superior Hockey Conference battle By Ron DeUteR Sports Writer IRON MOUNTAIN — Matt Wiitanen swept in a long rebound at 2:05 of overtime for his second goal of the game, lifting Kingsford to a 4-3 win over Houghton in a Lake Superior Hockey Conference contest Tuesday at Mountain View Ice Arena. Kingsford, defeating the Gremlins in overtime for a second time this season, led 3-1 midway through the second period before AP Photo Houghton tied things up Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy heading into the third. holds aloft the Vince Lombardi Trophy as he walks “We still can’t put three on to the field for the “Return to Titletown” celeperiods together,” Flivvers bration Tuesday at Lambeau Field. See page 2-B coach Jim Peterson said. for details on the event. “The same thing happened in Houghton. In overtime and we just turned it on.” Flivvers controlled the extra session, not allowing a single shot and netting the game-winner on their fourth attempt after pelting Houghton goalie Tony Peltier in a rapid-fire rush. A long rebound popped out between the circles. WiitaBy Keith Shelton nen spun around and was able For the Daily news to put enough juice on a backESCANABA — Escanhanded shot to slide the puck a b a i s b e c o m i n g q u i t e stretch. familiar with extra sessions. The Flivvers went up by between Peltier’s legs. “We have to play with Neither Escanaba coach three in the second overtime that intensity the whole Kelly O’Connell nor Kings- after Angie Tripp hit a field ford coach Mike Cross had goal and after an Esky misever been a part of a triple cue, O’Dette made a triple overtime game before Tues- to put Kingsford up 57-54. day night, and what a game Grimm answered for the it was. Eskymos with a clutch three Someone had to win the pointer of her own. Just Great Northern Conference over a minute later, after game though, and it was the Escanaba’s Mallory ZimFlivvers who pulled it out merman made one of two late, escaping with a 67-63 free throws, O’Dette hit girls basketball victory. another triple. By BURt AnGeli Last week the Eskymos Zimmerman then tied the Sports editor won consecutive games that g a m e w i t h 2 9 s e c o n d s KINGSFORD — West went to single and double remaining after a Kingsford Iron County, looking nothovertime. It wasn’t meant to in bounds pass was inter- i n g l i k e t h e t e a m t h a t b e a g a i n s t K i n g s f o r d cepted. Kingsford’s next s h o w e d u p i n t h e T w i n though. p a s s a l s o w e n t o u t o f Cities last week, slipped past “That was a great game, bounds but Escanaba could- Kingsford 53-52 in nonI’ve never been involved in n’t capitalize as its last shot conference boys basketball a triple overtime game,” was off the mark, forcing here Tuesday. said Cross. “What I’m most triple overtime. David Pellizzer, taking a proud of is in each overtime Libby DeClark opened pass from Austin Waara, we were down and battled the scoring for Kingsford scored on a lay-up with five back. We just did an out- with a quick field goal. seconds remaining. standing job hanging in Nash was then fouled but “We really needed to win there.” this time made both free that game coming off last With 1:25 left in the throws to tie the game at week’s performance here in f o u r t h q u a r t e r B r i a n n a 62-62. The Flivvers got Dickinson County,” said Grimm hit a triple for the b a c k d o w n c o u r t a n d Wykons coach Dan Schive, Eskymos for a 48-46 lead. O ’ D e t t e g r a b b e d t h e referring to Iron Mountain Kingsford’s Jaimee O’Dette rebound from an errant 3- romping 69-50. raced down court for the point shot and banked it in Capitalizing on two game tying shot with 46 for the lead. missed free throws in the seconds remaining, and E s c a n a b a ( 7 - 7 , 1 - 4 final 12 seconds, West Iron there it would stand as each GNC) missed its next shot beat Kingsford down the team missed shots down the (Continued on page 2-B) floor for the game winner. “Run to win, baby,” Flivvs outlast Esky in 3OT Girls basketball Theresa Peterson/The Daily News Photo KINGSFORD GOALTENDER Jake Coe deflects the puck in Tuesday’s game with Houghton at Mountain View Arena. Flivvers’ Sean Ryan (12) and Jay Pietila (10) look on. game,” Peterson said. Houghton scored the only goal of the first period when Marshall Kemppainen, all alone next to Flivver keeper Jake Coe, tapped in a pass from the left side at the 10:00 mark. Flivvers answered at 5:49 of the second when Cody Crockford got one to seep through amongst a crowd in front of the net. Wiitanen made it 2-1 less than a minute later, with an assist from Jay Pietila. Kingsford’s third goal came on an empty net at 9:10 of the second. Gremlins were on a power play when a delayed penalty was called against Kingsford. Peltier headed for the bench in favor of an extra attacker when a Gremlin pass missed and traveled the length of the ice and into the back of the net. Sean Ryan was credited with the goal for Kingsford. Despite recovering from the miscue with two goals later in the period, the Gremlins’ power-play struggled all game. Kingsford was whistled for 10 penalties, but Houghton (9-9-1) couldn’t cash in on any. (Continued on page 5-B) Improved Wykons shade Flivvs, 53-52 David Pellizzer basket caps rally quipped Schive, who thankfully didn’t get a timeout he requested when Pellizzer floated to the hoop. Caleb Pellizzer, 12 points; Nolan McCarthy, 11, and David Pellizzer, 10, scored in double digits. Kahree Beaudrie, who converted two free throws with 11 seconds left to close the gap to 52-51, collected eight points and 18 rebounds. “West Iron played extremely hard,” Flivver coach Dan Olkkonen said. “They flat outhustled us and worked for rebounds.” The Wykons gained the advantage over the bigger Flivvers on the boards. “I told them if we don’t make a conscious effort to screen out (on rebounds), we’re going to get drilled,” Schive said. “Hopefully, this will sit in their minds that Burt Angeli/The Daily News Photo WEST IRON COUNTY’S David Pellizzer (20) fights for the ball against Kingsford on Tuesday. every team has to be screened out.” Kingsford claimed an eight -point advantage in the first minute of the third quarter but West Iron went on a 16-4 tear for a 36-32 lead. Six straight points from Zach Swanson — the senior forward finished with 14 — gave Kingsford the edge 3837 heading into the fourth. The Flivvers pulled ahead by six twice in the fourth period, with the last coming at 4:51 after a traditional three-point play by Brock Weaver. Kingsford looked to be in good position after a Paul St. Louis steal and Jeff Gregory free throw provided a 52-49 edge at the 12-second mark. (Continued on page 5-B) MPC-leading Pats ‘Steady’ Nordics down Trojans, 55-43 shade Mountaineers ISHPEMING — Westwood guards Megan Manninen and Hannah Hegbloom each hit a pair of free throws in the final 90 seconds as the Patriots defeated Iron Mountain 48-47 in Mid-Peninsula Conference girls basketball Tuesday. Rikki Gingrass scored a game-high 18 points for the Mountaineers, who lost a nine-point lead in the fourth quarter. Danielle Flannery added 11 points and 11 rebounds. Laura Smart also had 11 points. Westwood rallied with a full-court pressure defense. “They were all over us,” said Iron Mountain coach John Hogberg. “It was a great game, but a tough loss on the road.” With the victory, the Patriots took over the lead in the Mid-Peninsula Conference. The Patriots improved to 8-2 in the M-PC, while Gwinn remained at 7-2 and Norway is 7-3. The Mountaineers fell to 6-9 overall and 5-6 in the conference. Manninen and senior post player Alyssa Chapman scored 17 points apiece for the Patriots. “Every conference game is important as close as the race is,” said Westwood coach Tom Hammar. “Every one of these games is almost like a tournament game. Hopefully that will be a good thing for us.” Westwood (10-5 overall) tied the game at 44-44 when Chapman hit a basket with about two minutes left, then took the lead, 46-44, when Hegbloom hit a pair of free throws following an Iron Mountain technical foul about 30 seconds later. After the Mountaineers hit a single free throw, Manninen made two more freebies with just under 20 seconds left to make it 48-45 Westwood. The Mountaineers sank eight of 10 free throws while Westwood hit 16 of 23 gifters. The Mountaineers won the junior varsity game, 49-41. Ir Mountain 9 10 16 12 — 47 Westwood 10 10 11 17 — 48 Summary (field goals, free throws, total points) IRON MOUNTAIN: Smart, 5-111; Celello, 1-0-2; Gingrass, 7-418; Johnson, 2-0-5; Flannery, 4-311. Totals, 19-8-47. WESTWOOD; Manninen, 3-9-17; Hegbloom, 1-4-6; Chapman, 8-117; Schultz, 0-1-1; Bessner, 2-0-4; LaFreniere, 1-1-3. Totals, 15-1648. FG shooting: Iron Mountain, 19 of 45 (42.2 percent); Westwood, 15 of 55 (27.3 percent); FT shooting: Iron Mountain, 8 of 10 (80 percent); Westwood, 16 of 23 (69.6 percent); Rebounding, Iron Mountain, 24 (Flannery, 11); Westwood, 24 (Chapman, 10). CRYSTAL FALLS — North Dickinson put three players in double figures and turned back Forest Park 5543 in Skyline Conference boys basketball Tuesday. North Dickinson, leading 30-26 at halftime, launched the third quarter with a 9-2 spurt and 39-28 cushion. “I thought Forest Park came out with a purpose,” Nordics head coach Chris Mattson said. “They made things difficult.” Bryce Jauquet led the Nordics with 18 points. Daniel Knapp and Bryon Harper added 13 apiece. Harper also collected 10 rebounds. “They had a nice game plan against Bryce,” Mattson said. “They made him work. Harper and Knapp had tremendous efforts. With the Theresa Peterson/The Daily News Photo FOREST PARK’S Jeff Hegstrom (10) attempts to shoot over North Dickinson’s Bryce Jauquet (33) in Tuesday’s game at Eddie Chambers Gymnasium. focus on Bryce, it was nice to “North Dickinson played a see a couple others step up.” nice, steady game,” said ForK n a p p a d d e d e i g h t est Park coach Gene Dziubinrebounds and five assists. ski. “We just can’t match basHarper’s line also included kets.” five blocks. The Trojans got 14 points from Jeff Hegstrom and nine from Michael Smithson. “Hegstrom had a fine game,” Mattson added. “He did some nice things offensively that we didn’t see the first time.” Forest Park (4-11, 1-8) hosts conference power Rapid River on Friday. North Dickinson (7-6, 53) is also back in action Friday, hosting Republic. In the jayvee game, conference co-leader Forest Park won 58-52 behind Derek Aberly’s 30 points. N Dickinson 21 9 13 12 — 55 Forest Park 15 11 10 7 — 43 North Dickinson: Johnson 7, Knapp 13, Berg 2, Steinbrecher 2, Jauquet 18, Harper 13. FT: 1013. F: 8. Forest Park: Hegstrom 14, Painter 5, Divine 7, Smithson 9, Trasher 6, Floodstrand 2. F: 14. FT: 4-7. 3-point FG: Knapp, Hegstrom. FG shooting: ND, 22-40; FP, 1937. Rebounds: ND, 41 (Harper 10); FP, 31 (Divine 12). Knights’ defensive pressure shackles Modeltowners NORWAY — Dan Hill, Jalen Bal and Jon Reath all scored in double figures as Norway downed Gwinn 6144 in a Mid-Peninsula Conference boys basketball contest here Tuesday. “We pressed them and it helped to create 19 turnovers,” Knights coach Ben Leiker said. “We also did really well on the offensive glass.” Of th Knights’ 33 boards, 17 came on the offensive end. Reath posted a double-double of 12 points and 16 rebounds, collecting 11 offensive boards. Hill scored 18, while Bal knocked down 15 for the Knights, who led 34-24 at halftime. Gwinn’s Matthew Sinnaeve led all scorers with 25 points. Norway jayvees collected a 43-33 win. Knights (5-9) play at Iron Mountain Friday. Gwinn 10 14 14 6 — 44 Norway 16 18 17 10 — 61 GWINN: Sinnaeve 25, Johnson 6, Payne 6, McGeshick 5, Perelmutter 2. FT: 6-9. F: 11. NORWAY: Hill 18, J. Bal 15, Reath 12, Guldswog 8, Grayvold 4, Kelly 4. FT: 7-14. F: 10. FG shooting — Gwinn 17-47; Norway 26-67. 3-pt FGs — Sinnaeve (3), McGeshick, J. Bal, Hill. Rebounding — Gwinn 34 (Sinnaeve 12); Norway 33 (Reath 16). 2-B— The Daily News, Iron Mountain-Kingsford, Michigan Wednesday, February 9, 2011 In brief SPORTS Packers pack up Ski jumping: Meet the skiers Say goodbye to Lambeau Field fans after ‘Super’ season IRON MOUNTAIN — Pine Mountain hosts “Meet the Skiers” Thursday from 6-8 p.m. Reservations are not required but requested by calling the Dickinson Area Partnership at 774-2002. No cost to attend. Wrestling: Districts tonight IRON RIVER — Area wrestling teams launch Michigan High School Athletic Association tournament play this week. In Division 4 District 197, host West Iron County meets Gwinn and Iron Mountain faces Norway in semifinals starting at 5:30 tonight. Kingsford drew a firstround bye for Division 3 District 165 at Ishpeming. Negaunee and IshpemingWestwood will clash in the first match at 5 p.m., with the winner to face Kingsford. Pro football: No blocks By The Associated Press The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled that it won’t permanently block the NFL from suspending Vikings defensive tackles Kevin Williams and Pat Williams for violating the league’s anti-doping policy. ... Titans coach Mike Munchak has fired offensive coordinator Mike Heimerdinger along with two other assistants as he starts to remake his coaching staff a day after taking over the top job. ... Sean Payton is moving his family to Dallas and the Saints have no problem with it — however, many New Orleans fans do. Payton confirmed Tuesday that he buying a house in Dallas and is moving his wife and two children to Texas while he remains the Saints’ head coach. College baseball: Kidney donation WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest baseball coach Tom Walter has donated a kidney to a freshman player who suffers from a disease that can lead to kidney failure. Both Walter and outfielder Kevin Jordan were recovering in an Atlanta hospital one day after the transplant was performed. Dr. Kenneth Newell, the lead surgeon on the team that removed Walter’s kidney, said in a statement issued by Wake Forest that he expects Walter and Jordan to recover fully. Girls basketball: National record REINBECK, Iowa (AP) — Two Iowa high school girls basketball teams combined for 240 points Monday night, shattering the national record for points scored in a game. Gladbrook-Reinbeck and West Marshall set the mark in double overtime, with Gladbrook-Reinbeck winning 122-118. Previous mark was 222 points, set when Mississippi’s Booneville-Thrasher beat Wheeler 113-109. GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers took one last chance to say goodbye to their fans and each other. Tuesday was a final day to publicly celebrate their Super Bowl-winning season, and the Packers did it in style in front of more than 56,000 fans who paid $5 to spend a final hour with their team for the first time in 36 days. The last time the Packers were at Lambeau Field, they beat division rival Chicago in a must-win game that propelled them to a championship run, ending with the return of the Lombardi Trophy to Titletown after 14 years with a 31-25 win over Pittsburgh on Sunday. In the locker room, almost everything was cleared out except for a three-deep line where players claimed their game-worn Super Bowl jerseys and Super Bowl locker nameplates before heading off. “It’s a great feeling, I’m going to cherish that moment for the rest of my life,” said safety Nick Collins, who returned an interception for a touchdown against the Steelers. “It’s been a rollercoaster ride, up and down, but our fans stuck behind us and we AP Photo WITH THE VINCE LOMBARDI Trophy next to him, quar terback Aaron Rodgers talks to the crowd Tuesday. were able to bring the trophy back where it belonged — Titletown.” The trophy took a victory lap and will be placed with the other NFL championships the franchise has won going back to 1929. “It was a wonderful experience,” general manager Ted Thompson said. “It took everybody to win this thing and it’s just remarkable what these young men did.” The players who lingered included several with uncertain futures in the franchise that’s been built with depth in the draft by Thompson. Whenever free agency begins, Green Bay will have questions. “It’s where my journey began and hopefully it’ll be where it ends, but I told them I do understand that there’s a business side involved,” said defensive end Cullen Jenkins, who is unsigned headed into next season. “I had wanted a little security, something earlier before the season started, but we weren’t able to get that. So, you understand it’s the business part of it. If I don’t end up back here, there’ll be no hard feelings.” Linebacker Nick Barnett has two years left on his contract, but the former first-round pick who spent most of the season on injured reserve may be too pricey to bring back after the emergence of several quality backups. “It’s going to be hard to deny my hunger that I’m going to show coming into training camp next year, but we’ll see what happens,” Barnett said. “You guys are more worried because you’re looking for a story — who’s going to be here, who’s not going to be here. I’d love to finish my career as a Packer, I’ve got two years on my contract so that’s what I plan on doing.” Just when anyone might start training camp so that Green Bay can begin its title defense is unknown. The NFL’s collective bargaining agreement expires at the end of the day March 3, and barring an agreement before then, owners can lock out the players. If some of the Steelers sounded pessimistic about a deal getting done in time, most of the Packers believed it would happen sooner than later. “We have a lot of guys working for something bigger than just the individuals. So, we’re going to get something worked out. I’m hopeful for that. As players, we’re hopeful for that,” kicker Mason Crosby said. MSU, UNC moving forward with carrier game By The Associated Press Michigan State and North Carolina are moving forward with plans to play a basketball game aboard an aircraft carrier on Veterans’ Day. Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis said Tuesday night that the longdiscussed game is to take place this year in San Diego’s harbor. The schools have been working with Morale Entertainment to produce the event, which will include a concert on the converted flight deck. “We’re very pleased with the progress that we’ve made with the Pentagon, Morale Entertainment and the University of North Carolina,” Hollis said. “We’ve been looking at doing this for eight years to give something back to those who put themselves in harm’s way and to the families they leave behind when they’re away on duty. We wanted to do something unique that could be shown to troops worldwide on Veteran’s Day — 11-11-11 — as a sign of appreciation.” Hollis says organizers are in discussions with television networks and potential sponsors to ensure the event is financially viable. Hollis said capacity on the carrier will be 6,000 with both schools getting about 500 tickets. The rest will be distributed to enlisted men and women and their families. Jets boys romp past Hawks U.P. Arctic Blast POWERS — North Central’s boys had little trouble with the RepublicMichigamme Hawks Tuesday night, cruising to a 7528 basketball victory. The Jets led 27-9 after the first quarter and 52-20 at halftime of the Skyline Conference outing. “We got into transition and were able to execute our offensive sets,” said Jets’ coach Adam Mercier. “Every kid scored. It was nice for our younger guys to get in the game, and they played nice defense when they were in there.” Bryce Bilski and Cody Whitens scored 16 points each and Tyler Mercier had 15 for the Jets (8-5 overall, 6-4 Skyline), who host Big Bay de Noc Friday. Republic is 1-14 overall and 0-9 in the league. “Big Bay will give us a good test on Friday,” said coach Mercier. “We’ll have to guard people.” The Jets held a 37-19 ‘outlook positive’ rebounding advantage, sank 29-of-44 field goals and c o m m i t t e d j u s t s e v e n ScuttleBu(r) t... Tony Flaminio, new genturnovers. eral manager of the U.P. ArcRepublic 9 11 3 5 — 28 N Central 27 25 13 10 — 75 tic Blast, reports the “outlook Republic — D. Simula 2, Perry for this season is a positive 3, Wertanen 8, Mongiat 3, Finni- one.” gan 5, C. Simula 5, Anderson 2. Flaminio, who took over FT: 2-6; F: 10; Fouled out: None; 3-point field goals: Mon- for Andy Bray, recently congiat, C. Simula. North Central — Chartier 2, ducted informational meetMercier 15, Dombrowski 5, Bils- ings in Iron and Dickinson ki 16, Berger 4, Whitens 16, counties. LeBoeuf 8, Deno 2, Demeuse 3, “Although not many interGraham 4. FT: 12-14; F: 10; Fouled out: None; 3-point field ested players attended the goals: Whitens 2, Mercier 2, meetings, many names came Dombrowski. up in conversation,” Flaminio said. “Since then I have been contacted by several individuals. “It doesn’t appear I will Kingsford won the jayvee get the numbers I was shootgame 50-47 in overtime. Escanaba hosts Calumet ing for, but the team does not look to be shorthanded, Thursday. either.” Kings 12 12 14 10 4 8 7 — 67 Esc 12 12 10 14 4 8 3 — 63 Any football player out of Kingsford — Carlee Benzie high school is welcome to 17, Tripp 17, O’Dette 13, Catherine Benzie 11, DeClark 6, Roell 2, join the Northern Lights Cowling 1. FT: 13-23; F: 20; Football League team. Fouled out: Carlee Benzie, ... Flivvers, Eskymos play triple overtime (Continued from page 1-B) and quickly fouled Kingsford’s Courtney Cowling who had just recently entered the game. She missed both shots, but Escanaba again couldn’t capitalize, as the next shot was off the mark. Cowling was fouled again but this time made one of her two free throws giving Kingsford a 65-62 lead. The Eskymos took a timeout and tried for the 3-point shot, but missed. As Kingsford (8-7, 3-2 GNC) raced back downcourt, DeClark collided with Escanaba’s Allison Orzel, who was hurt on the play. She was helped off court, but DeClark was awarded the free throws. She missed them both, and Escanaba again had an opportunity, but Grimm missed the layup. From there all the Eskymos could do was foul and hope. Tripp made one of two for the Flivvers, putting them up 66-62. Nash hit one of two for Escanaba, but with under 10 seconds to go, DeClarke put the game away, making one of two free throws. “We just gotta knock those free throws in. It’s the little things like free throws and offensive rebounds that determine close games like this,” said O’Connell. “It was just a great basketball game.” Four Flivvers scored in double figures with Tripp and Carlee Benzie leading the way with 17 points. O’Dette scored 13 and Catherine Benzie added 11. Both Benzies fouled out for Kingsford in overtime, but DeClark and O’Dette stepped it up down the stretch. Cross credited Cowling’s one free throw for sealing the win. “Courtney didn’t play the entire game, but I put her in for overtime and she missed three free throws, but made one critical one that put us up by three,” he explained. “I told her this summer that she was going to win games for us, but I didn’t think it would be at the free throw line.” Burt Angeli SPORTS EDITOR “We could still use more players,” Flaminio said. “However, I like the interest level so far. “The meetings proved fruitful even though I didn’t get the attendance at each meeting I was hoping for.” Interested players can contact Flaminio at email@example.com. Flaminio may be able to announce a new head coach shortly ... From a frustrated area basketball coach: “I think we peaked in November.” ... Catherine Benzie; 3-point field goals — Tripp 4, O’Dette 2, Carlee Benzie, Catherine Benzie. Escanaba — Nash 22, Grimm 18, Barron 12, Zimmerman 5, Orzel 4, Marlett 2. FT: 13-23; F: 18; Fouled out: Marlett, Zimmerman; 3-point field goals — Grimm 4, Barron 2. DAYS INN LAMBEAU FIELD 1 9 7 8 H o lm g r e n W a y , G r e e n B a y , W I 9 2 0 .4 9 8 .8 0 8 8 • 8 0 0 .5 8 5 .1 3 8 3 Nominate your Carrier/Driver for: Does your carrier provide you with great service? Is your paper on time everyday? If so, then please nominate your carrier to be Carrier of the Month. Carrier’s Name: Person Nominating: Phone Number: Reason for Nominating your carrier: SEND IN YOUR CARRIERS NAME TODAY! You may drop your carriers name or just your name, address & phone number at The Daily News. The Daily News P.O. Box 460 Iron Mountain, MI 49801 The Daily News, Iron Mountain-Kingsford, Michigan Wednesday, February 9, 2011 — 5-B SPORTS Badgers drop pair to Eagles Girls — 59-42 EAGLE RIVER, Wis. — Outscored 38-19 in the middle two quarters, Niagara fell 59-42 in a non-conference girls basketball game here Tuesday. “They overpowered us with their size,” Badgers coach Joe Tinti said. “We forced turnovers and dictated the pace, but we got caught up in their size. We were never able to find our rhythm offensively.” Miranda Lundin led Niagara with 11 points, but the Badgers were also stung by the Eagles’ hot shooting from 3-point range where they missed only twice. Jamie Skowronek scored six points and had seven of the Lady Badgers’ 17 steals. Niagara (10-6) plays at St. Thomas Aquinas Tuesday. Niagara 12 11 8 11 — 42 Northland Pines 12 20 18 9 — 59 NIAGARA: Lundin 11, Trepp 8, Beauchamp 7, Skowronek 6, Rose 4, Zychowski 2, Pultz 2, Tadych 2. FT: . 20-27. F: 14. NORTHLAND PINES: B. Darton 11, Bohnen 10, Cropsey 9, Alft 8, Weber 6, Bergum 5, Zyhowski 4, H. Darton 3, Mai 2. FT: 7-13. F: 21. FG shooting — Niagara 11-59; Northland Pines 22-52. 3-pt FGs — Darton (3), Bergum, Weber, Cropsey. Rebounding — Niagara 17; Northland Pines 28. Boys — 57-33 EAGLE RIVER, Wis. — Niagara, outscored 17-5 in the first quarter, fell to Northland Pines 57-33 in non-conference boys basketball here Tuesday. “We were awful sluggish in the first half,” Badgers coach Jim Hoogland said. “We played slow.” Michael Parent’s 12 points topped the Badgers, who showed some life in the second half with 25 points. “We played much better in the second half,” Hoogland said. “We played with intensity, played faster and played better defense.But we have to start off better.” The Badgers (5-11) host St. Thomas Aquinas Academy on Friday. Niagara won the junior varsity game 54-52 in overtime. Niagara 5 3 13 12 — 33 Northland Pines 17 5 13 22 — 57 NIAGARA: Parent 12, Kadulski 2, Jeffords 5, Hallgren 4, Sexton 2, Sargent 4, Zawada 2, J. Anderson 2. FT: 0-3. F: 12. NORTHLAND PINES: Sherrow 19, Riddenbusch 20, Kerner 1, Clark 3, Drake 12, Tucker 2. FT: 6-12. F: 9. 3-point FG: Parent 4, Jeffords, Sherrow 3, Drake 4. FG shooting: Niagara 14-48, Northland Pines 2250. Rebounding: Northland Pines 32, Niagara 25 (Parent 7). ... West Iron-Kingsford (Continued from page 1-B) “As far as scoring talent, they’re (WIC) not an exceptional team,” Olkkonen said. “But this is what happens when you’re outworked by the other team. “It’s just effort, heart and desire. That’s what it comes down to. Dan did a good job getting his kids pumped up.” On Friday, West Iron (87) hosts Calumet and Kingsford (9-6) entertains Gladstone. Kingsford’s junior varsity, behind Caleb Harrington’s 15 points and Aidan Wienke’s 13, downed West Iron County 51-37. Flivver freshmen defeated Iron Mountain 49-30. Sawyer Kujala had 10 for the Mountaineers. West Iron 9 11 17 16 — 53 Kingsford 13 13 12 14 — 52 WEST IRON COUNTY: C. Pellizzer 12, D. Pellizzer 10, McCarthy 11, Waara 6, Beaudrie 8, Marcell 4, Davis 2. FT: 13-14. F: 14. KINGSFORD: Gregory 9, Swanson 14, Menard 5, Paupore 6, Weaver 7, St. Louis 4, Wienke 7. FT: 9-13. F: 15. 3-point FG: Gregory 2, Menard, McCarthy, Waara 2, Beaudrie. FG shooting: Kingsford 20-56, WIC 19-47. Rebounding: Kingsford 44 (Swanson 11), West Iron County 48 (Beaudrie 18). TaeKwonDo promotions ‘Horrible start’ dooms Bobcats Falcons, Panthers post victories Mark Murray Photo Students from Black Dragon TaeKwonDo’s youth class in Kingsford recently tested for promotion in belt ranking. Each student must show proficiency in patterns, sparring, board breaking, self defense, hand and foot combinations, basic judo, general knowledge and tournament readiness. Pictured, front row, from left: Kayla Kuhn (white/yellow stripe) and Brandon Clement (white/yellow stripe). Back row, from left: Brendan Bolda (brown/black stripe), Joe Kuder (green/blue stripe), Kody Robitailla (white/yellow stripe), Michael Spooner (white/yellow stripe), Gavin Deau (white/yellow stripe) and Charlie Smoot (white/yellow stripe). Not pictured are Marcus McGuire (brown belt) & Imran Chaudhry. ... Flivvers-Gremlins (Continued from page 1-B) “I thought it was a pretty even game,” Houghton coach Corey Markham said. “But our power play was absolutely pathetic. The story of the game is we didn’t convert. We had a lot of chances and didn’t do anything with it. It was absolutely horrible.” Raymond Brice made it 3-2 at 11:18 of the second, and Trevor Matson tied it up just over a minute later, both scores coming at even strength. “We did a good job to come back to get it to 3-3,” Markham said. “But from the point on, we had a lot of power play chances in the third, and our power play was pathetic.” Kingsford held a 32-14 advantage in shots. Coe stopped 11 for Kingsford, CRANDON, Wis. — A dismal first quarter put Florence in a hole they could not climb out of in a 73-56 Northern Lakes boys basketball loss to Crandon here Tuesday night. “We had just an absolutely horrible start,” Bobcats coach Tom Beck said. “We had 12 turnovers in the first quarter, unforced, and it led to uncontested layups.” Jackson Baumgart led Florence with 15 points. Austin Herman scored 14. “Herman and Baumgart played nice games for us,” Beck said. “We made a nice run and cut it to 11 with about a minute to play, but then we had to foul.” Dillon Crawford’s 22 paced the Cardinals. Florence also dropped the junior varsity contest. Bobcats (4-12, 4-10) host Goodman Thursday. Florence 6 20 10 20 — 56 Crandon 23 15 19 16 — 73 FLORENCE: Baumgart 15, Herman 14, Kerscher 9, Houtari 8, DeCamara 4, Friberg 2, Nelson 2, Doda 2. FT: 5-9. F: 12. CRANDON: Crawford 22, Kincaid 19, Ginter 14, Flannery 12, Sekel 6. FT: 6-10. F: 12. FG shooting — Florence 23-49; Crandon 31-50. 3-pt FGs — Ginter (4), Herman (3), Kerscher (2), Kincaid. Rebounding — Florence 20 (Baumgart 8); Crandon 37. while Peltier turned away 28 for the Gremlins. “We played sloppy, and had too many penalties,” Peterson said. “We’re lucky to win. We do that against a team with a great power play and its going to be all over with.” Goodman 81, Phelps 55 Kingsford (15-4) plays GOODMAN, Wis. — at Bayport Saturday. Goodman-Armstrong Creek Houghton 1 2 0 0 — 3 snapped a scoring slump Kingsford 0 3 0 1 — 4 and three-game losing First period streak with an 81-55 NorthH — Marshall Kemppainen (Drake Anderson, Trevor Matt- ern Lakes Conference boys son), 10:00. basketball rout of Phelps Second Period here Tuesday. K — Cody Crockford (unassisted), 5:49. “It’s all about shooting,” K — Matt Wiitanen (Jay PietiFalcons coach John Osterla), 6:23. K — Sean Ryan (unassisted), mann said. “The kids made SH, 9:10. a couple and they seemed to H — Raymond Brice (unassistplay harder.” ed), 11:18. H — Mattson (Kemppainen, Dillon Church’s 22 Brice), 12:46. points sparked the Falcons, Third period No scoring followed by Brennen PierOvertime K — Wiitanen (Tyler Szabo, Ted quet, 18 points and nine rebounds; Grant Rocque, 14 Pietila), 2:05. Wrestling Milwaukee 92, Toronto 74 Memphis 105, Okla. City 101, OT Minnesota 112, Houston 108 Wednesday’s Games Detroit at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Charlotte at Indiana, 7 p.m. New Orleans at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Orlando at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. San Antonio at Toronto, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at Washington, 7 p.m. Clippers at New York, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at Utah, 9 p.m. Dallas at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Denver at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5 Team Districts Iron Mountain and Norway at West Iron County Skiing Wednesday, Feb. 9 Mt. Ripley. Volleyball Iron Mountain-Kingsford Community Schools Women’s Volleyball League standings (second round, after Feb. 7): Pro hockey DIVISION ONE — BK Enterprises 19-11, DeBakker Construction 18-7, Northern Michigan Bank 13-17, Shirt Tails 12-18, Pit Stop 8-17. DIVISION TWO — Nordic Grocery 25-10, Greenleafs 18-17, Witynski 2510, Forward Financial 13-22, Sets in the City 20-15, FNB-Niagara 21-14, Bullseyes to Badguys 15-20, Sol Blu/Droese Construction 3-32. DIVISION THREE — VAMC 21-14, State Bank of Florence 26-9, NLJ Pt Center 24-11, Big Ten/Edwards Auto 11-24, Family Chiropractic 1322, Carey Contracting/Service Master 10-25. DIVISION FOUR — Blagec Brothers 27-8, Woodward/Northern Products 22-13, Misfits 22-13, Petschar Construction 14-21, FNBIron Mountain/Kingsford 7-28, T&G United 13-22. Thursday, Feb. 10 Kingsford at Marquette Iron Mountain at Negaunee Norway vs. Ishpeming at Republic Forest Park at West Iron County Stephenson at North Central Boys basketball Pro basketball Tuesday’s Prep Scores Bessemer 72, Lac Courte Oreilles, Wis. 30 Chassell 66, Calumet 57 Eben Junction Superior Central 76, Rapid River 52 Hancock 54, Baraga 52 Houghton 67, Painesdale Jeffers 35 North Dickinson 55, Forest Park 43 L’Anse 60, Ontonagon 55 Lake Linden-Hubbell 68, EwenTrout Creek 64, OT Marquette 53, Gladstone 35 Munising 62, Big Bay de Noc 50 Norway 61, Gwinn 44 Paradise Whitefish 58, Hannahville 52 Powers North Central 75, Republic-Michigamme 28 Rock Mid Peninsula 57, Bark River-Harris 49 St. Ignace LaSalle 62, Brimley 48 Washburn, Wis. 63, Ironwood 56 West Iron County 53, Kingsford 52 Coleman 48, Wausaukee 45 Crandon 73, Florence 56 Crivitz 69, Lena 62 Green Bay Notre Dame 50, Menominee, Mich. 28 Laona 68, Elcho 34 Northland Pines 57, Niagara 33 Pembine 45, Wabeno 36 Peshtigo 34, Suring 24 National Basketball Assoc. All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Boston 38 13 .745 — New York 26 24 .520 11 1/2 Philadelphia 24 27 .471 14 New Jersey 15 37 .288 23 1/2 Toronto 14 38 .269 24 1/2 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 38 14 .731 — Atlanta 33 19 .635 5 Orlando 33 20 .623 5 1/2 Charlotte 22 29 .431 15 1/2 Washington 13 37 .260 24 Central Division W L Pct GB Chicago 34 16 .680 — Indiana 21 28 .429 12 1/2 Milwaukee 20 30 .400 14 Detroit 19 33 .365 16 Cleveland 8 44 .154 27 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 43 8 .843 — Dallas 36 15 .706 7 New Orleans 32 21 .604 12 Memphis 28 26 .519 16 1/2 Houston 25 29 .463 19 1/2 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 33 18 .647 — Utah 31 22 .585 3 Denver 30 22 .577 3 1/2 Portland 28 24 .538 5 1/2 Minnesota 13 39 .250 20 1/2 Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Lakers 36 16 .692 — Phoenix 24 25 .490 10 1/2 Golden State 22 28 .440 13 L.A. Clippers 19 32 .373 16 1/2 Sacramento 12 36 .250 22 Thursday, Feb. 10 Laona at Pembine Goodman at Florence Girls basketball Tuesday’s Prep Scores DeTour 50, Mackinaw City 27 Ishpeming 43, Gladstone 36 Westwood 48, Iron Mountain 47 Kingsford 67, Escanaba 63, 3OT Manistique 56, Newberry 39 Negaunee 29, Munising 19 Ontonagon 39, L’Anse 37 Paradise Whitefish 28, Hannahville 24 Sault Area 48, Alpena 34 Marinette 58, Sturgeon Bay 56 Northland Pines 59, Niagara 42 Oconto 62, Coleman 50 Tuesday’s Games Philadelphia 117, Atlanta 83 Orlando 101, L.A. Clippers 85 San Antonio 100, Detroit 89 Miami 117, Indiana 112 National Hockey League All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OTPts GF GA Philadelphia 53 35 13 5 75 180 137 Pittsburgh 55 34 17 4 72 165 126 56 29 23 4 62 155 138 Rangers New Jersey 54 20 30 4 44 116 156 Islanders 53 17 29 7 41 131 174 Northeast Division GP W L OTPts GF GA Boston 53 30 16 7 67 161 119 Montreal 54 30 19 5 65 139 131 52 25 22 5 55 152 153 Buffalo 54 23 26 5 51 143 169 Toronto Ottawa 54 17 29 8 42 119 178 Southeast Division GP W L OTPts GF GA Tampa Bay 55 33 17 5 71 168 169 Washington 55 29 16 10 68 150 136 Carolina 54 26 21 7 59 161 167 Atlanta 56 24 22 10 58 162 183 Florida 53 23 24 6 52 141 143 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OTPts GF GA Detroit 53 32 15 6 70 176 156 Nashville 54 28 19 7 63 141 129 Chicago 53 27 22 4 58 168 150 Columbus 53 26 22 5 57 145 163 St. Louis 52 24 20 8 56 140 154 Northwest Division GP W L OTPts GF GA Vancouver 54 35 10 9 79 183 127 Calgary 55 27 21 7 61 157 161 Minnesota 52 27 20 5 59 135 138 Colorado 53 25 22 6 56 164 175 Edmonton 53 16 29 8 40 133 180 Pacific Division GP W L OTPts GF GA Dallas 53 30 18 5 65 152 150 San Jose 54 29 19 6 64 152 144 Phoenix 55 27 19 9 63 156 156 Anaheim 54 29 21 4 62 146 150 Los Angeles 53 29 22 2 60 150 129 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Tuesday’s Games New Jersey 3, Carolina 2, OT Toronto 5, N.Y. Islanders 3 Columbus 4, Pittsburgh 1 San Jose 2, Washington 0 Buffalo 7, Tampa Bay 4 St. Louis 2, Florida 1 Wednesday’s Games Montreal at Boston, 7 p.m. San Jose at Columbus, 7 p.m. Nashville at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Colorado at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Ottawa at Calgary, 9:30 p.m. Chicago at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m. Anaheim at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Transactions BASEBALL Major League Baseball MLB—Suspended Washington minor league C Hector Taveras (Nationals-GCL) 25 games for his violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. National League MILWAUKEE BREWERS— Assigned RHP Roque Mercedes outright to Nashville (PCL). FOOTBALL National Football League PHILADELPHIA EAGLES— Named Johnnie Lynn secondary/cornerbacks coach and Bobby April, Jr. defensive quality control coach. Promoted David Culley to senior offensive assistant/wide receivers, James Urban assistant offensive coordinator, Doug Pederson quarterbacks coach and Duce Staley special teams quality control coach. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS— Named Keith Millard and Grady Stretz co-defensive line coaches and Tyrone Pettaway defensive quality control coach. TENNESSEE TITANS—Fired offensive coordinator Mike Heimerdinger. WASHINGTON REDSKINS— Named Chris Morgan assistant offensive line coach. COLLEGE CARTHAGE—Named Mike Yeager defensive coordinator. GEORGIA—Suspended junior TB Washaun Ealey indefinitely. MISSISSIPPI—Announced WR Jesse Grandy will leave the program after the spring semester because of a family illness. WAKE FOREST—Dismissed freshman F Melvin Tabb from the men’s basketball team for the rest of the season for conduct detrimental to the team. College basketball Tuesday’s Men’s Scores EAST Buffalo 72, Cent. Michigan 43 Princeton 62, Penn 59, OT SOUTH Clemson 77, Boston College 69 Kentucky 73, Tennessee 61 Xavier 65, Georgia 57 MIDWEST Cincinnati 71, DePaul 68 Drake 67, Creighton 64 Evansville 70, N. Iowa 62 IPFW 95, Chicago St. 50 Purdue 67, Indiana 53 S. Illinois 56, Wichita St. 53 FAR WEST San Diego St. 85, Utah 53 BIG TEN CONFERENCE Conference All Games W L PCT W L PCT Ohio St. 11 0 1.000 24 0 1.000 Purdue 8 3 .727 19 5 .792 Wisconsin 7 3 .700 17 5 .773 Illinois 5 5 .500 15 8 .652 Minnesota 5 6 .455 16 7 .696 Penn St. 5 6 .455 12 10 .545 Michigan St. 5 6 .455 12 11 .522 Northwestern4 7 .364 14 8 .636 Michigan 4 7 .364 14 10 .583 Iowa 3 8 .273 10 13 .435 Indiana 3 9 .250 12 13 .480 & points and 19 rebounds, and Kevin Kowalkowski, 14 points. “Our big kids, Pierquet and Rocque, did a good job offensively and defensively,” Ostermann said. The Falcons also recorded 19 steals. Goodman (11-5 overall, 9-4 NLC) visits Florence on Thursday. Phelps 9 16 17 13 — 55 Goodman 18 22 17 24 — 81 PHELPS: Doppke 2, Buell 14, Gill 14, Cirese 20, Samuelson 5. FT: 8-13. F: 17. Fouled out: Gill. GOODMAN: Rocque 14, Grebin 4, Grahn 2, Millan 7, Kowalkowski 14, Church 22, Pierquet 18. FT: 15-24. F: 17. Fouled out: Rocque, Pierquet. 3-point FG: Kowalkowski 2, Church 4, Buell 4, Gill 2, Cirese 5. Pembine 45, Wabeno 36 WABENO, Wis. — The Panthers, not “very sharp” according to Coach John Swick, turned back the Logrollers in Northern Lakes Conference boys basketball here Tuesday. “We scored well in transition but struggled in our half-court offense,” Swick said. “We also missed a lot of shots inside. “It just seemed like both teams had to grind it out on every possession.” Zac Szprejda’s 16 points, 12 rebounds, four assists and three steals led the Panthers. Austin Lorenz accounted for 14 points, 15 rebounds, four steals and three blocked shots, and Trent Heath tallied 13 points and six rebounds. Brock Verdegan scored the other Pembine bucket. Panthers (9-8 overall, 76 NLC), working on a fivegame winning streak, host Laona on Thursday. Wabeno won the jayvee game 43-36. 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The Dickinson-Iron Technical Education Center A.R.M.E. is a rookie team that will spend six intense weeks designing and building an original robot for the FIRST Regional Competition scheduled for regional competition held in Traverse City on March 4-5. “Having our students involved in FIRST is not just about increasing educational opportunities in science and technology; but also instilling well-rounded life capabilities such as self-confidence, communication and leadership,” said Randy VanDenHeuvel, Electronics Robotics Instructor. “JCPenney’s sponsorship demonstrates a commitment to investing in our local youth by making participation in FIRST possible.” JCPenney’s sponsorship of 500 FIRST teams this season marks the beginning of the company’s philanthropic goal to introduce FIRST to more DNR wants hearing on killing cougars MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Department of Natural Resources’ board is set to approve public hearings on a rule that would allow landowners to kill problem cougars. Cougars are a protected species in Wisconsin. No one can shoot or trap one without first getting permission from the DNR. The closest known cougar population to Wisconsin is in South Dakota, but the Wisconsin DNR has confirmed the presence of four cougars in the state over the last three years. Under the rule, landowners, their family members and their employees would be allowed to shoot cougars in the act of attacking a domestic animal without advance permission. This is a puzzle titled with a theme. Find the listed words in the grid. They may run in any direction, but they always run in a straight line. Some letters may be used more than once when words intersect. Mark off each word as you find it, and when you have completed the list, 5there will be a number of 5 5 letters left spare. 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Working with professional engineering mentors, the team has six weeks to build a robot that can maneuver a field flanked by poles and earn points by hanging as many triangle, circle and square logo pieces on each pole as possible. Bonus points will be awarded for each robot that can hang and assemble logo pieces to form the FIRST logo as well as deploy a “mini-bot” to climb vertical poles positioned within the middle of the field. Competitions measure the effectiveness of each team’s robot and the students’ ability to collaborate effectively. Schools, communities and government acknowledge the need to improve the country’s global economic competitiveness by increasing aptitudes in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) among America’s youth. Studies show that FIRST students are three times more likely to major in engineering in college, 10 times as likely to have an apprenticeship their freshman year, more than twice as likely to pursue a science or technology career, and nearly four times as likely to pursue a career in engineering. Currently in its 20th Season, officials anticipate close to 2,100 teams will compete in 48 regionals in the U.S., Canada and Israel, as well as nine district competitions and one state championship in Michigan — all leading up to the 2011 FIRST Championship at the Edward Jones Dome, April 27-30, in St. Louis, Mo. This season, participating high school students are eligible to apply for more than $14 million in scholarships from leading universities and colleges. The Daily News, Iron Mountain-Kingsford, Michigan Wednesday, February 9, 2011 — 7-B COMICS/PUZZLES Baby Blues Kit ‘n Carlyle Herman For Better or For Worse Astrograph Celebrity Cipher Monty Arlo & Janis The Born Loser Frank & Ernest Dilbert Alley Oop Blondie Garfield For Thursday, February 10 By Bernice Bede Osol In the year ahead it will be more important than usual to keep your financial affairs in good order. Try to run a tight ship, so that your funds will not be wasted in a Cavalier manner and you’ll find that the results will be rewarding as well. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20Feb. 19) - Keep a cool head if you are being pressured to have closure on a project you started. If you move too impulsively, a mishap is likely that will set you back even further. PISCES (Feb. 20March 20) - Don’t let the thoughtless behavior of a friend anger you. If you realize that everybody has bad moments at times, you might be able to get past this misstep and forgive and forget. ARIES (March 21April 19) - Just because somebody asks doesn’t mean you have to comply with this person’s wishes. Don’t let anybody pressure you into loaning out something you hold dear. TAURUS (April 20May 20) - Making demands on someone else’s time or property could put you in a bad light with those who have to work with you. You might get what you want now, but at what price? GEMINI (May 21June 20) - Before losing your temper with someone, make sure it isn’t your own behavior that is out of line. It will only make you look worse if blow over selfishly wanting your own way. CANCER (June 21July 22) - Don’t feel compelled to respond to questions that are too personal or none of anybody’s business. Just because a friend is curious is not a good enough reason to comply. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) - Strive to keep your wits about you in all of your one-on-one dealings with others, especially if you have to deal with someone who is unduly hostile or argumentative. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) - The least thing you should expect is automatic compliance if you are too bossy or dictatorial with any of your co-workers. If you want a favor, ask nicely. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) - Be careful not to get drawn into the thoughtless actions of a friend. This person could draw you into a situation where you’ll be held equally accountable for his/her reckless behavior. SCORPIO (Oct. 24Nov. 22) - Stick-to-itiveness is essential if you hope to be successful in what you attempt to do. If you’re not prepared to follow things through to the finish, don’t start the project. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) - Be particularly attentive to any task you take on, especially those you consider to be routine. If you’re mind is not on what you’re doing, you could easily have a mishap. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) - Unless you closely monitor your financial affairs or the handling of a prized possession, a mishap could occur when you’re not looking. Protect what is yours. Jumble Crossword 8-B— The Daily News, Iron Mountain-Kingsford, Michigan Wednesday, February 9, 2011 AREA NEWS Stink bug found in Michigan LANSING — The Michigan Department of Agriculture (MDA) has confirmed the presence of brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB), Halyomorpha halys in Michigan. The identity of two specimens — one from Berrien County and the other from Eaton County — were collected by Michigan State University students and verified by USDA entomologists in late January. This is the first confirmation of this pest in the state. BMSB can be a serious pest of a variety of fruits, vegetables, field crops, and ornamental plants. In its native range, it feeds on a wide variety of host plants. In Michigan, potentially impacted fruits include apples, peaches, and mulberries. It has also been reported on many ornamental plants, weeds, soybeans and beans for human consumption. Feeding on tree fruits such as apples results in a characteristic distortion referred to as “cat facing,” that renders the fruit unmarketable as a fresh product. “Exotic pests such as the brown marmorated stink bug pose a serious threat to the economic health of Michigan’s $71.3 billion agri-food industry and our 53,000 farmers,” said Keith Creagh, MDA director. “MDA and Michigan State University researchers will work in concert to both identify control recommendations for our agriculture community as well as monitor this pest’s spread in the state.” Brown marmorated stink bug is native to eastern Asia and was first discovered in the U.S. in Allentown, Pa. in 1998. Since then, it has spread quickly and now inhabits most eastern states, State Agriculture Depar tment officials confirm brown marmorated stink bug in Michigan. as well as California and Oregon. BMSB superficially resembles several common species of stink bug native to Michigan. Stink bugs can also be a significant indoor nuisance, entering homes in large numbers in the fall in search of protected overwintering sites — a behavior it shares with another exotic pest, the multicolored Asian lady beetle. Adults are approximately 17 millimeters long and are shades of brown on both the upper and lower body surfaces. They are the typical “shield” shape of other stink bugs, almost as wide as they are long. To distinguish them from other stink bugs, look for lighter bands on the antennae and darker bands on the membranous, overlapping part at the rear of the front pair of wings. They have patches of coppery or bluish-metallic colored punctures (small rounded depressions) on the head and pronotum. The name “stink bug” refers to the scent glands located on the dorsal surface of the abdomen and the underside of the thorax. “Currently, the best available method for controlling BMSB indoors is by sealing entry points like cracks around window and door trim, exhaust vents, air conditioners, ceiling fixtures, etc,” said Gina Davis, acting director, MDA Pesticide and Plant Pest Management Division. “Once they’ve gained entry, vacuuming live and dead bugs is the best option. Pesticide treatments are not recommended because they will not prevent additional invasions.” riage certificates, five notary public commissions, 25 concealed weapons license, 36 passport applications, 42 passport photos. Clerks records recorded: 40 circuit court civil cases, four circuit court criminal cases, 18 judgments, 40 Lisa M. Hoffmann/Daily News Photo Kathy Dyer of Aurora, Wis. stands of f of County Road N near the Menominee River bridge in Aurora. Dyer, a Pittsburgh Steelers fan, lost a Super Bowl wager made against Kevin Anderson of Aurora — and Dyer’s fellow employees at the Forward Financial Credit Union. A condition of the bet was that she stand on the corner in Aurora, dressed in Packers gear, holding a sign stating that her team lost the Super Bowl. She was there for one hour, saluting the NFL champions. Dickinson prosecutor details January activity IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County Prosecuting Attorney Stephanie Brule has released the following information for the month of January. The prosecutor’s office received 64 police reports from the five area law enforcement agencies and the Department of Natural Resources. Out of the reports received, 36 misdemeanor arrest warrants were authorized and four felony warrants were issued. Nineteen warrant requests were reviewed and denied and one was resubmitted to the investigating birth certificates, 28 death agency with a request for furcertificates, five assumed ther investigation. name certificates, one dissoSeven warrants were lution of assumed names or co-partnerships. Monies receipted by County Treasurer Margie Tarsi for the month was $40,307.32. Clerk issues January activity report IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County Clerk and Register of Deeds Dolly L. Cook has issued her activity report for the month of January. Clerks records issued: 169 birth certificates, 312 death certificates, four mar- Fan pays bet • NEW “Dream Well” Bedding Package • FREE Expanded Continental Breakfast • FREE Local & Long Distance Calling & Wireless Internet • Whirlpool & Fitness Center • Located One Block From The Fox River Mall 321 Metro Drive | Appleton, WI | 920.997.3121 issued for domestic violence and/or assault crimes, 11 warrants were authorized for alcohol-related offenses, 11 warrants were authorized for theft or property related offenses, two warrants were authorized for drug related offenses, six warrants were issued for various trafficrelated offenses and three warrants were authorized for fugitive from justice. Two additional citations for operating while intoxicated were also authorized by the prosecutor’s office. One abuse and neglect petition and seven juvenile petitions were also drafted and submitted to the probate court by the prosecutor’s office. The prosecutor’s office had 12 scheduled preliminary examinations and three defendants were bound over to the 41st Circuit Court for further proceedings. Numerous bench trials, motion hearings, probation violation hearings, show cause hearings and other miscellaneous hearings were conducted in the district, probate and circuit courts. In addition, there were also 13 circuit court sentencing hearings, 25 circuit court arraignments and 14 circuit court pre-trial conferences conducted.