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Monday, January 17, 2005

Five Things You Need to Know for Monday, January 17, 2005

Memo to thermometer: Double digit temperatures ARE allowed!!

Michigan Prep Girls Season Likely to Change
The Detroit Free Press reports that Federal courts have ruled that Michigan's prep athletics seasons discriminate against girls in some sports. Michigan is the only state to play girls volleyball in the winter, and one of two to play girls basketball outside of winter. The Michigan High School Athletic Association argues the current schedule is not discriminatory and say altering the seasons could lead to fewer girls playing sports and could also pose scheduling problems for schools.

Martin Luther King Day in Michigan
The Detroit News has a feature looking at how metro Arab-Americans are looking at Martin Luther King's message and has a comprehensive listing of the day's events around the area.
Martin Luther King Day features in the Detroit Free Press

Every Hundred Days Project - January 18, 2005
Every 100 days, the staff of Leelanau.com (the folks behind Absolute Michigan) dedicates an entire day to the production of a web site for a deserving nonprofit or community organization. Tomorrow (Tuesday, January 18 2005) a new web site for the Manitou Music Festival will be created and you are invited to follow along through the Absolute Michigan Blog.

To date, the project has created 10 web sites and has had a northern Michigan focus. Leelanau.com has elected to extend the project to the entire state of Michigan and organizations may apply online at www.leelanau.com/100/.

91% of Michigan's Teachers "Highly Qualified"
MLive.com & Booth Newspapers report that 9% of Michigan teachers must prove by the end of next school year that they are highly qualified to teach their core academic subjects under the Federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.

Making Sense of Keweenaw Snow Totals
No place in Michigan gets more snow than the Keweenaw Peninsula. As this Houghton Daily Mining Gazette reports, accurately calculating that total is no easy matter.

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