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Monday, January 31, 2005

Five Things You Need to Know for Monday, January 31, 2005

My dream job is to coach the Pistons ... wonder if Larry Brown has a dream to make web sites..?

State Superintendant of Schools Resigns
The Detroit Free Press reports that State Superintendant of Schools Tom Watkins resigned Saturday, preempting a special meeting of state Board of Education to decide his future.

Control-Alt-You're Fired: Hazards of Online Posting by Employees
The Detroit News has a story about a Kmart employee being fired for posting confidential company information on a message board. The article lists several examples and underscores that employees need to think about company policies as they relate to chat rooms, blogs and email.

Middle School Basketball Player Draws National Attention
The Detroit news reports that Juwan Moody, student at Madison Middle School in Pontiac is drawing national attention. Colleges from Oakland to Duke have sent him information and agents have contacted him. We hate to editorialize, but we're talking about a 12-year-old boy here!

Great Lakes Freighter Food & the Ship's Steward
The Detroit Free Press has an interesting feature on the importance of the ship's steward and the elaborate meals they prepare aboard Great Lakes freighters. "A bad steward can spoil a good crew," said Steve Pringle. "There are days of monotony on these trips and sometimes the food is all you're looking forward to."

New Reference Book for Michigan Schools
Michigan and southwest Ontario received a new reference book called Explore our Natural World: A Biodiversity Atlas of the Lake Huron to Lake Erie Corridor, created by Lisa Appel. The book features more than 130 pages of color charts, graphs, text and pictures of the various forms of wildlife in the Blue Water Area's back yard.
More about the book "Explore Our Natural World: A Biodiversity Atlas of the Lake Huron to Lake Erie Corridor"

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