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   Daily Globe (Newspaper) - December 19, 2001, Ironwood, Michigan                               f TOP MIDGETS Hurley posts easy Indianhead Confer- ence win -WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19y 2001 ironwoooglobe.com DAY Delores Genisot i Congratulations on your retirement from the US Postal Service after 28 years as post- master in Gile. Your friend, the wood man, Dan WRlCAST TONIGHT Mostly Cloudy with scattered snow showers Lol9 THURSDAY A few flurries early, otherwise partly sunny HI 30 Page 2 IRONWOOD, MICHIGAN BUCKS HOLD OFF PESKY GRIZZLIES Big Three of Allen, Cassell Robinson combine for 69 points in victory 1 Pg. 9 GINGERBREAD CREATIONS Wakefield students par efforts on sweet treats Pg 6 GONE BOWLING Colorado State tops North Texas in New Orleans Bowl as college football s sec ond season kicks off Pg. 10 LIFETIME OF MEMORIES Coleman holds collection' of, treasures Banner Thursday INDEX '.Classfieds'....12-13 Comics V14 .'.4-5- Obituaries------.. .8 .11 Sports.'.......9-10 -Tidbits f......... Jason Globe A snowman sits atop a footbridge in Ironwood Township as snow finally begins to fall on the Gogpbic Range this morning By golly, it does snow here Indianhead Mountain set to open three runs Thursday morning WARFPIPID "With three runs ready to go, Indianhead Mountain Resort will once again be the first ski resort to open on the GCC taking action to address student housing need By MARGARET LEVRA Globe Staff Writer Student, 'Kpusmg is needed at Gogebic; Community the iol lege administration and trustees are taking action After being unbuaesshil in securing a local investor for the upcoming on campus housing project'at GGC, the board.TuesL day appnned an exploratory study-for on-campus housing be conducted by Tamkin Develop ment Corporation of Los Ange- les.'The company is considering, a 50 bed cainpub housing com plex With TDC providing develop ment construction financing and management related ser vices for a variety of public pri vate development projects throughout the United States the study will consist of a pre limmary analysis 01 all material design construction and financ mg elements for the facility which is set for completion by Feb 1 During the past several years studies have been done on the recruitment and retention of students at .GCC.v Consistent with nation wide findings the recruitment and retention of tra- ditional aged students relates directly to a strong academic program as well as to btudent said GCC President Donald Foster. With-ihput'from regional guidance counselors prospective students and their parents it was determined that GCC has a need for student housing on or near the campus he added "We ire very interested in woiking with a private investor for a student.-housmg Foster said; "We have been .look- ing-for an investor...to-build and manage apartment units for quite some time. There has been a nation-wide trend for colleges to get out of ,the housing busi ness and have management firms invest operate stu dent t The board also approved a not to exceed 000 proposal from UP Engineers and Architects of Marquette to conduct a site possible locations for the student housing complex. This analysis which will begin immediately, will be used to determine if the college has a buildable site on campus, Foster Page 2) Range said Phil Fischer director of market mg Mother Nature has finally cooperated by bringing the temperatures down enough to allow suowmakuig and grooming to take place" V. According to Fischer Fred Bertorello, manager of hill operations, arid his crew have made Indianhead ready for skiing cnthusi ;asts. The resort will welcome skiing enthusiasts once again beginning Thursday at 9 a m "Thanks to the best snowmaking crew in the Midwest we are ready to welcome all oui friends another fantastic season of skiing" Fischer said Border schools to discuss sharing programs By RALPH :ANSAMI Globe News Editor HURLEY Hurley School District will request meeting with the Ironwood dis trict about sharing sen-ices ari< personnel. At its regular monthly meet ing Tuesday, the Hurley boarc indicated it is willing to. give ;than lip service tpwarc sharing programs. "We realize there -are many legislative-, but (Iron- wood) is' the closest district-to .us and we should try and work'out something.' with said board'presiderit Joe Sharing of services between the. districts 'was 'studied "in detail about 20 years ago, .when enrollments were considerably higher, but nothing much reriilt- 1 ed from those Simqnich noted- .discussions' between Hurley and Ironwood in the past have .mainly centered on sports, but that won't' be the' case this time around. of fell by the wayside last hesa'id; Board member. Dave Pajula" made the motion to request meeting with Ironwood. District administrator .Stu Waller v. .is-instructed to "get the ball rolling" .by setting up. a meeting date. Delia Globe Jonathan Gutierrez, left, a senior foreign exchange student from Mexico will have joint custody of Baby" along with Mateus Soiiza, a'senior foreign exchange student from Luther L Wnght life skills teacher Kitti Colassaco assists Souza with the proper feeding technique for'the electronic baby as part of the school s Baby Think It Over program Electronic baby helps kids think it over By DELIA JULIANO Glotie Staff Writer IRONWOOD Students in class at Luther L Wright High School used to parent a "flour baby" lit orally made out of a sack of flour for the body and an egg for the head, but th'eri; Colassacco said, came the agfi of the electronic baby As part of the Baby Think It Over program students in Colas sacco s class recently took home a simulated baby so real it coos happy coughs burps and at times gets fussy Baby is fed with a bottle and must be in a car seat when tiavehng Each baby is designed then programmed to act'like a real 4-month-bld that must have its diaper changed, wakes its parents in the middle of the night with crying and BUY HERE PAY HERE! needs to have its head supported like an actual infant According to Colassacco all of the simulated babies are, on dif- ferent schedules just like leal babies aie Student par nts have two minutes to determine a crying babys problem and two more minutes to satisfy the baby, whether with a clean diaper a bottle or rocking the faux infant to sleep Everything the students do or don t do to care for Baby is 'recorded later downloaded on a computer. Some of the newborns sleep through the night while others are !rriore.difficult .to :care for. There are boy babies and girl babies and they arrive from dif ferent ethnic origins Expectant students don t know what they will get until then numbei is drawn out of a hat purpose of the Baby Think It Over program is to give students the knowledge they make informed decisions about parenting The program is intended to help youth under stand that infants require a great deal of time and attention infants demands are unprc :dictable and be met parenting respon- sibilities profoundly impact one's lifestyle Some 'of the 'program's objec- tives aie give students a realistic picture of the time, effort and financial implications of canng how to safely hold feed burp bathe and change an infant, understand the basics of infant physical and mental development.' how to provided safe and healthy environment and describe common infant safety hazards and health pi-pb-" lems, learn how to. prop'erly 'install an infant.car seat that becoming a parent has lifelong cbhse'-l quences. The program is designed to' help students make responsible; informed decisions about parentr ing. Is the program effective? .Stu- dents who took a baby home for a' weekend seemed to think so. Megan Oja, a junior 'at ELW; said, "It shows .it's hard-to', take care of a baby, especially when you're younger." Jamie Hardie, a senior, agreed Page 2) 1996 Oldi rim 01 Wigo ONll 6 455 'I 200 Dow :19M Jeep Cherokee '750PQBn 1993 Mercury Sable '900 Down Monday-Friday 8 m -5 p m, Saturday 8 a m -3 p m 906-932-2133 800-647-7899 THE NEXT STEP IN AUTOMOTIVE "SS? Remote Start Systems BH l'1 v V y   

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