Mar 14-02

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2002: March: Mar 14-02
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Photo by Charlie Hopper to the mine shaft house    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Charlie Hopper

Charlie at Pasty Central on Thursday, March 14, 2002 - 07:08 am:

As I inched my way across the glazed parking lot at Quincy Mine, it reminded me of when my daughter Becky gave me my first and last skating lesson. It was about 11 years ago, on a clear ice patch of Lake Superior below the dunes in Eagle River. The surface was much like the pictures above - rough and bumpy, extremely slick. I spent most of that session in a horizontal posture, wondering how hockey players are immune to gravity.

My skating career ended that day, but Becky went on to become a hockey player herself. In case you missed it earlier this week, Becky is among the team going to Anchorage, Alaska next month, to represent Michigan Tech in national competition.

Our thanks to the many friends who have contributed toward the team's travel this week. Be sure to email or call Becky with the address to send your "thank-you" Pasty Cam 2002 color calendar. For more details, see the discussion of March 12.

From the website of the Women's Hockey Club at MTU

By Becky, Lansing MI on Thursday, March 14, 2002 - 11:45 am:

Congrats to the hockey team!!! I hope to get a calendar but am curious why this team doesn't fall under Title IX and receive support from the school

By Becky,Mi on Thursday, March 14, 2002 - 04:09 pm:

Hello everyone. Just wanted to remind you that you should check out the 'tree of hope' auction at
These ornaments were made by many talented people of Michigan. They were on the capital tree in Washington for christmas and now you can bid or just see them.

By Rick G. , Phx, AZ on Thursday, March 14, 2002 - 05:09 pm:

I remember now why we moved to Phoenix. Still love getting up to Houghton in the summer though :)

By Becky H, MI on Thursday, March 14, 2002 - 05:48 pm:

Thanks again for all the support we have received for the women's hockey team. Just to tell you why we do not fall under Title IX..
Title IX requires all institutions or programs that receive federal funding to
provide equal opportunities and resources for both males and females (based
on proportion of students and all kinds of other stuff).

Since we are not a varsity program and just a club, The school is not required to give us support. And if the argument is, "Then they
should have a varsity women's hockey team," the reason Tech doesn't have to
is because they are in compliance in terms of proportions of athletes to
students for males and females.

By Martha K., Pinckney, MI on Thursday, March 14, 2002 - 07:38 pm:

Your segue from the outdoor ice to the indoor ice was very nicely done, Charlie. And Title IX or not, I bet the women's male counterparts there at Tech are just a tiny bit jealous.

By mary beauchamp sullivan las vegas, nv on Saturday, March 16, 2002 - 01:12 pm:

wow unreal, i just left there the 5th of march after a weeks vacation. i now know why i never have gone home in so many years in the winter. my feet finally warmed up when i got back to vegas. will be a very long time before i go back in the winter again. stay warm everyone.

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