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,..,,,, ftlWIIIIJ/JtJr I, 28114 What exactly is the "Cool Cities" initiative, anyway? Editors Note: This is the second in a series of articles dealing with the "Cool Cit- ies" initiative in Alpena. By Glen Lenard A&E/Perspectives Editor By Crystal Nelson Staff Writer "Cool Cities," which started as a statewide program, is hitting close to home now that Alpena has been selected as one of f o u r Northern Michigan Cities. Onnuiy efforts to revive the look of Alpena by constructing a downtown river front pedestrian walkway have already begun. The community has plans of constructing this walkway while giving special attention to infrastructure, amenities, redevelopment and cultural plan. 151 project applications were submitted to the "Cool Cities" pilot program. Throughout Michigan, twenty lucky cities were chosen as "Cool," and were given a $100,000 grant to help improve their city. Eric Cline, assistant city manager, said that the grant is covering a good portion of the city's project. The grant would have originally covered Please see "Cool," page 2 INSIDE THE LUMBERJACK Features: BinghamArts Academy offers a different learning envrron- mentfor kids. Sports: umberjack basketball is back on the attack. Check out the previews Page 5. erspectives: Guest Commentary: Opposing view points on Alpena's future. Page 3. Showcase: Rhonda Snyder has the ultimate guitar collecti Herown designs. Page 8. --?:db::'btdts?tc;;;; The results ane in: Bush victorious Senator Kerry lost the bid for the Presidency, winning only 252 electoral votes (photo courtesy election, winning 286 elec- toral votes (photo courtesy ee "In the Hallways" on page 2 for student's reactions to the election, plus a complete wrap-up of local races. y Dominick Miller anaging/Sports Editor In another tight election, eorge W. Bush was able to hold his seat as President of the nited States for four more years. Bush narrowly defeated assachusetts Senator John erry for the seat. Kerry was able to secure any large states, including California, Minnesota, isconsin and Michigan, as well as many of the small states up the east coast, but Bush won just about everything else, including two important swing states, Florida and Ohio. Ohio was considered by many to be the most important state in the election, considering the large number of absentee ballots cast before the main election. Many political pundits predicted that Ohio could end up being the Florida of 2004. As it turned out, Kerry decided against pursuing any legal action in Ohio even though the vote totals were incredibly close. After the election lasted all the way through November 2 and well into th~ morning of November 3, Kerry called President Bush and officially conceded on the afternoon of the 3rd. Bush ended up winning the election with 286electoral votes, while Kerry came in with 252. ~· ezlr► ...._ ,., .... · - iS:i£:S!ii>::Z:>a:a•eir'E5Xi'tt - litttbbttttttt? 1 ••• . ••• blil ntttt

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