space
space
Peshtigo Times
space
space
space
Perspectives
* From our readers
space
space
Sports Shorts
* UPIR Fall Classic Wraps Season, Crowns 2014 Champions
* Coleman, Peshtigo In Five-Game Thriller; Crivitz Over Wausaukee, Lena at Home
* Area Runners Place Well In Shawano
* Another Winning Week For Area Teams
* Busy Week For M-O Volleyball As Rangers, Bulldogs And Badgers Win

space
Peshtigo Fire
space
e-Edition
Now Available
For more information
click here
dot
THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
space
dot
space

From our readers

Students Speak Out

Nuclear Weapons Should be on Standby

The United States should have nuclear weapons on hand and ready to use. According to the Arms Control Association (ACA), the U.S. has about 2,500 nuclear weapons. The U.S. already dismantled some of them, while other countries are developing more. If we don’t have nuclear weapons on hand, other countries could take advantage of us.

What if a scenario similar to the Cuban Missile Crisis happens again? It’s very unlikely that the United States could bluff their way through a situation to that extent. Especially when the majority of United States citizens would be killed or seriously affected. I’d rather not depend my life on a politician’s poker face.

In 1968 the U.S. and a couple other countries were seeking to prevent nuclear weapons from becoming more powerful. Those countries started the Nonproliferation Treaty. Pakistan, India, Israel, North Korea, Iran and Libya did not participate in this treaty. In present time these countries are all thought to be pursuing nuclear activities.

Another reason why we can’t get rid of nuclear weapons is because if we get rid of them we can’t just magically get rid of the waste. If we start dismantling nuclear weapons, what would we do with all the uranium and plutonium? Today’s way of dealing with these toxic chemicals is to leave them sit for 1000 years to become less radioactive. The process of dismantling these weapons is very costly and so is keeping people on guard to protect this nuclear waste. We need to preserve these weapons instead of destroying them.

This topic is very serious and it affects millions. The United States needs to keep their amount of nuclear weapons instead of depleting that number drastically, while other countries are developing more. These are my reasons to keep nuclear weapons on standby.

Justin Fischer

Privacy Invasion and Health Risks, Is It Worth It?

Child pornography could be happening in airports around you today. Full body scanners used in some U.S. airports show full body images that could be captured and sold as pornography.

Strip searches are similar to the full body scanners, but neither protects our privacy. Governments of all states do not have the legal rights or issues to have a strip search done, unless absolutely necessary. Full body scanners conduct the same search behind walls. Governments are practically conducting strip searches in airports daily.

Gizmodo, a technology website, has researched and found that in November 2010, Florida Courthouse U.S. Marshalls had saved over 30,000 picture images of the body scans of visitors.

Not only do full body scanners invade our privacy, they also can pose health risks for passengers. According to Senator Susan Collins, a representative of Maine, “While the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has told the public the amount of radiation emitted from these machines is small, passengers and some scientific experts have raised questions about the impact, or repeated exposure, to this radiation.”

In conclusion, full body scanners should be banned from airports because of the privacy invasion and health risks they can cause. Airports do not need a scanner that could harm young children and other passengers.

Kayla Gillespie

Life or Death

If murdering someone puts you in jail and is illegal in the state of Wisconsin, then why isn’t abortion? In the state of Wisconsin, women can abort or kill their fertilized egg (baby) and it’s okay, but if you stab someone you can go to jail. According to Eric Webb, an obstetrical doctor, “With the union of the egg and sperm is life and genetically human.” He also states that 50 million babies have been murdered (aborted) since Roe vs. Wade was decided in 1973.

After abortions, there are many problems that a lot of women don’t know about, and that doctors don’t tell them. Many of the problems are physical and emotional behavior. According to the Post-Abortion Syndrome Symptoms, Ramah International, 44% of the post-abortion patients complained of nervous disorders, 36% of the women experienced sleeps disorders. They had dreams about their babies coming back and about what their baby would have been and looked like. Because of that, 31% had regrets about the abortion, and would then have stress disorders. 11% of the 31% get prescribed to psychotrophic medicine because of the stress and other mental mind disorders.

Another problem is the medical risks after abortions, that the doctors don’t tell you about. According to Terri K. Riesser and Paul C. Reisser from Identifying and Overcoming Post-Abortion Syndrome, women who abort face a 50% increase in breast cancer. They also have a 60% increase in their risk for an abruption placenta in their future pregnancies. If a woman does have an abruption placenta, it can lead to extreme and severe life-threatening bleeding. Women who have an ectopic pregnancy have a 12% higher risk of dying in future pregnancies.

Lastly, instead of aborting it there is adoption. According to the Center of the Bio-Ethical Reform, 42 million babies are aborted or killed in the United States. About 1 million of these are in Wisconsin. Because of it, the 50,000 couples that want to adopt can’t since there aren’t enough babies put up for adoption.

If you don’t want a kid, then you should have safe sex, or just don’t have sex at all. Just because the fetus/baby doesn’t have a brain when it’s aborted doesn’t mean they’re not human like us. If you do get pregnant and don’t want the baby, then you can put it up for adoption. There’s no need to kill the innocent baby for your mistake. Please consider these reasons, and take a stand against murdering babies.

Tillie Hayes

The Effects of Child Abuse

Hundreds of thousands of children in the United States are estimated to be victims of sexual, physical or emotional abuse. According to the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center, “In a study of 17,000 adults, those abused as children were more likely to become suicidal; more likely to have heart disease, cancer, chronic lung disease and liver disease; twice as likely to be smokers; twice as likely to become severely obese; twice as likely to become alcoholics; and three times as likely to develop a drug addiction.

Abuse creates many costs. 22% of the maltreated children have learning disorders requiring special education, which means that when children go into the hospital they have to pay for all of the hospitalization, health care, and child welfare and more, which costs over 284 million a day. This was from the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center. According to the Prevent Child Abuse America Association, “Across the nation there has been a great progress in work to improve the health and well-being of children. But the turbulent economy and the budget cutting that has come with it threaten to derail efforts to prevent child abuse and neglect at a moment when it is needed the most.”

Physical abuse is a huge problem. And solving abuse. The American Medical Association reports, “That preventing child maltreatment may be a key factor in preventing youth violence. Intervention may prevent future domestic violence and dating violence.” If we would just do one little thing to stop physical abuse it could eventually stop teenage violence. According to the opposing viewpoint directors, “That most people would agree and say that sexually assaulting or causing serious harm to a child is child abuse.” But most people don’t report child abuse because the adults don’t think that the abuse that they have witnessed is actually child abuse. Report it even if you don’t think that it is a real problem. “Physical abuse may seem like it isn’t a huge deal but it is because over 3 million children are physically abused each year (that are reported),” says the opposing viewpoint’s directors. Reporting it right away might help solve the abuse that is happening.

And my last reason is that emotional abuse seriously affects children. According to the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center, “Emotional abuse is any pattern of behavior that impairs a child’s emotional development or sense of self-worth, including constant criticism, threats and rejection.” So how would you know the difference between emotional abuse and if a child is not feeling good? According to the Opposing viewpoint’s directors, “A major problem in dealing with child abuse is that the child welfare agencies are underfunded and understaffed that they lack tons of resources to investigate the life of the child.” Emotional abuse affects many children, but since most people don’t know when child abuse is happening or even if it is child abuse, they won’t report it.

We could do a lot more to prevent child abuse. Hundreds of thousands of children are estimated to be victims of sexual, physical and emotional abuse. If we had some people in daycares that would report it right away once they see abuse going on, we would be saving hundreds of children’s lives. If you see a bruise on a child’s leg and then you find more the next day, report it so that child can get some help to avoid the abuse from his/her guardian. “Prevention of child abuse and neglect requires public education and a commitment from the communities to provide social, emotional and financial support systems for families,” says the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center. We could do more to help the children that need it.

Sincerely,

Megan Johnson


Recent stories, opinions and photos

Issue Date Department Headline
09-17-2014Sports
UPIR Fall Classic Wraps Season, Crowns 2014 Champions

09-17-2014Sports
Coleman, Peshtigo In Five-Game Thriller; Crivitz Over Wausaukee, Lena at Home

09-17-2014Sports
Area Runners Place Well In Shawano

09-17-2014Sports
Another Winning Week For Area Teams

09-17-2014Perspectives
From our readers

09-17-2014Perspectives
Tales from the old-timer

09-17-2014Perspectives
Country Cousin

09-17-2014Obituaries
Roberta L. Shelby

09-17-2014Obituaries
Eleanor E. Robinette

09-17-2014Obituaries
Roger E. Pillsbury

09-17-2014Obituaries
Otis E. Goltz

09-17-2014Obituaries
Barb Christensen

09-17-2014Obituaries
Elizabeth J. Baumann

09-17-2014Obituaries
Betty L. Woller

09-17-2014Obituaries
Joyce Wieck

09-17-2014Obituaries
Patricia J. (White) Utley

09-17-2014Obituaries
Mary L. Swanson

09-17-2014Obituaries
Robert T. Sandahl

09-17-2014Obituaries
Monica M. Rymer

09-17-2014Obituaries
Donald L. Noack

09-17-2014Obituaries
Marie T. Naffzinger

09-17-2014Obituaries
Michael G. Motsinger

09-17-2014Obituaries
Eleanor R. Mikula

09-17-2014Obituaries
George J. Medley

09-17-2014Obituaries
Calvin W. Krueger

09-17-2014Obituaries
Virginia Eggen

09-17-2014Obituaries
Richard S. Bozile

09-17-2014Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee Acts On Pier, Mobile Home Violation

09-17-2014Community - Wausaukee
Presbyterian Women Oct. 18 Fall Supper

09-17-2014Community - Wausaukee
Legion Post 66 Chili Fest Sept. 27

09-17-2014Community - Wausaukee
Athelstane Board Receives Public Input, Timber Check

09-17-2014Community - Crivitz
Legion Gun, Knife Show on Sept. 27

09-17-2014Community - Crivitz
19 at Even Monday Cards

09-17-2014Community - Crivitz
Wolverines Sept. 26 Tailgate Party

09-17-2014Community - Crivitz
KC Dinner For Special Friends

09-17-2014Community - Coleman
North Country Kickers Fall Dance on Sept. 27

09-17-2014Community - Coleman
KC Punt, Pass Kick is Sept. 2

09-17-2014Community - Coleman
Coleman Students Return from Educational Trip to Greece, Italy

09-17-2014Community - Coleman
Free Horseshow at Equity Park Sept. 21

09-17-2014News
Balthazor Benefit at Lee’s Foods

09-17-2014News
Grover Porterfield FD Open House is Sept. 20

09-17-2014News
Coleman Legion Flag Disposal Ceremony Sept. 27

09-17-2014News
VA to Hold POW/MIA Recognition Day Sept. 19

09-17-2014Front Page
New Platform for Old Depot, List Oct. Events

09-17-2014Front Page
Peshtigo School To Buy Industrial Park Land

09-17-2014Front Page
Peshtigo Fire, Crime Stoppers In Challenge

09-17-2014Front Page
County Health and Human Services Still Needs $443,000 From Reserves

09-17-2014Front Page
Vote 3 to 2 To Rescind Airport Security Policy

09-10-2014Sports
Busy Week For M-O Volleyball As Rangers, Bulldogs And Badgers Win

09-10-2014Sports
Second Place Finish For Demeney Racing In TORC Super Stock

09-10-2014Sports
Youth Football Kicks Off In Area

09-10-2014Sports
Peshtigo Into Win Column, Coleman Rolls

09-10-2014Perspectives
Tales from the old-timer

09-10-2014Perspectives
Country Cousin

09-10-2014Obituaries
Helen M. Wilmot

09-10-2014Obituaries
Bernice B. Vorpahl

09-10-2014Obituaries
Donald M. Umentum

09-10-2014Obituaries
Judith E. Siegrist

09-10-2014Obituaries
Bernice Shallow-Goetz

09-10-2014Obituaries
Doris M. Paulson

09-10-2014Obituaries
Wayne Paulsen

09-10-2014Obituaries
George J. Medley

09-10-2014Obituaries
Lorraine P. McCabe-Ganey

09-10-2014Obituaries
Grace A. Marcouiller

09-10-2014Obituaries
William C. Johnston Sr.

09-10-2014Obituaries
Raymond F. Hornick

09-10-2014Obituaries
Donald A. Hockers

09-10-2014Obituaries
Patricia A. Giese

09-10-2014Obituaries
Mary Jane Deterville

09-10-2014Obituaries
Jeff Coopman

09-10-2014Obituaries
Paul Rodney Wilson

09-10-2014Obituaries
Ruth Weeks

09-10-2014Obituaries
Donald J. Shampo

09-10-2014Obituaries
Frances Polzer

09-10-2014Obituaries
Carol M. Norman

09-10-2014Obituaries
Mary E. McDonald Ryan

09-10-2014Obituaries
Daniel R. Madsen

09-10-2014Obituaries
Walter Leitzke

09-10-2014Obituaries
Della M. Kamin

09-10-2014Obituaries
Gerald J. Gebhard

09-10-2014Obituaries
Ronald Fischer, Sr.

09-10-2014Obituaries
Carl “Coz” Franzen

09-10-2014Obituaries
Isabelle J. Des Jarlais

09-10-2014Obituaries
Pearl Charbonneau

09-10-2014Obituaries
Joyce B. Brumlic

09-10-2014Obituaries
Dorothy E. Brostowitz

09-10-2014Obituaries
Elizabeth J. Beauchamp

09-10-2014Obituaries
Phyllis M. Anderson

09-10-2014Obituaries
Peggy Barrows

09-10-2014Community - Wausaukee
Silver Cliff F/R Election Oct. 13

09-10-2014Community - Wausaukee
Wagner Approves Stop Sign, Get Dump Update

09-10-2014Community - Wausaukee
Leonard Doering Takes Old Glory Honor Flight

09-10-2014Community - Wausaukee
Hoover’s Sponsors Ranger BB Event

09-10-2014News
Grover Porterfield FD Open House is Sept. 20

09-10-2014News
Benefit Golf Scramble at DeSmidt’s Sept. 20

09-10-2014News
Basic Pistol Course at Squad Building

09-10-2014News
Church Raises $400 in Brat Fry

09-10-2014Community - Crivitz
Friends of Camp Bird Meet Sept. 24

09-10-2014Community - Crivitz
Shaffers Donate Food Despite Loss

09-10-2014Community - Crivitz
Crivitz Seeks Rate Increase

09-10-2014Community - Crivitz
MI To Discuss Golf Carts on Roads

09-10-2014Community - Coleman
Reservations Due for 1954 Class

09-10-2014Community - Coleman
Coleman Legion Flag Disposal

09-10-2014Community - Coleman
Plans Continue for Dollar Store in Coleman

09-10-2014Community - Coleman
Coleman School Annual, Regular Meetings Sept. 15

09-10-2014Front Page
Famous Shaffer Park Supper Club Destroyed By Fire

09-10-2014Front Page
“Diggers” Film Artifacts of Early Peshtigo Oct. 5 Week

09-10-2014Front Page
Equity Co-Op To Mark 100th Anniversary Sept. 13

09-10-2014Front Page
Marinette Courthouse Sustains Extensive Water Damage from Rain

09-10-2014Front Page
Law Enforcement Committee To Air DA Request For Help

09-03-2014Sports
Ruffed Grouse Society Banquet In Crivitz

09-03-2014Sports
Menominee Trap League Final Week

09-03-2014Sports
Want To Try Hunting? Local Hunting Events Are The Way To Go

09-03-2014Sports
Bulldogs Downed By Bears

09-03-2014Perspectives
From our readers

09-03-2014Perspectives
Tales from the old-timer

09-03-2014Perspectives
Country Cousin

09-03-2014Obituaries
Dorothy J. Van Straten

09-03-2014Obituaries
Richard L. Tessier

09-03-2014Obituaries
Matthew G. Strojny

09-03-2014Obituaries
Don J. Schroeder

09-03-2014Obituaries
Julie M. Peters

09-03-2014Obituaries
Doris M. Paulson

09-03-2014Obituaries
Elaine H. Maahs

09-03-2014Obituaries
Maurice A. Johnson

09-03-2014Obituaries
Jerome E. Hassenfeldt

09-03-2014Obituaries
Elmer Guseck

09-03-2014Obituaries
Doris S. Griger

09-03-2014Obituaries
Dorothy (Godin) Ellis

09-03-2014Obituaries
Louise Ann (Beno) Echols

09-03-2014Obituaries
Margaret Katherine (Langer) Christensen

09-03-2014Obituaries
Helen M. (Horn) Bogsted

09-03-2014Obituaries
Anne Bereza

09-03-2014Obituaries
Peggy Barrows

09-03-2014Obituaries
Warner Bachar

09-03-2014Obituaries
Phyllis M. Anderson

09-03-2014Obituaries
Marion D. Wagner

09-03-2014Obituaries
Joyce C. Shepro

09-03-2014Obituaries
Virgina Mary (Berger) Schetter

09-03-2014Obituaries
Gregory A. Sachs

09-03-2014Obituaries
Robert H. Pecotte

09-03-2014Obituaries
Philip H. Nelmark

09-03-2014Obituaries
William G. “Bill” Larson

09-03-2014Obituaries
Patricia Ann (Martini) Heck

09-03-2014Obituaries
Marietta Jean Florance

09-03-2014Obituaries
Stephen M. Feigerle

09-03-2014Community - Wausaukee
Seek Crafters, Vendors for Wausaukee Festiva

09-03-2014News
Breakfast With Veterans Sept. 11

09-03-2014News
Basic Pistol Course at Squad Building

09-03-2014News
Gillett Church Polka Mass, Fall Fest


space
Peshtigo Times
WEB Poll!
Should America do more to stop the spread of ISIS?
space Yes
No
Undecided
space
TO VOTE CLICK
YES, NO or UNDECIDED

Suggest a Question
space .
space
FRONT
space
.
space
CLASSIFIEDS
space
.
space
COMMUNITY
space
.
space
GUEST BOOK
space
.
space
NEWS
space
.
space
OBITS
space
.
space
PERSPECTIVES
space
.
space
SPORTS
space
.
space
SUBSCRIBE
space
.
space
.
space
PESHTIGO FIRE
space
.
space
CUSTOM PRINTING
space
.
space
TIMES' SAVER
space
.
space
Click for Peshtigo, Wisconsin Forecast
FORECAST
space
Quick...
News or Ad Search
Enter News key words.
Enter Ad key words.



Peshtigo Times
841 Maple St
PO Box 187
Peshtigo, WI 54157
Phone: 715-582-4541
Email:
News@
PeshtigoTimes.com

space
Fax: 715-582-4662
© 2000-2014
All right reserved
space
Powered by
WEB Media
Interactive
COMMUNITY
WEB sites