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Game for grandma

When Travis Smith suits up this Saturday for the third annual Football for a Cure, he will be thinking of his grandmother, Marcia Leavy, who died of colon cancer in January 2002. "It is really emotional," said the senior defensive back and wide receiver for the Clarkston Varsity football team....more >>
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Cash Cows are the bomb

Moo-ove on over lacrosse teams the Cash Cows are dominating the field. They became champions at the Cherry Bomb tournament in Traverse City for the high school "A" division, held July 29-31....more >>
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Born September 20th
1842: Lord James Dewar, physician who invented the vacuum flask and cordite, the first smokeless powder.
1878: Upton Sinclair, author best known today for The Jungle.
1884: Maxwell Perkins, editor, the first to publish F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway and Thomas Wolfe.
1885: Ferdinand Lamenthe (Jelly Roll Morton), jazz pianist, composer and singer, one of the first to orchestrate jazz music.
1891: Lamine Gueye, Senegalese political leader.
September 20th
in history
1830: The National Negro Convention convenes in Philadelphia with the purpose of abolishing slavery.
1850: The slave trade is abolished in the District of Columbia.Dedicated Massachusetts abolitionist Silas Soule ironically gave his life for the red man, not the black.
1853: The Allies defeat the Russians at the battle of Alma on the Crimean Peninsula.
1863: Union troops under George Thomas prevent the Union defeat at Chickamauga from becoming a rout, earning him the nickname the Rock of Chickamauga. Desperate stand at Chickamauga.
1934: Bruno Hauptmann arrested for the kidnapping and murder of the Lindbergh baby.B.F. Mahoney was the 'mystery man' behind the Ryan company that built Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis.