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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 October 1st
1904: Vladimir Horowitz, Russian-born American virtuoso pianist.
1924: Jimmy Carter, 39th president of the U.S. (1977-1981)
1932: Albert Collins, guitarist.
1935: Julie Andrews (Julia Elizabeth Wells), actress and singer whose films include Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music.
1946: Tim O'Brien, novelist (The Things They Carried, In the Lake of the Woods).
October 1st
in history
1791: In Paris, the National Legislative Assembly holds its first meeting.
1839: The British government decides to send a punitive naval expedition to China.
1847: Maria Mitchell, American astronomer, discovers a comet and is elected the same day to the American Academy of Arts---the first woman to be so honored. The King of Denmark awarded her a gold medal for her discovery.
1856: The first installment of Gustav Flaubert's novel Madame Bovary appears in the Revue de Paris after the publisher refuses to print a passage in which the character Emma has a tryst in the back seat of a carriage.
1864: The Condor, a British blockade-runner, is grounded near Fort Fisher, North Carolina. Father John B. Tabb, an unreconstructed Rebel to the end, had served the Confederacy aboard blockade runners.