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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 August 1st
1779: Francis Scott Key, author of the Star Spangled Banner.
1818: Maria Mitchell, the first female astronomer in the U.S.
1819: Herman Melville, author of Moby Dick
1942: Jerry Garcia, lead singer of the Grateful Dead.
1951: Jim Carroll, musician and writer of The Basketball Diaries.
August 1st
in history
1464: Piero de Medici succeeds his father, Cosimo, as ruler of Florence.
1664: The Turkish army is defeated by French and German troops at St. Gotthard, Hungary.
1689: James II's 15-week siege of Londonderry, Ireland, ends in failure.It was a shaken and demoralized English column that returned to its northern Irish base at Newry on the evening of May 28, 1595.
1740: Thomas Arne's song Rule Britannia is performed for the first time.
1759: British and Hanoverian armies defeat the French at the Battle of Minden, Germany.