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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 April 2nd
1891: Max Ernst, German painter, sculptor and founder of surrealism.
1905: Kurt Adler, American conductor.
1905: Serge Lifar, dancer and opera director.
1914: Alec Guinness, British actor.
1948: Emmylou Harris, American singer.
April 2nd
in history
1796: Haitian revolt leader Toussaint L'Ouverture takes command of French forces at Santo Domingo.
1801: The British navy defeats the Danish at the Battle of Copenhagen.
1865: Confederate President Jefferson Davis flees Richmond, Virginia as Grant breaks Lee's line at Petersburg.
1910: Karl Harris perfects the process for the artificial synthesis of rubber.
1914: The U.S. Federal Reserve Board announces plans to divide the country into 12 districts.