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Mediterranean flavors at Pita Way

Brandon Bahoura earned a business marketing degree from Oakland University in 2007 and opened his first business, Pita Way in Independence Township, this past April. "I always planned to open up my own business," said Bahoura , 26, of West Bloomfield....more >>
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Spotlight's new sprung floor to help dancers' feet

With more than 20 years of dance experience, Wendy Harris knows the difference a floor can make. "Dancing on concrete floors, tiles with no give, and the shin splints and leg pain that comes with them I know what safe flooring is," said Harris, owner of Spotlight Dance Center....more >>
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Born August 20th
1886: Paul Tillich, theologian and philosopher who wrote Systematic Theology.
1890: H.P. Lovecraft, author of horror tales.
1905: Jack Teagarden, jazz trombonist.
1944: Rajiv Gandhi, Prime Minster of India.
August 20th
in history
1908: The American Great White Fleet arrives in Sydney, Australia, to a warm welcome.
1913: 700 feet above Buc, France, parachutist Adolphe Pegond becomes the first person to jump from an airplane and land safely.
1914: Russia wins an early victory over Germany at Gumbinnen.
1940: After a previous machine gun attack failed, exiled Russian Leon Trotsky is assassinated in Mexico City, with an alpine ax to the back of the head.
1940: Radar is used for the first time, by the British during the Battle of Britain. Also on this day, in a radio broadcast, Winston Churchill makes his famous homage to the Royal Air Force: Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.