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Bowman throws lifeline to Saturn owners

Saturn owners haven't felt much love since their brand was discontinued. John Bowman Chevrolet means to change that. "We got you covered, and we look forward to seeing you," said Bowman, owner of the Clarkston dealership, 6750 Dixie Highway, for the past 26 years....more >>
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Buck Shots gives hometown feel

Customer appreciation is the attitude of all who work at Buck Shots Bar & Grill. "Instead of being a franchise, we want to throw more of a hometown feel in there, make people feel wanted and let them know we appreciate their business," said Owner Jim Mellema....more >>
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Born August 23rd
1755: Jean Baptiste Lislet-Geoffroy, French geographer.
1883: Jonathan Wainwright, U.S. general who fought against the Japanese on Corregidor in the Philippines and was forced to surrender.
1898: Albert Claude, biologist who won the 1974 Nobel for his work on the sub-structure of the cell. He never graduated from high school.
1912: Gene Kelly, dancer, choreographer and actor.
1931: H.O. Smith, molecular biologist credited with helping 'open the door' on genetic engineering.
August 23rd
in history
1775: King George III of England refuses the American colonies' offer of peace and declares them in open rebellion.
1821: After 11 years of war, Spain grants Mexican independence as a constitutional monarchy.
1863: Union batteries cease their first bombardment of Fort Sumter, leaving it a mass of rubble but still unconquered by the Northern besiegers.
1900: Booker T. Washington forms the National Negro Business League in Boston, Massachusetts.
1902: Fanny Farmer, among the first to emphasize the relationship of diet to health, opens her School of Cookery in Boston.